Do you want the best all-around aerodynamic wheelset for your cyclocross or gravel bike? Do you also want a set that will not break the bank but still be light, stiff, and reliable? Of course, you do, and that is why we have constructed the Fast and Light 55m disc brake wheelset, it’ll get you where you want to be faster than you can imagine.
To make the wheels as reliable as possible we have fitted sealed bearing Novatec hubs. The bearings in these wheels laugh at terrible weather and muddy fields and keep going long after other wheels have given up. These hubs are available with traditional quick release axles or in a thru axle options. The front thru-axles is available in either 15mm or 12mm thickness; the rear wheel is 142 x 12mm. Regardless of your frame and fork these disc brake hubs will fit your bike.
To lace these hubs to your new carbon fiber rims, we used Sapim CX-Ray spokes. CX-Ray spokes are butted in such a way that they are as light as titanium spokes but as strong as traditional spokes, and they do not fatigue in the same way other spokes do. These spokes keep your wheels stiff, which is great as our 55mm rim is super stiff.
To make sure our 55mm Fast and Light rims could be UCI certified we had to make sure we made the finest aerodynamic rims that we could. To do this, we have used the excellent Toray T700 carbon fiber cloth to layup an exceptional wide rim. We made the rim wider as this helped with building an aerodynamic shape that can fit wider tires, increasing your comfort and speed.
|| Carbon Racing Bike Wheelset
|| 100% Carbon Fiber Toray T700
Finish: UD Matt
Drills: 28/28 Holes
Width: External: 25mm
|| Clincher Tubeless Ready
|| Novatec D791SB/D792SB Hub
Sapim CX-Ray Aero Spokes
Sapim Basic Leader Round Spokes
|| Front: 28 Rear: 28
Front Wheelset: 15N
Rear Wheelset: 13-20N
|| Alloy Color: Black
|| Shimano 10/11speeds
Total:1646g (Sapim CX-Ray Spokes)
Front: 760g Rear: 886g
|| No Braking Surface
|Rider Weight Limit
|| 254lbs / 115kg
|| 2 years
1 set of skewer
|| 81.5cm x 17cm x 65.5cm
Wide Rim Tech
25mm rim wide creates a better, more stable support, while the shape of the tire and rim together creates regular, stable air flow, in short, more aerodynamics, less attrition. provides an ideal basis for 25/28mm tires, the sizes currently popular.
2-Way Clincher Tubeless. Tubes or No-Tubes
Use either traditional tires with tubes, or tubeless tires without tubes. Tubeless tires can provide lower rolling resistance and better protection from punctures.
High Quality Straight Pull Hub
Novatec straight pull hub with 4 pawls and high quality Japanese sealed EZO bearings, it can use 3-5 years under normal usage. Thousands of riders all over the world on these hubs and they are great performers and super durable.
Sapim CX-RAY As light as a titanium spoke
The CX-Ray still receives the best results in fatigue testing of any spoke. The CX-Ray aero spoke combines excellent aerodynamics with low weight and great strength. Not only are they more aerodynamic, they also make wheels lighter and stronger. Its unique strength and flexibility make the CX-Ray suitable for most bicycle disciplines. CX-Ray spokes are used by top bike racers and triathletes around the world.
This wheelset has been certified and approved by the UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale), for use in UCI sanctioned road races.