Introduction to the Ardennes Track
Our Ardennes Plus Track wheels offer great all round performance within a more budget minded cost. For racing or training alike the Ardennes Track wheels are strong, responsive and ultimately reliable. They are available in two guises, the first being for clincher tyres and is based around our 25mm wide “Plus” rim format. This rim format, with an internal tyre bed measurement of 21mm, spreads the clincher tyre base which, in turn, alters the tyre-to-track contact area, vastly reducing rolling resistance. The second option is for tubular tyres. This option is for the traditionalists out there who love nothing more than the lively supple feel of a tubular tyre on the boards. This tubular version is based around our 23mm wide tubular Ardennes rim.
Both rims, clincher and tubular alike have an all black, anodised finish for a stealthy aesthetic with which to complete your track steed. Please note that this surface isn’t suitable for any type of rim braking.
The rims then spin around our own Sonic High Flange hub set which is specifically designed for track applications. This hub-set features ABEC 5 hi-grade stainless bearings to minimise friction to a minimum all the while offering a good level of longevity. Our “Sonic” high flange hubs come with 120mm spacing for compatibility with specialist track framesets. Of final note, our track hubs are then compatible with threaded track cogs of Shimano 1.29” x 24 specification.
Efficient track specific build
Stiffness and strength is integrated in to the wheelset with aero bladed spokes, hand laced and trued. Both front and rear wheels utilise 24 spokes built in a 2-cross pattern. This pattern, coupled with the high flanges on our “Sonic” track hubs ensures maximum wheel stiffness and efficiency even during all out track sprints under the most powerful riders.