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Drive 40V Rim Brake

(6 customer reviews)

The Drive 40V 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 also tubeless ready. The Drive 40V is for those who want a pro-level wheelset. The ultralight version comes in at only 1255g for the pair.

– Carbon Spoke Wheelset
– Rim Brake Wheelset
– Ultralight Version by default

*It is recommended that you check with your frame and brake caliper brands for maximum tire clearance.

– Custom option for different rim depths

*Availability Status: Currently in stock, usually shipped in 3-7 business days


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This item: Drive 40V Rim Brake
Black Prince Bake Pads
Original price was: $40.00.Current price is: $32.00.
These optional brake pads offer improved wet weather braking performance, cooler braking temperatures, and better modulation. Save more if you order them alongside this wheelset.
* After placing the order, an email will be sent to you, please confirm the order details carefully. If you have any questions, you can directly reply to the email.


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Wheel Size 700c
Tire Compatibility Clincher/ Tubeless
Bead Type Hooked
Rim Depth 40mm
Inner Width 19.5mm
Outer Width 28mm
Front Hub Spacing QR x 100mm
Rear Hub Spacing QR x 130mm
Bearing S&S Ceramic
Brake Compatibility Rim Brake
Freehub Type 4 Pawls
Freehub Compatibility Shimano / SRAM XDR / Campagnolo
Front Spoke Pattern Radial
Rear Spoke Pattern 2X/Radial (2:1)
Spoke Count 18F/21R
Spoke Type Carbon Spoke (3.2mm)
Nipple Type Alloy Secure Lock
Spare Spokes 3PCS
Rim Finish Glossy Marbling Black
Weight(pair) 1255g±30g (without tubeless valves and rim tape)
Extras Pre-installed Rim Tape & Tubeless Valves; Quick Releases; Brake Pads(2 Sets)
Rider Weight Limit 275lbs/125kg
Recommended Tyre Sizes 700 x 25-33C
Certification UCI Approved, CE Certified
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DRIVE 40V Rims

Drive 40mm rim brake carbon spoke wheelset Drive 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 40V was chosen to make the rim both aero as well as stable in windy conditions.

DRIVE 40V wheelset Carbon Spokes

DRIVE 40V wheelset Carbon Spokes


What separates the Drive 40V 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 40V wheelset Performance hub

elitewheels Carbon Spoke Wheelset


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 40V wheelset Ceramic Bearings

elitewheels Carbon Spoke Wheelset


The 40V’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.

DRIVE 40V wheelset Brake surface

DRIVE 40V wheelset Brake surface


The Drive 40V uses a blend of 270 ℃, high-temperature resin, developed by Elitewheels, and Japanese Toray T800 carbon fiber for the brake surface. This heat resistance ensures excellent braking performance even on long, steep descents. The brake track also features laser-etched grooves to clear water away, giving safe, consistent braking in wet conditions.

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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Weight 1 kg

6 reviews for Drive 40V Rim Brake

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    Aleksander (verified owner)

    Great wheelset. Was very hesitant to buy these wheels, beeing a “noname” chinese brand, but these are great. I put on about 700km with them, with lots of winds and steep climbs. These wheels are fast, really fast. And light, you definitely feel it as you climb those 15% hills, and are not afflicted by side winds. Tubeless setup was unbelievably easy, got a pair conti gp 5000 s tr using nothing but hands, seated the tyres with standart floor pump and sealed with Peaty’s sealant, all in all it took me 15min altogether and the tyres are sealed since. I pump them up to 5bar front and 5.5bar rear, and it holds for 24h.

    In short I will say these are way better then my previous Reynolds wheels (dv46 and Assaults, both tubular)…

    Keep up the good work.

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    Masanori Takita (verified owner)