The 50mm carbon clincher wheelset is one that does everything well. We like to tell people that if you need one wheelset for all your rides, the 50mm is the set for you. It's light enough to be a climbing wheel, aero enough to use in road races and criteriums, and because of it's mid-range depth, the 50mm can even be used in strong crosswinds. Because of all these great features, the 50mm carbon clincher is our most popular wheelset! With all Boyd Cycling carbon wheels, Sapim CX Ray spokes are standard, and the wheels come with 20 spokes on the front and 24 spokes on the rear. 669 grams front / 825 grams rear (20/24 spoke option). 690 grams front / 847 grams rear (24/28 spoke option).
I've had these wheels for roughly 6 months and have close to 1.5k miles on them. I have ridden them through varied road (smooth, chip seal, pot holes) and weather (dry, wet) conditions and they have performed extremely well. They have remained true, spin up incredibly fast and hold speed.
They've pretty much replaced my other wheels (Kysrium SL's) unless it's raining.
In terms of the company, Boyd and his team provide great customer service which is key with any purchase.
If you're looking for a "do it all" set of wheels at a great price point, you should highly consider these wheels.
Strengths: Spins up fast and stays true. Good value.
Weaknesses: None so far
I've had these wheels for about a year and a half and have around 2000 miles on them. I use them in the low country of South Carolina where the roads are flat and smooth. I noticed a definite improvement as a result of the aerodynamics without suffering from cross wind problems. I have had no problems. They stay true and I haven't had any broken or bent spokes. The quality seems solid. The ride is typically smooth from carbon. They are good wheels and a nice value. After getting these wheels I was better able to maintain speed and pace lines with faster riders. They are the only wheels I use on this bike now. They are very nice for centuries and longer rides. I haven't used them for any significant climbing, but imagine they would be fine as they are light
I was checking out Bdopcycling.com's clearance section and saw these wheels.
They are built with Gigantex rims which are very solid.
The spokes are Sapim CX Rays (one of the best)
Novatec hubs (very good hubs, I own some)
I bought from Tim in the past. He's a good guy. Been in the industry f ... Read More »
Anybody doing tubeless on 50 MM or deeper carbon rims? A question is How do you get the tubeless presta Valve to seal as I can only find valves that are 38MM long? You can get extenders but once the extenders are attatched to the valves there are no threads exposed to screw down and tighten the ... Read More »
I am looking at purchasing far sports 23MM Wide X 50MM deep carbon clincher wheels. Specifically I am looking at a higher 24/28 spoke count as I am a bigger guy (210 lbs) and want to ride this wheel everyday.
Anybody have experience with these wheels. They are listed as very light (1380 G) and w ... Read More »
So I have some 50mm Carbon clinchers on the way,
My first set! Quite excited for them but I have a few logistical questions.
Will I need valve extenders? Should I just get longer length valves tubes?
60? 80? Can anyone make a recommendation for which ones to go with? And a good place to bu ... Read More »
Hi all, Does anybody know anybody who ships or deals within the UK that would be able to supply me with a replacement rear rim for my Corima Aero + rear wheel as its been cracked in a crash in a crit:( I'm not looking to spend to much money but open to offers etc.
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