Vittoria have launched a carbon version of the Elusion wheelset, with rim and disc brake versions available in 30mm or 42mm depths.
Best known for their tyres, Vittoria first launched a range of wheels back in 2014 and this is the latest addition. Touted as a light weight race wheel for road, CX and gravel, the Elusion Carbon Disc weigh in at 1,656g for the 30mm depth and 1,736g for the 42mm, and in their rim brake guise they're 1550g for the 30mm and 1606g and 42mm.
A "direct evolution of the Vittoria Elusion alloy wheelset", the Elusion Carbon is designed to be a durable tubeless-ready all-rounder for decent handling, better comfort and low rolling resistance when paired with tubeless tyres. The rims are specifically designed for tubeless tyres and to perform at lower pressure with minimal risk of roll-off, which also makes mounting tyres easier.
The brake tracks have been upgraded to improve wear resistance, and the rims have an external width of 24mm and the internal is 17mm. The rim brake wheels have 16 spokes at the front at the rear and the disc brake wheels have 24 front and back, with Vittoria opting for straight pull steel spokes with brass nipples for superior strength. The cassette body (there are Shimano or Campagnolo versions) is 10, 11 or 12 speed compatible. The disc version also uses centre-lock disc mounts and the 12mm thru-axle standard.
We don't have UK pricing yet but in euros you're looking at €1,050 for both rim and disc brakes versions of the Elusion Carbon. Head over to Vittoria's website for more info.
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