PI ROPE wheelset 28" Road FADE Center Lock Beast RX40 | Golden Shine
A light road wheelset with textile spokes, can that work? So far, there have been many approaches from well-known manufacturers, but all of them have produced unsatisfactory results. The young and extremely innovative think tank PI ROPE from Chemnitz, Saxony, has made the impossible possible in cooperation with the Technical University of Chemnitz. The result is a textile spoke made of braided Vectran synthetic fibers.
The material is extremely robust, resistant to aging and weathering, and has better mechanical properties than its steel counterpart. The tensile strength and damping is many times higher, but the weight of the fibers is five times lower. These are optimal prerequisites for a very light, but nevertheless hard-wearing wheel, as the rotating masses are minimized in the important outer areas and the flexibility of the Vectran textile spokes prevents permanent plastic deformation at high peak loads.
Rims from Beast Components are the ideal basis for this extraordinary wheelset. The small manufactory from Dresden has dedicated itself entirely to the material carbon and manufactures with it at the highest level. This guarantees stability and durability.
The RX40 rims installed here are trimmed mercilessly for aerodynamics. The profile was developed together with the CFD experts (Computational Fluid Dynamics) from iXent in Munich and plows through the wind with almost no resistance. At the same time they are stiff and light. Every step you take is mercilessly converted into propulsion and the steering precision makes every brisk serpentine ride a pleasure.
In addition, the large inner width gives the tire perfect support, preventing it from buckling in fast corners and generating extra driving stability.
The high-quality workmanship and the well thought-out choice of materials forgive you for a driving mistake and let the rims look like new even after many kilometers.
In cooperation with the well-known impeller and component manufacturer NEWMEN, hubs were specially developed that can accommodate the special ends of the PI ROPE spokes. In the current FADE hubs with pawl freewheel, as in the predecessor, long-lasting bearings are pressed in stress-free and precisely, so that the often tedious adjustment of the axial bearing play is completely eliminated. Thanks to the slim shape in the middle part, the hub saves weight and is also more aerodynamic.
The makers of PI ROPE have confidence in their products and grant a 3-year guarantee on all material and manufacturing defects as well as a 2-year crash replacement.
intended use : Road
Wheel size: 28" (ETRTO: 622 x 21 mm)
Rim Type: Clincher (clincher and folding)
Brake type: only for disc brake
Brake disc mount: Center Lock
Material hub: aluminum, steel
Material rim: carbon
Material spoke: Vectran synthetic fiber
Inner width: 21 mm
External width: 27mm
Rim Height: 40mm
Number of holes: 24 holes (per rim)
Spokes: 48x Pi ROPE Vectran PI Protect textile spokes / straight pull
Lacing pattern: 3-crossed
axle type front: 12x100 mm thru axle
axle type rear: 12x142 mm thru axle
Front bearing : 2x industrial deep groove ball bearings
bearing : 4x industrial deep groove ball bearings
Freewheel Compatibility: 11-, 12-speed Shimano Road, 12-speed SRAM XDR, 13-speed Campagnolo N3W
Freewheel type: 3 pawls, 36 detents
recommended tire width: 25 - 28 mm
max. air pressure: 7.0 bar (at 25 mm), 6.2 bar (at 28 mm)
tubeless capable: yes
maximum system weight: not specified (driver, bike, clothing and possibly luggage)
Valve hole: Presta valve (SV)
Color rims: UD satin black, gray decals
Color spokes: gold (natural)
Color hubs: black
Weight according to the manufacturer: 1300g
Scope of delivery:
1x front wheel
1x rear wheel
1x spare spoke
1x tube of care oil for textile spokes