Do you know why your bike gets heavier and heavier?

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Some riders may find that they are riding slower and slower after riding for a period of time. Sometimes it may be the car that drags you down, and sometimes it is your own state.

If you are also confused about this, take a look at the following reasons.

1.low tire pressure

Setting the tire pressure too low can have a big impact on your bike, and even limit the top speed you can ride, which means you will probably need to work twice as hard because the tire pressure is too low. Catch up with your companions.

It’s a good idea to check your tire pressure before traveling. You can check the recommended tire pressure value on the tire wall, but it is best to be between the maximum and minimum. Generally, the recommended tire pressure value is 100PSI.


If you’re out riding, chances are you’ll encounter a headwind. In fact, headwind situations are often encountered. You can only admit it when you encounter this kind of thing, but the good news is that you can take this opportunity to develop a pair of strong and powerful thighs.

3.oiling the chain

Compared with the previous ones, this one requires a little bit of technology. Basically, the smoothness of a chain that has not been lubricated for a long time is of course much worse than that of a chain that is maintained frequently. Therefore, you are likely to work harder when riding because the chain is not maintained, and the shifting time is not so smooth. Therefore, take more time to maintain the chain regularly.

4.brake maintenance

This reason is more common, and it is often the one that most intuitively makes you feel slower on your ride.

Whether you use disc brakes or ordinary V brakes, the purpose of brake accessories is to make the brake pads as close as possible to the disc or rim to ensure the best braking effect. So first check whether the rim is deflected, and then readjust it with the fine-tuning screw after confirming that there is no problem.

What if you’ve checked your tire pressures, made sure your brakes aren’t worn out multiple times, and your chain is oiled, but your legs still won’t lift and you’re still riding slowly?

There is only one explanation, and that is your own reasons. It may be that your riding condition was not good, or the riding posture was wrong, or lack of exercise, and so on. So let’s practice more in normal times, after all, in the world of adults, nothing is easy.

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