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$79.99
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.
$109.00 - $119.00
Best seller. You'll be hard-pressed to find a better wheel anywhere near these prices.
$360.00
Take to the open road with the lightest, most durable, best-handling alloy wheel Roval has ever made - the Alpinist SLX. This is the pinnacle of alloy - a wheel so good it earned the Alpinist name. There’s no room for excess weight whether you’re chasing summits or looking for ride quality. For the climbers, the wheels are stiff enough for high-powered efforts and feature confident handling. The newly engineered shot peen treatment increases fatigue life and with proven DT Swiss 350 hubs and Sapim spokes, the overall weight has been reduced by 30 grams. Because every gram counts. LIGHTWEIGHT X RIDE QUALITY: As the first-ever alloy product to earn the Alpinist name, the Roval Alpinist SLX wheels weigh in at 1,485 grams* thanks to premium alloy and a thoughtful build. Confirming what we’ve all felt: lightweight wheels feel better to ride. *1,485 grams production sample weight. Final weights may vary slightly. TUBELESS COMPATIBLE: There’s no room for excess weight whether you’re chasing summits or looking for ride quality. A Shallow rim depth amplified by tubeless compatibility means you’ll get sublime ride quality with the added efficiency, comfort, and flat protection of tubeless tires. RELIABLE PERFORMANCE: Featuring confident handling for high-powered efforts, the newly engineered shot peen treatment increases fatigue life, while the proven DT Swiss 350 hubs and Sapim spokes enhance overall durability and performance. - Rim: Alpinist Alloy, 6061 Alloy Shot-Pened, 700c, Disc Brake, Tubeless Compatible - Rim Details: 24mm Depth, 23.5mm External Width, 20mm Internal Width - Hub: DT Swiss 350 Straighpull Center Lock, Star Ratchet 36t internals (10 degs), 100x12mm & 142x12mm, Shim. RD. 11SP HG freehub (Convertible freehub) - Bearing Type: DT Swiss Sealed Steel Cartridge Bearings - Spokes: Sapim D-Light Straightpull, Front: Radial/Two-cross (2:1) 21 count, DS: 296mm, NDS: 292mm, Rear: Two-cross (1:1) 24 count, DS: 291mm NDS: 295mm - Nipple: Sapim Secure Lock Double Square Alloy Blk, 2.0 x 18mm, 16cNm - Max Pressure: 130psi - Weight: Wheelset 1,485g, Front 694g, Rear 791g (excluding 15g, tubeless rim tape, and tubeless valve) - Assembly Method: Hand-built - Extras: Roval Tubeless Rim Tape and Tubeless Valve, Spare Spoke & Nipple Kit, Lifetime Warranty, System Weight Limit: 275lbs / 125kg
$440.00
Take to the open road with the lightest, most durable, best-handling alloy wheel Roval has ever made - the Alpinist SLX. This is the pinnacle of alloy - a wheel so good it earned the Alpinist name. There’s no room for excess weight whether you’re chasing summits or looking for ride quality. For the climbers, the wheels are stiff enough for high-powered efforts and feature confident handling. The newly engineered shot peen treatment increases fatigue life and with proven DT Swiss 350 hubs and Sapim spokes, the overall weight has been reduced by 30 grams. Because every gram counts. LIGHTWEIGHT X RIDE QUALITY: As the first-ever alloy product to earn the Alpinist name, the Roval Alpinist SLX wheels weigh in at 1,485 grams* thanks to premium alloy and a thoughtful build. Confirming what we’ve all felt: lightweight wheels feel better to ride. *1,485 grams production sample weight. Final weights may vary slightly. TUBELESS COMPATIBLE: There’s no room for excess weight whether you’re chasing summits or looking for ride quality. A Shallow rim depth amplified by tubeless compatibility means you’ll get sublime ride quality with the added efficiency, comfort, and flat protection of tubeless tires. RELIABLE PERFORMANCE: Featuring confident handling for high-powered efforts, the newly engineered shot peen treatment increases fatigue life, while the proven DT Swiss 350 hubs and Sapim spokes enhance overall durability and performance. - Rim: Alpinist Alloy, 6061 Alloy Shot-Pened, 700c, Disc Brake, Tubeless Compatible - Rim Details: 24mm Depth, 23.5mm External Width, 20mm Internal Width - Hub: DT Swiss 350 Straighpull Center Lock, Star Ratchet 36t internals (10 degs), 100x12mm & 142x12mm, Shim. RD. 11SP HG freehub (Convertible freehub) - Bearing Type: DT Swiss Sealed Steel Cartridge Bearings - Spokes: Sapim D-Light Straightpull, Front: Radial/Two-cross (2:1) 21 count, DS: 296mm, NDS: 292mm, Rear: Two-cross (1:1) 24 count, DS: 291mm NDS: 295mm - Nipple: Sapim Secure Lock Double Square Alloy Blk, 2.0 x 18mm, 16cNm - Max Pressure: 130psi - Weight: Wheelset 1,485g, Front 694g, Rear 791g (excluding 15g, tubeless rim tape, and tubeless valve) - Assembly Method: Hand-built - Extras: Roval Tubeless Rim Tape and Tubeless Valve, Spare Spoke & Nipple Kit, Lifetime Warranty, System Weight Limit: 275lbs / 125kg
$709.99
Feel your bike come alive on the open road with the new Alpinist CL II, featuring the lightest, best-handling clincher rims we have ever made, elevated with the performance of a tubeless system. The brand new Alpinist CL II now brings mountain-taming performance slightly closer to earth with a carefully selected build designed to let riders take full advantage of the low rim and spoke mass. The Alpinist CL II utilizes the same rim as the alpinist clx ii. They react to even the slightest increase in power with immediate acceleration and carve the purest lines in the corners, yet they can also handle almost double the impact standards of every certifying body. The result is a 1375-gram tubeless wheelset with an otherworldly ride quality designed for real-world road pressures. The Alpinist CL II utilizes components curated to keep you rolling and rolling fast. The DT Swiss 350 hubs, featuring their star ratchet drive system, are reliable and easy to service, while 24 DT Swiss comprace straight-pull spokes front and rear, laced to the rims with their alloy pro lock nipples, are synonymous with reliability and can be obtained at any bike shop. The reduced rolling resistance of a tubeless setup is undeniable, as are the benefits of improved handling and incredible puncture protection. It took the most extensive and demanding engineering and testing program we've ever undertaken. As a result of this extensive development, the Alpinist CL II features a hooked rim that can handle a huge range of pressures up to 110psi and offers an easier set up and mounting experience than ever. - Rim: Alpinist CLX Carbon Clincher, 700c, Disc Brake, Tubeless - Rim Details: 33mm Depth, 27mm External Width, 21mm Internal Width - Hub: DT Swiss 350 Straightpull Center Lock, Star Ratchet 36t internals (10 degs), 100x12mm & 142x12mm, Shim. RD. 11SP HG freehub - Bearing Type: DT Swiss Sealed Steel Cartridge Bearings - Spokes: DT Swiss Competition Race Straightpull, Front: Radial/Two-cross (2:1) 21 count, DS: 276mm, NDS: 290mm; Rear: Two-cross (1:1) 24 count, DS: 283mm NDS: 287mm - Nipple: DT Swiss Hex Prolock Al 2.0x14mm - Tire Size: 24mm—38mm; Max Pressure: 24mm-35mm: Tubeless (110psi) Tubed (130psi), 36mm-38mm: Tubeless (60psi) Tubed (60psi) - Weight: Wheelset 1,375g, Front 606g, Rear 769g (including 15g, tubeless rim tape and tubeless valve) - Assembly Method: Hand built at every step; from rim layup to the last nipple turn. - Extras: Roval Rim Tape, Spare Spoke & Nipple Kit, System Weight Limit: 275lbs/125kg
$725.00
The all-new Rapide CL II wheelset brings the Rapide CLX II’s speed, efficiency, incredible handling, and stability in any conditions to more riders. Built on the exact same rims as the Rapide CLX II to elevate all this performance with tubeless-done-right technology, the Rapide CL II makes that performance easier to catch at check-out and you almost impossible to catch on the open road. - Tire Size: 24mm - 38mm; Max Pressure: 24mm-35mm: Tubeless (110psi) Tubed (130psi), 36mm – 38mm: Tubeless (60psi) Tubed (60psi) - Weight: Wheelset 1,590g, Front 725g, Rear 865g (including 15g, tubeless rim tape and tubeless valve) - Assembly Method: Hand built at every step; from rim layup to the last nipple turn. - System Weight Limit: 275lbs /125kg.
$989.99
Feel your bike come alive on the open road with the new Alpinist CL II, featuring the lightest, best-handling clincher rims we have ever made, elevated with the performance of a tubeless system. The brand new Alpinist CL II now brings mountain-taming performance slightly closer to earth with a carefully selected build designed to let riders take full advantage of the low rim and spoke mass. The Alpinist CL II utilizes the same rim as the alpinist clx ii. They react to even the slightest increase in power with immediate acceleration and carve the purest lines in the corners, yet they can also handle almost double the impact standards of every certifying body. The result is a 1375-gram tubeless wheelset with an otherworldly ride quality designed for real-world road pressures. The Alpinist CL II utilizes components curated to keep you rolling and rolling fast. The DT Swiss 350 hubs, featuring their star ratchet drive system, are reliable and easy to service, while 24 DT Swiss comprace straight-pull spokes front and rear, laced to the rims with their alloy pro lock nipples, are synonymous with reliability and can be obtained at any bike shop. The reduced rolling resistance of a tubeless setup is undeniable, as are the benefits of improved handling and incredible puncture protection. It took the most extensive and demanding engineering and testing program we've ever undertaken. As a result of this extensive development, the Alpinist CL II features a hooked rim that can handle a huge range of pressures up to 110psi and offers an easier set up and mounting experience than ever. - Rim: Alpinist CLX Carbon Clincher, 700c, Disc Brake, Tubeless - Rim Details: 33mm Depth, 27mm External Width, 21mm Internal Width - Hub: DT Swiss 350 Straightpull Center Lock, Star Ratchet 36t internals (10 degs), 100x12mm & 142x12mm, Shim. RD. 11SP HG freehub - Bearing Type: DT Swiss Sealed Steel Cartridge Bearings - Spokes: DT Swiss Competition Race Straightpull, Front: Radial/Two-cross (2:1) 21 count, DS: 276mm, NDS: 290mm; Rear: Two-cross (1:1) 24 count, DS: 283mm NDS: 287mm - Nipple: DT Swiss Hex Prolock Al 2.0x14mm - Tire Size: 24mm—38mm; Max Pressure: 24mm-35mm: Tubeless (110psi) Tubed (130psi), 36mm-38mm: Tubeless (60psi) Tubed (60psi) - Weight: Wheelset 1,375g, Front 606g, Rear 769g (including 15g, tubeless rim tape and tubeless valve) - Assembly Method: Hand built at every step; from rim layup to the last nipple turn. - Extras: Roval Rim Tape, Spare Spoke & Nipple Kit, System Weight Limit: 275lbs/125kg
$1,025.00
The all-new Rapide CL II wheelset brings the Rapide CLX II’s speed, efficiency, incredible handling, and stability in any conditions to more riders. Built on the exact same rims as the Rapide CLX II to elevate all this performance with tubeless-done-right technology, the Rapide CL II makes that performance easier to catch at check-out and you almost impossible to catch on the open road. - Tire Size: 24mm - 38mm; Max Pressure: 24mm-35mm: Tubeless (110psi) Tubed (130psi), 36mm – 38mm: Tubeless (60psi) Tubed (60psi). - Weight: Rear 865g (including 15g, tubeless rim tape and tubeless valve). - Assembly Method: Hand built at every step; from rim layup to the last nipple turn. - System Weight Limit: 275lbs / 125kg
$1,074.99
Feel your bike come alive on the open road with the new Alpinist CLX II-the lightest, best-handling clincher wheels we have ever made. Hyper-responsive acceleration, magic in the corners, sublime over rough roads, all elevated with the performance of a tubeless system. There's no room for a single excess gram whether you're chasing summits or ride quality because perfection is only achieved when there is nothing left to take away. It takes more than a lightweight rim to deliver the incredible reactivity and handling of the tubeless Alpinist CLX II. The wheelset is designed as a system with our engineers controlling and testing every part of that system-hubs, rims, spokes, lacing-and developing it hand-in-hand with Specialized Tubeless tires. The result is a 1250-gram tubeless wheelset with otherworldly ride quality. The Alpinist CLX II utilizes a hooked rim (allowing for real-world riding pressures up to 110psi, if that's your thing) for secure tire bead retention and an easier set up and mounting experience than ever before. All in a wheel that almost doubles current industry impact standards while managing to achieve the lightest weight possible. Our all-new LightAF hubs are the spinning heart of the Alpinist CLX II. We carved 50 grams out of the previous Alpinist CLX hub with new low-profile hub bodies and machined rotor mounts. Inside, DT Swiss EXP internals and SINC ceramic bearings deliver silky-smooth efficiency and outstanding durability. - Rim: Alpinist CLX Carbon Clincher, 700c, Disc Brake, Tubeless - Rim Details: 33mm Depth, 27mm External Width, 21mm Internal Width - Hub: Roval Light Hub (LFD13/LF14R) Center Lock, DT Swiss 180 Ratchet EXP 36t internals (10 degs), 100x12mm & 142x12mm, Shim. RD. 11SP HG freehub - Bearing Type: DT Swiss SINC Ceramic Bearings - Spokes: DT Swiss Aerolite T-head, Front: Radial/One-cross (2:1) 21 count, DS: 276mm, NDS: 290mm; Rear: One-cross/Two-cross (2:1), DS: 288mm NDS: 286mm - Nipple: DT Swiss Hex Prolock Al 2.0x14mm - Tire Size: 24mm - 38mm; Max Pressure: 24mm-35mm: Tubeless (110psi) Tubed (130psi), 36mm-38mm: Tubeless (60psi) Tubed (60psi) - Weight: Wheelset 1,265g, Front 670g, Rear 694g (including 15g, tubeless rim tape and tubeless valve) - Assembly Method: Hand built at every step; from rim layup to the last nipple turn. - Extras: Roval Rim Tape, Spare Spoke & Nipple Kit, System Weight Limit: 275lbs/125kg
$1,099.99
Performance Upgrade Made Easy The C38 brings carbon fiber high performance to the real world. It's a versatile all-rounder equally at home crushing gravel washboards and summiting alpine passes. Optimized for use with modern wide tires, providing the right amount of sidewall support to facilitate surefooted handling in all conditions, the C38 wheelset is a great handling, lively climbing, robust all-road performer that also aerodynamically outperforms many deeper, aero-specific rims that cost twice as much. Carbon wheels are a true performance upgrade to any bike, but too often the price tag puts them out of reach. The Rapide C38 shatters that barrier and brings a class-leading Roval carbon rim and DT Swiss reliability together to provide riders with the best performance carbon wheel per dollar.
$1,174.99
Since 2020, Rapide CLX wheels have won more races on the world tour than any other wheels, and we just made them faster. Meet the new Rapide CLX II. Combining the aerodynamics of a deep-section TT wheel with the light weight of a shallower climbing wheel and mixing in the superior efficiency and sublime handling of a tubeless system-the Rapide CLX II delivers maximum speed for real-world riding. We developed distinctly different shapes for the Rapide CLX II front and rear rims. The result is a wheelset that catches less drag than most 65mm wheelsets and brings a dramatic 25% improvement in stability over 50mm rims in wind gusts. The Rapide CLX II utilizes a hooked rim (allowing for real-world riding pressures up to 110psi, if that's your thing) for secure tire bead retention and an easier set up and mounting experience than ever before. All in a wheel that almost doubles current industry impact standards while managing to achieve the lightest weight possible. Our aeroflange hubs are aerodynamically optimized, with wide bracing angles for increased strength and reduced spoke weight. They also benefit from the reduced weight and increased strength of ceramic sinc bearings and the legendary durability of DT Swiss exp freehub internals. - Rim: Rapide CLX Carbon Clincher, 700c, Disc Brake, Tubeless Rim Details: 51mm Depth, 35mm External Width, 21mm Internal Width - Hub: Roval Aero Hub (AFD01/AFD02R) Center Lock, DT Swiss 180 Ratchet EXP 36t internals (10 degs), 100x12mm & 142x12mm, Shim. RD. 11SP HG freehub - Bearing Type: DT Swiss SINC Ceramic Bearings - Spokes: DT Swiss Aerolite T-head, Front: Radial/One-cross (2:1) 18 count, DS: 257mm, NDS: 252mm; Rear: One-cross/Two-cross (2:1) 24 count, DS: 243mm NDS: 249mm - Nipple: DT Swiss Hex Prolock Al 2.0x14mm - Tire Size: 24mm—38mm; Max Pressure: 24mm-35mm: Tubeless (110psi) Tubed (130psi), 36mm-38mm: Tubeless (60psi) Tubed (60psi) - Weight: Wheelset 1,520g, Front 710g, Rear 810g (including 15g, tubeless rim tape and tubeless valve) - Assembly Method: Hand built at every step; from rim layup to the last nipple turn. - Extras: Roval Rim Tape, Spare Spoke & Nipple Kit, System Weight Limit: 275lbs/125kg
$1,574.99
Feel your bike come alive on the open road with the new Alpinist CLX II-the lightest, best-handling clincher wheels we have ever made. Hyper-responsive acceleration, magic in the corners, sublime over rough roads, all elevated with the performance of a tubeless system. There's no room for a single excess gram whether you're chasing summits or ride quality because perfection is only achieved when there is nothing left to take away. It takes more than a lightweight rim to deliver the incredible reactivity and handling of the tubeless Alpinist CLX II. The wheelset is designed as a system with our engineers controlling and testing every part of that system-hubs, rims, spokes, lacing-and developing it hand-in-hand with Specialized Tubeless tires. The result is a 1250-gram tubeless wheelset with otherworldly ride quality. The Alpinist CLX II utilizes a hooked rim (allowing for real-world riding pressures up to 110psi, if that's your thing) for secure tire bead retention and an easier set up and mounting experience than ever before. All in a wheel that almost doubles current industry impact standards while managing to achieve the lightest weight possible. Our all-new LightAF hubs are the spinning heart of the Alpinist CLX II. We carved 50 grams out of the previous Alpinist CLX hub with new low-profile hub bodies and machined rotor mounts. Inside, DT Swiss EXP internals and SINC ceramic bearings deliver silky-smooth efficiency and outstanding durability. - Rim: Alpinist CLX Carbon Clincher, 700c, Disc Brake, Tubeless - Rim Details: 33mm Depth, 27mm External Width, 21mm Internal Width - Hub: Roval Light Hub (LFD13/LF14R) Center Lock, DT Swiss 180 Ratchet EXP 36t internals (10 degs), 100x12mm & 142x12mm, Shim. RD. 11SP HG freehub - Bearing Type: DT Swiss SINC Ceramic Bearings - Spokes: DT Swiss Aerolite T-head, Front: Radial/One-cross (2:1) 21 count, DS: 276mm, NDS: 290mm; Rear: One-cross/Two-cross (2:1), DS: 288mm NDS: 286mm - Nipple: DT Swiss Hex Prolock Al 2.0x14mm - Tire Size: 24mm - 38mm; Max Pressure: 24mm-35mm: Tubeless (110psi) Tubed (130psi), 36mm-38mm: Tubeless (60psi) Tubed (60psi) - Weight: Wheelset 1,265g, Front 670g, Rear 694g (including 15g, tubeless rim tape and tubeless valve) - Assembly Method: Hand built at every step; from rim layup to the last nipple turn. - Extras: Roval Rim Tape, Spare Spoke & Nipple Kit, System Weight Limit: 275lbs/125kg
$1,624.99
Since 2020, Rapide CLX wheels have won more races on the world tour than any other wheels, and we just made them faster. Meet the new Rapide CLX II. Combining the aerodynamics of a deep-section TT wheel with the light weight of a shallower climbing wheel and mixing in the superior efficiency and sublime handling of a tubeless system-the Rapide CLX II delivers maximum speed for real-world riding. We developed distinctly different shapes for the Rapide CLX II front and rear rims. The result is a wheelset that catches less drag than most 65mm wheelsets and brings a dramatic 25% improvement in stability over 50mm rims in wind gusts. The Rapide CLX II utilizes a hooked rim (allowing for real-world riding pressures up to 110psi, if that's your thing) for secure tire bead retention and an easier set up and mounting experience than ever before. All in a wheel that almost doubles current industry impact standards while managing to achieve the lightest weight possible. Our aeroflange hubs are aerodynamically optimized, with wide bracing angles for increased strength and reduced spoke weight. They also benefit from the reduced weight and increased strength of ceramic sinc bearings and the legendary durability of DT Swiss exp freehub internals. - Rim: Rapide CLX Carbon Clincher, 700c, Disc Brake, Tubeless Rim Details: 51mm Depth, 35mm External Width, 21mm Internal Width - Hub: Roval Aero Hub (AFD01/AFD02R) Center Lock, DT Swiss 180 Ratchet EXP 36t internals (10 degs), 100x12mm & 142x12mm, Shim. RD. 11SP HG freehub - Bearing Type: DT Swiss SINC Ceramic Bearings - Spokes: DT Swiss Aerolite T-head, Front: Radial/One-cross (2:1) 18 count, DS: 257mm, NDS: 252mm; Rear: One-cross/Two-cross (2:1) 24 count, DS: 243mm NDS: 249mm - Nipple: DT Swiss Hex Prolock Al 2.0x14mm - Tire Size: 24mm—38mm; Max Pressure: 24mm-35mm: Tubeless (110psi) Tubed (130psi), 36mm-38mm: Tubeless (60psi) Tubed (60psi) - Weight: Wheelset 1,520g, Front 710g, Rear 810g (including 15g, tubeless rim tape and tubeless valve) - Assembly Method: Hand built at every step; from rim layup to the last nipple turn. - Extras: Roval Rim Tape, Spare Spoke & Nipple Kit, System Weight Limit: 275lbs/125kg
$1,750.00
Following directly in the tire tracks of the Terra CLX, the new Terra CL utilizes the same super-light, incredibly tough rim as our flagship wheel. It's a hook-bead, 33mm deep carbon fiber rim with a 25mm inner width that plays well with tubeless setup and allows you to mount tires anywhere from 28mm to 47mm wide at whatever pressure you feel like running. In a nod to accessibility, durability and real-world serviceability, we opted to use ultra-dependable DT Swiss 350 hubs and lace them to the rims with DT Swiss Competition Straightpull spokes. The net effect of these changes is a wheelset that is almost as light as our incredibly light Terra CLX, offering close to the same benchmark performance but with more easily sourced spokes in the event of some back-of-beyond carnage, all with a price tag that is about half that of our flagship product. - Rim: Terra CLX Carbon Clincher, 700c, Disc Brake, Tubeless Compatible - Rim Details: 32mm Depth, 30mm External Width, 25mm Internal Width; ERD 577mm - Hub: DT Swiss 350 Straight-pull Center Lock, Star Ratchet 36t internals (10 degs), 100x12mm & 142x12mm, Shim. Rd. 11sp Freehub (Convertible freehub ) - Bearing Type: DT Swiss Sealed Steel Cartridge Bearings - Spokes: DT Swiss Competition Race Straightpull, Front: Two-cross (1:1) 24 count, R: 287mm, L: 286mm; Rear: Two-cross (1:1) 24 count, DS: 284mm NDS: 287mm - Nipple: DT Swiss Hex Prolock Al 2.0x14mm - Tire Size: 28mm - 47mm; Max Pressure: 28c-32c: 80psi, 33c – 36c: 65psi, 37c- 47c: 60psi - Weight: Wheelset 1,408g, Front 654g, Rear 754g (including tubeless rim tape and tubeless valve) - Assembly Method: Hand built at every step; from rim layup to the last nipple turn. - Extras: Roval Tubeless Rim Tape and Tubeless Valve, Spare Spoke & Nipple Kit - System Weight Limit: 275lbs / 125kg
$2,029.90
The ENVE 65 is a modern speed specialist in every way. Triathletes and road racers seeking PRs in their objectives against the clock will find their efforts rewarded by the ENVE 65. - Application: Road Race, Triathlon, Time-Trial - Internal Rim Width: 21mm - Compatible Tire Size: Tubeless 25c or larger - Wheelset Weight: 1641g - Real World Foundation Aero Technology - Wide Hookless Bead provides pot-hole protection - Tubeless Optimized for Rolling Fast and Fewer Flats - Lifetime Incident Protection and 5 Year Factory Warranty - Handmade in Ogden, Utah
$2,550.00
What It Is A revolutionary new disc brake-specific, aerodynamic, carbon fiber triathlon and time trial wheelset. The SES 7.8 Disc is both aerodynamically and structurally optimized for use with disc brakes. Who It's For Road racers and triathletes on modern disc brake-equipped aero road and triathlon bikes will benefit from the SES 7.8 Disc's reduced drag, light weight, and rim shape optimized for larger-volume road tires. Why We Made It Many modern road bikes are now equipped with disc brakes and the triathlon superbikes of tomorrow will be as well. The elimination of a braking surface opens up the realm of aerodynamic and structural possibilities. When you don't have to engineer a flat braking surface that must manage high temperatures from braking you can reduce the rim's weight, adjust the rim shape for improved aerodynamics, and provide better tubeless performance. Full Details Disc brakes are beginning to appear on the most aerodynamic bikes in the world and the SES 7.8 is ready. While most wheel manufacturers simply repurpose their rim brake-optimized wheel models into disc brake wheels by covering brake tracks with decals and adding disc hubs and more spokes, this leaves substantial amounts of performance on the table. Removing the constraints of a braking surface on the rim allow us to completely rethink the shape of the rim, and more specifically, the brake track area itself. The SES 7.8 Disc features patented SES rim curvature that has been optimized for disc brakes. Additionally, the SES 7.8 Disc carbon fiber clinchers and tubulars are much lighter because the material used for heat management has been eliminated. With no braking surface, the rim can be made more aerodynamically efficient and impact resistant. Finally, the SES 7.8 carbon clincher is tubeless-compatible and can also be run with standard inner tubes and tires. Like all of the current generation SES carbon clinchers and tubulars, the SES 7.8 Disc has been aerodynamically optimized around fast-rolling 25mm tires.
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