Craftworx Ultima SSL Super Light Road Bike Wheelset - Craftworx Cycling

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Ultima SSL - Rim Brake Wheels


A Serious Performance Upgrade for Rim Brake Bikes

If you want to improve the way your bike rides and handles, upgrade your wheels, it will transform your ride and give it new lease on life. Most of my clients say it is like riding an new bike. Faster with improved handling, more comfortable and most importantly, more enjoyable to ride!


Why choose SSL?

In three words - Light, Fast, Smooth

The Ultima SSL wheels are still one of my most popular rim brake models. I think most of my clients initially, are attracted to the light weight (1499 grams) and the clean, minimalist style. Personally, I just love the way they ride, they always put a smile on my face. Smooth, comfortable and energetic is the way I'd describe them. Accelerating on the flats and climbing, they respond with enthusiasm. For me, only the Ultima SL28's accelerate faster, but at double the price, you would expect them to!

It's what you think that matters most.

I love to get feedback from my clients. Here are a few of the ways my clients have described their SSL wheels.

"Absolutely fantastic, seriously impressive, super smooth, compliant on rough roads, exceptionally light and responsive, noticeably more comfortable, 9% faster, awesome, better value for money, crack and cocaine on two wheels".

If you would like to know more, please read the reviews at the bottom of the page, they will tell you everything you need to know about the Ultima SSL wheels and how they ride.


Rim Depth:  23mm

External Rim Width:  23mm

Internal Rim Width: 19mm

Tyre Compatibility:  Tubeless or Clincher (with tubes)

Hubs:  Craftworx Ultima 6 with 6 Pawls and 72 Engagement Points

Spokes: Bladed Stainless Steel

Nipples: Alloy ProLock

Combined Weight: 1499 grams

Recommended Rider Weight Limit:  90 kg

Note:  Skewers not supplied


Customer Reviews

Based on 17 reviews
Hung Truong
Ultima SSL

Had the chance to take these out of the regular training route. Feel nice and zippy with barely any flex/rubbing. Super happy with the purchase. Running alu rim brake tracks makes it nice and easy to control on wet descents.

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.