Wide hookless tubeless wheels for Cyclocross, Gravel or Road Cycling.
Our hookless wheels are our toughest, do-it-all wheelset, with our team riders racing them off-road in cyclocross and gravel events, and in road races.
Hookless rims are the norm in mountain biking, and are commonplace now in cyclocross and gravel. Even road cycling is starting to embrace tubeless tyres and hookless rims. If you have decided that tubeless tyres are the way forward, and want to get the maximum performance benefits by using hookless then these wheels are what you need.
Handsling hookless, tubeless wheels are 30mm wide and 40mm deep, and are very tough and lightweight. The rim profile is designed to be aero when combined with big volume tubeless tyres, so is ideal for 32mm tubeless cyclocross tyres and 35 to 45mm gravel tyres, but also works really well with 28mm to 32mm road tyres.
These super tough wheels can handle up to 120psi and for cyclocross we have run these wheels in races as low as 18psi with no burping - our team riders say they feel like fast tubulars in 'cross races.
Finished in 3k carbon with gloss embossed HANDSLING logos they are of striking appearance and make any bike look amazing.
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 around 1485g with a Handsling hubset. Hookless rims can be made lighter and stronger than hooked rims.
The wide Handsling 30mm rims are aero when paired with a 28mm+ tyre, handling 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.
Hookless tubeless technology allows you to run lower pressures, improving grip over tricky terrain, in muddy conditions or when cornering.
These lower pressures improve ride comfort massively, a factor long overlooked in road riding especially. 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.
By offering extra support to the wider tyres, even 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 with big volume tyres
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 Handsling disc hubs or a hub of your choice. 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 hub. For those interested in aesthetics, the extra 5mm at the rear is barely noticeable front to rear, but there is a slight advantage to handling on windy days, with more control of the front wheel and an aerodynamic benefit to the rear, where the slightly deeper rim can work in conjunction with aero tube shapes.
Note however, that any combination is possible. Remember that 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 superbly fast Handsling hubs 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. If we do not have what you want in stock, wheels can be made to order by Ian Lynch, but please allow a week for the build and 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 need to look after each other.
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 of 25mm to 28mm wide, but can still be run with 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 25 to 28mm 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, 50mm and 60mm rim depths.
All wheels are built in the UK by a experienced master wheelbuilder, Ian Lynch, to the closest of tolerances. We can build wheels to your spec but recommend the following pairings as standard:
HSTLR4040 40mm front, 40mm rear 1570g
HSTLR4050 40mm front, 50mm rear 1600g
HSTLR5050 50mm front, 50mm rear 1630g
HSTLR5060 50mm front, 60mm rear 1640g
HSTLR6060 60mm front, 60mm rear 1650g
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, which is superb, easy to maintain and wickedly fast. They use 6 pawls, providing quick engagement, and use an anti-bite system on the cassette body for added longevity. They are a fantastic hub.
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 - though 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, if we do not have what you want in stock, then wheels can be made to order. Please allow between a week for build and 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.
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Handsling full carbon 30mm wide, 40mm deep tubeless wheels
HSC Ceramics BSA bottom bracket
Tyres to suit e.g. Maxxis gravel tyres or Schwalbe cyclocross tyres
All specifications can be tailored to match your budget and performance requirements. We can supply most brands. Please enquire for details. Email us for a quote, or you can order the bike online and email any minor spec changes you require. Contact email@example.com or call 07968699848.
Note: all prices are correct at time of updating our website. Prices may be subject to change without notice from our 3rd party suppliers which may affect the overall build price of your bike. Handsling Ltd will always strive to keep prices as published.