I know that there are lots of different ways to find the best bike wheels, but there are a few basic criteria that I use to narrow down the best wheels I’ve found for each bike type and use.
The first and most important is the size of the wheel.
For instance, I’ve always preferred a medium-sized, 1″ wide, rim-to-rim diameter hub, with a relatively small diameter (0.15mm) at the base of the hub, as opposed to a small diameter, 1.5″ diameter hub with a slightly larger diameter (1.75mm).
In addition, I prefer a hub that has a fairly uniform radius (between 1.4mm and 1.8mm), which will prevent any wheel wobbling in rough conditions, especially in a bike that’s on wheels with no spokes at all.
Finally, I look for wheels that are relatively uniform in size (I can always make an estimate if I’m looking for a hub with no rim or spokes at the top), which allows me to measure the diameter of the rim and spokes in each wheel.
In order to find this information, I’ll need to look up a wheel’s diameter, hub size and radius, and then take the average of those two measurements.
For instance, if I wanted to know the diameter and radius of a 2.5mm rim-and-spoke hub, I’d use the diameter as the diameter, and radius as the radius.
This gives me a rough idea of the size and circumference of the hubs, but it won’t give me a definite answer to the question of whether a wheel is the best for me.
So instead, I take a guess based on how much I like my wheels to feel.
When I first heard about the bicycle spokes model, I had a feeling I wanted something a bit more flexible.
In particular, I liked the idea of a wheel with the same diameter as a bike wheel, but a rim-only diameter of 0.15 mm.
To make that wheel, I decided to use a small wheel hub, a rim that had a diameter of 1.25mm (this is the diameter used by most bicycle hubs), and a rim with a radius of 0,4mm (the radius of most rim- and spokes-only wheels).
The resulting hub was 0.6mm wider than the rim, but just 0.04mm longer than the spokes.
It’s this kind of versatility that makes the wheel model work.
However, it also made me realise that, when it comes to wheel design, the wheels I’m used to using are very different from the wheels that most people will eventually use.
For example, a typical bike wheel is usually a flat, round or oval, with the spokes being long and wide and the rim being thin and narrow.
A spokes-and/or rim-less wheel will usually be a straight, round wheel, with spokes short and wide, but not too thick and narrow, and a hub-and rim-no hub wheel will typically have a wide rim, wide spokes and narrow spokes.
The spokes are usually wider than they are long, and the hub is usually short.
This is why I was surprised to find that the spokes- and rim-plus-no wheel model is the most popular, but also why I often find that I need to find wheels that fit me best.
It’s important to remember that I’m just trying to find a wheel that will fit my body well.
I’ll have to make some adjustments based on what type of riding I’m doing, what the weather is like and how many miles I’m on my bike.
But if you have the flexibility and the ability to adapt to your riding style, I think you’ll find the spokes plus no hub wheel is a great choice for you.