Want all of the performance benefits of our range topping Ardennes “SL” Plus model but with more cost efficiency? Then our Ardennes “LT” Plus 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 wheelset offers all of the performance benefits of our range leading “SL” model but comes in at a more affordable price. 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.
Slick hubs, lightweight and strong
The LT features our standard Sonic Hub with aluminium shells, high grade stainless bearings and oversized axles. These oversized axles, 12mm and 15mm in diameter, front and rear respectively, decrease peak bearing loads that reduce rolling resistance and hugely increase bearing longevity. Our own aero-bladed spokes then link the rims and hubs. These spokes are laced radially up front to give a balanced aesthetic and maximum aero efficiency while traditional J-bend spokes laced in a 2-cross pattern are utilised in the rear for ultimate strength and power transfer. Shimano/SRAM and Campagnolo compatibility is covered while hub maintenance is easy with the use of two 5mm allen keys.
The wheelset weight of the LT is still low, coming in at 1535g for the pair. With finishing items such as our own steel quick release skewers and airtight rim tape for tubeless compatibility the LT Plus is a class leader offering ultimate versatility whatever your riding requirements. Warm summer rides, cold winter training and everything in-between. The LT does it all.