This Just In – Rolf Prima VCX Disc wheelset

by: Adam Newman - Bicycle Times

Thanks to their unique paired-spoke design, the wheels from Oregon-based Rolf Prima are hard to miss. Developed nearly two decades ago, the paired spoke design is more aerodynamic according to Rolf Prima and requires fewer spokes, which reduces weight. Briefly owned by Trek, the brand is now fully independent and building nearly every component of the wheels in the USA, including sourcing hubs from California-based White Industries and rolling many of its own rims in its Eugene, Oregon, facility.

The VCX Disc wheels ($1,099) are the more robust version of the classic Vigor model, especially built for cyclocross, adventure racing and touring. With a claimed weight of less than 1,700 grams, they won’t be keeping you off the podium. They are available in both clincher and tubular versions, with a proprietary hub built by White Industries with a titanium freehub body. There are 20 Sapim CX Speed spokes per wheel, set in pairs of course, and are built by hand in Eugene.  Read more...