The world’s first Powershift carbon disc TT wheel with a 2x hub inside comes through a brand new Categorized x Parcours collaboration to deliver the revolutionary internally geared hub drivetrain idea to triathlon and time trial racing. Various tri & TT racers had already made the change to 1x drivetrains for the aerodynamic good points, however now because of the Categorized x Parcours collaboration, racers don’t have to compromise on gearing vary or clean cadence steps for racecourse with larger elevation variation.
Categorized x Parcours Powershift 2x carbon disc TT/Tri wheel
Each second counts in races towards the clock, and now triathlon & time trials racers can get the very best of each worlds with a Categorized x Parcours Powershift-equipped carbon disc rear wheel – improved 1x aerodynamics AND the graceful cadence 2x gearing steps with larger gear vary for hillier TTs beginner racers.
At Categorized, we consider that effectivity is the important thing to efficiency and delight, so entry into triathlon and time trial represents a serious leap ahead for the corporate. We’re excited to offer an unparalleled drivetrain answer to athletes of all talents, from professionals to age groupers.
– Mathias Plouvier, Categorized CEO and co-founder
Plus, the Categorized hub means driving larger chainrings (gear discount to a digital small chainring occurs contained in the rear hub) and the means improved drivetrain effectivity on account of much less chain articulation. Categorized claims their answer reduces chain forces by as much as 45% by eliminating entrance shifts, but nonetheless permits for traditional clean cadence 2x gear steps.
Eradicating the entrance derailleur is actually extra aerodynamic, however it’s Powershift Know-how’s potential to permit the athlete to make use of a bigger single chainring and rear sprockets the place we will additional enhance effectivity. A bigger chainring and sprockets imply much less bending of the chain and, extra importantly, decrease chain forces. Decrease chain forces imply decrease friction and due to this fact greater effectivity. On this means Powershift Know-how can present very important vitality financial savings, particularly in a sport like triathlon and time trial.
– Roëll van Druten, Categorized CTO
With the brand new Parcours Disc2 wheel, Categorized has now stuffed out just about each geared biking self-discipline on the market – street, gravel, mountain bike, and time trial. And are available cyclocross season, we’ll most likely see loads of gravel wheels making that bounce too.
Disc2 Tech Particulars
The Powershift-ready Disc2 wheel is hooked tubeless-ready with a 22.5mm inside width, aerodynamically optimized round 28mm tires with a max rim exterior width of 30.5mm.
The total-carbon disc wheel weighs 1225g, which incorporates the empty centerlock disc Categorized alloy hubshell, however not the Powershift internals.
Not solely disc wheels, however deep aero wheelsets, too
Whereas the Powershift-equipped Disc2 is the most important information, the Categorized x Parcours partnership additionally means matching up with a deep aero entrance wheel too. Parcours presently provides their large tubeless-ready Chrono & Chrono Max entrance wheels as combos with the Powershift-ready disc rear wheel, so you may get varied depths of matching Parcours entrance wheels to spherical out your TT or triathlon bike setup.
Each entrance wheels on supply are hooked tubeless with 22.5mm inside widths and max 32mm exterior widths. The Chrono entrance wheel is 68.6mm deep with a claimed weight of 745g. The Chrono Max entrance wheel is 83mm deep with an 805g claimed weight.
Apparently, they haven’t supplied them up but, however Parcours athlete Ruth Astle has been racing on a Chrono rear wheel with a Powershift hub inside, too. So presumably, standard deep aero-rimmed rear wheels with Categorized’s Powershift internals are within the works, as properly.
Add that to the checklist of deep aerodynamic wheels from Hunt, HED & Imaginative and prescient that already supply Categorized Powershift integration of their aero wheels.
Categorized x Parcours wheels – Pricing, availability & choices
The brand new tubeless-ready 22.5mm inside Powershift-ready Parcours Disc2 wheel sells for 1429€ only for the rear wheel, requiring you to individually purchase the Powershift internals and needed devices from Categorized immediately for an additional 1449€. Sure, that’s 2878€ in whole for the rear wheel together with the internally geared hub, cassette, and controllers.
If you would like a whole TT wheelset from Parcours, they’ll bundle the 68.6mm deep Chrono entrance wheel for an additional 710€, or the 83mm deep Chrono Max for an additional 780€. Order now for deliveries on the finish of June 2023.