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Drive G45 SS

(4 customer reviews)

In order to cater to the needs of more riders, Elitewheels has released a new gravel wheelset. It is the first Drive wheelset to feature steel spokes. What makes the wheelset special is that it still retains most of the benefits of the carbon spoke version.

– Intended Use: Gravel / Road
– Brake Interface: Center Lock by default / 6-bolt (Please note when placing an order)


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Series Drive
Wheel Size 700c
Tire Compatibility Clincher/ Tubeless
Rim Depth 45mm
Inner Width 24mm
Outer Width 31mm
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
Front Spoke Pattern 2X/Radial
Rear Spoke Pattern 2X/2X
Spoke Count 20F/24R
Spoke Type Sapim CX Ray
Nipple Type Sapim Secure Lock
Extras Rim Tape(Installed), Tubeless Valves(Installed)
Weight (Pair) 1370±30g (without tubeless valves and rim tape)
Rider Weight Limit 275lbs/125kg
Recommended Tyre Sizes 700 x 30-50c
Certification CE Certified
Drive G45 SS




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

The Drive G45 SS 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 gravel riding. The G45 SS 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 SS Spoke

DRIVE G45 SS Spoke


Sapim CX Ray spokes come standard. We take precautions to ensure that spoke windup is minimized so wheels don’t go out of true. After the initial truing, the wheel is sideloaded. This process is repeated again. The wheels are sideloaded a total of 16 times. We see this as an essential quality control standard. As a result, our wheels are guaranteed to stay within 0.2mm of true.




The Drive G45 SS 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 SS Bearings

DRIVE G45 SS Bearings


Both the front and rear hubs of the Drive G45 SS use hybrid ceramic bearings. The efficiency of the ceramic bearings will make it so that you can save extra watts even after years of riding.

in the box- Drive Drive G45 SS

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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Extra Spokes

Ceramic bearings

Extra Bearings
$10.00 – $30.00

Drive G45 SS

Does the Drive G45 SS Gravel wheelset come with spare spokes?

When should I choose the Shimano MSR freehub option?

Which frames can I use with the Drive G45 wheelset?

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

Additional information

Weight 1 kg

4 reviews for Drive G45 SS

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    Albatze (verified owner)

    This is a fantastic wheelset and is definitely 5 star worthy. I am so happy with them that I have ordered a set of Drive 50V for my road bike. Thank you Elitewheels for making a superb wheelset for the money.

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      Patrick (store manager)

      Hi Albatze. Thank you for sharing your experience with the G45s. We appreciate it and hope you enjoy your new 50Vs.

  2. B

    Brian (verified owner)

    Weight was spot on. Nice wide wheels. They are beautiful. More time is needed until I can comment on durability.

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      Patrick (store manager)

      Hello Brian. It is nice to hear that you are happy with the width and the aesthetics of the wheels. Please let us know how you find them long-term.

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    Jesper Kjær Pløger (verified owner)

    Here is my rewiev. If you sent me a disc rotor then Im happy !!

    I am really happy with my new G45 wheels. I thought it all worked. However, there were no extra spokes in the box. I remember it saying there would be when you ordered these wheels.
    At the moment I ride a pair of Hunt Gravel wheels. I think these wheels will be my primary wheels. Since these G45 are lighter, I’m going to put 30mm tires on them, and then use them for both my gravel bike and my race bike.
    My first hand impression is really good, they seem to roll really well 😀
    With elite wheels you really get a lot for your money!!


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    Simon Møller Andersen (verified owner)

    Just received my G45 SS wheelset. Came one week earlier than expected, very nice. Customer service was good. First impression is good – nice blank finish. Weight incl. valves and tape was 1445 gram which is good for a 45mm set of gravel wheels.

    The rolling is nice and smooth and it feels good with high speed – very aerodynamic. The tire pressure can be very low due to the wide rim, which is perfect.

    For the price of 1.039 USD, this seems to be a very good set of wheels. I love them!

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