3T Discus C60 Team Stealth Carbon Disc Road Wheels
Save 39% on the Discus C60 Team Stealth Disc Wheels by 3T!
3T Discus C60 Team Stealth Disc Wheels
Discus C60 Team is the mid-range deep-section wheelset of the 3T Discus range: 25 mm wide, all-carbon-fiber rims are 58 mm deep yet overall weight is held at 1632 - 1652 g. Center Lock disc-brake hubs with 24 bladed spokes front and rear offer industry-standard fitment for quality disc-brake setups. 3T linear+ system optimizes build quality. Asymmetric rim drilling reduces difference in spoke tension between drive side and non-drive side. Hubs have light-alloy oversize spindle with modular end-caps that can be easily swapped from quick-release to thru-axle as needed; rear width can run 135 mm or 142 mm to fit latest CX and gravel-grinder thru-axle framesets. All-carbon-fiber rim is 58 mm deep, with a blunt profile for stable aerodynamic performance at typical angles to the wind; wide tire bed provides a really firm base to run the latest, race-weight fat tires at lower pressure, Features: Wider contact surface Less rolling resistance Reduced incidence of punctures Better handling control Specification: Rim Size: 700c, 25mm wide, 58mm deep Rim Spec: Clincher, hi-modulus full carbon, offset double angle drilling Spokes: Straight pull, stainless steel, black finish, double butted aero, Pillar 1425, 24F/24R Hubs: Centerlock Disc type - oversize light alloy hub bodies, Bearing: Adjustable Ceramic Speed Front wheel fits: 9mm Q/R, 10mm or 15mm bolt through, all Q/R and adapters supplied Rear wheel fits: 9mm Q/R, 135 or 142mm bolt through, all Q/R and adapters supplied
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3T is a brand synonymous with lightweight road cycling components, such as stems, bars and seatposts. Founded in 1961, 3T (Tecnologia del Tubo Torino - or Turin Tube Technology) was initially named 3TTT, and is situated near Milano in a city called Bergamo, in Northern Italy. As the name suggests, initially their products were made with metal - steel to be precise - as the founder Mario Dedioniggi specialised in working with this material. By 1970, steel was replaced by the increasingly popular alloy, in order to save weight without sacrificing performance. 5 years later the famous Superleggera handlebar was born, weighing just 250g, which at the time was believed to be the lightest handlebar on the market. It was constructed from 7075 aluminium alloy, which was usually reserved for aerospace industries.
Over the years 3T has provided components for victorious Tour de France, Olympic, World Championships and successful World Hour Record attempts. In 1984 Moser pushed past the 50km barrier in his hour attempt using a 3T bar, eventually setting a new record of 51.151km. In recent years Ryder Hesjedal won the 2013 Giro d'Italia on a 3T equipped bike. In the MTB world, Nicolas Vouilloz won his 3rd Downhill World Championships whilst riding with a 3T bar. Nowadays 3T produce components in carbon fibre, as well as having cheaper lightweight alloy ranges for those on a budget. For more information on 3T's products, please visit their website, or view their history page. Alternatively you can find more information on the Italian company on their Wikipedia entry.
About Merlin Cycles
This cycling deal was found at Merlin Cycles, one of the UK's most famous bike shops, located up North!
Merlin Cycles started life in 1993, founded by John Moss as a mail order Mountain Bike business ran directly from his spare bedroom in Chorley. Due to early growth, shortly afterwards he opened his first outlet in Ormskirk, and a few years later in 1998, the company grew into larger premises, moving to Leyland.
In the 1990's and early 2000's, Merlin were known for their ranges of mountain bike hardtails, released under the Rock Lobster and Merlin "Malt" brands. These steel and aluminium hardtails were designed in house, available as framesets or complete bikes, representing excellent value for money. The company was also well known for their handbuilt MTB wheels, which in my experience lasted for years without needing truing!
Merlin have always been competitive on pricing, particularly on suspension forks, brakes, wheels and groupsets, which continues to this day. Nowadays they have introduced road cycling equipment and clothing into their product ranges, due to the increase in popularity in this field, thus catering for a broader range of cyclists.
Tags: 10 speed, 11 speed, 8 speed, 9 speed, Carbon
Wheel Size: 700c