New US-built, consumer-direct carbon wheel maker Nex-Gen goes reside with new Aero V7 gravel bike wheels. Claiming their rims are already extra sturdy & comfy because of distinctive Innegra carbon unfold tow development, now they add optimized gravel aerodynamics – all at aggressive pricing from the manufacturing unit, direct to you…
Nex-Gen Aero V7 aerodynamic TeXtreme Innegra carbon gravel wheels
Claiming to be the primary to mix optimized aerodynamics, impact-resistance & vertical compliance right into a single gravel wheelset design, Nex-Gen’s Aero V7 gravel wheels promise a quick and comfy journey on & off-road.
A lot of that consolation comes all the way down to the TeXtreme Innegra & carbon unfold tow materials mixture having a claimed 15% decrease compressive stiffness than customary carbon fibers, which permits the Innegra to soak up & get well from increased impacts earlier than failure.
On the similar time, the broad 38.5mm deep Innegra carbon rims are mentioned to be about the identical weight as a standard carbon, build up right into a aggressive 1553g full wheelset weight.
Aerodynamic gravel wheel – Tech particulars
After we obtained a tease of the brand new factory-direct consortium of Nex-Gen Sports activities earlier this winter, their distinctive tape-wound Innegra carbon unfold tow rims have been an apparent standout. Developed to automate a key a part of the rim development course of, Nex-Gen says it leads to extra correct & constant placement of the carbon which permits them to raised optimize weight & energy traits.
Nevertheless it was additionally a notable biking who’s who behind the undertaking…
Right here that interprets to a CFD-optimized aerodynamic rim profile created by Paul Lew, FEA structural evaluation by the UK’s Efficiency Engineering Options, and TeXtreme Innegra + Toray carbon unfold tow layup by Paul Farrell.
The hookless, tubeless-ready Aero V7 rims are 26mm inside, 33mm exterior, and 38.5mm deep.
Finally, Nex-Gen’s Aero V7 gravel rims get constructed up 2x with premium 24-hole centerlock Trade 9 Torch hubs, a mixture of Sapim CX-Ray (non-driveside) & CX-Dash (driveside) spokes, and brass nipples. Handbuilt within the US, the 1553g wheelset comes customary with 12mm thru-axles (oddly & most-likely incorrectly, Nex-Gen lists customary 12×100 entrance spacing & 12×148 Increase rear spacing) and a Shimano HG11 freehub. However different axles & freehubs can be found on request.
Nex-Gen Aero V7 gravel wheels – Pricing & availability
The whole Nex-Gen Aero V7 tubeless-ready Innegra/carbon gravel wheels promote for $1700 consumer-direct and embrace tubeless tape, valves & Nex-Gen’s personal sealant (that’s $100 greater than their similarly-spec’d enduro MTB wheels). The wheels have a 265lb/120kg max rider weight restrict, and embrace an “unconditional” 5-year guarantee on the edges, plus customary Sapim & Trade 9 protection. Nex-Gen ships at no cost within the US and affords a reduction on Schwalbe tires for those who purchase them with the wheels.