How to: Wheels


Wheels are made up of:

Rim:  The metal hoop that the tyre attaches to and usually forms a braking surface.

Hub:  Found at the centre, or hub, of the wheel.  This is where cassettes or sprockets attach and the component that attaches to the frame.

Spokes:  Spokes link the hub to the rim.

Nipples:  Adjust the tension of the spokes.   Rim, nipple and spoke

If you notice that you have a broken spoke or the wheel is bent then consult a qualified bike mechanic.


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