Rolf Prima technology - paired spokes

After more than a decade of experience and building the world's fastest wheels by hand, Rolf Prima has earned its place as a leader in high performance wheel design. Being different has defined us, but the proof is in our technology and extraordinary performance.

Paired Spokes™
Rolf Prima's Paired Spoke Technology: Our Paired Spoke technology broke new ground when it was introduced in 1996. Bringing the spokes to the rim in pairs neutralizes the left and right outward pulling forces allowing us to build true wheels on lighter rims with fewer spokes. Fewer spokes and lighter rims help create increased aerodynamics and faster performing wheels.

Paired Spokes™
Internal Nipples
Differential Flange Diameter™
Dish Reducing Design™
Aero - Wind Tunnel Results
Delta Rim Technology™
Self-Aligning Nipple™
Jacketed Nipple Design™

Better Built:
Most bicycle wheels sold today are built using machines. For run-of-the-mill wheels this can work, but to build a truly light wheel with uniform tensions, you just can't match the skill of human hands. Every Rolf Prima wheel is carefully hand-built using a painstaking build process that enables our wheels to run true longer - without the need for constant attention or a "break-in period."

The Result:
With all of these technologies combined, Rolf Prima builds wheels with qualities once considered mutually exclusive: paired spokes, fewer spokes, lighter rims, higher spoke tensions, and great stiffness.

All Rolf Prima wheel systems are protected by one or more of the following US Patents: 5,931,544; 5,938,293; 6,024,414; 5,947,565; 6,244,667 and 6,497,042. Rolf Prima wheel systems are also protected by several foreign patents including Canadian Patent 2,136,053 and 2,187,695