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TPE17: 3T lightens up wider, 1400g Discus Plus carbon aero gravel wheels & more

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2017 3T Discus Plus 650B wide carbon fiber aero gravel road bike wheelset

Discus Plus is a new model of the 30Team that is wider and lighter. The rim was redesigned and chopped a ton of weight out by making it slightly shallower even though it’s 2mm wider. The wheelset dropped from 1600g to 1400g for the 650B. Rene Wiertz, 3T president/CEO said the prior version was over built, basically a DH rim, so this one is more gravel specific in its layup, which also helped shed grams.

2017 3T Discus Plus 650B wide carbon fiber aero gravel road bike wheelset

2017 3T Discus Plus 650B wide carbon fiber aero gravel road bike wheelset

It’s tubeless ready with a minimal bead hook and is designed around 27.5×2.1 tires…which works great for the WTB Horizon 47c tires. Inside rim width is 30mm, external is 36mm and height is 26mm.

2017 3T Discus Plus 650B wide carbon fiber aero gravel road bike wheelset

It goes into production in May, price TBD.

The alloy version of the Discus C 35 Pro gets a similar re-work and drops from 1810g to 1615g for 700c.

It shares the asymmetric design and is tubeless ready, but is not as wide as the carbon 27.5 version (we’re getting widths and will update).

This seatpost is a prototype LTD version of the Zero25 post that’s been out in Pro and Team. This one’s at 205g, using a bit better carbon than the Team version to save a few grams. The design is clever in that it works as both a 0mm and 25mm offset on the same post by simply flipping the clamp head around. This helps 3T (and shops) reduce SKUs without eliminating options.

3Tcycling.com

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Seraph
Seraph
5 years ago

“…which works great for the WTB Horizon 47 shown on the bike here.” I see no bike.

Tyler
Tyler
5 years ago
Reply to  Seraph

Aaaaah, yeah. I wrote it before editing the pics and then realized that the bike in the booth had the old wheels on it, so didn’t include that. And then forgot to edit the words accordingly. Good catch – fixed.

thesteve4761
thesteve4761
5 years ago
Reply to  Tyler

But 2.1″ is not 47mm.

30mm. damn. So should we expect a 30mm trail rim from WTB soon?

typevertigo
typevertigo
5 years ago
Reply to  thesteve4761

Yeah, 47 mm is more like 1.75″ as per the tires on my folding bike

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