baudman wrote:The proof and the pudding an all, but I'm really keen to learn how these ride. All of that 'flex' for suspension would surely also flex sideways providing instability/tractability in cornering? Carbon fibre, by its nature, is strong in one direction. Given the 'flex' is along the length of the loop, for the life of me I can't see it providing the torsional rigidity to make the wheel stable.
Think of it like a butterknife - you can flex it across the blade easily, but not along the blade, because the material doesn't have the elasticity to allow that much bend. Carbon is the same, it will flex across a flat section quite easily, but not along a broad section. The bigger concern would be hitting a big bump & snapping one (or more) of th loops from excess compression.