WAKE 6560 was designed and engineered to be lighter, aerodynamically faster, and stronger.
Optimized layup and advanced mechanical design means material can be removed where not needed and applied only where necessary. The result is a medium-deep section rim that is lighter than many shallower depth traditional carbon wheels.
|Wheel||Profile Depth (mm, avg)||Weight (g)|
|Zipp 454 NSW||55.5||1525|
|Zipp 404 Firecrest||58||1690|
Performed at A2 Windtunnel using exacting protocol. Continental GP4000 SII tires were chosen because of wide use in both application and testing. Tires were inflated to 100psi and double checked before each run. 0-20 degrees of yaw at 2.5 degree intervals. Interval value is the average of 2 time stamped data collections at each yaw position. Wind speed of 30mph. These controls have been used for dozens of cycling product manufacturers, including brands we tested against.
Nipple placement at a convex point puts carbon naturally into tension as opposed to every other wheel where internal edge concavity means the carbon is in compression. Stress levels remain more uniform across the entire rim body as a result, creating a stiffer, more responsive, and overall stronger wheel.
Finite Element Analysis show superior uniformity in regards to stress migration from the spoke point through the foil body out to the rim hoop.