Friday, February 18, 2011

G-Sport Birdcage: Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board

Gsport Birdcage Crosssection
Gsport Birdcage
 This is the soon to be released G-Sport Birdcage rim.  It is named the birdcage because it has a hollow lip that you can see in the cross section above.  It is called the birdcage because birds have hollow bones like the hollow lip on these rims.  At 14.4 ounces it will be the lightest welded freestyle rim on the market.  The only rims lighter are a few cheap Alienation rims that have pinned joints.  CYCLE SENSEI EXCLUSIVE INFO: The ERD on these yet to be released rims is "about 383mm" according to designer George French, I asked him on a message board because I'm dying to sell my set of lighter-but-designed-for-racing Sun Ringle Env front specific rims and snag a pair of chrome Birdcages when they come out. 

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