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Gran Fondo Hincapie Greenville

Visit our booth at 9am Friday October 19th during the Hincapie Warehouse Sale / Fondo Packet pickup. We will be on site to answer any questions about our wheels (or yours) and let you stock up on some last minute items. Don’t forget – rim brake carbon clinchers are banned from this ride due to the extreme descents throughout the course. The Altamont Lite rim brake and disc brake wheels are a great choice for the fondo, due to their 25mm [...]

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Altamont Ceramic Review by Red Kite Prayer

Red Kite Prayer reviewed our Altamont Ceramic coated wheelset and had some great things to say about the wheels and the coating on the brake track. Take a look: More Power, No Disc: Boyd Altamont Wheels The wheels I’ve been riding have 24 spokes front and 28-spokes rear. Boyd reports these wheels have a weight of 1555 grams; I got 1657g on my scale before removing the rim strips and 10-sp. washer. I chose this spoke count because I wanted wheels [...]

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DivaCycling Camp

What is DivaCycling Camp? DivaCycling Camp is cycling community where women come together to improve cycling skills, health, and wellness. We have an active and engaging online community that is cycling and health focussed and ‘camps’ (ranging in duration from 3 hours to all-inclusive 7 days) across North America. Divas learn skills to become more independent and safer on the bicycle. We discuss nutrition choices, supportive exercises, as well as time and stress management for a healthy life. DivaCycling Camp [...]

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Bucket List Race: Cape Epic

Baker’s Dozen Wheel Works is one of our custom wheelbuilders that’s based out of California – and they took part in a race of a lifetime this past year. Cape Epic is a eight stage mountain bike race that takes place in South Africa, which covers 45,000 feet of climbing and 409 miles (aka 13,520 / 658 km). Teams of two enter a lottery for entry and you must finish as a team. Here’s their race day recap: This saga [...]

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Boyd’s In The Wild Ch: 2

Saffron Frameworks built up a great looking gravel bike that just won Bespoked 2018 ‘Best in Show’, as well as ‘Outstanding Finish’ category. Wheels pictured are 44mm carbon clincher Boyd wheels. That particular rim profile (at least for disc brakes) is now replaced by our 36mm Road disc wheelset, but this custom build is just too pretty not to share on the blog. Here are a few pictures, but do head on over to their site to read about [...]

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Riding the Farm to Fork Gran Fondo

The one ride where you stop at every rest area.Nicole and myself had the pleasure of riding in the Maine edition of the Farm to Fork Gran Fondo this past weekend. Farm to Fork Fondo, organized by our good friend Tyler Wren of Wrenegade Sports (www.wrenegadesports.com), is a series of Gran Fondos along the East Coast. Each ride works in conjunction with local farms, and in every rest area we were greeted by delicious treats grown and made right [...]

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Cross is Here – Pinnacle CX Pre-Sale is Live

Ok, we know you all have been patiently waiting for the release date on our newest tubular cross wheel and we’re happy to announce that the pre-sale is live! We’re including Donnelly PDX 700×33 tubular tires for free during the pre-sale (at a $240 value), but you must glue them on your own (glue not included). We will not glue them for you, but here is a nice video showing you some tips and tricks. This pre-sale offer ends [...]

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Boyd’s In The Wild Ch: 1

We get it. You want your bike to stand out from the pack. Hand-built wheels not only ride great, but they need looks to match. That’s why we offer several logo colors to choose from. All of our wheels have the BOYD logo under the clearcoat. If grey Boyd logos aren’t your thing, we offer everything from Black Velvet (gloss black) to Hulk Green (super bright green). Decals are included with the purchase of every new wheelset *at the [...]

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How to clean & service your hubs

With all the rain lately, we thought it would be good to show you how to clean, service and lubricate your Quest disc or 85 Road rim brake hub. Here is our step-by-step guide on how to keep your hubs nice and clean. Ideally, this service should occur twice a year, or more often if you’re riding through lots of rain and/or muddy conditions. You’ll needat least one dirty wheel (the fun part) pair of rubber gloves One or two microfiber towels Rubbing [...]

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For the Win

Congrats to all of our sponsored teams for their numerous wins and podiums this past week! Here’s a race day recap of this past week. ISCorp Pro Cycling Women’s Team swept the podium (for the 2nd time this year) at the latest USA Crits series race at the San Rafael Twilight Criterium in California.It was raining champagne last night in San Rafael. Thanks to everyone who helps make this possible for us. @iscorpprocycling @abloccycling @boydcycling @fizikofficial A post shared by [...]

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