If you are new to cycling then buying your first road bike can in itself seem a simple task until you start to look at the many options which can appear endless!!
Firstly you need to know what you want out of the bike, it's no good buying the top of the range Pinarello riden to glory by Bradley Wiggins in the 2012 Tour De France if you intend to do a daily ten mile commute to work and back in the best the British weather can throw at you! So do I need to spend £200 or do I need to sell the car and spend £10,000, what the hell do I need?
When you are not used to a road bike a test ride is as much use as a chocolate fire-guard as you all of them will probably feel wrong to begin with! Continue reading