Cole Wheels are to arrive on UK shores for the first time through Evans Cycles.
Cole Wheels, official wheel sponsor for Vacansoleil Pro Cycling last year, manufacture road, TT/tri, cyclo-cross and mountain bike wheels, which will be available exclusively through Evans’ nationwide network of 43 stores and online/mailorder facilities from early June.
The road range includes the C24 Lite (£274.99, 1650g per pair, Campag freehub option), the workhorse of the collection, and the all-new C38 Lite (£999.99, 1670g per pair, Campag freehub option), with a full-carbon 38mm clincher rim.
The T38 Lite (£799.99, 1360g per pair), a 38mm full-carbon tubular wheelset, is popular with Cole’s professional cyclocross racers in Belgium, while the T85 Lite (£1099.99, 1747g per pair), the deepest wheel in the range, is built for time trialling, with an 85mm full high-modulus carbon fibre tubular rim.
The US-based company, established in 2004, have developed an innovative approach to the design and construction of its hubs and rims, centring largely around their patent-pending DSA system (Dynamic Spoke Alignment) – a spoke lacing system, resulting in improved wheel stiffness, strength and durability, as well as spoke life and without the burden of a hefty weight penalty.
The DSA system consists of double-threaded, self-aligning, straight-pull spokes (instead of using traditional spokes with a J-bend at the hub) that thread into a small alloy cylinder, which is captured in the hub. The cylinder is free to rotate, allowing the spoke to self-align with a standard nipple at the rim hole, its natural position.
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