Wheel Stiffness Testing

Wheel Stiffness Test (horizontal)

This test measures the lateral stiffness of our wheels.
A wheel is clamped horizontally in the rig and increasing force is applied up to a known limit. The amount of deflection is measured and recorded continually whilst the force is being applied.

This gives us undistorted and completely objective information on the influence of spoke tension, spoke dimensions, rim material, rim profile, spoke lacing type and hub type on lateral stiffness.

The test can be performed with or without tyres.

Laufrad Steifigkeit vertikal

This test measures the vertical stiffness of wheels. The wheel is clamped vertically in the rig and increasing force is applied up to a known limit. The amount of deflection is measured and recorded continually whilst the force is being applied.

The test can be performed with or without tyres.

Wheel Overload Test

This tests the amount of force that is needed to cause the wheel to collapse (cave in on itself).

A wheel is clamped in the rig and increasing force is applied until the wheel crumples. We feel that this test is absolutely essential in order to rule out any failure of this kind when out on the road, especially when it comes to lightweight carbon wheels.

The test can be performed with or without tyres.