LEVA-EU Member Alligt has developed a new heavy load wheel for two different user groups. Both a full plastic wheel (CBW5) and a wheel with plastic heart and aluminium rim (CBW5 hybrid) are tested and ready for production.
The idea behind the hybrid wheel is to join a flexible nice-looking and easy to produce plastic inside together with an old-fashioned robust rim. This combination yields a light-weight wheel solution with a far better resistance against high impact than Alligt’s full plastic wheels. The latter are most suitable for vehicles with suspension and for private use.
Alligt tested two versions following the drum with 10 mm rail test from the cargocycle standard. Both passed the test for 150 kg. And Alligt is very pleased to share the news that a major step forward has been made with the weight of hybrid wheels. The CBW5 hybrid (plastic inside with 35 mm aluminium rim) weighs exactly the same as the CBW5 (full plastic with 50 mm rim): 1.85 kg
Alligt is in the process of developing wheels with 3 aluminium rims of 25, 35 and 50mm wide respectively, which is automotive-like. Since Alligt’s objection is to make a hybrid version for all other wheels too, the way to other diameters for wheels is now open.
The standard version of both wheels has 4 holes on a pitch circle of 100 mm, and a 60 mm hole in the centre.
Obviously, both wheels are lighter than solid steel or aluminium wheels. Furthermore, the nice looking flexible inside absorbs some of the high impacts and thus, gives some protection to other components.
Both wheels and some other products, such as an idler for a 10 mm chain, will be on show at Eurobike in Hall 8, at the Noca-mobility Booth D42.