Following up a lightweight wheelset debuted at this year’s Giro d’Italia, Deda Elementi has several more new disc brake road wheels coming for next season. Starting with affordable, RS racing tech trickles down to attainable alloy wheels at almost 1/3 the price of carbon. Then, another two aero carbon wheels mix lightweight, tubeless, and aerodynamic gains. And lastly, their Hero TT disc gets lighter, faster, and a bit more affordable as it goes tubeless… 2023 Deda RS-upgraded road wheels
all c. Deda Elementi Deda’s 2023 road wheel updates essentially boil down to rolling out internal performance upgrades to their most popular wheelsets, while modernizing them at the same time. That means the focus is all on lightweight hooked-tubeless disc brake road wheels, with upgraded RS hubsets sharing the same tech as debuted on their latest RS4 wheels last spring at the Giro. Tech Details – What’s new?
The wheels all get the new 7075 alloy RS-series hubs with machined-out straight-pull flanges that are wide-set but angled in for optimal spoke alignment. The slimmed-down hubs also get a new “rifled” body said to reduce airflow turbulence for improved aerodynamics, plus full Shimano, SRAM & Campagnolo compatibility.
Inside, a new 20T star ratchet set of internals delivers improved durability, stiffness, and easier tool-free maintenance, combined with new premium sealed steel bearings to reduce overall friction. All-in-all, Deda says the new RS hubs reduce weight by 16%, saving around 80g for the hubset. RS3DB alloy wheels
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