XPLOR+: The XPLOR+ is an extra wide 650b “Road Plus” wheel for those riders interested in bigger tires on their 700c bike. A Road Plus tire is usually 47mm wide so I build around a 30mm deep 25mm internal hookless carbon rim. The hookless rims provide excellent tubeless performance, flat protection and tire bead interface. The low, MTB style bead on these rims gives excellent pinch flat resistance at low pressures.
Rims are constructed using graphene doped Toray T800 carbon fiber. Graphene doping is a new process using wherein a very small amount of graphene (under 2%) is added to the T800 carbon matrix during processing. Scientific testing has demonstrated significant increases in strength and impact resistance results from the graphene doping process. Our testing has shown this to be true in practice, allowing pretty significant weight reductions in the rim construction.
I lace the XPLOR+ 28 hole, 3 cross front and rear with Sapim CX Ray spokes for light weight and performance.
All wheels come tubeless taped with premium alloy valve stems installed, ready for you to mount tubeless tires. Through axles are not provided with wheels as they are part of the bike frame system.