Hubless Chopper A Wicked Bike Without Rims
This Hubless Monster built by Amen Motorcycles. There is a circle that holds the tire but there is no center where is the axle attached. And it really rides! This is a wicked Chopper with hubless rims, a rim without the centre, only the tyre, and it really goes. Looks like an optical illusion but its real!! Hubless wheels work by fixing the rotating parts (brake ring, bearings, hubless rim) onto the outer side of a non-rotating inner ring that attaches to the motorcycle's swingarm or forks. Advantages include decreased unsprung weight, reduced structural stress (no spokes to transmit forces through), increased braking leverage, more accurate steering, reduced vibration and a lower center of gravity. Hubless wheels also look bitchin', which, we're guessing is the main motivating factor in Amen's decision to use them.
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