Exalith is a special chemical treatment that penetrates deep within the aluminum alloy, offering multiple benefits:
- The rim is reinforced, notably at the brake track, so there’s very low wear over time
- The braking power is greatly improved, reducing stopping distances by 20% over traditional aluminum rims, whether dry or wet. Specific Exalith brake pads need to be used and are delivered with the wheels. These ensure maximum braking power, protect the rim from scratches and ensure quiet braking and limited wear
- The rim gets a stunning all black finish, not only on the profile but also on the brake track which will keep its matt black finish for thousands of kilometers
Lighter, stronger, stiffer
Ksyrium Pro Exalith uses Fore drilling to keep the rim light and strong, Zicral spokes that are stiffer and lighter than their traditional steel counterparts, and Isopulse lacing for improved stability and stiffness under high loads.
ISM3D technology (Inter Spoke Milling 3 Dimensional) removes even more weight and the wheel now weighs in at an impressive 370g. It does this by removing any excess material from the lower bridge and sidewalls of the rim, making sure the rim is super light but stays strong.
Matching Yksion Pro tyres
Total wheel weight is 1395g and comes equipped with our Yksion Pro tyres that offer a supple 127 TPI casing, Kevlar beads and a well-balanced rubber compound. This creates the best blend of grip and rolling resistance and a weight of only 190g in 23mm and 205g in 25mm.
The front wheel comes with the Griplink version, which offers a specific tread pattern to evacuate water quickly when cornering to increase confidence and speed in difficult conditions. It also offers very strong Kevlar puncture protection for added safety.
The rear wheel comes with the Powerlink version, which sports a more supple nylon puncture protection instead of Kevlar to lower rolling resistance. To reduce rolling resistance and increase speed even further, the tread pattern is optimized to reduce the pressure on the ground, while improving water evacuation from the center to increase traction and efficiency in wet conditions.
Ksyrium Pro Exalith is available with 23mm and 25mm tyres. Yksion Pro tyres are also available in 28mm for even more comfort.
Weight : 1395 grams (Pair without tyre)