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EB15: 3T Rolls into Disc-brake Road with Discus Carbon and Aluminum Wheels

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While a few companies are dipping into the growing road disc-brake market, 3T are rolling out a broad five wheel Discus line-up that goes from their top lightweight carbon LTD down to a more affordable Pro alloy rim. The wheels on offer are all relatively wide profile, aero optimized clinchers that are geared towards gravel and adventure riders with modern fat, lightweight tires.

Check out the details, pricing, availability, and actual rim widths of the Discus line-up after the break…

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The 3T Discus range starts the high modulus carbon rims of the LTD wheels, with a 24.5mm outer width and available in both 32 (C35) and 58mm (C60) depths. The Team versions use the same rim dimensions, but switch to a slightly heavier carbon material. The Pro line use a 6000 series aluminum rim, available only in a single 24.6x32mm profile.

All of the wheels get 24 straight-pull spokes, with the LTD using Sapim CX-Ray spokes, the Team using Pillar double butted aero spokes, and Pillar triple butted round spokes on the Pro wheels. The rims themselves all have a 3mm offset profile and use angled spoke drilling for better load distribution, spoke alignment, and more even tension (and internal nipples.)

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All of the wheels use 3T branded centerlock hubs with QR, 12 and 15mm thru-axle compatibility by way of modular end caps. The hubs come with Shimano 11s freehubs, with Campagnolo freehub bodies available separately. They are NOT compatible with SRAM XD drivers. The LTD hubs even come with standard Ceramic Speed bearings.

The Discus C60 LTD wheels have a claimed weight of 1600g and sell for 2600€/$2700, with the C35 LTD  at 1430g and 2400€/$2500. The Team C60 wheelset weighs 1725g and retails for 1900€/$2000, with the C35 Team at 1500g and 1800€/$1900. The aluminum C35 Pro weigh 1810g and will sell for 575€/$600.

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Mesauring them at Eurobike, the carbon clinchers are measurably smaller inside than the aluminum wheels due to the thicker hook of the rim. We measured the C60 LTD at 18.3mm inside, and the C35 Team at 18.2mm. The aluminum C35 Pro measured 19.7mm, making all of them a tiny bit wider than advertised.

The full Discus line is up on 3T’s website, with the wheels apparently available now.

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FrenchPress
FrenchPress
7 years ago

Interesting – they ditched their whole spoke pocket design. Thought that was the only solution to drilling holes in rims. Guess not (when there are zero sales).

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