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Drive 50D disc brake Road carbon spoke wheelset
Drive 50D disc brake Road carbon spoke wheelset
Drive 50D disc brake Road carbon spoke wheelset
Drive 50D disc brake Road carbon spoke wheelset
Drive 50D disc brake Road carbon spoke wheelset
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Drive 50D Disc Brake

(22 customer reviews)

The Drive 50D is dedicated to those who want an all-rounder that is more geared towards riding on the flats. 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 50D is for those who want pro-level wheelset. It comes in at only 1300g 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

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

$1,189.00

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* 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.

Warranty

Crash Replacement

Free shipping

Global service

Description

Specifications

Rim
Wheel Sizes 700C
Tire Compatibility Clincher/ Tubeless
Bead Type Hooked
Rim Depth 50mm
Inner Width 21mm
Outer Width 28mm
Hub
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
Spoke
Front Spoke Pattern 2X/Radial (2:1)
Rear Spoke Pattern 2X/1X (2:1)
Spoke Count 21F/24R
Spoke Type Carbon Spoke (3.2mm)
Nipple Type Alloy Secure Lock
Spare Spokes 4PCS
Other
Rim Finish Glossy Marbling Black
Extras Pre-installed Rim Tape & Tubeless Valves
Weight (Pair) 1300±30g (without tubeless valves and rim tape)
Rider Weight Limit 285lbs/130kg
Recommended Tire Sizes 700 x 25-38C
Certification UCI Approved, CE Certified

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Drive 50mm disc brake carbon spoke wheelset Rims

Drive 50mm disc brake carbon spoke wheelset Rims

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 50D was chosen to make the rim both aero as well as stable in windy conditions. The Drive 50D’s 21mm inner rim allows for wider tires to be run, allowing for more comfort and grip.

Drive aero 50mm disc brake wheelset Carbon Spokes

Drive aero 50mm disc brake wheelset Carbon Spokes

CARBON SPOKES

What separates the Drive 50D 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 50 disc brake carbon spoke wheelset Performance hub

Drive 40D performance hub

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 aero 50mm disc brake carbon spoke wheelset Ceramic Bearings

Drive 40D ceramic bearings

CERAMIC BEARINGS

The 50D’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

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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.

DRIVE 50D

Which brands’ freehubs are compatible with Drive wheelsets?

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

Why don't our disc brake wheelsets come with thru-axles?

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

22 reviews for Drive 50D Disc Brake

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    Raymond Hedberg (verified owner)

    These wheels really transform the look of the bike and the carbon finish looks great in the sun. Love the sound the carbon rim makes at high speed. Have had these for almost two years in all weather conditions and they show no sign of wear. Have re-greased the outer bearings to keep the water out and got spare bearings for future services. The rolling resistance is still as good as new. Have had a couple of punctures but no scratches to the carbon. Run these with inner tubes using 42mm valves and 20mm black valve extender and 28mm Vittoria Next tires for an all black consistent look.

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      elitekang (store manager)

      Hi Raymond. Thank you for sharing your experience with the Drive 50Ds. We apppreciate the feedback. It is nice to see that you are happy with their appearance, rolling resistance, and durability after almost two years. Your bike looks great by the way. Happy riding!

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    Rick Hutchings (verified owner)

    I had been riding DT Swiss 1100 ERC Dicut wheels for a long time but have now upgraded to the Drive 50D!
    The finish on them is beautiful when you finally get to see it in real life (photos rarely do it justice).
    Mine weighed in at 1285g for the set out of the box and they are perfectly trued. Can I also just say how much I love the freehub sound…
    When riding, the difference in acceleration is immediately noticeable, wonderfully stiff and responsive.
    They climb very very well and I’m glad I went for the 50 instead of the 40 as the weight difference is minimal but still get the aero gains for everyday riding.
    They cruise effortlessly at 35/40kph and strong side winds are dealt with in a controlled manner – not at all twitchy.
    Value wise, it’s no brainer – you’d pay 2500 upwards on other brands to get close to this level of spec and quality.

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