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Equinox Launches New Carbon Spoke Wheel

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Equinox will introduce its new Advantage RT38 Plus ultralight carbon wheel at Eurobike 2011. The company is claiming the new wheel set to be one of the lightest ever built, at just 1,100g. Each wheel is

Equinox Launches New Carbon Spoke Wheel

Equinox will introduce its new Advantage RT38 Plus ultralight carbon wheel at Eurobike 2011. The company is claiming the new wheel set to be one of the lightest ever built, at just 1,100g. Each wheel is composed of three major parts: a 265g carbon rim, integrated carbon spoke system and a carbon hub specially designed to work with the spokes.

The manufacturer says the advantages of its new wheels are more direct power transmission, better stiffness over metal spokes, and improved ease of maintenances, as each piece can be maintained and serviced separately, unlike carbon wheel sets made with ‘one piece’ construction.

Overall, Equinox says the Advantage is 20% – 30% stiffer than a normal carbon rim. The wheels are made with carbon nano tube material, high TG epoxy resin and T1000 fiber, making the rim tougher without sacrificing rigidity. Braking heat is also better dissipated. Equinox has been developing and manufacturing carbon components for cycling since 1998 with the main focus on carbon and carbon spoke wheels.

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