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Roval CLX 40 Tubular Wheels
$1,000.00
Slice through the wind on Roval's Rapide CLX 40 Wheelset. They feature 40mm-tall aero carbon rims, and DT Swiss Revolution straight-pull spokes laced to sealed ceramic cartridge bearings Roval hubs. The rear hub is adorned with DT Swiss's renowned 240 star ratchet internals. The wide, carbon rim provides a round tire profile and greater lateral stiffness for precise handling. This feathery, 1240-gram wheelset spins up with ease so you can bolt out of corners and breeze up the climbs. With your favorite tubular tires, these wheels roll as smooth as silk.
Mavic Crossride Wheels
$140.95 - $299.90
Mavic's Crossride wheels have been a favorite choice among cross country mountain bikers for years. This is due in no small part to their reputation for durability, reliability, and light weight. To achieve this, Mavic laced up the Crossride with 24 stainless-steel bladed spokes, front and rear, and have been constantly improving hub designs to be stronger and lighter in weight. Their QRM bearing standard keeps you rolling smoothly mile after mile with little or no maintenance, and they come with adapters for different axle standards, making your Crossrides versatile for multiple applications.
Vuelta ZeroLite Track Comp 700c Wheelset
$159.99
The Vuelta ZeroLite Track Comp 700c Wheelset is lightweight, reliable, and proven on the track. Look good, feel confident, and go fast! Vuelta track wheels are just the upgrade you are looking for. - Handbuilt - Compatibility: Fixed gear, single speed freewheel - Rim: Vuelta 30mm profile pinned 6061 alloy with CNC sides - Spokes: Vuelta round plain round C45 steel with brass nipples - Lacing: Front 3 cross / Rear 3 cross (F32H x R32H) - Hubs: Vuelta track with sealed ball bearings - Extras: 16T fixed gear cog and nylon rim strips - Weight: Front 1007g/Rear 1144g = Pair 2151g
Mavic Aksium Wheels
$116.95 - $249.90
Mavic’s Aksium wheels are a class-leading entry-level road wheelset ready to go many miles between maintainance. They use straight-pull, bladed spokes for high strength and great lateral stiffness, and employ QRM bearings that spin on Mavic’s elegant axle system, resulting in a very lightweight, stiff, and reliable wheel system. Wheelsets and rear wheels are available with either Campagnolo or Shimano/SRAM-compatible 11-speed freehub bodies.
Roval SLX 24 Disc Wheels
$799.99
The Roval SLX 24 Disc is a no nonsense wheelset. At only around 1515 grams, it's designed for light overall weight, but this doesn't mean that it sacrifices anything to strength or durability. Instead, its 20mm-wide alloy rims work to bolster the aforementioned characteristics, while also providing the optimal tire profile in order to enhance both confidence and feel on the road. Meanwhile, the rims have been built to Roval aero hubs that feature fast-engaging DT 350 star-ratchet internals at the rear. Add it all up, and you get a wheelset that checks all of the boxes for daily training and CX racing—lightweight, stiff, and incredibly reliable.
The Wheel Shop Alex Ace17/Formula FM-31 26-inch Rear
$44.99 - $45.99
- Double wall Alex ACE17 26'' alloy rim - Silver - Machined sidewalls with wear line indicator - Inner rim width: 18 mm - Outer rim width: 23 mm - Rim height: 17 mm - No eyelets - Schrader valve - 36 holes - Zinc plated steel spokes - Silver
The Wheel Shop Alex DM18 Black/Formula FM-21-QR 26-inch Front
$54.99
- Position Front - Wheel Diameter/ISO 26'' / 559 - Axle Type QR - Hub Spacing 100mm - Wheel-Brake Comp. Rim - Freehub Body - - Wheel Tire Type Clincher - Rim Material Aluminum - Rim Construction Double wall - Rim Internal Width 18.4mm - Rim inner width range 0-21.9mm - Rim Color Black - Rim Drilling 36 - Hub Model Formula FM-21-QR - Wheel Weight - - Spoke Type Stainless - Valve Schrader - Rim External Width 24.4mm - Depth 16mm - Rim Model Alex DM18 - Skewers Included Yes
The Wheel Shop Alex X101/Shimano FH-RM30-7 700c Rear
$64.99
- Position Rear - Wheel Diameter/ISO 700C / 622 - Axle Type QR - Hub Spacing 135mm - Wheel-Brake Comp. Rim - Freehub Body Shimano 7 - Wheel Tire Type Clincher - Rim Material Aluminum - Rim Construction Single wall - Rim Internal Width 19.7mm - Rim inner width range 0-21.9mm - Rim Color Silver - Rim Drilling 36 - Hub Model Shimano FH-RM30-7 - Wheel Weight - - Spoke Type Steel - Valve Schrader - Rim External Width 25mm - Depth 16mm - Rim Model Alex X101 - Skewers Included Yes
Zipp 303 Firecrest Carbon Clincher Wheel
$950.00 - $1,150.00
Zipp hits high all-around marks with their 303 Firecrest Carbon Clincher wheelset, thanks to a wide tire bed and mid-aero profile. The 28.5mm rim width provides confident control in nasty crosswinds and on rough roads, and the 45mm Firecrest rim profile offers wind-shedding aerodynamics while maintaining great acceleration characteristics. Zipp's 77/177 hubset, laced with Sapim CX-Sprint spokes, provides maintenance-free reliability and lateral stiffness, and trusted stopping power comes via Tangente Platinum Pro Evo brake pads. Included with each wheel are a Zipp-integrated Valve Extender with valve-core wrench, rim tape, and quick release.
SRAM Roam 40 Rear Wheel (27.5-inch)
$374.00
Wherever the trail leads, SRAM's Roam 40 wheel is ready to go. The 25mm wide rims give big tires the support they deserve for outstanding cornering control, and the rims are durable enough for day-after-day sessions, yet light enough for race day. Stomp on the pedals and feel the excellent 4 pawl DoubleTime hub with 52 points of engagement. Ditch the tubes with the full UST compatibility to reap the rewards of excellent traction, control, and fewer flats. And, the Roams' great features continue with the Solo Spoke design that uses one spoke length to fit the entire wheel. This rear wheel comes with a quick release and 12mm thru-axle end caps that can be interchanged without tools.
Mavic Ksyrium Elite UST Front
$328.95
The Ksyrium Elite road wheel has been a benchmark for reliability, light weight and versatility for more than a decade. This updated version makes it easier than ever to experience the benefits of riding tubeless. Integrated with Mavic's Yksion Pro UST Tubeless tires, the system makes installation, removal and maintenance simple and hassle-free. Eliminating the tube reduces friction in the system, which means less rolling resistance and higher speeds. You can also lower your tire pressure, which gives you a smoother, more comfortable ride plus added control on rough roads. You’ll also enjoy a reduced risk of punctures, so you can ride with confidence and push yourself farther. The rims are engineered with Mavic's patented Fore Drilling to form a stronger connection between the spokes and the rim. Isopulse lacing improves stability and boosts lateral stiffness while sprinting or climbing. Mavic's exclusive patented ISM 4D process strategically removes excess material from the rim while maintaining it around the spokes, where tension is applied. The wheel is available in three color options: gray on black; black with red highlights; and black with yellow highlights.
Mavic XA 29-inch Rear
$201.35
There’s something incredibly pure about trail riding: the feeling of exploration and the satisfaction of cleaning a technical section are hard to beat. It’s just you versus the terrain so you need gear that won’t let you down. The XA provides versatile comfort and control thanks to a new UST welded rim that’s wide (25mm internal), light and strong. It’s also Tubeless Ready, so it’s easy to enjoy the benefits of tubeless tires, including better control and traction along with a reduced risk of punctures. Double-butted spokes save weight without sacrificing strength or durability. We’ve also fine-tuned the hubs and power transfer with Mavic's TS-2 freehub, which is compatible with all axle sizes as well as XD drivetrains. The hubs are compatible with most modern standards (15x100/12x142) and can easily be converted to other options (9x100 front, 9/12x135 rear) with optional adapters.
Mavic XA Elite WTS 29-inch Wheelset
$649.90
The XA Elite was born to meet the needs of adventurous trail riders to push the limits on challenging terrain. Lightweight, strong and engineered to deliver confidence and control, it boasts purpose-built features for off-road performance. The first thing that sets this Wheel System apart from the competition is its rim. It uses Mavic's patented ISM 4D technology to remove all but the most necessary material. This means snappier acceleration and a more dynamic ride quality. A new wider (25mm internal width) rim features UST technology so it’s easier to experience the improved traction and control of tubeless tires. The rims are laced to Mavic's proven QRM hubs for smooth, dependable performance no matter how rough the conditions. The ITS-4 freehub delivers fast engagement to further enhance the dynamic feel. The entire wheel system weighs an impressive 1770g for 29".
Mavic XA Light 29-inch Front
$211.45
There’s something incredibly pure about trail riding: the feeling of exploration and the satisfaction of cleaning a technical section are hard to beat. It’s just you versus the terrain so you need gear that won’t let you down. The XA Light provides versatile comfort and control thanks to a new UST welded rim that’s wide (25mm internal), light and strong. It’s also Tubeless Ready, so it’s easy to enjoy the benefits of tubeless tires, including better control and traction along with a reduced risk of punctures. Double-butted spokes save weight without sacrificing strength or durability. We’ve also fine-tuned the hubs and power transfer with Mavic's alloy TS-2 freehub, which is compatible with all axle sizes as well as XD drivetrains. The hubs are compatible with most modern standards (15x100/12x142) and can easily be converted to other options (9x100 front, 9/12x135 rear) with optional adapters. The XA Light is available in either 27.5" or 29" wheel sizes.
Mavic XA 27.5-inch Rear
$201.35
There’s something incredibly pure about trail riding: the feeling of exploration and the satisfaction of cleaning a technical section are hard to beat. It’s just you versus the terrain so you need gear that won’t let you down. The XA Light provides versatile comfort and control thanks to a new UST welded rim that’s wide (25mm internal), light and strong. It’s also Tubeless Ready, so it’s easy to enjoy the benefits of tubeless tires, including better control and traction along with a reduced risk of punctures. Double-butted spokes save weight without sacrificing strength or durability. We’ve also fine-tuned the hubs and power transfer with Mavic's TS-2 freehub, which is compatible with all axle sizes as well as XD drivetrains. The hubs are compatible with most modern standards (15x100/12x142) and can easily be converted to other options (9x100 front, 9/12x135 rear) with optional adaptors. The XA Light is available in either 27.5" or 29" wheel sizes.
Mavic XA 27.5-inch Front
$178.55
There’s something incredibly pure about trail riding: the feeling of exploration and the satisfaction of cleaning a technical section are hard to beat. It’s just you versus the terrain so you need gear that won’t let you down. The XA Light provides versatile comfort and control thanks to a new UST welded rim that’s wide (25mm internal), light and strong. It’s also Tubeless Ready, so it’s easy to enjoy the benefits of tubeless tires, including better control and traction along with a reduced risk of punctures. Double-butted spokes save weight without sacrificing strength or durability. We’ve also fine-tuned the hubs and power transfer with Mavic's TS-2 freehub, which is compatible with all axle sizes as well as XD drivetrains. The hubs are compatible with most modern standards (15x100/12x142) and can easily be converted to other options (9x100 front, 9/12x135 rear) with optional adaptors. The XA Light is available in either 27.5" or 29" wheel sizes.
Mavic XA 27.5-inch Wheelset
$379.90
There’s something incredibly pure about trail riding: the feeling of exploration and the satisfaction of cleaning a technical section are hard to beat. It’s just you versus the terrain so you need gear that won’t let you down. The XA Light provides versatile comfort and control thanks to a new UST welded rim that’s wide (25mm internal), light and strong. It’s also Tubeless Ready, so it’s easy to enjoy the benefits of tubeless tires, including better control and traction along with a reduced risk of punctures. Double-butted spokes save weight without sacrificing strength or durability. We’ve also fine-tuned the hubs and power transfer with Mavic's TS-2 freehub, which is compatible with all axle sizes as well as XD drivetrains. The hubs are compatible with most modern standards (15x100/12x142) and can easily be converted to other options (9x100 front, 9/12x135 rear) with optional adapters. The XA Light is available in either 27.5" or 29" wheel sizes.
Mavic Ksyrium Elite UST Rear
$370.95
The Ksyrium Elite road wheel has been a benchmark for reliability, light weight and versatility for more than a decade. This updated version makes it easier than ever to experience the benefits of riding tubeless. Integrated with Mavic's Yksion Pro UST Tubeless tires, the system makes installation, removal and maintenance simple and hassle-free. Eliminating the tube reduces friction in the system, which means less rolling resistance and higher speeds. You can also lower your tire pressure, which gives you a smoother, more comfortable ride plus added control on rough roads. You’ll also enjoy a reduced risk of punctures, so you can ride with confidence and push yourself farther. The rims are engineered with Mavic's patented Fore Drilling to form a stronger connection between the spokes and the rim. Isopulse lacing improves stability and boosts lateral stiffness while sprinting or climbing. Mavic's exclusive patented ISM 4D process strategically removes excess material from the rim while maintaining it around the spokes, where tension is applied. The wheel is available in three color options: gray on black; black with red highlights; and black with yellow highlights.
Quality Wheels SRAM 406 6-bolt / Sun SR25 29-inch Rear
$99.99
Our best value in Quick-release disc wheels.
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.
Zipp 30 Course Disc Brake Rear Wheel (Tubular)
$555.00
Upgrade your road bike with Zipp’s 30 Course Disc wheels. Featuring stiff, light 26mm-deep Zipp aluminum rims, Zipp's precision 77D/177D disc hubs and Sapim's outstanding CX-Ray spokes, these hoops maximize your power transfer for superior acceleration, climbing and handling. They also boast a 25mm-wide tire bed for running wider tires to improve the ride even more.
DT Swiss BR 2250 Classic
$434.00
Big tires and wide rims normally mean heavy wheels. But not with DT's BR 2250s! Nearly as light as standard wheels and with the footprint only fatties can offer, this wheelset turns any fat bike into a fun-machine!
Stan's NoTubes Flow S1
$479.00
Stan’s S1 wheelset line brings patented tubeless technology to an even wider range of riders. Built for long life, low maintenance, and outstanding value, the S1 series wheels feature 6061 series alloy rims and are available in six different widths suited to a wide range of tire sizes and riding styles. With an emphasis on value and durability, the S1 alloy wheelsets join a mountain wheel line-up that currently includes Stan’s successful MK3 premium alloy wheels and innovative Valor and Bravo carbon series wheelsets. While MK3 wheelsets are built to balance strength, light weight, and stiffness, S1 wheelsets focus on maximum strength and durability. The deeper profile and thicker walls of the S1 rims result in a 50-70g weight increase over MK3 rims, but offer greater impact strength for an even wider range of use. “The new S1 series wheels were developed from rims ridden in Redbull Rampage and raced on the World Cup DH circuit for years,” said Creative Director, Chris Currie. “The goal was to take everything we’ve done for tubeless technology, and put it into a truly bombproof and affordable wheel.” Designed according to Stan’s WideRight rim and tire fit system, S1 series wheelsets are available in six different rim models, with internal widths ranging from 23mm to 38mm. Combined with Stan’s low-profile, high-volume Bead Socket Technology rim design, these widths let the new S1 range accommodate tires from 2-inch to 3.5-inch. All S1 wheelsets are built with 32 spokes front and rear, Sapim’s proven Race spokes, Secure Lock brass nipples, and Stan’s faster-engaging Neo hubs. Hubs are available to fit most axle systems, including Boost. The S1 series includes reinforced versions of the classic Crest, Arch, and Flow--names already familiar to fans of Stan’s tubeless rims. In addition to the Crest S1, Arch S1, and Flow S1, three entirely new wider wheelsets will be available. The Sentry S1, Baron S1, and Major S1 bring Stan’s patented Bead Socket Technology to Plus bikes. Flow S1 Wheelset - Use: Aggressive Trail, All Mountain, Enduro, and Downhill - Internal Rim Width: 29mm - Optimal Tires Size: 2.35 to 2.8-inch - Hubs: Stan’s Neo 32-hole Front, 32-hole Rear - Spokes/Nipples: Sapim Race Black 2.0/1.8/2.0mm, Secure Lock Brass Silver Nipples - Wheel Sizes and Weights: 27.5-inch (2,034g), and 29-inch (2,134g)
Stan's NoTubes Sentry S1
$479.00
Stan’s S1 wheelset line brings patented tubeless technology to an even wider range of riders. Built for long life, low maintenance, and outstanding value, the S1 series wheels feature 6061 series alloy rims and are available in six different widths suited to a wide range of tire sizes and riding styles. With an emphasis on value and durability, the S1 alloy wheelsets join a mountain wheel line-up that currently includes Stan’s successful MK3 premium alloy wheels and innovative Valor and Bravo carbon series wheelsets. While MK3 wheelsets are built to balance strength, light weight, and stiffness, S1 wheelsets focus on maximum strength and durability. The deeper profile and thicker walls of the S1 rims result in a 50-70g weight increase over MK3 rims, but offer greater impact strength for an even wider range of use. “The new S1 series wheels were developed from rims ridden in Redbull Rampage and raced on the World Cup DH circuit for years,” said Creative Director, Chris Currie. “The goal was to take everything we’ve done for tubeless technology, and put it into a truly bombproof and affordable wheel.” Designed according to Stan’s WideRight rim and tire fit system, S1 series wheelsets are available in six different rim models, with internal widths ranging from 23mm to 38mm. Combined with Stan’s low-profile, high-volume Bead Socket Technology rim design, these widths let the new S1 range accommodate tires from 2-inch to 3.5-inch. All S1 wheelsets are built with 32 spokes front and rear, Sapim’s proven Race spokes, Secure Lock brass nipples, and Stan’s faster-engaging Neo hubs. Hubs are available to fit most axle systems, including Boost. The S1 series includes reinforced versions of the classic Crest, Arch, and Flow--names already familiar to fans of Stan’s tubeless rims. In addition to the Crest S1, Arch S1, and Flow S1, three entirely new wider wheelsets will be available. The Sentry S1, Baron S1, and Major S1 bring Stan’s patented Bead Socket Technology to Plus bikes. Sentry S1 Wheelset - Use: Plus Tire Performance and Adventure - Internal Rim Width: 32mm - Optimal Tire Size: 2.5 to 3.0-inch - Hubs: Stan’s Neo 32-hole Front, 32-hole Rear - Spokes/Nipples: Sapim Race Black 2.0/1.8/2.0mm, Secure Lock Brass Silver Nipples - Wheel Sizes and Weights: 26-inch (1,972g), 27.5-inch (2,034g), and 29-inch (2,134g)
Campagnolo Bora One 35 Clincher Wheelset
$2,525.00
Whether you're looking to take it to the limit on a climb or throw down in a sprint, Campagnolo's Bora One 35 wheels are where it's at. Their 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 - 35mm high rim gives this wheel good performance on long stretches on the flat where even the aerodynamic factor is important - All the Campagnolo knowhow in the field of carbon makes this wheel lightweight and perfect for longer steeper climbs - Number of spokes: 18 Front, 21 Rear - RDB – Rim Dynamic Balance - Bladed aerodynamic spokes - Stainless steel spokes - Ultralinear/DRSC geometry - Aluminum nipples - Weight: 1405 grams Included: - Special brake pad kit for carbon wheels (red compound): 40% better braking performance in wet conditions and 20% in dry. - New Quick Release wheels with a totally redesigned aerodynamic profile, lighter and with a shiny finish. - Valve extender
Stan's NoTubes Arch CB7 29-inch Front
$679.00
Stan's Arch CB7 is the ultimate carbon trail wheel. It's light enough to respond instantly from the first pedal stroke and durable enough for the Enduro World Series circuit. With a focus on ride quality, the Arch CB7 features a special layup and shape that deflects up to 10mm radially to soak up speed-robbing impacts, all while being laterally stiffer than just about every other carbon and alloy rim on the planet. The Arch CB7 rims also feature Stan's patented Bead Socket Technology, the original tubeless-ready rim design that has become the foundation of all current tubeless-ready systems. This wheel rolls on an updated Neo hub featuring smoother-rolling centerless ground axle help ensure long life and reliable performance. - Arch CB7 wheels include pre-installed tubeless tape and presta valves - Designed for trail riding and enduro racing - Low-profile sidewalls promote proper tire shape and reduce rim weight - 100% CNC-machined hubs - Sapim Race 2.0/1.8/2.0 spokes with Secure Lock aluminum nipples - RiACT system absorbs impacts and rolls faster - Patented Bead Socket Technology rim shape offers easier tubeless inflation and more reliable seal - WideRight rim design optimized for 2.25 - 2.50" tires
Stan's NoTubes Arch CB7 29-inch Rear
$720.00
Stan's Arch CB7 is the ultimate carbon trail wheel. It's light enough to respond instantly from the first pedal stroke and durable enough for the Enduro World Series circuit. With a focus on ride quality, the Arch CB7 features a special layup and shape that deflects up to 10mm radially to soak up speed-robbing impacts, all while being laterally stiffer than just about every other carbon and alloy rim on the planet. The Arch CB7 rims also feature Stan's patented Bead Socket Technology, the original tubeless-ready rim design that has become the foundation of all current tubeless-ready systems. This wheel rolls on an updated Neo hub featuring a Durasync 6-pawl freehub with fast 10-degree engagement. The 100% CNC-machined hub shell and smoother-rolling centerless ground axle help ensure long life and reliable performance. - Arch CB7 wheels include pre-installed tubeless tape and presta valves - Designed for trail riding and enduro racing - Low-profile sidewalls promote proper tire shape and reduce rim weight - 100% CNC-machined hubs with 6-pawl simultaneous engagement - Sapim Race 2.0/1.8/2.0 spokes with Secure Lock aluminum nipples - RiACT system absorbs impacts and rolls faster - Patented Bead Socket Technology rim shape easier tubeless inflation and more reliable seal - WideRight rim design optimized for 2.25 - 2.50" tires
Stan's NoTubes Arch CB7 27.5-inch Front
$679.00
Stan's Arch CB7 is the ultimate carbon trail wheel. It's light enough to respond instantly from the first pedal stroke and durable enough for the Enduro World Series circuit. With a focus on ride quality, the Arch CB7 features a special layup and shape that deflects up to 10mm radially to soak up speed-robbing impacts, all while being laterally stiffer than just about every other carbon and alloy rim on the planet. The Arch CB7 rims also feature Stan's patented Bead Socket Technology, the original tubeless-ready rim design that has become the foundation of all current tubeless-ready systems. This wheel rolls on an updated Neo hub featuring smoother-rolling centerless ground axle help ensure long life and reliable performance. - Arch CB7 wheels include pre-installed tubeless tape and presta valves - Designed for trail riding and enduro racing - Low-profile sidewalls promote proper tire shape and reduce rim weight - 100% CNC-machined hubs - Sapim Race 2.0/1.8/2.0 spokes with Secure Lock aluminum nipples - RiACT system absorbs impacts and rolls faster - Patented Bead Socket Technology rim shape offers easier tubeless inflation and more reliable seal - WideRight rim design optimized for 2.25 - 2.50" tires
Quality Wheels Formula 135mm Freehub / Alex Y2000 Silver 700c Rear
$56.00
The best price on the market for a wheel meant to be ridden. Single-wall rims and hubs that come out of the box round and true.
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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