|Tire Compatibility||Clincher/ Tubeless|
|Rim Finish||Glossy Marbling Black|
|Front Hub Spacing||12x100mm / QR x 100mm|
|Rear Hub Spacing||12x142mm / QR x 135mm|
|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 Type||Carbon cs-01|
|Nipple Type||Alloy Secure Lock|
|Extras||Rim tape(Installed), Tubeless Valves(Installed), Spokes(4)|
|Rider Weight Limit||285lbs/130kg|
|Recommended Tire Sizes||700 x 25-38C|
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Drive 50mm 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 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
What separates the Drive 50D from most other wheels is its use of high-modulus carbon spokes. They are 3.3mm 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.
Drive 50 disc brake carbon spoke wheelset 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
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.
These wheels are the bomb! Light, aero, wide(er), ceramic bearings, carbon spokes, stiff(ish), tubeless ready, and the glossy raw carbon looks really good. Do yourself a favor and get tires with a tan sidewalls too. Mine are the Continental GP 5000’s in 28mm and they fit the wheel width perfectly. Ialso own a pair of Winspace Hypers in the same depth and they feel very similar. I’m not really concerned about the carbon spokes as they have been very reliable on my other wheelset that uses the exact same spokes. There are lots of YouTube reviews on these wheels and they seem to have worked out all the kinks. No complaints here. I even got mine without logos to show off that fancy carbon underneath. The only downside of the wheels is that you have to take the tire and rim tape off in order to true the wheel. Probably best to let your LBS handle it.