Options for lightweight disc wheeler for gravel bike
Need a 2nd set of wheels for road duty on the gravel bike. Needs to be 135 rear to fit the ti Croix De fer. Have a set of kings / grail at moment with cross boss tubeless, need a lighter option so I only take one bike to France next year. (Just tried a fav loop in the Dordogne this morning but she ain’t my moots climbing out of the gorges, moots retired for this trip as shreaded both tyres riding on ‘le gravillions’ yesterdayPosted 7 months agobreatheeasyMember
If you’ve same hubs it makes wheel swaps easier as (in theory) should be little adjustment to calipers.
But it’s a set of wheels for a trip then depends on your budget. Nice set of DT hubs and, say, h plus son hydra rims would be canny. Not sure how much lighter they’d be than current set mind.Posted 7 months agoBen_HSubscriber
I run Hope 20Five with Surly Knard 41c tyres for wet weather commuting and Kinesis Racelight Disc with Conti GP 4 Season 28c on dry days.
While both are of comparable quality and cost, the latter wheelset really perks things up on my Straggler (wouldn’t be hard to be honest!). With the same discs and cassettes, there’s c.900g between them – about 500g in the tyres and 400g in the wheels and skewers.
Because of the mudguards and wheel slippage in the dropouts under power, I run the Kinesis wheels closer to the frame. This means that I have to make slight adjustments to the rear disc caliper when changing wheels, but it’s otherwise an easy swap between the two.Posted 7 months agonotmyrealnameSubscriber
Not sure how much you’re wanting to spend but I’ve got a set of Hunt 30Carbon Aero disc wheels that I’m going to be listing for sale this week some time.Posted 7 months ago
They’re 1338g for the pair and according to their website, one of the lightest disc clinchers around.
If you’re interested then I’ll get my finger out and get some photos sorted in the morning.
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