Technology




HANDMADE IN THE USA!

We engineer with purpose and create products that are designed to improve upon and eliminate existing industry ailments -- specifically addressing lateral stiffness, ride quality, and durability.  All Alto wheels have unlimited rider weight restrictions and a 5 year warranty!

  

R-SYMMETRIC DESIGN

A balanced wheel is a stiff wheel, and therefore a faster wheel. We set out to determine the answer to a specific engineering optimization question: what is the perfect hub geometry and spoke lacing pattern that will create the most balanced, most durable, and stiffest wheel possible? It took many months of programming, but the results were well worth it.



CARBON RIMS

Alto carbon rims are created using a unidirectional filament winding process that results in the stiffest and most durable laminate structure in the world. It is our laminate design, along with our new high temperature resin, that make Alto rims the most technologically advanced on the market.

 

ONE-PIECE ADJUSTABLE AXLES

Premature bearing wear is way too common for our liking, and we have designed a one-piece axle that will put a stop to the madness. The one-piece design, along with the use of aluminum 7075, means that the axle will not bend and flex under load. So the bearings won't torque and become damaged every time you stand and put the power down. The plug and collar system removes all thrust loading from our NSK and CeramicSpeed bearings, allowing them to spin free for thousands of miles. It's a simple and efficient design that results in durability and speed. 

 

LABYRINTH SEALED HUBS AND NSK ABEC7 BEARINGS

Have you ever spun a wheel in your hands and had it feel, well, not so good? We hate that. We created a system that would allow for free spinning bearings and ultra fast wheels. A labyrinth seal is machined directly into our hubs, with extremely tight tolerances and material overlaps that make it impossible for water and debris to reach those precious bearings. There are no plastic dust shields to create drag, and no energy lost to unnecessary friction. 

ALUMINUM RIMS

Our alloy rims are truly something special - manufactured out of 6061 aluminum, they are light and fast for racing but more than durable enough for day-to-day riding. With an aerodynamic 26mm profile and 24mm brake track width, these rims are fast, stable, and confidence inspiring. The internal profile of the rim is designed to make it clincher and tubeless compatible - a two-in-one option that can't be beat.

 



TESTING

We leave nothing to chance. Our engineers are using state of the art solid modeling and finite element analysis to optimize every design. We test each part in every load condition to be sure it is as light as possible while also staying well above the required factor of safety.  Optimization at its finest.

 

 

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