Blackset Race 650c Wheel Set
These welded classic clincher rims are extremely strong for their weight, and out perform just about any other road classic clincher out there.
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
|Wheel Weights (approx)
|Aluminum Alloy Clincher, double wall, welded
|571 x 15
|CNC machined, rim brake compatible
|571 x 15mm
|537 (without washers)
|Tesa Tubeless Rim Tape Installed
|≈ 18 – 35g/wheel (varies based on overlap)
|Built with 3D internal stainless steel washers
|≈4g F, ≈4g R
|Standard Clincher with inner tube
|650c x 20mm – 650c x 30mm (sweet spot is 650×23 and 650×25)
|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
|Rear: 3 Cross (32H)
|70g F, 200g R
|QR 9mm x 100mm OLD
|QR 10mm x 130mm OLD
|20H or 24H
|DS Ctr to Flange
|NDS Ctr to Flange
|Sealed Cartridge Japan EZO Bearings
|Japan EZO 699RU
|Japan EZO 6803RU
|Shimano/SRAM Road 8/9/10 speed
|FH Option 1
|Shimano/SRAM Road 11 speed
|Campagnolo 8/9/10/11 speed
Wheel Weights w/ X70 / R200
(without QR’s or rim tape)
|F ≈ 647g
|R ≈ 777g
|Set ≈ 1424g
|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.
|30 × 7 × 26 in
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