To be continued part 1, in this part 2, we will have more detailed discussion on top six things to consider before buying the best sport bike, including how to select suitable chassis and the groupset for the bike. If you are looking for such guideline, please keep following and reading.
5. Select chassis
Material current framework includes the basic types are:
- Alloy Steel
- Aluminum alloy
In which aluminum is the most common material, because cheap, durable, stainless, mild. Carbon also in vogue at the moment, mainly used for road vehicles (race) because very slightly, but not enough hardness carbon as aluminum and more expensive so little use. Titan is also more expensive. Steel is fundamentally faulty and heavy rust should increasingly little interest, though, many companies still do reputation now beautiful steel slopes at very high prices, as surly or Vanilla.
In addition, the chassis is the most important parts of the car, and see the skeleton it is necessary to learn about the brand, lifetime and current status. Brand slopes, many to very long, multiple ribs looked simple, the strange effect, but its value is very expensive. Unlike spare parts, while rusted, concussions cause deformation, dented, cracked, broken ribs … still a very high service life, if you do not freak out the new problems the old, scratched (excluding carbon ribs).
Tip: You should look at the brand, then investigate Google, or ask to know the true value. Buying older cars as spare parts to view the current compatible when instead ribs or not.
6. Select groupset
The second half followed groupset important, as one group of the principal components of the bike, including the winning hand, between the axis, slugs, brake discs … Unlike frame with thousands of dollars, 3 universal groupset turns now every Shimano, Campagnolo, SRAM. The Shimano alone product has a lot of levels.
- For vehicles MTB: Brand Shimano groupset is divided according to the following steps corresponds to the quality and price, from low to high: Touney SIS, Altus, Acera, Alivio, Deore, Deore LX, SLX, XTR.
- For vehicles Road: Shimano groupset also is divided into the following groups, with the same order as above: Sora, Tiagra, 105, Ultegra, Dura-Ace.
Overall, for the price of cars Road groupset expensive than for MTB, perhaps also because manufacturers have to pay attention to the group so that the weight of the lightest possible to each gram. So many road vehicle parts have material is carbon.
Of course, the higher the price, the more the quality and smooth motion, silent and durable materials are fine and more. In addition, the design is also one important part that the bike devotees spend money to upgrade the bike of his beloved. Below is an XTR groupset in 2012 for road vehicles.
Of course, not always just select a groupset, you can choose this dish a little, there a little dish, depending on preference and budget. The bike shop or bike carriers large and small so haphazardly assembled also to reduce the cost, or at the request of the vehicle owner. And a group of non-food is also very good and expensive, such as its hub NOVATEC, renowned for momentum, or FSA beautiful spring forks, brakes Tektro’s reputation, with the voice of Phil expensive knocking them backwards and crackling sound like the sound of cooing lovers love the new plots.
Groupset and chassis are considered as two of the most important parts customers should consider carefully before making their purchase. Hope that by this article, you can pick up your best one.