The magic of carbon in your wheelset
Carbon combines lightweight properties with high performance – something that racers and road bikers in particular have come to appreciate tremendously. The added speed and balance facilitates quicker reaction times, peak output and utmost power. All carbon bike rims by Schmolke Carbon can be used with disk and rim brakes at prime heat performance levels. Top-quality, fast delivery, unmatched quality – experience Schmolke!
Soon after our first carbon racing handlebar – at the time of the eye-catching but very heavy Campagnolo Shamal running wheels – Stefan Schmolke had the idea to construct considerably lighter, yet stiff and durable aerodynamic rims out of carbon. A mere 25 years later, this dream has become a reality.
Thanks to increasing automation in carbon processing, we can now plait rims that withstand our requirements fully automatically. Since rims form an endless circle, the machine can plait six single carbon rovings dozens of times in a circle, thereby always adhering to the perfect fibre angle in accordance with the force curve. Hand-laminated rims made traditionally out of 4 or 6 segments cannot achieve the optimum fibre angle at all points. Our extremely heat-resistant resin allows us to offer aluminum-like braking performance “made in Germany”, but at a price that is normally only achieved by competitors from Asian countries. Since the full wheelsets are not only built but also fully assembled on site in Germany, we are able to offer full quality control across the board.
Our tests showed 45 mm to be the optimum height for strong aerodynamics at a still low weight and with minimal vulnerability to crosswinds. The bulgy cross section in combination with the internal nipples make the aerodynamics almost perfect. The fibre construction, which continues to be designed for comfort, increases the riding pleasure enormously. Whether daily training or mountain races with long downhill sections, these rims for our carbon bike wheels deliver full performance.