WAKE 6560

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 10 customer ratings
(10 customer reviews)

$2,400.00

WAKE 6560 Wheelset

Better Speed.

Advanced aerospace engineering facilitates better speed through the breakthrough of dynamic cross-section variability – WAKE – which yields lower drag and reduced effects of vortex shedding.  Optimized mechanical design paired with advanced manufacturing increases stress distribution and enables weight reduced layup schedule.

Princeton CarbonWorks WAKE 6560  breaks industry benchmarks and forces discerning triathletes and road racers to recalibrate aerodynamic and weight expectations.  In 4 years of research and development WAKE was wind tunnel confirmed, road tested, and race proven, join us and leave the competition in your wake.

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Description

WAKE 6560 has symmetrical front and rear rim profiles that each contain 24 sinusoidal oscillations, resulting a  revolutionary shaped rim varying between 60 and 65mm deep.  Full carbon and tubeless ready, the rim profile is laced to custom designed and drilled aluminum-bodied straight pull hubs with Sapim CX-Ray spokes and nipples seated at the top of sinusoidal arches.  In addition to individual wheel build reports, each UCI-registered set of WAKE 6560s is delivered with skewers, tubeless tape and valves, padded wheel bags, and SwissStop Black Prince brake pads.

Additional information

Weight, Front

655g

Weight, Rear

840g

Internal Rim Width

18mm

Max Rim Width

26mm

Max Rim Depth

65mm

Min Rim Depth

60mm

Hub, Front

Straight pull, 16 spoke

Hub, Rear

Straight pull, 24 spoke

Spokes

Sapim® CX-Ray®

Nipples

Sapim® Secure Lock

Spoke Count

16/24 (24/24 available upon request)

10 reviews for WAKE 6560

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mike Porterfield (verified owner)

    Wow. Finally. I made it out on my new wheels for the first time yesterday. An absolute joy to ride. I love my Cannondale Super6 Evo but now with these wheels I don’t know I will ever need another bike. The bike seemed like it just wanted to take off right out of the driveway. The ride was noticeably more comfortable, fast and responsive when I stood up on the bottom of the hills. The funny thing was my buddy, who is a great rider, was just gifted some HED wheels and he was on them for the first time as well but was kind of bothered by how noisy they were. Not my wheels.

    I had my bike shop set them up tubeless with the Schwable tires you recommended and it felt awesome. I would have sent you an awesome picture but it was so cold we almost didn’t stop for 50+ miles and to be honest I didn’t want to take my gloves off. My Garmin even died in the cold yesterday. But the important part was the wheels are amazing. Thanks guys for making this happen. Looking forward to logging many more miles in the months to come!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Paul

    I ride anything and everything with two wheels – it all started with BMX, and MotoX before college. College wised me up enough to steer clear of engines, I’ve been a committed roadie since 2003. Countless crits, ITTs and road races, a few CX races an IM (11:32) and 70.3 (5:08). These are the best wheels of the more than 2 dozen I’ve owned in the last decade and a half. They’re extremely light considering their depth and ride like wheels half their depth in any wind condition. The fact that they’re tubeless ready has made them my go-to wheelset, with Schwalbe Pro 1 25mm at 80psi. Simply put “Hoverbike.”

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Yen Tay (verified owner)

    The WAKE 6560s are cutting edge, look great, and made a huge difference in my first 70.3 race last September. I am a former college swimmer and long-time runner/yogi, so going into triathlons seemed natural except for the cycling part! I first dabbled in sprint triathlons and then a few olympics on my beloved Cannondale road bike, but when I decided to kick it up a notch to the 70.3 distance, I knew that I had to focus A LOT more on the cycling leg. As a petite 5’3″, 120 pound woman, it is hard for me to generate a lot of power on the bike and go as fast as I would like on the bike. Additionally the course for the half-Ironman spends a lot of time on the Atlantic City Expressway which gets some crazy Jersey Shore crosswinds that are really hard to manage, especially for a lighter rider. I had biked a shorter, similar course in the TriAC Olympic triathlon the month before without the WAKE6560s and I struggled with the crosswinds significantly. Upgrading my wheel set to the WAKE6560s was exactly what I needed. The deep oscillating profile made a huge difference in handling the AC expressway (2.5 loops of it!) crosswinds with much more ease when I tackled it a month later in IMAC70.3 and my overall average speed on the bike was MUCH faster, over double the distance. Well done, Princeton CarbonWorks! Looking forward to crushing the 2018 Triathlon Season with my Wake 6560s!

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Gideon Kleinman

    Fast, stable and reliable is what you can expect from this wheel. I own a shop in Socal and have had a lot of opportunities to ride almost every wheel on the market. While differing wheel styles always will have their pros and cons, strengths and weaknesses, the Wake 6560 might be the best allrounder I have ridden to date. Saturdays I roll them on a fast competitive group ride along the coast, and even with the strong coastal crosswinds this wheel tears into the pack. Easy acceleration up to speed and once at speed the ability to close gaps and drive on the front seems effortless. The rest of my week is mostly solo climbing in my local mountains and this wheel can go toe to toe with my 202s. If you bring the price into the conversation this might be the most comprehensive and capable wheelset on the market.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Luke

    I’ve been competing and coaching in triathlon for over a decade now, have had the chance to ride most wheel sets out there, and have to say that the Wake 6560 is far and away the best wheel I have ridden to date. It’s a complete all rounder and a solid performer under any conditions. Not only is the wheel set aero, but it climbs and corners unlike any aero wheel I’ve ever ridden (read that as climbs and corners very very well). It’s stiff under power on climbs, and very predictable and stable in tight corners and corners at speed. The wheel accelerates well and carries speed with ease. I ride the 6560s on both my TT and road bikes, and the wheel is right at home on either setup. If you are looking for one wheel to do it all, and to do it well, without compromise, the Wake 6560 is that wheel.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jeanine Seeger

    Fast and light!!!
    I’ve been riding the wake 6560s for about a month now and I have been able to put them to the test! I ride in south Florida so our biggest challenges are not hills and mountains, but the wind!!! We have had no shortage of wind the past month and mostly crosswinds! As a smaller rider, this has in the past been one of my bigger challenges. On crosswind days I get popped off the back of our strong group rides. This has happened with wheels shallower than the 6560s. However with the 6560s I have had no problem riding with and mixing it up with the big boys!
    I have also had the opportunity to time trial with the 6560 as my front wheel. Getting up to and maintaining speed was no problem! I PR’d on both a 20k and 30k time trial!
    Lastly, I have tested these wheels crit racing as well!
    Both, with the men (training races) and 2 women’s races for state titles. The acceleration was there!! These wheels are quick to respond, very light, stiff for cornering, and awesomely fast! Now I truly know what it feels like to fllllyyyy!
    4 Florida state titles for the Wake 6560s!
    •Women’s age 40-49 20k TT
    •Women’s Pro/1/2 30k TT
    •Women’s Age 40-49 criterium
    •Women’s Pro/1/2 criterium

    On a side note: I set these wheels up for some of the rough/dirty roads we have here. I put on 25mm Gator Skin tires. They did not slow down the Wake 6560s AT ALL! I usually race on different tires but did not even change them for the past month’s races.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ante (verified owner)

    I’m 230lbs and was yet to find a wheel that didn’t flex under increased power. These wheels are bulletproof. Very stable and almost agnostic to lateral wind gusts despite their deep profile.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jamie Lowrey

    Just went for my first ride today on my new Wake 6560s, and they are fantastic! Super responsive and really fast! One aspect of Princeton Carbonworks that I also want to emphasize is their customer service. Co-founders, Paul and Marty, really know what they’re talking about when it comes to riding and wheels and sold me on the Wakes almost immediately. The company is very responsive and wants to know about your experience with the product to make sure customers are happy. I can’t recommend these wheels more highly!

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kevin

    I started riding and competing in the Wake 6560’s in February and have been blown away with how they ride. They surpassed my expectations from when I first got my hands on them. I couldn’t believe how light they were given their rim depth when I pulled them out of the box and put them on the bike. Once I went out for my first ride I was sold! They are durable, handle very well, and simply feel VERY fast (which we know they are after the wind-tunnel testing). Before Princeton CarbonWorks I rode ZIPP and HED wheels. After competing with the WAKE 6560’s I have no plans on going back as now I feel I have an upper hand on my competition racing on these as opposed to any other brand. I’ve raced on many different courses/conditions (flat, hilly, windy, wet) with them and they have really delivered. I was very impressed with how they handled in windy conditions given their depth. I never felt like I was being thrown around when I had them on compared to other wheels I’ve raced on with comparable depths. I recently raced on a course with a very steep climb and I’ll say I was stoked to have them on for that race as they made my bike feel so much lighter going up the hills. They were very smooth riding up the hill and then ripped down the long descent. What’s even more impressive is for how well they ride and have tested, they are a FRACTION of the price of any other company out there producing race wheels. Also a great team behind the company and very open to helping answer any questions one may have! If you are looking to purchase one set of wheels that can perform in all conditions and styles of racing (drafting/non-drafting) then you have found them! Princeton CarbonWorks WAKE 6560!

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Robert Slocum (verified owner)

    Everything everyone says above is true! The wheels are quiet. The ride is soft. Winds are a non-issue. My only regret is that I didn’t spend more money!

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