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Boyd sheds grams with new Altamonte Lite tubeless ready disc road bike wheelset

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boyd cycling altamonte lite disc brake tubeless ready road bike wheelset

Boyd’s new Disc Altamonte and Altamonte Lite wheelsets both get a disc specific rim with a slanted bead channel to help the tire stay locked into the bead socket, even under really low pressure. The key difference in the two is the depth, with the Lite coming in at 25mm deep and the regular version at a more aero 30mm. Both are 24mm wide (19.8mm internal).

The tubeless ready design just needs tape to cover the spoke holes and gets a welded seam construction. Pics and weights below…

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Weight is 440g for the Lite rim, wheelset weight is TBD. Regular Altamonte Disc rims come in at a claimed 490g.

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boyd cycling altamonte lite disc brake tubeless ready road bike wheelset

Both get Center Lock hubs with swappable end caps for all axle standards. Price is $750 for the set.

BoydCycling.com

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Frank
Frank
6 years ago

what’s the weight of the whole wheelset?

Tupac
Tupac
6 years ago

Frank… Read the article buddy. TBD…

Allan
Allan
6 years ago

440 is getting down there. I have a set of Pacenti rims that are 430g, and they are super light, but the thickness of the clincher/braking surface is very thin. and the hooked part of the rim is almost nothing. The wheels as built are great, but I’m very careful when seating a tire. I’d be curious to see if these rims are more substantial and where the weight savings came from.

Kernel Flickitov
Kernel Flickitov
6 years ago
Reply to  Allan

Hooks on tubeless rims is entirely unnecessary. It’s only there to appease people who are still too nervous about running hookless at road pressures. Not even necessary for ghetto tubeless set ups because tire beads these days just don’t stretch like they used to. I’ve run 110psi on hookless rims with proper tubeless tires and normal ones, even with tubes. Going on 3 years of this program and never a single problem. But old habits die hard, especially in this industry.

Velociraptor
Velociraptor
6 years ago

The new disc-specific version has a different bead channel than the 2016 rim brake version???

> Boyd’s new Disc Altamonte and Altamonte Lite wheelsets both get a disc specific rim

They also get an extra ‘e’!

postophetero
postophetero
6 years ago
Reply to  Velociraptor

Haha, sometimes the ‘e’ is silent and other times the ‘e’ is invisible.

MaraudingWalrus
6 years ago

Glad to see the disc specific ones out there.

I did a wheelbuild maybe a month ago using the rim brake Altamont. Nice hoops to build with. Would definitely use again.

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