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Blackset Race wheels are our number one, best-selling wheel set of all time, and it’s no mystery why. Built from start to finish with top quality, light weight rims, hubs, spokes and nipples, using more spokes than many other competitive wheel sets, they’re still lighter, faster, and more durable than most other options out there. When we began prototyping and test riding them in the fall of 2006, we knew they were going to be a hit. At that time however, we didn't know just how phenomenal they were. Open Pro's were still used to compare other rims/wheels against, and the market place was still somewhat limited in scope. Since that time, many other brands have turned their complete attention towards carbon, with mixed results. Blackset Race wheels have been our focus, and over time we have expanded our Blackset Race rim line up, and have added modern touches to their rim spec, such as Tubeless Ready and wider inner profiles. Today, they are one of the best riding aluminum alloy road wheel sets around, and represent one of the best non-carbon values in the marketplace.
For 2018, we’re offering Blackset Race wheel sets in four configurations: 24 TR, 26, 28 TR, and 30 TR. The TR rims are tubeless ready and ship with tubeless tape installed. All wheel sets are 11 speed compatible, and ship with QR levers and an 11 speed spacer.
Now you can select your wheel build hole count, front and rear. Blackset Race 26 wheels are built using light weight, alloy clincher road rims with an 18.5mm inner, 23mm outer profile. The number in the wheel set name, as in Blackset Race "26" refers to the rim height. Thus, the BSR 26 rim is 26mm tall, 23mm wide, with an 18.5mm inner width. The wide 18.5mm inner profile offers a smoother ride because the mounted tire will have a fuller profile. The BSR 26 rim profile was designed to offer both weight savings and strength, and employs a "large tube diameter" design concept in order to do so. Wheels built with these rims are strong, durable, and are still very light weight. The BSR 26 rim does Not have a tubeless ready inner profile like the 24, 28, and 30 do.
These wheels are built with top quality Sapim Dlight 2.0/1.65mm black stainless butted spokes, and silver alloy nipples, laced to one of the best road hub sets that doesn't say Dura-Ace that we've ever built with.
More Wheel Facts:
-Blackset Race 26 clincher rims are 26mm tall, with an 18.5mm inner, 23mm outer width, and weigh approx. 450g/ea. The rims come with Velox 16mm cloth rim tape, but it is not installed. These rims are designed to work with inner tubes and clincher tires.
-Compatible with a wide range of tires, 700 x 23c - 42c will all work.
-The wheels are built with internal stainless steel washers
-Wheel set weights vary based on the hole count configuration. Listed weights are averages and may vary, but for reference:
20 Front (630g) / 24 Rear (825g) = 1455g (Racing)
20 Front (630g) / 28 Rear (845g) = 1475g (Light Weight with all around performance)
24 Front (650g) / 28 Rear (845g) = 1495g (heavier duty build for everyday abuse)
Weights above do not include the weight of QR levers, 11 speed spacer, nor the installed rim tape.