Blackset Race Classic 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.
You can select your wheel set with Black ano (415g/ea), Blue ano (415g/ea), or White powder coated (430g/ea) Blackset Race 24 rims. All options use the classic Blackset Race 24 alloy clincher road rim, with a 24mm tall, 19mm outer, 15mm inner profile.
These wheels are built with top quality DT Swiss double butted black stainless 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 24 clincher rims are 24mm tall, with a 15mm inner, 19mm outer width, and weigh approx. 415g/ea. These require inner tubes, and will not work with tubeless ready tires.
-Compatible with a wide range of tires, 700 x 20c – 32c will all work.
-The wheels are built with internal stainless steel washers
-Wheel set weights may vary slightly, but for reference in 24/28H:
Black ano – Front (620g) / Rear (815g) = 1435g
White Powder Coat – Front (635g) / Rear (830g) = 1465g
Blue Ano – Front (620g) / Rear (815g) = 1435g
-The Blue Ano in real life is not quite as “purple” as in the photo on the site.
*Wheels will ship with QR leverls and Velox 16mm cloth rim tape.
Blackset Race Classic Clincher Specs
|Wheel Weights (approx)
|Aluminum Alloy Clincher, double wall, welded
|622 x 15
|CNC machined, rim brake compatible
|622 x 15mm
|594 (without washers)
|Tesa Tubeless Rim Tape Installed
|≈ 18 – 35g/wheel (varies based on overlap)
|Built with 3D internal stainless steel washers
|≈3g F, ≈4g R
|Standard Clincher with inner tube
|700 x 20mm – 700 x 30mm (sweet spot is 700×23 and 700×25)
|Sapim Alloy Double Square Silver Alloy @ ≈ .34g ea
|24H = 8.16, 28H = 9.52
|Spoke Info Race
|Sapim Race 2.0/1.8/2.0 Butted Stainless Spokes Black ≈ 5.65g ea
|24H = 135g, 28H = 157.5g
|Spoke Info Dlight
|Sapim D-Light TCS 2.0/1.65/2.0 Butted Stainless Spokes Black ≈ 5.16g ea
|24H = 124g, 28H = 144g
|Front: 20H or 24H
|Rear: 24H or 28H
|Rear: 2 Cross (24H) 3 Cross (28H)
|70g F, 241g 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
(without QR’s or rim tape)
|F ≈ 610g
|R ≈ 825g
|Set ≈ 1435g
|F ≈ 630g
|R ≈ 825g
|Set ≈ 1455g
- 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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