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KIWI Launches Injection Moulded Wheel

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KIWI presents the F-20 injection moulded composite wheels. Since the creation of the bicycle, spoke wheels have been the standard. After more than hundred years, technology finally offers an alternative. With over 50 parts each (rim, nipples, spokes, rim tape) spoke wheels are labour intensive, heavy and not even so reliable. The latest injection mould technologies allowed KIWI to use a carbon fibre composite

KIWI presents the F-20 injection moulded composite wheels. Since the creation of the bicycle, spoke wheels have been the standard. After more than hundred years, technology finally offers an alternative. With over 50 parts each (rim, nipples, spokes, rim tape) spoke wheels are labour intensive, heavy and not even so reliable.

The latest injection mould technologies allowed KIWI to use a carbon fibre composite as construction material for a five armed wheel, which brings the total amount of the parts from many down to only one. A stiff, strong, and light wheel is the result.

Two wheels are offered; the F-20-Carbon, with a maximum of carbon fibre reinforcement, delivers maximum stiffness at minimum weight. The F-20- Composite, with a little added weight, loses some less stiffness but available at a more affordable price. Furthermore these high tech materials need no finishing or coating. Not only are these composite wheels a more reliable and good looking alternative to spoke wheels, they are also smaller and lighter.

The total width of the composite wheel is equal to the rim width, contrary to spoke wheels that need sufficient inclination to achieve their stiffness. Stacked for shipping or mounted on a (folding) bike or trailer they save precious space. The KIWI F-20 wheels are compatible for tires from 32 up to 60 millimetres in width, tubeless tires, regular fork and mono blade, SON Dynamo, possibly combined with a disc brake, light emitting rim tape for extra safety and bicycle computer mounting. Dedicated hubs and braking pads are available upon request at KIWI.

 

 

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