Tokyowheel™ Epic 38 Wheelset

Full Carbon Clincher Wheelset with 38mm Deep Extra Wide Rims, Aero Bladed Spokes, and Road Bike Hubs

Quick Specs

Total Wheelset Weight 1387g*
Wheel Type Wheelset (Front + Rear)
Rim Type 2-Way Tubeless Clincher.
Rim Material Full Carbon
Rim Depth 38mm
Rim Width 26mm
Wheel Size 700c
Hubs Road
Spoke Count Front: 20, Rear: 24
Rider Weight Limit 209lbs / 95kg
See Full Specs *With Sapim CX-Ray Spokes and Tokyowheel Vapor Ceramic Hub. For Other Hub Options, See Full Specs. Wheel Weights are Subject to a +/- 5% Variance.


The Tokyowheel™ Epic 38 is what we recommend for people interested in fast group riding and climbing. It’s light, responsive and crosswind friendly - guaranteed to handle well in all conditions. Tokyowheel™ Vapor road bike hubs eliminate internal friction - boosting riding efficiency and durability.

Feel confident when you apply brakes onto the DuraHeat-R™ High-Temperature Carbon braking surface. Not only does it stop you faster, with greater stability, but it's much more durable on brake heavy rides (like long descents). Ride fast, ride far with Tokyowheel™ Epic 38.



Low Drag

Stability in Windy Conditions


Acceleration & Climbing

Constant Speed

Best Use




Epic 38mm Deep Carbon Rim. Light & Fast.

Tokyowheel Epic 38mm Carbon Road Bike Wheels

The Epic 38mm rim is our lightest and most stable. Great for sprints, climbing and riding in high winds.

Full Carbon Clincher. High Strength Carbon for Lightweight Performance.

Carbon Clincher Rim

Using the latest carbon forming technology, we are able to build a very strong rim from carbon only. A critical area for durability, the tire bead hook of the EPIC clincher rim is up 73% stronger than other carbon clincher rims. This gives you a wheel that is very light, with positive braking performance, and reliable durability.

Extra Wide 26mm Rim Increased Aerodynamics and Improved Handling.

Extra Wide Carbon Rim

The extra wide rim has multiple benefits. The rim's 26mm max width improves aerodynamics by creating a more uniform airflow over the wheel, balancing the aerodynamic forces of the rim with the leading edge of the tire. The 25mm width at the tire mount and braking surface spread out out the tire, which creates a wider contact patch between the tire and the road resulting in improved handling and reduced rolling resistance. The 25mm outter rim also allows the wheel to fit into most frame and brake setups.

Elliptic-Toroidal Rim. Reduce Aerodynamic Drag.

*Epic 38 Shown

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Airflow Simulation

The Tokyowheel Elliptic-Toroidal rim shape reduces Aerodynamic drag by matching the spoke side of the rim to the round shape of a tire. This elliptical shape makes the leading edge and the trailing edge of the rim more symmetric. Our CFD aerodynamic simulations have validated that this Elliptic-Toroidal shape provides more uniform airflow, and reduced drag over the primary Yaw angles between 0 to 20 degrees.

Aero Braking Surface. Less Drag and More Stability.

*Epic 60 Shown

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Airflow Simulation

The 3 degree angled Aero Braking Surface improves the overall aerodynamics of the wheel by: smoothing the interface between the tire and the rim, reducing net drag on the rim in crosswinds, and adding to the elliptical symmetry of the wheel.

2-Way Clincher Tubeless. Tubes or No-Tubes - You Choose.

Tokyowheel 2-Way Tubeless Clincher

*Epic 60 Shown

Use either traditional tires with tubes, or tubeless tires without tubes. Tubeless tires can provide lower rolling resistance and better protection from punctures.

Carbon Valve Balance. Smoother Spinning Wheels At High Speeds.

Tokyowheel Carbon Valve Balance

*Epic 60 Shown

Tokyowheel rims are balanced for the weight of long inner-tube valves.

DuraHeat-R™ High-Temperature Carbon. Better Braking Performance.

DuraHeat-R™ Carbon Braking Surface

DuraHeat-R™ High-Temperature Carbon braking surface. Not only does it stop you faster, with greater stability, but it's much more durable on brake heavy rides (like long descents).


3.2mm Aero Bladed Spokes. Increase Wheel Strength and Improve Aerodynamic Performance.

3.2mm Aero Bladed Spokes

3.2mm Aero Bladed spokes come standard on all Tokyowheels, and offer the improved aerodynamics of the bladed spoke shape.

Sapim CX-Ray. Premium spokes

Sapim Cx-Ray Spokes & Sapim Sils Nipples


Standard Hubs and Spokes
Tokyowheel™ VAPOR 2 Hubs & Aero Bladed Spokes

Lightweight, durable road bike hubs and strong aerodynamic spokes. Available with optional Sapim Cx-Ray Spokes and Ceramic Bearings

Optional DT Swiss Hubs and Sapim Spokes
DT Swiss 240s Straight-Pull Hubs + Sapim CX-Ray Spokes

One of the most well known names in hubs. DT Swiss components have a long history of quality and high performance.

Optional Premium Hubs and Spokes
Tokyowheel Speed Hubs™ + Straight-Pull Pillar Wind 20 Spokes (The new better spoke than Sapim CX-Ray)

Superlight and aerodynamic road bike hubs with premium Revo Cream bearings, 36 tooth ratchet and Straight-Pull Pillar Wing 20 spokes (The new better spoke than Sapim CX-Ray).


Tokyowheel Carbon Wheels

Quick Release Skewers Included

Choose any hub upgrade and we will also upgrade your quick release skewers to Titanium.

Tokyowheel CeramicStop™ Carbon Brake Pads

Tokyowheel CeramicStop™ Carbon Brake Pads Included

Tokyowheel CeramicStop™ Carbon brake pads (1 pair per wheel). We also recommend SwissStop Black Prince brake pads.

Tokyowheel Carbon Wheels

Rim Strips Included

Nylon rim strips are pre-installed.

Tokyowheel Carbon Wheels

50mm Valve Extensions Included

Use standard tubes and extend the valve length to accommodate deep carbon rims.

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Technical Specifications & Geometry

Weight* 1380g - 1517g (depending on hub & spoke options)
Rim 700c Carbon Clincher
Rim Weight* 450g
Rim Depth 38mm
Internal Rim Width 18mm
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Weight* 1380g - 1517g (depending on hub & spoke options) 1434g - 1571g (depending on hub & spoke options) 1480g - 1617g (depending on hub & spoke options)
Rim 700c Carbon Clincher 700c Carbon Clincher 700c Carbon Clincher
Rim Weight* 450g Front: 450g, Rear 490g 500g
Rim Depth 38mm Front: 33mm, Rear: 43mm 50mm
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We offer a 65 day test ride with 110% paid returns. So if you would like to do a test ride, you can place an order for the wheels of your choice, and try the wheels for up to 65 days. If you want to return them we’ll pay the return shipping costs, give you a full refund, and pay you an extra 10% for your time.

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