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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 SL wheels use a 25mm deep profile that has more vertical stiffness than the Ultima SSL (only 23mm deep). For a rider between 70 and 85kg, this rim profile will give you the correct ride dynamics and maximise performance.
It allows for the correct amount of rim suspension for this weight range. The result is exceptional performance while the extra depth over the SSL provides more lateral stiffness. This extra lateral stiffness is important for the cornering forces, efforts out of the saddle when climbing or sprinting and power transfer.
The result is a wheel set that is dynamically balanced for a rider in the 70-85kg range.
All Craftworx wheels are handbuilt 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 SL Alloy - 25mm Deep – 24mm 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 – 1528 grams
Supplied with Rim Tape fitted and Craftworx Quick Release Skewers
Hand Built to order in 3-4 days in Brisbane.
$19.95 SHIPPING AUSTRALIA WIDE
Happy to purchase an Australian made product and the rims looks great, refreshing my old bike frame.
Purchased the ultima about three years - then bought N+1 bike for gravel - recently upgraded the group set etc on older bike with the rim brake ultima wheels
Thoroughly enjoying the road on the Orbea frame with the ultima wheels. The freewheel is most pleasant sounding out of all of our bikes.
Cornering and turning so responsive and the ride compliant on varying road surfaces - now to acquire a set for the gravel bike....
So happy with this purchase as the wheels have acted like a new suspension system on an older bike. They soak up the imperfections of the not so perfect roads. My fourth set of wheels from Craftworx!
Better than I expected. Can't fault it as at time of writing.
Wheelset arrived in excellent time and straight out of the box I loved the look of them, the black u shaped rim really suits my Felt frame shape. I went with the blue hubs and nipples to match the colours in my frame and I was glad I did. Living in rural NSW there is some pretty rough farm roads on my usual trips and from first ride the comfort of these wheels is what really stood out, they glide over the bumps far better than the Vision wheelset they replaced. I am yet to give them a test ride on some long climbs but the weight savings are certainly noticeable. I raced on them on the weekend and even for a non-aero wheelset they have no problem maintaining speeds over 40km/h and not getting pushed by crosswinds is a nice relief. All up the value for money is incredible, you cannot buy factory built wheels with these specs for the price of these, would not hesitate to recommend. The only thing I could write that would be a knock on them was the weight was about 35 grams heavier, which is probably the weight of the rim tape, try getting that close from a factory built wheelset.
Thanks Daniel, Glad you are enjoying your wheels!! Yes, the weights are based on the wheels built without rim tape! The tubeless tape we use weighs around 24-30 grams per wheel set. Thanks again, Nathan