The wheels are handbuilt in the shop. This version is for riders over 100kg. I call these BORG22 they are 22mm deep. They are my all weather training wheelset. The rims are not expensive if they need to be replaced and the hubs, well they love the wet. Bearing life is long in all conditions.
The rim is 24mm wide and 22mm deep. It weighs 450g. The rear rim has offset drilling for increased NDS spoke tension (this is a good thing for spoke life). The internal width of this rim is 19mm and it has a 2mm thick spoke nipple bed. All tyres will sit wider on this rim than they would on a narrower one. This improves rider comfort due to the increased air volume and due to the different tyre shape handling in the bends particularly over broken road surfaces is improved. .
These wheels are robust and the rims are low cost meaning they are perfect training wheels and ideal for wet weather/winter use. They are supplied tubeless ready with tubeless tape, valves and IRC tyre levers. The levers are supplied because they are best levers I have tried and make fitting of every tyre I have tried so far easy.
Spokes and nipples
32FF/32R Black Sapim Force spokes front and Black Sapim Force rear. Sapim silver brass nipples are used. A stiff wheelset for nearly all riders weight limit 130kg. Spoke nipple washers are used too.
Miche Primato hubs are used for most build options. They have proven themselves and give many thousands of miles of trouble free all weather use. The bearings are 2x6001 C3 in both the front and rear hub shells. The rear freehub has 2x 6901 bearings. The axles front and rear are 12mm diameter and made of steel. The front and rear hub are a free axle design making disassembly really simple. Both the front and rear hub have a bearing preload adjuster which should be set once the wheels are installed in the bike.
Shimano 8/9/10/11 speed freehub and Campagnolo 9/10/11 speed freehub bodies.
Shimani Ultegra 6800 hubs are also offered. The "cup and cone" bearings in these hubs are easily serviced and very reliable. Keep them serviced for stellar mileage. The hubs are Shimano/SRAM 8/9/10/11 speed compatible.
Shimano 105 5800 hubs are the final offering The "cup and cone" bearings in these hubs are easily serviced and very reliable. Keep them serviced and you will get good mileage. The hubs are Shimano/SRAM 8/9/10/11 speed compatible.
Simply reliable wheels that benefit from The Cycle Clinic life of the rim guarantee against going out of true/spoke failure, rim cracking (but not rim damage) and hub flange cracking. They also benefit from the crash repair service where I will replace a damaged rim for the cost of the rim £40 + plus postage back to you.
The Cycle Clinic is a stockist of IRC tubeless and clincher (tubed) tyres. You can opt for either tyres to be fitted to your wheels.
IRC Roadlite tubeless 23mm and 25mm.
IRC Formula Pro RBCC tubeless25mm or 28mm
IRC Formula Pro Fusion X-guard tubeless 25mm or 28mm
IRC Formula Pro Light tubeless 25mm
IRC Serac CX tyres are available in 32mm width
IRC Aspite Pro Dry clincher with conti inner tubes 24mm or 26mm
Weight (bare wheels)
Weight with the Shimano hubs is 1850g and with the Miche hubs 1775g
What you get
- Wheelset front and rear with Sapim spokes and nipples.
- VAR tubeless rim tape
- VAR tubeless valves
- Q/R skewers.
- IRC tubeless tyres levers
- The best guarantee (for the life of the rim against spoke failure and anything that could be termed a defect) i.e. problems fixed at my cost not yours
- Crash replacement at cost of parts only no labour.
Other thing to buy with this wheelset