TOKYO, June 5, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — This April, the carbon bicycle wheel brand Elitewheels attended Cycle Mode Tokyo, the largest bicycle exhibition in Japan.
At this year’s Cycle Mode Tokyo, Elitewheels attracted several hundred visitors over two days. The China Glory Continental Cycling Team races on wheels from Elitewheels. Elitewheels is based in Fujian Province, China. The brand has been producing carbon bicycle wheels since 2013. They design and manufacture their own proprietary UNI carbon fiber, resin, wheel hubs, rims, and complete wheelsets. Having this level of vertical integration allows for better quality control and prevents supply chain issues from occurring.
They use advanced production techniques and proprietary UNI carbon fiber to allow for carbon rims to be made lighter, stiffer, and stronger. Improvements in resin and carbon fiber prepreg, as well as a sophisticated molding process eliminate the need for over-engineering, saving on material, while giving the wheels favorable qualities that cyclists demand. Precise wheel hub machining, the use of mixed ceramic bearings, as well as the company’s extensive research and development have allowed for ultra low rolling resistance, long lasting freehub mechanisms.
In addition to carbon fiber rims, Elitewheels has popularized the use of carbon spokes instead of traditional steel spokes. This was accomplished by creating spokes that can be replaced individually. Former designs were impossible to fix as spokes were bonded to the rim and wheel hub.
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