About this time last year, Edco teased their new woven carbon rims that would be produced from their own molds. Prior to that they’d purchased blank Reynolds rims and finished them in house. Then, at Interbike, the full line of proprietary rims were unveiled, introducing tubeless ready designs in multiple depths and styles.
Now, those rims grow to include the new Aerosport Simplon (105mm deep, $2,699/set) and Aerosport Fluela (85mm deep, $2,599/set). That expands the Aerosport series to 45, 65, 85, and 105 mm depths.
The rims use their proprietary 9K 8mm twill weave, which means it’s a 9k carbon tow woven into an 8mm twill pattern. For the same material weight, that means a stiffer wheel than, say, 3K. All of the rims are now made at their own facility in China (the factory is a co-owner of Edco), so all IP, designs and development are under their complete control all the way through production.
Get up close and see their curious new AX3 floating road pedal, below…
The Aerosport line is tubeless ready across the range. The 45 and 65 depths also get tubular options, but the new deeper ones will only be clincher.
You can order split sets to mix depths front to rear.
They’re working on disc brake versions of the 45/65, likely available for 2017. At present, they don’t plan on offering disc brake hubs/rims for the deeper wheels, but if demand is there…
They already offer disc brake versions of their Prosport and Optima lines, which are all 50mm or shallower.
Introduced last May as a Kickstarter project, the 3AX (pronounced tri-ax) pedals were successfully funded and should start shipping this month to backers. They’re also available for pre-order for $299, with those expected to ship shortly after the Kickstarter models are out the door.
The name comes from the pedal’s 3-axis movement. The body sits on two “swings”, which provide 6º of “sway (3º to each side). That lets your foot rock 2-3mm laterally. You have normal float, up to 9°.
This shows the total side to side movement, which has a slight rocking motion, not strictly lateral.
Check our original coverage for all the tech details.