Road Frames

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Bike road frames

Road bike frames are the main component of components like road bike wheels and attached pedals. Modern frame designs consist of two triangles: the main triangle and a paired rear triangle. Hence, it is known as the diamond frame. Road bike frames are essential as they form the core of the bicycle. It is often the deciding factor in whether or not your road bike will win you a race, keep you comfortable, or even get you from point A to B safely.

At BikeExchange, you can buy road bike frames and build a bike from the frame. If you are a rider and a DIY enthusiast, this is an absolute treat. It allows you to tailor the build to your exact needs/wants.

What are the different types of bike frames?

Different types of road bike frames depend upon the material, and each has its advantages and disadvantages.

The most common bike frame material is aluminium, which is known for being corrosion resistant, light, and having a higher body ratio. It is also affordable, making it a popular choice among riders and racers on a budget. In addition, it provides good stiffness, which lets you handle the bike efficiently.

The next material is carbon fibre. It is a common choice for higher-end road bikes and [mountain bikes]https://www.bikeexchange.com.au/s/mountain-bikes). It is a composite of carbon sheets that are bonded together in a mould with the help of resin. The primary advantage of this material is that it is significantly lighter than aluminium, titanium, or steel at a given stiffness. They also have a lower density, which means that they better absorb road vibration. Hence, they result in a more comfortable ride. They can also be formed into complex shapes. Therefore, you can try to maximise the aerodynamic efficiency of a road bike frame.

Another bike frame material that is popular among custom bike builders is titanium. Its properties are similar to that of steel, but it has a greater resistance to fatigue and corrosion. As a result, it enables you to build a durable, lightweight frame. It also offers a smooth ride quality on par with carbon fibre, making it a popular choice for custom road, touring or hardtail mountain bikes. It is also easier to repair than aluminium or carbon fibre.

The final material is steel. It is the perfect choice for someone who likes to build a custom bike at an affordable price. It is easier to work with while being denser and more substantial than aluminium. Because of which it offers a smooth riding experience. It also allows you to use a thinner walled tube and design a vertical flex into a bike. Furthermore, it is durable and highly resistant to fatigue and can be easily repaired.

There are also a few popular alloys that are used in frames. One such example is Chromoly, a chrome alloy steel lighter than plain steel but offers similar flexibility.

How to choose the right road bike frame size?

Frame size is one of the most challenging decisions when buying a new road bike frame/bike. But that is a thing of the past now. At BikeExchange, we offer a frame size calculator that can help you choose the right product. You only have to enter the inseam length, and the tool will provide you with the matching fame size. If you are not sure about the inseam length, you can also refer to our size chart based on your height. If you are confused about two bike sizes, do not worry. Frame sizes can influence the driving characteristic. A smaller frame is more manoeuvrable and agile, while larger frame sizes offer stable road handling. So, depending on your driving characteristics, you can either choose the smaller or, the larger sized frame.

If you are still unsure about the size, you can drop a message in the enquiry section along with your contact details. You can also get advice from the dealer through phone or e-mail.

When you have decided on the size and material of the road bike frame, you can then proceed to choose the purchase method. You can decide to buy it online or opt for click & collect. Click & collect combines the benefits of online ordering and buying from the store. You can select the product online and then pick it up from the bike shop at your convenience. You can save the shipping costs and talk to the dealer to know more about the product.

Once you have selected the appropriate purchase method, you can add the road bike frame to the cart and click on checkout to proceed to the payment page. We accept Mastercard, Visa, PayPal, AfterPay, etc. Once you have placed the order, you will receive details such as order confirmation, shipping, etc., in your mail. Based on your postcode, the product will take anywhere between 3 to 10 business days to be delivered. If you have not received the product within the time frame, you can reach out to the bike shop to get details about the delivery company and the tracking information. If you have any queries, you can always reach out to us through e-mail.

Apart from road bike frames, we offer bike accessories, smart watches, cycling clothing, etc. If you are looking to buy a bike, we have a wide range of kids bikes, family bike, commuter bike, e-bike, and much more.

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