Re-inventing the wheel
When we sat down to design the 2020 Hyper Wheel we considered going the route of our competitors and tweaking the design for a minor improvement. Shave some weight off the rim perhaps. Maybe tweak the spoke lacing. However, we soon realized a wheelset is more than the sum of it’s parts. Upgrading one element causes consequences on another part of the wheel. So, we took the decision to start from scratch and re-invent the wheel so to speak, for an all-new premium performance package. New rim, new spokes, new hub.
The Rim: Butterfly Effect
The butterfly weave of the rim surface does look cool, but it’s more than just aesthetics. These carefully filament-woven plies of carbon are positioned to reinforce the rim at the spoke holes and evenly distribute tension throughout the entirety of the rim. Furthermore the 26mm outer rim width is designed to optimize aerodynamic efficiency and reduce instability in crosswinds. The 19mm inner rim width is tubeless ready and supports the ongoing trend for wider and wider road bike tires.
Spokes: Superior material properties
We’ve been using carbon spokes on our Hyper wheels for years. But for 2020 we totally redesigned the spoke making it lighter, stronger and more aerodynamic – the holy trinity of bike design. With their higher stiffness nad greater tensile strength carbon spokes guarantee maximum power transfer giving you the edge in all-out sprints and high power climbs. Their aero profile also improves the efficiency of the wheel without compromising on weight.
Hub: The heart of a wheelset
Due to the unique design of carbon spokes, an off-the-shelf hub won’t do. We engineered our hubs with 3 main goals; reliability, efficiency and lightweight. Over-sized 17mm central axles and optimized flange radius contribute to the overall strength of the wheelset, allowing the use of large ceramic bearings to minimize rolling resistance. The drive-side flange allows for the optimum spoke angle and length for maximum power transfer. An optional XDR driver ensures your wheels are future-proof.
Lightweight or Aero? Why not both.
Usually wheels are a trade-off between lightweight or aero. There are lots of high-profile 80mm wheels out there that perform well aerodynamically. There are lots of 20-30mm, stubby box-section wheels out there that look impressive on the scales but are aerodynamically poor at any speed above 10kph. Likewise there are a selection of wheels that try to do both and just end up mediocre in all fields. With HYPER, we've aced them both.
Independently wind-tunnel tested by Hambini Engineering, the 50mm HYPER wheels have the aerodynamic performance of the massive 80mm ZIPP 808s but weigh over half a kilo less. In fact, they were the fastest 50mm wheel they ever tested. Their smaller 38mm HYPER brothers share the same design ethos and clever wind-tripping profile so rest assured, no matter which one you choose you're getting ridiculously lightweight wheels with the aerodynamic performance of much heavier time-trial wheels.
- - 38mm or 50mm tall filament-wound rim with 26mm external and 19mm internal rim width. Filament winding puts the carbon's strength where it's needed allowing crucial weight savings in non-essential areas.
- - Tubeless-ready hooked rim bead-seat supports tubeless tires from 23-45mm. Tested with Schwalbe Pro One, Continental GP5000 TL.
- - High-temperature resistant, high-friction braking surface on rim brake versions.
- - Carbon fibre spokes with excellent strength to weight ratio weighing 2.6g per spoke.
- - Aerodynamic profile for decreased air resistance.
- - Rear wheel : 2:1 spoke lacing on rear wheels. 21 spokes.
- - Front wheel : 2:1 spoke lacing on disc brake wheels, 21 spokes. Radial lacing on rim brake wheels, 16 spokes.
- - Bespoke engineered Winspace hubs.
- - Over-sized 17mm central axles.
- - Supplied with standard Shimano compatible 11s freewheel body.
- - SRAM XDR Driver also availible upon request.
- - Bicycle specific Ceramic bearings for decreased rolling resistance.
- - Compatibility: Disc brake versions compatible with F:12x100 R:12x142 thru-axles.
Actual listed weights as follows:
- - 38mm rim brake: 1267g.
- - 50mm rim brake: 1349g
- - 38mm disc brake: 1343g.
- - 50mm disc brake: 1425g.
- - All weights are supplied for fully built wheelsets consisting of rims, spokes, nipples, hubs, bearings and freehub assembly and are accurate to +/-3% .
- - Compatible with regular clincher tires with innertubes.
- - Compatible with tubeless-ready tires from leading manufacturers.
- - When using tubeless tires do not exceed 100psi for riding. (Upto 120psi may be required to initially seat the tire) 100psi is plenty for road tubeless.
- - Tire pressures should decrease as sizes increase. EG: 30mm tire no more than 85psi, 35mm tire no more than 60psi, 40-45mm tire no more than 40psi.
The system limit (Rider + bike + luggage, etc.) is 135kg. However, riders above 95kgs should regularly inspect their wheels or get a qualified bike mechanic to do so.
- - rim brake versions: Wheels, QR Skewers, Regular Rim Tape, Tubeless Rim Tape, Tubeless Valves, Valve Extenders, Brake Pads.
- - disc brake versions: Wheels, Regular Rim Tape, Tubeless Rim Tape, Tubeless Valves, Valve Extenders.
We stand by all our products and offer a 2 year warranty on our Hyper wheels.
This wheelset carries a limited warranty of two (2) years from the date of purchase to the original owner only. Unless otherwise stated, the sole remedy under this warranty or any implied warranty is limited to the replacement of defective parts with thos of equal or greater value at the sole discretion of Winspace. Winspace will not be responsible for any direct, incidental or consequential damages, including, without limitation, damages for personal injury, property damage, or economic losses, whether based on contract, warranty, negligence, product liability or any other theory. This warranty does not cover normal wear and tear on parts in situations where there are no material defects. This warranty does not cover consumable components including brake pads, spokes, rim tapes, bearings, etc.