Bicycle frames are constructed from materials which place emphasis on being strong, lightweight and stiff to aid power transfer. Aluminium, titanium, steel and carbon are widely used in all levels of frame production.
Major bike manufacturers produce a new range of bikes on an annual basis and this determines the model year of a particular bike. This annual turnover is fuelled by advancing technology, industry trends and customer demand for a particular feature or style of bicycle.
Bicycle wheels come in a wide range of sizes from 12" wheels found on smaller Kids Bikes to larger 29" Mountain Bike and 700c Road Bike wheels. Larger wheels are normally faster and more stable at speed and their larger contact patch improves grip too. Smaller wheels are normally lighter, more manoeuvrable and have quicker acceleration.
Wheel sizes are defined by the country that first popularised the style of bike that used them - so you'll see some imperial and some metric measurements listed. Wiggle includes the ISO standard in brackets after each for ease of comparison.
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From mountain and road to performance hybrid and track bikes there is
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forefront of their minds. Chris Boardman MBE, record holder of the fastest
ever Tour de France Prologue, achieved many victories throughout his
illustrious career including World Champion, National Champion (at both
Junior and Senior level winning over 30 titles) and his iconic Olympic Gold
Medal winning performance aboard the famous Lotus track bike.
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Games and the World Championships, and went on to work at the cutting edge
of bike design with the record breaking Beijing Olympic track team and now
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