Princeton CarbonWorks Peak 4550 carbon wheels at le Tour

Princeton CarbonWorks Peak 4550 carbon wheels at le Tour

Princeton CarbonWorks has 4 all-new ultralight, wavy Peak 4550 carbon wheelsets and one among them is being raced now by the Workforce INEOS Grenadiers on the Tour de France. These Peak 4550 Launch Version tubulars are available in at a claimed 1071g for the 26mm broad rim brake wheels that the professionals are racing now, however there are additionally particular Launch Version tubeless-ready variations for rim or disc brakes which are additionally out there from right now…

Princeton CarbonWorks Peak 4550 light-weight aero carbon wheels

Princeton CarbonWorks Peak 4550 Launch Edition lightweight carbon aero road wheels, Team INEOS Grenadiers Tour de France tubular training
c. Workforce INEOS Grenadiers

With the beginning of the Tour de France kicking off over the weekend, we’re beginning to spot all types of latest street bike tech popping up on the largest stage of the 12 months. Whereas they haven’t gained any levels but, the INEOS Grenadiers have principally been attempting to keep away from main crashes in these first chaotic few days on their new wheels.

Princeton CarbonWorks Peak 4550 Launch Edition lightweight carbon aero road wheels, Team INEOS Grenadiers Tour de France tubular racing
c. Workforce INEOS Grenadiers

Princeton CarbonWorks tells us that INEOS selected to race the ultralight new Peak 4550  tubulars as perfect Grand Tour all-rounders on their new Pinarello Dogma Fs, over the usual Shimano tubulars a lot of the crew have been using all through the spring & early summer time racing. At simply 1071g for the rim brake tubulars, clearly saving rolling weight over the Dura-Ace C60 wheels (claimed 1496g) was a giant driver. However Princeton additionally means that their wheels are additional stiff because of steady, undrilled rim beds.

Princeton CarbonWorks Peak 4550 Launch Edition lightweight carbon aero road wheels, Team INEOS Grenadiers Tour de France tubular training
c. Workforce INEOS Grenadiers

And naturally, aerodynamics is a major concern, particularly of a detailed-oriented crew like INEOS, so the undulating 45-50mm form of the Peak 4550 wheels with a max 26mm outer width, should actually ship stable aero efficiency. We’ll see if the crew sticks to the since depth Princeton Peak 4550 all through the various racing of the Tour, or switches out to shallower or deeper (just like the Wake 6560) Princeton wheels for giant mountain days or wind-swept dash levels.

Princeton CarbonWorks Peak 4550 Launch Edition lightweight carbon aero road wheels

(Whereas INEOS are nonetheless holdouts on rim brakes, a disc brake tubular model of the wheelset can be out there in the event that they want the improved braking.)

Light-weight tubeless carbon wheels, too!

Princeton CarbonWorks Peak 4550 Launch Edition lightweight carbon aero road wheels

Whereas INEOS professional could be choosing tubulars out of a want for the final word in light-weight (and easily resistance to vary), there’s actually no denying that tubeless (and even clinchers) provide decrease rolling resistance and a neater to handle expertise. So Princeton does tubeless clinchers of the brand new wheels too, sharing the identical outer dimensions – 40-45mm deep & max 26mm broad exterior.

Princeton CarbonWorks Peak 4550 Launch Edition lightweight carbon aero road wheels
rim (left) or disc brake (proper) tubeless wheels

Right here the rim brake tubeless clincher wheels declare a weight of 1297g for the pair, and for the disc brake tubeless clincher wheels a weight of 1348g.

The tubeless-ready wheels additionally characteristic a non-drilled rim mattress which ensures extra wheel stiffness and a neater tape-free tubeless setup. The tubeless clincher rims characteristic a hooked bead with a comparatively slim 18.5mm inner width.

Princeton CarbonWorks Peak 4550 Launch Version light-weight carbon wheels

Princeton CarbonWorks Peak 4550 Launch Edition lightweight carbon aero road wheels

Developed to be “exceptionally aero, stiff, and dependable” and naturally quick sufficient to race the Tour de France, the Princeton CarbonWorks Peak 4550 wheels can be found now in a light-weight restricted Launch Version sequence of wheels similar to INEOS is racing.

Princeton CarbonWorks Peak 4550 Launch Edition lightweight carbon aero road wheels, Carbon-Ti hubs

These are all constructed up on Italian-made Carbon-Ti hubs with Sapim CX-Ray aero spokes & SecureLock alloy nipples – 16/24 lacing for rim brake wheels, 24/24 lacing for centerlock disc brake wheels.

Pricing & availability

Princeton CarbonWorks Peak 4550 Launch Edition lightweight carbon aero road wheelset

All the Princeton CarbonWorks Peak 4550 Launch Version wheelsets promote for a similar $3400 pricetag, and embrace particular Launch Version 2021 purple & blue graphics, out there now by July 31.

Princeton CarbonWorks Peak 4550 Launch Edition lightweight carbon aero road wheels, Pinarello Dogma F
Pinarello Dogma F

Normal black-decal manufacturing Peak 4550 wheels – like on this new Pinarello Dogma F Disc – will go on sale August 1 for $3100 with both Tune or White Industries hubs, as will customized builds.

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