This post covers the the technical details of wider tires and rims with regards aerodynamics, rolling resistance and some Noise Vibration and Harshness
The Elite Wheels Drive is a relatively shallow 40mm deep wheel with exceptionally low inertia. This results in fast acceleration and handling. The wheels are exceptionally made and build quality is amongst the best.
Introduction Ascent is a company based in Singapore who make a bicycle parts. A relatively young company, they have been around on the market for a few years. The wheels on tested were their Polaris with DT 180 hubs and carbon spokes. Ascent have stated their rims are made in China by a third party…
Introduction Winspace is a company based in Xiamen China, they are one of the most well known companies outside of their home market and have a reputation that has grown from a small Chinese focused company to one that is gaining worldwide market share quite rapidly. Winspace is an OEM, they are well known for…
This Bowman Bicycles Palace frame was sent in by a viewer who had a failed chanset, Further investigations showed a frame that was in a dangerous condition, showing numerous welding and machining defects. Some of those could have been catastrophic
The Elves Vanyar is a one piece moulded carbon fiber frame produced by the Taiwanese/Chinese company Elves. The frame was sent in by a viewer and thus the purchase was anonymous. Overall the frame was nothing more than average albeit no worse than the likes of the named brands Cannondale/Canyon etc
Bicycle wheel balancing is a topic that is often discussed but has not ever been dissected in detail. A lot of professionals balance their wheels and this has filtered down to the amateur ranks wishing to eek out the maximum amount of performance. This post will look at the engineering behind the balancing of bicycle wheels.
Introduction Winspace is a company based in Xiamen, China that has come from virtually totally unknown outside of it’s home market to being quite a dominant player in the world of high performance bicycle wheels. Two years ago, the original Hyper 50 wheel was released to the public, since it’s initial released it has gained…
Paul Green of Paul Green Vlogs got in touch about some problems he’d been having on his Trek Checkpoint bike. He had gone through bottom brackets at quite an alarming rate. Almost four bottom brackets from different manufacturers had become unserviceable in a relatively short time. The failed bottom brackets consisted of a few Shimano OE units and most recently a Thread Together type BB from Wheels Manufacturing. The bottom bracket type was BB86 and the frame was made of aluminum.
A cyclist sent in this Madison Genesis Le Croix titanium bike frame in for a bottom bracket fix. This bike had been through bottom brackets at an alarming rate and the non drive side was visibly damaged. Some further checks were carried out and some issues around stress relief were highlighted. Eventually fixed.
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