Product Review: Road Standard Rotor Q-Rings

Product Review: Road Standard Rotor Q-Rings

Road Standard is one of the most popular brands in mountain bike world. They have been around since 1986 and they are known for their high quality products. Their road product line includes road bikes, trikes, cruisers, BMX’s and everything else you could think of. One thing that makes them stand out from other manufacturers is their use of carbon fiber materials in all their bicycle models. They have a long history of producing some of the best bicycles in the world.

The Road Standard brand was founded by Mike Hallett and Mark Smith back in 1985. Since then they have become well known for their innovative designs and quality components. Although they do not make any specific claims about using only carbon fiber, it seems like it would be quite difficult to produce such a strong material without using carbon fibers somewhere along the way.

So why not? Why not just go with what works?

As far as I am concerned, if you want something stronger than aluminum or steel, then carbon fiber is probably going to be your best bet. Carbon fiber is lighter than either of those metals and it doesn’t rust at all. If you look at a bicycle frame, there will usually be some sort of welded or bolted together part that holds the parts together. These types of parts are made mostly out of metal which means they rust very easily. With carbon fiber, you don’t have to worry about any of that. Just look at the weave pattern and you should be able to see what I mean.

Carbon fiber doesn’t just stop at frames either. It can also be used for the wheels, seat, pedals, chain rings and many other parts. This is why Road Standard bicycles can be so light weight without sacrificing strength or flexibility. You could ride one of these bicycles over rough terrain all day and it probably wouldn’t even phase the frame. You might have to replace a few other worn down parts after such a journey, but the bike itself would be just fine.

The different types of Road Standard bicycles include:

Road Bikes

They come in all different styles, sizes and shapes. From high end racing bikes to heavy duty cruisers, they have them all.


These are the type of bicycles you see someone riding down the board walk on a beach. They are designed to be more comfortable and easier to ride than regular road bikes. In many cases, the pedals are even able to be turned around so that the rider’s feet can face forward. So if you ever see someone riding a bike with the pedals facing backwards, now you will know that they are most likely on a cruiser.

Mountain Bikes

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These types of bicycles are created for use on different terrains such as steep hills, rocky paths or even muddy trails. They often come with large knobby tires and plenty of shock absorption features. If you ever get a chance to test different bikes out on the same terrain, you will find that mountain bikes are usually much easier to ride on rocky or uneven surfaces.

Road Standard also has a few other types of bicycles in their collection. You can even find a few limited edition models from time to time. Some are quite unique in their design and come with an equally unique price tag.

If you are looking for a new bike then you might want to check out what Road Standard has to offer. You might find one that really catches your eye. Or maybe you have something else in mind and that is OK too as long as you are happy with your purchase.

Happy Riding!


Sources & references used in this article:

Physiological response to incremental stationary cycling using conventional, circular and variable-geared, elliptical Q-chain rings by AD Jones, EM PETERS-FUTRE – 2008 –

Effects of chainring design on performance in competitive cyclists by CR O’Hara – 2011 –

Modified Bicycle Motion Preliminary Proposal by F Alajmi, M Palmer, KZ Lucke, A Lawson, B Alghamdi – 2016 –

Modified Bicycle Motion Background Report by F Alajmi, M Palmer, KZ Lucke, A Lawson, B Alghamdi – 2016 –

Modified Bicycle Motion Final Proposal by F Alajmi, M Palmer, KZ Lucke, A Lawson, B Alghamdi – 2016 –

Modified Bicycle Motion Capstone Mid-Point Report by F Alajmi, B Alghamdi, A Lawson, KZ Lucke, M Palmer – 2017 –

The influence of noncircular chainrings on maximal and submaximal cycling performance by CH Leong – 2014 –