Pacenti have announced the third generation of their road rims now called Pacenti Forza. The SL23 has had some issues with a narrow brake track and tinking rim joins so I hope the new Pacenti Forza profile and move to a new manufacturer will resolve this and move the rims on to a new level. We welcome the asymmetric rear for improved non drive spoke tension and the increase in weight means it will build more consistently. We can expect delivery in mid December 2017. Those in need of a re-rim will be able to use the regular Forza as the rim ERD is very close to the MK II which is good news.
Here’s the press release from Pacenti:
The Forza replaces the SL23 and gets different front and rear profiles. The front is symmetric, the rear is asymmetric, giving both the proper bracing angles for rim brake wheels. And these are rim brake specific but Pacenti says eventually they’ll have a disc brake version, too. Click here for more details.
Compared to the latest version of the SL23, they’re actually 0.5mm narrower on the outside but they maintain the 20mm internal width. The height remains 25mm with the spoke bed thickness increased to make them stronger. That makes them about 20-30g heavier than the SL23.
Get in touch with Strada for a quote with the new Pacenti Forza rims using the contact page or call us on 01903 214956.