2021 Edco Allroad Carbon 50mm Rim Brake Wheelset

2021 Edco Allroad Carbon 50mm Rim Brake Wheelset

$895.00

  • Edco 50mm Rim Unidirectional full-carbon Rim Brake Wheelset
  • 19mm internal width, 26mm external width
  • Tubeless compatible, 23mm Tubeless Rim tape fitted
  • Oversize Alloy Axle hubs – 2 front / 4 rear sealed bearings
  • Sapim CX Aero Spokes – Sapim black brass 16mm Nipples
  • 1:1 radial / 2X Drive side Spoke Lacing
  • Handbuilt in Germany by Professionals
  • Shimano / Sram Compatible 11 Speed Cassette Carrier
  • Edco Classic Quick Release Set
  • Edco Black carbon Brake Pad Set

2 in stock

SKU: 20W-50-01 Category:

Features

Light – Strong – Stiff – Aero:

The Edco Allroad is the evolution of Edco’s renowned Maloja Wheelset.  Same great wheels, improved finish and graphics.

Allroad is our go-anywhere-fast, do-everything-well everyday wheel. No Weight limits!  Constructed from Edco’s proprietary unidirectional carbon composite material. Its 26 mm U-shaped profile mates perfectly with today’s wider tires.  Hand-built in Germany by Professionals.

Check-out Professional Reviews on these Top-Rated Wheels!

Specifications

Front wheel

  • Edco 50mm Rim full-carbon clincher 20h Rim Brake
  • Edco black water transfer decal under clearcoat
  • 19mm internal 26mm external
  • KT Oversize Alloy Axle front hub – 20h Jbend CL 9×100 QR – 2 sealed bearings
  • Sapim CX Aero Spokes – J-bend black 255mm
  • Radial lacing
  • Sapim Nipples – brass black – 16mm double square
  • rimtape tubeless 23mm

Rear Wheel

  • Edco 50mm Rim full-carbon clincher 24h Rim Brake
  • Edco black water transfer decal under clearcoat
  • 19mm internal 26mm external
  • KT rear hub KT 24h 1:1 lacing Jbend RB 10×130 QR – 4 sealed bearings
  • Sapim CX Aero J-bend black 259mm
    Sapim CX Aero J-bend black 252mm
  • 1:1 lacing – 2X Drive side, radial opposite
    Sapim Nipples – brass black – 16mm double square
    rimtape tubeless 23mm
  • Shimano / Sram Compatible 11 Speed Cassette Carrier

Packaging/ Accessories

  • Quick Release Edco Classic
  • Edco carbon black Brake pad Set
  • Packaging box AM – 1 wheelset/box (front & rear)
  • weight (± 25g) – 1590g (front 700 g : rear 890 g)

Additional information

Weight 11 lbs
Dimensions 32 × 26 × 7 in

Road.cc Best of 2021

road.cc’s Best Cycling Wheels of the Year 2020/21

UPDATED MON, JAN 25, 2021 12:10

The Edco Maloja (now renamed the All Road since our review was published) is an excellent deep-section, ‘everyday, all-weather’ wheelset. It’s also very competitively priced for such a good quality carbon option, and the braking performance is up there with the best we’ve used.

At 50mm deep they provide some aerodynamic advantage and certainly feel lively at high speeds where the gains are more noticeable. They offer a plush-feeling ride so if you are out for a long one you aren’t getting battered by an overly harsh carbon layup.

The 24-spoke rear and 20-spoke front build provide plenty of lateral stiffness paired with the 21mm internal width rim. The front is laced radially and the rear two-cross on the drive side and radially on the non-drive side. The spokes are from Sapim, aero-bladed with a J-bend at the hub.

Edco’s carbon blend is spot on and these are some of the best braking wheels we’ve ridden in both the wet and dry. In the wet you still need that wheel revolution to clear the water off like any rim, but once that’s done the pads grip well and bring you to a stop quickly without feeling at all grabby.

Road.cc Wheelset Review

UPDATED SAT, MAR 28, 2020 00:12

The new-for-2020 Edco Maloja is an excellent deep-section, ‘everyday, all weather’ wheelset. It’s also very competitively priced for such a good quality pair of carbon hoops, and the braking performance is up there with the best I’ve used.

The last set of wheels I tested from Edco was the big ticket Brocon, a full carbon fibre wheelset (including hubs and spokes) designed for disc brakes that cost a cool £2,900!

The Malojas sit at the other end of the market at £749.99 (currently £649.99) but still exude the same levels of quality, both in terms of build and ride.

At 50mm deep they provide some aerodynamic advantage and certainly feel lively above 23mph, where the gains are more noticeable. On the flat they roll along very smoothly, and they also give a plush-feeling ride so if you are out for a long one you aren’t getting battered by an overly harsh carbon layup.

Edco Maloja wheelset - rim.jpg

The 24-spoke rear and 20-spoke front build provides plenty of lateral stiffness paired with the 19mm internal width rim. The front is laced radially and the rear two-cross on the drive side and radially on the non-drive side. The spokes are from Sapim, aero-bladed with a j-bend at the hub.

Edco Maloja wheelset - front hub.jpg

Hard efforts when sprinting or climbing achieved no rubbing noises from any rim/brake pad contact, and as they only weigh around 1,600g (2,270g with tape, tube and tyres) they feel sprightly when you ask them to start spinning quicker.

Freehub engagement is pretty much instantaneous, something that you can feel when trackstanding at the lights, so when you want to power off the Malojas just go.

One place where carbon fibre rims can be a bit of a letdown, especially in the wet, is braking performance. The last few years have seen big improvements, though, with manufacturers adding various materials into the carbon resin mix to give a bit more of a modulated feel to slowing down, like you get on an alloy rim.

Edco’s carbon blend is spot on and these are some of the best braking wheels I’ve ridden in both the wet and dry. In the wet you still need that wheel revolution to clear the water off like any rim, but once that’s done the pads grip well and bring you to a stop quickly without feeling at all grabby.

Edco Maloja wheelset - rim 2.jpg

In the dry, the control you have over the braking is brilliant and gives total confidence should you need to come to a halt sharpish.

The rims are tubeless ready, and the width gives the 25mm tyres that ours came fitted with a nice rounded shape. It does increase the nominal tyre width by about a couple of millimetres, so you might need to bear that in mind if frame or brake caliper clearance is tight.

Another thing I was impressed with was how little the rims are affected by crosswinds. I was riding these back in the winter through the stormy season, and while I could feel a little slap from a gust past a gateway, on the whole the u-shaped profile doesn’t get twitchy at all regardless of the angle of the wind.

As I said, ours came fitted with tyres, a pair of Vittoria Corsa Graphene 2.0s, and these were easy to get on and off. Trying others I’ve got knocking around from the likes of Schwalbe and Panaracer also went on fine, and some tubeless tyres popped onto the bead without issue.

The alloy-bodied hubs ran smoothly throughout the wet and dirty test period and showed no signs of noise or grumbling, which is impressive considering the amount of floodwater on the roads at the time.

Edco Maloja wheelset - rear hub.jpg

Our test models came with a Shimano/SRAM freehub but they are available with a Campagnolo freehub too.

 

Conclusion

Overall, the Edco Maloja is a great set of wheels at sensible money, whether you are looking for your first set of carbon hoops or fancy a quality upgrade for your race bike.

Verdict

Excellent carbon wheelset that performs across the board at a good price.

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