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Some ramblings... mostly reffering to wheel rims.

I find myself wondering how to measure wheel "strength".

It seems that most of us determine wheel strength by its ability to:
- remain true during use
- resist crash forces
- stand up to neglect / abuse

I suppose that most of us attempt to factor in:
- how "smooth" a riding style we have
- our weight

But how do the manufacturers determine it?; do they:
- have some generic terrain & rider in mind?
- test the forces required cause deformation / failure?

Surely it would be helpful for us to better understand how they develop and test their products?
Right now it seems all they give us is some vague categorisation alongside width and weight if we're lucky. I presume that they have a more scientific approach?
Any thoughts?
 
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