Custom built here in Greenville SC just half a mile down the Swamp Rabbit Trail from the Boyd offices. This custom wheelset is a do it all road, gravel or cross clincher/tubeless clincher option for the rider who wants performance combined with reliability.
The new Boyd Altamont Ceramic rims are one of the only ceramic coated clincher rims available and give not only enhanced braking but a great look.
Compared to other wheels in this price range this custom build stands out for it's ultra high quality hubs and wide yet light rims. The option to go tubeless is a huge plus as well.
Average weight: 1690g
Front 24 Radial / Rear 24 2 Cross - Light and fast suitable for racing and training. Rider weight up to 190lbs
Front 24 2 Cross / Rear 24H 2 Cross - Light and fast with a little extra control from the front wheel. Rider weight up to 210lbs
Front 24 2 Cross / Rear 28H 2 Cross - Still yet smooth ride quality with some extra stiffness in the rear wheel for the taller and heavier rider up to 250 lbs
These wheels are phenomenal:
DA hubs are smooth and bombproof.
The build is tight and responsive.
The Altamont ceramic rims are the real stars- the braking performance provided by the ceramic coating is superb. My only gripe is that I burned through the stock pads on my Ultegra brakes in only a few hundred miles! Replaced them with SwissStop Flash Pro pads for Al rims, and they are proving to be even grippier and longer lasting. The Altamonts are tubeless compatible, too- super easy to mount tubeless tires, and they roll like butter with 25c Hutchinson Fusion 5's at 95psi.