The lightest carbon clincher in the range. At 1,529 they are light but more importantly wickedly stiff, superbly stable and balance outright speed and stability in gusty conditions. These split set with the 60mm rear and 44mm is just the right combo of stiffness, aero and stability. Trying to decide between the 44C an 60C? Well just split that right down the middle and do the 44/60 - you can run less spokes but have the stiffness and acceleration of that deep 60mm rear wheel giving that god like push from behind.
Having some of the widest spaced flanges on the market, these are rocksh1t stiff and accelerate like a demon. Forget those wobbly, pulsing, dubiously built Chenve's, virtual 3x cross spoke bs and aneorexic spaced hubs. It doesn't get much better than these even if you start throwing more money at them.
Some of the other brands on the market decided to flush reliability down the toilet - who has time to wait around for your wheels to get tweaked.. again and again. These are handbuilt in the USA, by real people not hubots. Wheel buidling is not fluffy artsy black magic. Repeatability, consistency, correct spoke tensions and calibrated spoke meters.
BOYD uses an exclusive rim mold, that means no one else are using these profiles, they have been tested in the wind tunnel and produce exceptionally low drag numbers. They are 27mm wide and 19mm internal which makes them perfect for wider tires and with some of the best drag numbers. Not just for the aero benefits, the increased width increases tyre volume, straightens the sidewall for a firmer feel on the tarmac and smooths the transition to the rim sidewall. More comfort and stability plus a very slippery wheel at varying yaw angles.
The hubs are proprietary and they are not available on anyone elses wheels, they are wider than a standard DTSwiss 240 and far easier to maintain. The main difference with these hubs to the others is that they are very wide - in an attempt to increase the bracing angles, a wider base - which ultimately leads to a a more stable wheel. Standing, climbing and sprinting. Bearings are also pushed towards the end caps - go wide, again for more stability. Standard double sealed bearings and the hubs are easily serviced with basic workshop tools. Now you can option up to the White Industries T.11 Hubset if you are looking for that exotic wheel build.
The rims feature a unique combination of resin and carbon that raises the Tg or Glass-Liquid Transition temperature of the brake track, essentially raising the temperature before the composite matrix becomes unstable or in cases you may have seen sidewalls collapsing from the resins melting. This new resin along with their developed Onyx brake pads help manage heat under heavy braking and improve cold braking modulation. Braking is modulated, smooth and quiet and performance in the wet is predictable and with the new textured track, braking is fantastic in the wet as well as the dry. BOYD ran a lab test with 17Kgf of braking force off and on in 4 second intervals and ran this test for 20hrs, the temperatures never rose above 68c.
Sapim CX Ray spokes are laced 2x on the driveside and non-driveside rear - having the Non-driveside 2x laced builds a wheel that transfer torque 15% better, essentially a wheel that is rock solid under the gas. Front wheels are radially laced and cornering is precise and accurate. External Sapim Black brass nipples are used throughout. Built by hand in the USA with calibrated tensionmeters. Each and every wheelset is ready to be raced right out of the box. Leave the snap, crackle and pop for your breakfast cereal.
Rim tape, Boyd skewers and Boyd Onyx Brake pads are included with wheelset purchases.
If you are are pushing 82kg opt for the 24/28h build.
- Lower drag numbers than a Zipp 303
- White Industries T11 Upgrade
- 27mm wide, 19mm Internal
- Textured Brake track
- Tubeless rim bed
- UCI Approved
- Crash Replacement
- 2-Year Warranty