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The most famous bicycle brands in the world nowadays (Part 1)

Bicycles are the most commonly used vehicle worldwide. Most models today are quite easy to use and are not too expensive. Bicycles are also great for exercise to exercise and stay healthy. Cycling is the representative of the civilized and healthy lifestyle that the whole world is aiming for.

There are many bicycle brands in the world manufactured with different prices to meet the needs of all classes and users. The latest versions are constantly being launched by brands with increasingly new, modern, youthful, and dynamic styles to attract young people.

Among them, sports bikes are the hottest product line compared to other types of bikes. This car is not only colorful but also suitable for many different personality styles so customers can choose and choose according to their own needs. A sports bike is not only attractive but also affordable, inexpensive, and quite versatile.

The world-famous bicycle brands have been launching many products in this sportbike line, the only difference between the models is the price. Which bike company is famous, the price will be much higher than that of an unknown brand.

Here, we would like to introduce to you the top of the most famous bicycle brands in the world and some of the most expensive bicycle models today.

1. Giant

Giant is the best and top-ranked brand for bicycles. They are also the most popular and most used bikes in the world. Its bikes are built with great features as well as the best designs.

It is a Taiwanese brand that was founded in 1972 and was started by King Liu. The company has many small offices in many countries such as the Netherlands, China, and Taiwan, etc. Their bikes are the best in features and design.

2. GT

GT is a famous American bicycle company founded in 1979 in Santa Ana, California by Gary Turner and Richard Long. GT is known from the start for the development of BMX bikes and designed their “triangular” cardboard frame. They still carry on such design to this day.

The company’s vision is to focus on creating reliable, quality, durable, and innovative chassis. After great success with BMX models, GT began to create its mountain bikes (MTB) and soon they expanded to many other bike models.

Today, they continue to innovate and apply the latest technologies. GT is one of the first brands to introduce 29’rs wheels for the bicycle industry today. GT sponsors many racing teams and individuals, including famous riders Rebecca Twigg and Juli Furtado.

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UCI World Tour’s first multi-stage road bike tour after Covid-19

The 92-year-old Tour de Pologne will be the first UCI World Tour long-distance road bike tournament to come after the Covid-19 pandemic. The tournament will take place from 5-8 to 9-8, starting from Chorow and destination in Krakow. However, to ensure the health and safety of everyone, the tournament will limit reporters and spectators watching

Meanwhile, the audience will be banned from watching the riders compete at the starting line and the destination, while reporters and journalists are also not invited to participate in the news.

To solve the problem of information, photos, video recording of the Tour de Pologne 2020, and convey them to the public, the organizer explained, they will use a team of specialized journalists, producing their own programs. Information, promoting the tournament, through photos, articles, videos, and the team must also meet the requirements of medical examination – health, extremely strict.

In addition, events on the sidelines of the tournament, usually held in public places in race cities, were also canceled, as the organizer wanted to limit the minimum number of people in places. sensitivity, reducing the risk of new disease outbreaks.

However, the Tour de Pologne 2020, like many other sports tournaments taking place in many parts of the world, still needs an audience. That’s why, even though fans are banned from watching competitions at the start and destination.

They still have the right to watch on both sides of the road during the races, as long as they strictly follow the measures of social spacing of local governments. Meanwhile, reporters were not invited to report, still work on the two sides of the road, with the requirement to stand half a meter away, and the riders with the same distance.

Before the Tour de Pologne 2020, the two Vuelta a Burgos and Strade Bianche tournaments also took place, signaling that the 2020 road bike season is starting to be active again. However, the Vuelta a Burgos (which will take place from July 28 to August 1) is only part of the UCI Europe Tour system, while Strade Bianche (held on August 1) is a one-stage tournament. single race.

At the Tour de Pologne 2019, after 1,036 kilometers of the track, going through 7 stages, Pavel Sirakov (Russia, Ineos) won the final Yellow Vests with a record of 26 hours 20 minutes and 58 seconds, more than the second place is Jai Hindley (Australia, Sunweb) in just 2 seconds. Ineos also won the team championship with a total record of 79 hours 7 minutes and 11 seconds.

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The history of sports bicycles and cycle sport (Part 2)

Cycling began to become a popular sport in Europe in the 1890s with improvements in road conditions and the introduction of some classic sports one day continues to this day.

After France and Belgium, races were introduced in Italy, Spain, and the Netherlands. In 1903, the Tour de France was established and still held every year so far. Next comes the big three-week tours of Italy (Giro d’Italia) and Spain (Vuelta an España).

Normally, Giro is held in May and June, Tour de France in July, Vuelta in September, and World Championships in October. Prizes in these races amount to $ 2.5 million. Only in Tour de France.

European road racing races were sponsored by bicycle makers until the late 1920s when national and regional teams were introduced. After World War II, with the decline of bicycle manufacturers, teams began turning to various sponsors, including carmakers, insurance companies, and banks.

The professional bicycle racing season now begins in January with races in Australia and Malaysia, continuing from February to October in Europe and the United States, in Asia in November and December. For most racers, a season of about 120 days stretching over eight months.

For most riders, a season has about 120 days of competition stretching for eight months

In the UK, racing fell in popularity after the turn of the 20th century, with the advent of cars. Bicycle tracks are gradually closed. However, in Asia and Australia, it is not so, the roads usually have a lot of spectators for races such as Tour Down Under in Australia, Tour of Langkawi in Malaysia and Japan Cup.

The men’s marathon and the racetrack were first held at the 1896 Olympic Games; women participated in the Olympic in 1984 and 1988 bicycle races. Mountain biking, a cross-country race on rough terrain, became an Olympic event for men and women at the Olympics 1996 in Atlanta. The Atlanta Olympics also mark the first Olympics in which professional riders are allowed to participate in road racing and time limit racing races.

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The history of cycle sport (Part 1)

Cycle sports include professional and amateur races, held mostly in continental Europe, the United States and Asia. Since when has sports bike racing been started?

Cycling as an official sport since 1868, with a 1,200-meter race between the fountains and the entrance of Saint-Cloud Park (near Paris). The winner of this race is James Moore, an 18 year old British racer.

On November 7, 1869, the first city-to-city bicycle race was held between Paris and Rouen. Again Moore was the winner with the distance of 135 km in 10 hours 25 minutes. While road racing became popular for a few years in continental Europe, in England, road degradation made the sport unsuitable, and thus cycling sport focused on the test or time tracking.

In the United States, the first recorded cycling sport race was held in May 1878 in Boston. Almost all of America’s first races are on track, in long races. In the 1890s, a number of motorsport races were held from Boston to San Francisco.

There were many competitions in cities such as Denver, Los Angeles, and St. Louis and Salt Lake City. The sport received tremendous boost when one of the famous cyclists, Charles M. Murphy made a trip behind a train and traveled a mile in just 57.8 seconds.

History of sports cycling

Another special form of racing that flourished in the United States in the 1890s was the six-day bicycle race (since the races usually begin at midnight and end at 10 pm ) nonstop with prizes of up to $ 10,000.

This form of racing was transformed with the one-man team to two-man teams in 1899, and the six-day races remained popular in the 1930s. Although no longer held at In the United States, these races continue to attract a lot of riders in Belgium, Italy, France and Germany.

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Brazil officially hosts MotoGP in 2022

According to information broadcast from Dorna Sports (the company that owns the commercial and television rights of the MotoGP race), a MotoGP race will officially take place in Brazil in the 2022 season.

After 22 years from the last (2004 season) a MotoGP race will officially take place on Brazilian territory. Specifically, a five-year contract was signed between Dorna Sport and Rio Motorsports. Thereby, a new racetrack named Rio Motorpark will be built in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and will be officially completed in 2021.

It is known that Rio Motorpark has a design of about 4.5 km long, with 7 corners of the left corner and 6 corners of the right corner. Also according to Marcelo Crivella – Mayor of Rio de Janeiro, the construction of the Rio Motorpark is a major project of the city of Rio de Janeiro. It will create a huge amount of jobs (about 7,000 job opportunities) for local people as well as boost the city’s tourism industry in the near future.

The Rio Motorpark will be completed in 2021

Before the official return in the MotoGP 2022 season, Brazil also had time to be the “host” of the famous motor racing competitions in the world; between 1987 and 1992 and 1995 to 2004.

This is true from the share of CEO Dorna Sport, during the MotoGP season 2022 to 2026 will take a total of 22 races. More specifically, the number of 2019 is 19 stages, the MotoGP 2020 season will increase to 20 stages with the arrival of Finland, the MotoGP 2021 season will be 21 stages with the participation of Indonesia and the number until the MotoGP season. 2022 will be 22 stages with the arrival of Brazil.

Although the limit set by Mr. Carmelo Ezpeleta is 22 races for MotoGP to the end of the MotoGP season 2026. But according to the information available, 01 countries of South Asia, Portugal and Mexico are being active in becoming the host of a race in this world’s most prestigious 02-wheel race system. And one of the names can only appear on the MotoGP map if the host countries do not continue to organize MotoGP.

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The largest motorbike racing events in the world (Part 3)

Because of the harsh conditions of the track, the attendees often focus on suspension, good suspension to meet the terrain. Motocross is also distinguished by the different awarding format, sometimes with extra prizes for riders who overcome certain challenges in the race.

Naturally, the racer finishes first championship within the allotted time or number of laps depending on the manner in which the race is organized.

Supercross

The supercross world motorcycle racing tournament is a variation of Motocross but held indoors. Often held in stadiums with a different race condition than the steering wheel technique. In North America, Supercross is very developed.

However, in Europe, Motocross still dominates and people distinguish these two races through the way of organizing and temporarily calling Supercross to be held indoors and Motocross is outdoor.

Supermotor

The Supermoto world motorbike race is a mixed race combining asphalt and terrain. The type of motorbikes that participated in the race was mostly from the terrain of the Motocross. Due to the use of special terrain vehicles, so the technique of cornering is also very different

Other races such as MotoGP or Superbike commonly used cornering technique is the knee-lowering technique, but in Supermoto the driver will hug the crab with a straightened leg and use the car’s inertia to make a nice face.

Enduro

Enduro is a genre of off-road racing that focuses on the durability of the vehicle and the driver. Normally each driver must complete a lap of more than 10 miles (more than 15km) of terrain through the forest.

The race will set many stages with the goal of finishing within a certain time, and there will be penalties if done earlier or late, so the “punctuality” factor is most important. A standard race usually takes place within 3-4 hours, some other races take place over a longer period of time.

In national or international tournaments, the race can take place for many days, the maintenance of vehicles is strictly controlled during the race to ensure fairness.

These include the famous Enduro races like the World Enduro Championship (WEC) across Europe, and the most prominent one is the International Six Days Enduro competing against teams from many countries.

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The largest motorbike racing events in the world (Part 2)

Motorcycles participating in the Grand Prix race are specialized vehicles, not mass production for the purpose of competition to bring glory to the car manufacturer.

Currently, there are many world motor racing competitions organized for different types of cars to determine the reputation and success of the participating automakers.

Superbike Racing

Superbike Racing is for mass-produced commercial motorcycles, with structural changes to suit the track. Motorcycles participating in this race must have 4-stroke engines from 800cc to 1200cc for 2-engine engines, and 750cc to 1000cc for 4-cylinder engines.

The cars involved are almost similar to the commercial models and upgraded some parts, in general they do not look different from the street cars, and the engine is allowed to be refined. special tuning.

Supersport Racing

The Supersport Motor Racing is also a racing formula for commercially tuned, engine-manufactured commercial vehicles. To be allowed to participate in this race, the car must be equipped with 4-stroke engine with a capacity of 400 to 600cc with 4-cylinder engine and from 600 to 750cc capacity for 2-cylinder engines.

Supersport’s regulations are somewhat stricter than the Superbike race, including the engine of the participating car must be the same size as the standard engine, can adjust engine power but also very strictly controlled.

Famous Supersport competitions include AMA Supersport Championship, British Supersport Championship and Supersport World Championship.

Endurance Racing

This is a race to test the durability of the car and the physical strength of the racer. Each team has many different riders and can be replaced during a very long race. The race format is to complete the number of laps in the fastest time, or to complete as many laps as possible in a given time. The durability and reliability of a motorcycle is one of the most important elements of this race.

Motocross

The world of Motocross (or MX) is similar to other motorbike races, but the biggest difference is the harsh off-road conditions. The closed loop is built to challenge all riders including a mixture of dirt, sand, mud and grass… even simulating rough terrain.

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The largest motorbike racing events in the world (Part 1)

Motorbike racing has become a sport in which riders are trained strictly and seriously, and the quality of each bike will be shown in these races.

Traditional Road

Traditional Road refers to the motorbike races taking place on the street. Currently, the number of roads that can be organized for street motorcycle races has decreased and most of them are concentrated in European countries. Examples of typical street bike races are the International Road Racing Championship and Duke Road Racing Rankings.

In addition, there are smaller races organized according to the purchase of prizes with prizes for outstanding racing winners such as Isle of Man TT, North West 200 and Ulster Grand Prix. Ireland currently hosts the most street races. Besides, the Netherlands, Spain, Belgium, Germany, the United Kingdom, the Czech Republic, Ukraine, New Zealand and Macau.

Motorcycle Grand Prix

Commonly known as the MotoGP, the world MotoGP motorcycle racing competition can be organized into three separate segments: Moto3, Moto2 and MotoGP.

Moto3 was launched in 2012 for 250cc segment motorcycles with 4-stroke single cylinder engine. Previously, Moto3 also allowed the 125cc segment. In Moto3 races, the age of the riders will be limited from 25 to 28 years old.

Moto2 was introduced by Dorna Sports, which currently holds the edition of the MotoGP formula competitions, in 2010 for the 4-stroke 600cc segment. Previously the Moto2 formula also included 250cc 2-stroke motorcycles. In the first season, Moto2 allowed 2-stroke and 2-stroke engines to participate. But in 2011 only 4-stroke engine types to this day.

The current MotoGP world motorcycle racing tournament is the racing formula for the largest displacement bike. This race has been controversial and changed with the engine regulations during the early years of the organization.

In 2002, 990cc 4-stroke engines were allowed to compete between 500cc 2-stroke models. And until 2003, completely replaced the whole 2-stroke model. In 2007, MotoGP reduced the engine capacity to 800cc and failed before setting the standard to allow only 1000cc 4 stroke engines in 2012 and to this day.

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The development of bicycles from the 20th century to the present

Bicycles became an increasingly important means of transportation in Europe during the first half of the 20th century, but the demand for bicycles decreased significantly in the US from 1900 to 1910 due to the advent of cars.

By the 1920s, bicycles gradually turned into a children’s toy and in 1940, most bicycles in the US were made for children. However, in Europe, bicycles are still widely used.

During the first half of the 20th century, bicycles were continuously developed to suit the diverse needs of consumers. The system of multi-plate tires that can be exchanged back and forth while running was developed in France from 1900 to 1910 and gradually improved over time.

In 1930, the European Bicycle Racing Organization allowed riders to use this system. Previously, if a driver was to be changed during the race, the driver had to stop, remove the wheel to change the desired plate, and reinstall it. This is extremely time consuming. This system helps riders save a lot of time when they want to change the speed of the car.

Around the middle of the 20th century, many other devices on bicycles were continued to be built and perfected such as handbrake systems, lighter pedal cycles, dinamo-powered lights on wheels and tires.

The narrower design helps reduce friction allowing the bike to move more smoothly and smoothly. These bikes became very popular in Europe especially in the UK in the 1950s and were always improved during the remaining decades of the 20th century. Bicycles gradually became a popular hobby. of many people.

Bicycles in the beginning of the 21st century

Since the beginning of the 21st century, bicycles have begun to improve drastically with the development of technology. In design, the chassis is made of different materials to reduce weight but still ensure their durability and aerodynamic requirements.

The bike balance is calculated and simulated by computer software that allows the production of bicycles that are safe for drivers. New technologies applied such as making carbon fiber parts or electronic self-shifting system make the bike more modern.

Up to the present time, bicycles have always been improved in parallel with the advancement of science and technology to meet the increasingly stringent requirements of users. 

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How were bicyles in the 19th century?

The invention of bicycles has had a great impact on society, both in culture and in promoting the industrialization of modernization. Thanks to bicycles, many modern vehicles such as cars and motorcycles were later invented.

So, how were bicycle look like in the 19th century?

E.C.F. bike model Otto in 1880

In 1885, John Kemp Starley, the grandson of inventor James Starley, created a safety bicycle with two equal-sized wheels mounted in an empty metal frame. The car is fully equipped with parts such as brakes, chain-drive sleds. This is the prototype of a modern bike. Approximately 2 to 3 years later, this model was put into mass production and widely available.

The Rover model was invented by John Kemp Starley (grandson of James Starley) in 1885.

In 1888, Scottish inventor John Dunlop invented pneumatic tires for bicycles. This tire allows the bike to operate more smoothly and smoothly on rough roads, overcoming the disadvantages of solid tires. After that, people also found a model of the frame design called “diamond” with better bearing capacity.

The design of a pneumatic tire and a simple “diamond” frame makes the bike lightweight for smoother, more efficient operation. At the same time, the aforementioned improvements also facilitate maintenance and repair become more convenient.

John Dunlop (1840 -1921) invented the pneumatic tire. He is the founder of the famous Dunlop company specializing in manufacturing tires and sports equipment.

With important aspects of being easy to navigate, safe, comfortable and moving quickly, bicycles became a popular means of transportation for the middle and upper classes in Europe and North America in the second half. 1890. A bicycle with an equally sized rubber tire mounted on a frame with “diamond design” was the first bicycle model for both men and women.

It can be used smoothly. This period was a golden age in the history of bicycle development with a series of improvements that contributed to the completion of today’s modern bicycle model.