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engage 45C

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Schon ab € 26,55 für 48 Monate finanzieren.

Delivery time 2-3 Workdays

engage 45C Road Clincher wheelset
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engage 45C wheel set High performance full carbon clincher made in Germany at a... more

engage 45C wheel set

High performance full carbon clincher made in Germany at a highlight price!

We have taken advantage of our many years of experience in rim construction of our state-of-the-art rims from ax-lightness to now also offer the carbon rims of our engage by ax-lightness wheels from German production. For this purpose, new routes had to be taken on the production side. Partial automation and an adapted manufacturing process allow us to exploit the potential of carbon as a material even in the mid-price segment. This allows the production of very light, yet enormously sturdy and functional wheels.

The engage 45C trumps with its light weight of only 1340 grams for the set. This results in extremely good acceleration values, which inspire the wheelset even in high mountains.
The special high-temperature resin system as well as the specific brake pads from Swissstop take the fear out of any downhill even on the steepest slopes: fast uphill, fast downhill - here, the engage 45C feels in its element!
The aerodynamic, wind tunnel proven design of the rims with 45 mm depth and 26 mm width gives the wheelset a very good aerodynamic performance. The round-bodied profile yields a high aero-stability, which results in minimal steering influences even in strong crosswinds. A large internal width of 16.5 mm unfolds the tire into a shape that increases the performance compared to narrower rims. The width was chosen specifically to be able to use both racing tires from 23 mm width to wide CX tires.
The voluminous profile and the fiber flow yield a very high rigidity despite the low weight. The hub sleeves are reinforced with carbon and only StraightPull spokes are used all-over.

The wheelset shows its race capabilities with our Continental teams BikeAid and P&S Metalltechnik Thüringen.

Scope of delivery: 

  • Wheelset,
  • 2 x Quick releases, 
  • 4 x Swiss Stop Carbon brake pads
  • Wolfpack Race tire package incl. assembly 


CARBONSCHUTZBRIEF - THE fully comprehensive insurance for your bike!

From now on we offer with our exclusive Carbonschutzbrief a fully comprehensive insurance for bicycles and components! We provide replacement for theft (including accessories), vandalism, electronics, crashes and accidents

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Wheelset Road: engage 45C
Wheel: Set
Tire type: Clincher / Drahtreifen, Clincher Tubeless ready
Brake type: Rim brake
Rim depth: 45 mm
Rim - inside width: 16,5 mm
Rim - outside width: 26 mm
Freehub: Campagnolo, Shimano/SRAM, SRAM XDR
Spoke count: 20 vorne, 24 hinten
Axle standards front: Quick release
Axle standards rear: Quick release
Rim type: Full carbon
Nabe: ax HRC-017
Spokes: DT-Swiss Aerolite, black
Nipples: DT Swiss Pro Lick hidden, internal
Decal: black, white (standard)
Carbon finish: UD
Intended use: Road
Tires: Wolfpack Race 26 mm
Weight: 1340 g
Rider weight limit: 110 kg
TLR, tubeless ready: Yes
Max. empfohlener Reifendruck: 23mm 7,5bar; 25mm 7,25bar; 28mm 7,0bar
Scope of delivery: Schnellspanner (2 Stk), Swissstop Bremsbeläge (4 Stk)
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Customer evaluation for "engage 45C"
15 Jun 2020

A very good wheelset, i think, better then wellknown-brands.

On june 6th 2020 i received my ordered wheelset "ENGAGE 45C made by AX Lightness".
Before purchasing i had contact with AX-Lightness. I wanted to know if the wheelset was fit for Continental 5000TL, because i like (and i ride them) that tires.
That was conformed by Markus. So i ordered a wheelset and they were made on june 4th.

The set came in a carton box which was not damaged. Super.
When opening the box, the wheelset was mounted with Wolfpack (tires and innertubes).
Al that time i did notknow much about this tire or the manufacturer. Now i do. :)

For the right comparison is decided tot swap the tires for the Continental 5000TL.
So i could compare the wheelset to the ones i had (Mavic Pro carbon SL UST 2019) + continental 5000TL.

Wheelset inclusing WOLFpack road race tires 25mm and innertubes
2 quickreleases of the brand Novatec (83 grams)
4 brakepads from SWISSSTOP, BlackPrince.

During the swap i notices, that the installation of the 5000TL went very smooth.

Pumping the tire with normal floorpump went easy, when the bead of the tire is correct they went straight to 7 bar. With no latex in the tire, the tire went flat in 2 hours.
With latex the tire stayed at 6,5 bar. They did a lot better then the Mavics.

I mounted the tires in my carbon-Venge-look-a-like with my Carbon TI quickreleases (38gr a pair). Riht now i rode the set 4 times on my carbon racer. The Engage wheels spins like "crazy good".

When i ride a paved road, or a road with humps, the ride on the wheelset feels so smooth.
No whobbeling around on my saddle, just the contact with the road and spining the crankset.
The First two times i road on this set, i thought i had an flat tire, because the riding was soooo different (better) in comparison to the other set i had.
It looked like i was riding on 5 bar in the tires, but they were 7 bar. My weight is around 86kg.

The handling in corners is absolute fabulous. I had no doubt cornering a 90 degree corner with 40km in speed. My compliments.

The wheelset are completed with the SWISSTOP BlackPrince carbon brakepads. And I know that swissstop are quality brake pads. I had the yellow kings, now the Black Prince.
My rides were i dry conditions and is this conditions the brakedistance was very short, no squicking or any other kind of noise. A pleasure.

Finishing touches
Some people do like an hard sound of the freehub. I don't. This freehub is very silent. You can hear it, but you have to listen carefully.

I had doubts about the colour of the decalls. Because i spraypainted my own bike frame in my own stripingdesign with the RAL 6034.
I ordered the set without decalls, and AX Lightness delivered the white and black decalls, so i could make my own decision. Super service.
I thought about paintspraying the set with my Ral-colour.
As for now, i placed the black decalls on the wheelset.

The feeling about the set is so good, that i want to ride them every day. 

Markus, thank you very much for making ((be)spoking truiing) the wheelset.

4 Apr 2020


Sehr feiner Laufradsatz. Leicht. Leise. Schick.
Top Service bei Benobikes. Ein grosses DANKE

27 Mar 2020

unschlagbares Preis/Leistungs-Verhältnis

Habe bereits einige Kilometer mit diesem Laufradsatz zurückgelegt und bin sehr zufrieden mit den Eigenschaften. Der Laufradsatz ist sehr leicht bei sehr guter Steifigkeit. Auch mit den mitgelieferten Reifen bin ich sehr zufrieden. Bremsverhalten ist auch überraschend gut. Alleinig ist ein hoher Abrieb bei den Belägen erkennbar. Bin nun auf die Haltbarkeit gespannt.

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