Damn snappy, dead sexy.
If you want the speed of a deeper wheel, but want stability and low weight, you want the Rail 34. Adding a good dose of aerodynamic speed over leading aluminum rims, and positively invisible to crosswinds, the Rail 34 is the best choice for people who want to ride aggressively without ever worrying about how their wheels will behave.
The Rail 34 clincher is a carefully measured cocktail of performance and panache; a perfect balance between whoa and wow; a successful marriage of snappy and sexy. At 34mm deep, the Rail 34 shaves nearly a quarter of a pound off our podium-friendly Rail 52 wheelset, and offers versatility across a range of terrains and disciplines. Whipping winds, underpaved roads, even cyclocross - the 34s are good to go.
The same 18mm inside width as the Rail 52 makes them sure-footed and smooth. Their carbon construction gives the 34s an advantage over alloy rims through greater strength and stiffness, even at lower spoke counts. And an aerodynamically tuned profile and CX-Ray spokes also ensure their function is as impressive as their form.
Read more on the Rail 34's design philosophy here.
BRAKING AND HEAT MANAGEMENT:
The Rail is the safest and most dependable carbon wheelset November has ever offered, and is constructed with new high Tg resins, capable of withstanding up to 350 degrees farenheit without warping, delamination or other damage. The Rail comes standard with industry-leading brake pads made from a proprietary compound that is proven to reduce heat buildup during braking by 35%. The pads vastly improve braking performance over many pads. We can't change physics, so carbon still dissipates heat more slowly than alloy, requiring mindfulness to tube blowouts in extreme conditions. But significant upgrades to the resins and pad compounds means braking with the Rail inspires the same confidence as your favorite alloys.
NIMBUS Ti HUBS:
Nimbus Ti hubs are made for us by White Industries, and come in 20, 24, and 28 front drillings, and 24, 28, and 32 rear drillings. Their most important features are shared directly with the T11: bearings (Enduro-made ABEC 5), axles (steel rear, aluminum front), titanium cassette body, geometry, and weight are all the same between the two. They come the titanium grey/silver color as pictured. A simpler hub shell, limited colors, and economies of scale afforded by a streamlined purchasing and hand building process is responsible for all of the cost savings.
Full Carbon Clincher
Inside Width: 18mm
Brake Track Width: 25mm
Widest Section: 27.1mm
Rim Finish: UD carbon, satin finish
Weight: 1485g (655g front / 830g rear)
Spokes: Sapim CX-Ray, 20/24 (radial front, 2x/2x rear), black. Black brass nipples
Hubs: November Nimbus Ti or Nimbus Ti CLD, manufactured by White Industries.
Drivetrains: SRAM/Shimano 9/10/11, Campagnolo 10/11
Decals: November transfer decal applied above clear coat, bleached black.
Brake Pads: SwissStop Black Prince (included)
Rim Strips: November (included)
Skewers: November (included)
For best performance, weigh less than 215 pounds.
Rail 34 Reviews:
CyclingTips blog: "Riding the Rail 34s reminded me of both Enve’s 3.4 and Bontrager’s Aeolus 3 wheelsets. All three offer the same quality of ride, the same sense of improved efficiency, the same versatility, and the same performance in crosswinds."