Nice, will you sell the rims alone or only the assembled wheels?
The rims will sell seperate, you can buy a set when our campaign goes live next saturday.
These are hole drilling combinations available.
Looks interesting. I've worked with enough alloy rims to be a bit skeptical of a rim of that profile with that low a weight. The challenge of that combination and the additional challenge of keeping a rim profile like that consistently round is one that no other rim manufacturer has accomplished.
Our first prototypes used 6061 alloy. Most brands use 6061 or comparable alloys.
With these alloys it is very hard, if not impossible to create a reliable and round rim with these specifications, as you said. Apart from that it is a good alloy to work with, so i am not saying it is a bad material. But the rims will be heavier.
We use a different alloy which has better product properties. This allowed us to bring weight down to this point, without sacrificing reliability or roundness.
For the wheels we lace ourselve we work with a max radial and lateral offset of 0,1mm
Except for a small inconsistency at the weld, but this is the case on all aluminum rim. You have to think of around 0.3mm.but when tire is on the weld is not visible to the naked eye.
Best of luck with the project. Let me know when you have US distribution.
For our kickstarter campaign we will be shipping to us. If our campaign is successful we will take care of distribution of US, most likely by 1 or 2 distributors.