The 55 Road Disc is a speed inspired disc brake specific rim that thrives in faster speeds and events. The big brother to the 36 Road Disc, the 55s are a great option for those who live in flat to rolling terrain and are looking for a disc brake specific wheelset. With a massive 22mm internal width, the 55mm pairs perfectly with the growing popularity of running 28mm and larger tires on the road. This helps with handling, comfort, and lowering the rolling resistance for those long days in the saddle.
A 2.5mm nipple offset helps to balance the spoke tension between drive and non-drive spokes, making for a better balanced, and stronger wheel.
Finally, a disc brake specific carbon layup helps to reduce weight while keeping the same strength. Because this is not a repurposed rim brake rim, we don’t have to build up the carbon for a brake track. The result is weight savings with no skimping on the stiffness and durability.
We took a long look at making a wheelset specific to disc brake bikes, not just making them an after-thought.
If you are spending the majority of your time in your big chain ring and above 18mph, then the aero benefit of the 55 Road Disc will be very beneficial. This includes people who ride a lot of group rides, do races or events, or even triathlons. A disc brake dedicated wheelset designed for faster speeds in a shape to improve stiffness and the balance of your wheels.
You realized the benefits of riding disc brakes already, and how you can run wider tires, have better braking, and still ride fast. You want your wheel design to match your riding style. You didn’t just zip-tie disc brakes to your rim brake fork and say you have a disc brake bike! Why would you ride a rim designed for rim brake bikes, laced to a disc brake hub, and call it good enough?
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