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Elite Wheels Drive Rim Brake 40V Ultralight 1
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Elite Wheels Drive Rim Brake 40V Ultralight (Shimano Freehub)


The Drive 40V is dedicated to those who want an all-rounder that is more geared towards riding in the hills and mountains. The wheelset features carbon spokes, light and stiff UNI carbon fiber as well as high precision, ceramic bearing hubs. It is also tubeless ready. The Drive 40V wheelset is for those who want professional-level wheels at a consumer friendly price. The ultralight version comes in at only 1255g for the pair.

This is a preorder item. Product will be fulfilled estimated 30 days from the date of purchase.
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A Elitewheels, we design our Drive wheels to match the needs of professional riders. In order to deliver the best performance, we incorporate our own UNI carbon fiber, a specific ratio of T800 and T1000 carbon fiber (*Read more about UNI technology), making rims not only strong, but also exceptionally light and stiff. The U/V-shaped rim profile of the Drive 40V was chosen to make the rim both aero as well as stable in windy conditions.

Drive 40mm rim brake carbon spoke wheelset Drive rims


What separates the Drive 40V from most other wheels is its use of high-modulus carbon spokes. They are 3.3mm wide aero bladed spokes, offering 7% more lateral stiffness as compared to equivalent steel spokes. The carbon spokes are mechanically secured, giving the benefit of being able to be trued and maintained just like regular steel spokes. Anti-loosening technology is also incorporated into the spoke nipples. The threads built into the nipples give them a double-locking effect.

DRIVE 40V wheelset Performance hub


To get the most out of carbon fiber spokes, we specifically designed the hub with high flanges to further increase lateral stiffness and improve handling. Elitewheels manufactures its own high precision hubs with Fanuc CNC machines, which can machine to tolerances of just 0.02mm. This not only allows for lower rolling resistance but also increases bearing longevity.

DRIVE 40V wheelset Ceramic Bearings


The 40V’s front hub uses two 6803 mixed ceramic bearings. The rear hub uses one 6903 and three 6803 mixed ceramic bearings. These large bearings offer better rigidity. The use of mixed ceramic bearings will allow you to have a more efficient bike, saving you precious watts.

DRIVE 40V wheelset Brake surface

The Drive 40V uses a blend of 270 ℃, high-temperature resin, developed by Elitewheels, and Japanese Toray T800 carbon fiber for the brake surface. This heat resistance ensures excellent braking performance even on long, steep descents. The brake track also features laser-etched grooves to clear water away, giving safe, consistent braking in wet conditions.


Series: Drive 40V
Wheel Size: 700c
Tire Compatibility: Clincher/ Tubeless
Rim Depth: 40mm
Inner Width: 19.5mm
Outer Width: 28mm

Front Hub Spacing: QR x 100mm
Rear Hub Spacing: QR x 130mm
Bearing: S&S Ceramic
Brake Compatibility: Rim Brake
Freehub Type: 4 Pawls
Freehub Compatibility: Shimano / SRAM XDR / Campagnolo

Front Spoke Pattern: Radial
Rear Spoke Pattern: 2X/Radial (2:1)
Spoke Count: 18F/21R
Spoke Type: Carbon cs-01
Nipple Type: Alloy Secure Lock

Rim finish: Glossy Marbling Black
Extras: Rim Tape(Installed), Tubeless Valves, Spokes(3), Quick Releases, Brake Pads(2 Sets)
Rider Weight Limit: 275lbs/125kg
Recommended Tyre Sizes: 700 x 25-33C
Certification: UCI Approved
Weight(pair): 1255g±30g


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