The bicycle is often a starting point in learning about design, engineering and countless more – the evolution to the current incarnation has been fascinating but it isn’t showing signs of slowing up.
One evolutionary step is the loopwheel – which uses loops of carbon composite material as a form of suspension fitted inside the wheel – replacing the traditional spokes. That means it can be added to an existing frame for easy after market suspension.
These wheels have been designed by Sam Pearce from the UK and have are aimed at solving the problem of fitting effective suspension to small wheeled bikes.
The wheels have been tested over 10,000 miles and have the same lateral stiffness as traditional spoke wheels. Also, don’t they look beautiful?