Quite possibly the best riding aluminum road wheel on the planet!
The I25 utilizes a 23.2mm wide rim extrusion instead of the traditional 19-19.5mm industry standard. This offers a huge leap in lateral stiffness and strength. Even more important though, is the added sidewall support this rim provides. It allows the use of 10-15 psi lower tire pressures which provides exceptional, tubular-like ride quality and improved cornering grip as well. Add the ability of going Tubeless and you've got the best rim characteristics available. As a bonus the wider rim improves aerodynamics, by allowing a smoother transition for airflow from tire to rim - when coupled with the industry standard 23 and 25c tires.
New for this year is the 24 hole 2/1 lacing pattern found on all of our Torch rear road wheels. This lacing pattern reduces wheel weight and promotes even spoke tensions, while maintaining excellent durability. Rear wheels feature 16 spokes on the rear drive side flange, paired with 8 opposing spokes. Due to the rear wheel dish caused by the cassette on the rear wheel, this orientation evens out spoke tension. This reduces peak stress loads on the spokes and rim, as well as the fatigue cycle incurred in a traditional 24 spoke wheel - allowing a lower spoke count and lighter weight, without the durability issues and increased rim weights commonly associated with low spoke count wheels.
For 2013 we have also updated the freehub and drive ring assembly. Our road wheels use the same drivering and pawls as the new Torch Moutain hubs, rated to withstand 700 ft/lbs of torque! However, we reduced the pawl count to 3 instead of 6, for lower drag and weight, while still achieving and industry leading (for road hubs) 6 degree engagement. Relocated bearings, and a new freehub seal reduce freehub drag while coasting.
As a final measure, Torch hubs now feature custom Teflon contact seals for the endcaps, which we manufacture in house. They fully seal the hubs from mud and water - tight enough for a muddy CX season, but smooth enough for drag-free road miles.
Rims – 23.2mm outer/19mm inner width, Tubeless ready profile, 445grams
Wheelset: 1430 grams*
Front Wheel: 630 grams*
Rear Wheel: 800grams*
Front Hub: 95 grams - 2 bearings with Teflon seals. 20-hole. Radial lacing.
Rear Hub: 230 grams - 4 bearings with external Teflon seals and silicone freehub seal. 24-hole. 4 cross drive side lacing, Radial lacing on Non-Drive side, 130mm spacing
Driver: Shimano/Sram & Campy. 11-speed compatible - Torch 60point, 6 degree engagement, 3 pawl mechanism
Spokes - Sapim C-Xray
220lb/100kg suggested rider weight limit (for this wheelset only.)
Standard Hub Colors - Red, Silver, or Black
Standard Spoke Colors- Black or Silver
Standard Rim Colors - Black or High Polished SilverClose
Tubular Rim Option available (Black Only) using the Velocity Major Tom Tubular rim laced to our proprietary Torch hubs & Sapim spokes
Custom Hub Colors* - Silver, Blue, Gold, Orange, Pink, Purple, Green and Turquoise
Custom Spoke options* -White spokes*
Nipple options- Black, Red, Silver, Blue, Gold, Green, PInk, Purple, or Orange
Hybrid Ceramic bearings available*
$1150.00 Base Price-
Stock configurations- Black, Red, or Silver hubs with Black or Silver spokes.
+$125 for 1 custom color- Turquoise, Blue, Gold, Orange, Pink, Purple, and Green
+$65 for white spokes.
+$205 for Ceramic BearingsClose