ROAD PDL-R50 Rim brake Wheels
WHITE INDUSTRIES HUBS
JUST A LITTLE BIT FAST...
(no really, they are damn fast!)
At 50mm high the PDL-R50 is ideal for the weekend Tri enthusiast who doesn't wants aero, but still something that is cross-wind tolerable. Perfection for the local or international crit race. Lovely on a tour too. We have tested these wheels in some pretty swift Toowoomba winter side winds, definitely not as stable as the PDL-R38, but damn even we were impressed with ourselves! Part of the reason is the teardrop shape profile, narrower V shape deep dish rims are more susceptible to cross wind interference because they not only have steeper sides, but also a sharper edge, causing turbulence as the cross wind breaks up on the down wind side of the rim.
PDL: Our standard rim, strong, light. Precise. Tri grade carbon 'Hardshell' braking surface. 5 year Guaranteed. Lifetime (as in forever, not 'lifetime*') crash replacement.
SAFETY FIRST DECALS: Really reflective; and standard. Normal looking during the day, but come night time these decals come out to party with you like glow sticks at rave parties. More reflective than a council road worker. You will stand out to motorists, keeping you safer.
BLOOD MARBLE: Not quite matte marble like our MTB and BMX rims. The reason? Our high temp resin is the only reason why we can guarantee our braking surface won't melt and deform (like almost every other carbon clinchers does) and this resin we get from Europe, and it is only available with a red hue. So blood marble it is! The hue is very subtle, consider it a reminder that you are safe and secure.
- External width 29mm Internal width 17.5mm
- Drilling 20 hole front, 24 hole rear.
- Weight 485 grams each rim.
No Compromise, it is a PASSION thing..
Sure, We could have gone lighter.. and yes, we could have re-branded some factory hub, called it 'special', talked about the bearings, weight, and ratchet engagement. But that's not how we roll (seriously bad pun intended).
Just like our infamous MTB wheelsets, we have gone to the companies that are at the pinnacle of what they do and are passionate about. And we trust these guys. They are rad. They make rad hubs that have next to no drag, have bearings that last for aaaages, and use materials like titanium on the freehub, (we like titanium almost as much as carbon) so it doesn't bruise from you dropping massive watt-bombs (we dislike bruises).
On those hard suffering climbs, you can look down and think to yourself, 'damn that hubs is a piece of art' and smile...
WHITE INDUSTRIES T11 hubset details.
- Driver Engagement - 48 points
- Driver body - Titanium.
- Bearings Shimano: three: 6902-2rs one: 3802W
- Country of origin - USA.
- Weight - 344 grams
- 20 hole front, 24 hole rear
- Our own triple butted, patented double forged head and thread
- Weight: 283g (44 quantity)
- Nipples Brass with Ti coating 44g (44 qty)
- Bladed, CX Ray by Sapim.
- Weight: 183g (44 quantity)
- Nipples Alloy anodised 17g (44 qty)
TOTAL WHEEL WEIGHT = 1975 grams
TOTAL WHEEL WEIGHT = 1485 grams