Combining a tubeless carbon rim with a proprietary hub, the Essentia 40 is Corima’s new entrant to the growing best gravel wheel segment.
After two years of development with gravel racers and riders from the WorldTour peloton, Corima claims that this wheelset combine the gravel-specific G30.5 and road wheels. These wheels claim to offer comfort whether you ride them with 28mm tyres on road, or put on 50mm rubber for gravel trails.
2022 Corima Essentia 40 gravel wheelset rim, by Corima
Hand-built in the brand’s factory in France, the Essentia 40 comes with a 40mm deep, hookless and tubeless rim, allowing low tyre pressures.
Made from 3k carbon fibre and featuring a structural aerospace foam core, Corima claims the wheels absorb vibrations while offering a high level of durability. Building the wheel, Corima has used R2 lacing system and external nipples to ensure easy repairs.
2022 Corima Essentia 40 gravel wheelset hub, by Corima
The freehub on the Essential 40 has been re-designed for off-road riding, making sure it can handle the higher torque. The hub has a precision star-ratchet system, which includes 36 teeth, offering a 10-degree engagement angle and oversized bearings that complement off-road riding with disc brakes.
The complete wheelset has a claimed weight of 1,600g.
The Corima Essential 40 are available from Corima’s website and distributors worldwide from September 22. The price for the wheelset is €1,390 (£1,216).
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