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Xtreme Carbon Wheels Review

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Ava Flores
• Sunday, 09 May, 2021
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Original article by Jeremiah MitchellImages by Nick SalazarPublished on Trivia Nov 10, 2018 The ascendancy of disc brake systems (which we will write more about in a later article), the broad acceptance of clinchers by pros and amateurs alike, a focus on increasing rim/tire width, and careful analyses of both aerodynamics and rolling resistance have all become important topics.

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When viewed from the front, the spokes are virtually invisible, thanks Xtreme’s custom hubs that feature a very narrow flange spacing. Extreme managed to fix their spokes to the hub with a cleverly designed flange that allows them to stay tucked in around 30 mm more on each side than a traditional wheel.

This design looks a bit strange because of the difference in how the carbon hub protrudes from each side away from the oversized flange. Xtreme’s primary claim, after you wade past the usual generic aerodynamic boilerplate, is that the industry at large has miscalculated the structural requirements for a bicycle wheel.

It’s always interesting to read a claim that basically says “everyone else has got this wrong.” So we were really keen to try out a set, and see what they’re actually like in practice. In order to achieve that stiffness, Extreme ups the spoke count, and uses a fairly large-diameter flange.

That probably means that the design isn’t suitable for disc brakes, since discs also require upping the spoke count and beefing up the flanges due to the additional torque forces that braking introduces into the wheel. (Fortunately, we think that despite the current trend of disc proliferation, the stalwart rim brake isn’t going away any time soon.

Extreme went to great lengths to create their carbon hub assembly and flange to be aerodynamic while not compromising in stiffness for that all-important power transfer. For races such as the Iron man World Championships that don’t allow disc wheels they would be a great option as they seem to handle cross winds quite well and are very easy to manage at high speeds.

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With that being said, weight is generally not a huge concern on TRI bikes, and a couple of hundred grams up or down isn’t going to affect performance significantly, unless you’re doing the Alps d’Suez time trial. At present, Extreme doesn’t sell the hubs by themselves, but it would be really nice to see this as an option at some point in the future.

We’d really like to see some other wheel makers explore narrow-flange designs, and we’re excited to see what XtremeCarbon has in store for the future. The aero wheel landscape has been changing quite a bit in recent years.

The ascendancy of disc brake systems (which we will write more about in a later article), the broad acceptance of clinchers by pros and amateurs alike, a focus on increasing rim/tire width, and careful analyses of both aerodynamics and rolling resistance have all become important topics. When viewed from the front, the spokes are virtually invisible, thanks Xtreme's custom hubs that feature a very narrow flange spacing.

Extreme managed to fix their spokes to the hub with a cleverly designed flange that allows them to stay tucked in around 30 mm more on each side than a traditional wheel. This design looks a bit strange because of the difference in how the carbon hub protrudes from each side away from the oversized flange.

Xtreme's primary claim, after you wade past the usual generic aerodynamic boilerplate, is that the industry at large has miscalculated the structural requirements for a bicycle wheel. In order to achieve that stiffness, Extreme ups the spoke count, and uses a fairly large-diameter flange.

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That probably means that the design isn't suitable for disc brakes, since discs also require upping the spoke count and beefing up the flanges due to the additional torque forces that braking introduces into the wheel. (Fortunately, we think that despite the current trend of disc proliferation, the stalwart rim brake isn't going away any time soon.

Extreme went to great lengths to create their carbon hub assembly and flange to be aerodynamic while not compromising in stiffness for that all-important power transfer. For races such as the Iron man World Championships that don’t allow disc wheels they would be a great option as they seem to handle cross winds quite well and are very easy to manage at high speeds.

With that being said, weight is generally not a huge concern on TRI bikes, and a couple of hundred grams up or down isn't going to affect performance significantly, unless you're doing the Alps d'Suez time trial. At present, Extreme doesn't sell the hubs by themselves, but it would be really nice to see this as an option at some point in the future.

We'd really like to see some other wheel makers explore narrow-flange designs, and we're excited to see what XtremeCarbon has in store for the future. The first product of its kind, SRAM's Threw gives you real-time reporting of your tire pressure at the valve.

Although possibly less recognizable than Zip or HED, Reynolds is a stalwart wheel brand trying to make a splash in the budget-aero scene currently dominated by some other players. As Silva expands their offerings to cater to the average consumer, we explore the depth and breadth of their new products.

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XtremeCarbon knows that triathletes and time realists are real cyclists and have specific performance requirements that are not designed for in a set of road wheels. These are increased aerodynamic performance by decreasing the aerodynamic drag, the maximization of angular momentum, and straight line performance are real issues for triathletes and time realists.

That’s why XtremeCarbonwheels provide the greatest aerodynamic advantage on the market. So I was set on buying a pair of HED jet 6/9 plus, however I can't find them anywhere on sale (budget is around €1000).

So I was looking at Trivia website and I saw the review of the Xterm Carbon wheel, which are quite cheap and clinchers, however I can't find any opinion about them. Original article by Jeremiah MitchellImages by Nick SalazarPublished on Trivia Nov 10, 2018 The aero wheel landscape has been changing quite a bit in recent years.

The 2018 Iron man weekend in Port Macquarie is only a few days away, and once again XtremeCarbon will be exhibiting our carbon triathlon wheels. In a few short weeks, we will be heading to Perth to take part in the Iron man 70.3 Asia-Pacific Championships.

On Sunday 26th, November hundreds of triathletes from all over the world will compete on the superfast Western Sydney course, known for its great vibe and... There are only 2 days to go until Jarvis Bay hosts the first Long Course Weekend to be held outside of Wales.

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Get over to page 46 and read the full review on our 90 mm front and rear Race Grade Wheels. XtremeCarbon is very excited to announce that we will be exhibiting at the Iron man 70.3 Sunshine Coast on Sunday 10th September 2017.

Each issue contains 148 pages of perfect ride inspiration, opinion, adventure and reviews. For almost 20 years Single track has been a source of information, news and entertainment for millions of mountain bike enthusiasts and as an important focal point for an amazing community of like-minded riders from around the world.

Its strategically engineered design supplies bashing stamina while delivering a high level of technical rock racing abilities without compromise in either category. Precision Icon Vehicle Dynamics aluminum shocks are standard equipment and deliver smooth suspension movement for consistent handling.

The AR60 XL™ solid rear axle is constructed from high strength composite material which has a low flex rate but is not as brittle as standard glass filled nylon. The combination of our axles and a true 4-link suspension gives you optimal performance for any terrain with the look of a real 1:1 vehicle.

This fact alone has had the entire industry on the edge of their seats waiting to see what the Fallen rubber will be able to do with a more aggressive pattern. Includes four hard anodized 3 mm aluminum lower link plates for added durability and stiffness of the rear 4-link suspension.

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Industry standard 17 mm hex hubs, hard anodized with a 3×17mm steel pin and set screw. The front universals feature an all metal, super strong CV design, and they're completely rebuildable.

The benefit of a universal joint is an increased steering angle and precise fitment for an efficient driveling. The Extreme Racing DX6R Carbon Fiber Drop Down Wheel Kit replaces the stock plastic DX6R drop with a machined and black anodized billet aluminum upgrade.

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