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Old 26-03-2005
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hubless wheel. Osmos orbital wheel.

I found this weird looking set up, a wheel with no axle. It could be old news, 'tis new news to me but. Not exactly relevent to dirt-bikes.
What ever.
Link - http://www.osmoswheel.com/index.asp?lang=en
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Old 26-03-2005
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Can't you get them from offroad enhancements? :bty
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Old 26-03-2005
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I want one of these....
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Old 31-03-2005
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seen it on a few US HD based choppers, I'd hate to throw a wheel bearing in one of them :O
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Old 01-04-2005
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I don't get it. Seems the only real point is to look cool, or if for some reason you really really need the empty space.

Doesn't it just concentrate all the load that would normall be spread around the rim, into one tiny part of the rim and hub? The hub would actually be the inner part of the rim. It also changes the load from a tension one, as in spokes, to a compression one. I fail to see any advantage.
Actually thinking about it more, it makes the rim alot stronger. Something solid, as in the fork, takes the impact of any impacts on the wheel. You don't have a relatively slack section of rim taking the impact like in a spoked wheel.
Feck, i dunno...

It's just like a giant hub though.
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