New wider aero Miche Graff Route carbon gravel wheels on Ivar Slik’s Wilier Rave SLR gravel race bike

Wilier’s pro gravel-racing ambassador Ivar Slik won Girona’s Traka 200 a little over a month back on a Rave SLR gravel bike and an all-new set of Miche Graff Route aero carbon gravel wheels – and prototype Schwalbe G-One RS semi-slicks! Designed to blend the aerodynamic performance of Miche’s road wheels with a wider hookless tubeless carbon rim that can handle off-road abuse, the new Graff Route wheels are more versatile than Miche’s original carbon gravel offering. And now they are also available for any gravel riders looking for an edge…

Miche Graff Route aero carbon gravel wheels

Miche Graff Route aero carbon gravel wheels, Traka 200 win

all bike photos c. Wilier

After winning Traka 200, Ivar Slik is headed to the US for an early summer of gravel racing up to June 4th’s iconic Unbound Gravel. And since a lot of the American gravel scene tends to be less technical but much faster than Euro gravel racing, the new aero Miche Graff Route wheels lay the groundwork for Slik’s more road-oriented gravel race setup.

The Dutch pro cyclist does come to gravel from a pro continental road race background, with a bit of XC and a European Beach racing championship thrown in for good measure. So, the road-like build seems fitting.

Aero Gravel Wheels – Tech details & Pricing

Miche Graff Route aero carbon gravel wheels, rim detail

Beyond the new Wilier Rave SLR gravel bike that debuted last fall and the tease of the as-yet-unleased Schwalbe G-One RS tires, the newest part of Slik’s build are these mid-depth aero Graff Route carbon wheels.

Miche Graff Route aero carbon gravel wheels, rim detail

The new Miche Graff Route features a new 36mm deep HM700 aero carbon rim with 24mm internal hookless tubeless profile – for 35-55mm tires.

Miche Graff Route aero carbon gravel wheels, front hub

The centerlock disc brake wheels are built up with 24 aero-bladed, double-butted straight-pull spokes (front & rear) laced to new CNC-machined 7075 alloy hubs.

Miche Graff Route aero carbon gravel wheels, rear hub

The 12mm thru-axle hubs spin on “Ultra Smooth” steel sealed cartridge bearings with external preload adjustment.

Miche Graff Route aero carbon gravel wheels, pair

The complete made-in-Italy aero carbon gravel wheelset has a claimed weight of 1565g (+an extra 20g for the tubeless kit with tape & valves.)

Miche Graff Route aero carbon gravel wheels, set

The Miche Graff Route aero carbon gravel wheels sell for 1650€ with your choice of Shimano, SRAM XD-R, or Campagnolo N3W freehubs, and include tubeless tape, valves & wheel bags.

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Ivar Slik’s Wilier Rave SLR gravel race bike build

Ivar Slik Wilier Rave SLR gravel race bike build, complete

The large Wilier Rave SLR bike Ivar Slik raced for Traka was pretty close to Wilier’s stock 8400€ GRX Di2 build, but swapped in a road compact Shimano Ultegra 50/34 crankset for higher gearing for fast-paced racing – with the same wide 11-34T cassette. Instead of the older, lighter, but less aero Miche wheels, Slik rides the new Miche Graff Route set up tubeless with Schwalbe’s unreleased prototype G-One RS gravel tires.

Ivar Slik Wilier Rave SLR gravel race bike build, aero racing Gravel Locos, TX

Heading into faster-paced US racing, Slik worked with the Wilier Innovation Lab to develop a custom aerobar extension setup on top of the 44cm wide one-piece Wilier Filante Bar carbon cockpit. Custom machined alloy clamps fit a set of Profile Design aerobar armrests and unreleased double ergonomic ski-bend carbon extensions on top.

Ivar Slik Wilier Rave SLR gravel race bike build, aero cockpit modification

The more aero cockpit setup helped Slik to a 2nd place finish at Texas’ Gravel Locos event last weekend.

Ivar Slik Wilier Rave SLR gravel race bike build, post-TYraka 200 win

Read more about Ivar Slik’s Traka 200 win and shift to gravel at:

journal.Wilier.com

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jeff
jeff
6 months ago

For an aero wheelset, I’d want to know the outer width of the rim. Kinda important to match the wheel and tire profile up.

Larry Falk
Larry Falk
6 months ago

I wish more carbon wheels came with full carbon rim beds like this wheel; not having to deal with tubeless tape and problems with tubeless tape is a good tradeoff with the increased difficulty of replacing a spoke. Nice wheel.