When we saw Edco last year, they were under new ownership and management, and it seems as though things might be changing. Boy, have they. Known for ages as a premium, high end carbon fiber road & triathlon wheel company that also made a really lightweight cassette to go with it, they’re finally branching out. This year, they showed off their first mountain bike wheelset with a weight (with tires) that’s nearly unbelievable. And, a complete road wheelset (with tires) that is very, very affordable. But, they also had a new tubeless-ready gravel wheelset that keeps with their heritage – we’ll start with that:
Edco Valke gravel wheels
The new Valve gravel rim isn’t just a wider version of their road bike rims. Rather, they created an all-new asymmetric design that uses different layups front and rear. Which means different weights, too. The front is 415g, but the rear comes in at 485g because it gets more carbon on the steeper side of the rim to add durability. That also means no rider weight limit.
They have a 21mm internal width they say is good for up to 700x45mm tires, and are finished with a matte 12k carbon finish.
Claimed weight is 1400g with DT350 hubs, but they’ll also build them up with Rotor’s hubs if you plan on using that brand’s 1×13 groupset. Either way, price is €1,299 without tires.
Edco launches mountain bike wheels
The new Edco Pasubio mountain bike wheels (shown on left, above) are named after a popular downhill pass near Garda. They’re a 29er XC/Marathon wheel set with a 30mm hookless interior.
They have a 1,550g wheelset weight, which is decent but not record setting. Where it gets really interesting is the partnership with Wolfpack tires. The set comes wrapped with the 29×2.25 Race up front, and the 29×2.35 Cross at the rear. Both have a claimed weight around 670g each.
Are those tires any good? Probably. Wolfpack was started by the Wolfgang Arenz, who developed the Black chili compound for Continental, Schwalbe’s Addix, and other popular compounds found on other brands’ tires.
System weight with tires and full tubeless setup should be well under 3kg. Retail is €1,499 with tires.
Edco’s Maloja entry level rim brake road wheels
The new Maloja is meant as an entry point to Edco, offering a 50mm deep, 21mm internal wheelset for €800 with Vittoria Corsa Graphene Pro 2.0 tires. They’re built with bladed spokes and come in at a claimed 1,485g (without tires). Rim brake only.
…and other stuff
Feeling really extravagant? They’ve partner with Reacha Trailers so you can outfit your bike trailer with lightweight carbon wheels, too! The model is called the Edco 28 and weighs in at just 7.9kg (17.42lb). Retail is €999.
Not shown, they also have new extra long one-piece valve stems to help you get more air into the tire for tubeless setup. That’s compared to standard valves with extenders that create a narrow section inside that impedes air flow. Available in 35-105mm in 10mm lengths, they’ll have two versions with different rubber feet – one is universal, and the other is specifically designed around the ETRTO road tubeless standard. €14 and up.