Handmade in Austria, the XENTIS 5.8 carbon clincher wheelset is feature rich. Firstly, the wheels employ straight pull Sapim CX-Ray spokes, along with hidden nipples. In addition, the "silver line" incorporates ceramic bearings, a valve sleeve that’s molded into the rim (a rubber washer inside keeps things from rattling 🙂 ) and a magnet that’s molded inside the rim as well.
The rim features a wave pattern just below the brake track. XENTIS claims this design induces what’s referred to as "turbulation" – air coming off the wheel. According to them, this in turn reduces negative pressure behind the wheel – something we all call "drag".
Perhaps the real hallmark feature of the 5.8 clincher, is XENTIS’s patented brake track. During production, a percentage of the top layer of resin in machined off – leaving more of carbon surface exposed. XENTIS claims this results in a brake track that is rougher, and allows for the use of non-carbon specific brake pads, but most importantly better braking.
The wheelset comes with a high quality, double padded wheel bag, along with two valve extenders, a set of titanium quick release skewers, a spacer for 10 speed cassettes, a tool to remove a valve core and rim strips that are already installed.
dimension: 622 x 13C ETRTO (700C) tires: clincher 18-622 to 25-622 max. inflate: 10 bar (18-622)/145 psi in 18-622 9,5 bar (21-622)/ 136 psi in 21-622 9 bar (22-622)/130 psi in 22-622 9 bar (23-622)/130 psi in 23-622 8 bar (25-622)/116 psi in 25-622 weight: 1.496g hub front wheel: XeNTiS XH001-Ceramic hub back wheel: XeNTiS XH001-Ceramic compatibility: Campagnolo 9/10/11-Speed Shimano 9/10/11-Speed SRAM 10-Speed accessory: wheel bag max. weight: 110kg
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