Blackset Race wheels are our number one, best-selling wheels. The Blackset Race 24 rim is the lightest weight variant, dedicated towards high performance, positive feel, and control. Even though this is a light weight rim, (approx. 415g), the 24mm tall, aero tapered rim profile has proven its road worthiness for thousands of riders, for the past 10 years. While we stock and custom build with Blackset Race 24, 26, 28, and 30 rims in various hole counts/configurations, this particular wheel set is built up with 32 spokes, front and rear. The front wheel is laced one cross, the rear wheel is laced three cross.
At the heart of these wheels you'll find perfectly polished, Shimano Dura-Ace 7900 series, 8/9/10 speed hubs. Besides the fact that these hubs are drop dead gorgeous, and are generally revered as some of the nicest road hubs available in the world, you'll note that these hubs introduced Shimano's easy bearing pre-load adjustment system.
To finish off the build, these wheels are laced with DT Swiss black double butted Competition 2.0/1.8mm spokes, and silver alloy nipples. When you combine all these super top-notch wheel components together in a 32 hole front/rear wheel set, even though the components are all very light weight, the net effect is a strong, durable wheel set that will perform for a very long time.
We are offering them for a limited time, at closeout pricing. We hate to do it, but the world has moved on past 10 speed drivetrains. If you're still rolling with an 8, 9, or 10 speed cassette, I'd highly recommend picking up a set, before they're gone.
Brief: Road Race wheel set 700C
Rim: Bicycle Wheel Warehouse Blackset Race 24® 700c black, welded joint, CNC sides, 32 hole front, 32 hole rear
Hub Front: Shimano Dura-Ace 7900 series, 32 holes, polished aluminum, w/ bearing pre-load adjustment dial
Hub Rear: Shimano Dura-Ace 7900 series, 32 holes, polished aluminum, Shimano & Sram road 8/9/10 speed compatible, w/ bearing pre-load adjustment dial
Spokes & Nipples: DT Swiss black double butted Competition, 2.0/1.8mm (14g/15g), Silver alloy nipples
Valve Type: Presta
Tire Sizes: 700 x 20 - 700 x 32
Wheel Wgts (approx.): Front = 750g, Rear = 900g, Set = 1650g
* All listed weights are based on actual measurements, but wheel set weights will vary slightly
** Not recommended for riders over 230 lbs