Part of a Road Bike

A standard road bike usually have these parts, in pictures. (I grabbed the images of the parts online. What you’ll end up with are probably a bit different.)

1. Frame
China_carbon_bike_frame20092314474110
2. Fork
$_35
3. Headset
neco-headset
4. Headset spacers
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5. Stem
pro-pltcc-stem-zoom
6. Handlebar
HBPXSLC_P1
7. Handlebar tape
bkele1-1
8. Seatpost
ritchey-seatpost-wcs-carbon
9. Seatpost clamp
miche-seatclamp
10. Saddle
50-0240-BLK-ANGLE
11. Wheels
50-Clincher-Road-CARBON-Bike-Wheels
12. Rim tape
wps_08_rim_str
13. Tires x2
2012-michelin-pro4-service-course-road-bike-tire1
14. Tubes x2
12xs80
15. Shifters
6707_1
16. Derailleurs
shimano-duraace-rmech-med
17. Brakes
6700 brakes
18. Bottom bracket
17798_00_d
19. Crankset
2012-s900_gxp_crankset-no_desc-en
20. Cassette
cassette
21. Chain
Durace 7900 chain big
22. Cables and housing
41-v8WC9FSL._SY300_
23. Inline cable adjuster
Jagwire J2 Inline Cable Adjusters
24. Water bottle cage
br-006-2__25141.1403968161.1280.1280
25. Pedals
Shimano-R540-SL-Road-Bike-Pedals

This may seem like a long list, unless you’re comparing it with the parts list of a car. But while the list may seem daunting, a lot of parts are usually sold together. For example, the frame (#1) and fork (#2) is usually sold as a “frameset”. If you buy it online, some vendors will even throw in the headset (#3), seatpost (#8) and/or seatpost clamp (#9) as well. In rare cases, I have even seen packages that includes the stem (#5) and handlebar (#6), or with carbon water bottle cages (#24). As for the mechanical components, they can be sold as a “groupset” which usually include the shifters (#15), derailleurs (#16), brakes (#17), and may also include the bottom bracket (#18), crankset (#19), cassette (#20) and chain (#21) as well. Of course, you can always buy them separately if you have the time…or if you can find at a cheaper price.

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