Wide hookless tubeless wheels for Cyclocross, Gravel or Road Cycling.
Are you ready to join the hookless revolution?
Cars use hookless wheels, motorbikes use hookless wheels, mountain bikes use hookless wheels, and hookless is gaining momentum in cyclocross and gravel riding. Only road cycling is late to the party but things are changing - road racing pros are starting to embrace tubeless tyres and, when tubeless becomes the norm, it won't be long before riders realise that the hook is superfluous and we are all on hookless tubeless rims.
If you have decided that tubeless tyres are the way forward, and want to get the maximum performance benefits by using hookless rims, instead of compromising their performance on tubeless ready clincher rims, then these wheels are a great place to start.
Handsling hookless, tubeless rims are 30mm and 40mm deep. The extra wide carbon rims are very tough and yet very lightweight.
The rim profile is designed to be aero then combined with wide, tubeless road tyres. We recommend 28mm or larger but some 25mm tyres do fit. These rims are also ideal for tubeless cyclocross and gravel tyres.
The rims can handle high pressures up to 120psi but we recommend you experiment and try running your road tyres at 70 to 100psi depending upon your weight and see what you think. The extra comfort is a revelation.
For cyclocross we have run these wheels in races as low as 18psi with no burping.
Finished in 3k carbon with gloss embossed HANDSLING logos they are of striking appearance and make any bike look amazing.
Hookless rims can be made lighter than is possible with hooked clincher 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.
Expect wheels of between 1350g to 1450g. For example, fully built with DT Swiss 240 hubs they weigh in at 648g front and 735g rear, or 1383g for the pair.
The wide Handsling 30mm rims are very aero when paired with a 28mm tyre, handling the wind really well no matter the wind direction, and work extremely well aerodynamically behind a seattube once clamped in a frame.
Low rolling resistance
These wheels are designed for the wider tubeless road race tyre that have been shown to offer the lowest rolling resistance of all tyres. Handsling wheels are also race proven with tubeless cyclocross tyres of 32mm and even wider gravel tyres of up to 45c.
Hookless tubeless technology allows you to run lower pressures, improving ride comfort massively, a factor long overlooked in road racing. Added comfort allows you to finish your race in much fresher condition meaning you can nail that sprint or final climb and recover better for the next event.
With wider tyres 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
Hookless for use with the latest tubeless tyres
without a braking surface
ideal for supporting wider tyres in cyclocross and gravel riding, and the new road tubeless tyres that promise lower rolling resistance
Made up into wheels in the UK by master wheelbuilder, Ian lynch, for Handsling using the superb Sapim cx-ray spokes to lace the rims to the disc hubs of your choice.
Choose from a variety of hub options.
Please state if you want 12mm thru axles, or 15mm front / 12mm rear, or QR.
About Handsling Wheels
Do you know who made your wheels? Not which company but 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 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 particular wheel and can provide a certificate of proof with each wheel.
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.