Our aluminium rims and wheels are designed and manufactured in our factory unit in Aveiro, Portugal. From here, an experienced and dedicated R&D team works daily on developing innovative, reliable, and flexible solutions for your bike.
TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION
DIMPLE PIERCING, commonly used in motorbike rims, provides a better alignment of the spoke and a perfect settlement of the nipple on the rim, creating a straight line between all elements of the wheel.
The 4D EYELET is a worldwide novelty that allows the creation, via an eyelet, of the dimple effect generated on the rims of the WEB collection. The concept of the 4D EYELET substantially increases the angles and reduces the stress zones on the spokes while decreasing the time spent on the wheel assembly line.
For more information, please check our catalogue.
OUR WHEELS TESTING CAPABILITIES
As an integral part of our product development, we submit our rims and wheels through rigorous testing and quality control procedures, improved over the years.
At RODI we strive for products that provide the best performance. Each wheel is meticulously tested to ensure maximum resistance, safety, and reliability.
Below are some of those tests:
Vertical impact test
The purpose of the vertical impact test is to evaluate the resistance of the wheel, without a tire, after impacting a load at a given speed. This type of test makes it possible to assess the impact resistance of the wheel and to establish points of comparison with other products. This inside simulation will therefore serve as a starting point for the expected assessment in a real environment collision.
Vertical static strength test
The purpose of the vertical static resistance test is to evaluate the vertical and horizontal, momentary and permanent, deformation of the rim after the application of a given load. Thus, it is possible to assess the stiffness/flexibility of the rim/profile under study.
The inflation test aims to evaluate the wheels’ ability to keep the tire inflated at a certain inflation pressure. This pressure, under working conditions, may well exceed the maximum tire pressure, for example when hitting a pothole or a pavement. As such, in addition to the normative test, more demanding tests should be carried out.
Spoke hole pulling test
A rim of a conventional bicycle wheel, under working conditions, is subjected to repeated traction and compression forces of varying magnitudes. As such, the tensile test in the holes is an internal test that aims to evaluate the maximum strength of the rim profile, against a static or cyclic traction force, in the spoke holes.
Seam strength test
The seam tensile test is an internal test that has the purpose of assessing the efficiency of the union in rims closed by pins or sleeves.
The fatigue test aims to evaluate the performance of the wheel in terms of durability, subjecting it to working conditions as close as possible to the natural conditions of use. It implies subjecting the wheel to long-running distances on regular or uneven ground while braking and inclining the wheel cyclically and/or temporarily.
Testing by Pro Athletes
All tests are performed following the standards
E.T.R.T.O. // ISO 4210 // ISO 5775 // ISO 15194 // CEN/TR 17653