- - CADEX Lifts the Curtains on New Max 40 Wheelset and Race GC Tires

CADEX Lifts the Curtains on New Max 40 Wheelset and Race GC Tires

CADEX has lifted the curtains on its latest tubeless-ready Max 40 wheelset, which tips the scales at a gravity-defying 1249 grams, an impressive feat for even squeezer-brake wheels let alone for a set of disc brake hoops.

As its name implies, the Max 40 features a 40mm rim profile, as well as an all-new hub and redesigned carbon spokes, which CADEX refers to as its “Super Aero Carbon Spokes”, wherein the spokes seamlessly integrated into a thin aero hub flange, resulting in best-in-class stiffness and power transfer.

“With the Max 40 WheelSystem we’ve designed the best all-rounder road wheel CADEX has ever produced,” says Jeff Schneider, Global Head of Product and Marketing for CADEX. “It’s a wheel that is equally at home in crosswinds as on steep mountain climbs. The 40mm rim depth and 22.4mm inner width land the perfect balance for a performance road wheel, adding stability and comfort with class-leading stiffness-to-weight to an ideal aero profile.”

According to CADEX, when tested against the Lightweight Obermayer EVO and Syncros Capital SL, the Max 40 exhibited 28.4% greater front wheel stiffness than the Lightweight Obermayer EVO and 10.3% more stiffness than the Syncros Capital SL, while the rear surpassed the Obermayer by 44.9% and the Capital SL by 20.8%. 

Elsewhere, the Max 40 features an inner rim diameter of 22.4mm, providing a copious amount of surface to accommodate some pretty beefy rubber.

Max 40: 

  • Integrated spoke, hub flange, and aero hub design for optimal weight savings, better power transfer, and improved aerodynamics.
  • CADEX hookless rim technology with optimized carbon layup improves durability and tire performance at a lightweight.
  • High-tensile-strength integrated CADEX Super Aero spokes with invisible nipples and independent spoke tension adjustment.
  • Dynamic Balanced Lacing technology sets spokes at a wider bracing angle to stabilize spoke tension levels under pedaling force.
  • 48-tooth ratchet engagement in the CADEX R3-C48 Aero Hub offers more immediate power transfer.
  • CADEX Ratchet Wave Spring ensures the outer and inner ratchet rings engage with consistent and even force for smoother action and better rolling efficiency.
  • Broad 22.4mm inner rim width creates a rounder tire profile and increased tire contact patch for better sidewall support, improved handling, and less rider fatigue.
  • 40mm rim profile delivers exceptional stability and aero benefits for all-day efforts.
  • In-mold carbon surface graphic technology blends CADEX logos into the carbon rim surface without the need for etching or decals.

Speaking of rubber, CADEX has launched a new 700×28 tire called the Race GC that’s designed to work alongside the Max 40, featuring a 240 TPI carcass combined with the brand’s Race Shield puncture protection technology that weighs in at a svelte 279 grams.

“The new CADEX Race GC is a lightweight tubeless performance tire that balances a smooth ride and cornering in equal measure. Its 240 TPI Supple Race Casing combines increased rolling efficiency, with proven Race Shield puncture protection and weighs in at just 279 grams. CADEX’s proven RR-S compound and micro-profile shoulder provide reliable grip across varied conditions,” says CADEX.

Race GC Tire:

  • All-new 240 TPI Supple Race Casing combines a nimble ride feel with increased rolling efficiency at just 279 grams.
  • Silica-based RR-S Compound for decreased rolling resistance and reliable grip in the corners.
  • Round tire profile with shallower sidewalls and protruded shoulders provides enhanced stability for cornering.
  • Slick center tread and micro-profile shoulders provide a perfect blend of speed and grip in varied conditions.
  • Race Shield puncture protection features an ultralight and cut-resistant Kevlar material for long-haul durability.

CADEX says pricing for the Max 40 wheelset and Race GC tire is set to be announced. 




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