• Oval Concept 981 Carbon Wheel - Ex Display

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Oval Concepts 981 Carbon Wheel – Recycled

Recycled items have imperfections or suffered wear during the course of sale here at Chain Reaction Cycles. They include Ex-Display, Ex-Demo, Cosmetic Damage or Refurbished items that have been returned by customers, repaired by suppliers or have scratches or minor damage from transport or display.



  • Wheel was previously on display within CRC showroom
  • May show signs of handling and storage
  • Minor scuffs and scratches to hub and rim body
  • Rim decal has minor damage
  • New and unused
  • Fully inspected prior to sale
    **Please note: QR skewer included**


    Oval Concepts 981 Carbon Wheel
    Upgrade to a premium set of wheels. Nothing can be changed out on a bike that will make more of a difference in performance and ride quality than the wheelset. The Oval Concepts 981 full carbon wheelset is designed around aerodynamics, speed, and build.
    Rims. The deep 81mm rim depth is designed to improve your bike's overall aero performance by reducing watts eaten up from pushing into the wind. Our carbon rims feature a 3k carbon brake track to reduce heat build-up during heavy braking, and light, stiff UD carbon fiber sidewalls. Our rims are 20.8mm wide, providing for more air volume in the tires which reduces rolling resistance, improves cornering, and results in a more compliant ride.
    Spokes. The 981 wheelset is built with premium butted Sandvik T302 stainless steel spokes which are 2.5mm wide and aero-shaped for best-in-class aerodynamic performance. These spokes are cold drawn to enhance strength, and double butted to reduce weight. Matched with the spokes are premium 7075 alloy internal nipples. Internal nipples reduce the size of the spoke hole in carbon rims therefore increasing the strength of the rims.
    Hubs. Oval Concepts 900 hubsets are equipped on the 981 wheelset. This hubset features a 2 cartridge bearing front hub. The rear hub has 4 cartridge bearings, with a premium 7075 alloy freehub body, and a robust 6 pawl double engagement that provides quick sure engagement, and 2 times the engagement of most hubs on the market.
    The build. Often overlooked is the importance of the build of a wheelset. The Oval Concepts 981 full carbon wheelset is built with precision focusing on spoke tension and lacing pattern. We use Wheelsmith spoke prep to ensure the spokes get to a high tension without winding up, and DT spoke freeze to help maintain the right level of tension that provides the exhilaration of very quick acceleration.



  • 20.8mm wide x 81mm tall carbon fiber bortuojantis (Clincher) rims
  • 3K carbon fiber stop surface
  • Double 2.5mm hardened steel aerodynamic spokes
  • Hidden spoke nipples
  • Oval Concepts 900 hub with pressed bearings
  • 16 spokes front / back of the spokes 20
  • Suitable for 9/10/11 drives
  • Handmade with Wheelsmith spoke prep and finished with DT spoke freeze
  • Oval Concepts lightweight nylon snap on rim strips
  • weight 1798g
    **NB: QR skewer included**

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    • Delivery toUSA
    • 365 Days return or exchange

      If you're not completely satisfied with an item you may return it within 12 months of purchase. We'll give you a full refund if the item hasn't been used or the component hasn’t been fitted.

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