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PRO’S FASTEST TRI-SPOKE WHEEL NOW AVAILABLE AS A CLINCHER

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Joining the tri-spoke tubular and rear disc clincher wheels in its line-up, PRO now releases its Tri-spoke Clincher front wheel designed for triathletes and time trialists.

Whilst tubular wheels are the racing choice of the pro’s, it’s not possible to quickly repair a punctured tubular. Riders who puncture on a tubular during a race will usually take a spare wheel from their team car or neutral support service. For riders who don’t have this luxury, the new PRO tri-spoke clincher wheel offers high speed aerodynamics with the practicality of being able to quickly repair punctures on the roadside.

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Tech features

The Tri-spoke Clincher uses the same technology trickled down from the Tubular version, with the same aerodynamic shape as the Tri-spoke Textreme wheel with a 3K 2x2 twill carbon weave and a wide 65mm deep rim design for optimum aerodynamics, suitable for 25mm clincher tires. The Tri-spoke Clincher is built around an Ultegra 6800 hub, weighing 1040g in total and comes with a protective PRO wheel bag.

The PRO Tri-spoke Tubular wheel is regarded as one of the fastest on the planet, being ridden to victory in multiple World Tour time trials by the likes of Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas of Team Sky, Richie Porte and Rohan Dennis of BMC, Primoz Roglic of LottoNL-Jumbo and Tom Dumoulin of Team Sunweb.

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Together with the current PRO Rear Disc Clincher, the new PRO Tri-spoke Clincher wheel completes the full aerodynamic set up for triathletes and testers looking for the elite wheel technology that has helped many world-class athletes achieve the highest-level victories.

The PRO Tri-spoke wheel will be available from January 2018.

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Any known reason or evidence as to why the Pro is faster - other than in the last noisy decimal point - than a HED trispoke? Pro  does have skinnier, tapered spokes :)

Interesting how Pro's technical marketing claiming tri-spokes to be fastest, in contradiction to Zip's technical marketing about deep toroidal wheel.  Who to believe?   DYOR? Too expensive!

I love the fact that the  near 30 year old Dupont/Specialised/HED trispokes are probably about as good as anything out there - an engineering classic.

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On 30/08/2017 at 0:33 PM, longshot said:

Any known reason or evidence as to why the Pro is faster - other than in the last noisy decimal point - than a HED trispoke? Pro  does have skinnier, tapered spokes :)

Interesting how Pro's technical marketing claiming tri-spokes to be fastest, in contradiction to Zip's technical marketing about deep toroidal wheel.  Who to believe?   DYOR? Too expensive!

I love the fact that the  near 30 year old Dupont/Specialised/HED trispokes are probably about as good as anything out there - an engineering classic.

Agree. I think the main advantage is the ability to run a wider tyre and lower psi so less rolling resistance. Old school tri spoke with 145psi in a 18mm (or 19?) conti was a bit rough ;) but aero!!  

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