Argent Tubeless (pair)
Three Group Spoke System
Bill Shook obsessively engineers every wheel system to its optimal “sweet spot”, the balance of spoke tension, hub flange width, spoke angle and selection of the appropriate materials. After years of research and development, Bill Shook designed the American Classic three group spoke lacing for our 24 spoke rear wheel systems to build the strongest, stiffest and lightest road rear wheels in our line. We call this advanced system Series 3 for our 420 Aero 3, Magnesium, Road Tubeless, Aluminum Tubular and Carbon wheels. These good looking, hand built three group spoke wheels are at the forefront of performance, aerodynamics, comfort and durability.
The concept behind this lacing pattern is to create equal spoke tension for the drive and non-drive sides of the rear wheel, a state that cannot be reached in traditionally spoked wheels. Mathematically, this unique balance of spoke tension occurs on 24 spoked rear wheels. To achieve this balance, the rims are drilled in groups of three spoke holes. The spokes are laced to our finely crafted American Classic high-low 24 spoke hub, two on the drive side of the wheel to one on the non-drive side. The result is more spokes on the drive side where the wheel needs to be strongest, and fewer spokes on the non-drive side. Bill Shook calculated the optimal position for the non-drive side hub flange to create the ideal bracing angle of the non-drive side spokes. “The three group spoke design is a better use of materials achieving the balanced use of the spokes with equal spoke tension on both sides of the rear wheel,”says Shook.
The wheels are stiff and light to decisively dive into corners and power out, accelerate repeatedly, climb and descend with ease and hold speed on the flats. There are no broken spokes. No flexy feeling out of the saddle. When winning is your goal, the time-tested three group spoke wheel system delivers.
DISCIPLINE Road | Gravel | Cyclocross
RIMS Argent Road Tubeless 390gr Aluminum Clincher Rims 700
SPOKES AC Bladed Spokes Black | AC Aluminum Nipples Silver | 18h Radial Front | 24h 3-Cross Drive, Radial non-Drive Rear
WEIGHT FRONT 596g | REAR 796g | PAIR 1392g
HUBS/SPACING FRONT Micro 58 100 mm | REAR AC High-low 130 mm | REAR SPLINE Shimano/SRAM 10/11 or Campagnolo 10/11
LOOK/COLOR AC Black with Gray Hubs
INCLUDED AC Tubeless Tape Installed | AC Tubeless Valves
QUICK RELEASE Cromoly QR’s
UPGRADES Wheel Bag | Ceramic Bearings
*Can be ridden with regular tire and tube
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