Updated On: 4 July 2021 Dheeraj Nair
The essence of nostalgia and the access to memory for eternity is an ember that cherishes and gives the burn to live life to the fullest. Cycling is such an activity that gives all the happy feelings in the world by binding them to a beautiful memory. There are people in this world who would give anything to ride a bicycle just to feel happy. Such is the nature of cycling.
Cycles have given this sense of feelings from the time it was first invented. It has indeed given a timeline of memories to feel good about. Think of the joy that the German Inventor Karl von Drais would have experienced for the first time, think of the time when you first rode your bicycle for the first time, it is indeed a juxtaposition of two different time periods but one that provides the same feeling,
As time passed on, the initial design and idea of happiness changed but the constant want for nostalgia remained and hence, the motivation to evolve bicycles in a way that generations to come can appreciate took its phase. Cycles evolved from the mere wooden structures that rolled on two wheels to a much more developed product. Currently, they are a part of the trend that has gone viral. People have built newer products and have built-in advanced features as evolution is inevitable.
Since the world of cycling has evolved to be noteworthy, we thought of discussing these new trends that have been introduced in the field of cycling.
The following are the top 5 cycling trends that show us how much cycling has evolved:
As the EV market in the country saw a boom, the demand for e-bicycles or electric bikes skyrocketed. It is no more a thing of the future as of today since delivery businesses and small logistics depend on these for providing their services. Today, e-cycles can be seen everywhere thanks to the massive shift in the way electric vehicles are perceived by society. E-cycles/Bikes have become the "commuter's king". It is said that the market for EVs will further boom by the year 2025 which will result in the growth of E-bikes as well.
As every other product evolved in the course of time like smartphones, smartwatches, etc. Bicycle helmets have too evolved to have smart connectivity inbuilt in them. Advancements in the field of technology have resulted in the creation of smart helmets that can monitor heart rate, calories burned and most importantly send emergency messages immediately in the scenario of an accident. Helmets are now built with speakers to help you listen to music as well.
Do you think music is a bad idea while riding a bicycle? Check out this article which talks about the benefits of riding a bicycle while listening to music:
Have you heard about the new training software/game called Zwift? It basically helps you train and keep your skill up to the mark by cycling indoors. Yes, you heard it right. It is a turbo trainer game that helps you cycle indoors by setting up a system. You can now train with other virtual cyclists by staying indoors especially during times like these wherein the world is under lockdowns.
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Everyone must have heard and seen Hybrid bikes. Even though they are popular among cycling enthusiasts, their fame seems to be overturned by Gravel bicycles. As the name suggests gravel bicycles are best suitable for riding on gravel roads. It is a market leader because of its 'all-rounder' potential. Even though Gravel bicycles are not quite new, they have gained prominence in 2021 thanks to the addition of hydraulic disc brake systems.
The invention of tubeless tyres has been a massive breakthrough in the field of pneumatic tyres which earlier depended on tube fitments. Tubeless tyres have revolutionized the tyre industry completely. We have seen them being used on cars and motorcycles since they are performance-oriented. However, bicycles were not added to that list. Now, in 2021, most bicycle makers have started fitting their cycles with tubeless tyres as they are more durable and reliable when compared with tube fitted tyres. They are much more resistant to punctures which have resulted in them being a desirable product.
The next time you buy a bicycle, make sure to buy one with tubeless tyres since it is the new trend.
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