The NASA rim is designed to be stiff both laterally and radially. Based on an I-beam design with extra thick tapered sidewalls, tapered spoke seats, cross over lacing and a curved inner strut.
The NASA rim isÂ constructed from space age 6066-T6 aluminium which is much stronger than the cheaperÂ 6061 alloy traditionally used in most rims (+34% tensile strength vs 6061-T6). Intergalactic.
- 6066-T6 aluminum
- I-beam design welded rimÂ Â Â
- Extra thick tapered sidewallsÂ Â Â Â
- Extra thick tapered spoke seatsÂ Â Â Â Â
- Aligned cross over lacingÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
- Curved inner strut
- Can be used with brakes