The wheels are handbuilt in the shop. The rim is a Kinlin XR22T/RT which is made from Kinlin's aluminium - niobium alloy. I call these BORG22 light because they are 22mm deep. They differ from the the standard BORG22 in that they have lighter hubs and spokes. This wheelset therefore is not described as all weather. It is a stiff wheelset though for tarty bikes.
Coloured hub options. Silver, red, purple, blue and gold are all available. When buying please tell me me which colour you want and if black or silver spokes are desired.
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.
VAR tubeless rim tape and VAR black alloy tubeless valves are supplied so the wheels are tubeless ready.
The light version is offered in one form only.
Spokes and nipples
24F/28R Black Sapim Cx rays for black hubs or silver or black for coloured hubs.
Hubs - all 100/130mm OLD
Bitex RAF/RAR12 hubs are used. The freehub has 6 pawls. The bearing used are of a standard industrial size (6902/6802 in the rear hub shell). Light but reliable hubs (although dont expect the bearing life to like that you get from Miche hubs, they are exceptional).
Shimano 8/9/10/11 speed freehub and Campagnolo 9/10/11 speed freehub bodies available for both hubs.
Simply light, stiff and 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. Of course all of these failures are extremely unlikely. 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 tyres. You can opt for the 25mm IRC Formula Pro Light tyres or the 25mm Formula Pro RBCC tyres as a standard option but if one of the other IRC tubeless tyres is your preference then just buy the tyres and the wheels and I will marry them up. Both the sugessted tyres will be 25mm wide on these rims.
Weight (bare wheels)
24F/28R 1455g with bitex hubs
Weight Limit approx 90kg
- Min tyre real width 25mm max pressure 7.5 bar.
What you get
- Wheelset front and rear with Sapim aero spokes and nipples.
- VAR rim tape
- VAR alloy tubeless valves
- No Q/R skewers!
- IRC tubeless tyre 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