C45 Carbon Clincher Wheelset
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.
Whether your'e riding criteriums, triathlons, flats and rolling hills, or even cyclocross, our all-new C45 full-carbon clincher is as fast, light and nimble as it is 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 greatest single contributor to the design of our new rim profiles is the blunt, "bullnose" shape of its "spoke face". The days of a sharp "peak" on an aero carbon rim are over. Designed using CFD(Computational Fluid Dynamics), we labored to create a profile that would slice through the air at any yaw angle while increasing stability in crosswinds.
Our rims are made with the highest quality, highest temperature unidirectional carbon pre-preg available to the civilian market delivering consistent, worry-free braking performance.
The C45 measures 30mm at its widest point and with its 21mm internal width, you'll experience better aerodynamics, lower tire pressure, and better handling out of your chosen tires.
Our C45 is hand-built with lightweight Sapim CX-Ray spokes and ROL 3D-Forged hubset to create a wheel 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.
Every wheelset is hand built to perfection in Colorado.
The C45 comes in rim brake or disc brake options. Disc brake axle types are as follows:
12mm x 142mm thru-axle
To elect hub color for Chris King, Industry Nine and White Industries hubs, please add your color of choice in the "Comments" section upon checkout.
For you Campagnolo lovers, please add the word "Campy" in the "Comments" section upon checkout
Recommended rider weight limit is 109kg/240lbs.
Not sure which wheel is right for you?
- 45mm ROL Proprietary Full Carbon Clincher Rim
- 21mm Internal Rim Width - Tubeless Compatible
- 28.5mm Brake track to Brake track
- 30mm Max Width
- ROL 3-D Forged Hubset - 9, 10, and 11spd.
- SAPIM CX-Ray J-Bend Spokes - Black
- SAPIM SecureLock Inverted Nipples
- 20 Spoke Front - Radial
- 24 Spoke Rear - 2x2x
- 24/24H for Disc Brake option. 2x2x spoke lacing
- ABEC 5 TPI Steel Sealed Cartridge Bearings
- Includes ROL GreyStop Brake Pads
- ROL Rim Tape Included
- ROL Skewers included for all rim-brake wheelsets
- Wheel Weights - Rim Brake
- Front - 705gr
- Rear - 890gr
To elect hub color for Chris King, Industry Nine and White Industries hubs, please add your color of choice in the "Comment" section upon checkout
For Campagnolo lovers, please add the word "Campy" in the "Comments" section upon checkout
“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