Wide, light, stiff and now tubeless for 2016! The C29 offers a generous 17mm inner/25mm outer width, and 29mm rim height. They are stiff enough to offer responsive cornering, but where these wheels really shine is when the road turns uphill. The combination of low weight and our stiff 2:1 rear lacing pattern yield instantaneous acceleration and will see you setting new personal benchmarks on your local climbs and going after KOMs. When it comes time to cover ground on flat terrain, the combination of a wider rim for improved airflow from tire to rim, and a 29mm depth offer enough of an Aero advantage to keep you rolling.
New for the Torch series wheels is our 24 hole 2/1 lacing pattern found on all of our disc brake specific road wheels. This lacing pattern reduces wheel weight and promotes even spoke tensions, while maintaining excellent durability. Both wheels feature 16 spokes on the rear drive side flange, paired with 8 opposing spokes. Due to the dish caused by the cassette on the rear wheel, and brake rotor on the front, this orientation evens out spoke tension. It also reduces peak stress loads on the spokes and rim, as well as the fatigue cycle incurred in a traditional 24 spoke wheel - allowing a lower spoke count and lighter weight, without the durability issues and increased rim weights commonly associated with low spoke count wheels.
Torch series wheels also feature an updated the freehub and drive ring assembly. Our road wheels use the same drivering and pawls as the new Torch Moutain hubs, rated to withstand 700 ft/lbs of torque! However, we reduced the pawl count to 3 instead of 6, for lower drag and weight, while still achieving and industry leading (for road hubs) 6 degree engagement. Relocated bearings, and a new freehub seal reduce freehub drag while coasting.
As a final measure, Torch hubs now feature custom Teflon contact seals for the endcaps, which we manufacture in house. They fully seal the hubs from mud and water - tight enough for a muddy CX season, but smooth enough for drag-free road miles
Carbon road wheels feature a 3 year warranty on hubs, spokes, and assembly, and a two year warranty on the rimsClose
Rims – Tubeless Clincher Type, 27mm outer/17mm inner width, 370 grams
Wheelset: 1350 grams*
Front Hub: 95 grams - 2 bearings with Teflon seals. 20-hole. Radial lacing.
Rear Hub: 230 grams - 4 bearings with external Teflon seals and silicone freehub seal. 24-hole. 4 cross drive side lacing, Radial lacing on Non-Drive side
Driver: Shimano/Sram HG11, SRAM XD-R, & Campy. 11-speed compatible - Torch 60point, 6 degree engagement, 3 pawl mechanism
Brake Rotor Interface: ISO 6 Bolt or Shimano Center Lock available
250lb/113kg suggested rider weight limit.
Skewers not includedClose
Standard Hub Colors - Red, Silver, or Black
Standard Spoke Colors- Black or Silver
Standard Rim Colors - Carbon (black)
Custom Hub Colors* - Silver, Blue, Gold, Orange, Pink, Purple, Turquoise, Lime and Green
Nipple options- Black, Red, Silver, Blue, Gold, Green, PInk, Purple, Orange, Lime and Turquoise
$2500.00 Base Price
Stock configurations- Black, Red, or Silver hubs with Black or Silver spokes.
+$125 for 1 custom color- Turquoise, Blue, Gold, Orange, Pink, Purple, Lime and Green
+$205 for Ceramic BearingsClose