Road bike carbon wheel introduction
- Carbon wheelset
- September 21, 2021
Do you know what a road bike carbon wheel is? What is the width of the road bike carbon wheels? How to choose the right road bike carbon wheels? Today we will introduce carbon fiber wheelset and carbon fiber wheels to give you a better understanding of bicycles.
Carbon fiber (CF for short) is a new type of fiber material with a carbon content of more than 95%. It is a high-strength, high-modulus fiber. The carbon content is more than 95%. The material is lighter than metal aluminum and has “external softness and internal rigidity”. But its strength is higher than steel, and it has the characteristics of corrosion resistance, high modulus, etc.
The carbon fiber not only has the inherent characteristics of carbon materials, but also has the softness and processing properties of textile fibers. Is a new reinforcing carbon fibers.
It is recommend to choose a wheel for riding on an open road. It is hard and light, can prevent crosswind, and has good force. Large carbon wheels or closed wheels, when there is a larger crosswind, will interfere with the ride to a certain extent. And the windy day does not rule out the possibility of blowing down.
Cycling is also a technology and has many technical terms. Today I will tell you what a carbon wheel is and how to choose a carbon wheel?
Road bike carbon wheel
Carbon wheel is one of road wheelset made of carbon fiber. There are many rim heights, common frame heights such as 20mm, 35mm, 50mm, 80mm. It is estimated that completely closed wheels are the most common in track races. Many people say road bike that riding fast with carbon wheel is because carbon wheel have good inertia. This point must be clear, and has nothing to do with inertia. Inertia is a prerequisite for quality. The weight will not increase much than the aluminum flat frame wheel, so the increase in weight is not obvious. The use of carbon wheels makes it easier to step on. This is also due to the lighter weight of the wheel rim and less force required to start.
Advantages of road bikes carbon wheel
The advantages of the carbon wheel are actually strong breaking wind, low wind resistance, and strong high-speed retention ability. The greatest resistance of a bicycle is wind resistance. When the wheels of a bicycle are rotating, the airflow will pass through the wheelset at a high speed. The cross-section of a general flat wheel facing the wind direction is flat. The wind resistance generated when riding at high speed is relatively large. Therefore, you should choose a big carbon wheel or even a closed wheel for riding in a closed place, because there is no crosswind interference in a closed place, and the wheelset is hard, which can reduce the wind resistance of the wheel set and facilitate the exertion of force.
It is recommended to choose a wheel for riding on an open road. It is hard and light, can prevent crosswind, and has good force. Large carbon wheels or closed wheels, when there is a larger crosswind, will interfere with the ride to a certain extent. And the windy day does not rule out the possibility of blowing down.
In general, the big wheel is good for cruising, and the small wheel is good for climbing. For wheels of the same level, the big wheel is heavier than the small wheel. So it is natural to suffer a bit when climbing. The weight of the big wheel is more on the circle than the small wheel. The big wheel has a better aerodynamic layout. So it can maintain the speed better, which is often said to have better inertia.
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