ELITE - R.55
For a road cyclist wishing to go "slightly deeper" or a small triathlete worried about going "too deep", the R.55 pair might offer you what you are looking for.
This pair will go well on either a road bike or timetrial/triathlon bike so also offers the versatility of swapping wheels between bikes.
The next generation "Elite" series TLR carbon race wheels are improved both in performance and looks.
For the ultimate in performance and quality the wheels are fitted standard with quality DT Swiss 240 SP Hubs. The high quality DT Swiss Hub has better rolling performance and improved aerodynamics thanks to hidden spoke termination.
ELITE wheels come in either rim brake or disk brake configuration. If you are racing with rim brakes and ever need to slow down, the high temperature brake track and high performance Swissstop brake pads do this safely for both you and your wheels.
ELITE wheels come with a choice of subtle outline logos or the stealthy looking Shadow logos.
ELITE series carbon clincher race wheels are 26mm wide. The 26mm wheel gives the option of fitting a 23mm, 25mm or 28mm tyre with each size having it's own advantages.
For most applications our recommendation is to go with a 23mm tyre as this size gives the optimal aerodynamic advantage. Additionally, when using this set-up the tyre has a flatter radius when fitted and this gives slightly more road contact for better grip and a much more solid feel on the road without sideways tyre "bulge" movement.
ELITE wheel sets are tubeless tyre compatible and come with optional plugs to cover spoke holes.
NOTE. Some older bike frames have problems fitting wider wheels so please check your frame before proceeding to purchase.
Description & Features
|Rims:||700c 55mm, Clincher or Tubular*. 26 mm wide. (*Tubulars by special order at this time)|
|Brake track:||High temperature brake surface. (on rim brake models)
|Hubs:||DT Swiss 240s Straightpull|
|Cassette Body:||Shimano 8.9.10. 11sp. / Campagnolo 9.10.11sp.|
|Spokes:||Sapim CX-ray, black.|
|Nipples:||Sapim Sils (black)|
|Lace:||Standard, radial front, radial rear non-drive side.2X drive side.|
|Weight:||Rear 846 Grams, Front 715g, Total = 1561g +/-20g,|
|Additional parts included:||
1 set of Titanium skewers,
All prices are in Australian dollars.
Shipping costs are displayed during checkout with a guide located in the Shipping & Returns link at the bottom of the page.