Summer 2021

Comment Choisir un Vélo

A bicycle is a great investment in your summer adventures. Whether you’re just a casual rider or you take cycling seriously, finding the right bike can be a difficult task. Check out our tips below from the experts on choosing the right bike to get you out on the trails this Summer.

Type

Mountain Bikes: Les vélos de montagne sont destinés aux amateurs de tout-terrain et aux randonneurs. Ces vélos sont équipés d’une fourche à suspension avant pour absorber les chocs et le relief et de larges pneus à crampons pour adhérer à la surface des sentiers.


Vélos de route : If you want to break a sweat and ride a long distance on paved surfaces, you will need a road bike. The wide-range gearing, lightweight frames and narrow frames work perfectly for fitness enthusiasts. They put you in a more aerodynamic position, allowing you to go further distances at a time. 

Vélos confort : Comfort bikes are designed with an upright riding position, wide tires and a larger saddle to keep you comfortable on the go. These bikes are ideal for recreational riders who travel on paved paths and roads. They also pay close attention to design and style, making them some of the most beautiful bikes on the road  


Hybrid Bikes: Les vélos hybrides sont le style de vélo le plus populaire. Ils combinent l’efficacité d’un vélo de route avec la résistance et le confort d’un vélo de montagne.

Dual-Suspension bikes: Les vélos à suspension double conviennent aux randonnées plus dynamiques. Ils sont munis d’une suspension avant et arrière pour bien absorber les chocs des terrains accidentés et maîtriser le sentier.

Freins

Coaster Brakes: Les vélos pour enfant et de promenade comportent souvent des freins à rétropédalage. Le mécanisme de frein est activé en pédalant vers l’arrière.


Rim Brakes: Les freins sur jante comportent des patins de frein qui serrent la jante. Ils sont économiques et pratiques – vous pouvez replacer les patins lorsqu’ils sont usés.

Disc Brakes: Disc brakes grip onto a rotor mounted to the wheel hub. They offer superior performance in all conditions, including mud, water, and snow and are found on top-tier mountain bikes.

Caractéristiques

Frame Material: Bike frames are typically made of aluminum or steel. Steel offers an economical and strong solution for a comfortable, smooth ride. Aluminum frames are lighter and usually more expensive. 



Vitesses : Bikes range from a single-speed to 24-speed. The more speeds on a bike, the wider your riding options over different terrains. Depending on how you ride, more is not always better. More speeds add maintenance and weight, so if you will be riding mostly flat terrain, opt for fewer gears. 

Suspension: Suspension systems help make riding more comfortable, allowing the wheels to respond to changes in terrain by moving up and down. 





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