Nico Vouilloz works with SRAM on the development of their new wheels and we get to see how engineers work with riders on new products.

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Nicolas Vouilloz | The Relentless Pursuit of Balance – Engineering and Development

Nico Vouilloz needs no introduction and in the last chapter of this series we take a look at the development and engineering SRAM do with Nico. Nico stared the series talking about wheels and you can see how he chose them in Episode 1. Also the second part of the series followed Nico at the early rounds of the Enduro World series, check Episode 2 out.

We all love to geek out on the tech side of biking and it’s interesting to see what goes into the development of a product like wheels. It’s not just about just making the strongest or lightest wheel, SRAM are looking for balance. Spoke tension, hub design, rim profiles and widths were all looked at during the development of these wheels. They have even managed to design the front and rear wheels to use a single spoke length which is pretty impressive. Check out this edit from Victor Lucas about what has gone into developing SRAM’s new wheels.


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