Blackset Race 650c Wheel Set

Original price was: $799.00.Current price is: $369.99.

These welded classic clincher rims are extremely strong for their weight, and out perform just about any other road classic clincher out there.

Hub Options

Spokes *

Nipples *


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, much has changed in the road wheels segment.  But if you still need a high performance, durable road wheel set, these are going to be one of your best bets.  To this day, the Blackset Race 24 is still one of the best riding aluminum alloy road wheel sets around, and represents one of the best non-carbon values in the marketplace.

Available with a Shimano 8/9/10 spd, Shimano Road 11 speed, or a Campagnolo 9/10/11 speed freehub.

*Wheels will ship with QR leverls and Velox 16mm cloth rim tape.

Blackset Race 650c Clincher Specs

700c Front Wheel Rear Wheel Wheel Weights (approx)
Rim Info Aluminum Alloy Clincher, double wall, welded
ETRTO 571 x 15
Weight ≈375g average ≈375g average
Sidewall CNC machined, rim brake compatible
Inner Width 15mm
Outer Width 19mm
Rim Depth 27mm
Rim ETRTO 571 x 15mm
Rim ERD 537 (without washers)
Rim Tape Tesa Tubeless Rim Tape Installed ≈ 18 – 35g/wheel (varies based on overlap)
Washers Built with 3D internal stainless steel washers ≈4g F, ≈4g R
Valve Type Presta
Tire Type Standard Clincher with inner tube
Tire Volumes 650c x 20mm – 650c x 30mm (sweet spot is 650×23 and 650×25)
Nipple Info Sapim Alloy Double Square Silver Alloy @ ≈ .34g ea 32H = 10g
Spoke Info Race Sapim Race 2.0/1.8/2.0 Butted Stainless Spokes Black ≈ 5.65g ea 32H = 180g
Spoke Info Dlight Sapim D-Light TCS 2.0/1.65/2.0 Butted Stainless Spokes Black ≈ 5.16g ea 32H = 165g
Spoke Count Front: 32H Rear: 32H
Spoke Pattern Front: 1x Rear: 3 Cross (32H)
Lengths 258mm 260/263 (3x)
Hub Info BWW X70 BWW R200
Hub Weight 70g 200g 70g F, 200g R
Hub Shell Aluminum Alloy
Axle Info QR 9mm x 100mm OLD QR 10mm x 130mm OLD
Hole Ct 20H or 24H 28H
DriveS PCD
31 49
DS Ctr to Flange 41.5 17
Non-DriveS PCD 31 38
NDS Ctr to Flange 41.5 37.5
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 speed
FH Option 1 Shimano/SRAM Road 11 speed
FH Option  Campagnolo 8/9/10/11 speed
FH Material Aluminum Alloy

Wheel Weights w/ X70 / R200

(without QR’s or rim tape)

32/32 Race/Br F ≈ 647g R ≈ 777g Set ≈ 1424g
32/32 Dlight/A F ≈ 610g R ≈ 740g Set ≈ 1350g
  • 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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