Blackset Race Classic 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.

Freehub Options *


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

700c Front Wheel Rear Wheel Wheel Weights (approx)
Rim Info Aluminum Alloy Clincher, double wall, welded
ETRTO 622 x 15
Weight ≈415g average ≈415g average
Sidewall CNC machined, rim brake compatible
Inner Width 15mm
Outer Width 19mm
Rim Depth 24mm
Rim ETRTO 622 x 15mm
Rim ERD 594 (without washers)
Rim Tape Tesa Tubeless Rim Tape Installed ≈ 18 – 35g/wheel (varies based on overlap)
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 20mm – 700 x 30mm (sweet spot is 700×23 and 700×25)
Nipple Info 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
Spoke Count Front: 20H or 24H Rear: 24H or 28H
Spoke Pattern Front: Radial Rear: 2 Cross (24H) 3 Cross (28H)
Lengths 282mm 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 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 speed
FH Option 1 Shimano/SRAM Road 11 speed
FH Option  Campagnolo 8/9/10/11 speed
FH Material Aluminum Alloy

Wheel Weights

(without QR’s or rim tape)

20/28 F ≈ 610g R ≈ 825g Set ≈ 1435g
24/28 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.

Additional information

Weight 7 lbs
Dimensions 30 × 7 × 26 in


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