Vittoria has launched a new tubeless ready version of their Elusion wheelset, this time in carbon that’s aimed squarely at the gravel, roadplus and cyclocross segments.
Available in both rim and disc brakes versions in depths of 30mm and 42mm, the Elusion features an improved braking surface for the squeezer brake model, along with wider internal and external widths (24mm/17mm), steel straight-pull spokes with brass nipples for improved strength and center lock mounts with 12mm thru-axles for the disc brake version. In addition, the new wheelset is compatible with Shimano and Campagnolo groupsets ranging from 10 to 12 speed.
“The Elusion is a direct evolution of the Vittoria Elusion alloy wheelset, the Elusion Carbon is designed to be a durable tubeless-ready all-rounder for decent handling, better comfort and low rolling resistance when paired with tubeless tyres. The rims are specifically designed for tubeless tires and to perform at lower pressure with minimal risk of roll-off, which also makes mounting tires easier.”
According to Vittoria, the disc brake versions weigh in at 1,656g (30mm) and 1,736g (42mm), while the rim versions tip the scales at 1550g and 1606g respectively.
There’s currently no word on pricing for the US market.
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The Elusion Carbon is your win-win Road, CX and Gravel wheel set solution. Offering supreme riding performances and light weight construction, this wheel set delivers stiffness and ensures a dynamic, responsive ride.
As a direct evolution of the Vittoria Elusion alloy wheelset, Elusion Carbon is Vittoria proposal for a carbon wheelset compatible for tubeless-ready setup aimed to deliver superior handling, greater comfort and improved rolling resistance.
Perfect tubeless-ready set up is endured by the specific design of the rim. Even at lower pressures, tires are held in position and roll-off risk is reduced. Such specific rim design, also makes installing and inflating tubeless tires much easier.
The brake track of the wheels has been upgraded with carbon in order to improve braking performance and wear resistance. Elusion Carbon feature modern rims with internal width of 17mm and external width of 24mm – with a tolerance of 0.5mm. Such a structure, easily allows for 25 or 28 mm tires set up and provides more stability and stiffness to the wheel.
The Elusion Carbon is available in the standard 30mm rim-height version and in the aerodynamic 42mm rim-height version to meet the needs of climbers and sprinters respectively. Concerning the spokes, this wheelset uses strong straight pull steel spokes with brass nipples – 16 spokes in the front wheel and 21 in the rear wheel. All the components of the wheels have been designed to keep the overall wheel weight down: 1550g (30mm) and 1606g (42mm).
The cassette body is suitable for 10, 11 and 12-speed. The hubs use cartridge bearings for quick and easy replacement.
The Elusion Carbon is available in disc brake version: with center lock disc mounts, the Elusion Carbon Disc is also available in the standard 30mm rim-height version and in the aerodynamic 42mm rim-height version. It also mounts a tubeless-ready rim with internal width of 17mm and external width of 24mm – with a tolerance of 0.5mm – delivering reactive handling and acceleration. Concerning the spokes, this wheelset uses strong straight pull steel spokes with brass nipples – 24 spokes in the front wheel and 24 in the rear wheel. The Elusion Carbon Disc weight is 1656g (30mm) and 1736g (42mm).
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