Tom sought the advice of a friend regarding some aero, light and sexy wheels. He wanted something reliable, that could be ridden in any weather, any race, and wouldn’t require a second mortgage on the house. We were very pleased to hear that one of our past customers suggested our wheels.
Word of mouth is the best advertising! We must be doing something right.
We were very happy to offer a wheelbuild using premium quality 42mm deep carbon/alloy hybrid rims (laced using Sapim Race double butted spokes) onto our own XLR8 hubs. 20 spokes on the front and 24 on the rear.
The outcome (we’re sure you will agree) is stunning. The weight is excellent at 1634g for the pair!
Carbon/alloy hybrid rims have not received the attention they have deserved, residing in the shadow of the big dollar 100% carbon offerings. Here at XLR8 we feel that a good quality hybrid is a great option for most riders – braking is solid in any conditions (using standard pads), there is no risk of carbon delamination (from heat buildup on the braking surfaces – though this is less common than it once was), and the cost is very competitive.
Get in contact if you are seeking some options for your next wheelset. Carbon/alloy hybrid rims might be the best option!