Carbon fiber is an incredible material that has completely changed the design and performance of bicycle frames. It is lightweight, corrosion-resistant, can be molded into various required shapes, and is very strong in use. The claim that carbon fiber frames and related parts are generally brittle and unreliable is not true, but just alarmist. It is strong enough to be used in F1 and the aerospace industry, and there is no doubt that it is naturally used in the bicycle field.
Carbon fiber not only has the inherent characteristics of carbon materials but also has the soft processability of textile fibers. Its specific gravity is less than 1/4 of steel, but its strength is very strong. And its corrosion resistance is outstanding, it is a new generation of reinforcing fiber. Carbon fiber is widely used in civil, military, construction, aerospace, and super sports car fields.
Frame: Carbon Fiber Road Bike Frameset X16
Group set-shimano 105 R7000 - 23k pesos
Wheelset-shimano RS100 - 5500 pesos
Tires- continental Gator skin - 3800 pesos
Saddle- selle san marco- 650 pesos
Stem- ITM 7xx - 1200
Bartape- pro -850 pesos
Pedal-shimano 1800 pesos
Among the three largest consumables of bicycles (chains, tires, brake pads), Relatively speaking, brake pads are relatively low in consumption and replacement frequency. Compared with chains, tires, and other accessories that are easy to lose money, hardly notice it. After all, the frequency of replacement is not high and the size is small. You can find the problem only if you watch closely. But in my opinion, the brake pads not only play an important role in safety protection but also a window that shows the low-key luxury taste and cycling values. Well, let’s find out, there are some particularities in the choice of brake pads.
Love and hate between brake pads and rims
We know that when the brake pads directly contact and act on the rim, physical reactions such as braking, heat generation, and wear will occur. In addition to the primary function and consideration of braking force, we should also consider whether the material of the brake pad and the rim can be perfectly matched.
In addition to the heat generation that car friends are most concerned about, the "frame burning" is caused by friction and heat, and the temperature is too high; the second is wear. Under the action of friction between the brake shoes and the rim, both sides will cause a certain degree of wear. The material, the brake method, and the friction time will affect the degree of wear.
The brake pads used in metal rims are rated at 180 degrees Celsius, while the brake pads used in carbon fiber rims are rated at 320 degrees Celsius. Therefore, the brake pad materials for carbon rings, aluminum rings, and ceramic rings are different. Brake pads are not just a piece of brake pads, and you need to change them when you use them up, but make a reasonable choice based on the material of the rim.
The material of bicycle brake pads is mainly composite rubber and cork. At present, the mainstream brake pads on the market use composite rubber. Due to the requirements of different material rims, the synthetic composition is different, which is better in terms of temperature and wear. Ground protection of the rim. Cork brake pads appear earlier and are extremely difficult to wear. They perform better in temperature control and in humid environments, but generally speaking, the braking force is relatively weak.
Trifox RW100 Quick Release Carbon Wheelset:
Type Super Light Road Bike Wheelset Material Toray T700 Carbon Fiber Size 700C Rim Finish: UD / Matt
Drills: Front:20; Rear:24 Holes
Width: External 23mm
Depth 38mm/50mm/60mm Style Quick Release O.L.D Front 100mm, rear 130mm Front Hub 2 bearings Rear Hub 4 bearings Cassette Compatibility Fit for 8/9/10/11 speed Spoke Aero spoke Nipple Alloy nipple Tire Type Clincher Rider Weight Limit 100kg Recommended tire size 700C X 23 or 25C Recommended tire pressure 90-135psi Guarantee 3 years Package Content 1 Pair Carbon Road Bike Quick Release Wheels (come with hub already)
1 pair Cloth Rim Tape (Nylon Rim Tape Clincher, Wheel Strip Inner Tube Pad)
2 pairs of brake shoes
Carbon fiber is something that riders love and hate. Carbon fiber bicycles have a noble name and a high price. However, they also have unknown aspects, such as being unrecyclable and environmentally unfriendly, and easier to break compared to metal frames. So what about the carbon fiber bike?
Carbon Fiber Bike Features Lightweight and high rigidity, Good fatigue resistance, Good shock resistance and strong impact resistance, Anti-corrosion, and Good plasticity, can make more streamlined, more exaggerated shapes.
Sometimes the choice boils down to the choice of frame material. There are four common frame materials: steel, aluminum, titanium, and carbon fiber. Materials can affect riding and usage, so you need to know the key differences between different materials.