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Zipp 303 Firecrest Carbon Disc Brake Rear Wheel (Clincher)
$1,300.00
Zipp makes the impossible possible with their 303 Firecrest Carbon Disc Brake wheels—they're equally at home on the flats as they are in the mountains. The 45mm-deep rims slice through the wind more efficiently than even many deep-section wheels thanks to their 28.5mm-wide dimpled rims. And, by creating a seamless junction between rim and tire, the increased width further reduces drag. The 303s climb with the best and re-accelerate out of corners like rockets since they barely register on the scale, which makes them a must-have on undulating terrain. The extra wide rim also allows running wider tires at lower pressures with less fear of pinch flatting, which boosts ride quality and comfort and reduces rolling resistance. Plus, Zipp's 77D/177D disc hubs gives you incredible stopping power in wet and dry conditions alike, and they're thru-axle compatible (sold separately) for jaw-dropping steering precision and power transfer. You also get Sapim's oustanding CX-Ray spokes.
Roval Control SL 29 Torque Tube 148 Wheelset
$1,500.00
The Roval Control SL 29 Torque Tube 148 wheels are nearly identical to the Control SL 29s, with the only exception being at the front hub. With the Torque Tube 148mm variant, you receive all of the benefits that Boost spacing offers while continuing to run a RockShox RS-1 fork. By increasing the width of the rear hub flange, and in turn, increasing frame clearance and stiffness, you obtain a stiffer, stronger, and more durable system at a minor weight penalty. If you're running an RS-1, you'll get hand-built, ultralight carbon perfection with a Zero Bead Hook design. This design pairs perfectly with tubeless tires, while also increasing both strength and impact-resistance. Meanwhile, the rims have been laced via DT Swiss Competition Race spokes to strong alloy hubs with DT Swiss 240 internals (rear only) that serve-up lightening-fast engagement and acceleration.
Zipp 303 Firecrest Carbon Disc Brake Front Wheel (Tubular)
$1,100.00
Zipp makes the impossible possible with their 303 Firecrest Carbon Disc Brake wheels—they're equally at home on the flats as they are in the mountains. The 45mm-deep rims slice through the wind more efficiently than even many deep-section wheels thanks to their 28.5mm-wide dimpled rims. And, by creating a seamless junction between the rim and tire, the increased width further reduces drag. The 303s climb with the best and re-accelerate out of corners like rockets since they barely register on the scale, which makes them a must-have on undulating terrain. The extra wide rim also allows running wider tires at a lower pressure, which boosts ride quality and comfort and reduces rolling resistance. Zipp's 77D/177D disc hubs gives you incredible stopping power in wet and dry conditions alike, and they're thru-axle compatible (sold separately) for jaw-dropping steering precision and power transfer. You also get Sapim's outstanding CX-Ray spokes.
Giant SL 1 Alloy Centerlock Disc Road
$236.00 - $289.00
- Alloy 700c rims - Tubeless compatible using supplied rim strips and valves - 23mm wide rim for better tire performance - 30mm rim height - Stainless steel, straight pull, double butted spokes - Dynamic Balanced Lacing provides significantly higher transmission stiffness vs. traditionally laced wheels - Alloy locking nipples - Giant Alloy hub shell with pawl based driver - Centerlock disc compatible
Giant P-XCR0 27.5-inch Composite Wheel
$708.75 $945.00 25% Off
Turn your XC bike into an XC rocket with Giant's light, stiff P-XCR0 27.5-inch Composite wheels. The go-fast magic comes from the wheel's 25mm-wide carbon, tubeless-ready rim — it's more than ready to slay your favorite trails. Giant supplies the aluminum hub shells, and DT Swiss provides the internals, as well as their Aerolite bladed stainless steel spokes, and aluminum nipples for unparalleled ride quality, strength, and speed.
Roval Control SL 29 148
$1,900.00
What you're looking at here is gravity's nemesis: Roval's Control SL 29 Wheelset 148. At 1,330 grams, you'll climb XC courses with ease on these lightweight, hookless-bead, carbon hoops. They're built to withstand grunting up climbs, descending with abandon, and blasting in and out of corners with Specialized carbon rims, DT Swiss spokes, and DT Swiss's legendary 240 rear hub internals. The Boost spacing offers increased width on the front and rear hub flanges, and in turn, increased frame and fork clearance and stiffness. This combines to deliver a more durable wheel system at a minor weight penalty. Plus, these sweet race-ready wheels are tubeless-compatible so you are ready for anything that the trail throws at you.
Roval CLX 50 Disc Clincher Rear
$1,400.00
First came our CLX 64. Then the 32s. And after racking up multiple wins in Grand Tours, Worlds, and everything in between, we knew that our best bet was to take the line to new heights, or well, new depths. We needed to design one wheel that was a true quiver killer. One wheel that had all the aerodynamic benefits of the 64 in a package that climbed like the 32, and that’s where the all-new CLX 50 comes in. When we set out to create the CLX 50 Disc, we had clear goals in mind—create wheels that are 48 to 54mm deep, aerodynamically optimized, ultra-wide, and under 1400 grams. This meant that they'd have to borrow some weight savings techniques that we developed for the CLX 32, take some aero guidance from the CLX 64, and keep all of the disc brake benefits that we've come to love if we were going to create what we like to call “the unicorn wheel." Why discs you ask? With our disc-specific rims, we ditch the brake track making for a stronger, more impact-resistant rim. This way, you get a disc-specific carbon layup that optimizes stiffness, a weight as close to its rim-brake brethren as possible, and incredible brake modulation and power in all conditions. Even though the CLX 50 is similar in weight to many wheels in the “lightweight” category, aerodynamics came at the forefront of the development. With this, we jumped headlong into Computational Fluid Dynamics computer modeling to arrive at various rim shapes that could make the CLX 50 as fast and light as possible. It took a while, but we narrowed the rim shape down to three contenders that were then CNC-machined into rims, built into wheels, and put into the Win Tunnel. In the tunnel, we tested every wheel, ours and the competition's, with a 24C tire (measuring 26C), as tires can drastically affect testing. We chose a modern-width tire to design our rims around because they not only allow for less tire pressure (which results in more comfort and less rolling resistance) but are also just as aerodynamically efficient when paired with the correct rim width. After finding the optimized rim shape that best supported our svelte weight requirements, we opted to lace the rims to our Aero Flange (AF) hub, via 24 DT Swiss Aerolite spokes, which features the legendary CeramicSpeed bearings. This way you get a complete, superior wheel system—not just a quick rim. And at the end of the day, it all amounts to a 50mm-deep, 770-gram rear wheel that's not only significantly lighter than the competition’s similar depth wheel, but is also measurably faster in every conceivable test than each wheel in its category.
Giant P-TRX0 27.5-inch Carbon Wheel
$866.25 $1,155.00 25% Off
Whether you're staring down an enduro race day or in the midst of an epic ride with your buddies, Giant's P-TRX0 carbon trail wheels are here to crush it all. 27mm-wide carbon rims are light, tough, and give your tires a wide, ground-hugging stance. They're tubeless compatible, so you can charge hard with enhanced traction and increased flat resistance. Aluminum hub shells are equipped with renowned DT Swiss internals for smooth spinning and DT Swiss Aerolite bladed spokes and ProLock nipples tie them together.
Giant P-TRX0 27.5-inch Carbon Rear Wheel
$1,155.00
Whether you're staring down an enduro race day or in the midst of an epic ride with your buddies, Giant's P-TRX0 carbon trail wheels are here to crush it all. 27mm-wide carbon rims are light, tough, and give your tires a wide, ground-hugging stance. They're tubeless compatible, so you can charge hard with enhanced traction and increased flat resistance. Aluminum hub shells are equipped with renowned DT Swiss internals for smooth spinning and ultra fast engagement. DT Swiss Aerolite bladed spokes and ProLock nipples tie them together. This wheel is SRAM XX1 compatible with an optional XD driver (sold separately).
Roval Traverse SL Fattie 650b 142+ Wheelset
$1,500.00
650b wheels are notorious for their playful handling, which is why the ultra-wide design of the Roval Traverse SL Fattie 650b wheels are the perfect complement to this style of riding. The reason is behind this simple: Aside from an immaculate, lightweight, and bombproof carbon layup, with a wide, 30mm carbon rim (internal width), these wheels dramatically increase both stability and traction. Ultimately, this all boils down to more control. The extra width also allows for more tire volume, which means more suppleness in the ride quality. And not only this, but the ample width also better supports the tire, meaning that you'll experience less "burping" when riding tubeless. These wheels also include the Roval tubeless plug system, which is an easy and super lightweight solution for tubeless setups. At the front hub, you'll get a thru-axle design with 15/20mm compatibility (end cap options included), and at the rear, the hub features DT Swiss internals for lightening-fast engagement and acceleration. And to top everything off, these wheels are hand-built to ensure a painstaking attention to detail. Please note that these wheels were developed exclusively for use with 142+ compatible Specialized frames, and accordingly, they're stiffer than their non-142+ counterparts in order to provide maximum all-mountain performance.
Roval CLX 64 Disc SCS System Rear Wheel
$1,375.00
Developed in Specialized's Win Tunnel, and designed to interface with the world’s fastest tire, the S-Works Turbo, the Roval CLX 64 Disc is one of the fastest disc brake road race wheel/tire system ever developed. The SCS hub allows for a proper chainline on short chainstay performance road and 'cross bikes. This wheel system comes complete with the S-Works Turbo tire which measures 24mm wide for enhanced stability and traction in corners and on descents. This rear wheel uses an AFD1 SCS Center Lock aero hub that's compatible with a QR or 12mm thru-axle.
Giant SL 1 Alloy Climbing Road Wheel
$236.00
- Alloy 700c rims - Tubeless compatible using supplied rim strips and valves - 23mm wide rim for better tire performance - 30mm rim height - Stainless steel, straight pull, double butted spokes - Dynamic Balanced Lacing provides significantly higher transmission stiffness vs. traditionally laced wheels - Alloy locking nipples - Giant Alloy hub shell with pawl based driver - 1585g per pair
Campagnolo Eurus Clincher Wheelset
$1,185.00
Campagnolo's Eurus wheels are tailor-made for rolling courses where you need lightness for the climbs balanced with aerodynamics for higher speeds on the flats. The semi-aero aluminum rims are milled between the spoke holes to keep the weight down while the bladed spokes slice through the wind. Plus, these speedy hoops boast Campy's legendarily smooth bearings for a fast, frictionless ride.
Campagnolo Shamal Ultra Clincher Wheelset
$1,455.00
The Shamal Ultra Clincher Rear Wheel has always been a benchmark among the best aluminum wheels on the market. The Shamal Ultra has a wider profile, further improving two very important aspects that have made this wheel the leading product that it is: reactivity and manageability. the wider profile combined with Campagnolo know-how, has led to a 3% improvement in terms of reactivity and 5% in terms of manageability. These exceptionally lightweight wheels offer cyclists a unique riding experience that's all about speed, responsiveness and extremely smooth rollability. The Shamal Ultra allows you to get the most out of your riding sessions. - USB bearings give Shamal Ultra wheels exceptional smoothness - Carbon hub bodies considerably reduce the weight of the wheels and enhance performance thanks to a high degree of lateral stiffness, keeping overall weight to a minimum - Distinctive G3 spoke lacing pattern ensures supreme power transfer, simultaneously reducing strain - Aerodynamic aluminum spokes, the self-locking nipples and spoke anti-rotation system have been developed to guarantee the wheel's maximum performance over time - The differentiated rim height and hub diameter make the Shamal Ultra an extremely lightweight wheel without compromising on performance - Clincher version guarantees ease of use and offers a convenient solution in case of puncture
Roval CLX 32 Disc—650b Set
$1,700.00
While the CLX 32 rim is the lightest and most aero in its category, there's much more to it than that. It’s a durable, 2Bliss Ready, and wide-profiled carbon rim that’s ready to take on any adventure. Because of this, we developed the CLX 32 650b Disc wheelset. We wanted to create a lightweight wheel that works well with plus-sized tires—one that could also be used on anything from tarmac to gravel. And yes, while many opt to use mountain bike wheels for this application, there are various advantages to choosing the CLX 32 650b Disc. First off, while most mountain wheels have hubs that are convertible to various axle standards, not many are convertible to the 12mm road thru-axle standard. Secondly, mountain wheels often come with either a SRAM XD driver, a Shimano 11-speed mountain, or 10-speed road freehub, making them incompatible with contemporary 11-speed road cassettes. And lastly, most mountain wheels use standard six-bolt disc brake hubs, rather than the Center Lock hubs found on most road applications. With a 21mm internal width, however, the CLX 32 650b Disc features an inner width that’s consistent with many XC-oriented mountain bike wheels, so it pairs well with 650+ road and gravel tires. And with the 42-47mm tires associated with 650+, the tire and rim interaction is equally as important as the tire itself—too narrow of a rim and you’re left with an overly-rounded profile; too wide and the tread is too squared off. In either situation, you're going to get poor handling characteristics. Each CLX 32 650b Disc set also uses the legendary CeramicSpeed bearings and comes with our padded wheelbag, quick-release, tubeless plugs, and tubeless valves. - Rim Type: Carbon clincher, 2Bliss-Ready - Rim Material: Carbon - Braking Surface: Disc brake only - Rim Depth: 32mm - Rim Width: 20.7mm internal - Spoke Pattern: One-cross/Two-cross (2:1) - Spoke Count: 24 - Spoke Type: DT Swiss Aerocomp (L)/Aerolite (R) T-head - Nipple Type: DT Swiss Pro Lock hexagonal - Rear Hub: Roval AFD2, Centerlock, CeramicSpeed bearings, DT Swiss 240 internals, 11-speed, quick-release or 142x12mm thru-axle end cap - Assembly Method: Hand-built - Extras: Roval padded wheelbag, Roval steel quick-release, Roval tubeless plugs and tubeless valve,142x12mm thru-axle & quick-release end caps - Wheelset weight: 1290g
Giant P-XCR0 29er Composite Front Wheel
$708.75 $945.00 25% Off
Giant's P-XCR0 29er Composite Front Wheel is crazy-light. Pair the wheel's 25mm-wide carbon rim pairs best to high-performance tires, and get ready to slay your favorite trails. Giant supplies the aluminum hub shells, and DT Swiss provides the internals, as well as their Aerolite bladed stainless steel spokes and aluminum nipples for unparalleled ride quality and speed. Giant includes rim strips and valves so you can set these wheels up tubeless.
Giant SL 1 55mm Aero Carbon/Alloy Road Wheel 700c Rear
$572.00
Features - Composite/alloy hybrid 700c rims - Tubeless compatible using supplied rim strips and valves - 23mm wide rim for better tire performance - 55mm rim height - Stainless steel, straight pull, double butted spokes - Dynamic Balanced Lacing provides significantly higher transmission stiffness vs. traditionally laced wheels - Alloy locking nipples - Giant Alloy hub shell with pawl based driver - 1860g per pair
Campagnolo Bora Ultra 35 Tubular Wheelset
$3,335.00
Whether you're looking to take it to the limit on a climb or throw down in a sprint, Campagnolo's Bora One 35 wheelset is where it's at. The 35mm deep-dish carbon rims and aero spokes are exactly what you need to slice through the wind and move to the head of the pack. They're also feathery light to give you a boost when the road turns uphill. And, the aluminum hubs house USB hybrid ceramic bearings for a zippy ride. Plus, the Boras come with Campy's legendary quick-releases, too. - 35mm carbon rim means greatly reduced weight - Clincher version ensures easier bike maintenance and management - The rim has exactly the same structure as that of top-of-the-range wheels - The aluminum hubs and ceramic USB bearings ensure performance at a lower price - Its 35mm high rim gives this wheel good performance on long stretches on the flat where even the aerodynamic factor is important - All the Campagnolo know-how in the field of carbon makes this wheel lightweight and perfect for longer steeper climbs - Wheel is for tubular tire only - Weight: 1,170 grams
Giant P-TRX1 29er Front Wheel
$356.25 $475.00 25% Off
Giant's P-TRX1 29er Front Wheel is a light, durable aluminum wheel that's ready to hit the trails. This hoop is tubeless-compatible with the supplied tape and valve, and is laced to Giant's aluminum hub shell—which encases DT Swiss internals—for miles of smooth, efficient rolling. The rim is also 28mm-wide for great performance with wide tires.
Zipp 202 Firecrest Carbon Disc Brake Rear Wheel (Clincher)
$1,300.00
Enjoy flat-land speed and rocket up mountains, too, with Zipp’s 202 Firecrest Carbon Disc Brake wheels. Not only do these light wheels set a high climbing standard, they also excel over rough roads and handle like champs in stiff crosswinds. The slippery profiles of Zipp's 32mm-deep, 25.4mm-wide dimpled rims are more aerodynamic than even many deep-section wheels. Zipp's 77D/177D disc hubs give you incredible stopping power in wet and dry conditions alike, and they're thru-axle compatible (sold separately) for jaw-dropping steering precision and power transfer. Plus, they're super smooth thanks to precision bearings. And, the finishing touch is Sapim's outstanding CX-Ray spokes.
Giant XCR 0 27.5 Carbon XC Rear Wheel
$1,155.00 - $1,213.00
- Ultra-light full composite 27.5-inch rims - Tubeless compatible using supplied rim strips and valves - 21mm wide (inner) rim for better tire performance - DT Aerolite/Aero Comp bladed stainless steel spokes; 28h front/rear - Dynamic balance lacing technology for enhanced drive efficiency and braking control - Alloy locking nipples - Giant alloy hub shell, 6-bolt disc compatible, DT internals - Boost 148mm rear/ 110mm front - 36t star ratchet with 10° engagement - Compatible with SRAM XX1 drivetrain using optional XD driver bodies - 1420g per pair
Giant TRX 0 27.5 Carbon Trail
$992.00 - $1,213.00
- Ultra-light full composite 27.5-inch rims - Tubeless compatible using supplied rim strips and valves - 33mm wide rim for better tire performance - DT Aerolite/Aero Comp bladed stainless steel spokes; 28-hole front/rear - Dynamic balance lacing technology for enhanced drive efficiency and braking control - Alloy locking nipples - Giant alloy hub shell, 6-bolt disc compatible, DT internals - 36T star ratchet with 10° engagement - Compatible with SRAM XX1 drivetrain using optional XD driver bodies - 1540 grams per pair (Boost) - 1455 grams per pair (100/142)
Zipp 808 Firecrest Tubular Disc Brake Wheel
$1,250.00 - $1,450.00
Zipp optimized its Firecrest technology to build a highly aerodynamic 82mm rim—the 808 Firecrest Tubular Disc Brake. Designed for efficient power transfer and stable control in time trial and triathlon competition, the 808's wide 27.5mm rim shape provides confident tracking in crosswinds and over rough surfaces. Built with Zipp's excellent 77/177 hubset that features optimized flange geometry and Sapim CX-Sprint spokes to increase lateral stiffness, this 1,1885-gram wheelset combines toughness and reliability in a wind-shedding package that has to be ridden to fully appreciate. Each wheel includes specially-designed Tangente Platinum Pro Evo brake pads, Zipp Integrated Valve Extender with valve-core wrench, rim tape, and quick release.
Roval Traverse SL Fattie 650b Wheelset
$1,500.00
650b wheels are notorious for their playful handling, which is why the ultra-wide design of the Roval Traverse SL Fattie 650b wheels are the perfect complement to this style of riding. The reason is behind this simple: Aside from an immaculate, lightweight, and bombproof carbon layup, with a wide, 30mm carbon rim (internal width), these wheels dramatically increase both stability and traction. Ultimately, this all boils down to more control. The extra width also allows for more tire volume, which means more suppleness in the ride quality. And not only this, but the ample width also better supports the tire, meaning that you'll experience less "burping" when riding tubeless. These wheels also include the Roval tubeless plug system, which is an easy and super lightweight solution for tubeless setups. At the front hub, you'll get a thru-axle design with 15/20mm compatibility (end cap options included), and at the rear, the hub features DT Swiss internals for lightening-fast engagement and acceleration. And to top everything off, these wheels are hand-built to ensure a painstaking attention to detail.
Giant XCR 1 27.5 Carbon XC Front Wheel
$567.00
- Ultra-light full composite 27.5-inch rims - Tubeless compatible using supplied rim strips and valves - 21mm wide (inner) rim for better tire performance - Sapim Laser/ Sapim Race spokes; 28 front/rear - Dynamic balance lacing for enhanced drive efficiency and braking control - Alloy locking nipples - Boost 148mm rear/ 110mm front - Giant alloy hub shell, 6-bolt disc compatible, DT internals - 36t star ratchet with 10° engagement - Compatible with SRAM XX1 drivetrain using optional XD driver bodies - 1565g per pair
Giant XCR 0 27.5 Carbon XC - Boost Front Wheel
$992.00
From pro-level race bikes to sport, fitness and adventure bikes, Giant delivers the benefits of tubeless tire technology to riders of all types. Features - Ultra-light full composite 27.5” rims - Tubeless compatible using supplied rim strips and valves - 21mm inner rim width for better tire performance - DT Aerolite/Aero Comp bladed stainless steel spokes; 28H front/rear - Dynamic Balance Lacing technology for enhanced drive efficiency and braking control - Alloy locking nipples - Giant Alloy hub shell, 6-bolt disc compatible, DT internals - Boost 148mm rear/ 110mm front - 36T star ratchet with 10° engagement - Compatible with SRAM XX1 drivetrain using optional XD driver bodies - 1420g per pair
SRAM Rise 60 27.5-inch Front Wheel
$950.00
When unparalleled speed and pedaling efficiency is what you desire, SRAM's Rise 60 Front Wheel rises to the occasion. This featherweight hoop with Carbon Tuned rims and butted stainless spokes blend just enough strength and stiffness with an impeccably low weight. Once they start spinning, there's almost no stopping the incredibly smooth, durable Speedball Ceramic bearings. The hook-less rim design results in a wheel that’s lighter, stronger and more resistant to the impact of XC racing. DOUBLE TIME hub and pawl geometry integrates seamlessly with any ride for a frictionless experience on the trail. Quicker bursts, tighter turns, better rolling and easier climbs. Softer landings and smoother descents. Bigger wins. Louder cheers. Every wheel connects you to the ground. Only a few can carry you to new heights. - Intended use: XC and Trail - CARBON TUNED rim for tubeless clinchers - Customizable decal kit - Front axle compatibility: 9x100 QR, 9x100 QR OS, 15x100 - Tire Type: Tubeless Ready Clincher - Rim Joint: Carbon - Eyelets: None
SRAM Rise 60 27.5-inch Rear Wheel
$1,040.00
When unparalleled speed and pedaling efficiency is what you desire, SRAM's Rise 60 Rear Wheel rises to the occasion. This featherweight hoop with Carbon Tuned rims and butted stainless spokes blend just enough strength and stiffness with an impeccably low weight. Once they start spinning, there's almost no stopping the incredibly smooth, durable Speedball Ceramic bearings. The hook-less rim design results in a wheel that’s lighter, stronger and more resistant to the impact of XC racing. DOUBLE TIME hub and pawl geometry integrate seamlessly with any ride for a frictionless experience on the trail. Quicker bursts, tighter turns, better rolling and easier climbs. Softer landings and smoother descents. Bigger wins. Louder cheers. Every wheel connects you to the ground. Only a few can carry you to new heights. - Intended use: XC and Trail - CARBON TUNED rim for tubeless clinchers - Customizable decal kit - Rear axle compatibility: 10x135 QR, 12x135, 12x142 - Tire Type: Tubeless Ready Clincher - Rim Joint: Carbon - Eyelets: None
Roval SLX 24 - Rim
$800.00
Engineered for light weight without sacrificing durability, the Roval SLX 24 is a no nonsense wheelset. The 20mm wide, tubeless ready, alloy rims provide an optimal tire profile to enhance confidence and feel on the road. Roval aero hubs with DT 350 star-rachet internals round out the package to create a light, stiff, and reliable wheelset. Tipping the scales at only 1460 grams, this wheelset is equally at home in a hilly road race or logging big miles training in the off-season.
Roval CLX 50 Disc Clincher Front
$1,100.00
First came our CLX 64. Then the 32s. And after racking up multiple wins in Grand Tours, Worlds, and everything in between, we knew that our best bet was to take the line to new heights, or well, new depths. We needed to design one wheel that was a true quiver killer. One wheel that had all the aerodynamic benefits of the 64 in a package that climbed like the 32, and that’s where the all-new CLX 50 comes in. When we set out to create the CLX 50 Disc, we had clear goals in mind—create wheels that are 48 to 54mm deep, aerodynamically optimized, ultra-wide, and under 1400 grams. This meant that they'd have to borrow some weight savings techniques that we developed for the CLX 32, take some aero guidance from the CLX 64, and keep all of the disc brake benefits that we've come to love if we were going to create what we like to call “the unicorn wheel." Why discs you ask? With our disc-specific rims, we ditch the brake track, making for a stronger, more impact-resistant rim. This way, you get a disc-specific carbon layup that optimizes stiffness, a weight as close to its rim-brake brethren as possible, and incredible brake modulation and power in all conditions. Even though the CLX 50 is similar in weight to many wheels in the “lightweight” category, aerodynamics came at the forefront of the development. With this, we jumped headlong into Computational Fluid Dynamics computer modeling to arrive at various rim shapes that could make the CLX 50 as fast and light as possible. It took a while, but we narrowed the rim shape down to three contenders that were then CNC-machined into rims, built into wheels, and put into the Win Tunnel. In the tunnel, we tested every wheel, ours and the competition's, with a 24C tire (measuring 26C), as tires can drastically affect testing. We chose a modern-width tire to design our rims around because they not only allow for less tire pressure (which results in more comfort and less rolling resistance) but are also just as aerodynamically efficient when paired with the correct rim width. After finding the optimized rim shape that best supported our svelte weight requirements, we opted to lace the rims to our Aero Flange (AF) hub, via 21 DT Swiss Aerolite spokes, which features the legendary CeramicSpeed bearings. This way you get a complete, superior wheel system—not just a quick rim. And at the end of the day, it all amounts to a 50mm-deep, 1415-gram clincher disc wheelset that's not only ~300 grams lighter than the competition’s similar depth wheel, but is also measurably faster in every conceivable test than each wheel in its category.
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