ELITE Shadow - R.45 (UCI)
The R.45 wheel set is light, strong and fast and has been designed to be an all round good size for road riding/racing. It is also a popular choice for draft legal triathlon events.
UCI certification is needed for most of the above event categories and both the clincher and tubular versions of the R.45 wheels have been put through the UCI certification process so they can be used in any event category.
The Shadow series wheels feature the stealthy black on black logos.
The next generation "Elite" series TLR carbon race wheels are improved both in performance and looks.
For the ultimate in performance and quality the wheels are fitted standard with quality DT Swiss 240 SP Hubs. The high quality DT Swiss Hub has better rolling performance and improved aerodynamics thanks to hidden spoke termination.
ELITE wheels come in either rim brake or disk brake configuration. If you are racing with rim brakes and ever need to slow down, the high temperature brake track and high performance Swissstop brake pads do this safely for both you and your wheels.
ELITE wheels come with a choice of subtle outline logos or the stealthy looking Shadow logos.
ELITE series carbon clincher race wheels are 26mm wide. The 26mm wheel gives the option of fitting a 23mm, 25mm or 28mm tyre with each size having it's own advantages.
For most applications our recommendation is to go with a 23mm tyre as this size gives the optimal aerodynamic advantage. Additionally, when using this set-up the tyre has a flatter radius when fitted and this gives slightly more road contact for better grip and a much more solid feel on the road without sideways tyre "bulge" movement.
ELITE wheel sets are tubeless tyre compatible and come with optional plugs to cover spoke holes.
NOTE. Some older bike frames have problems fitting wider wheels so please check your frame before proceeding to purchase.
Description & Features
|Rims:||700c 45mm, Clincher or Tubular*. 26 mm wide. (*Tubulars by special order at this time)|
|Brake track:||High temperature brake surface.|
|Hubs:||DT Swiss 240s Straightpull|
|Cassette Body:||Shimano 8.9.10. 11sp. / Campagnolo 9.10.11sp.|
|Spokes:||Sapim CX-ray, black.|
|Nipples:||Sapim Sils (black)|
|Lace:||Standard, radial front, radial rear non-drive side.2X drive side.|
|Weight:||Rear 778g, Front 647g, Total = 1425g +/-20g,|
|Additional parts included:||
1 set of Titanium skewers,
All prices are in Australian dollars.
Shipping costs are displayed during checkout with a guide located in the Shipping & Returns link at the bottom of the page.