Boyd Cycling has unveiled a new gravel specific wheelset to its vastly growing range of products called the CCC, which is designed to handle the rigors of riding far off the beaten path.
The new light weight, durable alloy wheelset complements Boyd’s current carbon Pinnacle 700c and Jocassee 650b, offering the same level of endurance at the more affordable price of $700.
The CCC borrows its moniker from the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), which was a voluntary public unemployment program designed to provide jobs for young men and to help families who faced challenges finding jobs during the Great Depression.
In the mountains of South Carolina there are remnants of “Old CCC” roads deep in the woods that have become favorite exploration destinations for gravel and adventure cyclists alike, including Boyd Johnson, founder of Boyd Cycling.
Going way off the beaten path and onto roadbeds that haven’t been active for decades is some of the most fun I’ve had on a bike,” said Johnson. “I’ve come across old moonshine distilleries and people on 4-wheelers, but never any traffic. Going that remote means the durability of the equipment is a must.”
With that in mind, the CCC is a wheelset that can handle rugged off-road terrain, while still performing on pavement sections thanks to its 25mm internal rim width and 2.8mm offset. Moreover, it features smaller .7mm hooks (compared to most standard 1.1mm hooks) with increased thickness on the hook walls (1.35mm) for better impact protection while running lower pressures.
The 6069 series alloy rim weighs in at 415 grams in a 700c size and 395 grams in the 650b. Built with Boyd Cycling’s highly rated Quest Disc Brake hubs, the complete wheelset nets a scant 1515 grams for 700c set and 1475 grams for the 650b. Spoke count options are 24f/28r and 28f/32r built using Pillar Wing 20 spokes and external brass nipples, while hubs are available with Shimano Hyperglide, Sram XDR, and Shimano Microspline drivers and feature tool free swapping of axle end caps and drivers.
The combination of a low profile, offset rim, combined with the wall thickness designed for gravel riding and Quest Disc Brake hubs yields a lightweight, yet exceptionally durable alloy wheelset. “But durability and quality shouldn’t come at a barrier-to-entry price,” said Johnson. “Those willing should be allowed to have this much fun.”
The new CCC wheelset is available in the U.S. through Independent Bicycle Dealer channels and are assembled in Greenville, SC.
For more information about Boyd Cycling visit the website at www.boydcycling.com.
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