Imagine a runner rounding a sharp turn, the ankle naturally flexing to maintain grip as the runner leans. Ankle compliance allows the rim to locally flex and stay parallel to the ground during cornering, which increases traction much like a human ankle. This ability to twist locally also allows it to deflect during single bead impacts without the rider getting bounced off line.
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- Does the Zipp 3ZERO MOTO and 101 XPLR rim's "ankle compliance" technology increase the likelihood of tires burping air?
- How do the spokes and nipples respond to “ankle compliance?” on Zipp 3ZERO MOTO and 101 XPLR wheels?
- Can you explain how Zipp “ankle compliance” technology allows me to ride faster?