Cycling 101 | Choosing Your First Road Bike

Cycling 101 | Choosing Your First Road Bike


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Bike Specs & Reviews Playlist:

Bananiac’s guide to choosing your first road bike. Should you buy carbon fiber or aluminum (alloy) frame? Should you get an aero, climbing/traditional, or endurance road bike? Should you get a compact, mid-compact, or standard crank? What cassette should you get? All are answered in this video.

Popular aero bikes:
• Specialized Venge/Venge Vias (Carbon)
• Giant Propel (Composite)
• Canyon Aeroroad (Carbon)
• BMC Timemachine (Carbon/Alloy)
• Pinarello Dogma (Carbon)

Popular climbing/traditional bikes:
• Specialized Tarmac (Carbon)
• Giant TCR (Composite)
• Canyon Ultimate (Carbon)
• BMC Teammachine (Carbon/Alloy)

Popular endurance bikes:
• Specialized Roubaix (Carbon)
• Giant Defy (Composite/Alloy)
• Canyon Endurance (Carbon)
• BMC Gran Fondo (Carbon/Alloy)

• Compact Crank (50×34): Ideal for climbing
• Mid-Compact Crank (52×36): Good for climbs and sprints
• Standard Crank (53×39): Ideal for flats and sprints

• 11-32t: Best for massive climbs
• 11-28t: All-round cycling
• 11-25t: Mostly flats with a few hills
• 11-23t: Best for flat and sprint courses

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