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Altamont Alloy Clincher front wheel

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altamont.jpg New For 2016!

The 2016 Altamont wheelset gets a makeover from the previous version. We kept the great rim width and depth as the previous model Altamont, but made some exciting changes to the rim to give a better ride.  We have introduced these changes to both the new Altamont and Altamont Lite, so you now have a choice depending on whether weight or aerodynamics are more important to you.


The 2016 Altamont features a new tubeless rim bed profile with a bead locking shape. Run tubeless road wheels at high pressures, or even cross tubeless clinchers at low pressures. The rim bed is designed to lock the tire beads into place and prevent burping the tire. The wide center channel allows for side by side bead mounting (not stacked like with a narrow rounded center channel). This makes for much easier mounting and inflation; no more breaking tire levers and relying on an air compressor for inflation!!

Of course, clincher tube and tire systems work perfectly with the new Altamonts. If you are not running tubeless, your favorite tire can still be used flawlessly.

Adding the Tubeless Kit: The tubeless kit above will include our new (blue) tubeless tape and tubeless valves pre-installed on the wheels! We will install two layers of the tubeless tape in the exact width you need for your wheels. We will also include and install two of our tubeless valves in the exact length needed for your wheels. Take the guess work out of converting to tubeless and let us do it for you.
Note: you will still need a tubeless specific tire and sealant to run the wheels as a tubeless system.

Rim Shape

The inside width of the rim gets a bit wider for 2016 and now sits at 19.86mm. This increase in width allows for a much better tire shape. The better tire shape improves handling, aerodynamics, and vibration dampening due to increased air volume. The new rims were specifically designed around a 25mm tire. Of course, 23mm tires all the way up to cross tires work incredibly well with the new Altamonts.

The rim shape is slightly modified from the previous version of the Altamont. The new rim does take on a more rounded shape, for better aerodynamics and a stiffer overall rim.

Welded Seam

New for 2016 we have changed to a welded seam on the Altamont and Altamont Lite. The welded seam makes for an extremely strong connection where the rim joins itself. It also provides very smooth and consistent braking without any seam hitting the brake pads. Welded seams helps to make the strongest possible rim.

Bead Blasted Finish

It's more than just a cosmetic finish (although it does look very cool!). The rims go through a round of bead blasting before getting anodized. This allows more anodization to seep into the rim, which helps to create a stronger and stiffer rim. This gives a sleek matte finish with an extra layer of strength for each rim.

Updated graphics

The past couple years we have been laser etching the logos on the Altamont. While laser etching certainly does give a unique finish, we were limited to only an off white metallic color. We now have a water transfer decal, baked into the rim. We are able to offer a nice mix of pop and stealth to the new Altamonts. Light gray (semi stealth) logos display on the side of each rim, with a white, newly revised, Altamont logo at the valve. Lets face it, looking good is half the battle and so having a wheelset that performs and looks great was definitely a priority.


20 Spoke Count Front - 688 grams front
24 Spoke Count Front - 710 grams front
28 Spoke Count Front - 732 grams front


External Brass Nipples
Double Cross both sides on rear wheel
Free Rim strips (NOT tubeless compatible)
Free Skewers

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  1. Awesome wheel set

    Posted by B.M. on 15th May 2017

    Before purchasing my front and rear wheel set I had a couple of questions which were answered immediately by Boyd Cycling. When I first purchased the wheels it was winter here in Canada and all I could do was admire and wish I could try them out.
    I now have over 1000km on the wheels and cannot believe the difference from the original wheels that came with my bike. The handling and ride is amazing and my average speed has increased by 5km. I love the wheels and will be purchasing another set for my other bikes.

  2. Fast and Versatile

    Posted by Dean on 20th Apr 2017

    These wheels are fast and versatile! These are my second set of alloy wheels(1st were the Vitesse) from Boyd's and the wheels are rock solid as I rode them on the Assault on the Carolina's mountain ride with total confidence to bomb the downhills. 4-days later, I rode them during a local time trial and set a PR by 25 seconds. Needless to say, I've been very happy with Boyd's well-built and high quality product since I started riding them 4+ years ago.

  3. Light, Fast and Durable

    Posted by Wil k on 9th Feb 2017

    The perfect combination for everyday riding. It is almost hard to choose a favorite between the 50mm Carbon clinchers and the Altmonts, both are fantastic wheels!

  4. Boyd has done it again !

    Posted by Ed H. on 28th Sep 2016

    I am a long time customer of Mr. Johnson's. These wheels are at least as good as my old Boyd carbon 50's. Boyd's hubs are smooth and fast, as I knew they would be based on my old hubs. Wheels are silent and roll fast! I recommend them highly.

    Boyd Cycling
    115 Welborn St
    Greenville, SC 29601

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