SL ULTRA DISC AERO WIDE 55 - CARBON TITANIUM SPOKES - 1260g
55 Deep, 30 Wide, 21 Internal
Carbon Titanium Spokes
Super light 55mm disc wheels built with Carbon Titanium spokes - the lightest spokes in the world
(Note the close up rim pics above are of the 44mm version - this is to show the carbon titanium spokes)
Our new Next Generation Aero Wide rims follow the trend for ever wider rims - increasing both speed and comfort.
Nowadays more and more people are choosing to ride wider tyres. 28mm has become the norm, with many people choosing to go wider still. Wider tyres mean lower rolling resistance as well as increased comfort. It makes sense to use rims that have been designed especially for this purpose But that’s not all - wider rims mean an improved tyre/rim interface - better airflow from tyre to rim. And that means they’re faster. And better able to handle tricky crosswinds.
Oh, and they’re light too - really light! When it comes to saving weight on a set of wheels, the rims are the place to start - this is where you feel the greatest benefit in speed and handling. Our wheels are significantly lighter than those of our competitors.
This is because our rims are amongst the lightest available - not only do lighter rims improve acceleration and climbing performance - they also improve the handling and overall agility of the bike - in fact they bring the ride to life!
Of course our rims are suitable for both tubeless tyres and clincher tyres with inner tubes – whichever you prefer. Although they're optimised for 28mm tyres you can happily run 25s or go the other way - all the way to 45mm if you fancy a bit of the rough stuff!
The standard axle set up for these wheels is 100/12 front and 142/12 rear Thru Axle seeing as that's the most popular by far. But if you need something different, whether it's quick release, 15mm fronts or whatever, just get in touch.
The standard set up is for Centerlock rotors - again it's by far the most popular, as well as the most flexible. If you want to fit 6 bolt rotors it's a simple case of using an adapter.
SPOKES & NIPPLES
Introducing another first - Carbon Titanium Spokes
Our carbon-titanium spokes are the lightest in the world - a record previously held by Berd 'string' spokes.
If you're interested the comparative weights are as follows (based on a 260mm spoke - the international standard for comparisons)
Zed Carbon-Titanium - 2.3g
Berd 'String' - 2.5g
Scribe Carbon - 2.6g
Hunt Carbon - 2.7g
The front wheel is laced 21 holes 2:1 (16:8)
The rear wheel is laced 21 holes 2:1 (8:16)
We've chosen to build them with Taper Groove Hex head nipples - self locking, allowing finer control than a square head nipple and providing extra spoke support over a standard nipple. Little things, but they all make a difference...
The rider weight limit on this wheel set is 100kg including the weight of any luggage.
Wheels are provided with tubeless rim tape fitted
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