R26 - Kinesis Bikes
Sector R26 - Aluminium Tubeless Ready Road Bike Wheelset

Sector R26 Disc Wheelset

All-round wheelset that keeps on rolling.


What does the ‘R’ in R26 stand for?

Try Real World: the R26 is a wheelset that performs equally well outside the wind tunnel as in, with a reactive ride that will transform the feel of your bike, and aerodynamics that work well in all conditions. Thanks to a CNC hub, Pillar Wing Spokes and a mid depth aerodynamic rim, the R26 stands up to the brutality of all conditions riding, while increasing the feel and performance of your bike.

It starts in the middle

The responsive feel of this SECTOR wheelset begins at the hub. The R26 features our lightweight CNC hub that maximises stiffness and torque transfer, with angled flanges that follow the path of the spoke, ensuring stress is kept minimal at this critical junction. Inside, we’ve used Revo Cream bearings for miles and miles of smooth spinning performance.

Wing Power

The R26 road bike wheelset is built with the Pillar Wing Spoke. Unlike regular flat bladed spokes, the Wing Spoke features an ovalized profile inspired by the nose cone of a missile. This addresses several issues that are present with flat bladed spokes.

Firstly, flat bladed spokes are optimized for a fully laminar airflow coming directly from the front. In the real world, air flow is turbulent and from many directions. The Pillar Wing profile is aerodynamic through different yaw angles.

The second advantage of the Wing spoke lies in the bigger cross section. The thin nature of flat bladed spokes means that sideways deflection is high. Furthermore, they fail to adequately deal with braking forces generated from the hub, such is the case with disc brake bikes. Thanks to the Pillar Wing Spoke the R26 road wheelset is stiff when sprinting and cornering, and extremely responsive under braking and acceleration.

The Rim is All Round

Those that have been unfortunate enough to ride a deep section aluminium rim know all too well that they are heavy, stiff, and jarring. Any aerodynamic advantage that such a rim offers is offset by the lack of vibration damping, which ironically fatigues you faster and slows you down.

By contrast, the R26 wheelset features a tubeless ready rim that is 26mm deep, occupying the sweet spot between aerodynamics, ride quality and weight. The large 19.5mm internal width works great with everything from 23mm to 36mm tyres, but especially well with tyres in the 28 to 32mm range, which are quickly becoming the de facto choice for anyone not riding on the track.


• Use: Road/ All-Road/ Bikepacking

• 26mm deep, 19.5mm internal width rim

• Tubeless Ready (Pre-taped with valves supplied).

• 28H (Front and Rear)

• Pillar Wing Spokes

• Black Brass Nipples

• CNC Machined Hubs

• Revo Cream Bearings

• Shimano HG freehub (Campagnolo and XD available separately)

• QR caps included

• Pinned and welded rim for strength

• Weight: 1700g

R26 Wheel Set Specification
Wheel Size 700c
Rim Material 6061 T-10 Aluminium
Spokes Pillar Wing Aero Straight Pull
Nipples Black Brass
Hub Rotor Fitment Centrelock
Freehub 11 Speed | 3 Pawl | Shimano HG (Campagnolo and XD available separetely)
Holes 28h
Rim Width (Internal) 19.5mm | (External) 23mm
Rim Depth 26mm
ERD 589mm
Tubeless Yes
End Caps (Front) 100x12mm or QR | (Rear) 142x12mm or QR
Included Extras Tubeless Valves and Tape
Weight 1700g


For replacement rims check out the Rim Page.

Pillar Wing Aero - Straight Pull

Black Brass Nipples.

Complete freehub available as a spare: Click Here

For any other technical queries please get in touch - info@sectorwheels.cc


All Sector aluminium rims, or carbon rims without Innegra tech, are guaranteed against manufacturing defects for three years after the original purchase date of the product, except decal defects, which are covered for one year only.

For full Warranty information Click Here.

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