So I purchased these wheels as they were on sale as I just wanted a cheap set of all rounders. Well didn't I get more than I thought. Low price maybe but big $$ performance. I cannot fault these wheels. If you are thinking of getting new wheels get some of these. Thanks Craftworx.
I have branded Zipps and generic Chinese carbon wheelsets. I wanted a 50mm carbon clincher I can use for fast bunch rides and maybe a crit race or ITT down the line. I researched and found CraftworX online. I rang them up first and the guys were very helpful answering my questions. The Ultima C50 was on special. I bought it and it came after 5 days. Packaging is superb with complete instructions including kool stop brakepads and skewers. Premium proper packaging too.
The wheelset carbon finish is superb. Brake track is of different colour but all contoured as a whole with that U shape aero wide rim design I am looking for.
The spoke tension is just right. No pinging, no noisy flex some other handmade wheelsets have. The spokes are stiff and I couldn’t flex it.
The wheelset is light. It’s just as good as my Zipp 606 in holding speed above 30-40kph even on training Gatorskin folding tyres.
The hubs are smooth rolling. Koolstop pads are what it is. Quality. I can’t comment on the skewers as I have Ti skewers I am using.
Summary: if you are on the fence if you should buy...BUY! Buy deep, buy now!
As great as they looked unspoiled, the time came when I had to use them. Very comfortable, smooth ride, eating up the bumps. Hold speed very well
Have been cogitating on carbon wheels for a while and finally took the plunge with the CW C50 Aero. Maiden test ride and they didn't fail to impress...light, fast and they look super cool. Solid as a rock and no problems braking, which was my biggest concern. Highly recommend these Oz built beauties over the pricier foreign options.
FS Ultima C50 Plus | 1423g | 38/50mm Depth | 25mm Width