The advantages of single-speed
The bicycle is a field in constant evolution, the years have seen many inventions, with the aim of improving the speed and comfort of cyclists. These inventions are generally made despite the weight and the ease of maintenance, this is where the single speed comes into its own.
As a return to basics, the single speed is inspired by the first forms of bicycle, such as one can find it with the former runners of the Tour de France or on children's bicycles. Indeed, with the appropriate ratio, a mono bike
speed remains versatile , allows you to climb hills or spin on the flat.
André Leducq, double winner of the Tour de France (1930 & 1932)
The single-speed bike has the advantage of being lighter , due to its low number of components. In addition, this restriction also allows the selection of the best components (stiffness and resistance) and also ensures the absence of torsion of the chain by a chain line that can be adjusted to the millimeter in order to obtain the most efficient transmission .
As a result, single speed bikes are also less noisy .
Here are some models designed specifically to achieve the best performance:
|SRAM OMNIUM crankset , to optimize track performance, forged in 7050-T6, the strongest and stiffest alloy for a weight of 825g.||RIDEA 3D crankset , used by the Japanese national track team. The RIDEA 3D cranksets are fully CNC machined, optimizing weight reduction and resistance, with 7150-T7 aluminum for the cranks, for a weight of 540g.|
One of the other great advantages of the single speed bike is the ease of maintenance and assembly , in fact the small number of parts and the mechanical simplicity of the transmission ensures quick and more reliable revisions.