BeYond Fabrications Blackbird wheelsets - clincher

5/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $650.00


Product Description

30mm deep aluminum clincher rims, black anodized.

The rim by itself weighs about 450 grams.

Superlight hubs, steel inner body for freehub, black anodized (71 grams for the front and 245 grams for the rear).

The front hub uses two 699 bearings and the rear hub uses four 6803 bearings.


Bladed spokes (20 for the front in a radial pattern and 24 for the rear in a X2 and radial pattern).

The spokes are Pillar PSR Aero 1432.

Silver aluminum alloy nipples, standard external.

Shimano 10-speed only freehub body.

The front wheel weighs approximately 678 grams and the rear wheel weighs approximately 886 grams.

Total wheel weight approximately 1,564 grams.


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by switz_man a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: April 17, 2010

Strengths:    Reasonable Price. Lightweight. Solid

Weaknesses:    Unknown brand. Did not include rim strips

Bottom Line:   
I did a lot of Internet research before purchasing these wheels. As far as I can figure they are a Taiwan built wheel. Most likely from Kinlin XR-300 rims, Pillar PSR Aero 1432 spokes, Formula RB68 front hub and Formula RB210 rear hub.

I purchased the wheelset by emailing Jim@beyondfab.com directly. He was very responsive to my questions and also gave me a discount on shipping. The wheels arrived well packaged and unharmed. First thing I did was put them on my truing stand and they past that test.

I ride in Michigan which has some of the worst roads in the nation. I've put about 500 miles on these wheels now and they are solid and reliable. Both the aero profile and the light weight help to make acceleration much snappier.

I had my doubts about $199 for lightweight clinchers but so far the gamble has been worth it. Most other Taiwan built wheelsets cost twice the price for similar builds.

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Favorite Ride:   A warm day on the road

Price Paid:    $199.00

Purchased At:   jim@beyondfab.com

Similar Products Used:   Xero XSR-3

Bike Setup:   2008 Giant OCR 1


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by flatsix911 a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: March 28, 2010

Strengths:    Super lightweight at 1413 grams


Weaknesses:    Maximum Recommended rider weight is 180 pounds

Bottom Line:   
The Beyond Fab Blackbird clincher wheelset comes with a one year warranty against manufacturing defects.

At the $199 price, there aren't many other competetive light weight options, but if you buy this wheelset locally ,there is no shipping charge and no sales tax.

If you are looking for a even lighter wheelset, the Blackbird SL wheelset that is built with Sapim CX-Ray spokes and hidden nipples. I weighed a pair of wheels and the front with 18 spokes weighed 606 grams and the rear with 24 spokes weighed 807 grams. Total 1413 grams!

This wheelset is an excellent value for the rider looking for a lightweight solid set for everyday training and racing.

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Favorite Ride:   Alpine loop

Purchased At:   Beyond Fabrications

Similar Products Used:   -Manufacturer: Beyond Fabrications
-30mm deep aluminum clincher rims, black anodized

-Superlight hubs, steel inner body for freehub, black anodized (71 grams for the front and 245 grams for the rear)

-Bladed spokes (20 for the front in a radial pattern and 24 for the rear in a X2 and radial pattern)

-Silver aluminum alloy nipples, standard external

-Shimano 10-speed only freehub body

-Quick release skewers are included. 106 grams per pair.

-The front wheel weighs approximately 678 grams and the rear wheel weighs approximately 886 grams.

-Total wheel weight approximately 1,564 grams

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Bike Setup:   Full Dura Ace with Carbon Frame



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