Progress Cycles

Our road technology


New Processing Core Technologies

From basalt brake surface to special aero designs. We use the last innovations to build the strongest, lightest and most efficient wheels on the market. Every year we introduce the best production processes and materials to give you a wheel ready to survive all your adventures.

Basalt Brake Surface

Quiet braking process under control
 More safety, high durability, less heat



Braking Test

There is nothing more dangerous than a rim with high braking surface tolerance.
Brake stuttering can end up in losing control of your bike while going around corners and down hills.
We do constantly Lab Testing and Riding Test to assure a 100% quality rims.

Rim Stiffness & Strength Testing

Lateral and horizontal static load test

Spokes tension test



HI-TG New Resin Formula with improved Thermal Properties

E.C.S.
Extra Carbon Strip.
Provide extra stiffness on spoke holes.
Ensure the rims will not be damaged if a spoke brakes and allows a better spoke tension. Our rims are capable of withstanding a spoke force of 300kgf.
C.S.T.
Carbon stabilizer.
The incredibly strong Cyanacrylat composite center is the backbone of our brake walls.
Makes our clincher rims 90% stronger than regular carbon rims.
B.S.T.
Basalt Brake Surface.
Braking process under control.
More safety for riders high durability of braking area, wear will be significantly reduced.
T.I.F.
Titanium Reinforcement.
A stronger structure that helps to resist impacts and heat generated by continuous braking.
W.A.D.
23mm Wide Aero Design.
More aerodynamics, can run lower pressure.
For comfortable ride, better cornering and pinch flat protection.
HI-TG
Multilayer High Modulus Carbon with High TG Epoxy Resin. Enhance the toughness maintain the stiffness of the resin system. Resist the deformation of continuous braking.
FREEWHEEL Interchange
Freewheel compatibility 10/11 speed
Shimano™ SRAM™ Campagnolo™
HAND BUILT
Extremely durable hand built wheel.
High durability and high precision.
TURBINE HUB Inside
Alloy 7075T6 CNC machined Light hubs.
Big ENDURANCE and low rolling resistant bearings.
A very strong 15mm rear hub axle and aluminum cassette body with three pawl ratchet mechanism.
ULTRALIGHT
As much as possible less weight.
Light weight wheels provide much better acceleration and climb
TURBINE ULTRA HUB Inside
Alloy 7075T6 CNC machined SUPER Light hubs.
High precision low rolling resistant bearings.
A very strong 15mm rear hub axle and aluminum cassette body with three pawl ratchet mechanism.
Upgrades available: Titanium ratchet and ceramic bearings.
CRASH POLICY
A unique service for those who crashed their wheels!
In case of bad luck, PROGRESS supports you by offering replacement rims for half the regular price during 1 year after purchase.

The third generation carbon rims

Over six years’ developing, PROGRESS’s carbon rims have been upgraded from the first generation to the third generation.
Comparing with the second generation carbon rims, the new rims produced by more advanced technology with better materials, therefore, they possess better stability and security.


Our evolution, from 1st to the 3rd generation.

(PURGATORY Carbon Clincher)

Generation Rim weight Impact resistance Brake temperature Width
1st 2008 635g 300kgf, Speed: 25.4mm/min 180° 19mm
2nd 2012 510g 378kgf, Speed: 25.4mm/min 216° 20mm
3rd 2014 485g 418kgf, Speed: 25.4mm/min 240° 23mm

We only use the best carbon fiber

The biggest feature of PROGRESS is quality first.
From material purchasing, producing, testing, packaging to shipping,
PROGRESS has perfect manage system which makes sure every customer receive high quality items.


We not use UD carbon for the rims

We actually use multiple layers of different types of carbon.
Only the outer layer is made from a UDF (Uni-Directional Fiber).
A mixture of different angles to resemble a uniform material. Because carbon fiber can handle tension very well, we have to mix up the layers to make the rim stiff and strong enough.
Pressure is not a great feature of a fiber. Just think of a string being pushed. But when mixed correctly, the different angles interconnect through the resin to make it resistant to all kinds of forces .


Why PROGRESS wheels aren´t the lightest on the markets?

Durability is one of the goals set by PROGRESS from the get-go.
Therefore we demand more of our rims than we would if we had lower spoke tensions in our wheels or if we had weight limits for our wheels. For instance, our rims have reinforced strips where the spoke holes are placed, to ensure that high tensions are not an issue.
In a regular rim, you can't control the specific stresses by layup only. The spoke force is concentrated around the nipple hole. With a pre-defined reinforcement strip [3], we can put the right fibers at the right place. The spoke force is spread out through the reinforced strip and distributes the stresses over a larger part of the rim.
The rims are now capable of withstanding a spoke force of 300kgf. This force is around the same as the ultimate strength of the spoke itself. And we only use the best and the lightest spokes available on the market today, so you can imagine how durable the wheels are when the rims are laced up by professional wheel builders.

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Our MTB technology

E.C.S.
Extra Carbon Strip.
Provide extra stiffness on spoke holes.
Ensure the rims will not be damaged if a spoke brakes and allows a better spoke tension. Our rims are capable of withstanding a spoke force of 300kgf.
T.I.F.
Titanium Reinforcement.
A stronger structure that helps to resist impacts and heat generated by continuous braking.
HI-TG
Multilayer High Modulus Carbon with High TG Epoxy Resin. Enhance the toughness maintain the stiffness of the resin system. Resist the deformation of continuous braking.
T.U.R.
TUBELESS Ready.
Rim designed for tubeless system and tubeless tires.
These wheels are including tubeless tape and valves.
Flip Flop
Front wheel or hub which can be mounted on 15mm thru-axle fork and 9mm conventional fork. Simple changing adapters.
THRU-AXLE 15
Front wheel or hub which can be mounted on 15mm thru-axle fork.
THRU-AXLE 20
Front wheel or hub which can be mounted on 20mm thru-axle fork
THRU-AXLE 12
Rear wheel or hub which can be mounted on 12mm thru-axle system frame. Two sizes available 12x142mm and 12x135mm
LFTy
Front wheel or hub compatible with LEFTY - Cannondale™ Fork.
HAND BUILT
Extremely durable hand built wheel.
High durability and high precision.
TURBINE HUB Inside
Alloy 7075T6 CNC machined Light hubs.
Big ENDURANCE and low rolling resistant bearings.
A very strong 15mm rear hub axle and aluminum cassette body with three pawl ratchet mechanism.
ULTRALIGHT
As much as possible less weight.
Light weight wheels provide much better acceleration and climb
TURBINE ULTRA HUB Inside
Alloy 7075T6 CNC machined SUPER Light hubs.
High precision low rolling resistant bearings.
A very strong 15mm rear hub axle and aluminum cassette body with three pawl ratchet mechanism.
Upgrades available: Titanium ratchet and ceramic bearings.
CRASH POLICY
A unique service for those who crashed their wheels!
In case of bad luck, PROGRESS supports you by offering replacement rims for half the regular price during 1 year after purchase.
SRAM X-Drive
Rear wheel or hub which can be mounted on 12mm thru-axle system frame. Two sizes available 12x142mm and 12x135mm.
With an up charge of EUR 19,80€ we supply this wheel/rear hub X-Drive ready.