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V-Shape vs. Toroidal Carbon Wheels

Posted by James Ferrer

We had a great question posted to the Tokyowheel Forum by @edward_de_cobourg.

I understand the benefits of a toroidal shaped rim and the disadvantage/advantages of a v-rim. Now I am wondering if the toroidal in the back is over-rated. Rather, you should have a toroidal in the front but stick with v-rim on the back?

It's a great question.

Let's further define the question, then look at the answer.

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Pre-Sale and Ambassador Status Update

Posted by James Ferrer

The pre-sale of the new EPIC wheel systems is going great.

The first batch of EPIC 3.4s are getting prepped to ship out to everyone who has already placed an order.

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New Color: Stealth Black

Posted by James Ferrer

Now, you've got an all new color option for your EPIC carbon wheel system. Stealth Black.

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Become an Ambassador, Earn Free Gear.

Posted by James Ferrer

The Tokyowheel Ambassador program is live today in public beta. I’m going to explain to you what this is, why we’re doing it, and how you can start today for free.

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New EPIC Wheel Systems Pre-Sale

Posted by James Ferrer

We've got a brand new line of road bike wheels that I would like to share with you today. These wheels have been in development for 16 months now. They are a culmination of everything we’ve l...

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Ride-Centered Product Line

Posted by James Ferrer

In early 2015 we set out to completely redesign our EPIC carbon wheel lineup. We already had a few ideas on how to improve the product line.

Having already sold thousands of wheelsets ...

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System-Optimized™ Design

Posted by James Ferrer

System-Optimised™ Design is a different approach to wheel design. The wheels have distinctly different front and rear rims to maximize performance.

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Cloud Based Computational Fluid Dynamics

Posted by James Ferrer

Central to the engineering of the System-Optimised™ rim shapes was our use of cloud computation in CFD simulations. 

We teamed up...

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Carbon-Strut™ Layup

Posted by James Ferrer
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Carbon Magnetic Hubs

Posted by James Ferrer
Every Tokyowheel is now available with two different hub and spoke options. Read more...

Learn The 6 Things You Must Know Before Buying Carbon Wheels.

FREE CARBON WHEELS COURSE

: What's The Value In Carbon Wheels?

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You Get:

Lesson 1: Why Carbon?

Lesson 2: Tubular vs. Clincher

Lesson 3: What's this 38 50 60 88 Craziness?

Lesson 4: Are Wide Rims Better?

Lesson 5: Do Spokes and Hubs Matter?

Lesson 6: How to Avoid Paying Too Much For Your Wheels

Bonus: Get Carbon Wheel Tips, News, and Special Offers