The world of the bicycle It is divided into two basic categories when talking about the transmission: multi-speed bicycles and single-bicycles. Single-speed bicycles are attached to a freewheel, which allows inertia, or a fixed gear shaft, without inertia, and do not allow you to change speed. The advantages of this type of bicycle are many, but they have a great disadvantage for some.
One-speed bicycles have far fewer components than their multi-speed counterparts. Derailleurs, shift levers, various sprockets and chain rings are all the moving parts that are needed to run together on a multi-speed bicycle. If something breaks, the whole bike stops working. A single-speed bicycle is easy to work with, since it only has one cogwheel, one chain ring and no derailleur. Some single-speed bicycles have also simplified wheel brakes, eliminating the need for a rear drum or brake system disc.
Because they have a lack of components, one-speed bikes are often much more affordable than multi-speed bicycles. They also have a lower cost in maintenance. Many of the problems of the single-speed bicycle are capable of being fixed by the average driver. If not, most bike shops and mechanics can solve problems faster on single-speed bicycles than on multi-speed bicycles, which means less work time and lower total cost.
The reduction of the components also affects the weight of the bicycle in a positive way for single-speed drivers. The multiple chain rings, gears and brake systems of multi-speed bicycles add up quickly. The bicycles of a speed will save you several kilos of weight, beneficial both inside and outside the bicycle. A lighter bike means that its total weight is less, so you require less energy to move it forward in a given transmission ratio. In addition, lighter is easier to carry. If you live in an apartment or frequently have to take your bicycle indoors, you can consider the weight advantages of having only one speed.
The main disadvantage of a one-speed bicycle is versatility. Multi-speed bicycles are incomparable in terms of pedaling efficiency and power output given a variety of terrains. On mountainous surfaces, a multi-speed bicycle is perfect to match the ideal pedaling speed with the slope of the hill you are facing.If you value the ease of fast bike rides and live in an area with varied topography, a multi-speed bicycle is probably your best bet.