Ere Research unveils new Explorator GCR40 wheelset: conquer new challenges

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Introducing the new Explorator GCR40 wheelset by Ere Research—the perfect companion for passionate cyclists. These aerodynamic profile wheels, succeeding the popular Explorator GC45, are specifically designed to be extra strong and sturdy for everyday use and road training, inspiring you to hit the road and embrace the joy of cycling.

Weighing 1023 grams for the rear wheel and 861 grams for the front wheel, the new wheels offer an optimal weight that strikes a harmonious balance, providing a robust and responsive feel without unnecessary bulk. They offer the ideal combination of strength, performance and aerodynamics, empowering you to push your limits and conquer new challenges effortlessly. The Explorator GCR40 wheelset is the perfect choice for the weekend warrior or as training wheels, ensuring you get the most out of every ride.


The 40mm aero profile rim is made from a specific Niobium alloy with a T10 heat treatment which makes the rims ultra strong and durable. The rim profile has a 21mm inner width and deep 9mm inner drop to make difficult tires easy to install. It also makes sure wider tires fit better and offer the right sizing. The rims offer great stability for tires up to 40c. But that's not all – the Explorator GCR40 wheelset comes tubeless ready right out of the box, making your tire setup hassle-free and allowing you to enjoy a puncture-resistant, lower-rolling-resistance ride.

The wheels are built with Belgium made Sapim Leader spokes made from Swedish stainless steel and black nipples, creating a package with amazing performance and price.

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At the core of these exceptional wheels are the X12 24 hole IONA front and rear hubs. The IONA straight pull hubs are supported by high-quality industrial bearings and a 4-pawl ratchet system. They can be upgraded with either SKF bearings or even ceramic bearings. Freehub bodies for either Shimano HG/Micro Spline, Sram XDR or Campagnolo/Ekar are also available.

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New design

Not only are these wheels technologically advanced, but they also sport a striking new design. The anodized matte black finish adds a touch of elegance to these wheels, making them a stylish addition to any bike. Whether you're on a solo ride or with a group of cycling enthusiasts, your bike will stand out with the Explorator GCR40 wheelset.

Sturdy and reliable

The Explorator GCR40 wheelset is built to withstand the rigors of the road. These wheels are extra sturdy and can take a beating – even for heavier riders – ensuring they hold up under various riding conditions. You can trust in their reliability, allowing you to focus on your cycling goals without worrying about your equipment. Add the Explorator CL26 tires as well and you will have an exceptional workhorse wheelset.

Priced at just 499 euros, the Ere Explorator GCR40 wheelset offers exceptional value for money. So, ignite your sense of adventure, unlock your true potential, and embark on unforgettable cycling journeys with the Explorator GCR40 wheelset. It's time to elevate your ride to new heights. The wheelset is now available.

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  • Intended uses: Performance Road / Performance Gravel
  • Weight: 1.884 gr
  • Rim specs: Ere in-house alloy with T10 heat treatment, height 40mm, 21 mm inner width, TLR
  • Recommended tyre width: 26C - 32C
  • Rim type: Hooked Clincher/tubeless
  • Freehub body options: Shimano, SRAM XDR, Campagnolo
  • Hubs: Iona 4-pawl, Centerlock
  • Bearings: SKF
  • Spokes: Sapim CX Leader, Straight pull, Black
  • Nipples: Black/alloy
  • Tubeless tape: Ere ProClose 21
  • Max. rider weight: 130 kg
  • Price: 499,-
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