Craftworx Ultima SSL Super Light Road Bike Wheelset - Craftworx Cycling

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Ultima SSL - Rim Brake Wheels

$895.30 $1,279.00 YOU SAVE 30% ($383.70)


Shimano or SRAM XDR Freehub bodies available.

Please specify which option you require in the notes section when completing your order.

Every rider is different, so the design approach for all Craftworx wheels is to look at a rider profile and design wheels that deliver performance, amazing ride quality and ride dynamics specifically tuned to match that profile.

We use different rim profiles, depths and components to achieve different dynamics that then deliver a wheel to suit the intended rider profile.



 The Ultima SSL wheels use a 23mm deep profile that has amazing compliance, the most of any of our wheels. The lower rider weight paired with a compliant wheel allows it to roll over the road surface efficiently and smoothly. Without that compliance, your bike will skip and bounce over the surface resulting in losing forward momentum.


Dynamically Balanced 

All Craftworx wheels are hand built. We use high quality triple butted stainless steel spokes to to create the perfect balance between even spoke tension and ultimate strength without adding unnecessary weight.

The wheels provide excellent braking performance with a precision, twice machined braking surface.

The wheels can be used with tubeless tyres or clincher tyres (with tubes) and they are supplied with the rim tape fitted.

These wheels are optimised for 25 and 28mm tyres but you can easily use down to 23mm tyres and when clearance allows tyres up to 32mm will also fit on these wheels.

Each rim brake wheelset comes with our Ultima Quick Release Skewers that weigh only 71 grams.


Rims – Ultima SSL Alloy - 23mm Deep – 23mm Wide (External)

Tyres – Tubeless or Clincher (with tubes) 23, 25, 28 and 32mm Tyres

Hubs – Craftworx Ultima 6  – For Shimano/SRAM 10/11 Speed, SRAM 12 Speed (XDR), Campagnolo 10/11/12 speed

Spokes –Triple ButtedStainless Steel – 20 Front/24 Rear

Nipples – Alloy Black

Weight – 1491 grams

Supplied with Rim Tape fitted and Craftworx Quick Release Skewers


Hand Built in Brisbane.




Customer Reviews

Based on 16 reviews
Bob Overell
Ultimate SSL

Comfortable riding wheels and very good value. Light enough for the hills and compliant across rough roads.

Carol Moores-Brown
Love my new wheels

With these wheels I feel like I am riding a new bike . They are light and responsive.

Thomas Armstrong
Ultima SSL Gen 2

Absolutely fantastic wheelset! Roll super, super smooth! For such a lightweight wheelset and me being a larger rider (82kg) very, laterally stiff and super responsive! Very impressed overall with the wheels and would recommend to anyone looking to upgrade their current wheels!

Michael Quinlan
They're everything I'd hoped for!

The wheels arrived, safe and secure, and very neatly packaged in their black box. I went straight to the scales with my current wheels and found 500g (Yep, half a kilo!) was missing from the Craftworx wheels. It took an eternity (4 days) to get out on them, thanks to family commitments. They make a serious difference to my old bike. Climbing doesn't feel any different. As the saying goes, 'It doesn't get any easier, you just go faster.' But, when you slacken off on a flat, rolling around a corner, coming up a slight rise or even cresting a hill and you put the power back on, you are rewarded with 'easy' acceleration. That's where they are seriously impressive. They are just so easy to spin.

Ronaldo Cruz
Craftworx Ultima -- ultra light & buttery smooth hubs

After riding ~600km on the Craftworx Ultima, including a hilly century ride, I must say I'm totally in love with these wheels! I have a pair of 28mm Syncros carbon wheels with DT Swiss hubs, and the Craftworx Ultima match it in terms of weight, robustness and performance. The ride is smooth, and I'm finding climbing on my Trek Emonda feels more responsive -- dare I say, easier! Kudos to Craftworx for the first class craftsmanship of the Craftworx Ultima!