Ready to Ride Road Packages
With the launch of the Ready to Ride idea, we have underlined our understanding of a wheel set as a complete system right from the start. Based on permanent exchange of experience with customers and our race team, due to new tire models and finally through extensive tests, we have challenged our Ready-to-Ride setup again and again. In the end we could adapt it to various requirements.
We offer our road bike wheels CAMERIG44, CAMERIG44 Disc and RANDA35 with seven Ready to Ride (RANDA35 with six) packages, which allow the perfect setup for every type of cyclist.
The crucial factor of our Ready-to-Ride packages lies in the balance between aerodynamics, crosswind stability and comfort, which is valued very individually by every rider. In order to achieve a perfect result in terms of aerodynamics and crosswind stability, the tire width should correspond as exactly as possible to the rim width, so that there is no turbulence between the tire and rim, which generates lateral pressure on the overall system (see illustration). However, todetermine the ideal combination, we should not just use the tire width specified by the manufacturer of the tire, but the actual width of the tire when mounted on our rim should be taken into account.
A Continental GP 4000s 23mm expands on our 25.1mm wide CAMERIG44 and RANDA rim almost 25mm wide and thus ideal from an aerodynamic point of view. In contrast to the 25mm labeled tire, which expands almost 27mm wide on our rim, the 23mm tire offers a little less comfort and a slightly higher rolling resistance.
Choose the perfect setup for you from the chart below and don't hesitate to ask us if you are unsure. Of course we are still flexible and enable different tires on front or rear wheel, other brands/models or a delivery without tires (upon request).
More detailed explanation of the bulging tire effect:
Cross-winds never comesfrom the side. The forward speed will always be larger than the cross-wind speed so the resulting direction will always be less than 45 degrees. This is called the yaw-angle and typically measured in the wind tunnel.
A bulging tire will create a zone (between tire and rim) of higher pressure, because the surrounding air is in motion and therefore lower in pressure. Thisdifference in pressure will create turbulence. Turbulence will separate the airflow and there will be an increase in drag. Inreal life circumstances the yaw angle will constantly vary because a cyclist is never riding in a perfectly straight line and the wind never comes perfectly from the same direction. Thiswillin the end amplify the local behavior of these pressure difference and the impact of the turbulence. Hence, a bulging tire is causing less stability in cross wind.