Selection 45C TLR

Selection 45C TLR - A completely new development! Thanks to a CfD-optimized rim profile our ax 45C TLR Clincher rims offer an exceptional aero performance that matches those of significantly deeper rims.

The low weight, which so far has only been reserved for tubular rimsm makes them miraculous accelerators and very reactive. The high stability is responsible for not wasting a single bit of energy or and a high steering precision.

The massive width of 26 mm is responsible for a high stability and stifness. The huge internal width of 16.5 mm allows the tire to evolve in a very advantageous shape that not only allows to ride with a lower pressure without bulking under load or in corners, but at the same time increases the comfort and yields a reduction in rolling resistance.

 

Our new 2018 version makes use of a completely re-designed rim bed and therewith also allows the use of tubeless tires (TLR). The pronounced hooks lock the tires firmly in place and allow for an easy installation and sealing.
The wheels are factory shipped with tubeless tape - of course as before they are also compatible with conventional tire/tube combinations for a maximum flexibility.


Our road clincher rims have already proven their extreme strength by winning the latest carbon wheel test shootout in Tour-Magazin (Tour 10/2017) - being one of only five of the 22 tested sets to pass the impact testing, yet by far the lightest.

The 2018 version also is UCI-approved, so can be used in UCI-sanctioned events.
 

Each rim us individually tested at a tire pressure of 12 bar prior to release which is a testament to their extreme stability.

All of this make the Selection 45C TLR to the absolute king of mountain! 

Selection line 2018

The wheelsets of our SELECTION line represent the entry into the ax-lightness wheelset family.
Nonetheless it is not being cut back on the quality or qualities of the wheels. The Selection wheels share our same high-end German-made rims that shine with their unparalleled lightness and high stability.

The SELECTION wheelsets are a synonym for an uncompromising reliability even under severe conditions, without sacrificing the special ax qualities such as light weight, high stiffness or low moment of inertia.

 

On the hub side from MY2018 we are utilizing a hub with carbon shell specifically made for us made which not only visually but also technically compliment the SELECTION wheelsets very well thanks to their light weights of just 72 respectively 215 g, but also due to their high reliability thanks to multi-sealed ball bearings as well as an intelligent geometry and the use of straight pull spokes.

Specifications ax Selection 45C TLR

Laminated spoke holes

Laminated spoke holes

Instead of simply drilling the spoke holes of our rims, we take a different approach with our rims: Every single spoke hole is crafted by hand and reinforced with strategically placed reinforcement patches.
The advantage is obvious: Where carbon is being drilled, one inevitably also cuts through fibres. A continuous fibre flow however is essential for the material to play its advantages such as the high tensile strength, even more indispensable for nipple holes that are exposed to high spoke tensions. Specifically crafted nipple seats allow an optimal orientation of the nipples and at the same time distribute the occurring forces evenly into the rim bed.

Independent testing at an university lab has confirmed the performance of this time and labour intensive approach: The rim is capable of withstanding nipple pulling forces of over 5000 N - circa twice as much as the best competitor and more than every hub flange or spoke would be able to endure. As a result our rims do not carry any spoke tension limit!

 

Us ourselves we are building our wheels with up to 140 kg of a spoke tension: A guarantor for you to have long-lasting joy with your wheels. The higher the spoke tension, the lesser the opportunity for a spoke to be unloaded upon an overload of the wheels (e.g. from a compression such as an obstacle, pothole or anything alike) and the wheels to therewith come out of true. That way you are longer able to ride with your perfectly trued wheels. As an additional advantage there also is minor increase in stiffness to be recorded.
An effort that pays off!

Hand-built

Hand-built

All of our wheelsets are individually built by hand in our manufacture in Creußen, Bayern, to the tightest tolerances and with extremely high spoke tension. We refrain from the use of wheel building machines and invariably trust on the craftsmanship of specially qualified mechanics. The high experience with high-end-material allows a consistently high quality, the tight tolerance in lateral runout and radial runout a perfect runout and therewith a lot of joy with the wheels.

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