Rolf Prima Adds New, Wider Carbon, Alloy Cyclocross Wheels – Disc Brakes, Tubulars, SS & More
Rolf Prima has just unveiled a massive array of new and updated cyclocross wheels, headlined by the all-new carbon rimmed 4CX and 4CX Disc. Both feature a 42mm deep, 26mm wide full carbon tubular rim with their Delta shape for better tire shaping and aerodynamics. For the alloy models, all versions get a wider 22mm rim, both for clinchers (33mm deep) and tubulars (30mm deep), and there are disc brake specific and singlespeed versions on tap. Oh, and they’re all 10/11 speed compatible out of the box.
Shown above, the 4CX Disc comes in at 1365g (625/740) with their US-made XST+ hubset and titanium freehub body. It’s running 20 bladed CX Ray spokes front and rear and has 135mm rear hub spacing. It shares the same rim as the 4CX, so you could also run cantilevers if you’re just building up to a complete disc bike piece by piece. Retail is $2,049.
Update: All of Rolf’s alloy rims can be run tubeless using a Stan’s NoTubes conversion kit. Rolf’s rep says she and others there have been running them tubeless for road and ‘cross for the past couple years with great success.
The 4CX comes in at just 1190g (510/680) with only 16 spokes per wheel and standard 130mm rear spacing. It’s a bit less at $1,999.
A couple detail shots of the 4CX, above and below.
2014 ROLF PRIMA ALLOY CYCLOCROSS WHEELS
The alloy models are led by the VCX Disc (above) and VCX (below). These get the new rims and share all the other features of the carbon versions, including ti freehub body and US-made hubs.
They’re available in both tubulars and clinchers. Retail pricing ranges from $1,049 to $1,099 and weights from 1,550g to 1,695g.
The budget ECX (above and below) shares virtually all of the same traits, too, except the freehub body is steel and there’s no disc brake option.
You’ll also be able to choose between tubular and clincher, and retail is just $599. Weights from 1,620 to 1,660 per set depending on rim type.
Singlespeeders get the SSCX, also with the wider 22mm Delta Rim. The rear hub uses a customized version of White Industries’ ENO eccentric hub, letting it work with virtually any style dropout. It’s also a flip flop design, going from singlespeed to fixed gear. Tubulars are 1,550g and $749, clinchers are 1,560g and $799.
Check them out and find a local retailer at RolfPrima.com.