From the invention to the present, the bicycle is almost two hundred years old. Due to its environmental protection and convenience, it has been very popular nowadays. The original bike was made of wood, which was later widely used in chromium molybdenum steel, and later, it was found that aluminum alloys, magnesium alloys and titanium alloys were good materials for making bicycle frames. Until now, carbon fiber has been used in the making of bicycle frames. What kind of material has superior performance? Let's compare them.
Steel. It is cheap, easy to process, and is used to make bicycle frames for the longest time. In the long-term research of the scientific experimenter, the elasticity and stability of the steel have made good progress, but one problem has not been solved, that is the weight. A lot of things in life are moving in a light direction, and if the bike is too heavy, it will be tiring to ride for a while.
Stainless steel. The physical properties of stainless steel are better: corrosion resistance, strong strength and strong impact force. It's not as heavy as a steel tube, it's very light, and the inner wall of the tube can be very thin.
Some alloy material. At present, aluminum alloy has replaced steel in many aspects in our life. Its weight is very light, hardness and plastic ability are also good, can be made all kinds of appearance. But the elasticity is so bad that the impact is easily deformed. Titanium alloy has good performance, but it is too expensive. The absorption effect of magnesium alloy is very good, but the activity is too high, it is easy to explode in the manufacture process.
Carbon fiber. Carbon fiber has high hardness, good toughness, high temperature resistance and corrosion resistance. The anti-seismic ability is also very good, the person rides carbon fiber bicycle, comfortable, portable, safety has safeguard. Disadvantages are hard to process and difficult to connect to other components.
To sum up, each material has its own advantages and disadvantages, and it is impossible to achieve perfection. Carbon fiber, by contrast, has an edge and is very modern. Nowadays, people attach great importance to the new materials such as carbon fiber, and the performance is still under development, and the future role will be greater. What are the advantages of a carbon fiber bicycle?