A Loopwheel is a wheel with integral suspension, designed for better shock-absorbing performance and greater comfort. Loopwheels give you a smoother ride. They are more comfortable than standard wheels: the carbon springs absorb tiring vibration, as well as bumps and shocks. They’re extremely strong and durable.
Reinventing the 20″ bicycle wheel: for maximum comfort over bumps and less vibration from the road, even on a folding bike. Loopwheels are a brand-new 20″ bicycle wheel with integral suspension. A spring system between the hub and the rim of the wheel provides suspension, cushioning the rider from bumps and potholes in the road.
Loopwheels have a conventional hub with a hub brake and hub gears. But the spokes are replaced by a spring system. This gives an amazingly smooth, comfortable ride compared with a conventional spoked wheel. You can take bumps and cobbles easily. You feel less vibration up your arms from road noise. And they’re really fun to ride.
Most folding bikes don’t have suspension because conventional suspension forks add weight and bulk to the bicycle. That is particularly unwelcome in a bicycle which needs to fold down to a compact size. Replacing the spoked wheels with Loopwheels provides full suspension in a bike which hasn’t got room for a traditional suspension system. So you get a much more comfortable ride with no impact on folding, and only a small weight gain.
Unlike suspension forks, loopwheels provide tangential suspension: that is, the suspension works in every direction. So they respond to a force hit head-on in the same way as they do to a force from above or below.
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