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PowerTap G3 46 Carbon Powermeter Clincher Wheelset

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While we all know that the art of carbon wheel manufacturing is a science, we tend to forget that training and racing are as well. Two of the most innovative companies from these fields got together to form the PowerTap G3 46mm Carbon Powermeter Clincher Wheelset. Now, whether you're training or racing, you have the right tools for the job.

In terms of weight, the G3 46mm wheelset tips the scales around a respectable 1590 grams.The rim was constructed from a PR3 Hybrid Carbon, measuring out to a maximum width of 20.8mm and a rim depth of 46mm. The layup recipe consists of three technologies — Hybrid Modulus Laminate (HLM), Variable Resin Chemistry (VRC), and Inert Gas Compaction (IGC). Basically, these three systems work harmoniously. HLM is a method used to assign specific carbons and layups at different points of the rim, while xclusive resins bond the different laminates into a single structure. As a result, the wheel is strengthened at strategic points and benefits from a light overall weight. Additionally, the wheel's layup provides higher levels of lateral and torsional rigidity under load than prior iterations.

For the build, PowerTap used 20 radial-laced DT Swiss Competition spokes in the front and 24 spokes in a two-cross, drive-side pattern at the rear. These have been laced to a 100g PowerTap front hub and a PowerTap G3 rear hub. The new PowerTap G3 rear hub is a power meter on a diet. An 80-gram weight reduction from the popular SL+ makes the G3 rear hub the lightest power meter in the world. PowerTap improved on the rigidity of previous models for the G3 by shrinking the hub profile and widening the flanges, ending the days of heavy, stiff, paint bucket-sized rear hubs. With the distractions of weight and stealth design out of the way, PowerTap improved the functionality and accuracy of data gathering. For one, PowerTap moved the orientation of the electronics that transmit user data to the end cap of the freehub body. With the new positioning, it's now possible to remove the electronics for service without swapping out the entire wheel, equating to more time in the saddle and fewer headaches.

The new G3 is equipped with an ANT+ wireless transmitter that sends power, torque, speed, and virtual cadence data to either PowerTap's Joule GPS unit, or any other ANT+ compatible head unit. The G3 is capable of storing up to 15 hours of data in one-second gathering intervals, and up to 30 hours of data in two-second gathering intervals. The G3 design still has a "torque tube" with eight strain gauges, yielding measurements accurate within +/- 1.5% between 40 and 130 rpm.

The PowerTap G3 46mm Carbon Powermeter Clincher Wheelset is available in the color Black and in a clincher configuration. Please note that the rear wheel is offered with either a Shimano/SRAM or Campagnolo 11-speed compatible freehub body. Also, every wheelset includes two pairs of Reynolds Cryo Blue Brake Pads.

  • ENVE 46mm rim
  • PowerTap G3
  • Brake pads included
  • Compatible with either Shimano/SRAM or Campagnolo 11-speed

Tech Specs

Rim Material:
carbon fiber
Tire Type:
Rim Depth:
46.0 mm
Rim Width:
[external] 20.8 mm, [internal] 14.75 mm
Brake Compatibility:
caliper brakes with Reynolds Cryo Blue brake pads
DT Swiss Aerolite
Claimed Weight:
1590 g
Recommended Use:

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Unanswered Question

Are these an ENVE rim or a Reynolds rim? There seems to be some confusion on this point.

Very nice!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Had these for about a month now. Absolutely love them. They are fast, stiff and handle beautifully. I run michelins PRO 4s on them. Great combo. Only have about one hundred road miles on them but, loved them from the beginning. I use them on my trainer also.

very good wheels

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

i have to say the PowerTap G3 46 Carbon Clincher Wheelset is very fast and very stiff there is no flex while climbing out of the saddle and the brakes do not hit the rim at all some carbon rims like easton and zipps where the rim flexs when you get out of the saddle power tap did an awesome job choosing the renyolds carbon rim and building it well