Top 5 | Road Bike Trends 2020

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[VidSitePro id=120 ]It’s that time of year again when we start looking forward to what we think will be the hottest trends in Road Cycling for 2020 will your prediction be on this list you’ll have to watch to find out and before we get on with the show remember that if you want to see more content like this don’t forget to Like subscribe and click that little Bell icon so that every time we upload a video you’ll get a notification could 2020 be the year that everyone heads indoors for all of their Road Cycling needs from the looks of what training brands were pushing in 2019 it certainly seems that way yes with the ever increasing popularity of indoor cycling apps such as with it was only a matter of time before the rest of the industry caught up and caught up they certainly have with amongst others SRM Texan wahoo all releasing indoor training bikes in time for next year and yes we all know the person slash bike radar commenter who says indoor cycling is cheating and that there’s no such thing as bad weather just bad clothing and that they go out riding even in freezing conditions and even on the moon well we think it’s time to stop with the tough cyclist image some people actually like to ride indoors some people don’t have a choice but to ride indoors whether it’s due to time commitments or any other number of reasons and that is totally fine by us the important thing is they’re having a good time and getting their cycling fix they are riding so more options for people who ride indoors in 2020 we say bring it on don’t forget to let us know just how angry virtual kilometers make you in the comments [Music] if you don’t like indoor training we’ll be pleased to know we’re now heading outside for the world of aero bikes or is that the lack of them after years of major brands designing aero road bikes alongside lightweight race bikes and insurance bikes we now have Aero features being rolled out across all types of bikes a prime example is the 2020 specialized Roubaix which has similar aerodynamic properties as the specialized tarmac and remember that bikes more aerodynamic than the original specialized venge which was an aero bike so is the current endurance Roubaix an aero bike or the new Cannondale super 6 evo with a wealth of aero features throughout the frame and components all in an effort to reduce drag while still remaining as light as possible the trends are all things Aero is now going beyond frame sets and into everything on the bike just look at all Bayers new line of integrated bars and stems or how about Canon Dale’s hologram bar stem combo on the new super 6 Evo and synapse this obviously leads to the question do you need an aero bike at all we’ll let you decide that one in the comments right now gravel is one of the booming disciplines with cycling with plenty of rides and races popping up all over the world for you and I to enjoy what might change for 2020 is that along with you and I we’re likely to see a few more pros rocking up to try these races EF education first riders like Lachlan Morton and Alex House have already been riding at various off-road events throughout 2019 and with the likes of Trek’s Peter Cetina leaving the world tour road scene to ride full time on the gravel we can’t see that trend slowing down anytime soon just imagine the headlines Alessandro Valverde switches to gravel for 2020 and now plans to retire in 2030 very very unlikely but we think you get the gist what will this mean for you and I well the races will probably be much faster at the front which pushes everyone to a higher level and in our eyes it can only be a good thing [Music] it feels like we’ve been saying this for a while but could 2020 finally be the year that tubeless goes mainstream on the road 2019 sauce well will released their classic pro one model tubeless and it also conforms to the ET RTO standard and if you’re wondering what ET RTO stands for it stands for European tire and rim technical organisation the should in theory mean that it’s nice and easy to install so no more sore thumbs and swearing companies like John have been selling their bikes with tubeless tires set up and already installed so we suspect there could be more brands doing the same in 2020 but what are the benefits the conventional wisdom around tires now leans towards tubeless being the fastest in terms of rolling resistance so if you’re all about speed that’s a tantalizing proposition with the ceilin inside there’s also less chance of getting an untimely flat so if the cycling industry can finally get to bliss for the road right we think they’re onto a winner remember the heady days we’re thinking and maybe around 2014 when a 28 millimeter tire was considered pretty wide here man those were fun times all we had to worry about was 2325 and of course the aforementioned 28 millimeter width well fast forward to 2020 and pow you’ve got more tire sizes than videos of Peter Sagan doing wheelies on his road bike and there are quite a lot of those case in point is treks new domani road bike don’t forget this is categorized strictly as a road bike but it now comes with a clearance for up to 35 millimeter tires that’s well into gravel territory and we suspect other brands will soon follow suit when will it stop and where is the sweet spot between just right way too wide for the road who knows but don’t be surprised if you see more bikes coming with wider rubber as standard in 2020 what do you think of our list did we get it right or should we have picked something else as always let us know in the comments.

January 2, 2020
January 2, 2020

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