700c Road Disc/CX RX-55 Wheels
Introducing the RX Road & Cross series RX55 Wheels. Tubeless ready and disc only, we transferred all the knowledge from our mountain carbon rims to develop the multi functional and bombproof RX series carbon rims.
With a proprietary angled hookless design, now its possible to run up to 90psi on a hookless "clinched" platform, while allowing a tire width range of 25c~45c. Paired with our proven angled beadlock and tire channel, there is no burping air loss when running tubeless. With the hookless profile, you can run tire pressures as low as in MTB-favored tubeless, seen in cyclocross, but without the fear of damaging these 2.5mm blunt sidewalls.
The RX55 rim is aero U-shaped for high speed road application, and the 55mm tall profile also prevents mud packing on the inside of the rim for CX purposes. Finished with our OSS "Oh-So-Shiny" Gloss coating to prevent the mud sticking and looking more slick than your freshly shaved legs.
The RX is hand-built on the same Shogun hubs that made us the new favourite choice in durability, sporting custom 24/28h drillings, paired with the choice of Race spokes or the recommended CX-Ray's.
The RX55 wheels features
- Hand laced and yielded-stress-relieved in Metro Vancouver, Canada.
- TAIRIN asymmetrical 55mm tall U-shape carbon composite rims with a 2.5mm offset for better spoke bracing angles.
- Tubeless high pressure compatible with proprietary angled hookless and beadlock rim design.
- The Shōgun hub sets. You can reach out to us if your frame-set requires an axle spacing not seen on the axle options, we can make custom axles for your need.
- Various combinations of Sapim spokes and nipples to tailor to your riding demand.
(For more information about our TAIRIN rims and hub sets, please check product technicals)
This wheelset comes with a set of options for spoke and nipple combinations
CX-Ray / Alloy - For optimal performance in weight-to-strength ratio, we recommend Sapim CX-Ray spokes with Sapim Alloy nipples. This combination is the lightest but still provides a very solid platform for all terrain riding. The CX-Ray spoke is flat-bladed and well known for its flexibility and stiffness.
Race / Alloy - For aggressive riders, we offer the wheelset with Sapim Race double butted spokes. With Sapim alloy nipples. The Sapim Race option is more affordable than the CX-Ray, less flexible, but handles burst tension loads (impacts) better, adding 52g of weight per wheel.
Nipples - Sapim Poylax
In the past, aluminum nipples had only one positive argument, the weight. All other features like corrosion resistance, friction, stiffness were specific to brass nipples. This changed in the last years drastically. All Sapim aluminum nipples are now anodized. Salt spray tests showed better results than brass nickel plated nipples. Sapim has been able to reduce friction with a special coating. Using 7075 alloy with additional strength added by the heat treatment T6, alloy nipples are now stronger than brass. The RX-55 Disc wheels will only come with Poylax Alloy nipples.
Select your drivetrain specific freehub for this wheelset. Options are for Shimano MTB and Road cassette Freehub (compatible with both styles in 1 freehub) and Sram XD/XX1 freehub. Planning to change drivetains in the future? No problem. Freehubs are interchangeable and can be swapped as quickly as snap off / snap on. We also sell freehubs individually.
Brake Fitting options
All wheelsets come with standard 6-bolt brake mount.
Hand laced wheels
Our wheels are hand laced in Surrey, BC. and we use multiple traditional methods of spoke yielding-stress-relieving, so that when you receive your wheel, you can rest assured that there is no seat in periods, or spokes losing tension in initial rides - these which would require re-tensioning like machine and poorly built wheels.
Premium hand built wheels requiere dedication and takes much longer than machine built, but the accuracy and attention to detail produced by the traditional way is one of the key aspects that makes Tairin wheels superior. By choosing Tairin Wheels, rest assured that every wheel has been hand crafted by a master wheel builder, so you get the best quality and labour, at the best deal out there.
We know that purchasing a new wheelset can be overwhelming with all the information at hand. Any questions and inquiry can be addressed by contacting us.
Wheel Size 700c Tire recommendation
25c~45c - And 29" up to 1.8"
Tubeless tires, max 90 PSI
External Rim Width 30mm Internal Rim Width 22mm Rim Depth 55mm Hubs Tairin Shōgun Bearings Sealed Cartridge Engagement 96 Point, 6-Pawl, 3 Steps/Pawl Spokes Sapim CX-Ray or Race (Black) Spoke Nipples Sapim Alloy (Black) Spoke Count 24h/28h Base Weight 1645g Recommended Use Road & Cyclocross Hub Warranty 3 Years Rim Warranty 3 Years Rim Crash Replacement 5 Years