We love Rolf wheels, read our blog to find out why. Rolf Prima TdF38 Review
When the balance of weight vs. aero tips more towards weight, the TdF38 is the wheel of choice. Light for quick bursts of acceleration, the TdF38 has been the popular go-to wheel for racers looking for the lightest wheels. The low 14H/16H spoke count provides great aerodynamics and stiffness for powering through the straights and over the rollers.
Wheel Size: 700c
Category: Road Race, Triathlon
Weight: 1185g set (495g/690g)
Spoke Count: Bladed 14F/16R
Rim: 38mm deep carbon tubular
Hubset: TdF4.4 w/ titanium freehub body
RIMS: Designed and reinforced for the low spoke count (14H Front, 16H Rear) and high spoke tensions, this proprietary carbon fiber rim unites what we have learned over years of testing to create the definitive minimalist wheel that is exceedingly light and surprisingly stiff. Brake sidewalls are impregnated with fiberglass for improved braking performance and durability. Not to be mistaken for a one-trick-pony, the TdF38 is more aero than other wheels in its class.
HUBS: The TdF38 rims are laced to the TdF4.4 proprietary hub, designed and manufactured in the USA. The front hub has a unique 85mm wide flange placement which increases the lateral wheel stiffness by nearly 20%. The rear hub features our Patented Differential Flange Diameter, which doubles the number of pulling spokes and creates a more durable wheel. Both hubs are fully CNC machined and feature oversized axles, increasing the wheel durability and stiffness without increasing the wheel weight. Ceramic bearing upgrade available.
FREEHUBS: CNC machined Titanium freehub body has 3 independently sprung steel pawls for a bomb-proof torque transfer system. This system is strong, simple and dependable.
SPOKE & NIPPLE: The TdF38 wheel set features paired, 14 gauge custom bladed spokes with internal alloy nipples with nylon inserts to create a quicker accelerating, faster climbing wheel with superior, long-term durability. Self-locking thread technology ensures wheels stay true longer. Our Patented, Jacketed Nipple Design™ reduces spoke bending loads and wind drag, increasing spoke life and contributing to a more durable, stiff and aerodynamic wheel system.
EXTRAS: Extras: Rolf Prima TdF38 wheel systems include Titanium quick release skewers and valve extenders. Protect your wheels with a Rolf Prima double wheel bag.