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CORE Bike: Halo adds Carbaura Carbon Gravel Wheels and Wider Deep-Section Road Rims

CORE Bike: Halo adds Carbaura Carbon Gravel Wheels and Wider Deep-Section Road Rims

The team at ISON Distribution were at CORE Bike earlier this week, showing off the latest carbon hoops to emerge from UK brand, Halo Wheels.…

Friday, Mar 25

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The team at ISON Distribution were at CORE Bike earlier this week, showing off the latest carbon hoops to emerge from UK brand, Halo Wheels. Their roots lie very much in the dirt, but recent years have seen Halo branch out to Road and Gravel disciplines. We got the low-down on the new Halo Carbaura XCD35 Carbon, a gravel-dedicated wheelset weighing a claimed 1765g. Also on show were their new 21mm internal width deep-section carbon rims for road. Here’s what we know so far. Halo Carbaura XCD35 Carbon Gravel Wheels

This is the first carbon wheelset we’ve seen from Halo that is dedicated to gravel riding. It borrows technology from the Carbaura Road line, adapting it for a 26mm internal rim width able to accommodate a 50c tire (28c minimum), or even a 2.2″ mountain bike tire. As the name would suggest, rim depth comes in at 35mm, with an external width of 30mm. The 700c Carbaura Carbon Gravel Wheels are shipped pre-taped, ready for a quick tubeless setup, though their hooked rim design permits the use of an innertube should you need to use one in an emergency. The rim gets a standard symmetrical profile, as opposed to the asymmetric rim bed you’ll see on Halo’s gravity-oriented wheelsets that need to be a fair bit tougher. Black, ED-coated brass nipples for the Carbaura Carbon Gravel Wheels The rims are laced to Halo’s 120 POE GXC hubset that was developed 2-3 years ago for the Vapour GXC Tour aluminium […]

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