New Handsling Hookless Tubeless wheels were developed with aerodynamics in mind for fast road work with the latest tubeless tyres.
Based on our existing 40mm deep hookless tubeless wheels, but updated to be more aerodynamic with a narrower toroidal profile and rim depths of 35mm, 45mm and 55mm. The rims are just over 28mm at their widest point but narrow to 27mm at the rim edge.
The new rim profile was optimised to work with 28mm road tyres, and the internal width of 22-23mm means wider tyres of up to 45mm can easily be seated. they are ideal for big volume road, wide gravel or grippy cyclocross tubeless tyres.
The hookless design produces a much lighter wheel, allowing faster acceleration and more responsive feel.
The wheel are available in the following combinations, with weights approximately as follows:
35mm/35mm - 1320g +/- 10g
35mm/45mm - 1350g +/- 10g
45mm/45mm - 1380g +/- 10g
45mm/55mm - 1440g +/- 10g
55mm/55mm - 1500g +/- 10g
The wheels are made in the UK by master wheelbuilder, Ian Lynch, using bespoke software, developed in-house, to get the most out of the wheel and provide consistent spoke tension throughout.
Reliable, race proven and fast Handsling hubs are expertly mated to Pillar Wing20 spokes to give the ultimate set-up.
The rims are finished with gloss embossed HANDSLING logos they are subtle and make any bike look amazing.
Why go hookless?
Hookless rims are the norm in mountain biking, and are commonplace in cyclocross and gravel. Road cycling is also starting to embrace the combination of tubeless tyres and hookless 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.
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.
What tyres to pair them with?
While optimised for 28mm to 32mm road tyres, the rim profile will work with tyres up to 45mm tyres.
Low rolling resistance
These wheels are designed for wide 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 on greasy climbs and 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.
27mm wide carbon rim in 35mm, 45mm, 55mm depths
Light weight for fast acceleration
Strong for impact absorption
Wide profile for improved handling in all conditions
Hookless for use with the latest tubeless tyres
No braking surface
Ideal for supporting wider road tubeless tyres that promise lower rolling resistance
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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The Handsling Time Trial Disc Brake Wheelset is an aerodynamic wheelset specifically designed for use with TT bikes that have disc brakes.
A full carbon, hollow rear disc wheel is paired with a 80mm deep carbon front wheel, to provide the perfect combination for time trial competition.
The rear wheel is a hollow carbon disc manufactured in T800 carbon using a new process that provides strength and stiffness without the need for internal support. This allows the wheel to be lighter overall, weighing in at 1,150g.
The wheel features an aerodynamic profile tapering to 25mm wide at the hooked rim. Internal width is 19mm and the profile is optimised to be used with 25mm tubeless or clincher tyres.
The high performance 142 x 12mm hub sounds amazing, utilising a ratchet system and running on high performance bearings. It comes with either a Shimano and SRAM XDR freehub body.
The front wheel uses an 80mm deep, hooked TLR rim, that is 25mm wide at the rim and 27mm at its widest point. This profile is designed to give maximum stability in all conditions.
Super stiff and aerodynamic Wing20 Spokes are laced to a Handsling 24H front hub, giving a full weight of 868g.
As with the rear, the internal width is 19mm, optimised to be used with 25mm tubeless or clincher tyres.
The front wheel is made in the UK by master wheelbuilder, Ian Lynch, using bespoke software to provide consistent spoke tension throughout the wheel.