Podcast #083 – Parcours on Aerodynamics of Vast Rims, Gravel Tires & Extra!


Wider rims are a factor now, however as with all issues, there’s a restrict to the magic they’ll work. However for roadies, there’s no denying the advantages, and few manufacturers are pushing the idea as onerous (or for as lengthy) as Parcours.

In the event you’ve ever puzzled how tire dimension and rim profiles have an effect on aerodynamics, this episode is for you! My visitor is Dov Tate, founding father of Parcours Wheels, a UK model that’s been pushing the envelope on wider rims optimized round wider tires.

The story of how he obtained to that time, from placing 360º wind sensors low on the bike to deliberately doing wind tunnel exams with out a motorcycle body connected to the wheels, is absolutely cool.

We dive fairly deep on forefront, trailing edge, optimizing for gravel tires, and an entire lot extra, with tales about how he’s constructed his firm combined in for the entrepreneurs amongst us.There’s even speak about some new wheels (just like the first-ever full disc wheel with the Labeled internally geared hub) and the place they is likely to be headed with future product growth.

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