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Product Image BORG45 Disc carbon disc brake wheelset road/CX/gravel

BORG45 Disc carbon disc brake wheelset road/CX/gravel

£940.00


The BORG45 Disc wheelset is 26.6mm wide 45mm deep disc brake specific wheelset. 

The logo is not a decal and cannot be removed. It is in gloss black so look carefully at the photo's.

The wheels can be built for the Cannondale BB30A 6mm offset

This is my aero disc brake offering for those want something lovely for there bike. Given disc brake rims dont wear out it is even possible to justify the price. These are a robust reliable, stiff and aerodynamic, wheelset that performs.

The internal width is 18.5mm. I have gone for this width as they will still be usefulfor roadd race disc brake bikes as well as CX/gravel machines.

They are very stiff and therefore feel responsive and spoke life will be very long. 

The rims have the ideal profile for making them very stable in cross winds, and your tyres will have an optimal shape. Recommend tyre with are 23-45mm. 

The wheels will stand up to road, CX or gravel use. 

Spoke count is 24 front and rear. 

Sapim CX-ray spokes in black are used with alloy nipples that match the colour of the hubs. Silver spokes can be used with the Carbon Ti coloured hubs. 

There are two hubsets available. 

BORG DX with centrelock rotor mounts:

Q/R, 100x12/15mm and 142x12mm compatible in any combination. Just tell me at checkout what you need.

6 bolt adapters made by Miche are available. The rear hub is supplied with a Shimano external spline lockring.  Freehub bodies for Shimano 8/9/10/11 speed MTB or road, Campagnolo 9/10/11/12 speed, and SRAM XD driver are available and are interchangeable with nothing more than possible bearing preload adjustment.

The freehub has a titanium core/pawl seat springs with an aluminum alloy main body. The freehub has 3 spring loaded pawls and a 30T ratchet ring. It is advisable to re-grease the freehub mechanism with good grease like Rock n Roll Super Slick or Super Web to keep the hub quiet and to stop water ingress weakening the spring. 

Why BORG DX hubs? Well, I have had Miche make these in 24H, 28H, and 32H drillings. They are a large flange design because large flange hub reduces the braking loads on the spokes compared to small flange designs. The bearings are not the normal ISO grade 0 or ABEC-5 (enduro) that you find in many hubs even high-end ones. SKF supply the bearings for the BORG DX hub but these bearings have much tighter tolerances on the outer and inner diameters, the seals, the balls are to a much higher standard, even the grease is a special formulation. All this is designed to increase bearing longevity particular in wet weather operation. To get the longest life, pressure washing the hubs should be avoided and the cassette should be cleaned removed from the hub. The front hub has 2x 6803 bearings and the rear hub has 1x 6803 non-drive side and 2x 6803 drive side. The freehub body has 2x 6803 bearing. The same high-grade bearings are used throughout the hub. All spares down to the ratchet ring are available. Simply I have had these hubs made without compromise. 

It is advisable if using Shimano made cassettes to tighten the lockrings up really right. RTF is what I call it. 40 to 50 Nm is required. For a Miche cassette for Shimano 40Nm is sufficient as these notch less easily. If you don't own a good torque wrench get a mechanic to fit the cassette for you. The freehubs are expensive, no need to ruin prematurely. 

Carbon Ti disc brake hubs for 6 bolt rotors. Available in a choice of colours. Black, red, blue, green, gold or silver. Black hubs will be assumed unless you tell me otherwise. 

The hubs are available 4 pawl freehubs. Shimano 8/9/10/11 speed, Campagnolo 9/10/11 speed or SRAM XD 11/12 speed.

The hubs come with Q/R end caps (Carbon Ti skewers can be purchased separately) or 100x12mm, 100x15mm or 142x12mm thru axle options. Conversion kits are available too. Carbon Ti thru axles are available as well. Let me know which axle standard you need and I will convert. 100x15mm/142x12mm will be assumed otherwise.

Simply high end wheels without the high-end price tag (nearly).

The weight of the 45mm deep wheels with Miche hubs 1670g

The weight of the 45mm deep wheels with Carbon Ti hubs 1530g

The tyres offered are IRC tubeless tyres. Simply the best rubber on the market in my view.  

The wheels are supplied tubeless ready too with tape, valves and IRC tyre levers. tubed tyres can be used as well. 

You see why I have not put tyres into the listing. If tyres are bought I will fit them although you will need to buy the tubes with clinchers. 

A review from cycling weekly. The weight they measured includes the 27g of rim tape and valves. The review is based on the previous version with the Miche Syntium DX hubs.

 

Other thing to buy with this wheelset

The centrelock hubs as it comes with an external type lockring as the internal type (cassette lockring tool) either won't fit or you won't be able to tighten it. 

Fixing tubeless tyres

Tyre worms and Sealant

Front Thru axle

Rear thru axle

Quick release skewers

Disc brake rotors