The CXD Pro Wheel set is built using excellent wheel components, from start to finish. But the net result has proven to be even greater than the sum. These wheels really work well, ride well, and hold up to a diverse field of utilization. A lot of this wheel set's proficiency can be attributed to the rim specifically. It's a beauty. 24mm wide and tall, with an 18.5mm tubeless ready inner profile, at 450g, the rim has a stellar profile that's really strong, extremely stable, and very weight competitive. You can run higher pressure road tube + tires on them, tubeless road, or wider/higher volume CX / Gravel type tires. They all work, and tire mounting occurs with minimal fuss. We build and ship these wheels with tubeless tape + valves installed, but you can always pop the valves out and run them with inner tubes. Valve remolval occurs via a simple loosening of the valve lock ring, takes about 10 secs.
We're building these wheels with Speed Tuned Super 6 2.0 MTB hubs. The Speed Tuned Super 6 2.0 hubs feature 36 points of engagement, (10 degrees) via a 4x2 pawl free hub. The drive ring and pawls are overbuilt in terms of diameter, (drive ring), height, (drive ring + pawls), and materials, (quality stainless). Their bearing placement is proper, in terms of overall design meant to promote hub function and durability. Last but not least, these hubs offer both axle and drivetrain flexibility. The wheels only ship with one type of end caps and freehub installed, but additional options are available, allowing you to swap the wheel set in and out between bikes that might have different requirements.
In "stock" form, these wheels are built with DT Swiss Competition Double Butted 2.0/1.8/2.0 black spokes in a 32 hole, three cross configuration front and rear. DT Comp spokes offer legendary quality and performance. If you didn't know a thing about spokes, know that your wheels would come with a really top notch spoke product. That being said, we're offering a spoke upgrade option, in the form of Sapim DLight 2.0/1.65/2.0 spokes. There are two great spoke manufacturers in the world, DT Swiss and Sapim, (in alphabetical order). Essentially, you might be able to find a spoke product that approaches their quality, but you'd be hard pressed to find a company that makes a better spoke product than these two. All their spoke products, from straight gauge to their elliptically bladed and butted products, are all the best of the best. Sapim Dlight spokes will perform at the same relative level as DT Competition spokes, but will shave off approximately 75 - 80g from the wheel set.
-Comes with tubeless tape & valves installed.
-The CXD Pro road/gravel disc rim has an 18.5mm tubeless ready inner width, is 24mm tall, 24mm wide, and weighs about 450g, presta valve
-Recommended for use with 700 x 25 - 44c tires
-These wheels are built with internal stainless steel washers.
-Wheel set weight with Super 6 2.0 15/142 hubs and alloy nipples is approximately 1790g (Comp) or 1715g (Dlight). Tape + Valves adds approximately 35g for the wheel set, on average.