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A310CWC Alloy 24X28 Wheel Set

A310CWC Alloy 24X28 Wheel Set
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The fastest alloy wheels I have ever sold.  These are exactly the same as my A310 Alloy set except the front has 24 spokes and the rear has 28.  They are a little heavier and not as aerodynamic (because of more spokes) but they are much stronger.
 
The deeper the rim, the more aerodynamic it is and these are 31 mm deep - very deep for an alloy rim.  They are also 24 mm wide making them more comfortable and even more aerodynamic.  They are strong enough for daily use, fast enough for competitive racing, and light enough for hill climbing.  The silky smooth hubs are comparable in weight to the DT 240's (245 for the rear and 80 for the front). Your choice of Sapim CX Ray or Sapim Laser spokes.  They are completely handbuilt in California using internal washers on the rear drive side spokes - where the vast majority of rim failures occur - making them as strong as 28 or 32 spoke wheels.  The quality of the components is equal to wheels costing twice or three times as much.  You wont' find a set of alloy wheels that perform any better than these.
 
 
Specifications
 
Size: 700C Clincher (normal road bike)
Weight 1495 grams (without skewers or rim strips)  weights can vary by about 50 grams a set due to rim, spoke, and hub weight tollerances.
 
Rim (for more information on rims and wheel building go to the rim page)
Rim Material Niobium Alloy - machined braking surfaces.  Sleeved seam.
Drilling: 24 hole front and 28 hole rear
Rim Weight 460 grams
Rim Dimensions 31 mm high 24 mm wide
Rim ERD 585 mm
 
Spokes
Spokes if Sapim CX Ray 4.1 grams each bladed aero.  Blade is 2.3 mm x 1 mm
Spokes if Sapim Laser 4.1 grams each Double butted 2.0-1.5-2.0
Spoke Length Front:  271
Spoke Length Drive Side Rear: 273
Spoke Length Non Drive Side Rear: 264
Spoke Tension Front: 110-120 KGF (on a Park Tensiometer 13-14 for CX Ray and 18-19 for Laser
Spoke Tension Rear Drive Side: 170-180 KGF (on a Park Tensiometer 18-19 for CX Ray and 22-23 for Laser).
Spoke Tension Rear Non Drive Side:  There is no spec for this because it is whatever it is to pull the rim to the center of the wheel.  They will always be looser than the drive side spokes and often by quite bit.
Note:  Wheels come with extra spokes and the exact length is indicated on the spoke package.  We occasionally substiture when we are out of a particular length.
 
Spoke Prep
We use Loctite 242 on the non drive side spokes and on the front spokes during the building process (no lubricant).  On the drive side rear spokes we use a lubricant to build (nothing special - just something slippery) and after the build put some Loctite 242 in to finish them off.   The Loctite 242 will make the spokes harder to turn but will not sieze them.
 
Spoke Nipples
Front Nipples  Alloy 14 gauge uses Park Black Spoke wrench
Rear Drive Side Nipples Brass 14 gauge uses Park Black Spoke wrench*
Rear Non Drive Side Nipples Alloy 14 gauge uses Park Black Spoke wrench
Note:  We use brass nipples on the drive side rear because we have found that occasionally alloy nipples will crack.  It adds about 11 grams to the wheel weight but we feel it is well worth it.  Also, we build to extremely high tension and brass nipples are better able to handle the higher tensions.
 
Used internally on the drive side rear spokes.  I have them custom made by Boker's in the US.  They provide an extra layer or durability while adding almost no weight.  Weigh less than 1 gram each.

Hub (for more information on hubs and servicing go to the hub page)
Front over lock nut dimension 100 mm
Front flange diameter:  32 mm
Front center to flange: 32 mm
Rear Over Lock Nut dimension 130 mm (standard road)
Rear Drive Side Flange Diameter:  58 mm
Rear Drive Side Center to Flange:  14 mm
Rear Non Drive Side Flange Diameter:  45 mm
Rear Drive Side Center to Flange:  38.5 mm
Campy Cassette body - 9,10, or 11 speed compatible
Shimano/Sram Cassette Body - 8,9,10,11 speed compatible
Cassette Body Bearings:  6902 (Two) Abec 5 sealed cartridge bearing with seals
Front Hub Weight 80 grams
Front Hub Bearings:  6900 Abec 5 sealed cartridge bearing with seals
Rear Hub Weight 245 grams
Rear Hub Bearings:   6802 (both drive and non drive side) Abec 5 sealed cartridge bearing with seals
Note:  On Shimano-Sram cassette bodies (they are one in the same) you will need a spacer if using it with a 9 speed cassette (which is included in the spoke package), for a 10 speed cassette (which is narrower than a 9 speed) you will need the included spacer and the one that came with your cassette.  If your cassette doesn't have one you can get them at any bike shop.  They are 1 mm wide.
 
Skewers
Skewers weight 46 grams front 50 grams rear.
 
Rim Strips
Black nylon.  If you are going tubeless you need to buy the Stan's rims strips.  These will not work for tubeless applications.
  
Tire Recommendations
With the wider rims, you can use pretty much any tire width you want - from 19 mm all the way up to over 30 mm.  I like 25 mm wide tires simply because they hold more air and are more comfortable.  23 mm tires are probably the fastest and are the most aerodynamic.  As you get bigger tires, the limiting factor is the frame.  Typically the tires will first rub on either the brakes (on the top of the tire) or with the rear tire hitting the seat tube.  Most road bikes will fit up to 25 mm tires, a few bigger ones, and many won't even fit a 25 mm tire.
 
Tubes
The rim is 25 mm deep but the tubes rests in the rim cavity.  I suggest using tubes that have valuve stems at least 48 mm long or thereabouts.  You will need a presta valved tube (which is by far the most common or road bikes today).
 
Tire Pressure Recommendations
With the wider rims you can generally run at least 10% less pressure than with a narrower rim because the system holds more air.  Less pressure is better because you have a bigger tire patch and will roll over the bumps in the road instead of bounce over them (it's that sidewall flex that gives you better rolling resistance).  Most people run too much pressure in their tires because they believe they are faster (and they feel faster at first).  If the roads were perfectly flat that would be the case but they all have lots of bumps so lower pressures make sense.  Generally speaking a 160 pound rider should be around 80-90 psi in the back tire and 75-85 in the front. If you have been running higher pressure you will immediately notice how much more comfortable the ride is and how much better the bike handles around corners.
 
Documentation
When you receive your wheels it will include a package with the extra spokes, skewers, a spacer (if a Shimano-Sram cassette is ordered) and some documents.  The documents will list the builder and on alloy wheels a serial number (which is under the rim strip near the valve hole on both wheels).  Also included is a spec sheet showing the type and length of spokes used and the spokes tensions for your wheels).  There is also some maintenance info and whatever else I want to throw in there along with a copy of your invoice.  We keep a record of your info here so you can contact us with either your invoice number (preferred), serial number (also OK), or your name and we can pull up your records.
 

Tubeless

These wheels can be set up to go tubelss with the Stan's system and with the use of a tubeless specific tire.  The tubeless specific tire is vital because they use a kevlar (aramid) bead that will not stretch. Using a regular tire risks a blowout - which on the front can be extremely dangerous.

 

 

 


 

 
 

$599.00

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First of all, I am a 50 year old guy, 200+ pounds. I got back into cycling in the last 10 years or so after many, many years. I did a lot of riding and racing (way) back in high school and college. I was still in the 19mm, 135 psi school of thought (I sometimes still catch myself reaching down to release my toe strap when coming to a light).
After I got back into the sport, I got a used set of Neuvation M28 Aero wheels from a friend and fell in love with the wheels (not the friend). I broke a spoke and John sent me one after a very nice email exchange, free of charge...not even postage. Keep in mind, he had stopped selling these wheels by then and I had bought them used...GREAT customer service.
Fast forward to 2017 and my tax refund got me a new Supersix Evo. Of course, I needed to upgrade the stock Shimano RS11 wheels, so instead of mounting my old wheels, I googled John Neugent. Neuvation was gone, but Neugent Cycling was here. The whole wide wheel thing is new to me, but I read about the wide wheels and lower tire pressure...and trusted John. Based on my limited but great previous experience with John, I took the plunge and ordered A310CWC wheelset.
WOW. WOW. WOW. I am running 23mm Vittoria tires (still loyal) on a 24mm rim at 105 psi, against ALL my old school tendencies. Coupled with a carbon fiber frame, I now float over the road... but am somehow faster! The wheels are stiff and quick on the road, and very light for the profile... and I love their pawl sound! With the bike on the stand, I gave the front wheel a spin, then walked away to do something or other. When I came back, the wheel was still spinning with plenty left!
With Neugent, you will get a great product at a great price...that's a given. What you really get is decades of expertise and unparalleled customer service. I made a late color change via late night email and got a friendly response the next morning. Communication is great. Ordered late one Friday night, and the wheels arrived by noon the next Friday. The wheels are well packaged and come with nice package of build/maintenance info with extra spokes, along with the builder info (mine was John Neugent). A set of hand-built wheels to your door in one week from pushing the button? Yes. Hand-built..in California. If I have a question or a concern, or even just a random wild thought or product suggestion, John is just an email away. That would NOT happen with Mavic, Shimano, Campy or Easton.
If you have found your way to this review, you are probably considering a purchase of Neugent wheels. I say: read what John has to say, shop around, email him with any questions, then pull the trigger. You'll be glad you did. As an earlier reviewer said, I just wish the name "NEUGENT" was on my wheels. I do try to work Neugent into any bike gear-related conversation!
(BTW no, my Neuvation M28 wheels are NOT for sale!!! They will find a home on another ride.)