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New Cadex 50 Ultra Disc WheelSystem increases stiffness-to-weight ratio by 41.4 per cent

New Cadex 50 Ultra Disc WheelSystem increases stiffness-to-weight ratio by 41.4 per cent

Cadex has launched the 50 Ultra Disc WheelSystem, which consists of a new 50mm-deep aero wheelset with a claimed weight of 1,349g and a new…

Monday, Aug 15

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Cadex has launched the 50 Ultra Disc WheelSystem, which consists of a new 50mm-deep aero wheelset with a claimed weight of 1,349g and a new tubeless road tyre .

While many riders will debate whether to invest in an aero or climbing wheelset , Cadex says the 50 Ultra Disc wheelset is for racing across different terrains.

“In any road ride or race, riders encounter climbs and descents, fast flats and tricky corners, group dynamics and solo moves. The Cadex 50 Ultra Disc is engineered to account for all these factors – particularly drag at high speeds,” according to Jeff Schneider, global head of product at Cadex.

The brand says the wheels have already seen success. Simon Yates of Team BikeExchange-Jayco rode them to victory on stage 14 of the 2022 Giro d’Italia, which had four category 2 climbs and a downhill finish.

Cadex’s new Aero Tubeless tyre is said to provide riders with a reduction in rolling resistance and better aerodynamics. Cadex says when the wheels and tyres are used together they require “as much as 1.5 watts less power to beat the competition”.

The Ultra 50 Disc front wheel costs £1,149.99 / $1,500 and the rear wheel costs £1,699.99 / $2,000. The Aero Tyre costs £64.99 / $100.

Cadex expects the two new products to be available in the UK in the last quarter of the year. Cadex 50 Ultra Disc wheelset Cadex says the 50 Ultra Disc wheelset is the result of several ‘technological breakthroughs’ to minimise drag, reduce power loss and […]

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