When it comes to improving bicycle performance, weight is among the most important factors. With so many parts, developers have endless opportunities to shave off a gram here or an ounce there. The caveat is maintaining the bike’s integrity and strength when making reductions. The Minnesota-based Berd is putting its resources into improving components that might not be at the forefront of your mind when thinking about performance. The company is introducing “ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMWPE)” spokes, GearJunkie reported. GearJunkie further reported that wheel sets sporting the “fabric” spokes will be up to 250 grams lighter, according to Berd.
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