HiFi EP 38mm Anti-Flutter Carbon
Turn the table on your competition with a technically balanced wheel.
Available in clincher and tubular, for both road and disc!!
Lightweight with a BRAND NEW for 2019 38mm wind-cheating aero profile, the EP lets you jam up climbs and fly on the flats. Spin up to speed quickly and then carve confidently through corners on a 25mm wide platform. With midrange depth, the EPs are stable in crosswinds and on blustery days — so they’re a great choice for lighter riders or comfort seekers. The extremely high-grade carbon fiber we use is terrific at heat resistance and dissipation. All HiFi rim brake carbon fiber wheelsets are certified by SwissStop for use with their Yellow and Black Prince pads.
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 EP Anti-Flutter rims measure 25mm wide at the tire interface, and flare out to 28mm at the center of the rims.
Genres: Get creative. Mix an EP front wheel with a deeper rear rim, like the LP, or even the 8-TRACK for TTs or triathlons. And rock the pair in road races, climbing TTs or crits. We also offer the EP X, for crushing it on the cyclocross course.
Cyclocross, Anyone? The EP X
Whether you’re running cantis or disc brakes — the EP X wheelset is also one of the best cyclocross wheelsets available at any price. The EP rim depth is ideal to provide mud shedding and aerodynamic advantage, but without the extra bulk of a deeper profile — you’ll be running with that bike on your shoulder, after all.
After plenty of testing, we’ve found the 2x front and 3x rear spoke patterns to provide both improved durability and better ride quality over nasty, bumpy surfaces. We lace them up with top-tier spokes for the ideal blend of lightweight, high strength and sublime ride quality.
EP Liner Notes
Rim depth: 38mm, tubeless ready clincher or tubular
Rim width: 25mm at tire interface, flaring to 28mm at center of rim. 17.5mm internal.
Hubs: HiFi Fidelity 11 speed and HiFi Fidelity R Disc centerlock 11 speed hubs with Japanese stainless steel bearings. Durable, dependable and light.
Freehub: Shimano/SRAM 11; Campagnolo; SRAM XD and XDR Drivers available
Spokes: SL non-disc 18h / 24h 2:1 ratio rear (16 2x on Drive Side, 8 straight pull radial on Non-Drive Side). Disc (24h 2x / 28h 3x)
Wheel Weight (tubulars): 1230g (SL) | 1370g (Disc)
Discipline: The EP Anti-Flutters excel at cyclocross, they’re excellent for criteriums and road races of all types, and they’re super fast uphill! They also make great front wheels for triathlons and time trials.
Recommended Max. Rider Weight: SL: 220lbs
Notes: Tubeless tape installed. Carbon pads and QR skewers included for non-disc. End caps installed for your choice of 12mm/15mm/142x12mm/QR for discs, and skewers included for QR setups.
Tire choice: Our wider EP Anti-Flutter 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.
*For riders over 220 lbs, or rock stars who want a stiffer, stronger ride, HiFi offers the EP X — which is also one of the best cyclocross wheels on the planet.
Tire choice: Our 25mm wide EP rims require a 22mm or wider road tire. In this case, fatter is better. It means lower rolling resistance, greater comfort and more speed. Using a narrower tire voids the HiFi warranty.
EP Tubular SL or Tubular X - $1549 USD
EP Tubular Disc - $1629 USD
EP Clincher X - $1845 USD
EP Clincher Disc - $1899 USD