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DRIVE 40D Carbon Spoke

Carbon spokes are nothing new. Many brands have already launched corresponding products. Drive wheels have a stronger demand for weight reduction. Drive 40D has achieved extreme weight reduction, but the rigidity of the wheels has been improved.
The subversive riding experience is the biggest feeling that carbon spoke wheels can bring to you.
The tensile rigidity of the carbon spokes increases the performance of the wheel set by 17%. The drive wheel set also uses ceramic bearings as a standard option.


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Series Drive 40D
Rim Type Tubeless Compatible
Rim Depth 40mm
Inner Width 21mm
Outer Width 28mm
Front Spoke Pattern Radial
Rear Spoke Pattern Radial
Spoke Count 21F/24R
Spoke Type Carbon cs-01
Nipple Type Alloy Secure Lock
Front Hub 12*100mm Ceramic Bearing
Rear Hub 12*142mm Ceramic Bearing
Brake Interface Center Lock
Freebody Type 4 Pawls
Cassette Body Shimano&XDR
Assembly Method Handbuilt
Extras Rim Tape,Tubeless Valve
Weight F.560g R.700g
System Weight Limit 275lbs / 125kg
Recommended Tyre Sizes 700*25C-700*38C


The DRIVE series is based on Elitewheels, and a more experienced technical development team has been set up. The purpose is to create a more representative and more comprehensive product. At the same time, in order to repay the trust and expectations of Elitewheels’ loyal customers,thus we created the brand-new DRIVE series.

This is a disruptive wheel set that creates the higher performance advantages of carbon wheels. DRIVE DISC is currently the lightest carbon spoke wheel set, weighing only 1260g.

DRIVE uses Elitewheels’ UNI product technology to achieve such an extreme weight.Drive 40D is 22% stronger than rims made of normal T700 materials. *Read more about UNI technology.

Carbon fiber spokes have higher stiffness and higher tensile strength, the lateral response is 7% higher than that of equivalent steel spokes, and the high frequency vibration absorption capacity of carbon fiber spokes is stronger than that of steel spokes. It can provide better aerodynamics and excellent stability, giving you an advantage in full speed sprint and high-power climbing.

DRIVE series carbon spoke wheels, both front and rear hubs use S&S ceramic bearings, ceramic bearings further improve the wheel hub rolling efficiency and reduce rolling resistance.

Drive 40mm disc brake carbon spoke wheelset Rims

Drive 40mm disc brake carbon spoke wheelset Rims


Drive 40D uses a brand new look. The appearance of each rim was hand made and unique, with a different carbon fiber texture on each rim surface.

Drive 40D has a rim height of 40mm, an inner width of 21mm and an outer width of 28mm. It was optimized again on the basis of the original U shape rim, the bottom was V-shaped appropriately so as to make a U/V shape. It can better reduce lateral wind resistance and improve the lateral turning stability. 21mm inner width is compatible with wider outer tires, allowing you to ride under relatively low tire pressure, which increases shock absorption ability and brings you with better riding experience.

Meanwhile, Drive 40D uses next-generation carbon fiber stacking technology inside the rims to remove the excess materials between the carbon spoke holes to achieve the lightest weight. Finally, combined with the latest UNI material technology(*Read more about UNI technology), Drive 40D is the lightest and best climbing wheel set.

Drive 40mm disc brake wheelset Carbon Spokes

Drive 40mm disc brake wheelset Carbon Spokes


The Drive 40D uses carbon fiber spokes made of high-modulus carbon fiber wire. Carbon fiber spokes have higher rigidity and higher tensile strength, and the lateral response is 7% higher than that of the same steel spokes, and the high frequency vibration absorption capacity of carbon spokes is stronger than that of steel spokes. Each spoke must pass the 400kgf standard tensile test before it can be used.

In the DRIVE DISC 40mm hand-knitting wheel, the tension value of each spoke of the front wheel and the rear wheel is almost the same, reaching 145kgf.

Therefore, DRIVE DISC 40mm can provide better aerodynamics and excellent stability, it will definitely give you an edge at crucial moments of the race. If you had never ridden a carbon spoke wheel set, it must be worth buying a Drive wheel set for yourself.

Read more about CARBON SPOKES.

Drive 40mm disc brake carbon spoke wheelset Performance hub

Drive 40mm disc brake carbon spoke wheelset Performance hub


Drive’s hub is eye-catching, stylish silver is representative. front hub uses 6803 ceramic bearing, rear hub uses 6902 ceramic bearing. The larger the bearing, the better the rigidity. On the premise of ensuring the performance output of the hub, we try to reduce the weight of the hub body and minimize the rolling resistance.

Drive 40D front wheel uses 21 spokes, including 7 spokes on the drive side, 14 spokes on the non-drive side. The disc brake side needs more spokes to absorb the force of high speed braking so as to make the braking smoother. The rear wheel has 24 spokes, 16 spokes on the drive side and 8 spokes on the non-drive side, leaving more spokes for power transmission and make the rear wheel more prominent in power transmission.

Drive 40mm disc brake carbon spoke wheelset Ceramic Bearings

Drive 40mm disc brake carbon spoke wheelset Ceramic Bearings


Ceramic bearings can make your speed faster. Both front and rear wheels of Drive use the ceramic bearings with very low friction coefficient. Ceramic bearing further increase the rim rolling efficiency with lower rolling resistance. At the same speed, you may have an obvious feeling that the low resistance ceramic bearing makes riding easier. Read more about ceramic bearings.


Are carbon spokes easy to break?

If the carbon spoke breaks, can the wheel continue to be used?

Are the carbon spokes easy to repair after breaking?

Do carbon spoke wheels bounce when riding?

What’s the difference between carbon spoke wheel sets and steel spoke wheel sets?

Which brands’ freebodys are compatible with DRIVE?

If I have bought SHIMANO freebody, can I buy XDR freebody separately?

Can I change to 6 bolt lock?

Are there any rider weight limits for DRIVE 40D wheels?

Can I choose “without decal”?

Can I choose hidden nipple?

Can I choose other weave?For example, 3k, 12k?

What size of tire can I use?

Can I use tubeless tires?


How long does it take before you send out my rims/wheel sets after payment?

What payment methods are accepted?

What shipping method do you use?

How much customs duties should I pay?

What if my parcel has arrived but damaged?

What guarantees will I get?

How to place an order?

What’s the minimum quantity per order? Is there a quantity discount?

Do you offer customized decaf or painting?

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