The open road requires the right kind of bicycle. A purpose built road bike is ideal for the job. Thin tires, big gears, and speed are the characteristics of a good road bicycle. You don't need to be a Tour de France contender to own one of these, they make biking out your front door and getting exercise easy for all levels. Modern designs are gravitating towards disc brakes and even thicker tires for increased traction. Look at the all purpose model from Diamondback - the Haanjo 5C
- complete with a Shimano drivetrain, mechanical disc brakes and an impressive carbon frame.