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Cenos R5 Race

Aero wheelset for Pro road races, criteriums, and time trials

• 50 mm section rims

• Optimized for 28-30mm tyres, anything 25-43mm will fit as well

• Wheelset weight 1420g including valves and tape

• Tubeless ready – tape and valve pre-installed

• Cenos Ova R Hubs, straight-pull spokes, Ratchet freewheel, NTN (Japan) and TPI (Taiwan) hub bearings.


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Model Cenos Ova R, straightpull, 36T ratchet
Axle Front 12×100, QR end caps available upon request
Axle Rear 12×142, QR end caps available upon request
Brake interface Centerlock
Body Shimano Road 11s / Sram XDR 11s/12s



Height 50 mm
Width 29 mm
Internal width 21 mm
ERD 538.5mm
Rim Weight 410 g
Spokes 24
Recommended tires 25-43 mm
Maximum pressure 9 Bar / 130psi
Maximum rider weight No limit
Tubeless ready Yes
Rim type Hooked

Spokes and Nipples


Spokes Sapim CX-Ray, CX-Sprint
Spoke count front 24
Spoke count rear 24
Nipples Sapim Polyax Alu

Handbuilt with precision

Our desire for bike wheels came from the experience of working on them. It is fascinating how alive and subtle wheels can be. We built our wheels with the utmost care and attention. Spoke tension is specifically adjusted to best fit each setup. Only the best tools are used in every part of the process. We build only with Sapim spokes.

We build our wheels so we could sign on them. So we do.


All Cenos products are developed weight being one of the top priorities.  We have developed an Advanced Carbon Layering (ACL) technology which allows to significantly reduce rim weight while maintaining the stiffness and durability. Lighter rims helps to accelerate faster and allow to brake later. 

Easy Tire Lock

We have designed a custom Easy Tire Lock (ETL) rim profile for easy tire mounting. Custom-shaped groove allows much easier tubeless tire inflation and lets the tire stay locked even when deflated. This helps to easily add sealant through the valve core. In combination with a wide profile, most of the tubeless tires can be (dis)mounted without levers and only with a floor pump.

Hand-built in Europe

Every wheelset is a system of at least 50 components. Therefore the building quality is essential. All Cenos wheelsets are hand-built by experienced assemblers in Lithuania. We build our wheels so we could sign on them. So we do.

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