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Corima Wheelset are here!

The Corima wheels are designed and manufactured in France
Corima is a world leading company in the design and the manufacturing of high performance composite parts. In 1998, Corima puts its technical skills into the manufacturing of wheels and bike frames. Corima’s know-how is unique and their company is well known for its constant innovation. Innovations that involved a real revolution of all the materials in all the cycling disciplines. In this very competitive market, it’s the quality and the innovation of the Corima products that establish the worldwide reputation of the brand.

Due to their experience in working with composite materials, they control all of the steps in the manufacturing process to make your product “unique”: the design, the production, the control and the after-sales service, everything being made in their plant in Loriol sur Drôme (26) in France.

3D – CAD – Tooling – Design
ToolingThe ability to design and produce all the molds, tools and special machines required to properly implement the manufacturing process. This global experience allows them to offer you a range of products of excellent quality and very good value for money.

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DesignIn the development of a product, they determine the technical specifications, where they include both their sales department and their customers to clearly understand the product requirements then arrives the phase of conceptual design of the product as well as the design of the production process. They design their own machines to make the products, and this allows them to control the process and to respond quickly to repair, maintenance and quality issues.

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Production / Controls
All of Corima products are manufactured at their plant in Loriol sur Drôme (26) in France and are carried out by their qualified, skilled and attentive personnel. To achieve its desired level of performance, Corima has chosen to manufacture its prorducts from pre-impregnated carbon sheets and fibres. Each pre-impregnated part has to be put in position, ensuring that the fibres are correctly orientated in a vital, determined order and with a strict eye on the quality procedure.

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Corima have the ability to design and produce all of the assemblies and machines to check the quality and characteristics of the manufactured parts and to ensure the tracking of each manufactured part. Their products are guaranteed against all manufacturing defects for 2 years from the date of purchase. The conditions of use are indicated in the “Owner’s Manual” included with their products.

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The aerodynamic of Corima Carbon
At Corima, they place a great deal of importance on the aerodynamic performance of their wheels. Over 20 years ago, they developed a high-performance composite disc wheel. In 1993, Chris Boardman used their equipment, frame and wheels to achieve the most symbolic of records in technological terms.

Since then, they have constantly innovated to maintain their lead, and this has made the Corima range of wheels the most sophisticated in the world for aerodynamics, which is so vital to the cyclist’s performance.

Their experts carry out computer simulations to constantly try and reduce drag. This research involves optimising friction pressure on the various surfaces of the wheel and tyre. They also work to improve the air flow speed and air flow separators on the wheel to obtain a wheel that requires as little power as possible to move forward and spin.

They have designed dozens of prototypes and repeatedly cross-referenced the precise results achieved by their various models on their test benches. When they then validate their best projects in the wind tunnel, they know that the hours of experience that they have accumulated and the use of the most sophisticated technologies make their wheels unique in the world.

The latest aerodynamic research carried out in their research centre has led to a new rim design that they call Concept 2D. This new shape improves air flow and increases the rigidity of the tubular rim.

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Concept 2D
Concept 2D, which was first used on the 3 spoke carbon wheel, which is positioned as the best suited wheel to the triathlon and time trials, has now been transposed to the Disc, VIVA “S”, UP “S”, AERO+, WINIUM+ and MCC wheels.

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The spoking of corima carbon wheels: 12 spokes on the cassette side and 8 on the left
All their spoked wheels are hand-built. The rear AERO+, WINIUM+, VIVA “S” and UP “S” wheels are built with 20 spokes whose positioning in the rim was very well studied.

The drive side (cassette side) is built with 12 spokes crossed 3 times, a setting that has proven over the years to provide the best transmission of power from the cy- clist to the driving wheel. The left side of the wheel is built with 8 spokes.

This arrangement allows for a more uni- form tension across all of the spokes. This makes the wheel faster providing excellent stiffness. It also improves the wheel’s ability to remain running “true” and in- creases the spokes durability. In addition, this specific spoke arrangement gives the rear wheel a very modern and technical look.

This arrangement allows for a more uniform tension across all of the spokes. This makes the wheel faster providing excellent stiffness. It also improves the wheel’s ability to remain running “true” and increases the spokes durability. In addition, this specific spoke arrangement gives the rear wheel a very modern and technical look.

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Carbon and aluminum hubs for carbon wheels
Corima has been designing its own hubs for more than 20 years. The hub is very important on a wheel and it must be designed in the same time of the composite part (rim) in order to optimize the product.

Developed by their design office, their aluminum hubs are made in France from the best alloys by precision engineering specialists using the most up-to-date machining equipment.

The “S” version in chromeplated aluminium benefits from the latest innovation with, for example, a 30-tooth free-wheel ratchet ring and a Ø 17 mm titanium/aluminium spindle.

The carbon model is made with an exclusive moulding technique combining strength and lightness with an exceptional finish. Corima hubs are also fitted with top of the range cartridge bearings.

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Carbon AERO+ MCC : The most innovative carbon wheelset
The full carbon wheelset (Including the spokes) “made by Corima” has a unique design* with the most innovative** technical specification. Both the front and the rear aero+mcc wheels are built with only 12 carbon spokes. The aero+mcc wheels will truly be the stars of your bike!

The most appropriate, high performance carbon fiber is used to provide the aero+mcc carbon wheel with excellent rotational inertia without sacrificing its strength. A brand new carbon fiber layering technique has allowed Corima to create the aero+mcc carbon wheels with the minimum number of spokes for improved aerodynamics and lateral stiffness that is far higher than any other competitor’s wheels.

The exceptional quality of these carbon spokes reduces the ground drift while riding and improves your performance. Riding Corima aero+mcc wheelset is pure pleasure! The pleasure of feeling light when climbing, of being faster than ever on flat roads and of being oh so responsive in the sprints!

  • Carbon hub with 3K carbon fibers
  • Hub with an integrated steel toothed ring for an increased resistance
  • Low friction high precision annular bearings (Steel)
  • Front axle featherweight system with light aluminum rear axle
  • Aero stainless steel spokes
  • New cassette body with a different pawls setting
  • Cassette body for Campagnolo, Shimano 10 speed, or Sram-Shimano 8/9/10 speed
  • Light aerodynamic mcc carbon rim with the 2D concept
  • Integrated magnet in front, and rear rims
  • Conical carbon spoke, TOP system (Total Optimized Propulsion) reinforced strength
  • * Star award of the Observeur du design 2010 (APCI)
  • ** Winner of the European JEC Innovation Awards 2010 in the Sports and Leisure category
  • ** Light competitor’s carbon wheels
  • Supplied with Corima brake pads, quick release levers, and wheel bags
  • Weight: 460g (Front), and 620g (Rear)

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Carbon AERO+ : Design and performance
The aero+ 2D carbon wheel is the perfect combination of design and performance. This is the ideal wheel for lovers of fine materials looking for optimal performance and versatility.

You will enjoy the design and the finish of the carbon hubs that are built on the aero+ carbon wheels. The aero+ wheelset is the perfect synthesis of the four criteria that have prevailed to its manufacturing: the weight, lateral rigidity, aerodynamics and low inertia in rotation.

The rear aero+ carbon wheel is built with 20 CX spokes, whose positioning in the rim was very well studied. The right side (cassette side) is built with 12 spokes crossed 3 times, a setting that has proven over the years to provide the best transmission of power from the cyclist to the driving wheel. The left side of the wheel is built with 8 spokes.

This arrangement allows for a more uniform tension across all of the spokes. This makes the wheel faster and provides excellent stiffness. It also improves the wheel’s ability to remain running true and increases the spokes durability. In addition, this specific spoke arrangement gives the rear wheel a very modern and technical look.

The aero+ carbon wheelset will definitely change your bike and improve your performances!

  • Carbon hubs and full carbon clincher rims in larger ‘2d’ width of 22.6mm which increases stiffness and improves aerodynamics
  • 12K carbon weave on rims
  • Front wheel built with 18 CX aero spokes laced radially
  • Rear wheel built with 20 CX aero spokes laced 3X on drive side and radially on non-drive side
  • New cassette body with a different pawls setting
  • Cassette body for Campagnolo, Shimano 10 speed, or Sram-Shimano 8/9/10 speed
  • Light aerodynamic carbon rim with the 2D concept
  • Supplied with Corima brake pads, quick release levers, and wheel bags
  • Weight: 555g (Front), and 780g (Rear)

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Carbon AERO : The pionneer, efficient and reliable
Since 1992, the aero carbon wheel is world renown. This wheel allows you to benefit from all the Corima recent innovations on the rims, it offers the best value for money in its class.

It’s a versatile wheel that can be used for either flat or hilly roads.

The front aero carbon wheel is built with 18 CX-Ray spokes and the rear aero carbon wheel is built with 24 CX spokes. This reliable setting has been proven over the years. It’s the perfect wheel to start getting along with the performance of the Corima carbon wheels.

The rear aero tubular wheel is also available for track (Rear, 24 spokes). The front axle is threaded and allows the setting of 2 track bolts + screws (Ref: 400161) for a track use.

  • Alloy hubs and full carbon clincher rims in larger ‘2d’ width of 22.6mm which increases stiffness and improves aerodynamics
  • 12K carbon weave on rims
  • Front wheel built with 18 CX-Ray spokes laced radially
  • Rear wheel built with 24 CX aero spokes laced 3X on drive side and radially on non-drive side
  • Cassette body for Campagnolo, Shimano 10 speed, or Sram-Shimano 8/9/10 speed
  • Light aerodynamic carbon rim with the 2D concept
  • Supplied with Corima brake pads, quick release levers, and wheel bags
  • Weight: 585g (Front), and 810g (Rear)

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Eddy Merckx EMX-525 Campaign!‏

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The new print advertisement which shows the Emx-525 as ‘The Best Balanced Bike in the World’. As you all know by now, the stiffness and stability of the Emx-525 is way ahead of the competition.

This week Eddy Merkcx has launched the EMX-525 campaign.

Check out the first web commercial of the showpiece of the 2013 Eddy Merckx Cycles collection right below. R&D engineer Dave and test rider Jeroen went for a ride in beautiful SalzburgerLand (Austria) to enlighten the technical innovations of the new Emx-525. Don’t forget to check out the guest appearance of the cannibal himself at the end of the clip!

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Eddy Merckx on the road to London Olympic Games

The Olympic games in London this summer will have a special “Belgian House”, Eddy Merckx own cycling paradise to support all the Belgian Athletes. Eddy himself will make the trip from Brussels to London on the brand new 2013 model – Emx525, to promote the “Belgian House”. He started this 3-day bike trip Wednesday together with other Belgian cycling heroes like his son Axel Merckx, Robert Van Lancker and many more. Check out some pictures below!

To celebrate all this Eddy ride to the opening ceremony. He will be acompanied by fellow Belgian cycling champions. The trip has three parts: Brussels-Ieper, Ieper-Maidstone and Maidstone-London, some 350 kilometres. Eddy will ride the EMX-525, the new top of the line race bike from Eddy Merckx Cycles.

But there’s more. To celebrate Belgium’s rich history in olympic cycling and to promote our country, the Belgian House will be have a Belgian Cycling Paradise. You’ll get lots of clips like heroic parts of the classics. Eddy Merckx Cycles will have bikes on display in the Belgian House, as a part of a collaboration with Agoria, the Belgian federation of the technology industry.

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Cratoni C-Bolt Helmets Are Here!!!

The C-Bolt from Cratoni is a helmet that punches well above its price tag. Styling is quirky, with its little duck tail at the rear, but we became quite fond of it, and in the black colour option (white and red also available) it isn’t going to be a talking point on the club run.

Weight is a feathery 200g, and though you might worry that it could feel flimsy and ineffective, in reality this German design has the assured feeling that you get from slamming shut a heavy Mercedes car door. Solid, Safe, Secure.

The full in-mold construction extends under the rim, a feature we like as it defends the soft EPS underbelly of the helmet from day-to-day damage. The build quality is high and it feels like a real option to the likes of Giro, Bell and Specialized, right down to the layout of the retention device, the ‘anatomic fitting system’ dial.

The inner shape of the helmet will fit rounder heads best. The 21 vents sucked autumn air effectively and what sweat we generated was handled well by the removable Coolmax liner pads. The only niggle we had was with the Cratoni logo – stick-on letters which were hanging off the helmet right out of the box.

Quotes Tour-Magazine:

  • “With Cratoni the airstream flows extensively above the head; lots of sweat evaporates”
  • “Great features”
  • “Flexible handling”
  • “Best ventilation”
  • “Sophisticated
  • “First class finish”

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Cratoni C-Bolt: Test Winner at Europe RennRad & Tour Magazines

Cratoni C-Bolt scores first place in TOUR Magazine current helmet test June 2011.

With an overall result of 1.3, Cratoni C-Bolt is the top scorer among 14 tested helmet models. Cratoni are particularly proud of the grades regarding excellent ventilation as the C-Bolt sets the benchmark concerning actual evaporation.

Quotes TOUR-Magazine:

  • “With Cratoni the airstream flows extensively above the head; lots of sweat evaporates”
  • “Great features”
  • “Flexible handling”
  • “Best ventilation”
  • “Sophisticated
  • “First class finish”

Overall Result: 1.3 and therefore top-scorer/winner in TOUR-magazine issue June 2011.

One month after, C-Bolt strikes again with an overall result of 1.8 in RennRad Magazine.

Another first-class test result for Cratoni new roadbike helmet C-Bolt. With an overall result of 1.8, RennRad-Magazine lists the C-Bolt helmet among the best.

Quote: “Lightwight does not have to be expensive whicht the C-Bolt demonstrates. First class finish and optimal fit”.

Overall Result: 1.8

Cratoni C-Bolt Helmet @ $150
Extremely lightweight roadbike helmet
The roadbike-edition of the C-Tracer first and foremost appeals to ambitious cyclists searching for optimal price-performance ratio. The C-Bolt comes with a sophisticated ventilation system including enormous vents and a smooth running one-hand adjustment system. Additionally breathable Coolmax® pads round up the perfect cycling experience. The C-Bolt is also available as mountain bike-version called C-Tracer.

# Technology #

  • Inmold: Inmold construction. Inner and Outer-shell are inseparably jointed for a gapless connection between both sides. This enables an extremely safe and lightweight helmet structure.
  • Anatomic Fitting System: Lightweight size adjustment system with foamed fixation.
  • Optional Einsetzbares Netzpad: Optional insertable netpad.

# Feature #

  • Made in Germany
  • 21 air vents
  • Reflectors
  • Oversized air vents
  • Bag included
  • Weight: 175g
  • Size: M/L (56–59cm)
  • Colour: Black-Silver Glossy

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Cratoni Road Helmets are here!

As a specialist with years of experience, Cratoni are aware of their responsibility. Their deeply rooted enthusiasm for sport forms the basis for a philosophy which focuses on passion, adventure and having fun on the way. As a leading cycling helmet manufacturer, their mission is to assist outdoor sport enthusiasts to achieve their goals, and to look for new challenges every day in order to raise the sport to a new level together with professional athletes, experts and motivated sportspeople.

Here’s a cool video on one of Cratoni road helmet – Terron. Watch it to believe how good it can be!

Cratoni Terron Helmet @ $290
Race inspired sculpture with built in ventilation
The ultimate road-helmet for cycling enthusiasts. The updated carbo wing technology and the integrated carbon and fibreglass compound segments provide a superstrong yet lightweight helmet structure and allow the oversized vents. The advanced inner vent architecture maximizes the flow of air. Now it is time to experience the new benchmark in competition helmets.

# Technology #

  • Inmold: Inmold construction. Inner and Outer-shell are inseparably jointed for a gapless connection between both sides. This enables an extremely safe and lightweight helmet structure.
  • Carbo Wing: Integrated carbon frame, this enables an extremely lacy structury with outstanding ventilation, high stability and security.
  • Optional Einsetzbares Netzpad: Optimal insertable netpad.
  • Anatomic Fitting System: Lightweight size adjustment system with foamed fixation.

# Feature #

  • Made in Germany
  • 22 air vents
  • Reflectors
  • Spare pad included
  • Oversized air vents
  • Bag included
  • Weight: 210g
  • Size: M/L (56–59cm), or L/XL (59–62cm)
  • Colour: Black-Yellow Matt, White-Silver Matt, Red-Anthracite Matt, or Anthracite-Silver Matt




Cratoni Ceron Helmet @ $210
Ceron 2011 – Top-Performance for the ambitious cyclist
The Ceron is the choice of many pro riders who take it seriously. The new 2011 edition offers a newly designed inner shell for perfect fit and comfort essential for long distance rides. Approved by the tests of various bike magazines the ventilation performance of this high tech helmet is outstanding. The carbo wing technology guarantees the ultra strong structure resulting in reliable impact resistance.

# Technology #

  • Soft Shock: Special EPSX liner. The special structure of the EPS liner optimizes the shock absorbing abilities in case of an impact.
  • Evolution Fit System: 270˚ exchangeable adaptor fitted sized adjustment system with comfortable elastic pretension.
  • Inmold: Inmold construction. Inner and Outer-shell are inseparably jointed for a gapless connection between both sides. This enables an extremely safe and lightweight helmet structure.
  • Carbo Wing: Integrated carbon frame, this enables an extremely lacy structure with outstanding ventilation, high stability and security.
  • Impact Carcass: Reinforcement of the complete helmet structure which covers the whole helmet. Additional safety for high speed.

# Feature #

  • Made in Germany
  • 28 air vents
  • Reflectors
  • Spare pad included
  • Rearlight compatible
  • Bag included
  • Weight: 250g
  • Size: S/M (54–58cm), or L/XL (58–62cm)
  • Colour: Red-Silver Glossy, White-Silver Glossy, or Black-Silver Glossy



Cratoni C-Bolt Helmet @ $150
Extremely lightweight roadbike helmet
The roadbike-edition of the C-Tracer first and foremost appeals to ambitious cyclists searching for optimal price-performance ratio. The C-Bolt comes with a sophisticated ventilation system including enormous vents and a smooth running one-hand adjustment system. Additionally breathable Coolmax® pads round up the perfect cycling experience. The C-Bolt is also available as mountain bike-version called C-Tracer.

# Technology #

  • Inmold: Inmold construction. Inner and Outer-shell are inseparably jointed for a gapless connection between both sides. This enables an extremely safe and lightweight helmet structure.
  • Anatomic Fitting System: Lightweight size adjustment system with foamed fixation.
  • Optional Einsetzbares Netzpad: Optional insertable netpad.

# Feature #

  • Made in Germany
  • 21 air vents
  • Reflectors
  • Oversized air vents
  • Bag included
  • Weight: 175g
  • Size: M/L (56–59cm)
  • Colour: Black-Silver Glossy

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Stella Azzurra Products are in!

Stella Azzurra Eleganza Bar Tape
Eleganza bar tape is a revolutionary new design in professional-grade road tape which is designed to remove moisture on the surface of your bars, whether it be perspiration or precipitation. Its new stitched dual-striation synthetic material has superior tack and strength in all conditions, and the look is incredibly elegant, as well. Designed to achieve maximum breathability and comfort thanks to its perforated style. It is also designed to remove moisture and the stitched dual-striation material has superior tack and strength in all conditions.

  • Perforated to achieve maximum breathability and comfort
  • Revolutionary new design in professional-grade road tape
  • Designed to remove moisture on the surface of your bars
  • New stitched dual-striation synthetic material has superior tack and strength
  • Polyurethane material
  • Length: 185cm
  • Weight: 55g / 180cm
  • Color: Black, White, White/Black, Red, Red/Black, or Blue

Stella Azzurra Tecno Spugna Bar Tape
The tecno spugna (tek-no spoon-ya) means “sponge tech” in Italian, and tecno spugna comes in five densities designed to handle every type of surface vibration, providing the perfect combination of comfort and efficiency. Used by pro teams in both the United States and France, Tecno Spugna comes in extra Soft for cobbled roads, Ssoft for ‘cross courses, medium for asphalt roads, firm for trials loops and extra firm for velodromes. Riders hate the problem of spring training rides over broken, potholed asphalt or summer crits that include sectors of hand jarring, old down town brick. Extra Shock absorption is the answer. That’s why there’s tecno-spugna tape to absorb vibration so your hands and arms don’t get jarred and cramp up as you ride.

  • Unique custom comfort system contains 5 bar tapes designed for every kind of surface vibration
  • Provide the perfect combination of comfort and efficiency
  • Extra soft for cobbled roads
  • EVA foam material
  • Regular density/mediu for asphalt roads
  • Weight: 50g / 180cm
  • Color: Black, Red, or Blue

Stella Azzurra Neo Borsa Bag
The Neo is made predominantly from thick neoprene, reinforced with webbing in seat and post contact areas. The only one in the test to do so, the neo opens along its length rather than back. This requires the retaining strap to be undone to open it, and there are two side bands to stop tools falling out. Drop a patch kit, levers, and multi-tool into this ultra-compact seat bag and a spare tube for your choice city ride and the durable nylon hook-and-loop attachments secure the neo under the saddle of your urban fixie or century steed. Reflective piping aids visibility and adds to the style.

  • Neoprene and nylon material
  • Two side bands to stop tools falling out
  • 230cc volume
  • Weight: 80g
  • Color: Black/Grey

Stella Azzurra Aria Borsa Bag
Keep gear off your back and in the Stella Azzurra aria seat bag.

  • Nylon mesh material
  • 230cc volume
  • Weight: 64g
  • Color: Black/Grey

Stella Azzurra Eterno Rim Tape
High pressure rim tape in 16mm wide from Stella Azzurra.

  • Stella Azzurra logo printed
  • 16mm wide
  • Color: White

Stella Azzurra Carbon Calibro 50F – 50R
The calibro high-profile rim shape works with the wind when you wind up, giving you all the speed you and your frameset can muster. The rim itself is a high-modulus carbon creation, compressed at high pressure in carbon-specific molds. At 38mm, you get the most high-profile bang for your buck when you crank it up on a pair of calibros. Sealed-bearing, forged and CNC-machined hubs. Straight-pull, titanium, aero spoke lacing to reduce breakage. Italian and Japanese-friendly cassette machining.

  • Hand-Built in Italy
  • Full Carbon Clincher or Tubular
  • New high modulus CB851 with UD carbon fiber rim
  • DT Swiss Aerolite stainless steel bladed spokes
  • Ergal alloy hex head nipples
  • Chromoly skewers
  • Forged alloy hubs
  • Skewers, brake pads, spoke tool, and wheel bag included
  • Compatible with Shimano, SRAM, and Campagnolo
  • Spoke Count: 20 front, 20 rear carbon blades
  • Rim Height: 50mm
  • Weight: 1456g set

Stella Azzurra Alloy Compasso 24F – 28R
With a stiff alloy rim, minimal spoke count, and smooth spinning hubs, the Stella Azzurra compasso clincher wheelset rides true, accelerates fast, and changes direction with ease. Best of all? They dont require a second mortgage to ride.

  • Hand-Built in Italy
  • Alluminum alloy 6061-T6 24mm height front and 28mm height rear
  • Rear wheel has 24 bladed DT swiss aero speed spokes laced 3-cross driveside and radial non-driveside for the ideal mix of strength, light weight, and aerodynamics
  • Front wheel has 20 bladed aero speed spokes laced radially for reduced weight, and enhanced lateral stiffness
  • Variable depth rims (smaller front, larger rear) perfectly balance strength, weight, and aerodynamics
  • Cartridge bearings ensure low maintenance and high performance
  • Ergal alloy hex head nipples in 14mm
  • Forged alloy hubs
  • Compatible with Shimano, SRAM, and Campagnolo
  • Finish anodized black
  • Weight: 1450g set

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