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redesigned the wheel?(5 posts)

redesigned the wheel?alansutton
Jul 22, 2001 8:43 PM
Looks like a lumpy RolfDog
Jul 23, 2001 5:45 AM
Looks like a Rolf or Shimano wheel. I'd say a variation, not a redesign.

Can't wait for the claims!grzy mnky
Jul 24, 2001 5:46 PM
At least someone had the presence of mind to acknowledge that fewer higher tensioned spokes are actually a stress riser at the eyelet. Imagine trying to extrude this section and the machining cost of each rim....

....and the price is?
Nope, just futzed with the rim.jw25
Jul 23, 2001 7:42 AM
It's unique, but probably doesn't make much difference, and might even decrease aerodynamics over a conventional deep-dish rim. But it look neat...
Same concept as the special Ksyriums USPS is using...Bruno S
Jul 24, 2001 10:41 PM
look at the Ks USPS uses. They have been machined in the same way to reduce weight. I like the idea and think its a true innovation. Manufacturing processes have limited the cross-section of the rim to remain constant. It seems logical to have more material in some segments (where the spokes tie) and less in others.