4 important invention in the whole bicycle development history

Different bicycle manufacturers seems introduce a lot of new products and new technology every year, it looks like that it is difficult to keep up with the bicycle trend. However, real innovation is rare, and now these new marketing concepts and technology are actually those historic technology .

1.Disc brake

In recent years, the disc brake appear a lot on the road and develop gradually, but the mountain bike has been using disc brakes for 20 years.in fact, if you check carefullly, you will find some travel bike has been using it 40 years ago. In the middle 1970s, Shimano developed the mechanical disc brake BC-300 and sold the specific hydraulic disc brake BC-200 for bicycle.

disc brake for bicycle

In the same period, there are brands such as Phil Wood and BridgeStone also joined the disc brake market.
Prior to this, Schwinn use mechanical disc brake in the Manta-Ray stroller, During 1970s,when muscle car and modern fashion is popular, lever speed, rubber cushion, anti shock front fork and bald tires have been appeared.

2.Synchronous speed

Nowadays,synchronous speed is just like a basic feature of Shimano Di2, which allows the rider to control multiple transmissions through a finger, this design appeared in the 1990s and was still a relatively obscure product. The system uses a single dial to control front dial and rear dial of 24 or 27 speed bike, the two outlet holes show the shift mechanism link the front and rear dial through the internal complex mechanical structure.

Synchronous speed regulator for bicycle

3.Anti shock front fork

Although it can not be concluded that this is the first anti shock front fork, but this is definitely the first patent which can be checked for telescopic anti shock front fork (rather than connecting rod), GW Sage designed this front fork in 1922, It uses a telescopic structure, and the spring were hidden in the tube, it has been very close to the current suspension front fork design.

front anti shock fork for bicycle

4.Super wide tire with super wide rims

In the past few years, the tires and rims in the bike began to grow in the direction of width, it seems we can see “Plus” signs everywhere, but as early as 15 years ago, Nokian had produced a 3 inch width DH exterior tires, named Gazzaloddi.

super width tire and rim for bicycle

For the wide rim, it is generally believed that the width should be about 33 mm, and during that time Sun Ringle has produced, 46 mm width exterior DH rim.

Why not dry cleaning your bicycle ?

Cleaning is a big problem for bicycle, especially the axis,hub may rusted if water penetrated. Why not try dry cleaning your bicycle ?

1.Dry cleaning the chain and guide wheel

In order to avoid useless work, before cleaning the chain, we recommend you to check whether your chain needs to be replaced, excessive stretching of the chain will accelerate wear and tear of the driving system and pull down the riding efficiency. We don’t recommend cleaning chain with kerosene or industrial degreasing agents, they will easily wash out grease inside the chain,the best choice is to clean lint free cotton cloth with specific chain cleaner for bicycle.

dry cleaning bicycle chain

First spray the specific chain cleaner on the chain and cloth, wrap the bottom of chain with the cloth, and turn the crank in the reverse direction,you will see dirt on the cloth,if the cloth is too dirty, then replace a clean cloth and continue to wipe until the chain became glory again.

During the cleaning process, it is recommended to clean the guide wheel and plate, to avoid the dirt on the guide wheel and plate stain the chian again immediately,be careful not to scratch your fingers during cleaning.

2.Dry cleaning the flywheel

Remove the rear wheel, spray the specific cleaning agent on the flywheel and cloth.Place the rear wheel vertical stability, embed the cloth into the flywheel gap, pull back and forth, we recommended that to cut the cloth into strips so that it can improve the utilization rate and save cost.If the flywheel is very dirty, you may need more cleaners and cloth.

Dry cleaning bicycle flywheel

3.Dry cleaning the bicycle frame and the wheels

Before cleaning the frame, remove the front and rear wheels, remove the code table, lights, tool kits and other accessories, remove large particles sticked during the spare parts gap,pull the stalls to the lowest level to keep the chain relaxed. After the preparation work is completed, spray the diluted cleaning agent onto the frame, and use a cloth to wipe the surface, pay attention to the back and bottom of front fork, rear triangle inner side, bottom bracket, folder and other parts, if the bicycle has electronic speed meter , power meter and other electronic components, you need to be very careful during clean. Using the same method to wipe the rims, spokes, hubs, check the tires, brakes, and so on. If it is a carbon fiber wheel, it is recommended that the wheels should be completely dry and then replace. Otherwise, abnormal sound may occur.

Reference source:http://www.bikehome.cc/news/20170217/555487_1.html

Stator electric motorcycle: Harley Davidson like folding electric motorcycle

Today we would like to introduce you an electric motorcycle which have won Core77 Industrial Design Award in 2016-its name is Stator.

Stator folding electric motorcycle

The shape of the Stator is a bit like the Harley Davidson electric motorcycle ( some people call it scrooser or citycoco, it is very hot during 2015 and 2016 ) we’ve ever seen, but it looks more cooler than Harley, and its scooter frame more simple, leaving only the necessary parts. The electric motorcycle weighs only about 40kg.
Stator is a short distance travel vehicle which can solve the final one kilometer problem, it has a maximum design speed of 40 km/h and driving mileage of 32 k , motorcycle powered by built in lithium ion battery and drive by 1000W rear motor.

Main feature of the stator electric motorcycle is that the scooter frame is extremely simple with modular design; fender, seat and other components can be disassembled and customized, the handlebar can quickly being folded,so manufactures can load more quantity in a container compared with Harley Davidson electric motorcycle.In addition it can also adding head lights,brake lights and mobile phone holder according to customer’s requriements or actual requirements.Very suitable for resort at the sand beach, city travel, transport goods and so on.

The positioning of Stator is aimed to 16-45 years old poeple, and those who want personality, including those students who still don’t have a car but need to travel in the school, even those youth who still haven’t got a driver ‘s license.

At present the Stator is still in the pre-sale stage, interested guys can directly registering on its official website www.stator.com and booking.

960 kgs super big bike

According to the daily post, a German man to create his own hand made super large bike, weighting 940 kg. However, in order to apply for the Guinness world record, he had to do one more thing.

The 49 year old German man named Frank Dose, who built the super huge bike with slag car wheels and waste metal.

960kg super big bike

The world’s heaviest bike’s Guinness Records was a Belgian man who built 860 kilograms bike, and Frank’s masterpiece had surpassed his. However, to apply for a Guinness world record, he must prove that the bike can really ride, and need to ride it for at least 500 yards (457.2 meters).

Frank toss the big project since march 2016, and on September he will challenge the Guinness Records, try to ride this bike to run 500 yards.

To ride this bike, only by human power obviously not, need to increase the weight to drive.It is also necessary to use a truck and the boom to carry the super huge bike.

it is a big task to carry the 960kg bike

Despite the fact that the bike was made of waste, it was not cheap hand made this monster – Frank spent £3,500 on the bike.

Although spent a lot of money, but Frank’s wife did not complain about this, instead she is very proud of her husband.

What should hoverboard manufacturer do with the popularity of sharing bicycles ?

Spring is the beginning of one year, we have spent Chinese new year holidays,and it is time for business owners to roll up their sleeves. During 2016, shared bicycles has been very popular in China, what should hoverboard manufacturer do facing its popularity ?

mobike sharing bicycle

Some people may say that sharing bicycles only popular in China, our main customers are from foreign market.Actually when you think so, we have to tell you that currently sharing bicycles brands has run their sharing bicycles business in San Francisco, London, Singapore and other places,so the sharing bicycles will definitely affect the hoverboard business.

We believe that if we do not correctly understand the positioning of hoverboard, no correct understanding of the relationship between products and consumers, without the correct brand development strategy, with the fast grow shared bicycles business, and economic downturn of the market environment, hoveboard business will still not so easy in 2017.

Acutally,the popularity of sharing bicycles has good and bad impact on hoverboard.We believe that sharing bikes business is hot which proves that short distance transportation demand is very large and encourage more people to choose more convenient transportation choice. It appear and popularity affect almost all of the transportation industry, such as Uber, taxi,of course, hoverboards.

User’s experience with sharing bicycles are goods and bads, most of the people around shenzhen,Beingjing or Shanghai has experience the sharing bikes, and its advantages are obvious to all, but we also know that user have been complained about these issues: Positioning is not accurate;it only appears in big cities; can only be used in a specific place. Sharing a bicycle, in essence, is a rental service, the user only has the rights to use the bicycle, and no ownership; and it limit most of the rights, such as you can not take it home; Can not be personalized , upgrade and so on. Shared bicycles, is just a standardized service, it can only meet the needs of some people at the bottom-riding, due to cost and size,it is difficult to meet a higher level of demand, such as more personality, more comfortable, more interesting, more intelligent, faster, etc., which became a different opportunity for hoverboard,segway scooter,electric bicycles and so on.

mini segway scooter

In the past, there is not too much products on the market, is a typical seller market, that is, business owners stronger than consumers; in the present, product oversupply, consumers have the final words. Clearly understand the preferences of consumers, targeted to develop product strategy, brand positioning, marketing tools and so on are very important for hoverboard.And what is more, hoverboard manufacturer should continuously apply UL2272 hoverboard certificate and manufacturer according UL2272 standards.