Ardennes LT Disc Brake Rear Wheel Tubular (2020)

£375.00Price

The LT version of our Ardennes Disc Brake range suitable for tubular (glue on) tyres... Read more below

Freehub Required
Rear Axle Required

Introduction

Being at the forefront of wheel design we naturally offer a wide selection of our wheels in a disc brake option. Our Ardennes disc brake range takes our industry leading, rims and couples these with the increased performance of a disc brake to offer the fastest combination across any course or route. The Ardennes range of disc brake wheels features a tiered structure to enable a natural upgrade to your disc brake bike at multiple price points to suit individual budgets.

 

Want all of the performance benefits of our range topping Ardennes “SL” Disc Brake model but with more cost efficiency? Then our Ardennes “LT” Disc Brake model could be just the wheelset for you. Featuring our industry leading Ardennes tubular rim this wheelset is just as at home in the mountains as it is across a bumpy, muddy cyclo cross circuit. Basically, the “LT” is ready for any riding application you dare to throw its way.

 

Top of the range, wide rim performance

Our Ardennes LT Disc Brake wheelset offers all of the performance benefits of our range leading “SL” model but comes in at a more affordable price. Probably most importantly, the LT still features our same wider, aluminium, tubular rim. This rim, optimized for tubular tyres is 23mm wide with this increased width allowing the tubular tyre to “sit” in a better manner and mate with the rim perfectly to increase tyre sidewall stability. This in turn reduces rolling resistance and maximises cornering grip.

 

Better braking, super stealthy look

This wheelset is completed with a stealthy look and increased braking performance afforded naturally via disc brakes. As already stated, the rim itself is based around our wider tubular format with the alloy material of this rim being anodised to give a seamless all black, "en vogue", sultry aesthetic.


Slick hubs

The rims then spin around our "545" Disc Brake hub set. This hubset features ABEC 5 hi-grade stainless bearings to minimise friction to a minimum all the while offering a good level of longevity. Our "545" disc hubs come as stock with either 12mm or 15mm thru axles at the front and 12mm at the rear. We also have a conversion available separately for standard quick release skewers allowing complete compatibility with any disc brake bike. Shimano/SRAM and Campagnolo compatibility is then offered ensuring that any bike set up is catered for before a 5 pawl, 46 tooth freehub affords rapid, efficient drive engagement.


Efficient build, created for disc brakes

Stiffness and strength is integrated in to the wheelset with bladed steel spokes, hand laced and trued. Both front and rear wheels utilise 24 spokes built in a 2-cross pattern. This pattern ensures maximum wheel stiffness and efficiency even during all out sprints or hard uphill efforts but also copes admirably with the extra forces generated on the hubs and spokes by the improved braking performance of disc brakes.

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