SDM™ 5X6

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Description

BLADEX™ SDM 5X6 HANDCRAFTED WHEELSET

You’ll notice the expert balance between stability, stiffness, and aerodynamics when you take this all-terrain wheelset across town, down a rugged outdoor trail, or anywhere in between.

WHY BLADEX

BladeX lets you get a High Performance full carbon wheelset at an affordable price, as the below chart shows, BladeX is Faster, Lighter and much Less Expensive.

PERFORMANCE

Flat
Climbing
Rolling
Race
TT/Triathlon
CycloCross
Recreation

DETAILED SPECS

Front Rim

SDM 5 Carbon Rim Shape

Rear Rim

SDM 6 Carbon Rim Shape
RIM CLINCHER TUBULAR
Material: Carbon Fiber Carbon Fiber
Weight: 520g/580g 440g/500g
Depth: 50mm/60mm 50mm/60mm
Max Width: 27mm/27mm 27mm/27mm
Brake Track Width: 25mm/25mm 25mm/25mm
Internal Rim Width: 17.5mm/17.5mm
N/A
Brake Track: SDM Heat Resistance Brake System
SDM Heat Resistance Brake System
HUB FRONT REAR
Model: BiteX Ceramic BiteX Ceramic
Weight: 76g 217g
Center to L/R Flange: 33.35mm / 33.35mm 37.75mm / 16.75mm
Flange Diameter L/R: 38.0mm / 38.0mm 47.1mm / 58.0mm
Bearings: 2 TPI Ceramic Bearings 4 TPI Ceramic Bearings
SPOKE FRONT REAR
Type: Aero Bladed
Aero Bladed
Width: 2.3mm 2.3mm
Thickness: 1.5mm 1.5mm
Count: 20 24
Pattern: Radial Drive Side 3X; None-drive Side: 2x
Nipple Used: Sapim™ Secure-lock Sapim™ Secure-lock

TECHNOLOGY

SDM RIM TECH

To make strong, durable rims, we add extra layers of carbon to some of the most important parts of your wheelset.

SDM BRAKE TECH

We apply an extra layer of basalt fiber to every SDM Braking surface, which gives you noticeably better braking performance and extraordinary durability.

Strong Durable Hub

SDM HUB TECH

We’ve built an over-class hubset into our SDM designs. The BiteX Ceramic hubset is designed to have extra-strong wheel geometry, durability and smoothness…

SDM SPOKE

It might seem like an obvious fact for any road bike, but we’ve seen again and again that thicker spokes make for a stronger and more durable wheel.

Reviews

  1. Gabor S. (verified owner)

    I purchased a full-carbon, tubular, rim brake wheelset, I had terrific rides with them in the Dolomites and in hungarian hills, very durable, reliable, swift and nice looking wheelset. Absolutely no technical issues, they came true, they remained true (even on the harsh roads of Budapest city). I am not featherweight (90 kg) but this is not a problem with these wheels. The brake pads that came with the wheels were a bit soft, I used them up very very quickly. I have 50 front and 60 mm rear wheels, and although I can feel stronger crosswinds, it is predictable, and manageable I have not had scary moments yet (well my body-weight is an advantage in this regard). I ordered the wheels with the standard steel bearings and I think it was a good decision, they are very smooth and problem free.

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  2. Gilles (verified owner)

    My pair of Zipp 404 served me well for thousand of kilometres however, they were at the end of their road. A friend that I often ride with has been riding on Bladex for years. So I decided to try a pair with DT Swiss 240 hubs for myself. So glad that I have. I prefer them to my old Zipp rims. Lighter, less hub noise and overall my Bladex wheels are more desirable than Zipp. That they cost far less is just a welcomed bonus. Bladex wheels with white SDM decals look fantastic on my bike in my opinion. My recommendation is that Bladex can be trusted as a top rate supplier of top notch quality carbon rims. Expect perfectly trued rims right out of the box. Expect customer service. Expect to be pleased.

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  3. Joost S.

    Very happy and pleased with my BladeX Wheels!

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  4. c_05516

    Hello. I have two questions.
    (1) Is it possible to make both the front and rear 50 mm of the rim height?
    (2) Can rims be gloss finished?

    • BladeX

      Hi,

      Thanks for contacting us, my answers are as the following:

      1) the wheelset can be with 50mm height rims for both front and rear.

      You can choose your front and rear wheels at: http://i1k.70d.myftpupload.com/custom-your-sdm-handmade-road-bike-wheelset

      2) the wheels can be in glossy finish, you only have to inform us about this after you place the order. We will handle it for you.

      Best regards!
      Jason Xiang
      BladeX Bicycle

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