The Bike Boom phenomenon might be slowly fading. But cycling's here to stay. The number of people who picked up cycling in one form or another has now dabbled with cycling and a considerable number of them will continue or look into picking up road cycling. For people who are looking to pick up road cycling, congratulations! You've made the first step to picking up a new hobby that's healthy both physically and mentally. And one that's a whole lot of fun! Now you're probably wondering what essential items to get to start road cycling. Here's a list we've compiled to hopefully help you out with that!
1) Road Bicycle aka Road Bike
You want to cycle... Of course you need a bike! So what exactly is a road bike? Throughout the years, the definition and form of the road bike has changed tremendously. We now have multiple types of road bikes belonging to different categories, have slightly different purposes, and made of multiple types of materials.
For the sake of this article, we shall generalise road bikes as bikes with a drop bar and relatively 'skinny' tires. These bikes are of course designed to be ridden on the tarmac of the road and will not do well in rougher surfaces like gravel, or mountain bike trails.