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Drive G45 CS

(5 customer reviews)

The G45 is a stiff, all-around wheelset for gravel riding. It is the first gravel wheelset available on the market that uses carbon spokes. The use of carbon spokes as well as UNI technology has allowed us to design a 1300g, 45mm deep wheelset.

Conveniently, carbon spokes have higher tensile strength and stiffness. When compared to steel spokes, carbon spokes have greater responsiveness and improved power transfer leading to improvements in braking, cornering, and acceleration.

– Carbon Spoke Wheelset
– Brake Interface: Center Lock by default & 6-bolt (need to note it when you place the order)

*Please note that it will take approximately 15-25 days to prepare orders for Drive G45 CS wheelsets with due to their popularity.

$1,269.00

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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
Series Drive
Wheel Size 700c
Tire Compatibility Clincher/ Tubeless
Rim Depth 45mm
Inner Width 24mm
Outer Width 31mm
Hub
Front Hub Spacing 12x100mm
Rear Hub Spacing 12x142mm
Bearing NBK Ceramic
Brake Compatibility Disc (Center Lock)
Freehub Type Shimano HG: 4 Pawls / SRAM XDR: 6 Pawls
Freehub Compatibility Shimano / SRAM XDR
Spoke
Front Spoke Pattern 2X/Radial
Rear Spoke Pattern 2X/2X
Spoke Count 20F/20R
Spoke Type Carbon Spoke (3.2mm)
Nipple Type Alloy Secure Lock
Other
Extras Rim Tape(Installed), Tubeless Valves(Installed), Spokes(4)
Weight (Pair) 1300±30g
Rider Weight Limit 285lbs/130kg
Recommended Tire Sizes 700 x 30-50c
Certification UCI Approved,CE Certified
Drive G45

Drive G45 Carbon Spoke Gravel Wheelset Disc brake Rims

Drive G45 Carbon Spoke Gravel Wheelset Disc brake Rims

RIMS

Our innovative rim makes use of our unique UNI technology (Learn more about our UNI technology here).

The Drive G45 CS wheelset uses a U-shaped rim which has the aerodynamic advantages of a road wheel. It’s 24mm inner rim width supports 700*30c-50c tires. This flexibility allows for road riding or trail riding. The G45 CS is truly a force to be reckoned with regardless of the riding you do. The glossy marble carbon fiber design gives the wheelset a unique and striking appearance.

Drive G45 Carbon Spoke Gravel Wheelset Disc brake Hubs

Drive G45 Carbon Spoke Gravel Wheelset Disc brake Hubs

HUB

The Drive G45 CS wheelset includes a custom, high-end hub that uses a double-walled waterproof design. The hub flanges have been specifically designed to be simple and practical in form. This makes for easy cleaning of the hub after riding in muddy conditions.

As the hub uses premium ceramic bearings for less rolling resistance. Using these allows for a much longer service life as compared to steel bearings.

Drive G45 Carbon Spoke Gravel Wheelset Disc brake Spokes

Drive G45 Carbon Spoke Gravel Wheelset Disc brake Spokes

SPOKES

Drive G45 CS uses high modulus carbon fiber spokes. The wheels are 7% stiffer than a comparable wheelset using steel spokes. This difference in stiffness is immediately apparent when out for a ride. Carbon spokes are also three times more fatigue resistant than their steel counterparts. The loss of tension experienced riding steel spokes with long-term use can essentially be avoided.

*Read more about CARBON SPOKES.

Drive G45 Carbon Spoke Gravel Wheelset Disc brake Durability

Drive G45 Carbon Spoke Gravel Wheelset Disc brake Durability

DURABILITY

The wheelset has flawlessly passed our 20,000km rough surface factory/laboratory tests which simulate gravel riding conditions. This far exceeds the en17406 test standard.

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.

upgrade extra
spokes

Extra Spokes
$5.00

Marvel 50D Ceramic bearings

Extra Bearings
$10.00 – $30.00

DRIVE G45

Which frames can I use with the Drive G45 wheelset?

What kind of riding can I do with the G45?

When should I choose the Shimano MSR freehub option?

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

5 reviews for Drive G45 CS

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    Marius (verified owner)

    I bought a Topstone 4 Gravel Bike and upgraded the frame with GRX 600. The original WTB wheelsets where just heavy and noch very stiff. The new g45 CS make the bike look quite cool and the difference in weight is just astonishing. Riding with the new wheels feels so much more reasshuring and I hope the german winter will end soon. My bike now weights less than 9kg. Shipping took from 04.01. to the 22.01. and the box came in really good shape. So I am quite happy with the purchase.

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      Patrick (store manager)

      Hello Marius. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. It is nice to hear that the G45 has been a nice upgrade and got your bike under 9kg. Happy riding!

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    Stan (verified owner)

    Great set of wheels. Super light at 1340 grams for the pair, compared to the original DT Swiss p1800 which were 2026 grams. Installation was super simple, just a direct swap from old to new. Pairing G45s with ridenow tpu inner tubes, shaved 980 grams off the bike. Ride is a bit stiffer but still very smooth. Rolling resistance definitely decreased as the bike rolls much further on its own. Furthermore, the 45 mm depth and carbon layout makes the bike look bonkers. A definitely a head turner.
    Hub sound check:
    https://youtu.be/F7cecpeDMJU?si=fMzgHL1UOAp1fdPE

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      Patrick (store manager)

      Hello Stan. Thank you for the awesome pictures. Your two Canyons look great! It is nice to hear that you were able to shave so much weight off the bike while also reducing rolling resistance. Also, thank you for sharing the video. I see that your YouTube channel has the freehub sound of the 40D as well. We appreciate your feedback.

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    Maury (verified owner)

    I didn’t think the wheels could change the bike so much.It feels like riding a new bike.Faster, more responsive, smoother and lighter. Fit perfectly, perfect tubeless seal.The weight corresponds to what is indicated. I gained 600g less. I would buy them again without a doubt. Best upgrade for my bike