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REVIEW: CADEX 42 Offers a "Useful Turn of Speed"

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

The website Cyclist tested the new CADEX 42 WheelSystem with 25mm CADEX tubeless tires, praising the mid-section carbon wheels for their lightweight, responsive performance on the road. Tester Paul Norman gave them a near-perfect 4.5-star rating (out of 5).

Describing the design and engineering of the CADEX 42 WheelSystem, Norman wrote: The rims have the now-standard U-shaped profile, which leads to greater stability than the V-profile seen in first generation deep section carbon wheels. The rim’s carbon lay-up is designed to reduce material between the spoke holes. It’s a hookless bead design, helping to increase the contact area between the rim and tyre, shave some weight and provide a smoother tyre/rim interface.”

Out on the road, Norman found the combination of CADEX wheels and tires “certainly feels responsive under acceleration and when climbing.”

Norman also claimed that the wheels offered a discernible advantage over some other competitor wheels: “I found the CADEX 42 Disc wheels easy to handle in gusty conditions, without edginess” he wrote. “The wheels gave me a useful turn of speed over the (admittedly heavy) stock wheels on a Trek Emonda ALR.”

For more, check out the full review on the Cyclist website.

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