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|Wheel Type:||Carbon Spoke Tubular Wheelset||Material:||Toray UD / 3K / 12K Carbon|
|Spoke:||Carbon Fiber Spoke||Rim Depth:||50mm|
|Rim Width:||23mm||Front Wheel Weight:||557.6g|
|Rear Wheel Weight:||689.8g||Spoke Holes:||18 / 21 Holes|
18 /21 holes carbon spoke tubular wheelset 50mm depth road bike racing wheels
|Rim type||Carbon spoke bike wheels|
|Material||Toray UD / 3K / 12K carbon|
|Weight||From 1247.4g + / - 45g per sets|
|Spoke holes||18 / 21H|
What diameter are road wheels?
The standard road bike rim size is 700c, with the name coming from an approximate metric measurement taken from the diameter of the wheel including an inflated tire. Rarely do modern road bikes sway from 700c wheels.
If you look closely enough at your road bike tire, you’ll likely see numbers such as 23-622 or 25-622. These numbers are the international tire sizing standard, with the first numbers referring to the tire width (23c, 25c). The second series of numbers, in this case 622, is the bead seat diameter (BSD) of the tire designed to fit a 700c rim.
What type of tires do my wheels use?
There are three types of tires for road bikes and each type needs a specific rim. For more details, read our explanation on the differences between tubes, tubeless and tubular.
Clincher tires explained
The term 'clincher' refers to standard tires that use separate inner tubes to hold the air. This is the most common wheel type on road bikes. Generally, where tire type isn’t mentioned it's safe to assume it's a clincher.
Tubular tires explained
Tubulars, while less known, are nothing new. While they too use inner tubes, they're stitched into a fully enclosed casing that's then glued to the rim.
With that in mind, it's easy to see why tubulars are best kept for racing. While they continue to be the standard in professional racing, there are very few everyday riders who can simply (or reliably) repair them when out on the road.
Tubeless tires explained
Tubeless, a technology that's been well-proven in mountain biking, has increasingly got some brands touting its benefits for road too.
A tubeless road tire is effectively an airtight clincher system that uses no inner tube. Tubeless rims are also backwards compatible with clincher tires.
Road wheel rim width explained
While the 622mm bead seat diameter is an industry standard, the width of the rim is not. Recently there has been a trend towards wider rims because they offer greater tire volume and a stiffer wheel, which in turn provides a more comfortable ride, improved bike control, lower rolling resistance and potentially fewer flats. For those racing, wider rims have been shown to be more aerodynamic too.
The confusing part is that some brands quote external rim width, while others internal. Looking to internal width, anything under 14mm is considered very narrow, 19mm and over is wide and anything between is sufficient for common 23-25c tires.
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