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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!
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
Comfortable riding wheels and very good value. Light enough for the hills and compliant across rough roads.
With these wheels I feel like I am riding a new bike . They are light and responsive.
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!
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.
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!