When your battle calls for a little something extra, reach for your 8-Track Anti-Flutter wheels. The 88mm profile slices through the air so you can cut your time to victory. The new-for-2019 8-Track Anti-Flutter rims are now shaped for even more stability in cross winds, so they make an outstanding choice for TTs, triathlons, track events, and even fast road races. Mix a front 8-Track Anti-Flutter with a rear disk to hit max speed. And even though 8-Tracks are totally “metal,” there’s nothing heavy about them. They weigh in at a mere 1520 grams (tubular model). Available in tubeless ready clinchers or tubulars.
According to conventional wisdom, deeper rims equal more speed. The profile of some rims makes them hard to control — and if you’re constantly worried about getting blown across the road (or skidding across it on your ass), you’re not very fast. Our 8-Track Anti-Flutter rims are shaped to be more stable in crosswinds, and to cut through the air for record-breaking performances. See below for Anti-Flutter technology information.
Like all of our carbon road rims, the 8-Tracks are 25mm wide where the rim meets the tire, providing a stable platform and a cleaner, faster transition between rubber and wheel, better support for your tire, and improved cornering performance. And the extremely high-grade carbon fiber we use is stiff for accelerations but is also good at dampening bumps and chatter. The rim brake model is terrific at heat resistance and dissipation.
New Anti-Flutter Rim Profile and EPS Construction
The latest generation of HiFi carbon road rims take advantage of Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) molding construction. Rather than using a traditional, inflated bladder, the EPS mold creates a more consistent, smoother finish inside your rim. Why should you care? The result is stronger, stiffer, lighter, and more reliable. We’ve taken a great rim and made it even better.
Our 2019 lineup of road rim profiles have also gotten a face lift. We dub the more flared shape of our rim “Anti-Flutter” because our wheels are now even more stable in crosswinds, and even faster at a larger range of yaw angles. The 8-Track Anti-Flutter rims measure 25mm wide at the tire interface, and flare out to over 30mm at the center of the rims.
Road & Track Ready
Our 8-Track Anti-Flutter Disc wheel sets spin on the latest iteration of our Fidelity R Disc centerlock hubs. The 8-Track Anti-Flutter SL non-disc wheels pare down to 18 spokes in the front and 24 spokes in the rear in a 2:1 pattern for the perfect mix of light weight, strength, aerodynamics, and overall performance. And, of course, the 8-Track Anti-Flutter Pistas are ready to rock the velodrome, fixed crits, and whatever mean streets you’d like to throw at them. The 8-Track rim depth is perfect for any discipline that is better in fast forward. Time trials. Triathlons. High-speed crits. Flat road races. Hot laps on the track. The 8-Track Anti-Flutter is your secret to way more speed.
8-Track Liner Notes
Rim depth: 88mm, tubeless ready clinchers or tubulars
Rim width: 25mm at brake track, flares to a max external width of 30mm. 17.5mm internal.
Hubs: HiFi Fidelity SL or Fidelity R Disc centerlock 11-speed hubs with sealed Japanese stainless steel bearings. Durable, dependable and light. All hubs come with spacer for 8/9/10 speeds. Or get your fix with our 8-Track Anti-Flutter Pistas!
Freehub: Shimano/SRAM 11; Campagnolo; SRAM XDR Drivers available.
Spokes: 18h / 24h 2:1 ratio rear (16 2x on Drive Side, 8 straight pull radial on Non-Drive Side). 24h/28h on Disc and Pista models.
Wheel Weight: 1520g (SL tubular); 1725g (SL clincher)
Discipline: The 8-Track Anti-Flutter is all about speed. Children, gather ’round: way before there were CD players, 8-Tracks let you skip tracks at the push of a button. Now that is fast forward! Slap on a set of 8-Track Anti-Flutter wheels — or an 8-Track front and disc rear — for your fastest TT ever; or use a rear 8-Track Anti-Flutter with a front LP Anti-Flutter for a deadly road race combo.
Recommended Max. Rider Weight: 240lbs
Tire Choice: 8-Track rims require a 23mm or wider road tire (we recommend 25mm and up). In this case, fatter is better. It means lower rolling resistance, greater comfort and more speed. Using a narrower tire voids the HiFi warranty.