Top 5 – Road Bike Trends 2017

Disc brakes, fat tyres suspension and hyper-niche-ification, 2017 is looking like yet another year of change in the world of drop-bar bicycle riding.


Ernest Paul says:

Speaking of Hyper-niche-ification, isnt a gravel bike basically just an endurance bike but with wider tire clearance????

abu maawi says:

i used the discbrake
it cut my bone

M. M. says:

Where is Eddy Merckx?

Andrew Hoffman says:

Specialized Roubaix- Praxis cranks and non-sealed bearings in the head suspension unit? Supposed to be a bike for riding in worst weather over cobbles?

t.j_ 13 says:


Smale Rider says:

Road bikes only continue to have caliper brakes just to meet the UCI racing requirements of no disc brakes and bikes ridden by the riders must be able to be purchased by anyone. Race on Sunday buy on Monday to drive the sales of rode bikes. Just keep trying roadie, you too can be like an awesome pro rider on the peloton if get all the same stuff as them.

Garlet says:

Ok, i just put a pair of 700×42 conti kevlar tyres on my cannondale mtb29 and i have all this things…………….No one problem with flat bar, you can put your hands and body on a aerodinamic position on the road, very simple. Easy 34/35 km/h on the road.

Num num 2000 says:

So road biking/bikes are slowly turning into mountain bikes/biking

Soundtallica in Chains says:

The more I ride my super light carbon CX bike with the trends mentioned here (fat tires and disc brakes) as my all rounder, the more I realize that road bikes and skinny tires are utterly stupid and pointless for anything but Cat 1/2/Pro road racing where marginal gains actually matter. After riding my area for 4+ years, I’m utterly sick of all the pavement in my area, so the fat tires allow me to mix my routes up on dirt with little sacrifice in speed and responsiveness. With a change of tires I can handle Cat 3 racing just fine, and disc brakes are just awesome period. My 15lb Di2 equipped Focus road bike has been gathering dust in my garage for almost 2 years, and I don’t feel the slightest bit sorry for it!

Goriaas says:

discs are meh. I like the option of 28mm tires, but they are less aero, heavier, and while they brake better, it’s nothing you could ever notice unless you are riding in the mud. Caliper brakes are EASILY strong enough to lock your wheels.

Physics protip, better brakes wont help in that case

T Han says:

Only fat people need suspension on road bikes.

methunshow says:

Trending sounds forced, let’s hope we can keep the choice of calipers or disc brakes.

Khee Kang Ji says:

Francisco Ventoso is a LIAR! Even his manager don’t believe he is injured by disc brakes!

Charlie Cartolano says:

Fat tires, disc brakes, suspension on road bikes? I think not friends. Those were fancy hybrid bikes you showed not road bikes as in something one would ride on asphalt. Those features are great on trail bikes but if you need them to go fast on the road, you need to work on your skills and fitness.

M Lee says:

Hydro discs will add at least 1lb to bike weight, if that’s ok with you then go for it. I have discs on my gravel and Mtb, honestly it’s a bit over hyped.

scootosan says:

If or when someone gets hurt by Disk Rotors you are doing something wrong

Mateo PC says:

disc breaks are too weak

dingane says:

No to disc brakes!

Ricardo Figueiras says:

Disc brakes on road bikes! Ugly as hell!!Not everybody needs them! Period 😉

Cycle Jockey says:

Enjoyed it guys !

Delane says:

disc brakes on road bikes are perfect for riders who ride disc brakes on a.road bike…

Hiaruga says:

Disc brakes are heavy. I was shocked how much a difference it made. This was comparing a new Defy Advanced Disc with Defy Composite rim brakes. I was really shocked and disappointed.

Kevin Nguyen says:

2:41 you would think they would add a mud guard if they’re gunna that water bottle setup lol

Duncan De hulst says:

32mm “fat” :>

Bradley Hite says:

2017, road bikes are going to be a lot more like mountain bikes.

Kalashnikov Cortez says:

“aero” bikes using fat tires and disc? I guess this is what happen when fat newbies join the game

troy kiri says:

With all this talk about disc brakes what ever happened to the “new” direct mount brakes? They seem to have been lost in the disc brake hype. I have a disc brake and I see the advantages but also have number of rim brake wheel sets and saw direct mount brakes a way to improve performance, modulation (especially with long drop brakes) and extend the use my wheels before they are considered ancient .

J S says:

Do you have a comprehensive list of niches?

Patrick Ickxs says:

#BMC #Focus #Canyon
#BMC #Focus #Canyon
#BMC #Focus #Canyon

Cap10Barbossa says:

Too early

cycling kiwi says:

i like my bike that s all

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