These beautiful wheels roll as good as they look. Why, because of the amazing bearings in the White Industries T-11 and the wide rim of the Boyd Carbon rim. Built buy Côte painstakingly with Sapim Spokes and ENVE Brass Nipples these wheels will give you years of riding pleasure if you maintain them. These wheels are my personal favorite for everyday group riding and cafe racing. Combined with a GP 4000 23mm these measure 25mm and make the perfect "pill shape".
The Cote Wheels BOYD Build
Rims: Boyd New 2016 Rims with Textured Break Track 28-90mm
Hubs: Your Choice!! White Industries T-11' -or- Chris King R45
Spokes: Sapim CX Ray Bladed Spokes
More information about the 2016 Boyd Rims with Textured Break Track 25-60mm
Boyd is proud to introduce the 2016 model of their 44mm clincher. They have been working on the design for years, running CFD analysis, making physical prototypes, and putting in thousands of miles of on the road testing. With the new models we have a wheelset that is more aero, lighter, better handling in crosswinds, and stronger than wheelsets costing twice as much.
The 44mm clincher is the all purpose carbon wheelset. No matter what type of riding you are doing, the 44mm depth with improved aerodynamic profile will be a great option for you. It's a great wheel set for climbing, descending, windy conditions, races, and even training. With the mid-depth aero rim height and improved design to handle the crosswinds these can be used even in very windy areas. With the low weight of the wheels they are a great climbing wheel set and on the opposite side of that climb the wider rim profile will make for great handling when flying down a descent.
Rim depth - 44mm
Rim width - 27mm
Inner width - 19mm
Rim weight - 465 grams
Boyd has been working on their new tubeless rim bed profile for years, delivering a rim that can safely run tubeless tires as well as well as normal tube and tire. To read more about the Boyd tubeless difference, click here: (link coming)
Adding the Tubeless Kit: The tubeless kit above will include our new (blue) tubeless tape and tubeless valves pre-installed on the wheels! Cote Wheels will install two layers of the tubeless tape in the exact width you need for your wheels. Cote Wheels will also include and install two of the tubeless valves in the exact length needed for your wheels. Take the guess work out of converting to tubeless and let us do it for you. Cote Wheels can provide the Tubeless Kit for an additional charge.
Note: you will still need a tubeless specific tire and sealant to run the wheels as a tubeless system.
TEXTURED BRAKE TRACK
Braking is not that important. . . until it is! One of the things people have fear in regards to carbon is the braking performance, especially in wet conditions. Carbon braking performance has always lagged behind aluminum in terms of pure stopping power. With the new brake track on these rims, featuring a slight textured surface, braking is better than ever. Feel confident that no matter what speed, terrain, or weather condition when you need to come to a stop you will. Note that when the wheels are brand new, you may experience accelerated brake pad wear on the front set of brake pads. We are supplying the wheels with six brake pads so you can replace the front set after a while. After a few weeks of use, the brake pad wear significantly decreases (depending on brake pad selection).
HIGH TEMPERATURE RESINS
The resins on the new carbon wheels can take the mountains! Countless hours of testing and resin formulas have gone into making a rim that can be ridden in any terrain. . .with any carbon specific brake pad. Don't worry anymore about if you have the right brake pads for the wheels. Wheels have been testing in a lab environment on a dyno machine, and personally in the mountains of South Carolina on hot summer days. The real world testing of the resin capabilities comes in the form of slow speed descending on Greenville's Paris Mountain. On a 35C degree day, we are going to the very top of Paris Mountain and riding just the front brake the entire way down the mountain. It ends up taking about 7.5 minutes to get to the bottom, all while dragging the front brake. It's the true test of braking way beyond what anybody would do while riding. . . .and we do it again, and again.