Alchemist has always designed, developed and manufactured all of its products using a process that combines craftsmanship with technology, creating everything itself or with its Italian partners.
Each wheel is characterized by more technical solutions, helping to take maximum advantage of the potential of carbon fiber. The alignment of the fiber, the curing process, the processing of the fiber during the moulding process and the geometry and components used make each set of wheels unique.
FREE WHEEL SYSTEM
In addition to the new design of the body hub, Alchemist wheels are adopting the new 26HT (High Torque) system. The new system ensures a quick and precise overlap, even when subjected to the incredible torque that develops with 12-speeds and E-bikes. The two coupled bearings are housed in the steel casing in order to ensure optimal precision during overlap, while the third, which is positioned as far away as possible, ensures the system's stability and extends its lifespan. The addition of pressure-inserted adaptors also facilitates easy disassembly and maintenance of the entire system, without the need for tools.
The rim infused with RR technology is produced using a special moulding process, which allows complex geometries to be created. These make the profile stiffer without increasing its weight, while the infused resin, which has a high resistance to impacts, increases its ability to absorb shocks.
The rims have alternating perforations between the rims' central axes (zig-zag), increasing the cambering angle and, in turn, the lateral stiffness. This technical solution also allows the spokes to be replaced without removing the tyre.
Impact Performance (IP) is a special processing of the fibre at the tooth, which eliminates the risk of the layers becoming delaminated completely. This technical solution, together with the use of nanopolymer-coated resin, gives the rim a heretofore unseen resistance to impacts.
The only truly tubeless carbon rim: its special profile, which has been design to allow the insertion of the nipples from the outside, allows the channel to be constructed without the traditional perforations. This renders the use of tape unnecessary and comes with the great advantage of being able to perform maintenance on the wheel without taking off the tyre.
The new "6D" technology, which has been developed by Alchemist's research and development team, allows the pre-infused unidirectional carbon fibre to be moulded into shapes unlike any other on the market, with never-before-seen stiffness, comfort and lightness as it performs.
The exclusive positioning of the unidirectional fibre in a rectilinear fashion between the spoke perforations lends the internal circumference its multi-faceted diamond appearance and ensures that the wheel has an incredible torsional stiffness.
The wheel has a concave/convex design, created based on a study of the NACA M18's aerodynamic profile. This solution, which is completely unique, compensates for the aerodynamic effect generated by the disc and the asymmetrical profile generated by the spoking.