I dunno, my last few wheels were a pair of cheep OEM wheels which were uncomfortably stiff, then some low end shimano factory wheels (r550) which were more comfortable but don't feel (to me) to be flexing. Treated myself to these new wheel's and they don't feel as immediate when you stand up and stomp on the pedals like I imagined they would. On the other hand they're a lb lighter so maybe that
What else do you want to ask on this forum? Like, is the Pope Catholic?
Alright wind y'er neck in, I only asked to see if anyone had any ideas to ascertain whether the wheels were flexing or if it's all in my head, or if they just feel different and I'm interpreting the lack of inertia as flex as they don't offer the resistance to push against whilst accelerating.
But the real question is, does he shit in the woods and are bears Catholic?
So, you build with flexy DB spokes. You only use 28 at the back. You only use 24 at the front. Why would such wheels not be flexy?
Well it's 8 more front and 8 more rear than my last wheels which (I think) weren't
The roules artile is a good one. Quote from part 3.
Yea, I can visualize that, a low spoke count and a stiff rim would allow the whole rim to flex relative to the hub, a flexy rim and lots of spokes would allow the lower half of the rim to flex while the upper half remains straight.
I run my pads quite close to the rim (<1mm), I usually build wheels and have them true in the stand, then put them in the bike and get the last 1/8th of a turn to get them perfect. I'm not convinced brake rub makes too much difference anyway, look at disk brakes, the pads are scuffing the rotor almost all the time with no measurable drag, time for a few wet rides I think to see if they're rubbing on the brakes anyway. If that's inconclusive I'll swap some tyres round and do some back to back tests with identical setups to see if I can feel the difference.