With disc brakes now well and truly ensconced within the world of road bikes we naturally offer a wide selection of our wheels in a disc brake option. Our Ardennes disc brake range takes our industry leading, wide "Plus" rims and couples these with the increased performance of a disc brake to offer the fastest combination across any course or route. The Ardennes Plus 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” Plus Disc Brake model but with more cost efficiency? Then our Ardennes “LT” Plus Disc Brake model could be just the wheelset for you. Featuring our industry leading Ardennes “Plus” rim this wheelset is just as at home in the mountains as it is across bumpy UK roads. Brilliant for long training miles, romping up alpine ascents or powering through rolling race courses the “LT” is ready for any riding application you dare to throw its way.
Top of the range, wide rim performance
Our Ardennes Plus 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 ground breaking aluminium “Plus” rim. This rim, optimized for clincher tyres is a whopping 25mm wide. This increased width allows the clincher 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. The improved tyre cross sectional profile then creates more internal tyre volume resulting in a supremely smooth ride.
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 "Plus" format with the alloy material of this rim being anodised to give a seamless all black, "en vogue", sultry aesthetic.
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 straight pull Sapim CX-Ray 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.
The package is completed with our valve extenders and tubeless compatible, airtight rim tape.