Carbon is a plastic reinforced with carbon fibres and bonded with epoxy resin. Carbon is characterised by extreme stiffness and low weight. Thanks to the latest production methods, the manufacturers have managed to keep the frames extremely sturdy and stylish. In the past carbon was considered exotic and problematic, but now this material has also been successfully used in mountainbiking. In the professional series, there is no longer a driver who would not bet on carbon. The stiffness ensures that all the power used is propelled and the carbon absorbs disturbing vibrations, resulting in increased comfort. Due to the improved arrangement of the fibres, frame cracks and fractures due to the application of punctual forces are no longer a major issue.
Your bike, your choice
The ambitious driver faces almost the same selection as her male colleagues. The great success of this series is due not least to the factory and professional drivers, who have enjoyed unbelievable success in recent years. Gone are the days when ladies' bikes were simply painted differently! The frames are specifically adapted to the female requirements and the equipment ranges from beginners to Olympics. The appearance has also been adapted to modern requirements. The current models combine sportiness and an aggressive look with chic and fresh colours. In terms of price and equipment, these models serve the middle to upper class.
Disc brake, or rim brake?
The disc brake continues your triumphant advance unabated. Road bikes were the last bastion of the rim brake, but are now increasingly being equipped with a disc brake. Initial problems with driving stability and overheated disks were eliminated by brake systems specially produced for road bikes. The brake force distribution and the constant pressure point are clear advantages of this technology. Those who value every gram or want to participate in official UCI races still have a sufficient choice of models with classic rim brake.
Good figure also off the track
A road bike is the perfect companion for all cyclists who want to ride fast and enduringly. The use is not limited to racing. Even on a normal tour or on the way to work, these bikes will help you to find your way. Speed, precision and low weight make it fun for all occasions.