We are proud to introduce the 2016 model of our 44mm clincher. We have been working on the design for years, running CFD analysis, making physical prototypes, and putting in thousands of miles of on the road testing. With the new models we have wheeset that is more aero, lighter, better handling in crosswinds, and stronger than wheelsets costing twice as much.
The 28mm carbon clincher rim is an ultra light, but still strong rim that can be used for special occaisions. Wait, that's not fun. You want to be able to use this as an everyday wheelset! It's light, it's snappy, it handles well, and yes. . .this wheelset can be used as an everyday set, not just for those special occasions. Oh just lighten up! When the road points upward, arm yourself with these ultra-light climbers. Designed with a very strong 25mm wide, rounded rim profile this wheelset is equally as comfortable battling in the cyclocross fields and in the mountains. When every gram counts, count on these!
Rim depth - 28mm
Rim width - 25mm
Inner width - 18mm
Rim weight - 390 grams
The 44mm clincher is the all purpose carbon wheelset. No matter what type of riding you are doing, the 44mm depth with improved aerodynamic profile will be a great option for you. It's a great wheel set for climbing, descending, windy conditions, races, and even training. With the mid-depth aero rim height and improved design to handle the crosswinds these can be used even in very windy areas. With the low weight of the wheels they are a great climbing wheel set and on the opposite side of that climb the wider rim profile will make for great handling when flying down a descent.
Rim depth - 44mm
Rim width - 27mm
Inner width - 19mm
Rim weight - 465 grams
The 60mm clincher is the depth that 95% of racers would use for 95% of their races. Any time the speeds are higher, and aerodynamics becomes more of a concern, the 60mm gives a distinct advantage. Flat to rolling road races, crits, time trials, and tris; if you are looking for a combination of good crosswind handling and very good aerodynamics, the 60mm is a perfect option.
The new 60mm rims are designed around 25mm tires to give the best handling, lower rolling resistance, and improved feel due to more air volume and the ability to run lower PSI.
Rim depth - 60mm
Rim width - 27mm
Inner width - 19mm
Rim weight - 530 grams
TEXTURED BRAKE TRACK
Braking is not that important. . . until it is! One of the things people have fear in regards to carbon is the braking performance, especially in wet conditions. Carbon braking performance has always lagged behind aluminum in terms of pure stopping power. With the new brake track on these rims, featuring a slight textured surface, braking is better than ever. Feel confident that no matter what speed, terrain, or weather condition when you need to come to a stop you will.
HIGH TEMPERATURE RESINS
The resins on the new carbon wheels can take the mountains! Countless hours of testing and resin formulas have gone into making a rim that can be ridden in any terrain. . .with any carbon specific brake pad. Don't worry anymore about if you have the right brake pads for the wheels. Wheels have been testing in a lab environment on a dyno machine, and personally in the mountains of South Carolina on hot summer days. The real world testing of the resin capabilities comes in the form of slow speed descending on Greenville's Paris Mountain. On a 35C degree day, we are going to the very top of Paris Mountain and riding just the front brake the entire way down the mountain. It ends up taking about 7.5 minutes to get to the bottom, all while dragging the front brake. It's the true test of braking way beyond what anybody would do while riding. . . .and we do it again, and again.
Standard build configuration will be White Industries T11 hubs with black Sapim CX Ray spokes, with slightly thicker CX Sprint spokes on the rear drive-side and Secure Lock brass nipples.
Please indicate desired hub and rim decal colour in the comments section of the checkout.
All wheels are built to order. Wait times vary depending on component availability.