Through all that we have learned from our original RS3/4, and RS3/5 models, we have identified that the most balanced profile is 40mm. Each pairing, whether it be a 35mm front and 45mm rear wheel, or a 35mm front and 50mm rear wheel. Overall, the 40mm profile provided what we believe is the most balanced, and balance is what the new RS40 model is all about. The perfect match of aerodynamics, climbing performance, and all wind conditions performance.
RIM TYPE: Clincher / Tubeless Disc Brake
RIM DEPTH: 40mm
RIM WIDTH: 25mm
INTERNAL RIM WIDTH: 21.5mm
HUB MODEL: Realspeed RSH-246, Center Lock Rotor, 12mm thru axle, 110mm front, 142mm rear
HUB COMPATIBILITY: Shimano / XDR
SPOKES: Sapim CX-Ray Race Spokes
WHEEL SIZE: 700c WHEEL SET WEIGHT: 1480g
PIVOT RIM CONSTRUCTION
The RS40 rims feature Pivot hookless technology. With the use of a mandrel during the manufacturing process, construction accuracy is greatly improved, resulting in a stronger, and lighter rim. The hookless bed of the rim also allows for improved tire performance based on how the tire is attached to the rim. Its shape is more efficient, thus improving rolling performance, but also more aerodynamic, as the tire is more seamless to the transition at the rim
The RS40 features updated graphics, that have reflective properties, improving low light visibility for the rider.
40MM RIM PROFILE
The RS40 features a 40mm depth rim profile. Through rigorous testing in the wind tunnel and on the road, we have discovered that 40mm is the perfect depth to provide a balance between aerodynamics, climbing efficiency, and predictability in an array of wind conditions
EXTRA WIDE 25mm RIM WIDTH
The extra wide 25mm external width and 21.5mm internal width of the RS40 provides a better interface for the tire, resulting in improved tire performance.
Fast, loud and rapid engagement. The all new RSH-246 hubs feature super smooth Japanese stainless steel bearings, and one of the most intoxicating sounds you’ll hear in a rear free hub. Its 6 pawls and 24 tooth ratchet, allows for hyper sensitive and rapid engagement.