Buy these if... You're committed to tubeless tyres and want to benefit from a weight saving
- Hookless design for tubeless tyres only (check tyres for compatibility)
- Not compatible with an inner tube
- Weight saving over hooked rims results in faster acceleration and more responsive feeling
- Optimised to work with 28mm tyres and wider
- Road use only (see Hookless Tubeless CX/Gravel wheels for off-road)
About Handsling Hookless Tubeless Wheels
The 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