Below is what every wheel build goes through at Riteway Usa. We take great pride in our proceedural processes we have created, and our objective approach. We believe it shows in how long our wheels last before they need to be trued, or how long it takes before a spoke breaks and how well they ultimately ride. One thing is certain, if you choose to buy a pair of Riteway Usa wheels they will be a great investment in customizing your bicycle.
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In our case we build the largest variety of bicycle wheels in the world for the most diverse clientele. This gives us a unique perspective into different materials and how to optimize the variety of variables that those combinations pose.
we will inspect every order before processing it. If Based on the riders weight and intended use we see a potential problem, we will consult with you and offer recommendations solutions to insure you end up with a safe wheel that accomplishes your goals.
We provide a multi-point wheel inspection prior to shipment. This attention to detail helps insure that your wheel(s) arrive to you ready to ride.
There are several factors that go into making a durable wheel and the spoke length is critically important. Many people have issues with broken spokes. They often believe it is the spoke manufacturer, the spoke gauge or their rider weight that may be the source of the failure. Although these may factor into it, more times than not the failure may be caused by improper spoke length. Here at Riteway Usa, we insure our spokes are long enough to enter the head of the spoke. This helps to prevent two types of potential wheel/spoke failure. Firstly, the bracing angle (the bend that occurs as the spoke exits the nipple or the rim) comes closer to the threads causing the spoke to fail at the stress riser. Secondly, if the spoke fails to enter the head of the nipple, the nipple is then required to carry the majority of the "tension load" which may lead to the nipple failing at the head.
We true our hand built wheels to 0.5mm lateral run out (0.25mm from center) and 0.5mm vertical run out, and when dishing the wheel we take into account the pressure of an inflated tire and how it impacts the spokes and ultimately the wheels relative center. This is why we dish our wheels 1mm offset on average.
When Tensioning a wheel properly, and in the case of asymmetrically built wheels such as rear wheels or a disc brake wheels it is wise to have the short side be brought up to tension first. This normalizes the tension more effectively (which creates less stress on the wheel and results in a more durable wheel build). Other factors to consider when wheel Tensioning, is a riders weight, intended use, and materials being used. We focus on all tension values being as even as possible which helps prevent the wheel from coming out of true.
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