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BEHIND THE FALCON (DISC) SERIES
Building a deep section rim in aluminum would result in a very heavy wheel. Carbon is simply much lighter,
and the reason it's the material of choice for high performance road wheels. We’ve built a wide range of carbon road rims at unbeatable value.
We make hookless and clincher models, as well as super lightweight tubular road rims from just 330g. Here is a peek at some of the technology shared with our Falcon series of rims.
Many of the basic technologies are also applied to Pro series rims.
Dynamic Speed Balancer
Tubeless Compatible Technology
Fast Tire Installation
Environmentally-friendly Release Agent
The greatest carbon fibre upgrade appeal is the aerodynamic advantage over a box-section aluminum rim.
Our aerodynamic profile reduces drag significantly as proven by 3rd party studies like Hambini Engineering.
If you’re racing, whether against the clock in a time trial or in a road race, deep dish carbon wheels will make
a noticeable difference at higher speeds without the weight disadvantage of alloy wheels.
We have a host of modern wider road rims available. When the rim width is closer to the tire's actual width,
the airflow tends to be smoother than the lightbulb shape of a wide tire-narrow rim.
/ Dynamic Speed Balancer
In the quest to make our rims as light as possible, adding weights to achieve balance on our wheels is unacceptable.
We use Dynamic Speed Balance (DSB™) on our rim layup design, a unique bicycle wheel balance system that doesn’t require
added weights or gadgets to achieve perfect rotational wheel balance.The shaking reduces at least 90% compared to rims that don’t feature a weight balance system.
/ Tubeless Compatible Technology
All of our rims are tubeless compatible with bead seat retention. In most cases a floor pump is
needed to seal our rims. The bead shape, bead seat and outer diameter is tailored according to
each rim width in order to achieve the best fit. Tubeless (no tube) systems are designed to run
at lower pressures than tube systems without any negative effects. Lower rolling resistance,
decreased rotational weight and flat resistance are all significant improvements.
/ Fast Tire Installation
Our deeper tire bead channel provides easy tire mounting and dismounting. We shipped our rims to Schwalbe for a tubeless easy fitting test,
and the results were great! Most of our Falcon rims are easy to install by tire lever, some of them even relatively easy to install only by hand.
You can check out the page at Schwalbe's official site.
/ Weight-to-stiffness ratio
We use thinner pre-pregs for better control over the layup. In an area that typically has 9 different layers, we might have 12,
but the thickness is the same. More layers means that when we change the orientation between layers it has a greater impact
on the rim’s stiffness. Using a wider range of material allows us to create lighter rims without losing desired stiffness.
/ Environmentally-friendly Release Agent
A release agent is applied on the mold to increase ease of rim removal. The most common
release agent used in carbon rim manufacturing is oily and mixed with a small amount of
wax. There will be some residue on the rim surface after it comes out of the mold,
so wet-sanding is used. This isn’t an option for our Pro rims.
Finding an effective mold release agent that was also as green as possible proved to be a challenge.
We opted for the more expensive Henkel and Chem-Trend, and based on the product’s performance we stand by our decision.
This non-transfer type release agent forms microfilm by chemically bonding with the surface of the mold. The film remains stable at high heat,
withstanding temperatures up to 400°C. After the molding process, the release agent flashes off so no sanding is required.
The application of the release agent is critical: the mold must be warmed to a specific temperature for application,
and it needs to be spread very evenly. We use a heat-sensitive camera to check our work.
Whether you’re tough on wheels or have never cracked a rim, our new extended warranty gets you the coverage you want and need. Our Falcon line of rims come standard with a 3-year warranty from the date of purchase.
3-year Warranty from the date of purchase.