Rolf Prima Hyalite 25 700c Aluminum Wheelset Review: For Gravel Cycling & More!

rolf prima hyalite 25 wheelset review

Rolf Prima Company History

“The original company founder, Mr Rolf Dietrich, invented the pair spoke concept way back in 1997 Rather than traditional spokes that are evenly spaced, these spokes are paired closely together and usually under very high tension. Rolf figured out how to make a reduced spoke count wheel whilst maintaining strength, which ultimately resulted in aerodynamic improvements. The first production model, the Vector, sold like hotcakes, and Rolf’s wheels were soon spotted on the bikes of a certain high-profile American team at the 1999 Tour de France. A lot has changed since then, nowadays, the company is based in Eugene, Oregon, where all of the wheels are built in-house.”

rolf prima hyalite 25 wheelset review

The Adventure Continues

“The evolution of adventure riding continues, and Hyalite 25 is here to see it through. Based on the best-selling design of our Hyalite models, the Hyalite 25 steps things up with a wider internal width, perfect for wide-tires and exploring the wide world. At 25mm internal, it picks up where all-road and gravel wheels leave off. Our asymmetric rim design improves the tension balance by up to 30%! Ready for any adventure, from back road rambles to bike-packing explorations, rough and tumble races to weeks of loaded touring.”

Rolf Prima Hyalite 25 Review Video

Rolf Prima

In this video, JOM of the Gravel Cyclist crew covers the tech features of the Hyalite 25, including weight, rim measurements, tubeless tire / tyre mounting, and the all-important real-world riding experience.

rolf prima hyalite 25 wheelset review

Continued from Above:

“Paired with a bomber made-in the-USA XST hubset and a paired-spoke design you can count on for a long-lasting, smooth-rolling, trouble-free wheelset to get you out there – and home – for years on end.”

rolf prima hyalite 25 wheelset review

Additional Tech / Specifications

Hyalite 25 700c

  • Weight: 1570g [725g/845g]
  • Rim: Alloy Clincher, asymmetric
    • Rim Depth: 23mm
    • Rim Width: 28.5mm, internal 25mm
    • Tubeless Ready
  • Brake type: Disc brake – Center Lock
  • Spoke count: 24/24
  • Spoke type: Sapim Laser, round
  • Hubset: XST4.4
    • T2 High Engagement
    • Enduro steel bearings
    • Front axle:  Boost 110mm (15mm or 12mm), 15mm, 12mm, 9mm
    • Rear axle:  Boost 148mm, Boost 141mm QR, 142mm, 135mm
    • Freehub:  CNC Machined 6al4v Titanium
    • Freehub compatibility: Shimano HG 10/11, SRAM XDR 11/12, Campagnolo 11/12, N3W, Shimano Micro Spline
    • Made in the USA

rolf prima hyalite 25 wheelset review

Hyalite 25 650b

  • Weight: 1510g [695g/ 815g]
  • Rim: Alloy Clincher, asymmetric
    • Rim Depth: 23mm
    • Rim Width: 28.5mm, internal 25mm
    • Tubeless Ready
  • Brake type: Disc brake – Center Lock
  • Spoke count: 24/24
  • Spoke type: Sapim Laser, round
  • Hubset: XST4.4
    • T2 High Engagement
    • Enduro steel bearings
    • Front axle:  Boost 110mm (15mm or 12mm), 15mm, 12mm, 9mm
    • Rear axle:  Boost 148mm, Boost 141mm QR, 142mm, 135mm
    • Freehub:  CNC Machined 6al4v Titanium
    • Freehub compatibility: Shimano HG 10/11, SRAM XDR 11/12, Campagnolo 11/12, N3W, Shimano Micro Spline
    • Made in the USA

rolf prima hyalite 25 wheelset review

rolf prima hyalite 25 wheelset review

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rolf prima hyalite 25 wheelset review

rolf prima hyalite 25 wheelset review

rolf prima hyalite 25 wheelset review

rolf prima hyalite 25 wheelset review

rolf prima hyalite 25 wheelset review

rolf prima hyalite 25 wheelset review

rolf prima hyalite 25 wheelset review

rolf prima hyalite 25 wheelset review

rolf prima hyalite 25 wheelset review

rolf prima hyalite 25 wheelset review

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