Princeton Carbon Works Wake 6560 Rim or Disc Brake (Wheelset)


WAKE 6560 Wheelset

The fastest, stiffest, and highest performing road wheel created.

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.  Laced to your choice of ultra-light TUNE or bombproof White Industries.

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

Price is for one front and one rear wheel.

Chris King, DT Swiss, Industry9 and Aivee hubs available with extra lead time. 

WAKE 6560 was designed and engineered to be lighter, aerodynamically faster, and stronger.



Optimized layup and advanced mechanical design means material can be removed where not needed and applied only where necessary.  The result is a medium-deep section rim that is lighter than many shallower depth traditional carbon wheels.

Wheel Profile Depth (mm, avg) Weight (g)
PCW WAKE6560 62.5 1488
Zipp 454 NSW 55.5 1525
Zipp 404 Firecrest 58 1690
HED Jet6+ 60 1700



Performed at A2 Wind tunnel using exacting protocol.  Continental GP4000 SII tires were chosen because of wide use in both application and testing.  Tires were inflated to 100psi and double checked before each run.  0-20 degrees of yaw at 2.5 degree intervals.  Interval value is the average of 2 time stamped data collections at each yaw position.  Wind speed of 30mph. These controls have been used for dozens of cycling product manufacturers, including brands tested against.



Nipple placement at a convex point puts carbon naturally into tension as opposed to every other wheel where internal edge concavity means the carbon is in compression.  Stress levels remain more uniform across the entire rim body as a result, creating a stiffer, more responsive, and overall stronger wheel.

Princeton CarbonWorks WAKE6560 Carbon Wheelset Stress Migration FEA

Finite Element Analysis show superior uniformity in regards to stress migration from the spoke point through the foil body out to the rim hoop.

PCW WAKE 6560 vs Conventional Carbon Wheels