The C28A wheelset uses aero shaped 28mm deep alloy rims and the Hero hub to give it a balance of strength, aerodynamic properties, stiffness and moderate weight. We didn’t set out to make this wheel the lightest in our range; instead, this is a hand-built wheel that you can count on through any season, year after year.
We started building this wheel at the hub, using our Hero hub which houses oversized ceramic TBT bearings. Even if you ride in wet conditions, you won’t need to worry about the bearings rusting, unlike ones made of steel. The Hero hub has taller flanges than our Arsenal hub that allows us to build a more durable and stiffer wheel because we can use shorter spokes that flex less than longer ones. We also use the Diametric Spoke Pattern to increase the strength and responsiveness of this wheelset. Once you get up to speed, you’ll appreciate the aero profile of the wheel that makes it easy to handle in crosswinds and will give you a little boost on the flats.
With a wheel this responsive and tough, it is ideally suited for criterium, circuit and road races as well as on your usual training route. It may not be as light as a carbon wheel but it doesn't have the same price tag either. You also won’t worry about them breaking as you bash your way down your favourite poorly-paved side road.
|Weight||720 g (f) / rear: 870 g (r), total: 1590 g|
|Rim Width (External)||23 mm|
|Rim Width (Internal)||17 mm|
|Rim Height||28 mm|
|Cassette Compatibility||Shimano / SRAM 10-11s or Campagnolo 10-11s|
|Spoke Lacing||Radial (f) and diametric (r)|
|Spoke Count||20 (f) and 24 (r)|
|Spoke Type||Pillar PSR Aero 1422 Straight|
|Bearing Count||2 (f) and 4 (r)|
|Disc Brake Compatible||No|
Road - 100 (f) / 130 (r)
Extra spokes and nipples (option)