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Custom Bike Wheels by Dave Thomas
The paradox of the bicycle wheel:
It has been observed by mechanical engineers that the tensioned spoked wheel is one of the strongest structures, for its weight, that is known to man! More than the sum of its parts, tension is the invisible component that gives the wheel such exceptional load capacity.
That paradox can be expanded to meet other seemingly mutually exclusive characteristics. It is light and strong, but can it be firm, for power transfer and handling precision, while also compliant enough for comfort and predictable response? Can it be reliable for the long term, but also reasonably priced and readily available?
The bicycle wheel is like a suspension component in that it must take in a certain amount of energy, and return it at a certain rate, to create optimum performance. Various bike chassis designs and rider specifics will affect exactly where that point is. An extremely stiff wheel would not be optimum for most riders… Read More
Dave Thomas has been part of the bicycle industry since 1976 and continues to advance the wheelbuilder's art. An off-road rider since 1968 and Cat III racer for 10 years, Dave has been hand-building custom exotic wheels since 1987.