Carbon Fiber Spokes for Bicycles
Lighter, stronger and more efficient has always been the quest of professional cyclists. As a brand that mainly develops and produces carbon fiber bicycle wheels, it has always been our duty to continuously improve the overall performance of bicycle wheels. The performance of the spokes also plays a key role in the overall performance of the bicycle wheel. Hereby we introduce something about carbon fiber spokes.
Carbon fiber spokes are not new. In the early days, they only appeared in the Tour de France due to their difficult production technology and costly price restrictions. Now after years of R&D, the production technology of carbon fiber spokes has made great breakthroughs, and carbon fiber spokes have been gradually popularized.
Carbon fiber spokes offer three main advantages:
Our two carbon spokes, the Oval weighs just 2.35g (281mm) and the Aero weighs just 2.7g (281mm). Compared with the current popular alloy spokes, such as Sapim CX-Ray 4.25g (260mm) and DT Competition 5.97g (264mm) (data from the Internet). Obviously, the weight of the carbon fiber spokes is remarkable.
2. High Intensity.
The tensile strength of Oval and Aero spokes can reach 3614N (369KG) and 4311N (440KG) respectively, compared to other alloy spokes, such as Sapim CX-Ray 3168N (323KG) (data from the Internet), the carbon fiber spokes are stronger.
3. Excellent Rigidity.
Carbon fiber spokes are great because they are of excellet rigidity. In general race, stronger explosive power directly affects the reaction force. The high rigidity of carbon fiber spokes could provide powerful explosive force, so that the power of hub rotation can be quickly reflected onto the wheels, which leads to achieve more efficient acceleration and to save start-up and reaction time. This is a huge advantage in a competition.
We currently offer two models of carbon fiber spokes, Oval and Aero, with slight differences in weight, strength and performance. The spoke head and screw thread of which are made of titanium alloy materials, for stronger, lighter and more precise purpose.
Generally, if you prefer a lighter wheel, you may choose the Oval model spokes; if you prefer a more wind-breaking wheel, you may choose the Aero model. Due to the poor ductility or flexibility of carbon fiber spokes, they are only recommended for road, gravel and mountain XC riding. These spokes are straight pull, and compatible with most of straight pull bicycle hubs over the market.