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Marvel 38V Rim Brake

(3 customer reviews)

The Marvel 38V wheelset is designed for those who want an all-rounder that performs best in the hills and mountains. While they are our entry-level wheels, don’t let that fool you. They are tried and tested and come with Pillar spokes and high-precision, ceramic bearing hubs. The wheelset has been aerodynamically optimized for 25-28mm tires and comes in at only 1533 grams for the pair.

Optional upgrades to Sapim CX-Ray spokes and DT Swiss hubs are also available.

–Custom option for different rim depths (Refer to FAQ for more information)

*Please note that it will take approximately 15-25 days to prepare orders for Marvel 38V wheelsets with Black Decals with due to their popularity.

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


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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.
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Series Marvel
Wheel Size 700c
Tire Compatibility Clincher/Tubeless
Rim Depth 38mm
Inner Width 17mm
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 Pillar PA 1423
Nipple Type Sapim Secure Lock
Weight(pair) 1533g±30g (without tubeless valves and rim tape)
Extras Rim Tape(Installed), Tubeless Valves, Quick Releases, Brake Pads(2 Sets)
Rider Weight Limit 285lbs/130kg
Recommended Tire Sizes 700 x 23-33C
Max Tire Pressure 120psi
Certification CE Certified
Marvel Rim Brake


Marvel 38V rim


At Elitewheels, we design our Marvel wheels to match the needs of recreational cyclists. As opposed to alloy rims found on most road bikes, Marvel wheels are stronger, stiffer, much more more aerodynamic and significantly lighter. In fact, wheels play the biggest role in aerodynamics on a bicycle. As opposed to reducing weight elsewhere, a lighter rim saves rotational weight, making for a more agile feel and faster accelerations.

Marvel 38V Spoke

Marvel 38V Spoke


Choosing the right spoke to build a wheel is essential. We specifically selected Pillar PA 1423 aero bladed spokes. They are cold forged making them strong, allowing them to be able to withstand over 300kgf of tension.

Optional Upgrade: (Sapim CX-Ray spokes) and (Pillar Wing 20) spokes can be substituted for an extra cost, saving more than 90 grams off the complete wheelset.

HUB Marvel 38V


To get the most out of this carbon wheelset, 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.

Marvel 38V Ceramic bearings

Marvel 38V Ceramic bearings


The Marvel 38V’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 durability over standard size ones. The use of large mixed ceramic bearings will allow you to have a more efficient bike, saving you precious watts.

Read more about ceramic bearings.




The Marvel 38V 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.

Rim type


All of our wheels are tubeless ready with tubeless rim tape pre-installed. Each rim features our unique tubeless R-angle design, allowing for easier mounting. To make mounting tubeless tires even easier, rims are designed with bead seat retention ridges making inflation possible with just a floor pump.

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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$260.00 – $400.00


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Questions about Marvel

Can I choose different rim depths for the front and rear wheels?

Can I upgrade to Sapim CX Ray spokes?

Is there an internal nipple option?

Which brands’ freehubs are compatible with MARVEL wheelsets?

Are brake pads included? Can I use brake pads from other brands?

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?

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Additional information

Weight 1 kg

3 reviews for Marvel 38V Rim Brake

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    Antoine 44260

    Voilà maintenant 2 ans que je roule avec les Marvel, le rendement est très bon,elles sont légère et le corps de roue libre fait un joli son.
    Ce sont de très bonnes roues avec un bon rapport qualité prix. Mon prochain montage a disques sera avec des roues elitewheels c’est certain.

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      Patrick (store manager)

      Bonjour Antoine. Merci d’avoir partagé votre expérience avec les roues Marvel. Nous apprécions vos commentaires. Il est bon de savoir que vous êtes satisfait de leur poids, du son de leur moyeu et de leur valeur après deux ans d’utilisation. Bon vélo!

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    tehdopethrone (verified owner)

    These are well made, arrived pretty fast in EU and without issue. Rolling really well and looking great, I can’t tell any difference in braking compared to my old aluminium rims. Let’s see the long-term performance.

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