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2012 Fulcrum Red Wind Carbon Wheelset

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2012 fulcrum red wind carbon wheelset   2012 Fulcrum Red Wind Carbon Wheelset

Fulcrum, a subsidiary of Campagnolo, has released its range of high-profile wheels for 2012, which features the new Red Wind carbon wheelset. The wheels will be available in Red Wind and Red Wind XLR configurations.

Red Wind features a rim that combines carbon fiber with an aluminum braking surface. The union of the spokes to the rim has a new system that allows for the finest distribution of forces, stability at high speeds, and outstanding aerodynamics.

Unlike other rims of the same price and spokes, the Red Wind rim is structural. Handmade in Italy, the 2012 Fulcrum Red Wind Carbon Wheelset combines a reasonable price and topnotch quality. Also, the wheels have valve grommets that keeps the valves from exasperatingly banging around inside the rim.

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2011 Easton 26″ EA90 XC Disc Wheelset

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2011 easton 26 ea90 xc disc wheelset   2011 Easton 26 EA90 XC Disc Wheelset

Easton introduced a 26″ XC wheelset called EA90 XC Disc this 2011. This wheelset is a product of the XC One Wheelset and the Haven Wheelset. Like the Haven, the EA90 XC 26″ wheels, which are about 90g lighter, are UST approved.

The UST logo indicates that the EA90 wheels are guaranteed tubeless compatible. Moreover, to meet the rigorous standards, the wheels feature all of the shaping and structural requirements. A UST tire can be practically seated on these wheels with just a floor pump or by hand.

New hubs were made for the 2011 Easton 26″ EA90 XC Disc Wheelset with both hubshells aluminum and anodized red machined. In the hub, the straight-pull Sapim double-butted spokes are placed in a 3-cross pattern. The front is available in 15mm thru-axle and standard quick release versions.

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2012 Crank Brothers Wheelset

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2012 crank brothers wheelset   2012 Crank Brothers Wheelset

With wide-ranging reduction of weight on their wheels through a new rim design, Crank Brothers will launch a refined wheelset line for 2012. Some weight is taken off by anodizing each rim black at first before machining it. Lastly, the rims are re-anodized with an accent color.

Also new for this 2012 wheelset is the color styling change featuring a beautiful two-tone freehub design and more inexpensive 2 level products. With a 142mm spacing option for some models, a new freehub design is included for more durability.

Included in the 2012 Crank Brothers Wheelset are the DH/race Opium 3, freeride Sage 2, premium carbon XC/race Cobalt 11, and the budget-minded all-mountain Iodine 2 and 3. Durability of the rim is not compromised by the new rim design, which is more noticeable on the Iodine and Opium.

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Corima Full Carbon Concept Wheels: The AERO + MCC and WINIUM + MCC

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corima full carbon concept wheels the aero + mcc and winium + mcc   Corima Full Carbon Concept Wheels: The AERO + MCC and WINIUM + MCC

In full carbon concept wheels, spokes and hubs, which are all made of carbon and are all freshly made in France, the AERO + MCC and WINIUM + MCC wheelsets are the newest from Corima.

The AERO + MCC comes in a tubular wheelset version with a diameter of 700C and weighs 1080 grams per pair. It has a rim profile of 47mm and is made of 3K/12K carbon weave.

On the other hand, the WINIUM + MCC has a rim profile of 24mm and is made of 3K weave that also comes in a tubular version with a diameter of 700C as well. It weighs 980 grams per pair. Each come with 12 carbon spokes both front and rear wheel.

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HED Cycling Stinger 5, 7 Carbon Tubulars Road + 2011 Cyclocross Wheelsets

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hed cycling stinger 5 7 carbon tubulars road 2011 cyclocross wheelsets   HED Cycling Stinger 5, 7 Carbon Tubulars Road + 2011 Cyclocross Wheelsets

The Stinger 5 and Stinger 7 are two of the latest innovative products from HED. The all-new Stinger 5 and 7 carbon tubular wheels are especially designed for rough and tough cyclocross. Through Stability Control Tuning (SCT) technology, Stinger 5 and 7 are tuned for neutral crosswind handling without compromising performance in other aspects.

In addition, the Stinger 5 (50 mm deep) is made for cobbles and cross. It has a thick carbon layup that offers more comfort for a tough ride on rough surfaces. Featuring extra carbon fiber layers on its 50 mm-deep rim that is designed for 25 mm or larger tubulars, the whole wheelset weighs in at 1,390 g (615 g F / 775 g R). The Stinger 7 (70 mm deep) is a super stiff wheel for sprinting, easily holding up to fast cornering and sprinting in an aero package with its reinforced sidewalls that allow…

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Velocity A23 Race Wheelset & Hubs

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Velocity has announced the release of the A23 race wheelset and hubs, and are fitting for road and cyclocross.

While Velocity strives and succeeds to make wheels and hubs of the finest quality, you can except nothing less with the A23 wheelset and hubs.

The A23 rear hub is designed with 51% larger side flange height. With the larger than normal flange, it adds precise tension and a symmetric wheel for a stronger and stiffer ride. Fitting 23mm wide tires for keeping the convenience of a clincher, and increasing cornering abilities.

The A23 rim alone weighs 426 grams, and the pro build (using with Sapim CX-Ray Spokes, alloy nipples) weighs 1400 grams.

Front A23 hub weighs 78 grams, and is available in 20, 24 and 28 holes. Rear A23 hub weighs in at 256 grams, and is available in 24, 28, and 32 hole drillings. For more information, visit…

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Sun Ringle Charger Expert Wheelset

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charger expert wheelset 300x300   Sun Ringle Charger Expert WheelsetThe Charger Expert Wheelset weighs 1820g (820g up front, 1000g at the rear) which answers Sun Ringle’s claim as the producer of an all-mountain wheelset. Its rim is designed by Sun Ringle with Stan’s tubeless technology. Added to it are Wheelsmith spokes to the Sun Ringle hubs. It is available in black and white 28mm wide rims and when mounted to a 2.35” tires its remarkably noticeable fitting its profile.

Many riders have found the Sun Ringle Charger Expert Wheelset easy to set up, user friendly as one may put it. Deflating and re-inflating the tires and going for a quick spin, the air held tight without issues.

The 24 spokes design rids some weight against the conventional 32 spoke designs. The 135mm rear hub spins on four bearings securely sealed and uses three pawls on a thirty tooth ratchet. The front hub comes into types. It is available as…

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