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Boyd Cycling adds versatile carbon clincher wheelset

Published June 15, 2016

GREENVILLE, S.C. (BRAIN) — Boyd Cycling has rolled out its 28 mm deep carbon clincher wheelset, available in disc or rim brake versions, with multiple axle configurations.

The tubeless-ready 28mm carbon wheels are built with a 25mm wide, rounded rim profile that makes it as applicable for cyclocross and gravel as it is for climbing. A new brake track features a textured surface for better braking.

In additional to lab testing, comapny owner Boyd Johnson, a former pro road racer, does much of his real world testing in the South Carolina mountains, on roads that have hosted U.S. cycling nationals. "A typical testing da will include riding the front brake the entire way down Paris Mountain to test and adjust resin formulas. And then we do it again, and again," he said.

The wheels include CNC-machined hubs made to Johnson's specifications. Boyd's hubs have some of the widest flange spacing available, creating a stiffer wheel. To further increase stiffness and stability the hub bearings were also moved out as far as possible on the axle.

The front hub can swap between a standard 110mm QR and a 15mm thru axle. The rear can be used with either a 135mm QR, a 135mm x 12mm thru axle or a a 142mm x 12mm thru axle.

The wheels feature Sapim CX Ray spokes and Sapim alloy nipples, in two different spoke count options: 20/24 or 24/28. The wheelsets are shipped with skewers, rim strips and Onyx Carbon Brake Pads. MSRP for the 28mm carbon clincher with road hubs is $1,500; with disc hubs it is $1,550.

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