A good day on the bike usually involves a little bit of everything – hills, flat roads, cobbles, wind and sun. The C38 wheelset is the perfect companion because it will help you on any kind of road, in all situations thanks to its low weight, mid-height profile and great aerodynamics.
Riders who like hills or criterium racers who constantly have to accelerate their wheels will appreciate that these wheels weigh less than 1400 grams. But don’t worry about slowing down because we’ve used our highly heat-resistant TgX to build these wheels so you’ll get consistent braking, even on alpine descents. Thanks to their aerodynamic shape and 25mm Swiftedge, these wheels are fast when speeds go up and even when it gets windy, you’ll have full control.
Getting up to speed is made easier because we use our Dynamic Spoke Pattern and Sapim CX-Ray spokes to transfer more of your power to the wheels instead of it being lost to flex. The Sapim spokes do a great job of cutting down on road buzz so you’ll feel more comfortable, and faster at the end of a long ride.
Wheels aren’t all about rims and we pack plenty of technology into the rest of the wheel to ensure the wheel will keep rolling smoothly, day after day. These wheels roll on our super low weight Arsenal hubs that are precisely made thanks to our use of Weapons Grade Machining (WGM). Hidden away from the elements are our famously smooth-rolling TFT bearings.
If you’re looking for a wheel that can be used for everything, look no further. With a ton of technology packed into a light, aerodynamic package you’ll only have one problem – you can’t blame your wheels if you’re not the fastest rider.
Token C38 Review
GEAR REVIEW: TOKEN C38 ZENITH TUBELESS CARBON CLINCHERS
I haven’t been in the racing game for all that long but I do remember when the only carbon wheels you could trust were tubulars; carbon clinchers were looked at pretty warily and road tubeless was but a glimmer in the bike industry’s eye. I’m usually pretty skeptical of cutting-edge, marketing-driven developments in road tech, but Token is winning me over on carbon tubeless wheels for daily riding and racing. The C38 Zenith wheels are irrefutable evidence that we truly are living in the greatest period of human history, in which we have the privilege to ride cool carbon wheels every day. They are Token’s first carbon wheels that come as ‘tubeless ready’, which means the rims have a raised center channel and bead hooks that support a tubeless tire. Conveniently, these features don’t get in the way of using tubed clinchers. The rims have a modern mid-section aero profile, with a 19mm internal width and 26.3mm external width. Token uses Sapim’s CX-Ray spokes to lace these rims to their Arsenal hubs, which brings the wheelset’s weight to an advertised 1380g. We used Stans rim tape, tubeless valves, and sealant with our IRC Formula Pro 25c tubeless tires. The tires were not difficult to mount using IRC’s tubeless tire levers and we were able to get the tires inflated and seated with a floor pump, which is pretty neat.
|Weight||615 g (f) / 765 g (r), total: 1380 g|
|Rim Material||Carbon Fibre|
|Rim Width (External)||26.3 mm|
|Rim Width (Internal)||19 mm|
|Rim Height||38 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||Sapim CX-RAY Straight|
|Bearing Count||2 (f) and 4 (r)|
|Disc Brake Compatible||No|
|Included Extras|| Rim tape |
Carbon Specific Brake Pads
Wheel bag (option)
Extra spokes and nipples (option)