Definition of road bike in English:

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road bike

noun

1A bicycle for use on paved roads as opposed to rough terrain or racing tracks, especially one designed for competitive cycling.
Example sentences
  • His Stumpjumper, a cross between a high-tech road bike and a sturdy mountain bike, debuted in 1981.
  • Many add such delights as wireless sensors and a dual wheel-size function to allow easy swapping between road bike and mountain bike.
  • All the information I received led me to believe that the hills were not as bad as first anticipated so I chose a full time trial bike instead of a road bike.
2A motorcycle that meets the legal requirements for use on ordinary roads.
Example sentences
  • Its wheels were thick, like those of a four-wheeler, but the rest of the motorcycle was of the same proportion as a road bike.
  • I had to borrow a bike from a mate of mine for the weekend's races, but we didn't manage to get it ready for racing specification in time, as it was a road bike.
  • The park manager believes with no licensed tracks nearby, riders have been using the park as a short cut and a race track for their mopeds, quad and road bikes.

Derivatives

road biker

noun
Example sentences
  • Road bikers have been flocking to this area for years.
  • I'm no high-mileage, Lycra-wearing road biker - just a plain old cyclist and occasional bike commuter in shorts and a T-shirt.
  • Road bikers and mountaineers should avoid polarized lenses because they can't afford to miss the glare from road slicks or patches of boilerplate ice.

road biking

noun
Example sentences
  • Road biking is usuallyon smooth asphalt and you can go as quick as you can turn the cranks at times.
  • The hardest thing about road biking in the Chicago area is finding low-traffic roads.
  • Road biking is not like running, where you have time to take in your environment.

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Syllabification: road bike

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