Featuring a tough alloy rim and a bombproof hub, the C28AD disc brake road wheels won’t have any trouble taking you where most road bikes fear to go.
With 22mm wide rims, these wheels can handle tyres up to 40c wide so you will be able to ride with comfort and have a ton of grip on bad roads (or good roads, if you prefer). The wide tyres are less likely to get flats so you’ll be able to spend more time riding worry-free than fixing flat tyres. The rims are tough so rough roads and big riders aren’t a problem for these wheels. We use our Premium Bearings on these wheels so they will continue to roll smoothly even after they are ridden hard, day after day.
All this toughness doesn’t, however, mean that these wheels are overweight. In fact, they weigh a little over 1700 grams so they can climb well get up to speed quickly. To help them get up to speed, we use a 2 cross spoke lacing pattern. This pattern also helps them to resist the torsional flex caused by powerful disc brakes so the wheel doesn’t twist under heavy braking loads. We use Pillar 1432 spokes to build up the C28AD because they are renown for their toughness and ability keep wheels in true.
If you are looking for a tough wheel that you can use in a variety of conditions and on roads that range on the smoothness scale from baby’s butt to “maybe a mountain bike is more appropriate today,” the C28AD is worth taking out for a test.
|Weight||815 g (f) / 930 g (r), total: 1745 g|
|Rim Width (External)||22.4 mm|
|Rim Width (Internal)||17 mm|
|Rim Height||28 mm|
|Cassette Compatibility||Shimano / SRAM 10-11s or Campagnolo 10-11s|
|Spoke Lacing||2 Cross (f) and 2 cross (r)|
|Spoke Count||24 (f) and 24 (r)|
|Spoke Type||Pillar PSR Aero 1432 J-bend|
|Bearing Count||2 (f) and 4 (r)|
|Disc Brake Compatible||Yes|
Road & MTB: 100 (f) & 135 (r)
Extra spokes and nipples (option)