As one of the core components of the bicycle, the answer to whether the wheelset needs regular inspection and maintenance is obvious: If you want it to maintain a better condition and have a longer life, then it must be maintained regularly. First, through careful inspection, understand the usage or remaining life of the wheelset. If it is damaged or unusable, it can be replaced further, so that the wheelset can be kept in the best condition at any time, and you can ride with peace of mind.
About 20 years ago, Specialized first introduced Body Geometry technology to make the cushions have different widths, the purpose of which is to ensure that the seat bones are properly supported to prevent numbness and general discomfort. Whether it is comfortable or not, try more to know! In addition to the width and shape, many riders find that the uncomfortable solution is only to have a groove in the middle of the cushion to relieve pressure. For example...
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
I don’t know if you have any experience like this, that is, the riders around you are pursuing a very loud hub. For example, the pursuit of a lot of 120-sound hubs does not mean that the louder the hubs, the better.
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
The bike rides through thousands of mountains and rivers. It is inevitable that the road will be rugged. The wheels collide with the bumpy road for a long time. The gradually swaying rim will not only affect the riding feeling, but also cause uneven braking feel. Today, teach you how to do it yourself DIY to correct it to avoid the fate of returning the rim to the original factory due to excessive deflection!
Many tools on the market have the function of adjusting the copper head, which can be operated by choosing a coil adjuster (copper head adjuster)
Learn about adjusting the rim
The correction of rim deflection is mainly by adjusting the spoke tension on the left and right sides of the rim to balance it to center the rim.
●The direction of adjusting the copper head of the spoke is opposite to that of the lock screw. Counterclockwise is to lock and clockwise to loosen. For example, if the rim yaw position is to the right (the right spoke has greater tension), it depends on whether the spoke at that place is a right spoke or a left spoke. If it is a right spoke, the tension is relaxed clockwise; If it is the left side, tighten it counterclockwise, and at the same time, adjust one spoke (the other spoke) in the opposite direction.
●The adjustment range of the copper head is limited to 1/8 to 1/4 turn each time. After the adjustment, turn the rim to check and fine-tune slowly. Do not adjust too much at one time, which may cause serious consequences.
Rim deflection correction!
This time the main purpose is to simply improve the riding and braking feel. The brake pads of the vehicle are used to make judgments and corrections. For example, turning the vehicle upside down in the demonstration can be more convenient for operation.
1. Adjust the brake stroke knob to make the brake block closer to the rim to facilitate the judgment of the deflection condition.
2. Rotate the wheelset, and find out the deflection part by observing the change of the gap when the rim passes the brake block.
3. Mark the most severely distorted spoke with a mark, use the adjuster to adjust the spoke, as well as one, spoke before and after it (according to the above-mentioned adjustment technique), then repeat steps 2 and 3, repeat the correction to satisfaction status.
After the rim has been rectified, adjust the distance between the brake pads to an appropriate distance, and confirm that the brake is centered, so as to prevent the rim from being distorted due to long-term uneven force.
This time, only simple adjustments are made for the left and right deflection of the rim, but the professional rim correction also includes details such as full circle and diagonal tension, or some wheels use special designs with non-square copper heads. If the rider needs it, It is recommended to ask a professional technician or the original factory to assist in the correction will be more accurate!