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Drive 40D

(3 customer reviews)

The Drive 40D is dedicated to those who want an all-rounder that is more geared towards riding in the hills and mountains. The wheelset features carbon spokes, light and stiff UNI carbon fiber as well as high precision, ceramic bearing hubs. It is tubeless ready and has the added benefit of having a 21mm internal rim width. The Drive 40D is for those who want a pro-level wheelset. It comes in at only 1260g for the pair.

– Carbon Spoke Wheelset
– Disc Brake Wheelset
– Brake Interface: Center Lock by default (6-bolt available on request when placing your order)
– Axle: Thru axle by default (quick release available on request when placing your order)

– Custom option for different rim depths (Refer to FAQ for more information)


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Series Drive 40D
Wheel Size 700c
Tire Compatibility Clincher/ Tubeless
Rim Depth 40mm
Inner Width 21mm
Outer Width 28mm
Rim Finish Glossy Marbling Black
Front Hub Spacing 12x100mm / QR x 100mm
Rear Hub Spacing 12x142mm / QR x 135mm
Bearing S&S Ceramic
Brake Compatibility Disc (Center Lock)
Freehub Type 4 Pawls
Freehub Compatibility Shimano / SRAM XDR / Campagnolo
Front Spoke Pattern 2X/Radial (2:1)
Rear Spoke Pattern 2X/1X (2:1)
Spoke Count 21F/24R
Spoke Type Carbon
Nipple Type Alloy Secure Lock
Extras Rim tape(Installed), Tubeless Valves(Installed), Spokes(4)
Weight (Pair) 1260±30g
Rider Weight Limit 275lbs/125kg
Recommended Tire Sizes 700 x 25-38C
Certification UCI Approved

Drive 40mm disc brake carbon spoke wheelset Rims

Drive 40mm disc brake carbon spoke wheelset Rims


At Elitewheels, we design our Drive wheels to match the needs of professional riders. In order to deliver the best performance, we incorporate our own UNI carbon fiber, a specific ratio of T800 and T1000 carbon fiber (*Read more about UNI technology), making rims not only strong, but also exceptionally light and stiff. The U/V-shaped rim profile of the Drive 40D was chosen to make the rim both aero as well as stable in windy conditions. The DRIVE 40D’s 21mm inner rim allows for wider tires to be run, allowing for more comfort and grip.

Drive 40mm disc brake wheelset Carbon Spokes

Drive 40mm disc brake wheelset Carbon Spokes


What separates the Drive 40D from most other wheels is its use of high-modulus carbon spokes. They are 3.2mm wide aero bladed spokes, offering 7% more lateral stiffness as compared to equivalent steel spokes. The carbon spokes are mechanically secured, giving the benefit of being able to be trued and maintained just like regular steel spokes. Anti-loosening technology is also incorporated into the spoke nipples. The threads built into the nipples give them a double-locking effect.

Read more about CARBON SPOKES.

Drive 40mm disc brake carbon spoke wheelset Performance hub

Drive 40D performance hub


To get the most out of carbon fiber spokes, we specifically designed the hub with high flanges to further increase lateral stiffness and improve handling. Elitewheels manufactures its own high precision hubs with Fanuc CNC machines, which can machine to tolerances of just 0.02mm. This not only allows for lower rolling resistance but also increases bearing longevity.

Drive 40D disc brake carbon spoke wheelset Ceramic Bearings

Drive 40D ceramic bearings


The 40D’s front hub uses two 6803 mixed ceramic bearings. The rear hub uses one 6903 and three 6803 mixed ceramic bearings. These large bearings offer better rigidity. The use of mixed ceramic bearings will allow you to have a more efficient bike, saving you precious watts.

Read more about ceramic bearings.

in the box disc brake drive

in the box- Disc brake - Drive

In order to provide riders with the best wheelsets, we seek to update and improve them as technology advances. Elitewheels reserves the right to change, add or remove the information contained on this website at any time, including equipment, specifications, models, colors, materials, and pricing, without prior notice. The shipped products will be based on the actual order information. Elitewheels thanks you for your understanding and support.

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Can I choose different rim depths for the front and rear wheels?

Which brands’ freehubs are compatible with Drive wheelsets?

Can I use disc brake wheels on my QR (quick release) compatible frame?

Is there an internal nipple option?

Can I change to 6-bolt?

Are ceramic bearings easily broken?

What does the rider weight limit include?

What tire pressures should I run?

How strong are your carbon rims? What happens if I break one?

Where can I find information on ordering and shipping?

Essential Safety Information

What happens if a carbon spoke breaks?

Are carbon spokes covered under warranty?

Additional information

Weight 1 kg

3 reviews for Drive 40D

  1. Bill Sykes (verified owner)

    I purchased the Elite Drive 40 wheels for a new Trek Emonda SLR9 which I have built up. The quality seems excellent and, although, due to winter weather, have only ridden them three times. They look fantastic, very nicely finished. I got the black decals which are more subdued. I checked them on my truing stand and they were bang on. Installation of the tires (Pirelli P-Zero 28c) was easy. Normally I would substitute the rim tape and valve stems for Muc-off but the tape and valves that came with the wheels seemed fine. I used SRAM rotors and they installed normally.
    I would recommend these for sure.

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  2. Niels W (verified owner)

    I was looking for light climbing wheels and ended up at Elitewheels. After much hesitation, finally placed an order. These were delivered in Belgium after 3 weeks (no import duties had to be paid). Not only look good, but give a completely different feel to the bike. The bike has a much more aggressive feel and lightning fast response. Don’t hesitate to buy this one! Highest quality for a low price!

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  3. alain (verified owner)

    La livraison a été rapide et l’emballage propre. Je les essaie depuis 15 jours environ.
    Les drive 40 D à disques ont une réactivité incroyable. Elles ont rendu mon vélo nerveux. Sur le plat, elles sont très efficace. Sur un parcours vallonné, elles sont d’une incroyable facilité. Très facile à emmener, le confort est également au rendez-vous. La roue avant a cogné dans un trou sans dégât. Elles sont solides
    Ces roues tout carbone ont propulsé mon vélo dans un autre monde.
    A conseiller sans hésitation.

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