Anyone who loves cycling will know that there are four main types of bicycles.
The first category is civilian vehicles, which are the most common alternatives;
The second category is mountain bikes with very thick tires;
The third category is called climbing car;
Another category is road bikes. We usually call it a “racing car” for road cars used in competitions.
What is the difference between common mountain bikes and road bikes?
Difference between tires of mountain bikes and road bikes
The road 700C is equivalent to 28 inches, and the mountain is a 26 inch wheel diameter; the tires of mountain bikes are usually more than 1.9″ (1.5″ may be selected under special race tracks), and the tire width of road bikes is more than 20 mm.
In order to ride on the rugged mountain roads, the mountain uses wider handlebars, while the highway seeks speed and reduces wind resistance, so the handlebars are narrower.
The difference between mountain bike and road bike frames
The mountain is on a bumpy road, and the combination of lightness and hardship is considered, and the focus of highways is to tread on rigidity and lightness. Road bikes are usually slender (the aerodynamically designed frame is relatively thick in recent years), while mountain bikes are relatively sturdy. The angle of the mountain bike frame is very particular, while the angle of the road bike is about the same. The axles of mountain bikes are thicker, while the axles of road bikes are more refined. At present, with the production process and the use of high-tech materials, it is difficult to find the same between the two frames except the basic structure.
The difference between mountain bike and road bike brakes
Mountain bikes require a powerful system with strong braking power and a 24/7 brake system. Early mountain bikes used a suspension brake system, and the V-brakes that appeared later provided better braking performance. The best brake system now is the disc brakes, or disc brakes, introduced from motorcycles. In addition to the braking force, the most important thing for road vehicles is light weight.
The front fork of a mountain bike is an important component of a mountain bike. It has a high technology content, a combination of performance and comfort, plus rigidity and light weight. The front fork of a road bike is just a component related to the frame.
The weight is very important for the mountain and road. During the competition, the mountain bike can reach 12.5kg, and the maximum limit of the road is 10.5kg. The heavier the car, the more work you consume will increase, invisibly increasing your own excess consumption
The appearance of the mountain is complicated, and there is no road. It feels simple and smooth. Of course, some of them can’t look at the appearance. They need to look at the overall effect of the car, which is only realized during the riding process. Mountain bikes feel relatively stable and comfortable, and the maneuverability and braking performance are very good; all the design of road bikes emphasizes speed, because the narrow tire width requires high road surface, the slippery road is easy to slip, and the flexibility is poor