Carbon rims and aluminum rims difference


The Difference between Aluminum rim and carbon rims

The Carbon rims especially the carbon rims 700C and Aluminum rims which is better?What is the different between them?

Historically, Iron, wood, steel, and thermoplastics are the material for the wheel rims.But now the carbon fiber and the aluminum are the main material for the bike wheels.More information,pls take a look at the below article !


Generally,the price of one pair carbon rims bicycle wheel set is around RMB 4000-5000.A big brand wheel price will be much more expensive.For example,German hand-made Lightweight carbon fiber wheels .

The price range of aluminum wheels is 900-6000 yuan.The most expensive large-brand aluminum wheels are also cheaper than large-brand carbon wheels.


The appearance of the carbon fiber rims is undoubtedly very beautiful.And the all-black high-frame rims look very fast.

The brake edges of aluminum alloy wheels will slowly wear off ,even if paint or layer is added.Therefore, most aluminum wheels will have silver brake edges.


A pair of entry-level aluminum wheels often weighs more than 2kg.Those on some complete vehicles normally weight 2.5kg. However a pair of 55-frame high split carbon wheels weighs 1500 grams.This can make at least 1kg lighter Up. Some factory can make whole carbon wheels to 1000kg only.[/s7upf_information][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][s7upf_advertisement image=”1221″][/s7upf_advertisement][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][s7upf_information]


One of the biggest advantages of carbon fiber rims road bike wheel set is aerodynamics. During riding,the taller rims can reduce the wind resistance!This can make you to ride much more faster in the same force.However, due to material limitations, the weight of the aluminum wheelset will become very heavy.If the high frame is made of alloy material, the frame height of the general aluminum wheel does not exceed 40 mm.


About the braking surface,carbon fiber bike rims brake are a little worse aluminum bicycle rims brake,especially in wet conditions. If you brake with more practice and brake accordingly.This is better avoid damaging the material.


In fact, the rigidity of lightweight carbon wheels and Chinese aluminum wheels can be made very well. This is more dependent on the manufacturer’s design and the level of weaving wheels. Under the same conditions,the cheap aluminum wheels will be slightly heavier than the popular carbon bicycle wheel sets.

The aluminum mountain bikes and the carbon mountain bikes have their own pros and cons.The mtb carbon bikes are lightweight ,stiffness and strength but they are expensive.However,the aluminum mtb bikes are much more cheaper.But they are very heavy and not have as much stiffness as MTB carbon bike.And they are easy to be bends and dent.

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