The new RS 3/5 wheels feature staggered rims. The depth of the front and rear wheel are different, we Identified where improvement can be made to the overall shape of the rim to enhance the efficiency when yaw angles open up. The slight increase to the depth of the front and rear rim from 35/45mm to 38/50mm has yielded a reduction in overall drag, while having a 27mm front and a 28mm rear rim increases stability and performance of the tires.
Singular Moulding, our rim is made by using one piece construction. No partitions, no seams. This maximizing structural integrity.The RS 3/5 also features an asymmetrical profile which allows for equalized spoke tension and creates a stronger wheel that stays true. Furthermore, angled spoke holes at 7 degrees allows the nipple to pull straight in line with the spoke for reduced stress. This results in fewer broken spokes and nipples.
As always, all our Realspeed wheels are hand built in Canada with precision and great attention to detail. We use Belgian CX Ray spokes and nipples, along with your choice of Realspeed Japanese bearing hubs, or DT Swiss 240s hubs. All our wheels are built and quality control tested to the highest standards, ensuring that you are getting the perfect set of wheels that will provide many seasons of reliability and performance.
The amount of effort we placed on improving aerodynamic efficiency we equaled to improve braking performance. For the new 3/5 and 5/6 Wheelsets, we chose to build the rims using prepreg carbon fiber, which is carbon that already has a high TG resin impregnated into the material. This allows for more precision when shaping the rim, reducing the amount of material and resin being applied to reduce weight and heat retention. Our New VOLCAN braking surface uses a Basalt finishing treatment, which is a naturally fire-resistant hard and dense volcanic rock to minimize heat buildup and improve overall stopping performance.The result is a rim that is provides a high rate of heat dissipation under heavy braking loads, maximizing the performance of the wheel.