Ok, ok... So we've got dirty minds here at Ferretti Cycles! All we can think about is long rides on trails a gravel roads! Of course that dirty little mind wandered too... Yeah, you guessed it... BikePorn! Who doesn't like sexy bike parts all dolled up, speaking salaciously and ready to play!
So what we have up for offer here is a set of “Do it all” wheels. Gravel roads with 40c tires, yup! Ripping the cyclocross course with a set of 33's, you bet! Jammin' corners in the local criterium with a set of 25c tubeless road tires; Who does that anyway (but yeah these can do that too)??? Seriously, one set of wheels that will work for the majority of your riding needs!
The dirty details you ask? Let's start with 1599. What, that's expensive! No, silly that's the weight. 1599 grams! Very respectable for what this wheels intended application is. How did we get there? Just peep through this little hole in the wall and I'll show you!
Let's stat with this peep shows star, DT swiss 350 hubs! Light, smooth, strong, adaptable and super reliability ensure that this set of hubs will last! This versions current spec is 100 X 15 through axle front and 142 x 12 rear. With the purchase of an adaptor kit, the front can fit: quick release, 12mm thru or 15mm thru. The rear is currently set up for 142 x 12mm though its a quick modification with an adaptor to 135 QR, 135 TA (remember the year specialized did their own silly standard?) or 142 x 12. Moral of the story, these wheels will fit most cx, gravel and even non-boost mountain bikes. Oh, and if it matters to you, the brake mount is center lock disc. It matters to me... They are slightly lighter and make rotor removal a snap if you travel with your bike (I do)!
Hoops- Everyones favorite that no one was heard of... H Plus Son, The Hydra. I've been using these rims since their introduction several years ago. The rim profile is 25 mm wide, providing a nice footprint for wider tires. The depth is 23 mm tall, providing a nice triangular profile and augmenting stiffness. As mentioned previously, they are tubeless compatible with the addition of tubeless tape and valves.
Spokes- Everybody wants Sapim CX Ray spokes. Everyone. These wheels were not built using them. WHAT, WHAT THE HECK??? They WERE built using Sapim Laser spokes, another product everybody loves and no one has heard of. Go ahead, ask me why. Well even if you don't care I'm going to take a second to tell you. Sapim Laser spokes are a 2.0mm x 1.5mm butted spoke that are cold forged for super strength. They start life exactly the same spoke as the CX Ray. The CX Ray just has an additional step of being flattened into an “aerodynamic” shape (though there is no conclusive testing that they are more aero). What's more, move in close for the secret... They are 1/3rd the price of CX Ray spokes... You win! Oh, and these are black spokes for style points. Final thing... 24 per wheel so if you're a lot to love, these may be a little under built for you!
Nipples- Nothing super exotic here. Sapim Aluminum, Polyax, Secure lock nipples. Of course I lovingly coat my nipples with the finest nipple prep before build with them. Stop, look it up, its a real thing! One final detail, washers... I built this wheels using nipple washers. For all of you picturing little wash cloths to wash nipples, stop. That's not what these are. They are little washers that are placed in between the nipple and the rim. They help distribute the load of the spoke/nipple/rim system over a larger area, increasing longevity of the wheel!
Price- Not 1599 that's the weight, remember? So what is it??? $749.99 . Now that doesn't include shipping... Contact me for a quote!