I am thinking of changing my hybrid bike to a road bike for commuting (as I want a lighter bike!!). I have a few questions though:
Do the tyres which claim to have different compound on the sides to help with cornering, actually help with cornering?
What is it like riding on bad roads? My current bike has no suspension but a suspension seat post, how much harder do the thinner tyres make the ride? Will the bike get damaged if I take it regularly on bad roads?
How do road bikes handle in the wet - would the above tyres help?
Would adding a pannier ruin the point of getting a road bike?
More questions to follow!