As aero as many higher priced wheels and still hand built in Eugene, Oregon, the Echelon tips the scales in favor of excellent aerodynamics and budget. Building on the technologies of its higher end cousins, the Echelon provides high end stiffness. Training rides or races, the Echelon is ready to deliver with the aerodynamics of low spoke count on a beefier aero rim combined with the stiffness of its bomb-proof hub platform.
The Echelon 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 Echelon SL and drop another 70 grams for even quicker accelerations.
The forged aluminum freehub body has 3 independently driven hardened steel pawls. The system is strong, simple and dependable.
The Echelon rim is designed for the rigors of everyday use. The 31mm tall deep-section, single cavity, alloy rim offers excellent lateral and torsional stiffness with additional toughness. The brake sidewalls are CNC-machined for smooth, consistent braking performance. The Echelon is built for everyday training use but fast enough to use on race day.
Spoke and Nipple
The Echelon wheel set features paired, 14/15 gauge custom butted and bladed spokes with 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, Jacketed Nipple Design™ reduces spoke bending loads and wind drag, increasing spoke life and contributing to a more durable, stiff and aerodynamic wheel system.
Rolf Prima Echelon wheel systems include custom reinforced rim tape and steel quick release skewers.
- model: 2011 echelon
- wheel size: 700c
- category: aerodynamic
- weight: 1680g set [685g/995g]
- spoke count: bladed 16F/20R
- rim: alloy clincher
- hubs: Campagnolo, Shimano and SRAM compatible
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