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10 Jul

38mm deep carbon tubular build 1260g!!!

Posted by Malcolm Borg in 11 speed, alloy nipples, carbon, Sapim, tubular

Well these are the lightest set of of wheels I have built yet and they are quite aerodynamic and stiff. Also they cost less than many factory options with sacrificing anything really. The build uses 38mm deep 20.5mm wide carbon tubular rims, Sapim CX-ray spokes and Miche Primato hub. Weight 1260g. If I used a lighter hub set they would be even lighter and I have some Miche Supertype 14 hubs 18F/24R on order from Miche so I can play. Cost £623


17 May

Road disc brake wheels they are the future you know

Posted by Malcolm Borg in 240, carbon, DT Swiss, sapim, straight pull, tubular

Well disc brakes are coming and about time. Disc brake for road bikes also make carbon rims a viable all year round option.

This build is with the best disc brake hubs on the market DT Swiss 240 straight pulls. They are a 28 spoke hub no lower spoke count on the front for disc brake wheels as the front takes more stick than the rear does when braking. The build is with carbon tubular rims 38mm deep with no brake track. Clinchers can be used in fact I have ordered a number of carbon clinchers without brake track for disc brake builds.

Wheelset weight is 1383g which fantastic for a disc brake build and the hubs have 100/135mm OLD. Of course being DT Swiss they are convertable to 15mm (front) and 12mm bolt thru axles which I expect will become the standard like it is on MTB's.

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