Optimum force transmission from the spokes via the nipples into the rim. Less material is needed to stabilize the flanks – the shape’s design for force flow allows for optimized fiber placement and high stability with low weight. The specially optimized shape gives the tire the optimal fit and thus promotes grip on gravel paths. With the TLO Gravel rim you will never lose your grip. The special shape makes it possible for the rim to function completely without a hook.
25mm – optimal internal width for mounting the usual 40 to 45mm wide gravel tires. It is essential to ensure that you install a tubeless-capable tire!
Gravel and road – the TLO Gravel rim feels at home on any terrain, whether on gravel, on a bikepacking trip or off-road. Extensive tests have confirmed this. The TLO Gravel rim is optimized for impact resistance, and the wheel can easily handle even rough impacts.
Hubs of our trust
DT Swiss – for 3 years now we have trusted in the quality and longevity of the DT Swiss 180 hub for our “top series” TLO. Coupled with the very low weight, the DT Swiss 180 hub is the perfect match for all parameters that are important for Schmolke standards. The extremely reliable freewheel system ensures direct power transmission even under the highest loads. Smooth-running SINC Ceramic bearings provide a clear advantage with their extremely low rolling resistance.
We use steel spokes from the Belgian manufacturer SAPIM on all of our wheels. With the CX-Ray elliptic spoke we installed, Sapim has succeeded in developing an exceptional spoke. In addition to its low weight, it has exceptional load capacity and flexibility. This also results in the large area of application. Regardless of whether it is a racing bike, gravel or MTB wheelset, they all benefit from these positive properties. In addition, the flattened middle section ensures excellent aerodynamics. The high quality of the materials enables the construction of stable wheels and guarantees a long service life.
Which freewheel system do I need?
Before you make the purchase, you should be clear about which group set you have installed on your bike. This determines which freehub body you should order.
Shimano – if you have installed a Shimano group set, please select Shimano (HG-11) as the freehub body. Even with the new 12-speed group, the cassette can still be installed on the conventional HG-11 freehub body without any problems.
SRAM – if your bike has a SRAM group with an 11-speed cassette, you should choose the Shimano HG-11 freewheel body to be able to install your cassette. The newer 12-speed AXS group from SRAM require the XDR freehub body for assembly, in which the cassette is screwed onto the body in one piece.
Campagnolo – if you have installed a Campagnolo 12-speed group, we ask you to select the “Campagnolo” freehub body when ordering. For example, if you need the N3W freehub body for your “EKAR” gravel group, please let us know in the order comments.
The TLO Gravel wheels are painstakingly laced and centered by our wheel builder. This is done in our workshop in Konstanz on beautiful Lake Constance. Great care is taken to ensure that each wheel is finished with optimal concentricity and the correct spoke tension. In order to optimize the fit of the spokes, our TLO Gravel wheels are machine pressed several times with a precisely defined force. This means that you as a customer do not have to have the wheels re-centered after a short time, but can enjoy the full driving pleasure of the wheels straight away and without any restrictions.