The installation keyways on Shimano/SRAM cassettes often bite into the softer aluminum material on the freehub body, making them difficult to install and remove. edco’s patent pending Antibite system incorporates three hardened steel inserts on the feeehub body, preventing damage to the soft aluminum.
9K-8mm TWILL WEAVE
A proprietary rim construction material developed by edco for use in rim construction. 9K refers to the 9,000 strands of carbon fiber specified per tow, or bundle. The fibers are then hand woven into a unique 8mm twill pattern. Extremely strong and stiff, the material helps prevent any sidewall damage from propagating through the rim structure – at a fiber areal weight (FAW) of only 150 grams. 9K-8mm Twill Weave is used in our SuperSport and AeroSport range.
ILT BRAKING SYSTEM
Our Integrated Low Temperature (ILT) braking system is used on all edco carbon and composite rims. Layered 3K carbon; high-temperature, wear-resistant resin; a proprietary surface finish; and the specially developed Cesso Red brake pads provide a high coefficient of friction while maintaining stable temperatures across a variety of conditions. Developed as part of the ILT braking system, our 3K carbon rim bed and brake track provides a stable platform for the ultimate carbon rim – a strong foundation that performs well under the temperature extremes rim braking creates.
RIM DRILLING MACHINE
In order to more precisely drill spoke holes in deep carbon rims, edco, in cooperation with Total Support Group (TSG), developed a 7-axis CNC rim drilling machine that drills from the center out. This method ensures that spoke holes will always be at the perfect location and the correct angle, eliminating unnecessary tension that can lead to spontaneous spoke breakage.
EDCO HUB BEARINGS
Rather than use standard industrial bearings in its hubs, edco has developed its own bearing specification to provide years of trouble-free, high-performance use. Lubrication, ball and raceway tolerances, seal design: everything is considered and tested – both in the lab and in the real world – before they’re assembled by hand at our factory in The Netherlands.
5-POINT SEALING SYSTEM
Every edco hub benefits from our 5-point sealing system: (1) bearing lubrication type and fill percentage, (2) a frictionless inner seal, (3) a low-friction outer seal, (4) hydrophobic nanocoating, and (5) a nitrile rubber seal to close the system.
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