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Handsling Hookless Tubeless Wheels
Wide hookless tubeless wheels for Cyclocross, Gravel or Road Cycling.
Cars, motorbikes and mountain bikes use hookless wheels, and it is gaining momentum in cyclocross and gravel. Only road cycling is late to the party but things are changing - road racing pros are starting to embrace tubeless tyres and, when tubeless becomes the norm, it won't be long before riders realise that the hook is superfluous.
If you have decided that tubeless tyres are the way forward, and want to get the maximum performance benefits by using hookless rims, instead of tubeless ready clincher rims, then these wheels are a great place to start.
Handsling hookless, tubeless rims are 30mm and 40mm deep. The extra wide carbon rims are very tough and yet very lightweight.
The rim profile is designed to be aero when combined with wider tubeless road tyres. We recommend 28mm or larger but some 25mm tyres do fit. These rims are also ideal for tubeless cyclocross and gravel tyres.
The rims can handle up to 120psi but we recommend you experiment and try running your road tyres at 70 to 100psi depending upon your weight and see what you think. The extra comfort is a revelation.
For cyclocross we have run these wheels in races as low as 18psi with no burping.
Finished in 3k carbon with gloss embossed HANDSLING logos they are of striking appearance and make any bike look amazing.
Hookless rims can be made lighter than is possible with hooked clincher rims. Whereas an inner tube applies pressure upwards, trying to lift the tyre off the rim, tubeless tyres exert lateral force against the rim sidewall, negating the need for a hook to secure the tyre.
Expect wheels of between 1480g with a Handsling hubset.
The wide Handsling 30mm rims are very aero when paired with a 28mm tyre, handling the wind really well no matter the wind direction.
Low rolling resistance
These wheels are designed for the wider tubeless road tyres that have been shown to offer the lowest rolling resistance of all tyres. Handsling hookless wheels are also race proven with tubeless cyclocross tyres of 32mm and even wider gravel tyres of up to 45c.
Hookless tubeless technology allows you to run lower pressures, improving ride comfort massively, a factor long overlooked in road riding. Added comfort allows you to finish your ride in much fresher condition meaning you can nail that sprint or final climb and recover better for the next event.
With wider tyres at lower pressures, these wheels offer improved grip and cornering performance.
40mm deep, 30mm wide carbon rim
Light for fast acceleration
Strong for impact absorption
Wide for improved aerodynamics
Hookless for use with the latest tubeless tyres
No braking surface
Ideal for supporting wider tyres in cyclocross and gravel, and the new road tubeless tyres that promise lower rolling resistance
Made up into wheels in the UK by master wheelbuilder, Ian lynch, using the superb Pillar Wing20 or Sapim cx-ray spokes with disc hubs of your choice.
Choose from a variety of hub options.
Please state if you want 12mm thru axles, or 15mm front / 12mm rear, or QR.
The Handsling Off-set Tubeless wheels are among the most advanced wheels with two special features:
First a slight off-set for the spoke holes to produce a more balanced wheel, better able to deal with the forces associated with the disc brake at the front and a wide cassette at the rear.
Secondly, the rim has a semi-hookless design, with a new bead lock system characterised by a noticeable inward curve to the rim edge, which is designed to provide better support to tubeless tyres at higher pressures.
The rims are in excess of 30mm wide at their widest point and have a toroidal shape to aid aerodynamics. The spoke holes are off-set by 2.5mm from centre to improve strength and durability. The rims are semi-hookless and have an internal width of 21mm to 22mm.
Available in a variety of depths, they are the most advanced tubeless solution for road racing and sportive riders looking to enjoy the many benefits of tubeless tyres and light, aerodynamic rims. They will also work well for cyclocross and gravel riders looking for a very strong wheel that will take a lot of punishment.
The wide rim profile is well behaved in cross winds and offers aerodynamic performance no matter the yaw angle (wind direction). They work particularly well with the latest asymmetric, truncated aero frame tube profiles.
The rims are at their widest - 30mm - quite close to the outside edge, before tapering back to 28mm at the rim edge to form a more aerodynamic transition into the tyre.
They are optimised for 28mm tyres but will work with 25mm tyres and with wider tyres from 32mm cross tyres to 45mm gravel tyres.
Recommended maximum tyre pressure is 90psi and max rider weight is 120kgs.
Off-set wheel rims are available in 40mm, 45mm, 50mm and 55mm depths. As standard we prefer a slightly shallower front and a deeper (+5mm) rear with our Handsling hubs:
For those interested in aesthetics, the extra 5mm at the rear is barely noticeable front to rear, but the handling and performance gains certainly are.
It has two benefits:
1. Slight advantage to handling on windy days, with more control of the front wheel.
2. Aerodynamic benefit to the rear, where the slightly deeper rim can work in conjunction with aero tube shapes.
Rim depth is always a trade off between aerodynamics and comfort. Contrary to what you may think, weight is not really a huge factor as you expend far more energy pushing wheels through the air than accelerating them up to speed; even in the mountains, total mass of rider and bike is more relevant than wheel weight specifically. Rim depth depends upon riding style and conditions. A shallow rim will afford more comfort and handle much better on windy days. A deeper rim will be more aerodynamic but will give a harsher ride and be tougher to keep under control in windy conditions.
The rims are very strong and the off-set spokes make tough wheels that can handle a lot of abuse. The semi-hookless rims can be made lighter than clincher rims, using less material thanks the lack of a pronounced hook. Handsling worked hard with our factory to make the rims as lightweight as possible without compromising strength.
Rim weights are as follows:
40mm - 400g (+/- 10g)
45mm - 435g
50mm - 455g
55mm - 485g
Wheelset weights are as follows (all weights with Handsling hubs):
40mm/45mm - 1432g
45mm/50mm - 1495g
50mm/55mm - 1532g
Rider weight limit is 120kgs.
Finished in matt UD carbon with gloss, embossed HANDSLING logos they are of striking appearance and make any bike look amazing.
Optimised aerodynamically for 25 to 28mm road tyres
Lightweight rims for lower rotating weight and faster acceleration
Off-set spokes form stronger wheels for better impact absorption
Wide rim profile for improved aerodynamics in all conditions
Hookless rims for use with the latest tubeless tyres
Disc specific rim without a braking surface
Ideal for supporting the new wider road tubeless tyres that promise lower rolling resistance and improved cornering
We recommend the Handsling hubs, made for us by Bitex, which are 6 pawl providing quick engagement and use an anti-bite system on the cassette body for added longevity. You can, however, choose from a range of hubs from DT Swiss, Shimano, Campagnolo and Miche on request. Email email@example.com for a quote.
Spokes are top of the range, best in class aero Pillar Wing20 - it has been proven to be the stiffest, strongest most aero spoke out there - or Sapim cx-ray spokes if you prefer.
We carry a good stock of wheels, and aim to ship the next day. However, note that if we do not have what you want in stock, then wheels will have to be made to order by Ian Lynch, but please allow 2 weeks for delivery.
All Handsling wheels are guaranteed against manufacturing and wheelbuilding defects under a limited lifetime warranty. Our warranty philosophy is that we are cyclists selling products to other cyclists, and we like to look after each other.
The TR3evo is our UCI approved track frame. The frame is a unique design exclusive to Handsling.
It takes the best features of the versatile and multi-national title winning TR3, and combines them with the advanced features of the TR2evo, to create a truly exceptional, super stiff and very aero track frame.
Based on rider feedback and in comparison to the TR3, the evo frame has been stiffened in the head tube, around the bottom bracket and in the chainstays.
Handling has been tweaked to make it sharper for faster reactions in mass start events.
This is the best frame for endurance track events.
Full Toray carbon frame that is tough on and off the track
Fully adjustable track dropouts
Special aero bladed, stiff fork with 1 1/8th to 1 1/2th inch steerer
Super stiff, aero headtube
BSA bottom bracket
Deep aero frame tubes make the most of your speed and power
Includes aero seatpost
All Handsling Bikes frames are made to order, then custom painted to your design, and can take between 3 to 6 weeks for delivery.
All Handsling Bikes frames are guaranteed for 2 years against manufacturing defects and have a limited lifetime warranty thereafter.
Prices are for frame, fork and seatpost only. Full Bike Builds are available on request.
We can custom paint your frame to your design and colour combination. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
(All measurements in millimetres)
We can adjust specifications to match your requirements. Email email@example.com or call 07968-699848 for a quote.
Handsling Track Rear Disc Wheels
New profile solid carbon disc rear wheel for tubular track tyre (Clincher rims are supplied by special request only).
Rims are either 23mm or 25mm wide designed to fit the new wider 21-23mm track tubular tyres.
Dedicated track hub. Wheels are made from to order so allow approx 4 weeks delivery.
Handsling track wheels have been ridden to junior and masters national and world titles. Our track wheels are handmade with precision and care in the UK by master wheelbuilder, Ian Lynch.
As standard, rims are 70mm deep and 25mm wide at their widest point, ideal for the new 22 and 23mm track tubulars, and aero in all conditions and on all tracks, indoor or outdoor. The slightly wider 25mm rim gives a suprising increase in stiffness, better able to handle the toughest forces of track racing. We can do narrower 23mm wide rims as well. Email us for a quote.
We can offer a wide variety of hubs from Shimano Dura-Ace, Miche Primato, DT Swiss, etc to suit your budget, and spokes are either Pillar Wing20 or Sapim cx-ray unless otherwise requested.
We usually have Dura-ace and Miche wheels in stock. Otherwise wheels can be made to order, in which case allow 1-2 weeks delivery.
We can also do different widths and depths. If you want something special, please contact us. If we do not have the rims in stock that you require we can usually get them in a couple of weeks. Recently we have built:
The new Handsling tubeless ready wheels (TLR) are among the very best high performance disc wheelsets with 30mm wide, full carbon, aerodynamic rims.
Designed for tubeless ready and clincher tyres, and perfect for road racers, cross riders and gravel grinders who want the security of using an inner tube either in normal or emergency use.
Finished in matte UD carbon, they look the business. They are light, aero and feel fast.
Cornering speed is fantastic as the wide rims offer improved cornering grip by supporting the tyre under lateral forces.
The new 30mm series wheels were developed after extensive feedback from our sponsored riders who have successfully used Handsling wheels in road races, cyclocross, crits, time-trials, in training, on gravel rides and sportives both internationally and here in the UK.
Ideally they are designed to be used with clincher/tubeless tyres over 25mm wide, but can still be run with 23mm road tyres, 32mm cyclocross tyres or even wider gravel tyres.
The rims have a very aero profile that is 30mm at its widest point, midway down the rim, before narrowing to 27mm at the rim edge to form a more aerodynamic junction with the tyre. They are most aero when combined with a 23 to 25mm road tyre.
These wheels are very easy to live with on an everyday basis and are adaptable for most conditions. They are available in 40mm (true depth 38mm), 50mm and 60mm rim depths.
All wheels are built in the UK by a professional, experienced master wheelbuilder to the closest of tolerances. We can build wheels to your spec but recommend the following pairings as standard:
30mm wide series:
HSTLR4040 40mm front, 40mm rear 1580g
HSTLR4050 40mm front, 50mm rear 1610g
HSTLR5050 50mm front, 50mm rear 1640g
HSTLR5060 50mm front, 60mm rear 1660g
HSTLR6060 60mm front, 60mm rear 1680g
improved aero performance
create a better tyre profile
enhanced cornering grip and speed
Very aerodynamic rims
30mm at widest point with toroidal aero profile that works really well no matter which direction the wind is coming from
40mm = 465g
50mm = 500g
60mm = 515g
We recommend the Handsling hubs, made for us by Bitex, which are 6 pawl providing quick engagement and use an anti-bite system on the cassette body for added longevity. You can, however, choose from a range of hubs from DT Swiss, Shimano, Campagnolo, Miche, etc on request. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for a quote.
Spokes are top of the range, best in class aero Pillar Wing20. It has been proven to be the stiffest, strongest most aero spoke out there. We can still build with Sapimcx-ray spokes if you prefer.
We carry a good stock of wheels, so should be able to ship them next day. However, note that if we do not have what you want in stock, then wheels will have to be made to order so please allow between 2 weeks for delivery.
All Handsling wheels are guaranteed against manufacturing and wheelbuilding defects, but obviously not for wear and tear or human error when fitting or removing tyres, under a limited lifetime warranty. Our warranty philosophy is that we are cyclists selling products to other cyclists, and we like to look after our customers.