Best Components for a Road Bike
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Gear up for the Journey at foot…
Having The Best Components for a Road Bike!
Having the best gears is quite important when it comes to Maximizing the efficiency of your Bike, its probably best to stick with one of the two big brands, Shimano or SRAM, there known for there brilliance and reliability.
Every rider will have their own preference as to what gear setup they need, based on their experience, fitness level, riding style and, importantly, the terrain they ride.
Lets start with the two main brands Bicycle derailleurs, there’s pro’s and con’s and Verified purchase reviews.
SRAM Force Rear Derailleur
SRAM stay on the top of the market for Gear system innovation, there Superb shifting and chain security abilities have received Great positivity in the cycling world. The SRAM Force Rear Derailleur, balancing shifting performance, ergonomic shifters, weight, and price. The Sram Force Derailleur was redesigned and once again is the most ergonomically correct shifter on the market. Lets check out some of the specs this has to offer:
- No variation in pull effort from gear to gear
- Consistent,precise adjustment
- Carbon fiber cage Magnesium inner link
- Weighs in at 174grams
Shimano Acera RD-M360 SGS
When it comes to repeated performance and reliability, Shimano is the winner, while Shimano also manufactures a multitude of other components, including handlebars, stems and seat-posts its approach is less aggressive than SRAM but will almost always give absolute reliability! The Shimano Acera RD-M360 SGS offers quality and function ,lets check some of the specs:
- 7-/8-speed compatible
- 13 tooth derailer wheels
- max. sprocket size 28-34 teeth
- total capacity:43 teeth
- weighs in at 306grams
Having the Correct footing is key…
Pedal on forward with right brand and durability
Just as bicycles come in many types, there are different types of pedals to support different types of cycling weather your looking for a Clipless pedal which requires a special cycling shoe with a cleat fitted to the sole, which locks into a mechanism on the pedal and thus holds the shoe firmly to the pedal. Or maybe you decide on a Flat and platform type pedal, mountain biking and BMX platform pedals typically refer to any flat pedal without a cage. BMX riders typically use plastic pedals or carbon reinforced plastic, although aluminum alloy, and magnesium are not uncommon pedal body materials, both have there individual uses pro’s and con’s
Puroma Mountain Bike Pedal
The Puroma Mountain Bike Pedal is great as an addition to your gravel/dirt road bike. Plenty of rain and mud resistance, lots of rough riding with no suspension being a heavy rider this will stand the test of time.
When one reviewer took one apart ,as it was creaking. it was a friction type sleeve bearing problem, with one little bearing at the end of the spindle. Lubed it, put it back together and it seems a lot better. Lets check out some of the specs this has to offer:
- Wide Platform Pedals: Lightweight Nylon composite body with a concave platform offers an optimal surface area for long ride comfort and pedaling efficiency.
- Build to last: Fully sealed bearing bicycle pedals keep spindles from water and dust which ensure great durability and performance.
- Safety first: 12 replaceable hex-head threaded traction pins per side offer more bite for increased grip and control.
- Easy to install: 4.8*4.1*0.9 inches, L for left pedal, R for right pedal. Standard 9/16” sturdy Chromoly steel axle bearing fits for most bikes.
- Universally: Suitable for commuting, recreational riding, BMX, cruisers bicycle, kids’ bikes, road bicycles, MTB bicycle, mountain bicycles, junior bicycle, city bicycle, etc.
Venzo Multi-Use Pedal
The Venzo Multi-Use Compatible with Shimano SPD Mountain Bike Bicycle Sealed Clip-less Pedals, with its dual Function ability, Sometimes riders may ride casually without clip-less shoes including high quality Cleats The pedals would be perfect for both riding. Very easy to click in and release off the pedals, lets check some of the specs:
- Axle: 9/16″ CNC machined Cr-Mo
- Compatible: Shimano SPD compatible adjustable tension (80~140kgf.cm)
- Cleat: Shimano compatible cleats Included
- Size: 103 x 63 mm
- Body: Die-cast aluminum.
- Bearing: LSL bushing & sealed, Binding: Dual-sided Cr-Mo, Tension adjustable (80~140kgf.cm).
- Cleats: Shimano SPD Type Cleats, Single direction release only, please practice how to release the pedals before riding.
- Weight: 300 g/pr = 0.65lb (without cleats)