THE ACCELERATOR Light, stiff, dependable.
The Williams 22s are designed to be some of the fastest, lightest alloy wheels around. By creating a light design with a dependable alloy construction we've produced the ultimate climbing wheelset. The 1489g weight is impressively light, but the true beauty of the design is the location of the weight. The low profile niobium alloy rims laced with Sapim CX-Ray spokes keep the rotating mass of the 22s to the bare minimum, which means these beauties accelerate unlike any other alloy wheels. The 22s are built with our new Six-Sixty hubs that feature wicked-fast 3 degree engagement and come standard with hybrid ceramic bearings that lower rolling resistance, heighten stiffness, and increase durability.
Being able to control a wheelset in various conditions is very important
to ride quality and essential for rider confidence. Our updated rim
utilizes a U-shaped design allowing for
enhanced aerodynamics while providing more stable and predictable ride
The 22s are the total package, and you'll know it the first time you stand on the pedals. For the climber who wants to accelerate like a rocket and glide uphill; for the racer who wants to rail the corners and then come blasting out of them, the 22s are your wheels. 190 pound rider weight limit.
Wheelset comes with:
- Front wheel
- Rear wheel
- Rim strips
- Quick release skewers
- Brake pads (always a good idea to run new pads with new wheels)
- 22mm tall double layered light weight alloy rim
- 700c clincher
- 445 grams
- CNC braking surface for a better braking performance
- Maximum tire inflation: 120 psi
HubWilliams new hubs incorporate revolutionary new designs along with a cassette body that contains 6 Pawls, 60 Ratchets.
The 6 pawls have been engineered to divide the
engagement into 2 groups that are 3 pawls or 6 pawls in the engagement
process. Each group of pawls engages into ratchet ring at the same time
whenever drive torque is applied, this translates into faster and more
efficient power transfer. In addition we have added a high-strength,
hardness and precision fine extrusion process to the pawls and overall
6 pawls engage with 60 ratchets faster and smoother than traditional hubs equaling better power transfer
Each pawl has triple tips making more contact points than any other hub on the market:
» 18 contact point engagement with 6 pawls
Interchangeable Cassette Body
Our road hubs feature a fast and convenient way of
changing the cassette body without the use of separate
adapters or fancy tools.
• Interchangeable cassette body options:
» Campagnolo 10/11-speed
» Shimano/SRAM 10/11-speed
CX-RAY - As light as a titanium
CX-Ray still receives the best results in fatigue testing of any spoke. Its
unique strength and flexibility make the CX-Ray suitable for most bicycle
disciplines. The middle section of the spoke is drawn then pressed in a special
mold to form its specific profile. CX-Ray spokes are used by top bike
racers and triathletes around the world. Special alloy treatment and sophisticated production make this all possible.
- More long lasting than any
other spokes on the market.Extremely high fatigue test results
- Special alloy treatment and
- The best aerodynamic spoke
- Produced from high-tensile,
fatigue-resistant 18/8 stainless steel conforming to the Sapim quality standard
- Strength on middle section: 1600 N/mm
- Sizes: 2,0 - (0,9x2,2) - 2,0 mm
- Elliptic aero part
Williams road wheels utilize high
quality hybrid ceramic bearings for better increased rolling performance.
- Bearing is ABEC 3.
- Si3N4 ball is Grade 5. (Grease working
temperature is from +177 degree C to -40 degree C.)
Hybrid ball bearings with steel rings
and ceramic balls have become indispensable for many advanced applications.
Among the ceramic material, silicon nitride (Si3N4)
is excellent for use in precision ball bearings.
The advantages include:
Standard bearings reduce their hardness and fatigue lives when they are
continuously used in high operating temperatures. Silicon nitride (Si3N4)
is suitable to be used in high temperature environments without loss of its
hardness and life endurance. With its rings made of special steel for
high temperatures, hybrid bearings with ceramic balls are successfully used in
the field of high temperatures.
The specific gravity of ceramic material is one-half that of bearing
steel. For this reason, use of ceramic balls with smaller ball diameter
greatly reduces the influence of centrifugal force (ball sliding and spinning
caused by gyratory moment).
The thermal expansion of silicon nitride (Si3N4) is one
forth that of bearing steel. For this reason, use of ceramic reduces the
influence of dimensional change due to different operating temperatures.
It is suitable for silicon nitride to be used in a wide range of
Hardness, Young’s Modulus, Poisson Ratio
The Young’s modulus of ceramic material is approximately 1.5 times that of
bearing steel. The rigidity of these ball bearings is, therefore, greatly
ceramic bearing precautions:
Hybrid ceramic bearings can be damaged
by high impact loads. Therefore, hybrid ceramic bearings perform best
when limited to road use.
Extra care should be taken to reduce
the risk of dirt and debris contaminating the bearings. Do not pressure
wash your Williams hubs.
100% hand built wheels
Every single Williams wheel is 100%
hand built to the highest standards. Yes, it’s faster and cheaper to use
machine builds, but if you want a perfectly true and balanced wheel it must be
hand built. That’s why from the first nipple to the last twist of the spoke
wrench Williams wheels are built entirely by hand. And once they’re finished,
each and every wheel is tested to ensure that it is dished, true, and balanced
to within fractions of a millimeter.
While taking advantage of the latest
component technology to make our wheel systems lighter and stronger, Williams
Cycling provides for easy maintenance through or standards-based technology.
We believe that a standards-based
wheel design is key to providing our customers with easy serviceability and
maintenance. Standard wheel design gives customers the benefit of years of
research and development from the entire industry, not from just one company.
Unlike proprietary wheel technology...standards give customers choices.
What is standards-based technology? It
is where the spoke joins the hub and rim in a traditional fashion. Standard hub
and rim fastening makes it easy for customers and local mechanics to true a
This results in:
- Easy maintenance
- No need to take the tube and tire off to true the
- No need to send the wheel back to the proprietary
wheel factory for retruing or repairs
- No need to spend time and money on wheel shipments
back and forth to the factory
With standards-based technology, the
customer is in control of service and maintenance without giving up