Wider is faster and more Aero. Also offers a better ride quality and control for the rider.
3T combine the best of all worlds with the C45 Wide. Light, wide and very aero these wheels feel fast and light and offer the rider the utmost comfort
The Discus C45 WIDE is the fastest wheel at this rim depth; in fact it tests as fast as other 60mm deep rims. So you have the advantages of a shallower rim, like ease of handling in crosswinds, and the speed of a deeper rim. The C45 WIDE achieves this with its unique NoseTail design. By definition rim design is a compromise, because it whatever shape is aerodynamic on the front half doesn’t work so well 180 degrees later when it’s backwards.
The NoseTail shape developed by the legendary Dave Kennedy (an aerodynamics professional for over 50(!) years) and 3T’s Head of Design Gerard Vroomen actually sacrifices some performance on the front half of the wheel in favor of working better on the back half. Not only do the two effects cancel each other out, but the resulting shape also requires less rim depth and better guides the airflow from the rear of the front wheel onto the downtube.
|Rim size||ETRTO 622 x 25c, (28”/700c) 32mm wide, 45mm deep|
|Rim Spec||Tubeless-Ready Clincher, specific angle drilling|
|Rim material||Unidirectional carbon - ultralight layup|
|Spokes||Sapim CX-Ray Straight-pull, stainless steel, black finish, double butted aero, 24 Front/24 Rear|
|Hubs||3T GW Bombproof Hubs, Centerlock type, oversized light alloy hub bodies, spindles & freehub body, adjustable bearings, black satin anodized|
|Nipples||Sapim chrome-plated brass|
|Front Hub spec||Thru-axle 100x12mm|
|Rear Hub spec||Thru-axle 142x12mm|
|Rear Hub compatibility||10/11s Shimano freewheel and SRAM XDR Driver body included (Campagnolo freewheel sold as spare)|
|Wheel weight (+/- 5%)||1640g|