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This autumn American Classic introduced a new line of carbon wheels with all new proprietary rims, hubs made at AC and their special Series 3 spoke pattern. The Carbon 85 Tubulars (see image) are for determined athletes who want to fire up their personal performance at races and events. The wheels are stiff, aerodynamic and fast. The deep Carbon 85 rims are a semi-disk with an air foil shape. Low spoke

This autumn American Classic introduced a new line of carbon wheels with all new proprietary rims, hubs made at AC and their special Series 3 spoke pattern. The Carbon 85 Tubulars (see image) are for determined athletes who want to fire up their personal performance at races and events.

The wheels are stiff, aerodynamic and fast. The deep Carbon 85 rims are a semi-disk with an air foil shape. Low spoke count bladed spokes slice the wind. Bill Shook designed the large, smooth carbon surface to bring the air flowing over the rims back together reducing cavitation behind the spokes.

The new lightweight high–low hub flange is engineered to carry balanced spoke tension on all spokes for increased side to side stiffness and strength. The 3 spoke lacing groups result in consistent spoke tension and share the load equally for increased wheel durability.

For more popular demand, American Classics offers the Carbon 58 Clinchers with a 3 spoke lacing groups resulting in consistent spoke tension and equal load sharing for increased wheel durability. This offers the best of both worlds, carbon in a clincher format to use every day, or as race wheels with an aerodynamic advantage. American Classic uses aluminium bead over an all carbon bead for improved braking, to protect the tire, and avoid flats. Stiff and compliant, they hold high cruising speeds with less effort.

 

 

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