The workforce at ISON Distribution had been at CORE Bike earlier this week, exhibiting off the most recent carbon hoops to emerge from UK model, Halo Wheels. Their roots lie very a lot within the filth, however current years have seen Halo department out to Highway and Gravel disciplines. We acquired the low-down on the brand new Halo Carbaura XCD35 Carbon, a gravel-dedicated wheelset weighing a claimed 1765g. Additionally on present had been their new 21mm inner width deep-section carbon rims for highway. Right here’s what we all know up to now.
Halo Carbaura XCD35 Carbon Gravel Wheels
That is the primary carbon wheelset we’ve seen from Halo that’s devoted to gravel driving. It borrows expertise from the Carbaura Highway line, adapting it for a 26mm inner rim width in a position to accommodate a 50c tire (28c minimal), or perhaps a 2.2″ mountain bike tire. Because the identify would counsel, rim depth is available in at 35mm, with an exterior width of 30mm.
The 700c Carbaura Carbon Gravel Wheels are shipped pre-taped, prepared for a fast tubeless setup, although their hooked rim design permits using an innertube ought to it’s good to use one in an emergency. The rim will get a regular symmetrical profile, versus the uneven rim mattress you’ll see on Halo’s gravity-oriented wheelsets that must be a good bit harder.
The edges are laced to Halo’s 120 POE GXC hubset that was developed 2-3 years in the past for the Vapour GXC Tour aluminium gravel wheelset. There are 32 double-butted J-bend spokes within the rear wheel and 28 within the entrance, ubiquitously obtainable and thus straightforward to supply ought to it’s good to substitute one.
The hubs are heart lock solely, designed to run a regular 12mm thru-axle. Shimano HG and SRAM XDR freehub our bodies can be found. The 1765g claimed weight pertains to the Carbaura XCD35 Carbon wheels with a metal Shimano HG freehub physique. The SRAM XDR model is alleged to be round 25g lighter.
The Halo Carbaura XCD35 Carbon wheelset will retail at £950. The utmost system weight is 110kg.
Halo’s new 21mm broad deep-section Carbaura Carbon Rims
Russel Downing, former Workforce Sky rider, has been serving to Halo develop the brand new line of deep-section Carbaura Carbon rims for highway biking. Essentially the most notable replace to those is the rise in inner rim width from 19mm to 21mm, permitting riders to run as much as a 32c tire. The exterior width grows to 28mm. These adjustments are consistent with the larger tire clearances we’re seeing on fashionable highway bike frames.
There are three rim-depth choices; 35mm, 50mm and 80mm, tailored for normal highway driving, highway racing, and time trial or triathlon racing, resepctively. Sixteen stainless, butted, bladed spokes on the drive aspect and simply eight spokes on the non-drive aspect helps to maintain weight down; weight for the 35mm choice is a claimed 1500g.
On the centre of those hoops is Halo’s CL RD2 hubset, the rear of which contains their Supadrive expertise boasting 120 POE for near-instant engagement.
Retail pricing for full wheelsets is as follows:
- 35mm Deep – £999.99
- 50mm Deep – £1049.99
- 80mm Deep – £1099.99
Shimano HG, SRAM X-R and Campagnolo freehub our bodies might be obtainable.