Smoother, faster, lighter – Berd aims to improve cyclists’ performance by improving their spokes. The upstart Minnesota brand recently launched its ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) spokes to replace traditional steel spokes. The result is a polymer spoke that can lighten a wheel set by up to 250 grams, according to the brand. Plus, the polymer dampens road vibrations better and can withstand greater blunt force impacts than steel. We’ll be covering Berd Spokes in more detail soon!