We have just built the first set of 50mm carbon tubular wheels which were manufactured to our specified finish – 3k weave, matt finish and 380g each. I have photographed them and think they look amazing. This set has no decals, uses Sapim CX Ray spokes and Strada Hubs. The front weighs 594g, the rear 760g, total weight 1354g. You can ride a set identical these for just £950 including titanium quick releases, Tufo valve extenders, hand built by Darren to 0.05mm and a free true for life policy from Strada or £850 with Sapim Race spokes. I have added the full carbon manufacture specification below, rims identical to these were genuinely used by a UCI Pro Tour team in the 2010 season! Available with no decals, Strada decals or your sponsor’s decals.
Specification – these are from the same factory and are identical in specification and manufacture to those used throughout the 2010 season by a UCI ProTour team on the Giro, TdF and Vuelta. Built using Toray / Mitsubishi carbon from pre-preg weave, there is a variable modulus from 30 to 60T according to the weight / stiffness requirements in the rim. Weight is minimised through carefully engineered design and accurate construction techniques. Constructed using a latex bladder to give a smooth consistent finish inside and which is subsequently removed to reduce final rim weight. Comfort is optimised with sidewall carbon layup. Each rim depth is aerodynamically tested. There is a reinforced spoke bed and each spoke hole is drilled at a specific angle to eliminate lateral or radial spoke deflection. Braking has been optimised with the supplied rim specific pads. Rim durability is increased with strong spoke / tyre bed allowing a well balanced build for a range spoke tensions. Recessed channel on tubular rim for improved tubular tyre seating. Easy maintenance with external nipples.