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Elusion Carbon: new wheelset for road, CX and gravel from Vittoria


The Elusion Carbon from accessories specialist Vittoria is billed as a ‘win-win Road, CX and Gravel wheel set solution’. Offering a lightweight construction, this wheel claims to deliver ‘stiffness and ensures a dynamic, responsive ride’.



 




 



As a direct evolution of the Vittoria Elusion alloy wheelset, Elusion Carbon is Vittoria’s proposal for a carbon wheelset compatible for tubeless-ready setup aimed to ‘deliver superior handling, greater comfort and improved rolling resistance’.



The tubeless-ready set up is enabled by the specific design of the rim. Even at lower pressures, tyres are held in position and roll-off risk is reduced. Vittoria adds that the specific rim design also makes installing and inflating tubeless tyres easier.



The brake track of the wheels has been upgraded with carbon in order to ‘improve braking performance and wear resistance’. Elusion Carbon wheels feature modern rims with an internal width of 17mm and external width of 24mm – with a tolerance of 0.5mm. This allows for 25mm or 28mm tyres, and provides more stability and stiffness to the wheel.



Elusion Carbon is available in the standard 30mm rim-height version and in the aerodynamic 42mm rim-height version to meet the needs of climbers and sprinters respectively. Concerning the spokes, this wheelset uses strong straight pull steel spokes with brass nipples – 16 spokes in the front wheel and 21 in the rear wheel. All the components of the wheels have been designed to keep the overall wheel weight down: 1550g (30mm) and 1606g (42mm).



The cassette body is suitable for 10, 11 and 12-speed. The hubs use cartridge bearings for quicker and easier replacement.



Elusion Carbon is also available in a disc brake version: Elusion Carbon Disc. With centre lock disc mounts, Elusion Carbon Disc is also available in the standard 30mm rim-height version and in the aerodynamic 42mm rim-height version. It also mounts a tubeless-ready rim with an internal width of 17mm and external width of 24mm – with a tolerance of 0.5mm. This wheelset uses strong straight pull steel spokes with brass nipples – 24 spokes in the front wheel and 24 in the rear wheel. The Elusion Carbon Disc weight is 1656g (30mm) and 1736g (42mm).

2019-01-31