Take on anything that get's thrown at you. Use this wheelset for riding on the pavement (Black) or as a great option for cyclocross racing in the dirt and mud (Tan). With a 23mm wide alloy tubular rim (21 mm deep) you have more surface to glue. This helps prevent rolling tires and also gives you increased handling. At only 423 grams for a rim this will still allow you to have a very light wheelset. Best of all, you are not only limited to using this wheelset for cross. This would make an excellent alloy tubular wheelset for road events as well.
The brake pad option refers to the Swissstop BXP brake pads (listed separately here). You can purchase them with the wheels for a discounted rate with no added shipping.
To read about the different hub options we offer, please click here.
Posted by Scott, Lutz, FL on 28th Nov 2013
I received my new Black and Tan tubular wheelset a few weeks ago and they were damaged during shipping. I emailed the company and Nicole sent me a new wheel right away. I was very impressed with their customer service! I use my new Black and Tan's for cross racing and they are awesome. They spin up nicely and are bombproof. I made podium on every race I entered since purchasing these wheels!
Posted by Nathan R. on 17th Aug 2013
I raced these wheels for a full CX season and used them on road riding as well. I weight about 200 lbs and despite some root-filled rocky courses and several rides in the woods as a mountain bike, these wheels never so much as wiggled. Running low pressure tubulars I would routinely bounce them off hard objects and not a single issue. I just got my bike ready for next season - no wheel prep required!
Posted by Jim B. on 22nd Oct 2012
This is my second set of Boyd wheels, with the bombproof Vitesse being my first set. After doing one practice lap of my race with my new Black & Tans, I could tell the difference. Lighter. Stiffer. More responsive. I floated on the uphill sections, took corners with more confidence, and flew over rooty sections with ease. All in all, awesome wheels!