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This is the Rolf 2013 Elan 700C Clincher Road Wheelset. With one of the lightest rotational weights available, the Elan is the best choice for climbing and quick accelerations. Lighter than most carbon clincher wheels and still remarkably aerodynamic, the Elan is the perfect choice for road courses…
This is the Rolf 2013 Elan 700C Clincher Road Wheelset. With one of the lightest rotational weights available, the Elan is the best choice for climbing and quick accelerations. Lighter than most carbon clincher wheels and still remarkably aerodynamic, the Elan is the perfect choice for road courses that require hard braking, frequent accelerations, and difficult climbs. New for 2013, the 22mm rim width gives the lan not only increased aerodynamic benefits, but also increased overall stability and riding comfort. Brake sidewalls are CNC-machined. Brake sidewalls are CNC-machined for smoothness and consistency.
Paired spoking is when the spokes meet at the rim in pairs. In conventional wheels the spokes are evenly spaced. Tensioned spokes pull not only down toward the hub, but also outward toward the flanges. When spokes are paired at the rim, these left and right pulling forces are neutralized. Pairing the spokes allows Rolf to use fewer spokes on lighter rims than anyone. The Delta Rim Technology is a shaped profile that improves tire fit, creating a more aerodynamic interface with the tire as well as better tire support. Our wider tire bed fits tightly to the tire sidewalls smoothing airflow and better supporting the tire sidewalls. This improves turning precision, ride comfort and overall handling. Rolf Prima’s Differential Flange Diameter technology transmits drive torque in the rear wheel across both flanges to increase the number of pulling spokes. This means even with Rolf Prima’s low spoke counts, you still have the same number of pulling spokes as a traditional spoked wheel. Rolf Prima’s Dish Reducing Design reduces the dish of the drive side spokes, increasing stiffness and making for a more stable and smoother ride.
23mm deep alloy clincher by 22mm wide Delta rim
TdF 4.4 Hubset. The front hub has a unique 85mm wide flange placement which increases the lateral wheel stiffness by nearly 20%. The rear hub features our Patented Differential Flange Diameter, which doubles the number of pulling spokes and creates a more durable wheel
CNC machined steel freehub body has 3 independently sprung steel pawls for a bomb-proof torque transfer system. This system is strong, simple and dependable. Shimano/SRAM 10/11 speed compatible
- Spoke Holes:
20 front and 20 rear
Oversized axles, increasing the wheel durability and stiffness without increasing the wheel weight
Sealed cartridge bearings provide strength, stiffness and reliability
Road racing, Climbing, Fitness
1325g set (575g front/750g rear)
Rolf Prima lan wheel systems include custom reinforced rim tape and steel quick release skewers
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