Odesa 35mm Gravel Wheels
Gravel ultra racing wheels designed with speed, strength and reliability in mind
£100 from every wheelset will go to helping Ukrainians
This wheelset is designed for endurance racing on 28-40mm tyres. Practically, this means that it needs to be light, aerodynamic, but most importantly strong enough to withstand the rigours of racing on a variety of surfaces.
The strength of these wheels is assured by 28 Sapim CX Ray spokes, strengthened rims, and tough gravel hubs. These wheels are therefore also suitable for heavier riders looking for fast road wheels.
All of our wheels are named after cities and rivers in Ukraine, out of respect to our Trailmech colleagues and all Ukrainians affected by the conflict. Our 35mm wheels are named after the historic port of Odesa, the final destination of founders Rob and Andrew’s long distance ‘Race to the Black Sea’ in 2017.
Our rims are made from a high quality mix of T700/T800 carbon fibre, for the perfect mix of compliance and stiffness, lightness and strength. With a 29mm external width, 21.5mm internal rim width (between rim hooks), these wheels are most aerodynamic with 28mm and 30mm tyres, but can accommodate anything up to 50mm.
A U-shaped rim profile provides maximum aerodynamic efficiency at a wider variety of yaw-angles than a standard V-shaped rim. Our rims are paired with bladed Sapim CX-Ray spokes for their legendary strength, longevity, and aerodynamic advantages.
Our Trailmech hubs are some of the finest gravel hubs on the market, and with their patented Vortex ratchet engagement system power transfer is almost instant offering between 6 and 7.2 degrees of travel. It’s not only quick, but also strong – the unique vortex design means that the more force you put through the pedals, the harder the ratchet engages reducing the risk of slippage.
As with all ratchet hubs, the sound of the freewheel is a distinctive (and loud) mark of quality so be prepared to get used to that ‘angry bee’ sound, and wonder how you lived without it before.
Inside these beautiful CNC alloy hubs, you’ll find high-quality Japanese EZO bearings for high efficiency and low maintenance.
- 35mm deep T700/800 Toray carbon fibre rims
- 29mm external and 21.5mm internal rim width
- 28-50mm tyre compatibility
- Trailmech gravel front and rear hubs
- Six-bolt disc rotor mounts
- 11-speed Shimano-compatible freehubs, or
- SRAM XDR freehub
- Included spacer for 10-speed cassettes
- Front-wheel weight 700g
- Rear-wheel weight 840g
- Combined weight 1540g
Weights given for 12mm thru-axle format, and vary slightly for 15mm/QR
The Wheel Journey
Born in Italy with a Ukrainian heart, manufactured worldwide, and handbuilt in the UK. When developing our wheels, we wanted to find the best of everything, and so our components come from experts around the world. Click on the link below to find out more about each component and its origins.
In the Wild
These are wheels designed to be ridden and challenged, built for big days and bigger climbs. Check out the gallery below to see our wheels in the wild, doing what they do best.