Bahrain Victorious riders were racing with the new METRON 45 DISC SL and METRON 60 DISC SL on the successful opening week of Tour de France.
The development of the wheels was based around aerodynamics as Vision’s engineers’ goal was to create the most aerodynamic and performance-enhanced wheels in the world.
The wheels are available in various versions: they are disc brake compatible in clincher / tubeless-ready and tubular versions. The Metron 45 SL Disc (45mm rim width) is designed to tackle mainly hilly and mixed stages, while the Metron 60 SL Disc (60mm rim width) is designed for the flat stages.
Massimo Demarin, Bahrain Victorious mechanic at the Tour de France: “The improvement made by Vision compared to the previous version are aerodynamics oriented, and our athletes could appreciate that immediately. A feature that will be something every cyclist will enjoy and as Vision assure these wheels will perform for the riders of every level as a great weapon to reach their personal goals!”
New Metron 45 SL Disc and Metron 60 SL Disc wheels are something of a game-changer, and for this reason, Vision back them with a lifetime warranty to the original owner.
The internal channel of the CH / TLR version is 21mm, with an external shape that is optimized for a 28mm tire. This allows a sort of “compact and unique structure” between the rim and the tire, thus improving aerodynamics. The rim is handmade with close attention paid to the overall look thanks to the super accurate lamination of the carbon that allows people to actually see the carbon. To achieve our ultimate goal of stiffness and minimal weight, we also inserted space-derived foam between the carbon layers. The wheelsets are available only in the Disc version, meeting the current and future needs of the market.
The hubs feature the new Vision PRS technology, with a 72-tooth engagement system. This provides greater smoothness and a better grip gear angle. They are designed for the Centerlock system, while an adapter for 6-Bolt configuration will be available. They are available for SH11 (and 12) and XDR.
SPOKES AND NIPPLES
The spokes are top of the range aero-bladed, double-butted in stainless steel, so, therefore, are rust-proof. Both the spokes and nipples are made in Italy, produced by a famous company that supplies parts for the automotive industry.
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