Ddisc-equipped mtb can quickly evolve to a new weight/performance ratio.
Spokes: 28+28, D/B, black .
Nipples: Alu. 2011, ABS system.
Rims: W23mm x h18mm, eyelet, "disc-only".
Straight pull system: reduces braking stress and weight.
Rims and hubs finishing: matt black anodizing.
Graphics: laser etched.
We tryed harder to offer a race-ready wheelset entirely designed and not adapted to absorb the high stress generated by disc brakes: exceptionally strong and lightweight.
Ingredients for the ultimate strenght and lightness combination:
Studying the well developed motocross wheel technology; MX technicians have already proved straight pull spokes and asymmetric patterns are the best performing design especially when you come to disc brakes.
Straight-pull lacing transfers acceleration from drive to tyre, straight pull radial lacing gives you the highest possible lateral stiffness, please note our hub flanges are specifically designed to absorb radial tension.
Oversized hub flanges are also part of the secret, they can directly reduce the high stress that disc brakes transfer to rims and spokes.
Our hubs are well known for some other good features:
true oversized Ergal axles
axle and bearing races form a whole rigid structure
Ergal cassette body and needle bearing
tight tolerances everywhere
quality NBR lip seals
Perfectly compatible with Shimano/Hayes international standard systems, no extra flanges are required.
Wheelsets not supplied with Aliens.
what the press says:
Mountain Biking UK ( June'98) VERDICT: "An excellent, and far cheaper, alternative to Mavic's Crossmax wheelset"
Mountain Biker International (Summer '98) "The impressive poundage was a result of an already light frame deing adorned by Extralite's very own Extraterrestrial wheelset (lighter than CrossMax), saddle and seatpost."
TOTAL BIKE (Dec. '98) " TB rating ***** "
"As light and sturdy as the famous CrossMax, but a good bit cheaper and a damn sight more repairable... The quality of components and finishing was second to none"
"Al especially liked the rims. The first jig checked showed them to be impressively straight and they were still that way at the last check"
VTT magazine (Feb. '99)
"Extralite s'est spécialisé dans la fabrication de composants ultra-giga-méga-extralights. Apres le cadre suspendu le plus léger du monde, Extralite nous refait le coup avec ces roues qui ne pésent que 1 520g la paire."
Ciclismo (Marzo '99)
"Una particolare menzione meritano le ruote Extralite ExtraTerrestrial. Sono tra le ruote complete da cross country più leggere in circolazione. I mozzi hanno perni sovradimensionati... quello posteriore si avvale di un particolare cuscinetto a rulli studiato per gestire gli elevati carichi della cassetta, pesa 265gr."
Maximum mountainbike ( May '99)
"at only 1.520kg for the set (thanks to an ultra-light rear freehub) you will be hard pressed to build a lighter set - especially for the £400"
100% made in Italy