Handsling Carbon Fat Bike Wheels
The perfect complement to complete our HDL, or indeed any, fat bike frame, some fat carbon wheels.
Tough fat bike wheels with full carbon, tubeless compatible rims, laced to our favoured Chosen hubs with 32 (both front and rear) quality CN494 spokes.
These wheels can easily be made either thru axle or quick release.
Weight is good at around 2250g (80mm width).
These wheels are perfect for performance fat biking out on the trails.
About Handsling Wheels
Do you know who made your wheels? I don't mean which company; I mean which person? Handsling wheels are built by hand in the UK by master wheelbuilder, Ian Lynch, who is the most obsessive person we know. Everything has to be just right, perfect actually, otherwise he will not accept it. It is all about the details with Ian.
Wheelbuilding used to be thought of as some sort of dark art but Ian works another way. He doesnt rely on feel to build a wheel. He uses science and fact. Everything is planned in advance, calculated in minute detail and then built up using only the best precision tooling.
For example, unable to find anything suitable on the market, he went as far as to develop his own software in order to help him build better wheels. It helps calculate spoke lengths and record tensions for different combinations of various rims and hubs. It even calculates the weight of various combinations so we can give you an idea of that special wheelset's final wheel weight.
He uses this software to record the tension of every spoke in every wheel he builds so he can provide better service to clients in the future. Think about that: every rim we produce has a unique serial number embedded into the carbon so with a Handsling wheel we can tell you the exact tension of every spoke in your exact wheel and can provide a certificate of proof with your wheel.
Our rims are built by a specialist rim manufacturer in China. They do not build frames, just rims. We chose to work with them as they are the best at what they do and their rim quality is second to none. They only use Toray carbon when making Handsling rims and they are one of the few OEM manufacturers to have UCI approved rims of their own.
As with our frames, Handsling rims are built alongside rims for some of the biggest wheel brands in the world.
We only use Sapim cx-ray spokes in our wheels. Strong, light and aero, they are the best in the business. Period.
They stretch a lot and so can be tensioned perfectly to build an energy efficient, fast wheel.
Our hubs are made in Taiwan by one of the largest hub manufacturers in the business.. The rear hub features 6 pawls instead of the usual 4 resulting in more immediate pick up. They are lighter than anything else we could find on the market and they are very easy to service.
The Handsling hubs are black and have the round HANDSLING headtube logo laser etched in white onto every hub. They look super cool.
We can upgrade your hubs to ceramic bearings using our excellent HSC Ceramic bearings for a small extra cost. Please enquire when ordering.
New 30mm series wheels
We are in the process of developing a new range of hookless tubeless rims with a 30mm width. Currently we only have a 40mm rim ready but we plan to add 50mm and 60mm deep rims to the range. We may also add tubulars to this range as well.
Finished in 3k carbon with gloss embossed HANDSLING logos they are of striking appearance. They make any bike look amazing.
Whereas an inner tube applies pressure upwards, trying to lift the tyre off the rim, tubeless tyres exert sideways forces against the rim sidewall. This negates the need for a hook to secure the tyre and therefore our hookless rims can be made lighter than its possible with hooked clincher rims.
The wide Handsling 30mm rims are very aero when paired with a 28mm tyre, handling the wind really well no matter the wind direction. They also work extremely well aerodynamically behind a seattube once clamped in a frame.
These wheels are designed for the wide 28mm road race tyre that have been shown to offer the lowest rolling resistance of all tyres. They are also great with cyclocross tyres of 32mm and gravel tyres of various widths.
They allow you to run lower pressures improving ride comfort massively. Rider comfort has long been overlooked in road racing. Added comfort allows you to finish your race or ride in much fresher condition allowing you to nail that sprint or final climb and recover better for the next ride.
They also offer improved cornering performance.
Expect wheels of around 1350g.
28mm series wheels
Our 28mm rims are available in tubeless ready clincher and tubular formats.
They are available in 40mm, 50mm and 60mm depths. We recommemd wheels with paired 40mm front and 40mm rear, or 40mm front and 50mm rear, or 50mm front and 60mm rear.
Finished in matte UD carbon, they look the business.
Ideally they are designed to be used with 23 to 25mm clincher/tubeless tyres or 22mm to 32mm tubulars (including cyclocross tubs). They have a very aero profile that is 28mm at its widest point.
Wide rims offer improved cornering by supporting the tyre under lateral forces.