51mm AERO WHEELS
51mm Carbon Aero Wheels are built to provide an aerodynamic boost to road bikes which is supremely manageable in crosswind conditions due to predictable drag characteristics at all yaw angles. Internal nipples allow the full aerodynamic potential of the rim to be exploited. Optimised for a 25-26c tyre, but capable of handling up to 30c, the 21mm internal width enables low pressures to be run with either a tubeless or tubed setup, taking the sting out of harsh British roads on long days in the saddle. A 28mm external width and a rim weight of only 480g ensure that the 51mm Aero Disc Wheels respond instantly to acceleration.
Venn VAR 507 carbon rims help to realise an aerodynamic wheel with excellent lateral stiffness which still exhibits some vertical compliance thanks to the 45 degree fibre layup bias. The filament winding process utilises pre-impregnated carbon slit tape to accurately lay up the rim in an automated, computer controlled process. In practical terms, wheels can be built accurately and with a very even spoke tension distribution, which increases long-term durability and performance of the wheel.
Standard 20/24 spoke configuration is suitable for riders up to 90Kg. Tyre fitment is simple thanks to the user friendly rim bed profile. With CX-Ray bladed spokes as standard, an optional upgrade to Sapim CX-Sprint bladed spokes is available for riders who are running tubeless tyres and require the stiffest possible rear wheel build.
Hand built in Sussex with pride and attention to detail, build kits for 51mm Aero Wheels are usually in stock, which enables a faster turnaround than a fully customised hand built wheel.
Alternative hubs from Chris King, Hope, DT Swiss or White Industries are available to tailor the wheel to your individual requirements: use the Contact page or call 01403 333 211 to discuss your bespoke carbon aero wheels.
2 in stock (can be backordered)