Not every person on a road bike is a bike racer and here at Bicycle Heaven we are very aware of this, as a matter of fact the Bike Industry also is aware of this and has created types of road bikes for all types of road riders. The Endurance Fit Road Bike is a category that is growing bigger and bigger every year. How do these Road frames differ from Race Fit frames you may ask? Well its simple an endurance fit bike is a more relaxed geometry meaning they have a generally shorter top tube and a generally taller head tube. This means the bike will sit the rider a little more upright then a traditional race fit bike. These bikes tend to focus a little more on comfort then purely on speed. This does not mean these are not fast bikes, after all they are still road bikes, they still have a wide gear range, they still have skinny tires, the only difference is they tend to cater toward the person riding longer distances at a more endurance pace as appose to riding in ultra high pace races. Even though this type of bike is not called a race fit bike doesn’t mean they haven’t been raced. Many Pro Tour teams have been known to use relaxed fit bikes or even Cyclocross bikes for rougher races such as the Paris Roubaix. The find that for rougher courses some of these athletes like a bike that sits them a little higher up in order to achieve more predictable handling and to be more forgiving on the body.
Bianchi offers one of the best endurance fit lines on the market called there Coast to Coast line. These bikes are some of the smoothest riding most comfortable road bikes available including the Infinito and the Impulso. Come in and ride one of these bikes today to see what the perfect mix of comfort and speed feels like.
Cannondale makes a full line of endurance fit bikes catered specifically to this type of rider. There Synapse frame is known for its ability to be comfortablke and also fast. Being a very compliant frame due to there SAVE technology this frame is widely popular for people who love to ride at there own pace with the greatest of comfort.
Jamis Provides an endurance line that compliments there Xenith line. This line The Xenith Endura line provides all of the performance features of a standard Xenith but incorporates the geometry benefits of a endurance frame.