Choosing what bike to buy can be a confusing business. Cycling has always been a popular pastime and bikes are, after all, the transport method of choice for pretty much all children. However, cycling as a sport has ballooned in popularity over recent years.
Elite road racing, such as the famous pro events like the Tour De France used to have a fairly select audience, with fairly limited television coverage. Due to continued British success in the event, perhaps, coverage has increased and more and more people are imagining themselves in the peloton and becoming interested in racing on the road.