Topolino wheels are made true to stay true
Each spoke on a Topolino wheel extends through the hub and across the full diameter of the wheel. This is the ideal design, since the high strength carbon fibres can now remain continuous and unbroken. Conventional wheels have spokes that terminate at the hub. The spoke tension creates very high stresses at the hub, and the hub shell must be thick and heavy to withstand these stresses.
Since Topolino spokes extend “across” the hub, the interface stresses are much lower, permitting the use of a carbon fibre reinforced hub as well, further reducing weight. In fact, the carbon fibres now serve to reinforce the hub.
Topolino wheels are made true to stay true. Ensuring Topolino wheels will always track perfectly straight. Spoke tension is painstakingly balanced – a critical step that goes well beyond simply adjusting the spokes to achieve a straightness tolerance. Topolino’s unique pre-stress procedure ensures your wheel will stay straight, even after years of use.