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.
Helmets are equipment related to the lives of cyslists. Although the news does not list those products that are unqualified, there are still some things you can pay attention to when choosing a helmet. In addition to choosing a well-known brand, pay attention to the following misunderstandings and try to avoid them during use!
1. Wipe the disc brake disc with a dirty cloth
Wiping the bicycle with a rag is the habit of most cyclists, but never wipe the disc brake disc with a dirty rag. Dirty things on a single disc brake disc will affect the brake performance.
2. The disc brake disc is stuck with oil
We all know that the brake parts cannot be oiled, but accidents are always inevitable, so everyone should be careful when oiling the parts of the bicycle, and don't put the oil on the disc brake disc.
3. Don't touch the disc brake
The disc brake discs that have just experienced cycling brakes will more or less have some temperature, so don't touch them after cycling to avoid burns. Some friends may think that the disc brake disc may be hot, but cycling downhill for a long time is really hot.
In addition, it is not recommended to touch it, especially the end part, because the disc brake disc may become like a knife after a long time.
Do you know the basic knowledge of bicycle brakes?
1. The brake is used to control speed, not just for parking.
2. The front brake has a better braking effect.
3. The brake has the maximum braking effect when it is locked, and the braking performance is greatly reduced after locking and it is easy to lose balance.
Many novices prefer to use the rear brake and use the front brake less because they are worried that using the front brake will cause somersaults. In fact, the front brake is safer in many situations, and learning to use the front brake can also be learned quickly.
The travel of a bicycle front fork is how deep the front fork can be pressed, that is, the distance that the front fork travels from fully relaxed to the lowest point of the front fork. Generally speaking, it is the shock absorption effect. Basically, the longer the stroke, the more force it can withstand. Larger, the better the shock absorption effect. It can be said that the up and down amplitude of the front fork after being impacted. Therefore, bicycle forks are divided into Rigid Forks and Suspension Forks.
Riding a bicycle often encounters headwinds. The wind greatly hinders riding. So how to save effort when riding a bicycle against the wind? What are the techniques for riding a bicycle when headwind or uphill
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.