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DRIVE 40V Carbon Spoke

Travel in mountains and valleys as easily as you can.


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Series Drive 40V
Rim Type Tubeless Compatible
Rim Depth 40mm
Inner Width 19.5mm
Outer Width 28mm
Front Spoke Pattern Radial
Rear Spoke Pattern Radial
Spoke Count 18F/21R
Spoke Type Carbon cs-01
Nipple Type Alloy Secure Lock
Front Hub QR*100mm Ceramic Bearing
Rear Hub QR*130mm Ceramic Bearing
Brake Interface Rim brake
Hub Type 4 pawls
Cassette Body Shimano
Assembly Method Handbuilt
Extra QR/ Brake Pads/ Rim Tape
Weight F.585g R.715g
System Weight Limit 275lbs / 125kg
Recommended Tyre Sizes 700*25C-700*33C
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Drive 40V is a more aerodynamic 1300g rim brake carbon spoke wheel set designed by an engineer from Elitewheels’ development team, who is best at climbing wheel sets. Drive 40V is characterized by significant wheel rigidity and efficient power transmission. Brake surface with better braking performance have no fear of slippery roads.

It comes with ceramic bearing as standard. High precision CNC machining eliminates friction of bearing and reduces power loss, which makes it easier for you to climb.

With high tension value carbon spokes, the wheel sets have more direct conductivity, which is immediate response after the force is generated.

DRIVE 40V Rims

Drive 40mm rim brake carbon spoke wheelset Drive rims


Drive 40V 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 40V has a rim height of 40mm, an inner width of 19.5mm 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 the lateral wind resistance, and enhance the stability of lateral turning in the mean time. 19.5mm 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.

DRIVE 40V wheelset Carbon Spokes

Drive 40mm rim brake wheelset Carbon Spokes


Drive 40V 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. This is the biggest advantage of carbon spokes, not only light, the response is also more immediate when the force is generated. You can feel the direct driving power from the rear wheel when you pedal.

In the hand-woven wheel of DRIVE 40V, the tension values for each spoke of the front and rear wheels were almost identical, reaching 145kgf.

Therefore, DRIVE 40V can provide better aerodynamics and excellent stability, allowing you to have an advantage in full sprint and high-power climbing.

Read more about CARBON SPOKES.

DRIVE 40V wheelset Performance hub

Drive 40mm rim brake carbon spoke wheelset Performance hub


Drive’s hub is eye-catching, stylish black 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.

The hub uses 18 spokes on the front wheel, the rear hub has 21 spokes, 14 on the drive side and 7 on the non-drive side.

After 6 months of continuous design and continuous improvement, we have found the best geometric angle of the hub so that the spoke tension on the driving side is the same as the tension on the non-driving spoke side, which is very important. In this way, the stability of the wheels can be improved to a greater extent when entering a curve quickly.

DRIVE 40V wheelset Ceramic Bearings

Drive 40mm rim 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.

DRIVE 40V wheelset Brake surface

Drive 40mm rim brake carbon spoke wheelset


Drive 40V uses a mixture material of high-temperature resin developed by Elitewheels and Japan’s Toray T800 carbon fiber. The temperature of brake surface can reach 270℃。There is a groove in the brake surface, which ensures an excellent braking performance even on a long distance downhill on rainy days.

DRIVE 40V carbon spoke wheelset Rim type

Drive 40mm rim brake carbon spoke wheelset Rim type


All drive wheels are tubeless compatible.We design an R angle, the rounded edge makes tire installation easier and offers increased support during hard cornering with a softer edge and larger surface area.The contact area of the tire falls within the rim, providing good wall support and improved handling, allowing for lower tire pressure with wider rims.


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?

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

Can I choose “without decal”?

Can I choose hidden nipple?

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

Are brake pads of other brands available for DRIVE?

What size of tire can I use?

Can I use tubeless tires?


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