While the first thing that comes to mind might be an image of the Tour de France, road bikes can also be great for a less intense riding experience. Schwinn Road Bikes are bikes that are used on paved trails and roads; hence the name. They are lightweight and great for riding longer distances, commuting, and for physical fitness.
Road bikes come with one of two distinct handlebar styles; drop-bar and flat-bar. Drop-bars are much more common. Road bikes are generally made up of two types of materials: aluminum and carbon.
There are several types of pedals that you can use while on a road bike including platform pedals, caged pedals, and clipless pedals. Road bikes tend to have skinny, narrow tires.
In the past, road bikes were almost uniformly designed to have just one form of brake, rim brakes; but disc brakes are becoming more popular in this category.
Road bikes tend to have more of an aggressive body position compared to the other categories of bicycles. A road bike will be most comfortable and enjoyable if you get a bike with a frame that is the right size fit for you.
Fit and a proper, relaxed, body position on a road bike is key for a comfortable, pain-free ride. If you are unsure how to fit your road bikes to your body’s needs, a bike shop can help properly fit you.
"The Fastback 3 (for both men and women) isn't made to race in the Tour de France, but instead sticks to what Schwinn does best by becoming an intro for people who want to try out the feel of a road bike."
- Jakob Schiller, Element.ly Blog