Singlespeed & Fixed Gear - vibration and wheels
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03-05-06, 11:23 AM
thinking of getting a deep v wheelset for an aluminium frame, do bigger rims absorb road vibrations and lessen it?
03-05-06, 11:42 AM
The frame and the tububulars, clincher or what ever u use there does the trick, but the wheels help a lot anyways...
Extra deep rims and really high flange hubs get you closer and closer to having no spokes at all, which would be a solid metal wheel.
If you want to absorb road vibration, you want longer spokes. shallow rims and low flange hubs would be the ticket.
03-05-06, 12:04 PM
Not only spoke length matters, but obviously, the higher vertical profile means greater vertical stiffness (much like oversize tubes being stiffer). So a deep profile rim has a harsher ride. Not good.
You want as low radial stiffness as possible while maintaining lateral one for cornering.
Scroll down to the last table. (http://www.sheldonbrown.com/rinard/wheel/grignon.htm)
03-05-06, 02:09 PM
they increase it, but you won't notice. +1 on low flange for comfort, but i doubt high flange will make it any worse and boy, is high flange hot.
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