Often used in the context of road bike frames, a relaxed geometry bike allows for a more upright riding position and a more stable ride. The easiest way to spot a relaxed geometry bike is the length of frame’s headtube. This will be much longer in comparison to aggressive geometry bikes of the same frame size. … Read more What is a relaxed geometry bike?
Touring bikes are designed to cover long distances in comfort while carrying luggage. For these reasons they have relaxed geometry frame and usually drop-handlebars to allow the rider to adjust hand positions on a long ride.A rack is fitted to allow the attachment of rear panniers, and the forks usually have mounting points for fitting a front rack/panniers. … Read more What is a Touring Bike?
“Bum in the clouds. Face on the floor” is one rather exaggerated description of the sort of position aggressive frame geometry throws your body into. Aggressive geometry bikes have short headtubes and steep frame angles. The former put the rider into a more aerodynamic position (lower head and flatter back) whilst the latter create a … Read more What is aggressive bike geometry?
Time trial (TT) bikes are designed with a single focus: pure speed. This at the expense of everything else including comfort, handling, and … err … expense! In bike design, improving aerodynamics (of the bike/rider combination). The rider’s position on the bike has by far the biggest impact on speed. For this reason, TT bikes … Read more What is a Time Trial / Triathlon Bike?