Our most common sports bikes in daily life are nothing more than road bikes and mountain bikes. These two bikes are very different in appearance and can be distinguished at a glance. So what are the differences between roads and mountains, and how do these differences arise? Let’s talk together.
First of all, the most obvious difference is the tire width. In order to achieve a perfect balance between rolling resistance, air resistance, and filter performance, many road parties often struggle between the tire size and tire pressure, and even the width of the rim.
For mountain bikes with off-road orientation settings, high tire pressure means that bumps on the road will consume more energy or even cause injuries, and narrow tire width will cause insufficient grip, which is finer than large tooth tires. The road tires with grain or even bald heads can easily lose grip on gravel roads.
Therefore, wide tooth tires, large wheel diameters, and low tire pressures have become the mainstream settings for mountain bikes. In principle, they are the same as the high tire pressures of narrow tires pursued by road bikes. Not paving the road.
Mountain bikes have better passability than road bikes because of the tire settings, so they have become the first choice for many people to travel. Although many people think that it is not necessary to use mountain bikes on urban roads, the huge "mountain horse party" seems to prove that mountain bikes are more suitable for daily commuting and riding.
For mountain bikes traveling through the hills of forest roads, the suspension effect and handling performance are the primary indicators, so front and rear suspension is the real need.
Full suspension models are basically divided into two parts: the front frame and the rear triangle. Connected by them are the turning point, bearings, shock absorbers and thick connecting rods, all of which are better suspension effects and strength. In order to improve the handling of the whole vehicle, a wider straight bar or swallow bar will also be used.
On a road bike, it is often criticized by the riders to install a compression disc: "How can a real warrior use compression discs to recognize things!" Absolute power requires super powerful legs, and the big disc is Take you off the sprint to win the weapon.
But for mountain bikes that often cross the ditch, it is indispensable to match the small plate with the flywheel. After all, in many cases, the small plate flying is the life-saving straw that protects you from going down.
Although road bikes are also necessary for small gear ratios in climbing, in order to match the appropriate cadence, road bikes are more focused on dense gear ratios than blindly pursuing large flywheels. Due to the different riding styles, we can see that the flywheel arrangement of road bikes usually shows a "flare shape", while mountain bikes are close to "trapezoidal" because the former focuses on the stability of the cadence of flat road cruising, while the latter cares more about the limit Whether the gear ratio range is sufficient in this case.