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DM8 Elite Series RS-FortyFive Fat Boys - 28mm wide 45mm deep & 1620g/pair

Precision hand built to order: usually 7-21 days but up to 5 weeks during peak periods- please email for more accurate info
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DM8 Elite series RS-FortyFives are the best all rounders in the range - stiff, fast & stable for road, gravel, CX & track. Available to pre-order now at a special price for a limited time only!

The DM8 Elite Series wheels are hand made in my Speed Shop with the same passion & precision I devote to the more expensive Pro & SL Series wheels. With each pair weighing in on average a mere 85g more than their DM8 Pro Series cousins, these RS38s are not only made super strong and robust for everyday use. Come race day or that big sportive, you'll be the rider setting the pace.   

Every Elite Series wheel is made with:

- DM8 Fat Boy Rim: the same super fast, extra wide rim profiles found in the DM8 PRO & SL series wheels
- Strong & highly durable custom stainless steel spokes: they may add a few grams per pair, but they shave off the £pounds!

Conceived as the perfect all-round mid-depth aero wheel in the range, RS45s spin effortlessly on every course and in all weathers. Road, gravel, CX or round & round the velodrome - just choose the right hub for your ride and your bike.

Incredible levels of all-weather grip, comfort and speed come with all DM8 wheels as standard, thanks to the only rim on the market engineered specifically to make the most out of true-width 25mm tyres.

Match with a fast 23-25mm tyre, add just a little air - the sweet spot is somewhere between 55 and 75psi for most road conditions and rider weights - and prepare to float fast over the roughest of road surfaces and on over your favourite cobbled bergs.


» Visit Fat Boy Rim to find out more about the development of the DM8 rim profiles

DM8s can be made for standard road bikes with QR axles and rim brakes, or for your disc-braked road, gravel, adventure or cross bike, with either 12 or 15mm thru-axles. If you're racing the boards or Red Hook crits, choose our fixed gear track build.

Priced per pair

Click on the Product Specifications tab for full specs, weights and what's included in the box. Click on the Reviews tab to find out what your fellow riders are saying.


***Summer 2017: Peak Season Alert***

Due to exceptional levels of demand all wheels in the DM8 range are currently building 3 - 5 weeks from order

Please accept my apologies for the longer than normal build times. But the best advice I can offer is: the earlier you get your order placed, the higher up my build queue you'll be - and the sooner you'll be slotting these Fat Boys in your bike.

In the meantime, please accept my thanks for your patience and understanding.



Warranty Information

Warranty - One year
Crash Replacement Program - Lifetime for original owner

Product Specifications

Weights (average, grams, road build):
Front 725 / Rear 895 / Pair 1620
Weight difference for disc & track builds:
Disc: +90 g per pair // Track: +140g per pair
Rim Width, Depth (mm), Profile & Finish:
28 wide x 45deep 3DM Toroid matt UD carbon
Hub Choice:
SPN Precision forged alloy for road QR axles, / centre-lock disc / fixed gear track
Spokes Front:
20 - laced radial (road only) or 2-cross
Spokes Rear:
24 - laced 2-cross / 2-cross
Spokes Colour:
Stainless steel silver / Black spokes optional with additional purchase Black Spoke Pack
Stainless steel silver
11 Speed Drivetrain:
Shimano/SRAM standard, Campag Optional, Singlespeed Fixed/Fixed (Track only)
Tubeless Compatible:
Yes - with optional tubeless rim tape, sealant, valves & tyres
What's In The Box - Road Builds:
Wheels - Front and Rear Pair. Plus rim tape, Dark Matter carbon ceramic brake pads, Quick Release skewers, 10/9/8 speed freehub converter
What's In The Box - Disc Builds:
Wheels - Front and Rear Pair. Plus rim tape, Thru-Axle Or QR axle, 10/9/8 speed freehub converter
What's In The Box - Track Builds:
Wheels - Front and Rear Pair. Plus rim tape, track nuts

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