The Requirement

The customer had a Stevens Carbon Team cyclocross bike and was looking to upgrade the wheels to a tubeless set up. As a light rider weighing 69Kg he asked if the spoke count on the wheelset could be reduced. with Budget sub £400 with tyres fitted.

The Solution

To start options using a set of Pacenti SL23 or Stans Alpha were considered however he liked the idea of a wider rim with a semi aero section. The Kinlin XR31T was selected as the rim set. Given the price point a good quality but lower cost hub set was chosen, the Miche Primato Syntesi. Sapim Silver Race spokes were also chosen, silver spokes typically costing 40% less than black. The front wheel was 24 hole 2X and rear 28 hole 3X laced. He wanted a mud tyre for the winter Cyclocross season set up tubeless, the Schwalbe X-One Bite was selected. The rims were taped with 2 layers of Joes tubeless tape tyre mounted and 80ml of Joes sealant added. Once mounted the tyres have the benefit of being able to run a lower pressures without the risk of snake bite punctures giving better grip in the mud.

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Feedback from the customer "Got the wheels, and got a win on them on Sunday !!! Perfect, thanks a million".