IB13: FSA Expands Vision Metron Wheel Line with Tubular and Clincher 40 Disc

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Adding to Vision’s rapidly expanding Metron wheel line, the company had a new disc brake version of their 40mm wheel on hand at Interbike. Boasting a full carbon tubular or clincher rim profile, the wheels were seen on a number of bikes from gravel rigs to cross bikes. At 24mm wide, the Metron 40s look like an awesome wheel for the coming cross season.

More including weight after the break.

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While Ben Berden’s bike above is equipped with the red color scheme, the 40s are also available in a much more subdued black as seen on this beautiful Sage Cycle.

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In what seems to be a trend among wheel manufacturers, while the rest of the Metron line uses straight pull spokes, the disc models use more traditional J bend hubs. The CNCd aluminum hubs feature 2 front and 4 rear sealed bearings with an 11 speed free hub for Campy or Shimano. Rear hub spacing is limited to 135mm.

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The wheels see 24 front 2x bladed, double butted spokes and 28 3x on the rear. The spokes are laced to the rim with special self locking niples and the wheels are built by hand.

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Both sets of wheels will retail for $2,499 with weight at 1575g for the tubulars and 1775g for the clinchers.

 

Comments

RC Speed - 09/24/13 - 5:07pm

To note:
The Metron 40′s are 26mm wide for the tubular and 27mm wide for the Clincher.

FSA USA - 09/24/13 - 6:42pm

Hello RC Speed, to clarify on rim widths (ID / OD):

Metron 40 Clincher: 17 / 25.5 (available)
Metron 40 Tubular: 24.5 (available)
Metron 55 Clincher: 17 / 25 (available)
Metron 55 Tubular: 24 (available)
Metron 81 Clincher: 17 / 25.3 (not available)
Metron 81 Tubular: 24.3 (available)

We have other wheels in the line but these are the main focus.

DANIEL - 09/24/13 - 7:53pm

HOLA SOY DE TANDIL BS ,AR ARGENTINA TENGO UNA BICICLETA RALEIGH 8.0 .LA BICI ES MUY BUENA SOLO QUE ME FALLO EL FRENO HIDRUAULICO TRACERO DESDE EL PRIMER DIA PERDIA EL MANILLAR X EL BOMBIN Y ME LLENAVA DE LIQUIDO LA MANIJA ACA NO ME DAN UNA SOLUCION ,X QUE DICEN QUE NO CONSIGUEN QUE NO VINO EL VIAJANTE Y SIEMPRE TIENEN UNA ESCUSA PIDO UNA SOLUCION O QUE ME RESUELBAN EL PROBLEMA YA QUE EN LA BICICLETERI WEK.KEND DICEN QUE NO ES PROBLEMA DE ELLOS ESPERO QUE ALGUIEN ME SEPA DAR UN NUMERO DE TELEFONO O ALGO GRACIAS

doubledown - 09/24/13 - 11:04pm

Vaporware? I’ve been looking for the Metron 55 clincher forever. No one in US carries them. How bout it Competitive cyclist? If good enough for Sagan then good enough for me!

Slow Joe Crow - 09/25/13 - 5:45pm

What is the reasoning behind using J-bend spokes instead of straight pull spokes on disc brake wheels. I’ve seen plenty of MTB wheels with straight pull spokes and disc brakes so it’s not as if there is a performance issue, and rear spoke replacement is often easier on straight pull hub.

sr. lobo - 09/25/13 - 8:45pm

Daniel, te recomiendo pases por foromtb.com, es un foro en castellano y alli podran darte una solucion, ya que esta es una web inglesa sobre noticias.

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