C45 Carbon Clincher Wheelset

$1,450 – Weight: 1,620g

The C45 carbon clincher wheelset is one of the finest full carbon clinchers on the market. Race tested, its weight, handling, and foam-core construction create a ride that is unparalleled in its class.

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Why ROLWheels

For criteriums, triathlons, flat-to-rolling road races and even cyclocross, our all-carbon clincher wheelset is fast, light and comfortable.

The C45 uses a mid-depth rim: it's light enough to accelerate and climb and a joy in cross winds, while its aerodynamics make you feel like you have an added gear at race speeds.

The C45 is 25.5 millimeters wide — a bit wider than most to improve the tire's aerodynamics and widen its contact patch for better handling. You'll get more out of your chosen tires with a wider rim.

The rims are made with a top-end, unidirectional pre-preg carbon and use quality aerospace resins that withstand braking heat to deliver consistent, worry-free braking performance. The rims' foam core dampens vibrations and road noise.

We hand-lace these beauties with lightweight Sapim CX-Ray spokes and ROL 3D-Forged hubset to create a product renowned for their lightness, smooth bearings and durability. 

It's almost a shame to save the C45's fine ride for competition — take it for a long solo jaunt or a friendly group outing and you'll appreciate its quietness and smooth ride quality. You may find you'll want to take this wheelset out every day, and there's no rule against that.

Recommended rider weight limit is 109kg/240lbs.

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Build Summary

// 45mm Full Carbon Clincher Rim
// 25.5mm Rim Width
// ROL 3-D Forged Hubset - 9, 10, and 11spd
// SAPIM CX-Ray Spokes - Black
// SAPIM 14mm Ally Hex Nipples - Black
// 20 Spoke Front - Radial
// 24 Spoke Rear - 2x2x
// ROL TPI Sealed Cartridge Bearings
// Includes SwissStop Black Prince Brake Pads
// ROL Skewers and Rim Tape Included

“Many who race bicycles say that it’s only the engine that counts when getting across the finish line….but it’s also the wheels you ROL.  Two sets of my ROLs have carried to many podium finishes either in road or crit racing.  My ROL R Series C45R carbon clincher wheelset is unbeatable when it comes to the total package, Corima rims with the indestructible DT Swiss HUB.  I have total confidence when racing in the cross winds on a 45 MM rim!”     - Steve

“The C45Rs feel incredibly stiff laterally which suites my aggressive climbing and sprinting style, and they seem to corner noticeably better than any wheelset I have ever ridden, tubular or clincher. I think this is due to the wider rim which allows for a wider contact patch for the tire. The vibration dampening qualities are another obvious difference and they perform much better than what I thought might be just exaggerated marketing hype. I am very impressed with these wheels so far, and did I mention that they look beautiful.  Thank you for a great product Sean, and for keeping me from making a big mistake.  Your loyal and enthusiastic new customer and believer,”     - David