The staff at ISON Distribution have been at CORE Bike earlier this week, displaying off the most recent carbon hoops to emerge from UK model, Halo Wheels. Their roots lie very a lot within the filth, however latest years have seen Halo department out to Road and Gravel disciplines. We acquired the low-down on the brand new Halo Carbaura XCD35 Carbon, a gravel-dedicated wheelset weighing a claimed 1765g. Also on present have been their new 21mm inner width deep-section carbon rims for street. Here’s what we all know up to now.
Halo Carbaura XCD35 Carbon Gravel Wheels
This is the primary carbon wheelset we’ve seen from Halo that’s devoted to gravel driving. It borrows expertise from the Carbaura Road line, adapting it for a 26mm inner rim width capable of accommodate a 50c tire (28c minimal), or perhaps a 2.2″ mountain bike tire. As the title would recommend, rim depth is available in at 35mm, with an exterior width of 30mm.
The 700c Carbaura Carbon Gravel Wheels are shipped pre-taped, prepared for a fast tubeless setup, although their hooked rim design permits the usage of an innertube ought to you could use one in an emergency. The rim will get a typical symmetrical profile, versus the uneven rim mattress you’ll see on Halo’s gravity-oriented wheelsets that should be a good bit more durable.
The rims are laced to Halo’s 120 POE GXC hubset that was developed 2-3 years in the past for the Vapour GXC Tour aluminium gravel wheelset. There are 32 double-butted J-bend spokes within the rear wheel and 28 within the entrance, ubiquitously accessible and thus straightforward to supply ought to you could change one.
The hubs are heart lock solely, designed to run a typical 12mm thru-axle. Shimano HG and SRAM XDR freehub our bodies can be found. The 1765g claimed weight pertains to the Carbaura XCD35 Carbon wheels with a metal Shimano HG freehub physique. The SRAM XDR model is claimed to be round 25g lighter.
The Halo Carbaura XCD35 Carbon wheelset will retail at £950. The most system weight is 110kg.
Halo’s new 21mm vast deep-section Carbaura Carbon Rims
Russel Downing, former Team Sky rider, has been serving to Halo develop the brand new line of deep-section Carbaura Carbon rims for street biking. The most notable replace to those is the rise in inner rim width from 19mm to 21mm, permitting riders to run as much as a 32c tire. The exterior width grows to 28mm. These modifications are in step with the larger tire clearances we’re seeing on fashionable street bike frames.
There are three rim-depth choices; 35mm, 50mm and 80mm, tailored for normal street driving, street racing, and time trial or triathlon racing, resepctively. Sixteen stainless, butted, bladed spokes on the drive aspect and simply eight spokes on the non-drive aspect helps to maintain weight down; weight for the 35mm choice is a claimed 1500g.
At the centre of those hoops is Halo’s CL RD2 hubset, the rear of which includes their Supadrive expertise boasting 120 POE for near-instant engagement.
Retail pricing for full wheelsets is as follows:
- 35mm Deep – £999.99
- 50mm Deep – £1049.99
- 80mm Deep – £1099.99
Shimano HG, SRAM X-R and Campagnolo freehub our bodies shall be accessible.