Blackset Race 26 700C Wheel Set


These wheels are made using top quality stuff, and are designed to perform.  Whether you want to race, or need to commute in style, go for it!

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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.

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.

Blackset Race 26 Clincher Specs

700c Front Wheel Rear Wheel Wheel Weights (approx)
Rim Info Aluminum Alloy Clincher, double wall
ETRTO 622 x 18.5
Weight ≈450g average ≈450 – 455g average
Sidewall CNC machined, rim brake compatible
Inner Width 18.5mm tubeless ready
Outer Width 23mm
Rim Depth 26mm
Rim ETRTO 622 x 18.5mm
Rim ERD 587 (without washers)
Rim Tape Velox 16mm Cloth Rim Tape Not Installed ≈ 15 – 18g/wheel (varies)
Washers Built with 3D internal stainless steel washers ≈3g F, ≈4g R
Valve Type Presta
Tire Type Standard Clincher with inner tube
Tire Volumes 700 x 23mm – 700 x 38mm (sweet spot is 700×25 and 700×28)
Nipple Info Sapim Alloy Double Square Silver Alloy @ ≈ .34g ea 20H = 6.8g, 24H = 8.16, 28H = 9.52
Spoke Info Sapim D-Light TCS 2.0/1.65/2.0 Butted Stainless Spokes Black ≈ 5.16g ea 20H = 103g, 24H = 124g, 28H = 144g
Spoke Count Front: 20H or 24H Rear: 24H or 28H
Spoke Pattern Front: Radial Rear: 2 Cross (24H) 3 Cross (28H)
Lengths 280mm 288/290 (2x) OR 294/296 (3x)
Hub Info BWW R70 BWW R241
Hub Weight 70g 241g 70g F, 241g R
Hub Shell Aluminum Alloy
Axle Info QR 9mm x 100mm OLD QR 10mm x 130mm OLD
Hole Ct 20H or 24H 24H or 28H
DriveS PCD
32 47
DS Ctr to Flange 38 17
Non-DriveS PCD 32 47
NDS Ctr to Flange 38 37
Axle Material Aluminum Alloy
Bearings Sealed Cartridge Japan EZO Bearings
Bearing Size Japan EZO 699RU Japan EZO 6803RU
Freehub Shimano/SRAM Road 8/9/10/11 speed
FH Option 1 Campagnolo 8/9/10/11 speed
FH Material Aluminum Alloy

Wheel Weights

(without QR’s or rim tape)

20/24 F ≈ 630g R ≈ 825g Set ≈ 1455g
20/28 F ≈ 630g R ≈ 845g Set ≈ 1475g
24/28 F ≈ 650g R ≈ 845g Set ≈ 1495g
  • All options include rim tape and QR levers.

Where is Your Wheel Set Weight?

Not all wheel weight is equal. An 1800g wheel set with a 20 / 24 spoke count may be using heavier rims, spokes, and hubs, compared to the same wheel set with a higher spoke count. When you lower a wheel set’s spoke count, you run the risk of decreasing durability, as well as lateral stiffness, (the wheels could flex and rub with the brakes). All that, and they tend to feel a bit dull.  These wheels start with the use of a superior rim profile with purposeful wall thickness.  So the rim is light weight, but not flimsy.  The utilization of 3D shaped internal stainless steel nipple washers that match Sapim’s Polyax nipples mean that where the rim is doing the most work, at each spoke hole, we’re increasing the surface area in which the work is conducted.  This reduces rim stress, reduces the likelihood of rim cracking, while promoting rim life.  Expect these wheels to feel better, and last longer than your current mid 1400g wheel set now.

Additional information

Weight 7 lbs
Dimensions 30 × 7 × 26 in


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