Irwin Cycling ARLO and AON gravel wheels debut

One alloy and one carbon option for road less traveled

Gravel Sea Otter Classic Wheels

Irwin Cycling is ready to face gravel and gravel racing head on with its new GX Series of carbon and alloy wheels. The alloy GX series, dubbed ARLO, is available in 700c and 650b versions in a 27mm depth. The carbon GX series, called AON, is also available in 700c and 650b but in a 35mm depth. Both ARLO and AON use Irwin hubs with 42 points of engagement, Enduro bearing, and they are built by hand with Sapim spokes.

Irwin Aon

Irwin has unveiled its newest wheels.

AON Wheel

Irwin carbon rims are combined with a quick 6-pawl rear hub in the AON GX.

AON Key Stats
  • Rim Profile: 35mm deep profile tubeless ready UD full carbon clincher with hookless bead
  • Asymmetric rim design for better spoke tension and durability
  • External / Internal Width: 30mm / 24mm
  • Spokes: Front 24; Rear 24. Sapim D-light. Black
  • Hub: 6 pawls, 3.75 ̊ engagement. Center lock. Enduro bearings
  • Interchangeable with SRAM XD driver
  • Convertible end caps for any standard axle configurations
  • External nipple design for easy maintenance
  • Hand-built with precision and preinstalled with TLR rim tape
  • Price: $1550
ARLO Wheel

Wide alloy rims allow for low air pressure.

ARLO Key Stats
  • Rim Profile: 27mm deep profile tubeless ready aluminum clincher
  • External / Internal Width: 24.5mm / 21mm
  • Spokes: Front 24; Rear 24. Sapim Leader. Black
  • Hub: 6 pawls, 3.75˚ engagement. Center lock. Enduro bearings
  • Interchangeable with SRAM XD driver
  • Convertible end caps for any standard axle configurations
  • External nipple design for easy maintenance
  • Hand-built with precision and preinstalled with TLR rim tape
  • Price: $600

For more details grind on over to irwincycling.com.

About the author: Jordan Villella

Jordan comes from the steep streets of Pittsburgh PA, where he learned to dodge cars and rip single track. He has been involved in nearly every aspect of the cycling industry: from turning wrenches, store design, clothing production and bike park creation. Jordan spends his free time racing cross country and cyclocross around North America, though he has been know to enduro every now and then. His love of cycling is only second to his love of his family and punk rock.


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