VENTOUS belongs to TOKEN’s new 2018 ZENITH family – lighter, wider and faster. They're as responsive as alloy climbing wheels, but cut through the wind more efficiently. Our new-compound brake pad delivers predictable and consistent performance in all conditions especially with the addition of our new CONTI-FIBER structure. Who said rim brakes are on the way out?Wheel Specs:Tyre Bed: Tubeless Ready ClincherSpokes: 18 (f) and 21 (r)Weight: 599 (f) / 743 g (r), Total: 1,342 g (w/o tape)Spoke Lacing: Radial (f) and Diametric (r)Rim Diameter: 700cSpoke Type: Sapim CX-RAY StraightRim Material: Carbon FibreHub Type: Z1Rim Width: 20mm (internal) / 27.4 mm (external)Bearing Count: 2 (f) and 4 (r)Rim Height: 36 mmBearing Type: TFTNipples: ExternalMaximum Tyre Pressure: 115psi (700x25c)Cassette Compatibility: Shimano / SRAM 10-11s OnlyRecommend Tyre Size: 700x25c - 700x28c Recommended Weight Limit: 100 kg
CONTI-FIBRE is an innovative carbon rim manufacturing process that we've invested in for more than 3 years. The main part of the rim is pre-formed by machine so the structure is uniform and symmetrical. Excess material overlaps and human error are eliminated, so the rim structure has virtually no weak point. This results in not only a lighter, but also a stronger rim. We can even tweak the rim structure in the machine to optimize it for different applications, such as rim brake or disc brake.
The Diametric Spoke Pattern of the spoke lacing is the spoke pattern that is best able to handle the different stresses that are placed on a rear wheel. It consists of a radially laced spoke on the non-drive side, which is then centred between two, triple-crossed spokes on the drive side.
This method of lacing is very strong and highly resistant to rider induced flex. The wheel is very stiff and responsive so it can respond to accelerations very well. Because of the inherent strength of this lacing, it allows the wheel to be built with fewer spokes without sacrificing strength.
It took a lot of research and testing to perfect the Diametric Spoke Pattern but it’s worth it because it yields a high quality wheel.
There are a couple of different stresses and demands on a rear wheel that make it very difficult to build a great one. The wheel has to resist bumps and flex from a rider’s pedalling, while staying light and aerodynamic. The Diametric Spoke Pattern of the spoke lacing is best able to handle the different stresses that are placed on a rear wheel.
The Diametric Spoke Pattern consists of a radially laced spoke on the non-drive side, which is then centred between two, triple-crossed spokes on the drive side. This method of lacing is very strong and highly resistant to rider induced flex. The wheel is very stiff and responsive so it can respond to accelerations very well. Because of the inherent strength of this lacing, it allows the wheel to be built with fewer spokes without sacrificing strength.
One of the other major advantages of this lacing pattern is that the spokes on the drive and non-drive side are more evenly tensioned. This allows the wheel to be built so it is very durable. It took a lot of research and testing to perfect the Diametric Spoke Pattern but it’s worth it because it yields a high quality wheel.
There are a lot of advantages to running tubeless tyres including a more comfortable ride, better traction and fewer flats. To make it easy for you, our Tubeless Ready wheels come with airtight rim tape installed and the required valve. Simply mount your tubeless tyre, add sealant, inflate then enjoy the ride!
TFT is the name of Token’s Tiramic bearings. These bearings consist of both ceramic and stainless steel balls, which creates a hybrid bearing. Hybrid bearings are famously durable and smooth rolling which makes them perfect for the tough conditions and stresses that a bike sees.
To take the bearings to an even higher level, we manufacture them to ABEC 5 standards. This means they are more round and run smoother than industry standard bearings. To keep the balls safe, our bearings run on stainless steel races so they resist corrosion and are tough enough to withstand thousands of kilometres of riding.
To keep these high-performance bearings rolling smoothly, they are packed with high quality Klüber grease and are protected with out specially designed washers. The washers we have designed are both thin and flexible. They won’t swell or deform and will keep dirt and water out just as well as thicker washers. Our design allows the bearings to run with less friction, which saves you energy.
All of this takes a lot of time and work to do well but it’s worth it for the best bearings we sell.
The military uses 5-axis CNC machining because they need to have very precise parts to make sure missiles land in the right place. We also use 5-axis machining, though our high-end hubs aren’t equipped with missiles. We use this kind of CNC machine because it allows us to build hubs very precisely; this means they are stronger, lighter and more durable than standard CNC machined hubs.
Accidents happen and we can’t prevent them but if you break your rim in a crash or some other incident then we will give you 35% off a replacement rim. *Some conditions apply, contact your local distributor or us through the contact form under the "About" section at the top of the page.
All TOKEN products come with 2 year warranty. All our wheelsets are covered by TOKEN’s crash replacement policy.