Performance-oriented riders and racers are battling the clock and the competition on gravel. Italian manufacturer 3T have recognised the trend, developing the aerodynamic Discus 45 | 40 LTD wheelset in response. It seeks its equal, eking out the last ounce of time savings and speed from rider and bike. Whereas other aerodynamic wheels are susceptible to side winds and are heavier due to their deeper rims, the 3T Discus 45 | 40 wheelset shows itself unimpressed by the former and at 1,462 g, doesn’t push up the weight much either. With a 29 mm internal width, the rims are optimised for tires from 35 to 40 mm, making them perfect for the kind of rubber that makes sense on a gravel race bike. That width means the tire is formed into more of a U- instead of O-shape and, alongside more grip through corners, this also reduces the risk of sidewall tears – that’s good for everyone, not just racers! Customers have the choice between luxurious Carbon-Ti, Chris King or Industry Nine hubs. What more could the gravel heart want?
Price: € 2,399 | Weight: Rear: 787 g; Front: 675 g