The bike wheel market has become more dynamic than ever before. Manufacturers have come up with innovative ways of dealing with a myriad of problems that riders face on the road. The 60mm carbon clincher wheel-set is a new innovation in the bike wheel market. It is touted as the ultimate upgrade for more powerful and exciting bike performance.
The 60mm clincher wheel-sets are currently a darling to those that ride on bumpy roads and those who regularly ride on wet roads. It has also been recommended by professional riders for being superior in power transfers and acceleration. Here are a few features and facts that support this assertion.
Stronger Rims and Rear
Regular wheels require more spokes in order to sustain heavy weights. This often results to an uncomfortable ride. The carbon clincher wheel-set has worked around this by taking longer but fewer spokes, while at the same time ensuring that the rim is stronger. It can take up to 110kg of rider weight conveniently. It also has a shatterproof Kevlar hoop for more convenient braking. For increased safety, the wheels have a glass transition resin system of up to 250c.
A Lighter and Wider Wheel
A typical 60mm carbon wheel-set has a combined weight of 1,520 grams with the front weighing 705 grams and the rear 815 grams. Lightweight wheels enable the rider to move at higher speeds. In addition, the wheel-sets have a wider carbon clincher that adds to their stability on the road. This also offers high lateral stiffness to handle bumpy rides better. The depth is perfect for road wheels, triathlon wheels, and time trial wheels
The spokes are triple butted, strong and super light. This enables the wheel to cut through the wind better by reducing wind resistance (this is the technology behind the manufacturing of jumbo jet turbines). Speed matters in riding and aero blades enable the rider achieve it effortlessly. They also have double-edged profiles which is an improvement from the traditional v shapes. This makes them substantially faster.
The 60mm clincher wheel-set has done away with cheap ceramic bearings that need regular maintenance and replacement. In their place, it has advanced bearing systems, such as the Japanese EZO sealed cartridges that are silky smooth and low in friction. These cartridges require no maintenance and have high sphericity. Thus, you are assured of worry-free riding and low costs of maintenance.
Adjustable High-Quality Nipples
Most nipples start to seize after repeated use. Other nipple brands get corroded by humidity in the atmosphere. With 60mm clincher wheel-sets, the nipples are corrosion free and an inhibitor lube is added to keep them adjustable for the entire life of the wheel.
The 60mm clincher wheel-sets have a superior performance as compared to smaller 38mm and 50mm carbon wheels and also non-carbon wheels. The design also complies with 1980 mandatory bicycle quality regulations.
Ensure that you also read the 2004 Australian road safety regulations before using your bike. There is an entire section for bike riders that you should know about.