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22 Sep

BORG24T carbon fibre tubular wheels 1042g!

Posted by Francis Borg

Well I have been busy as normal. A female customer wanted something very light for hill climb TT's so I have built 24mm deep carbon tubular rims (lets call them BORG24T) onto Novatec A291/F482 SB-SL hubs with Sapim CX-ray spokes. The hubs are 290g for the pair and low cost, 11 speed ready and good race day hubs. The rims are OEM but have a good braking surface and I supply them with Campagnolo carbon brake pads in Campagnolo or shimano form depending on your brake type. The wheels are 1042g total (427g front and 615g rear). These wheels are for light riders (you probably guessed at) and are built for a single purpose or that 5 kg weight weenie bike. They will however be reliable for lighter riders say those under 75kg or so. Build cost £695 with the pads and skewers (another 65g on the weight though but you will ned them!). The Cycle Clinic will glue tubular tyres on as well for a complete package.

In summary aerodynamic (due to the low spoke count), suprisingly stiff and very light wheels for weight weenie in you.