Equinox to Debut New Carbon Spoked RT38 Plus Road Wheels
Coming to a Eurobike near you, Equinox will be debuting their new Advantage RT38 Plus carbon fiber spoke-and-rim road wheels (current model shown in this post).
Weighing in at a claimed 1100g for the pair, that’s a drop of 150g from the current version. The wheels are made of just three parts: rim, spoke assembly and hub, with the first two being made up completely of carbon fiber. The parts are made of carbon nano tube material, high TG epoxy resin and T1000 fiber which, combined with the unique construction technique, leads to claims of a much stiffer wheel than one built with metal spokes. The tubular rim itself, which only weighs 265g, is said to be 20% to 30% stronger than other carbon rims. Because the spoke assembly is mounted to the rim rather than bonded to it, it also makes repairs and adjustments much easier.
Sure it’s light and supposedly stiff, but it’s the way the pieces come together than really caught our eye. Hit ‘more’ and check it out…