ELITE DRIVE 50V Carbon Rim Brake Wheelset


The Drive 50V is dedicated to those who want an all-rounder that is more geared towards riding on the flats. The wheelset features carbon spokes, light and stiff UNI carbon fiber as well as high precision, ceramic bearing hubs. It is also tubeless ready. The Drive 50V wheelset is for those who want professional-level wheels at a consumer friendly price. It comes in at only 1315g for the pair for the ultralight version.

-Carbon Spoke Wheelset
-Rim Brake Wheelset

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ELITE DRIVE 50V Carbon Rim Brake Wheelset



Series Drive 50V
Wheel Size 700c
Tire Compatibility Clincher/ Tubeless
Rim Depth 50mm
Inner Width 19.5mm
Outer Width 28mm
Front Hub Spacing QR x 100mm
Rear Hub Spacing QR x 130mm
Bearing S&S Ceramic
Brake Compatibility Rim Brake
Freehub Type 4 Pawls
Freehub Compatibility Shimano / SRAM XDR / Campagnolo
Front Spoke Pattern Radial
Rear Spoke Pattern 2X/Radial (2:1)
Spoke Count 18F/21R
Spoke Type Carbon cs-01
Nipple Type Alloy Secure Lock
Rim Finish Glossy Marbling Black
Extras Rim Tape(Installed), Tubeless Valves, Spokes(3), Quick Releases, Brake Pads(2 Sets)
Rider Weight Limit 285lbs/130kg
Recommended Tire Sizes 700 x 25-33C
Certification UCI Approved


Team Version 1400g±30g
Ultralight Version 1315g±30g
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Drive 50V Drive rims


At Elitewheels, we design our Drive wheels to match the needs of professional riders. In order to deliver the best performance, we incorporate our own UNI carbon fiber, a specific ratio of T800 and T1000 carbon fiber (*Read more about UNI technology), making rims not only strong, but also exceptionally light and stiff. The U/V-shaped rim profile of the Drive 40V was chosen to make the rim both aero as well as stable in windy conditions.

DRIVE 50V wheelset Carbon Spokes


What separates the Drive 50V from most other wheels is its use of high-modulus carbon spokes. They are 3.3mm wide aero bladed spokes, offering 7% more lateral stiffness as compared to equivalent steel spokes. The carbon spokes are mechanically secured, giving the benefit of being able to be trued and maintained just like regular steel spokes. Anti-loosening technology is also incorporated into the spoke nipples. The threads built into the nipples give them a double-locking effect.

Read more about CARBON SPOKES.

DRIVE 50V wheelset Performance hub


To get the most out of carbon fiber spokes, we specifically designed the hub with high flanges to further increase lateral stiffness and improve handling. Elitewheels manufactures its own high precision hubs with Fanuc CNC machines, which can machine to tolerances of just 0.02mm. This not only allows for lower rolling resistance but also increases bearing longevity.

DRIVE 50V wheelset Ceramic Bearings


The 50V’s front hub uses two 6803 mixed ceramic bearings. The rear hub uses one 6903 and three 6803 mixed ceramic bearings. These large bearings offer better rigidity. The use of mixed ceramic bearings will allow you to have a more efficient bike, saving you precious watts.

Read more about Ceramic Bearings.

DRIVE 50V wheelset Brake surface


The Drive 50V uses a blend of 270 ℃, high-temperature resin, developed by Elitewheels, and Japanese Toray T800 carbon fiber for the brake surface. This heat resistance ensures excellent braking performance even on long, steep descents. The brake track also features laser-etched grooves to clear water away, giving safe, consistent braking in wet conditions.

in the box Rim brake Drive

Silver, Black


Shimano HG, Sram XDR, Campagnolo


Team, Ultralight

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