The NASA rim is designed to be stiff both laterally & radially. Based on an I-beam design w/ extra thick tapered sidewalls, tapered spoke seats, cross over lacing & a curved inner strut.
The NASA rim is constructed from space age 6066-T6 aluminum which is much stronger than the cheaper 6061 alloy traditionally used in most rims (+34% tensile strength vs 6061-T6).
- 6066-T6 aluminum
- I-beam design welded rim
- Extra thick tapered sidewalls
- Extra thick tapered spoke seats
- Aligned cross over lacing
- Can be used w/ brakes