Speed shouldn’t be only reserved for those who can afford a set of racing wheels and a set of training wheels. The C590 combines the speed of a deep carbon wheel with the everyday usability of a clincher wheel.
But don’t misunderstand us – there’s no compromises being made here. We’ve paired a 50mm deep front wheel with a 90mm rear so you can slice through the air. We could have gone with an even deeper front wheel but it’s like trying to fly a kite in a thunderstorm; it’s fun for a bit, but it’s probably not going to end well.
We built these wheels with highly regarded Sapim CX-RAY spokes. Known to be strong, stiff and able to reduce road buzz you’ll appreciate the advantages from the moment you throw your leg over the bike to last few metres of your ride. In order to increase stiffness and durability we use a Diametric Spoke Pattern on the rear wheel which pairs two spokes on the drive side with a single spoke on the non-drive side.
The spokes are laced to our low profile Arsenal hubset. This hubset is small in size so there is less drag and less weight. At just a touch over 1700 grams, this certainly isn’t a climbing wheel but it’s light enough that you can keep up your speed on rolling courses. And to keep you rolling fast with little effort, we use our highest quality bearings we like to call TFT. These bearings have noticeably less friction than other bearings, but they are equipped with high quality seals to keep out water.
These wheels can take abuse from Monday to Friday but when it comes to race day, they can also carry you to victory. They are ideal for training and competing in triathlon or time trial races.
|Weight||695 g (f) / 1015 g (r), total: 1710 g|
|Rim Material||Carbon Fibre|
|Rim Width (External)||24 (f) mm / 25 (r) mm|
|Rim Width (Internal)||17.6 (f) mm / 18 (r) mm|
|Rim Height||50 (f) mm / 90 (r) mm|
|Cassette Compatibility||Shimano / SRAM 10-11s or Campagnolo 10-11s|
|Spoke Lacing||Radial (f) and Diametric (r)|
|Spoke Count||20 (f) and 24 (r)|
|Spoke Type||Sapim CX-RAY Straight|
|Bearing Count||2 (f) and 4 (r)|
|Disc Brake Compatible||No|
Road - 100 (f) / 130 (r)
|Included Extras|| Rim tape |
Carbon Specific Brake Pads
Wheel bag (option)
Extra spokes and nipples (option)