The new Avion R Pro is based on the Avion Disc wheelset, which won the 2017 edition of the Dirty Kanza 200. Unlike it’s disc equipped sibling, the R Pro features a high temp brake track for rim brake usage.
Despite now being rim compatible, total weight hasn’t changed much. Stan’s claims this tubeless ready carbon wheelset weighs in at 1450g. That’s not ultra light, but the Avion wheels are built to take on everything from road to CX. There is a maximum recommended rider weight, but that’s a hefty 250 lbs (104 kg). And if you’re worried, the entire wheelset is backed by a two year warranty and three year crash replacement.
The rims have a 28mm internal diameter, which is optimized for 25-40mm tires. They’re 41mm deep, which has aero benefits, but won’t feel overly harsh. The complete wheelset is laced via Sapim CX-Ray spokes and Secure Lock aluminum nipples to Stan’s Neo Ultimate Hubs.
The Avion wheels are tubeless ready out of the box. They ship pretaped with 55mm tubeless valve stems. In the bag, you’ll also receive skewers, brake pads, and a quality control readout. MSRP is $2,249.
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