Vortex series
Vortex series
Vortex series
Vortex series
Vortex series

Vortex series

Regular price $ 799.00 USD Sale

 

 

These wheels will suit you if you are after the best value for money race wheels, backed by a global lifetime warranty.

The VORTEX series are available in TRACK versions!

What did we do to be able to deliver you these wheels at such a great price? 

We examined every component of the ELEMENTAL wheel and looked at how we could make it less expensive without compromising quality:

Things we have changed:

  • The VORTEX rim is made from T700 carbon fiber instead of T800.
  • The VORTEX rims are a conventional V shape, making the moulding process easier.
  • The VORTEX hubs, while using the ELEMENTAL shell, have sealed steel bearings instead of hyrid ceramic.
  • We are using slighly heavier Pillar spokes instead of CX Ray.

Things we have not changed:

  • We are still using Sapim secure lock nipples.
  • We are using the same brake surface technology.

Why choose the VORTEX series?

  • $ for $ we believe the VORTEX series are the best value for money, reliable race wheels you can buy.
  • From a performance standpoint the only measurable difference between the VORTEX series and the ELEMENTAL series is in relation to cross wind handling and a slight weight difference.
  • The VORTEX series have a track option. The V Shape rim profile is better at handling the EXTREME power - related stresses of track racing.

So what does the ELEMENTAL series have that the VORTEX does not?

  • The VORTEX series is NOT UCI APPROVED.
  • The VORTEX series wheels are slightly heavier than the ELEMENTAL series.
  • The VORTEX series has a conventional V shape profile.  This means that the handling will not be as precise as the ELEMENTALS in extreme cross winds.
  • The VORTEX series use the ELEMENTAL hub shell but steel bearings rather than ceramic.
  • The VORTEX series wheels are not available as tubeless - ready.
  • Other detailed differences are referenced below.

The table below is for comparison purposes only, using the 50mm as an example. VORTEX rims are available in 38mm, 50mm, 60mm and 88mm. See rim depth selection above.

Wheelscience - All the performance, 1/2 the price 

VORTEX 50mm ELEMENTAL 50mm
List Price $799 $1,099
Weight - Tubular 1268 grams 1244 grams
Weight - Clincher 1485 grams 1464 grams
Rim depth 50mm 50mm
Rim width at brake track 23.0mm 24.8mm
Max rim width 23.0mm 26.7mm
Spokes Pillar Sapim®
Nipples - Type External External
Nipples - Brand Sapim® Sapim®
Max rider weight 110kgs / 220lbs 125kgs / 275lbs
Max pressure (clincher) 125psi 125psi
Warranty Lifetime Lifetime
Ceramic bearings NO Yes
DT Swiss 240 Hubs NO Yes: +$350
UCI APPROVED NO Yes

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Why do we cost so much less?  We ship directly from our factory to you.  No less quality, just less middlemen!

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The VORTEX series from Wheelscience has been developed with one thing in mind; delivering you the best possible value for money, all carbon fibre wheels.

 

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