Boyd Cycling Carbon wheelsets - tubular

4.67/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $875.00

Product Description

If you are looking for an extremely light wheelset that still has good aerodynamic properties, the 38mm tubulars are hard to beat.Tipping the scales right at 1200 grams it's hard to find a wheelset that will compare in terms of strength, aerodynamics, and weight. In hilly races this is actually an ideal wheelset as when you're not climbing, you'll still be saving energy from having a slightly deeper wheel. The 38mm tubulars are also a very popular option for cyclocross racing due to the low weight and high strength. 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. 524 grams front / 680 grams rear (20/24 spoke count).

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Nathan Race

Date Reviewed: August 7, 2012

Strengths:    Stiffness, aerodynamics, price, looks

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
I have a Boyd Cycling 88mm laced with a Powertap G3 hub - fantastic wheel, very stiff and aerodynamic. I weigh close to 200 lbs and am very sensitive to wheel stiffness. This wheel is great for high speed races like crits and TTs - there is a tradeoff between aerodynamics and acceleration, but even as a sprinter I prefer the deeper wheel due to it's significant advantages at high speed. I find that the reduce power expended throughout the race keeps me fresher in the sprints.

Highly recommended.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Kevin Bennett in CO.

Date Reviewed: August 7, 2012

Strengths:    These wheels are light stiff and responsive. My favorite part was, by far, the responsiveness. I put power to pedal and I was up to speed with in a few pedal strokes. I have ridden the "self professed, top of the line" wheels. Boyd is right there with them.

Weaknesses:    Not that the have one, but this is a review, so I have to give something. My only complaint would be that it did take some time to actually receive my wheels. It wasn't anything Boyd did. I just happened to order when they where low on stock for that particular wheelset. But the whole time we where in constant communication about the situation. I was never left wonder where I stood with my order.

Bottom Line:   
I did a ton of research before my decision was made. I never found a wheelset that was at 1400 grams for this price. I am a bigger guy, that races crits, so I need the stiffness of the 50's. Also never I have to deal with someone that was in some other county. That was comforting.

I plan on purchasing the track 50's in Janurary 2013.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Stu a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: August 7, 2012

Strengths:    Very light, plenty stiff for a Cat 1 160lb rider like me, and well built. Haven't had to true them once! They're also moderately aero. Add to that the retail price, which is 1/2 or less of comparable wheels, and you've got an insanely good value!

Weaknesses:    Braking isn't as good as wheels with alloy braking surfaces, even with carbon-specific pads. Same issue with the vast majority of carbon wheels with carbon braking surfaces. Same issue with most wheels that have carbon braking surfaces (with very few exceptions like Zipp).

Bottom Line:   
I've had this wheelset for a year now, and have used them in some of craziest road races you can think of, including Everest Challenge (2011), and the Vuelta Mexico (2012). I even had to ride the last 20km of one stage of the Vuelta Mexico on a rear flat (which was not a result of any issue with the wheel)....and the wheel didn't need ANY work...didn't even need to be trued!

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Favorite Ride:   Latigo

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Similar Products Used:   Zipp 404 Tubulars, Shimano C35 Clinchers, Boyd C50 clinchers

Bike Setup:   Cannondale 2011 SuperSix w/mechanicl Dura-Ace.

Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

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Too many nice carbon bikes...

I'm more confused every different bike I see.. So many options... Fuji Sst 2.0 full carbon with sram $2400 Wilier gran turino ultegra $2500 Merida Schultra with fulcrum quattro wheelset and sram $2000 Cannondale super6 $2700.00 Theres some damn nice bikes out there... I'll keep thinking and keep ... Read More »

New bike or carbon repair

Yes I'm a complete lurker have been since I bought my bike in 2009. I have had a run of bad luck not just being hit by a car once but now twice in a matter of two weeks. The first was a guy no insurance who did a rolling stop and hit me square no real damage to the bike just minor scratches. The sec ... Read More »

Has anybody ever true carbon wheel with bladed spokes?

I been putting it off for quite a while. The Boyd 38mm carbon clinchers most likely got out of true from all the cracks and small potholes on the roads I ride on. I only notice the rubbing on the brake pads with the front wheel when I climb out of the saddle. Another factor is likely I set my bra ... Read More »

worth it to go carbon or update what i have

right now i am riding a specialized allez comp 06, components are ok nothing special. I have been riding more and want to ride more, i was looking at a guru flite but have some concerns with a carbon bike. How easy do they break if you drop or fall? Bumps etc..? Will the bike help me become a better ... Read More »

Cannondale Super Six 105 Carbon 2012 - gear problem - new parts?

hi, The gear cable recently broke on me on the way home from a cycle. During the way home I was stuck in the hardest gear (at the back). I switched to the smaller gear on the front and I could manage although it didn't feel safe(chain slack). I brought it to a LBS and he fixed the gear cable. ... Read More »

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