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Old 03-05-06, 11:23 AM   #1
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vibration and wheels

thinking of getting a deep v wheelset for an aluminium frame, do bigger rims absorb road vibrations and lessen it?
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Old 03-05-06, 11:40 AM   #2
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+ increase it i'd guess
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The frame and the tububulars, clincher or what ever u use there does the trick, but the wheels help a lot anyways...
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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.
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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.
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You want as low radial stiffness as possible while maintaining lateral one for cornering.
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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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