Durability and liveliness: Rolf’s Elan Alpha wheelset has plenty of both. Tipping the scales at 1,315 grams, these resilient, 23mm-deep aluminum clinchers accelerate and climb with ease. The ultra smooth and stiff Rolf TdF5.5 ceramic bearing hubset is built with Paired Spokes, a titanium freehub, and Rolf’s patented Differential Flange Diameter to keep power transfer high. The spoke count at just 20 up front and 20 in the rear, which keeps wind drag at a minimum.
|Hub(s)||Rolf TdF5.5 w/titanium freehub body , ceramic bearings|
|Spokes (Front/Rear)||20/20: Sapim CX-Ray|
|Weight (Front/Rear)||570/745 grams; total 1,315 grams|
|Lacing (Front/Rear)||Paired radial/Paired 2-cross|
|Cassette Compatibility||*Shimano/SRAM or Campagnolo (cassette sold separately)|
|Extras||*Choose preferred spec from drop-down menu|
* Subject to change without notice.
Behind the scenes at Rolf Prima
Rolf Prima Hand-built wheels in Eugene, Oregon