ZUUS WHEELS RANGES EXPLAINED

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ZUUS WHEEL RANGES EXPLAINED

We have three ranges of ZUUS wheels to suit all budgets. As a rule the more you spend the lighter and more responsive the wheelset. For wheel set weight comparisons scroll down the page.

3 RANGES: ZUUS AERO - ZUUS PRO RANGE - ZUUS PRO ELITE SL RANGE

ALL AVAILABLE IN FOUR RIM DEPTHS: 38 - 50 - 60 - 88/60mm 

ALL OUR WHEELSETS ARE UCI APPROVED

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GREAT ENTRY LEVEL WHEELSET 

HUBS: ZUUS branded Powerway R13 hubs (320GMS), alloy with sealed Enduro bearings. These hubs use a J-Bend spoke type. The PRO and the PROSL use a top of the range BITEX 305 straight pull hub. The spokes on a straight pull hub can be tensioned tighter therefore creating a faster more positive ride.

SPOKES: Sapim Race J-Bend double butted spokes. We do not use the cheaper bladed spokes on our Aero Range as they can tend to twist over time and therefore have a detrimental aero dynamic advantage (you can upgrade your spokes on the AERO range to Sapim CX-RAY for £99

RIM: Japanese Toray T700 Carbon with a basalt braking surface. Guaranteed not to burn out and have good performance in the wet and dry.

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OUR BEST SELLING WHEELSET

HUBS: ZUUS uses branded BITEX 305 straight pull hubs (246gms) which we can tensioned tighter than the AERO hubs therefore creating a fast ride. The Bitex 305 free hubs have an Anti Bite system, extra steel splines have been applied to the to stop cassettes gouging, so no more ugly shredded free hub bodies, this also ensures a faster engagement. Another top feature of the BITEX 305 hub is that the free hub body has 6 pawl engagement instead of the usual 3 pawl. Providing a super fast, positive engagement and a low click noise. On the hole the BITEX 305 hub is lighter and has more features than the acclaimed DT-SWISS 240 hub.

SPOKES: Sapim Race straight pull double butted spokes, for a £99 you can upgrade the PRO range to use Sapim CX-RAY spokes. 

RIM: Japanese Toray T700 Carbon with a 3K weave surface, we coat the rim with an attractive extra carbon heat treated layer, guaranteed not to burn out and have a superior breaking performance in the wet and dry (as effective as alloy) This rim is lighter than the Aero rim and is balanced to create a perfect spin without distortion.

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OUR TOP OF THE RANGE WHEEL SETS 

F.A.Q: THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE PRO AND THE PROSL IS: HYBRID CERAMIC BEARINGS AND SAPIM CX-RAY SPOKES AS STANDARD

HUBS: The same BITEX 305 hubs as the PRO range but with ZUUS Glide PRO ceramic hybrid bearings as standard. In test ceramic bearings spin six times longer than standard sealed bearings. The ceramic bearings we use are, robust, tried and tested.

SPOKES: Sapim CX-RAY bladed spokes as standard.

RIM: Japanese Toray Carbon with a 3K weave surface, we coat the rim with a extra carbon heat treated layer, guaranteed not to burn out and have a superior breaking performance in the wet and dry (as effective as alloy) This rim is lighter than the Aero rim and is balanced to create a perfect spin without distortion.

ZUUS WHEEL RANGE WHEELSET WEIGHT COMPARISON

AERO    - 1462GMS  CLICK HERE        AERO DISC   - 1623GMS  CLICK HERE

PRO      - 1419GMS  CLICK HERE        PRO DISC     - 1468GMS  CLICK HERE

PRO SL  - 1355GMS  CLICK HERE       PRO DISC     - 1395GMS  CLICK HERE

50MM RIM DEPTH

AERO    - 1550GMS   CLICK HERE       AERO DISC   - 1711GMS  CLICK HERE

PRO      - 1507GMS   CLICK HERE       PRO DISC     - 1574GMS  CLICK HERE

PRO SL  - 1423GMS   CLICK HERE       PRO DISC     - 1463GMS  CLICK HERE 

60MM RIM DEPTH

AERO    - 1604GM      CLICK HERE       AERO DISC     -  1765GMS  CLICK HERE

PRO      - 1561GMS    CLICK HERE       PRO DISC       -  1628GMS  CLICK HERE

PRO SL  - 1477GMS    CLICK HERE       PRO SL DISC  -  1517GMS  CLICK HERE

88/60MM RIM DEPTH

AERO    - 1787GM    CLICK HERE         AERO DISC   - TBA

PRO      - 1744GMS  CLICK HERE         PRO DISC     - TBA

PRO SL  - 1660GMS  CLICK HERE         PRO DISC     - TBA

To discuss these new sets please call 01539 766959 or email sales@zuus-sports.com or click live chat

 

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ZUUS WHEELS AERODYNAMICS

All our wheels share the same Aero 'Oval' rim shape proven to be the best performing in wind tunnel testing.

Strength, durability, weight and aerodynamic performance all built into our wheelsets. Our rim suppliers engineers understand all these factors and are constantly updating the designs.

We use an oval rim design favored by the larger named brand manufacturers. Through intensive research and testing of numerous rim shape, wind tunnel testing and in-depth analysis of real world wind conditions. The initial design was based on the theory that ineffective winds a rider experiences tend to fall within a lower yaw angle range than the 10-20 degrees.

The oval profile is designed to acheive optimal aerodynamic performance by reducing drag around the wheel in both frontal and cross wind conditions by creating a negative pressure section that compresses and speeds airflow over the rim, thus reducing drag while also increasing stability

The yaw angle is the calculated real wind angle when the speed of the actual wind (effective wind) and the wind speed produced by the rider (apparent wind) are taken into consideration.

More speed. We developed our Carbon Clinchers, concentrating not only on the front half of the wheel, but also the back half. Oval rim shapes were designed to smooth airflow coming off the tyre, and tapered inward from the widest point of the bulge. this maintains more stability in windy conditions, far better than V-shaped rims.

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Aero RIMS

Made from Japanese Toray T700 carbon, 26mm wide (19mm internal) will fit 23, 25, 28, 32mm tube and tubeless types 

Rims: No Burnouts. Highly effective Basalt braking surface which perform well in the wet and the dry. We have been using this rim on our wheels since 2014 with no warranty issues.

PRO AND PRO SL RIMS LIGHTER THAN OUR AERO RIMS WITH A CLASSY 'AS GOOD AS ALLOY' CARBON WEAVE BRAKING SURFACE FINISH

Made from Japanese Toray T700 carbon, 26mm wide (19mm internal) will fit 23, 25, 28, 32mm tube and tubeless types.

Rims: No Burnouts.These rims are lighter than the Aero rims with a 4k carbon weave applied to the braking surface. This is a very effective way to increase braking performance further in both the wet and dry. As effective as alloy. 

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Tubeless Technology

Our rims are Clincher and Tubeless compatible so you have the option to run either tubed or tubeless tyres.

ZUUS PRO RIMS 2-Way Tubeless Clincher Rims.

Use either traditional tyres with tubes, or tubeless tyres without tubes. Tubeless tyres can provide lower rolling resistance and better protection from punctures.

 There are a few distinct advantages to this:

1. Normally if you run a moderately low tire pressure (Under 100psi), you'll experience noticeably increased rolling resistance. A lot of this rolling resistance comes from friction between the tyre and the tube. The lower the pressure, the more the tube is stretching and moving in the tire as it rolls, creating friction and rolling resistance. By using a tubeless tyre, you can eliminate the increase in rolling resistance associated with lower tyre pressures.

2. With traditional clincher tyres and tubes, If you want to run a low tyre pressure (under 80psi), for cyclocross, grave grinding, or other situations needing increased traction, you increase the risk of pinch flats. With a tubeless setup, not having a tube, and having tubeless sealant, your tire can self-heal small punctures without significant air loss. This means you can run low tyre pressures, with a tubeless tyre, at a decreased risk of pinch flats.

3. You can use either tubeless or clincher tyres, the choice is yours. The ZUUS PRO rims are compatible with both. There is no disadvantage to a normal clincher tyre and tube setup with this rim, only the advantage of the option to use tubeless tyres.

Tubes or No-Tubes - You Choose.

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PRO AND PRO SL HUBS

The difference between our PRO and PRO SL hubs is that the SL's have Ceramic bearings and in spin tests revolve 6 times longer. If you have the budget always upgrade to the 'SL' sets as they also have SAPIM CX-RAY spokes as standards (offered as an upgrade for £99 on the Pro range)

ZUUS™ PRO RIM HUBS 264g 

PRO WHEEL SET WEIGHTS START AT 1384GMS (38mm)

Straight Pull Spokes, Stronger, Lighter and Faster.

 

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ZUUS™ PRO and PRO SL hubs. Super light weight. High Tensile 7075 Axle. 6 Pawl Free Hub body, low click noise, silky smooth engagement. Steel Spline Insert (All in All Light and Bomb Proof) 20 Front / 24 Rear Sapim Race spokes.

PRO HUBS COME WITH STEEL BEARINGS AND ALLOY SKEWERS (140gms)

PRO SL HUBS COME WITH CERAMIC BEARINGS AND TITANIUM SKEWERS (120gms)

 

PRO RANGE HUB ANTI BITE SYSTEM - (PRO AND SL)

NO MORE GOUGED FREEHUB BODIES 

No more gouged free hub bodies. We have developed a steel spline inserts to help reduce the unsightly marks left by cassettes. This also reduces free hub body failures. This is patented. 

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 PRO RANGE SUPER SMOOTH 6 PAWL ENGAGEMENT (PRO AND PRO SL)

NO MORE LOUND 'CLICKING' NOISE

6 Pawls for reduced click noise. Instant engagement which reduces the space between points of engagement by 50% 

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ZUUS PRO GLIDE CERAMIC BEARINGS 

Our PRO SL range come with PRO GLIDE ceramic bearings as standard. In spin tests ceramic bearings have shown to spin six times longer! If you have the budget always upgrade to the PRO SL's

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