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Pacenti Forza disc brake wheelset 700c


The Pacenti Forza disc brake wheelset is wide, stiff set of hopps for road, CX or gravel use. The rim is 25mm wide and 20mm internal width. Depth is 25mm and the wheels are supplied tubeless ready.


  • A robust all weather wheelset.
  • Reliable cartridge bearing hubs.
  • Centrelock rotor mounts (BORG DX hubs) 
  • 25mm deep, 25mm wide
  • Wide tubeless tyre ready rims.
  • Stiff yet comfortable.
  • Sapim triple butted spokes.
  • Shimano, XD driver or Campagnolo freehub.
  • 16000km warranty.
  • Centrelock disc brake mounts.6 bolt adapter available here.
  • Lockring for 15mm axled hubs must be used. Centrelock rotor lockring available here.

Like many of my disc brake wheels these in 28 spoke form laced 3x. The spoke used are Sapim Force (triple butted). Sapim alloy self locking black nipples are used. 

Hubs on offer are either BORG DX or Carbon Ti. Other hubs can be used but between these two hubs you have most bases covered. 

The BORG DX hubs:

Q/R, 100x12/15mm and 142x12mm compatible in any combination. Tell us in a notes in checkout.

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. 

    You can opt for IRC tubeless tyres as well let me know the width or i will assume 25mm. The usual guarantee for 5 years or 10,000 miles against any defect resulting in failure.

    The wheels are made tubeless ready with VAR tubeless tape and valves.

    The Cycle Clinic is a stockist/importer of IRC tubeless and clincher (tubed) tyres. You can opt for any IRC tyres to be fitted to your wheels. Other brands are stocked too,  and if you buy tyres of this shop I will fit them and set them up with Maxalami Sealant. Please note if you buy tubed tyres buy tubes also. Below  are links to the tubeless tyres and IRC tubed tyres stocked. 

    Continental GP5000TL 25mm, 28mm or 32mm

    Challange Paris Roubaix 27mm handmade

    Challange Paris Roubaix 27mm vulcanised

    Vittoria Rubino Pro G2.0 TLR 25mm, 28mm or 30mm

    IRC Roadlite tubeless 23mm and 25mm

    IRC Formula Pro RBCC TL tubeless 25mm, 28mm or 30mm

    IRC Formula Pro Fusion X-guard TL tubeless 25mm, 28mm or 30mm

    IRC Formula Pro S- Light TLR tubeless ready tyre 25mm or 28mm

    IRC Marbella tubeless X Guard 28mm gravel tyre

    IRC Serac CX Sand and CX Sand X Guard tyres 32mm width

    IRC Serac CX and CX  X Guard tyres 32mm width

    IRC Serac CX Mud and CX Mud X Guard tyres 32mm width

    IRC Aspite Pro Dry clincher 24mm or 26mm (for use with tinner tubes)

    IRC Aspite Wet 24mm

    IRC Roadlite X guard 25 mm tyres (for use with tubes).

    IRC Jetty 23mm, 25mm or 28mm (for use with inner tubes)

    IRC Boken 36mm or 40mm

    Hutchinson Performace Fusion 5 25mm or 28mm

    Hutchinson All Season Fusion 5 25mm or 28mm

    If you buy any tyre (with tubes if applicable) I will fit them for you to your wheels.

    Weight of the build with BORG DX hubs is 1740g

    See my notes on how to avoid freehub body notching


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