High performance wheels built to last.
Our Aero-Wide Carbon 700C Wheels were created for serious athletes who want wheels that last for years. Unlike weight-weenie race wheels, these are built to feel just as fast while having the strength and durability to stand up to years of road, dirt, or adventure riding.
Developed in partnership with factories behind some of the industry's leading high-end wheel brands, every Thesis wheelset is professionally hand-built and digitally checked to ensure a lifetime of trouble-free riding.
*Thesis bike owners get $100 off additional wheelsets and wheel packages. Email us at email@example.com for details.
Lead time: 3-4 weeks
Here's how it works and why it's worth the wait.
WHEELSET WEIGHT: 1595g (+/- 2.5%)
Wide. Tubeless. Carbon.
With a 22mm internal width, 30mm external width, and a tubeless mid-hook design, our rims transition smoothly with 28-30mm road tires for improved aerodynamics while allowing higher-volume tires to be run at low pressures without squirm. The result is more comfort, control, and efficiency with fewer flats. ⓘ Traditional road wheels with narrow rims and narrow tubed tires require higher tire pressures to avoid tire squirm and pinch flats. That results in more shock to your body, so you get fatigue, aches, and pains. Their smaller contact patch means less traction and control. Counterintuitively, there’s also more rolling resistance. With a wider road rim, the same tire will sit bigger, or you can run wider tires at lower pressures for more comfort and control without compromising on speed and efficiency.
A mid-depth 44mm U/V profile improves aerodynamics while maintaining stability in the wind. A 2.5mm offset and angled drilling balances out bracing angles and spoke tensions, making our wheels laterally stiffer and more durable.
Pioneering graphene technology
Graphene has long been touted as the supermaterial of the future. It’s only now that manufacturing advances have made it possible for this wonder material to be used in carbon fiber composites. The addition of graphene nanoparticles to the resin more than doubles its bond strength while preventing micro-fractures from propagating, improving impact resistance of our rims by over 20%.
Our rims are one of the first graphene-infused models on the market, and our factory-direct model makes it possible to bring them to you at half the price of our competitors.
The venerated DT Swiss DT350 hubset
We believe in investing where it counts. That’s why we went with one of the strongest, most reliable hubs in the industry.
The DT350 rear hub features the famed star ratchet engagement system, which is twice as strong and five times more durable than most competing pawl-based systems.
Both front and rear hubs feature high quality sealed cartridge bearings and hand-swappable end caps for adapting to various dropout standards. Strong and durable enough for downhill racing and loaded touring, these lightweight hubs are an obvious choice for a wheelset built to last.
Laser-focused on every last detail
Many weight weenie wheelsets will use 24 or even 21 spokes per wheel to shave weight at the expense of stiffness and durability. We went with 28 lightweight cold-forged bladed aero spokes, built by hand, for a wheel that’s stiffer, stronger, more durable, and just as fast.
A single length of J-bend spoke is used throughout, making them easy to source and replace. We also use exposed brass nipples, prized by mechanics for their durability and serviceability.
Every component has a story. No placeholder parts or marketing gimmicks here. Every detail, down to the bolts and bearings, is selected for the optimal balance of performance, durability, and serviceability. Click on the name of each component to learn more about why we chose it.
Questions? Get a one-on-one consultation.
We know that finding the perfect equipment can sometimes be overwhelming. That's why we offer free personal OB1 consultations over email, phone, video, and in person.
Have a question on specs or compatibility? Let us help. We'll treat you like a friend and help you find the best wheels for your needs, regardless of who makes it.
To get started, just drop us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org.Book a consultation
Direct from the factory
The bicycle industry is pretty old school, and that means a lot of middlemen. We skip all the middlemen and work directly with the top manufacturers behind the leading brands. That's how we cut the price in half.
Every component matters
No placeholder parts, marketing gimmicks, or corner-cutting. If we wouldn't put it on our own bikes, we won't put it on yours. We built our bikes like a mechanic would: for performance, serviceability, and durability.
Ride every road that calls you
Optimized for road, cyclocross, and touring, our 700Cs are part of the perfect pair of double wheelsets for the carbon OB1, our one bike for every road. The OB1 features an endurance road geometry, clearance for wide tires, and mounting points for all your gear.
Direct from top factories
Every component matters
30 day return policy
No bull crash replacement
Personal one-on-one consults