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Gsport Birdcage Rims

Gsport Birdcage Rims

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G-SPORT Birdcage Rims

Someone told me a few years ago that there was nothing new left to do with BMX rims, yet since then we have gone on to do quite a lot of new stuff, and here's an example of the latest. At first glance the Birdcage looks like a fairly conventional "aero" style rim, but there is more to it than that. The first clue comes from the name; birds have hollow bones to save weight whilst retaining as much strength as possible, and the Birdcage rim has a hollow bead for the same reason. The rim's hollow bead is still big and chunky to help reduce the chances of pinch puncturing or flat spotting the rim, but by creating a tiny hollow cavity inside it we can also keep the weight right down. The next innovation was to adapt our cross-lacing design to the narrow inner wall of the rim. We managed to squeeze a few extra millimeters of spoke offset out of the design to help increase lateral wheel strength, and by carefully tailoring the rim's cross-section we managed to match all the angles to the nipple so that the walls of the rim section act like the ribs inside the Ribcage rim, which helps to support the spoke nipples as much as possible. Traditionally, the greatest flaw in "aero" rims has been the valve hole. "Aero" rims position a lot of very efficiently utilized mass in the base of the rim to support the spokes and give the rim good strength, then a huge hole is drilled through it for the valve stem and a massive weak-spot is created. With the Birdcage we've offset the valve hole so that this section can retain its strength. A handy side-effect of this is that fitting a pump is now more convenient. Aside from these original features, we spent a lot of time "sweating the small stuff". We've ensured that the deep center allows for easy tire removal and fitting, and we've made sure that the sidewalls, while slimmed down, are still suitable for brake use. The end result is one of our most high tech rims to date. With a weight of just 408g outperforms most rims weighin
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WHAT'S INCLUDED

For all local customers, all new bikes come with a FREE SERVICE 3 months post-purchase to make sure everything is running sweet! We also include your choice of brake lever cover and valve caps to customise your rig. For upgraded parts & accessories, we can also assist with advice & fitment!

IS IT IN-STOCK?

Please note that some items may not be in-stock, discontinued or have small lead-times. If you would like to know more on the availability & lead-times, please contact shred@bmx-centre.co or call 07 5511 9076

SHIPPING

We ship daily to deliver your new goods as fast as possible. For some specialty items there may be a small delay, so feel free to hit us up for an update or an ETA. To find out more, CLICK HERE

PAYMENT OPTIONS

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RETURNS

Looking to return something? Something isn't quite right, or doesn't quite fit? We're here to help and want to make it as easy on you as possible. To find out more,CLICK HERE

VISIT OUR STORE

Dropping by? Our showroom & workshop is full of parts, bikes and experts ready to assist you with whatever you need, & if we don't have it on hand,  getting it in will be only a day or two away. 

We are located at 1/11 Station St, Nerang 4211

To find out more, CLICK HERE

AFTER SOMETHING CUSTOM?

After something custom, or something not on our online store? Get in touch with us shred@gmail.com or call 07 5511 9076 so we can help you out!