Surprisingly light and hand built in Eugene, Oregon, the Aspin tips the scales in favor of lightweight and budget. The Aspin was designed as a climbing wheel with a low spoke count and low rim profile. Using the technology of the Elan, the Aspin combines a stiffer spoke set, bomb-proof hubs and beefier rims for overall added toughness.
The Aspin wheelset is built around the ST1.2 proprietary hub. The rear hub features our Patented Differential Flange Diameter, which effectively doubles the number of pulling spokes and creates a more durable wheel. Black, CNC machined, hub shells with alloy front/steel rear axles with sealed cartridge bearings provide strength, stiffness and reliability. Upgrade to the Aspin SL and drop another 95 grams for a wheelset that accelerates even faster.
The forged aluminum freehub body has 3 independently driven hardened steel pawls. The system is strong, simple and dependable.
The Aspin rim is designed for the rigors of everyday use. The 22mm tall, single cavity, alloy rim offers excellent lateral and torsional stiffness with additional toughness at a low weight. The brake sidewalls are CNC-machined for smooth, consistent braking performance. The Aspin is built for everyday training use but fast enough to use on race day.
Spoke and Nipple
The Aspin wheel set features paired, 14/15 gauge custom butted spokes with wrench flats and internal alloy nipples to create a quicker accelerating, faster climbing wheel with superior, long-term durability. Self-locking thread technology ensures wheels stay true longer. Our patented, Self Aligning Nipple™ design significantly increases spoke fatigue life by allowing the nipple to orient to the spoke angle with less bend.
Rolf Prima Aspin wheel systems include custom reinforced rim tape and steel quick release skewers.
- model: 2011 aspin
- wheel size: 700c
- category: lightweight
- weight: 1595gm set [640g/955g]
- spoke count: bladed 20F/24R
- rim: alloy clincher
- hubs: Campagnolo, Shimano and SRAM compatible
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