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Black and Tan Tubular

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New hubs on the Black and Tan wheel set. Oversized pawls guarantee solid engagement, even when riding in mud!
614 grams front / 800 grams rear (24/28 spoke count only)

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 23.3mm wide alloy tubular rim (21.7 mm deep) you have more surface to glue. This helps prevent rolling tires and also gives you increased handling. At only 407 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.

This wheelset is only offered in 24/28 spoke configuration for an extremely strong and durable wheelset
The rear hub on this wheelset is compatible with both Shimano and Sram 11 speed cassettes. You will notice that there is a 1.8mm spacer on the freehub body.
If you are currently running Shimano 8, 9, or 10 speed you will need to use this 1.8mm spacer behind the cassette. With Shimano 10 speed, the cassettes come with a 1mm spacer. This means if you have a Shimano 10 speed cassette you already have the 1mm spacer. If you are running Shimano 10 speed you will need to use both the 1.8mm spacer supplied with the wheels and the 1mm spacer supplied with the cassette.
If you are currently running Sram 9 or 10 speed you will need to use this 1.8mm spacer behind the cassette. No Sram cassette requires the use of any additional spacers.
If you are running Shimano or Sram 11 speed, the cassette will simply install directly on the freehub body with no spacers required. If you upgrade from 10 speed to 11 speed, you can remove all spacers and simply slide the cassette onto the freehub. You will not have to make any adjustments to the wheel to upgrade from 10 speed to 11 speed.



Rim depth - 21.7mm
Rim width - 23.3mm
Rim weight - 407g
Spokes - Black Sapim CX Ray
Front wheel radial laced
Rear wheel 2X laced both sides
Black Self-Locking Brass Nipples
Free Skewers included




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  1. Worthy

    Posted by Joshua Enyeart on 9th May 2015

    I've only ever ridden clinchers and decided to get these when my team picked up Boyd as a new sponsor. I figured if I hated the hassle of tubulars on the road then I'd just use them for cross.

    They have a relatively wide base so I decided to go with some 25mm Vittoria Corsa Elites and realized I could have, maybe should have, gone wider with a 26 or even a 27 tire.

    I've put some miles in on a few long days and plenty of commutes to work and am happy. Frankly, I'm surprised for two main reasons: 1) that the tubular experience wasn't a "revelation" over clinchers as everyone had promised it to be (this, however, should not weigh on the quality of the wheel, which I'll address now) and 2) that these things were awesome.

    They are stiff, smooth, stable, relatively light, balanced and spin up very quickly. I think the thing I like the most about these is the amount of stiffness without sacrificing ride feel and quality. The latter can be attributed to the fact that it's a tubular and the former most likely to Boyd build quality and attention to details for normal riders.

    I'm not a lightweight at about 170 pounds and have felt flex in far pricier name brand wheels under my bigger efforts. I can't say the same for these. Even when I just stood to crest a rise the whole bike just kind of pushed forward more so than on my HED Belguims. And when I really gave it a solid effort, they responded exactly how I wanted them to without any flex or lag.

    I'll admit that to try and feel the tubular "revelation," I rode over nasty gravel, chip and seal, knurled and gnarled up, pot-holed, and as many wicked road surfaces as I could. I didn't prance and tiptoe over this crap, either, I, for a lack of a better term, "hammered."I wanted to feel something, or not feel something, that I believed was missing from the clinchers I was so used to riding. It was smoother, yes, but not like I had been in the dark on some old school secret all along. What I learned when I got home, though, was that one of these same rides required me to true up the Belgiums, whereas with these I didn't. I probably did a couple hundred miles that way and the Black and Tans are straight as an arrow, as they were the day I pulled them out of the box.

    Summation: they are stiff, smooth, stable, accelerate quickly, pretty light and balanced. Boyd is run by a former racer, his wife and some real, flesh and blood American workers in NC. They build the wheels to order and take care of you. The price is right and quality is excellent.

    I've already ordered another pair of Boyd's and will probably order a third before the season is over. Expect to see another review when I get my second set.

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    Boyd Cycling
    205 Cedar Lane Rd
    Unit C
    Greenville, SC 29611

  • Phone: (864) 501-BOYD (2693)

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