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SuperstarComponents paulaston's article
May 18, 2018 at 8:38
May 18, 2018
First Look: Newmen Components' New Wheels Have Spokes Made of String
@newmencomponents: Im not having a dig (honest, im just geeking out and really interested in the subject) but the vague claims made made me think about what was said.Questions: 1. you say the fatigue of x million revolutions on the new spoke, what does a normal spoke do in the same comparison, no comparison = no use to anyone/no science. 2. you say tensile strength of 8x a normal spoke. The breaking strain of a 1.8mm spoke is just over 300kg, so your saying 1 of these spokes can take over 2 ton of load? Really??? 3. the rim has failed where you would expect it to from the fatigue of the edges flaring out from the drum test. this doesnt really show anything about the spokes themselves. Its the weakest point of the rim becasue thats where you generally blend/weld (in the extrusion process, the die insert doesnt magically float, it has supports which the material flows and rewelds once past) the material around the insert to make the hollow in the profile. Its the bit where it always goes wrong if your die or process is bad, please note yours isnt bad thats just fatigue life. Thankyou for wasting my afternoon modelling up loadings on strings within wheels with solidworks....
SuperstarComponents paulaston's article
May 18, 2018 at 8:25
May 18, 2018
First Look: Newmen Components' New Wheels Have Spokes Made of String
@newmencomponents: Hello i get really frustrated when a scientific test result is used to illustrate a point which doesnt happen in real life, for example the static impact test on a pedal axle in the CEN testing system ( ive been there and done that along with many other things). That never happens in real life and is only in there as a repeatable benchmark test to catch out poor quality axles and NOT to replicate real life. Putting a huge load on a test rigged bare wheel and wobbling a spoke doesnt replicate real life, because if the rim had distorted enough to do that there is something else which is the issue or will fail long before rim fatigue is an issue. What would be interesting is to know what the breaking strain of the spokes are and if after 8mm of stretch what the failiure point is. Plus if the spokes are so stretchy they will stretch more when put under greater loads, unless they have a very "interesting" stretch/force graph. My guess is they are stretchy and then behave much like a steel spoke, if that is the case then your correct they wont flap around but will just be a spring with minimal force doing very little different to the floppy spoke. Otherwise they work like a normal spoke If what your saying is true, the elasticity of the spoke is what rounds off the load spike (to help with fatigue life), then there is this other big rubbery thing in the system which does that in real life... its called a tyre and every wheel has one. ive got nothing against interesting new ideas but this "scientific" claim seems very unscientific IMHO, but i want to see more factual data to back up the claims made.
SuperstarComponents paulaston's article
May 17, 2018 at 23:40
May 17, 2018
First Look: Newmen Components' New Wheels Have Spokes Made of String
So the string has “stretch in it”. So does a steel spoke. If enough distortion has been put in the rim to be large enough to take all tension off a steel spoke then you have a big problem with your wheel build or your rim not the spoke. If your relying on the stretch to hide the problem then your wheels will have collapsed if you ever get to that state. Rims are weak like a coke can, put a distortion in and they collapse at the forces we are talking about. It’s a classic “look what we did on our test rig” to prove a point which doesn’t happen in real life. Pseudoscience marketing rubbish @mirskeinereingefalln:
SuperstarComponents paulaston's article
May 17, 2018 at 14:49
May 17, 2018
First Look: Newmen Components' New Wheels Have Spokes Made of String
Complete rubbish. Fibre spokes will do the exact same thing if that was true. @mirskeinereingefalln:
SuperstarComponents paulaston's article
May 17, 2018 at 13:29
May 17, 2018
First Look: Newmen Components' New Wheels Have Spokes Made of String
So what’s the breaking strain of those spokes then? Spoke only work in tension, so nothing new here.
SuperstarComponents mikekazimer's article
Aug 22, 2017 at 4:07
Aug 22, 2017
Shimano Announces 4-Piston XT Brake Caliper
stick a different logo on charge a different price! its just the same old thing they have been selling for years with a new sticker.
SuperstarComponents paulaston's article
Aug 14, 2017 at 10:41
Aug 14, 2017
Calibre Bossnut V2 - Review
Nice pair of UK made Nano-x pedals on there ;o) Not Everyone needs a £5000+ Ego Chariot.... Superstar Components
SuperstarComponents mikekazimer's article
Jul 20, 2017 at 11:07
Jul 20, 2017
1 Question - What's Going on With 27.5+?
@Racer951: No, no, yes (my opinion was valid), I would say honest and to the point (some people can't hack the truth and get their panties in a bunch about nothing), what happened leading up to it was made up rubbish by a loon. That about covers it, and 98% of it is either made up or so far from the truth yet repeated again and again by people who weren't involved or actually know anything about it. If you don't actually know the dirty facts in entirety your just repeating the lies. It was the problem of starting a disruptive business like being a direct seller early on. Lots of people in the business and with a vested interest wanted to kill it off. Now everyone is doing it they have to suck it up.
SuperstarComponents mikekazimer's article
Jul 20, 2017 at 8:54
Jul 20, 2017
1 Question - What's Going on With 27.5+?
@Fix-the-Spade: We gave up on the carbon stuff as there are so many people selling open mould chinese stuff. back in the day we invested a huge amount of money into tooling ($10,000 per size for the tool alone) to make a wide carbon rim which nobody but the likes of enve were making. We sold alot originally but then everyone started selling alibaba specials so it became a bit pointless. People now expect either $1500 hype rims or $250 cheap rims and anything in the middle they say is a cheap rims which is a ripoff. So we have invested in making higher quality custom aluminium rims instead, eg our Alpine30 which is custom made for ourselves to our design with really high end technical features and materials. Its a mavic crossmax type quality (or a bit better really) rim but at half the pricepoint. They are going down well and are a nice option which not many brands cover currently. Ta, Superstar Components
SuperstarComponents mikekazimer's article
Jul 20, 2017 at 8:43
Jul 20, 2017
1 Question - What's Going on With 27.5+?
@Racer951:I have to apolagise here for the UK made comment, it was another user on the same thread i got mixed up with you, ive just re-read it all. My bad, i apolagise again. Back to the conversation. Just because the bike has 26" doesnt mean its not high end, people keep bikes for a while and alot of people dont ditch it every year for the latest fashion. we support all the sizes and we sell cheap 650b and expensive 26", whatever the customer wants. Actually lots of eastern europe brands are still doing loads of 26", might not be the fashion here but over there it is. Your opinion of cheap is different to other people, and i work on the actual materials going into the product without worrying about the hype. I just think its bonkers when people say a product is low end when literally the only difference is a sticker and a preconception. On all the history your repeating - back in the day there were a bunch of people who twisted comments, made stuff up and basically were trying their hardest to do as much damage to the brand out of spite. Most of them had never used our products and were keyboard warriors repeating made up comments enough to make people believe it was true. Continues to this day, still doesn't make it all true though does it? The bottom line of it is I know what is true and everyone else read something on the internet which was way off the real truth (or was just made up rubbish), and then they carry on repeating it like its gospel. On the CCJ the guy took us to court and lost, then had to pay compensation to us. So yes we went to court but did absolutely nothing wrong, then was proved in court. So are you going to carry on insinuating we did something wrong now you actually know the truth? Im quite happy with our position, obviously you dont know what we actually sell so you dont really know our actual position. It would shock you if you actually found out what we do in the background... Ta, Superstar Components
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