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TUBELESS PROFILE OPTIMIZED FOR WIDER TIRES

 

As disc brakes and rim brake frames diverge in design and capacity, we started with a clean slate and completely redesigned our disc brake rims from the ground up. Not bounded by convention or compromises in design, we are able to create new tubeless rims optimized for disc brake.

Optimized for wider tires for improved rolling resistance and rider comfort, rim profile has been modified and evolved to adapt to wider tires.

AEROSPACE GRADE CARBON

 

Not all carbon are created equal. We built our wheels with aerospace grade carbon fiber, the same material that goes into airplanes and F1 race cars.

There is no “one size fits all” kind of composite material, different types of carbon fiber and resin with different types of characteristics are used to build the carbon rim. This complex structure with different carbon layup and resin schedules creates a stiff rim without increasing weight of the rim.

INDEPENDENT REINFORCED AREA

 

Independently reinforced area around each nipple hole reduces weight of the rim by only reinforcing areas on the rim that takes the most stress.

RAHD (RAPID HEAT DISSIPATION) BRAKING SURFACE

 

We never forget our roots and how we got here, our relentless obsession to create the best carbon fiber rims that can withstand constant braking and the resulting heat. RaHD was designed by using cutting edge technology to dissipate heat and lower temperature caused by continued hard braking on descents. TLR rims rely on very precise tolerances for the tire to hold an airtight seal.

This breakthrough in carbon fiber technology keeps the temperature around 120˚C on the brake track for TLR rim to function and maintain the crucial airtight seal even under constant braking, providing perfect handling, performance and safety at all times.

Right photo: Area of rim where temperature is measured, which is also the area where the brake pad makes maximum contact with the rim.

AERO OPTIMIZED

 

Better Aerodynamics, Faster Speed. Building on top of aero performance of previous generation of wheelsets and hundreds of hours combined in the wind tunnel and constant testing through Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), the new wheels are lighter and more aero.

With a typical rider facing head wind at a lower yaw angle (angles between 0-10°). We optimized our new rims to have lower wind resistance and therefore better aerodynamic performance within a lower yaw angle range of, which is a typical cyclist experiences average yaw angles range for more than 70% of the time he spends on the road, regardless of where he is riding.

SPOKE LACING FOR ROAD BIKE WHEELSET

 

With our 3 pawls 7.05-degree engagement hub, we re-designed the flanges shape but kept the bracing angle as we have on the 6 pawl 3-degree engagement hub. The mechanical design of bracing angle, 2:1 spoke lacing with 3 cross lacing on the drive side, and radial lacing on the non-drive side help balance the spoke tension on the rear hub.

SLEEK YET QUICK ENGAGING
3 PAWLS DESIGN

 

A major overhaul on our hubs decrease weight by 20% compared to the 6 pawls design, this allows the hub to become smaller and lighter. The 51 ratchets design still has quick response to transfer riders power into speed without sacrificing engagement.

HUB MECHANISM DESIGN

 

Bearings coupled with shouldered axles provide better hub support while prolonging the life span of the bearings.

FUTURE PROOF PRESS FIT END CAP DESIGN

 

Inheriting all the design features from the road hub, the road disc brake hub also features future proof press fit end cap design. Interchangeable end caps allow wheels to be compatible with new thru axle standard.

3-IN-1 ROAD DISC BRAKE HUBS SYSTEM

 

The 3-in-1 road disc brake hub system uses replaceable end caps to allow a single hub to be used with multiple frame and fork drop out designs. Both 6 pawls and 48 ratchets hubs and 3 pawls and 51 ratchets hubs come with 12mm thru axle end caps in the front and 12 x 142mm thru axle end caps in the rear, but can be converted to standard quick release or 15mm thru axle end caps in the front, and standard quick release or 12 x 135mm thru axle end caps in the rear.