Craftworx Ultima SSL Super Light Road Bike Wheelset - Craftworx Cycling

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Ultima SSL | 1451g | Riders up to 70kg



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.



Factory wheels are made with a ‘one size fits all’ approach. They are built in a way that anyone can ride them meaning they normally designed to allow heavy riders to use them and don’t take into account the dynamic requirements of lighter riders.

Lighter riders have less vertical weight over their wheels, so they require more compliance in the wheel. 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 

The result is a wheel set that is dynamically balanced for a rider less than 70kg.

All Craftworx wheels are hand built to order. We use high quality bladed 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. We offer two brake surface finishes with silver and black. The black finish will wear over time back to a silver, but is popular with its super clean and classy look when new, especially important for that first ride photo.

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 – Sealed Bearings – 72 Engagement Points – For Shimano/SRAM 10/11 Speed, Campagnolo 10,11 or 12 Speed or SRAM 12 Speed (XDR)

Spokes – Bladed Stainless Steel – 20 Front/24 Rear

Nipples – Alloy Black

Weight – 1451 grams

Supplied with Rim Tape fitted and Craftworx Quick Release Skewers


Hand Built to order in 3-4 days in Brisbane.




Customer Reviews

Based on 15 reviews
Love my new wheels
Ultima SSL Gen 2
They're everything I'd hoped for!
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