Touting such claims as being “the lowest air resistance of all existing wheels compared to 12 or 16 steel bladed spokes or 3, 4, 5, or 6 carbon bladed wheels and even disc wheels”, the 2-Spoke carbon wheels are about as far-flung as any wheelset we’ve come across.
Built in very limited quantities by Dutch engineer, Bram Moens, who’s renown for his development of visionary lightweight specialty bikes and parts, the 2-Spoke wheelset was designed primarily to help top track riders and time trialists “cheat the wind” in “races against the clock”, which resulted in 2 Gold, 1 Silver and 1 Bronze medal at last year’s Olympic Games in Rio.
Curiously however, above and beyond their aerodynamic efficiency, despite their bold wing shape, independent testing of the 2-Spoke wheelset yielded results that suggest the wheels are equally impressive at handling crosswinds.
According to Moens, “thanks to the wing shape of the two aerofoil spokes… the 2-SPOKE wheel was in the tests also the only wheel which generates speed during crosswinds.”
He goes on to explain, that the phenomenon is dependent upon the angle at which the crosswinds hit the wheels, that must be between 10 and 170 degrees.
The 2-Spoke wheels are available in either clincher or tubular, for both road and track use. In addition, the clincher wheelset is also available with a disc-brake compatible hub.
The wheels are available directly from 2-Spoke at €1,177.69 (Front) and €1,260.33 (Rear) in either style.
To learn more about the technology behind 2-Spoke’s wheels, you can visit the company’s website here.
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