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Endurance Road Bikes

Lightweight frame, skinny tyres, drop handlebars… To the untutored eye, the endurance road bike looks just like a classic road bike. But there are subtle differences. The handlebars can be set higher (though still usually lower than the saddle). The wheelbase is longer, for extra stability on twisty descents. A wider ratio cassette makes the gearing lower so it’s easier to climb hills. The tyres might be 28mm wide rather than 23 or 25 to make the bike smoother and safer on dodgy road surfaces. All these tweaks make endurance road bikes more comfortable and more accessible to riders.