Velotechnic Hubs – Wheel Angel

The Technologies of Velotechnic Hubs

Velotechnic DS-1 & DS-1D hubs are designed and built with the attributes of Strength, Stability, Stiffness and Smoothness to give the best riding experience whilst remaining affordable. Designed & engineered in Singapore with our own exclusive moulds, manufactured in Taiwan

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<< FRONT HUB >>

The front hub design is elegantly simple compared to the complexities of a rear hub. However, it provides crucial stiffness and stability to the front wheel, felt especially during cornering, sprinting hard, or climbing out of the saddle.

he DS1 front hub has a strong 15mm diameter hardened axle while the DS-1D has a massive 17mm diameter thru’axle , eliminating flex. The distances & the P.C.D. of the flanges provide wide bracing spoke angles for lateral wheel stiffness and stability. Precise hub adjustment is easily achieved with the pre-load threaded collar to optimise bearing stiffness. Lastly, the DS front hub shell is thicker for added strength and stiffness.

<< REAR HUB >>

The rear hub takes the brunt of the load so we have designed it to easily handle heavyweight riders, high torque, and different huge forces, both laterally & radially. Many “weight weenie” hubs lack the properties of our hubs, which possess the key performance properties of Strength, Stability, Stiffness & Smoothness.

 

STRENGTH

    // the capacity of the hubs to withstand great force or pressure.
      • A cold-forged hub shell makes it both tougher and stronger.
      • Our oversized axles withstand any flex under huge pressures, while our high load bearings perform efficiently even under strong pedal load.
      • The freehub’s German-made sleeve bearings have superior load spreading compared to ball bearings.
      Hubs Oversize Axle

      STABILITY

      // the quality of the wheels not to deflect sideways under load.

      Front Hub -
      • Front hub flanges are designed for extra-wide bracing angles.
      • Rear hub flanges balance the optimal tension ratio vs bracing angle.
      • A wider spoke bracing angle (see pictures) forms a virtual triangle with a wider base and improves the stability of the wheel.
      Rear Hub -
      • Since the DS flange is limited by the cassette freehub, we designed it to move away from the centre line as much as we can since every millimetre count.

      • However, as the left flange moves away from the centre line, the left spokes’ tensions decrease proportionally while keeping the wheel dished.

      • The left flange is placed at a distance to balance of bracing angle vs tension ratio.

        Wide Hub Flanges

        STIFFNESS

        // Quality of the parts not to bend under load

          • Rear hub oversized axle with added diameters at critical juncture between hub shell & free hub reduces cantilevering flex

          • Rear axle diameter (Left - 17mm - 18mm - 20mm - 17mm - Right)

          • Oversized bearings provide continual performance under load

          • German-made sleeve bearings at inner free hub has ultra low coefficient of friction, high wear resistance and virtually unbreakable under all riding conditions

          Hubs Bearings Components

          SMOOTHNESS

           // not impeded by creating friction; smooth / low drag.

            • The ultra-low friction drive mechanism has been uniquely designed with magnetic pawls and a 42 point ratchet ring.
            • 2 x 2 magnetic pawls provide super fast engagements
            • 4.28 degrees engagement 
            • Low friction & high wear resistance sleeve bearings
            • High precision chromium steel bearings

               

              Easily, one of the lowest drag hubs..  We dare say.

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