The AIR BASE-RB has been designed to offer excellent stability even in the worst of conditions. This wheelset is designed as a training and climbing rim. However, when AIR covers are attached to this rim the properties can be changed completely making it suitable for road racing, time trials & triathalon. Apply covers to add additional free speed with the penalty of reduced stability in windy conditions.
All covers are interchangeable on the AIR BASE-RB. This lets you pick a setup for the day depending on route terrain and wind conditions. In general the deeper the covers added to the Base rim the greater the free speed. This comes at the cost of stability in high winds however. We will be uploading a rim selection tool which will give you a breakdown of rim selection, time savings and stability.
Combine the AIR BASE-RB with any AIR covers in the Rim Brake range. This will allow you to completely change the properties of the wheels at minimal expense. Our Aero system produces an almost seamless interface between base rim and cover maximising aerodynamic efficiency.
The AIR BASE-RB has been aerodynamically optimised to provide stability in all conditions. The shallow sections provide very little sailing effect which in turn reduces the side forces felt by the rider in strong winds.