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Off The Front Racing Systems

FAQ

A lot has been said about wheel aerodynamics with respect to spoke count and other factors.  Many are concerned they are sacrificing aerodynamics by going from 18H fronts or 24 rear to a 20H 28H combo in the name of a more robust build or a stiffer wheel.  Truth is, the spoke count at 28 and below is a relatively low percentage of the overall wheel aerodynamics.  Below 24 holes, the benefit is barely measurable. The data for the chart below is captured from published data throughout the bicycle industry.



This data sheds more light on the idea that major gains are made by compromising wheel build strength in the name of few spokes doesn't buy you much.  Compromising wheel stiffness by radically reducing spoke diameter or shape results in even fewer performance percentage gains.

Here at Off The Front we have developed specific algorithms to determine the optimal wheel design based on the specific riders input factors.  The net result is an optimally performing wheels built around our customers exact needs.  Let us know your needs and build the optimal wheel system for you.


Wheel Stiffness

A lot has been said about wheel stiffness and factors affecting it.  After all, the spoke and hub wheel design has been around for more than 2500 years.  Many people think wheels stiffness equates to wheel strength.  It does not.  Many people think spoke tension increase drives wheel stiffness.  it does not.

Robust wheel stiffness results in a more solid wheel, confidence inspiring handling and better power transfer.  In a nutshell the three most important drivers in lateral wheel stiffness are:

1) Spoke cross sectional area (the number and diameter of spokes)
2) Hub Flange width
3) Lacing patterns relative to rider weight (0X-4X)
4) Spoke length lever (a function of rim depth)

All of these factors need to be considered when building the optimum wheel.  Here at Off The Front we have developed specific algorithms to determine the optimal wheel design based on the specific riders input factors.  The net result is an optimally performing wheels built around our customers exact needs.

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