Gecko carbon wheels

£400.00£850.00

Our road disk / gravel Gecko wheelsets just got much, much lighter built onto our own JRA Centre-Lock Straight-Pull disk hubs. Weights from 1274g on our asymmetric, UD finish rims. These wheels won a “best cycling components of 2018” award from road.cc.

Delivery times – we are sorry to say we have been caught out by the popularity of the Gecko wheels and we have run out of stock of the rims. Our next rim delivery with stock available is expected to arrive in late April, and we are accepting pre-orders for these with a 50% payment – you can choose this from the “pair or single wheels” option below.

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Description

Where grip and light weight are your main priorities the Gecko carbon is the road-disk, gravel or cyclocross wheelset for you. With an internal width of 21mm the only limit is your frame clearance. We recommend a minimum tyre width of 25c on these rims and a maximum pressure of 80psi.

Hubs are 6 pawl, 48 point engagement hubs with premium stainless bearings.

Built onto our carbon Gecko rims in 700c. Rims are asymmetric for maximum strength and stiffness at very low weights, and are tubeless ready – supplied with tubeless tape fitted, valves available separately. The rims have a hookless bead for strength which means tyres should be inflated to a maximum pressure of 80psi. As all tyres come up wide on these rims 80psi is plenty, for example a 25c Schwalbe Pro Ones tubeless will measure up at 28mm wide. The rims have a matt UD finish with grey transfer Gecko decals, and no braking surface.

The wheels are finished with tubeless rim tape but valves are extra. A crash replacement scheme applies to all JRA carbon wheelsets.

hubs: jra hubs 24 hole – choose from J-bend or Straight-pull, centre-lock or 6-bolt disk mount.
freehub: Shimano road 11spd (with spacer for 10sp), Campagnolo or Sram XD option.
front axle: QR, 9mm, 12mm or 15mm
rear axle: QR, 12x135mm or 12x142mm
Please note that straight pull hubs don’t offer Boost 110/148 axle options.

rims: JRA carbon Gecko 700c. 355g rim weight, 27mm external, 23mm depth and 21mm internal width.

spokes: Sapim CX-Ray bladed – black

weights:  Weighed with 15mm front, 12x142mm rear axles; other end caps and small variations may add up to 20g per wheel. Weighed without rim tape which adds about 10g per wheel:

Straight-pull centre-lock wheelset: front 575g / rear 699g / pair 1274g
J-Bend centre-lock wheelset: front 616g / rear 716g / pair 1332g

decals: rims have grey transfer decals. Hubs – choose from the colours listed in the drop-down menus.

Gecko carbon rim profile

Gecko carbon rims

• asymmetric rim with off-set spoke hole drilling
• Toray carbon with smooth matt UD finish
• Hookless sidewalls
• suits tyres 25c or larger
• maximum tyre pressure 80psi
• weight: 365g (+/-15g)

Gecko Carbon awarded Road.cc Best Cycling Components 2018

Verdict: Brilliant lightweight wheels that’ll take plenty of abuse from gravel tracks or rough roads

Overall score: These are a very good set of wheels from JRA, striking just the right balance between lightness for performance and strength for fast gravel riding or on the road. The build quality and finish represent decent value for money too.

Overall rating: 9/10

READ THE WHOLE REVIEW ON ROAD.CC
Sept 2018
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Additional information

Weight 1274 g