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Boyd offers new $700 gravel wheelset

Published February 21, 2020

GREENVILLE, S.C. (BRAIN) — Boyd Cycling has added the CCC, a gravel-specific alloy wheelset that complements Boyd's current carbon Pinnacle 700c and Jocassee 650b models at $700 retail.

The CCC borrows its moniker from the Civilian Conservation Corps, a voluntary public unemployment program during the Great Depression. In the mountains of South Carolina there are remnants of "Old CCC" roads deep in the woods that have become favorite exploration destinations for Boyd Johnson, the founder of Boyd Cycling.

"Going way off the beaten path and onto roadbeds that haven't been active for decades is some of the most fun I've had on a bike," said Johnson. "I've come across old moonshine distilleries and people on four-wheelers, but never any traffic. Going that remote means the durability of the equipment is a must."

The CCC's alloy gravel-specific rim is 25mm internal and has a 2.8mm offset. It features smaller .7mm hooks (compared to most standard 1.1mm hooks) with increased thickness on the hook walls (1.35mm) for better impact protection while running lower pressures.

The 6069 series alloy rim weighs in at 415 grams in a 700c size and 395 grams in the 650b. Built with Boyd Cycling's Quest Disc Brake hubs, the complete wheelset weighs 1,515 grams for 700c set and 1,475 grams for the 650b. Spoke count options are 24f/28r and 28f/32r built using Pillar Wing 20 spokes and external brass nipples. Hubs are available with Shimano Hyperglide, Sram XDR, and Shimano Microspline drivers and feature tool free swapping of axle end caps and drivers.

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