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A23 29er Disc Clincher Set 22.5 mm Deep 28 Wide

A23 29er Disc Clincher Set 22.5 mm Deep 28 Wide
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Great for off road riding of any type.  The disc specific, tubeless compatible rims have 28 spokes for extra durability.  The hubs have options for either quick releases of thu axle and the rear hub has options for either Shimano or Sram X1 cassettes.  The rims are 28 mm wide (23 internal) and 22.5 mm deep.  All wheels are custom hand built here in San Luis Obispo CA.  We use dual internal washers on the drive side rear spokes for added durability.  The hubs use dual contact sealed cartridge bearings for a super smooth ride. 
Size: 29 er Clincher
Weight 1620 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.  Sleeved seam.
Drilling: 28 hole front and 28 hole rear
Rim Weight 465 grams
Rim Dimensions 22.5 mm high 28 mm wide (23 internal).
Rim ERD 587 mm

Spokes Sapim Laser or CX Ray 4.1 grams each Double butted 2.0-1.5-2.0
Spoke Tension Front: 130 KGF (on a Park Tensiometer 20
Spoke Tension Rear Drive Side: 165 KGF (on a Park Tensiometer 17).
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
Nipples  Alloy 14 gauge uses Park Black Spoke wrench


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)
Cassette Body Bearings: 6902 Cartridge bearings Abec 5
Front Hub Bearings:  6802 Abec 5 sealed cartridge bearing with seals
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 weight 46 grams front 50 grams rear.  Included with non thru axle options
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.
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.


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.








A23 29er Disc Clincher Set 22.5 mm Deep 28 Wide
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A23 29er Disc Clincher Set 22.5 mm Deep 28 Wide
Great gravel setup!
I've always wanted a tubeless winter/gravel wheelset and this fits the bill, greatly extending my biking season and bike's capabilities at a very reasonable cost. I was impressed on how light and strong this set is. The hub is high-quality and has solid 36-point engagement. It is neither quiet or noisy. With the the asymmetrical rim, the drive-side and non-drive spokes were exactly the same length, making spoke tension much more even. Dish was perfect, so the tire is centered between the stays and fork. Tubeless setup was straightforward: after my LBS taped the rims, I was able easily setup a 38mm Panaracer 38mm GravelKing SK tire with a compressor, but no other tricks. I feel like I have a new bike!