ULTIMATE-ROAD™ X60

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Description

2016 BladeX ULTIMATE ROAD X60 Road Racing Carbon Wheelset

Aero, Light, All-Around

OVERVIEW

x60-rim-shape

SPECS
Rim
Size: 700C
Type: Clincher and Tubular Available
Weight: Clincher: 535±15g; Tubular: 445±10g 
Material: Torayca® T800S
Ceramic Braking Surface: Yes
ERD: 525mm
Depth: 60mm
Max Width: 27mm
Brake Track Width: 25.0mm
Internal Width: 17.5mm
Nipple Hole Type: External
Allowed Tire Size: 21mm-35mm
Recommended Tire Size: 23mm or 25mm
Max Tire Pressure: 120psi
Spoke
Model: Sapim CX-Ray
Type: Bladed/Straight Pull
Color: Black
Count: Front:20, RND: 12, RD: 12
Lacing: Front Radial, RND 2X, RD 3X
Nipple Type: External
Wheelset
Compatibility: Campagnolo 9/10/11 Speed or Shimano 9/10/11 Speed
Max Rider Weight: 120kgs
Skewers
Color: Black
Material: Titanium
Weight:  46g
Toray® T800 CARBON FIBER
Stiffer but Lighter

Needless to say, carbon fiber material is the first and most important thing for a carbon wheel, it determines the strength and stiffness of a carbon wheel. In other words, if we want to make a high performance wheel, we have to choose the right carbon fiber.

There are several manufacturers supplying carbon fiber but as we all know in the cycling industry, Toray is considered the best. Toray’s carbon fiber are used in the tail of the Boeing 777 and the fuselage of the Boeing 787, as well as various types of high end sporting goods further adding to the testament of their strength and popularity across disciplines. We also choose Toray as our exclusive supplier.

The chart below consists of data from Toray. Basically, higher Tensile Strength makes a wheel stiffer and higher Tensile Modulus makes a wheel stronger (not easy to break).

As you can see from the chart, T800 Tensile Modulus is 36% higher than T700. When carbon fiber is layered in different directions, a T800 wheel will be at least 36% stronger than an identically layered T700.

Additionally, T800 is 10% stiffer than T700 thus providing an increase in power transfer you can feel.

By using T800 material, we are able to achieve higher durability by applying the same amount of material. This allows us to reduce 2 layers of carbon fiber in certain low key areas to provide further weight reduction all while not effecting the overall integrity of the wheel. This leads to our ability to create a wheel that is stiffer but lighter.

X-RIM DESIGN
X-Balance Design: Smooth transition between major parts

In X-Balance Design technology, each joint inside the rim is perfectly handled and doubled reinforced. The force from the tire, braking, and spokes are spread throughout the whole rim. X-Balance design is the base foundation to our rim durability.

X-Layup: Brake track & Spoke Hole
50C-23mm2 18 16
In order to increase the durability of the wheel, we add extra layers of carbon fibers to certain major sections of the rim.

35+4 Layer Spoke Hole Wall

Spoke holes account for most of the weight. By using as many as 39 layers on the spoke hole wall, the rims take on an extremely stiff and durable form. Our strict testing standards require every spoke hole on the X Series Rim take 300kgf strength without cracking.

Extra 4 Layers on the Brake Track

4 extra layers of carbon material are added to the brake track to further increase durability and safety while hardly effecting overall wheel weight.

X-CERAMIC BRAKE SYSTEM
With X-Ceramic Brake System, You Don’t Need Alloy To Have Excellent Braking.

We have been constantly testing and improving the performance of our braking surface. The Basalt Fiber material used in our Pro wheels line proved to work much better than the original carbon fiber. Now we have found an even better solution by applying Ceramic Fiber on the brake track. The Ceramic Fiber maintains much better heat resistance than Basalt Fiber.

Most importantly, Ceramic Fiber’s heat radiance is much better than the carbon fiber and Basalt Fiber thus putting an end to Carbon Clincher braking issue.

X-CERAMIC BEARING HUBS
The Benefits of Using Ceramic Bearings
It’s simple to understand that smooth rolling can make your power more efficient, allow you to go faster, and the smooth braking can lead to better overall control. We make our wheels roll and brake smoothly by applying special proprietary material into the wheel’s design. In short, our wheels roll and brake smoother as a result.

X-CERAMIC TECHNOLOGY

A bicycle’s speed is most determined by the performance of its revolving components. Wheels are a primary component of a bicycle, thus making an upgrade to ceramic bearings a worthwhile investment. There are 2 main features of using Ceramic Bearings:

1. Ceramic Balls are closer to perfect round: A steel ball in Grade G25 is meant to be a high quality ball in this material. If measured by size, its precision is 25/1,000,000 inch.

Nevertheless, a ceramic ball can be made to be in Grade G5. Its precision is much higher than the best steel ball. That’s why we say Ceramic Ball is closer to perfect round.

2. Ceramic Balls are stiffer: Stiffness is very important to a ball used in a bike, it’s also called “Modulus of Elasticity”. A steel ball’s Modulus of Elasticity is around 30,000,000Pounds/Inch, while a ceramic ball’s is 47,000,000Pounds/Inch.

These features make ceramic bearings an ideal upgrade that roll smoother and provide longer durability with easy maintenance.

Also by upgrading to ceramic bearing, there are many other benefits over their steel counterparts:

Features Benefits
Higher hardness of rolling element
- Better wearability - Greater durability - Longer service life
Lower gravity
- Lightweighting the system - Lower centrifugal force during rotation, consequently less bearing wear and heat generation and bearings can run at higher speed
Higher stiffness
- Increase the rigidity of system - Less sphere deformation under load and this will transfer energy better
Higher precision and better surface finish of ceramic balls
- Less friction between ceramic balls and races - Less wear
Self-lubrication
- Less maintenance or maintenance free - Races will not block due to rusty
Magnetism free
- Less magnetic contaminations to be magnetized into the raceway that can affect smooth rotation and destroy the raceway
Electrical isolation
- No galvanically stimulated corrosion - Can be used in applcation that requires electrical isolation
Carbon Hub Shell
In order to decrease the overall wheel weight even further, carbon fiber is used in the central part of the hub. Carbon fiber also allow an increase in the strength of the shell.
Extremely Lightweight
With all the added benefits of our upgraded hubs, weights are only 88 Grams for front and 207 Grams for rear.
WORLD CLASS SPOKE
Sapim® CX-Ray Straight Pull

CX-Ray is best aero spokes in the world, in a weight as light as a titanium spoke, it still receive the best result in fatigue testing.

The article below from Sapim® describe the features of this spoke very well:

Its unique strength and flexibility make the CX-Ray suitable for most bicycle disciplines. The middle section of the spoke is drawn then pressed in a special mold to form its specific profile. CX-Ray spokes are used by top bike racers and triathletes around the world. Even downhillers use them, recognizing their strength and flexibility. Special alloy treatment and sophisticated production make this all possible. The CX-Ray fits is all standard hub holes.

Ref.: http://sapim.be/spokes/aero/cx-ray

Sapim® Self-lock nipples

The newly patented Secure Lock nipple of Sapim is a locking mechanism that prevents nipples from untightening.

Highly precise and accurate machines have specifically been developed to produce this type of locking system. They ensure stable and well defined deformation on the thread.

Ref: <http://sapim.be/nipples/aluminium/secure-lock-nipples>

6 reviews for ULTIMATE-ROAD™ X60

  1. Regina

    Hello ,

    i am looking in the Ultimate line of your tubular rims/ wheelsets.

    I was wondering, is it full Toracaya T800 carbon weave?

    I’ve seen some asian rims are used in “rebranded” versions, but it seems they are specified lighter.

    How come the 60mm/ 25mm (brake track)/ 27mm (aero width) version is not even lower in weight?

    Would it be possible?

    Regards
    Regina

    • admin

      Hello Regina,

      Thanks for your inquiry. Yes, it is full Toracaya T800 and Ceramic Braking Surface. We can make lighter rims, but the strength will not as good as the original version, please note it. We will recommend you buy the original version. Because if someone want to reduce the weight of rims, the method is to reduce the material.

      If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me.thanks!

      Regards!
      Bella

      • Regina

        Hello People at Bladex!

        May i ask, is it even possible to order a lower weight version of your rims?

        The 60mm Ultimate version in tubular?

        I see it’s 480 grams, how much lower could you really go?

        Also wonder if you could could imagine building a one off set with any other hubset than what you normally do?

        I would like to ask this as i am certain of light weight is better.

        I now use a 26mm wide, 38mm high rim weight is 290 grams.

        I also would like to use a rear hub that increase siffness and is lighter than those you have.

        Is it even possible?

        Let me know are you nice.

        Kind regards

        Regina

        • admin

          Hello Regina,

          Thanks for contacting us, for 60mm Tubular Ultimate rims, the best weight we can do is 445 grams, to ensure the stifness of the rims, we don’t recommend any lower weight.

          We now can offer other high end hubs as DT Swiss 240S, DT Swiss 180 and Chrisking R45, or you can tell me you favourite ones. According to our experience, the lightest quality hubs are DT Swiss 180, which are 100 grams for front and 180 grams for rear.


          Best Regard
          Bella

  2. Robert

    Hello BladeX,

    I’m about to decide on a set of X60 wheels, but can’t find the hubs brand that you use. Do you offer different brands of hubs and if so, where can i choose them?

    kind regards,
    Robert

    • admin

      Hi,

      The hubs are our custom ceramic hubs from Powerway and DT swiss.

      Regards
      Bella

      • Robert

        I can choose between either black or white spokes, is it also possible to have 2 white spokes in each wheel; 1 on each side of the valve hole?.

        Thanks and best regards,
        Robert

        • admin

          Hi Robert,

          2 white spokes besides valve hole is OK, we have done this before, you just need to leava message when you place the order, we will make it for you.

          Regards!
          Bella

  3. Jesper Gregersen

    is posible to buy only rims??

    • admin

      Hi Jesper,

      Thank you for your visiting our store, Sure, we can make the rims for you.

      If you have any question, please flee free to comtact me.Thanks.

      Best regards!
      Bella

  4. Stefan

    I’m using SRAM red, can I use your wheels?

    • admin

      Hi Stefan,

      Thanks for your inquiry, Yes, our wheels can compatible with Sram red.

      If you have any further question,please feel free to contact me .

      Regards!
      Bella.

  5. Rick Margiotta

    Hi can hvae this wheel set in 38mm front wheel and 60mm rear wheel?

    • admin

      Hi Rick,

      Thanks for contacting us, usually we do 38mm front and 50mm rear, but it’s also OK to make 38/60mm for you.

      Regards!
      Bella

  6. javier bocanegra

    Hi , I want to order a set of 60mm wheel with Ultimate Hub . Can i get these rims in glossy finish from you.
    And, the hubs pictured on the rims in picture are the
    ones coming with the rims.

    • admin

      Hi,

      Sorry for the late reply. Yes, we can build the rim in glossy surface.

      Looking forward to your reply.

      Best Regards!
      Bella

      • javier bocanegra

        Hi, Bella. I just placed an order for the wheelset.
        I will be excitedly waiting for them.
        I know you will do an excellent job!!!! Thanks

        • admin

          Hi,

          Thanks for your order, we have saw your payment, we will start your order soon.

          Best Regards!
          Bella

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