Our 28mm width rims are full carbon disc brake wheels that deliver the highest performance. Available for tubular tyres for team road racers and cyclcross riders, or tubeless ready clincher tyres for amateur road racers, cross riders and anyone else who doesn't need to wait for a team car.
Finished in matte UD carbon, they look the business. They are light, very aero and fast. Cornering speed is fantastic as the wide rims offer improved cornering grip by supporting the tyre under lateral forces.
These wheels were developed for our team riders who have successfully used these wheels in road races, cyclocross, crits, time-trials, in training, on gravel rides and sportives.
Ideally they are designed to be used with clincher/tubeless tyres over 23mm wide tyres or tubulars of over 22mm width (including 32mm cyclocross tubs). They have a very aero profile that is 28mm at its widest point.
These wheels are very easy to live with on an everyday basis and are adaptable for most conditions.
All wheels are built in the UK by a professional, experienced master wheelbuilder to the closest of tolerances.
They are available in 40mm (true depth approx 38mm), 50mm and 60mm depths (true depth approx 56mm).
We can build wheels to your spec but recommend the following pairings as standard:
28mm wide series:
40mm front, 40mm rear
40mm front, 50mm rear
50mm front, 60mm rear
Expect wheels to weigh around1500g-1650g for clincher and1250-1350g for tubular. For example, a set of 40mm deep wheels weigh in at approximately 1250g in tubular form or 1450g as clinchers (+/-10g).
improved aero performance
create a better tyre profile
enhanced cornering grip and speed
Very wide aerodynamic rims, 28mm at widest point
New U-shaped aero profile that works really well no matter which direction the wind is coming from
40mm = 450g
50mm = 490g
60mm = 515g
40mm = 345g
50mm = 355g
60mm = 365g
We recommend the Handsling hubs which are 6 pawl providing quick engagement and use an anti-bite system for longevity. You can, however, choose from a range of hubs from DT Swiss and Miche, with others available on request.
Spokes are top of the range, aeroSapimcx-ray spokes
Note if we do not have what you want in stock, then wheels will have to be made to order so please allow between 2 to 4 weeks for delivery.
All Handsling wheels are guaranteed for 1 year against manufacturing defects.
About Handsling Wheels
Do you know who made your wheels? Notwhich company butwhich 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 doesn't 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 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 we can tell you the exact tension of every spoke in your particularwheel and can provide a certificate of proof with eachwheel.
Our rims are built by a specialist rim manufacturer. 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 right 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 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 super cool, black and have the round HANDSLING headtube logo laser etched in white onto every hub.
We can upgrade your hubs to ceramic bearings using our excellent HSC Ceramic bearings for a small extra cost. Please enquire when ordering.