American Classic Interbike 2014

Wide Lightning, Carbonator, Argent and Sprint 350 wheels

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American Classic launches the Carbonator, a new carbon mountain bike rim, and delivers updates to their Sprint 350 and Carbon 40 road wheels for 2015.

Video: 2015 mountain bike and road line updates

American Classic President Bill Shook met with us at Interbike 2014 to walk us through the updates to their 2015 mountain bike and road lines.

American Classic 2014 Interbike Booth

New for 2015, the Carbonator is a full carbon hookless mountain bike rim aimed at the enduro/all-mountain crowd. Designed to work with tubeless tires, the Carbonator is available in 27.5 and 29-inch sizes, with the 27.5 wheelset weighing in at 1595g. The rims are built wide, measuring 36mm on the outside with a 26mm internal width, and feature a 3.5mm thick sidewall designed to withstand the inevitable impacts of all-mountain riding. All American Classic mountain bike disc wheels use Shimano 11 speed cassettes, making them compatible with both 11-speed road and 11-speed mountain bike groups, while their hubs are convertible for different axles and cassette bodies.

Back for 2015 is the Wide Lightning, an XC race wheel built strong enough for enduro riding. This 512g wheel features a 29.5mm internal rim width and Shook tells us was recently Bike Mag Germany’s #1 pick in the Enduro category.

American Classic’s Sprint 350 is updated for 2015 with a new tubeless rim featuring a 22mm width. The rim on this aluminum road clincher features a CNC brake track and is set up tubeless ready. A complete wheelset tips the scale at 1396g. The new Sprint 350 Tubeless is offered at the same price as its predecessor. MSRP $899.

The all carbon 40mm deep Carbon 40 clincher features a new rim for 2015. The complete wheelset weighs in at 1417g and features an 18-front/24-rear build. The rear uses a 2-to-1 lacing pattern with two spokes on the drive side for every spoke on the non-drive side.

Gallery: American Classic Wide Lightning, Carbonator, Argent and Sprint 350 wheels

American Classic Interbike 2014 Gallery
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American Classic Wide Lightning 29 Tubeless

  • Discipline: MTB | Cross Country | Enduro
  • Rims: MTB Wide lightning Tubeless Aluminum Disc Rims 29”
  • Spokes: AC 14/15 gauge Spokes Black | AC Aluminum Spoke Nipples Silver | 32h 3-Cross Front and Rear
  • Weight: Front 727g | Rear 842g | Pair 1569g
  • Hubs/Spacing: Gray Color Front Disc 130 100 mm | 15 mm Thru Axle Disc 100 mm | 9 mm Thru Axle Disc 100 mm | Lefty Disc 100mm | Rear Disc 225 135 mm | 10 mm x 135 mm Thru Axle Disc | 142 mm Thru Axle Disc | Shimano/SRAM 9/10/11 or SRAM XX1
  • Included: AC Tubeless Tape Installed | AC Tubeless Valves
  • Quick Release: Cromoly QR's
  • Upgrades: Ceramic Bearings | Titanium QR's | Wheel Bag Thru Axle QR's | Can be ridden with regular tire and tube
  • Brake Interface: 6 Bolt International Standard
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American Classic Wide Lightning 29 Tubeless

  • Discipline: MTB | Cross Country | Enduro
  • Rims: MTB Wide lightning Tubeless Aluminum Disc Rims 29”
  • Spokes: AC 14/15 gauge Spokes Black | AC Aluminum Spoke Nipples Silver | 32h 3-Cross Front and Rear
  • Weight: Front 727g | Rear 842g | Pair 1569g
  • Hubs/Spacing: Gray Color Front Disc 130 100 mm | 15 mm Thru Axle Disc 100 mm | 9 mm Thru Axle Disc 100 mm | Lefty Disc 100mm | Rear Disc 225 135 mm | 10 mm x 135 mm Thru Axle Disc | 142 mm Thru Axle Disc | Shimano/SRAM 9/10/11 or SRAM XX1
  • Included: AC Tubeless Tape Installed | AC Tubeless Valves
  • Quick Release: Cromoly QR's
  • Upgrades: Ceramic Bearings | Titanium QR's | Wheel Bag Thru Axle QR's | Can be ridden with regular tire and tube
  • Brake Interface: 6 Bolt International Standard
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American Classic Wide Lightning 29 Tubeless

  • Discipline: MTB | Cross Country | Enduro
  • Rims: MTB Wide lightning Tubeless Aluminum Disc Rims 29”
  • Spokes: AC 14/15 gauge Spokes Black | AC Aluminum Spoke Nipples Silver | 32h 3-Cross Front and Rear
  • Weight: Front 727g | Rear 842g | Pair 1569g
  • Hubs/Spacing: Gray Color Front Disc 130 100 mm | 15 mm Thru Axle Disc 100 mm | 9 mm Thru Axle Disc 100 mm | Lefty Disc 100mm | Rear Disc 225 135 mm | 10 mm x 135 mm Thru Axle Disc | 142 mm Thru Axle Disc | Shimano/SRAM 9/10/11 or SRAM XX1
  • Included: AC Tubeless Tape Installed | AC Tubeless Valves
  • Quick Release: Cromoly QR's
  • Upgrades: Ceramic Bearings | Titanium QR's | Wheel Bag Thru Axle QR's | Can be ridden with regular tire and tube
  • Brake Interface: 6 Bolt International Standard
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American Classic American Classic Wide Lightning 650B

  • Discipline: MTB | Cross Country | Enduro
  • Rims: MTB Wide lightning Tubeless Aluminum Disc Rims 27.5”
  • Spokes: AC 14/15 gauge Spokes Black | AC Aluminum Spoke Nipples Silver | 32h 3-Cross Front and Rear
  • Weight: Front 698g | Rear 814g | Pair 1512g
  • Hubs/Spacing: Gray Color FRONT Disc 130 100 mm | 15 mm Thru Axle Disc 100 mm | 9 mm Thru Axle Disc 100mm Rear Disc 225 135 mm | 10 mm x 135 mm Thru Axle Disc | 142 mm Thru Axle Disc | Shimano/SRAM 9/10/11 or SRAM XX1
  • Quick Release: Cromoly QR's
  • Upgrades: Ceramic Bearings | Titanium QR's | Wheel Bag | Thru Axle QR's | Can be ridden with regular tire and tube
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American Classic Carbonator 29 Tubeless

Carbonator Tubeless wheels are the all carbon workhorse race version of our tubeless wheels. Bill Shook applied his signature tubeless design to our tougher, stiffer, roll over everything Carbonators. The rims are super wide at 33mm wide x 24mm deep with an astounding internal width of 26mm to stiffen the tire and wheel-ground response. Carbonators withstand the tortures of high speeds, re-accelerating, drops and descents without compromising nimble handling. Light enough for accelerating, quick handling and firm control.

  • Discipline: MTB Cross Country / Enduro
  • Rims: Carbonator Tubeless All Carbon Disc Rims 27.5 / 29"
  • Spokes: AC 14/15 Gauge Spokes Black / AC Aluminum Nipples Silver 32h 3-Cross Front and Rear
  • Weight: Front 784gr | Rear 892gr | Pair 1676gr
  • Hubs/Spacing: Gray Color Front Disc 130 100 mm | 15 mm Thru Axle Disc 100 mm | 9 mm Thru Axle Disc 100 mm | Lefty Disc 100mm | Rear Disc 225 135 mm | 10 mm x 135 mm Thru Axle Disc | 142 mm Thru Axle Disc | Shimano/SRAM 9/10/11 or SRAM XX1
  • Included: AC MTB Tubeless Tape Installed / AC Tubeless Valves
  • Quick Release: Cromoly QR's
  • Upgrades: Titanium QR’s / Wheel Bag / Thru Axle QR’s | Can be ridden with regular tire and tube
  • Brake Interface: 6 Bolt International Standard
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American Classic Carbonator 29 Tubeless

Carbonator Tubeless wheels are the all carbon workhorse race version of our tubeless wheels. Bill Shook applied his signature tubeless design to our tougher, stiffer, roll over everything Carbonators. The rims are super wide at 33mm wide x 24mm deep with an astounding internal width of 26mm to stiffen the tire and wheel-ground response. Carbonators withstand the tortures of high speeds, re-accelerating, drops and descents without compromising nimble handling. Light enough for accelerating, quick handling and firm control.

  • Discipline: MTB Cross Country / Enduro
  • Rims: Carbonator Tubeless All Carbon Disc Rims 27.5 / 29"
  • Spokes: AC 14/15 Gauge Spokes Black / AC Aluminum Nipples Silver 32h 3-Cross Front and Rear
  • Weight: Front 784gr | Rear 892gr | Pair 1676gr
  • Hubs/Spacing: Gray Color Front Disc 130 100 mm | 15 mm Thru Axle Disc 100 mm | 9 mm Thru Axle Disc 100 mm | Lefty Disc 100mm | Rear Disc 225 135 mm | 10 mm x 135 mm Thru Axle Disc | 142 mm Thru Axle Disc | Shimano/SRAM 9/10/11 or SRAM XX1
  • Included: AC MTB Tubeless Tape Installed / AC Tubeless Valves
  • Quick Release: Cromoly QR's
  • Upgrades: Titanium QR’s / Wheel Bag / Thru Axle QR’s | Can be ridden with regular tire and tube
  • Brake Interface: 6 Bolt International Standard
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American Classic Carbonator 29 Tubeless

Carbonator Tubeless wheels are the all carbon workhorse race version of our tubeless wheels. Bill Shook applied his signature tubeless design to our tougher, stiffer, roll over everything Carbonators. The rims are super wide at 33mm wide x 24mm deep with an astounding internal width of 26mm to stiffen the tire and wheel-ground response. Carbonators withstand the tortures of high speeds, re-accelerating, drops and descents without compromising nimble handling. Light enough for accelerating, quick handling and firm control.

  • Discipline: MTB Cross Country / Enduro
  • Rims: Carbonator Tubeless All Carbon Disc Rims 27.5 / 29"
  • Spokes: AC 14/15 Gauge Spokes Black / AC Aluminum Nipples Silver 32h 3-Cross Front and Rear
  • Weight: Front 784gr | Rear 892gr | Pair 1676gr
  • Hubs/Spacing: Gray Color Front Disc 130 100 mm | 15 mm Thru Axle Disc 100 mm | 9 mm Thru Axle Disc 100 mm | Lefty Disc 100mm | Rear Disc 225 135 mm | 10 mm x 135 mm Thru Axle Disc | 142 mm Thru Axle Disc | Shimano/SRAM 9/10/11 or SRAM XX1
  • Included: AC MTB Tubeless Tape Installed / AC Tubeless Valves
  • Quick Release: Cromoly QR's
  • Upgrades: Titanium QR’s / Wheel Bag / Thru Axle QR’s | Can be ridden with regular tire and tube
  • Brake Interface: 6 Bolt International Standard
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American Classic Carbonator 29 Tubeless

Carbonator Tubeless wheels are the all carbon workhorse race version of our tubeless wheels. Bill Shook applied his signature tubeless design to our tougher, stiffer, roll over everything Carbonators. The rims are super wide at 33mm wide x 24mm deep with an astounding internal width of 26mm to stiffen the tire and wheel-ground response. Carbonators withstand the tortures of high speeds, re-accelerating, drops and descents without compromising nimble handling. Light enough for accelerating, quick handling and firm control.

  • Discipline: MTB Cross Country / Enduro
  • Rims: Carbonator Tubeless All Carbon Disc Rims 27.5 / 29"
  • Spokes: AC 14/15 Gauge Spokes Black / AC Aluminum Nipples Silver 32h 3-Cross Front and Rear
  • Weight: Front 784gr | Rear 892gr | Pair 1676gr
  • Hubs/Spacing: Gray Color Front Disc 130 100 mm | 15 mm Thru Axle Disc 100 mm | 9 mm Thru Axle Disc 100 mm | Lefty Disc 100mm | Rear Disc 225 135 mm | 10 mm x 135 mm Thru Axle Disc | 142 mm Thru Axle Disc | Shimano/SRAM 9/10/11 or SRAM XX1
  • Included: AC MTB Tubeless Tape Installed / AC Tubeless Valves
  • Quick Release: Cromoly QR's
  • Upgrades: Titanium QR’s / Wheel Bag / Thru Axle QR’s | Can be ridden with regular tire and tube
  • Brake Interface: 6 Bolt International Standard
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American Classic Sprint 350 Tubeless

Sprint 350 Tubeless are great for climbing and fast rides, everyday or race use. Responsive, smooth and easy to spin up to speed. No gimmicks, hidden nipples or unusual spokes. Comfortable for long rides without compromising stiffness or acceleration. The Sprint 350 Tubeless rim is one of the lightest traditional aluminum road clincher rims in the world. Bill Shook used his design skills and geometry to make the Sprint 350 Tubeless semi-aero rims strong and light with a rim profile of 22.6mm wide × 24mm deep with a large inner width of 19.7mm. These wide profile rims translates into crisp accelerations, faster rolling on the flats and decisive cornering.

  • Discipline: Road
  • Rims: Sprint 350gr Tubeless Aluminum Clincher Rims 700c
  • Spokes: AC 14/15 Gauge Spokes Black | AC Aluminum Nipples Silver | 28h Radial Front | 32h 3-Cross Rear
  • Weight: Front 598gr | Rear 798gr | Pair 1396gr
  • Hubs/Spacing: Front Micro 58 100 mm | Rear RD 205 130 mm | Rear Spline Shimano/SRAM 10/11 or Campagnolo 10/11
  • Look/Color: AC Tour Black with Gray Hubs
  • Quick Release: Cromoly QR's
  • Upgrades: Ceramic Bearings | Titanium QR’s | Wheel Bag | Can be ridden with regular tire and tube
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American Classic Sprint 350 Tubeless

Sprint 350 Tubeless are great for climbing and fast rides, everyday or race use. Responsive, smooth and easy to spin up to speed. No gimmicks, hidden nipples or unusual spokes. Comfortable for long rides without compromising stiffness or acceleration. The Sprint 350 Tubeless rim is one of the lightest traditional aluminum road clincher rims in the world. Bill Shook used his design skills and geometry to make the Sprint 350 Tubeless semi-aero rims strong and light with a rim profile of 22.6mm wide × 24mm deep with a large inner width of 19.7mm. These wide profile rims translates into crisp accelerations, faster rolling on the flats and decisive cornering.

  • Discipline: Road
  • Rims: Sprint 350gr Tubeless Aluminum Clincher Rims 700c
  • Spokes: AC 14/15 Gauge Spokes Black | AC Aluminum Nipples Silver | 28h Radial Front | 32h 3-Cross Rear
  • Weight: Front 598gr | Rear 798gr | Pair 1396gr
  • Hubs/Spacing: Front Micro 58 100 mm | Rear RD 205 130 mm | Rear Spline Shimano/SRAM 10/11 or Campagnolo 10/11
  • Look/Color: AC Tour Black with Gray Hubs
  • Quick Release: Cromoly QR's
  • Upgrades: Ceramic Bearings | Titanium QR’s | Wheel Bag | Can be ridden with regular tire and tube
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American Classic Sprint 350 Tubeless

Sprint 350 Tubeless are great for climbing and fast rides, everyday or race use. Responsive, smooth and easy to spin up to speed. No gimmicks, hidden nipples or unusual spokes. Comfortable for long rides without compromising stiffness or acceleration. The Sprint 350 Tubeless rim is one of the lightest traditional aluminum road clincher rims in the world. Bill Shook used his design skills and geometry to make the Sprint 350 Tubeless semi-aero rims strong and light with a rim profile of 22.6mm wide × 24mm deep with a large inner width of 19.7mm. These wide profile rims translates into crisp accelerations, faster rolling on the flats and decisive cornering.

  • Discipline: Road
  • Rims: Sprint 350gr Tubeless Aluminum Clincher Rims 700c
  • Spokes: AC 14/15 Gauge Spokes Black | AC Aluminum Nipples Silver | 28h Radial Front | 32h 3-Cross Rear
  • Weight: Front 598gr | Rear 798gr | Pair 1396gr
  • Hubs/Spacing: Front Micro 58 100 mm | Rear RD 205 130 mm | Rear Spline Shimano/SRAM 10/11 or Campagnolo 10/11
  • Look/Color: AC Tour Black with Gray Hubs
  • Quick Release: Cromoly QR's
  • Upgrades: Ceramic Bearings | Titanium QR’s | Wheel Bag | Can be ridden with regular tire and tube
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American Classic Carbon 40 Clincher

  • Discipline: Road | Triathlon
  • Rims: Carbon 40mm Series 3 All Carbon Clincher Rims 700c
  • Spokes: AC Bladed Spokes Black | AC Aluminum Spoke Nipples Silver | 18h Radial Front 24h 3-Cross Drive | Radial Non-Drive Rear
  • Weight: Front 616gr | Rear 801gr | Pair 1417gr
  • Hubs/Spacing: Gray Color FRONT Micro 58 100mm | REAR AC High-low 130mm SPlINE Shimano/SRAM 10/11 or Campagnolo 10/11
  • Quick Release: Cromoly QR's
  • Upgrades: Ceramic Bearings | Titanium QR’s | Wheel Bag | Carbon specific brake pads recommended
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    American Classic Carbon 40 Clincher

  • Discipline: Road | Triathlon
  • Rims: Carbon 40mm Series 3 All Carbon Clincher Rims 700c
  • Spokes: AC Bladed Spokes Black | AC Aluminum Spoke Nipples Silver | 18h Radial Front 24h 3-Cross Drive | Radial Non-Drive Rear
  • Weight: Front 616gr | Rear 801gr | Pair 1417gr
  • Hubs/Spacing: Gray Color FRONT Micro 58 100mm | REAR AC High-low 130mm SPlINE Shimano/SRAM 10/11 or Campagnolo 10/11
  • Quick Release: Cromoly QR's
  • Upgrades: Ceramic Bearings | Titanium QR’s | Wheel Bag | Carbon specific brake pads recommended
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    American Classic Carbon 46 Tubular

    We recommend the sleek, new Carbon 46's for the serious cyclist who demands speed. These state of the art wheels are light, stiff, aerodynamic and fast for road and triathlon. The Carbon 46’s excel at criteriums, road races and time trials where re-accelerating, climbing and blistering cornering is required. The mid-v rims are stable in cross winds. Bill Shook designed the wide 22mm x 46mm deep rim profile to gently curve down to the spoke bed to minimize drag by bringing the air flow back together without turbulence. High TG resin brake surface system for improved braking. The Series 3 spoke system results in consistent spoke tension and shares the load equally for increased wheel durability. Turn a good day of racing into your personal best.

  • Discipline: Road | Triathlon | Cyclocross
  • Rims: Carbon 46mm Series 3 Tubular Rims 700c
  • Spokes: AC Bladed Spokes Black | AC Aluminum Spoke Nipples Silver | 18h Radial Front 24h 3-Cross Drive | Radial Non-Drive Rear
  • Weight: Front 585gr | Rear 774gr | Pair 1359gr
  • Hubs/Spacing: Gray Color FRONT Micro 58 100mm | REAR AC High-low 130mm SPlINE Shimano/SRAM 10/11 or Campagnolo 10/11
  • Quick Release: Cromoly QR's
  • Upgrades: Ceramic Bearings | Titanium QR’s | Wheel Bag | Carbon specific brake pads recommended
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    American Classic Carbon 46 Tubular

    We recommend the sleek, new Carbon 46's for the serious cyclist who demands speed. These state of the art wheels are light, stiff, aerodynamic and fast for road and triathlon. The Carbon 46’s excel at criteriums, road races and time trials where re-accelerating, climbing and blistering cornering is required. The mid-v rims are stable in cross winds. Bill Shook designed the wide 22mm x 46mm deep rim profile to gently curve down to the spoke bed to minimize drag by bringing the air flow back together without turbulence. High TG resin brake surface system for improved braking. The Series 3 spoke system results in consistent spoke tension and shares the load equally for increased wheel durability. Turn a good day of racing into your personal best.

  • Discipline: Road | Triathlon | Cyclocross
  • Rims: Carbon 46mm Series 3 Tubular Rims 700c
  • Spokes: AC Bladed Spokes Black | AC Aluminum Spoke Nipples Silver | 18h Radial Front 24h 3-Cross Drive | Radial Non-Drive Rear
  • Weight: Front 585gr | Rear 774gr | Pair 1359gr
  • Hubs/Spacing: Gray Color FRONT Micro 58 100mm | REAR AC High-low 130mm SPlINE Shimano/SRAM 10/11 or Campagnolo 10/11
  • Quick Release: Cromoly QR's
  • Upgrades: Ceramic Bearings | Titanium QR’s | Wheel Bag | Carbon specific brake pads recommended
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    American Classic Carbon 46 Tubular

    We recommend the sleek, new Carbon 46's for the serious cyclist who demands speed. These state of the art wheels are light, stiff, aerodynamic and fast for road and triathlon. The Carbon 46’s excel at criteriums, road races and time trials where re-accelerating, climbing and blistering cornering is required. The mid-v rims are stable in cross winds. Bill Shook designed the wide 22mm x 46mm deep rim profile to gently curve down to the spoke bed to minimize drag by bringing the air flow back together without turbulence. High TG resin brake surface system for improved braking. The Series 3 spoke system results in consistent spoke tension and shares the load equally for increased wheel durability. Turn a good day of racing into your personal best.

  • Discipline: Road | Triathlon | Cyclocross
  • Rims: Carbon 46mm Series 3 Tubular Rims 700c
  • Spokes: AC Bladed Spokes Black | AC Aluminum Spoke Nipples Silver | 18h Radial Front 24h 3-Cross Drive | Radial Non-Drive Rear
  • Weight: Front 585gr | Rear 774gr | Pair 1359gr
  • Hubs/Spacing: Gray Color FRONT Micro 58 100mm | REAR AC High-low 130mm SPlINE Shimano/SRAM 10/11 or Campagnolo 10/11
  • Quick Release: Cromoly QR's
  • Upgrades: Ceramic Bearings | Titanium QR’s | Wheel Bag | Carbon specific brake pads recommended
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    American Classic Carbon 46 Tubular

    We recommend the sleek, new Carbon 46's for the serious cyclist who demands speed. These state of the art wheels are light, stiff, aerodynamic and fast for road and triathlon. The Carbon 46’s excel at criteriums, road races and time trials where re-accelerating, climbing and blistering cornering is required. The mid-v rims are stable in cross winds. Bill Shook designed the wide 22mm x 46mm deep rim profile to gently curve down to the spoke bed to minimize drag by bringing the air flow back together without turbulence. High TG resin brake surface system for improved braking. The Series 3 spoke system results in consistent spoke tension and shares the load equally for increased wheel durability. Turn a good day of racing into your personal best.

  • Discipline: Road | Triathlon | Cyclocross
  • Rims: Carbon 46mm Series 3 Tubular Rims 700c
  • Spokes: AC Bladed Spokes Black | AC Aluminum Spoke Nipples Silver | 18h Radial Front 24h 3-Cross Drive | Radial Non-Drive Rear
  • Weight: Front 585gr | Rear 774gr | Pair 1359gr
  • Hubs/Spacing: Gray Color FRONT Micro 58 100mm | REAR AC High-low 130mm SPlINE Shimano/SRAM 10/11 or Campagnolo 10/11
  • Quick Release: Cromoly QR's
  • Upgrades: Ceramic Bearings | Titanium QR’s | Wheel Bag | Carbon specific brake pads recommended
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    American Classic continues to change the face of cycling componentry to improve your cycling experience. To build something truly different American Classic's engineer, Bill Shook and our technical staff work together through every stage of product development and production. It's a partnership that makes innovation possible and that's exactly how our new products were created.

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