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P1 Singularis is Tom Pidcock’s Race Wheel, Now Available to You

tom pidcock racing a mountain bike on P1 Singularis M30 wheels
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P1 Race Tech is a new offshoot of road-and-gravel wheel brand Princeton Carbon, and they’re coming out of the gate swinging. Their first model, the Singularis M30, has been raced by Tom Pidcock and Pauline Ferrand-Prévot to multiple gold medal finishes.

They’ll also offer a M26, and both wheels use a variable depth rim, with internal widths of 26mm and 30mm as the model names imply.

P1 Singularis M30 carbon mountain bike wheel

The variable depth rim allows P1 to improve the bracing angles for the spokes to create a stronger wheel via Radially Stagged Lacing. The M30 rims alternate between 32mm and 36mm deep, and the M26 between 24mm and 28mm.

rim closeup of P1 Singularis M30 carbon mountain bike wheel

The rims are only available in 29er, and they’re light, too. The M30 comes in at 418g (30mm internal, 36mm external width), and the M26 is 376g (26mm internal, 32mm external). They’re only drilled for spokes on the surface, too, leaving the rim bed intact so you don’t need rim tape to set up tubeless tires. That saves a few grams, but also keeps it laterally stiffer.

rim closeup of P1 Singularis M30 carbon mountain bike wheel

The lightest build is with their NonPlus hubs, coming in at 1,276g (M26) and 1,360g (M30). Or choose Industry Nine Hydra hubs (1,446g and 1,530g, respectively). All of them are available with standard, Boost, and Superboost hub spacing, and 6-bolt or CenterLock brake mounts. All use Sapim CX-Ray spokes.

P1RaceTech.com

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Erik
Erik
7 months ago

How do they lace the wheels if it’s only drilled on the face side? I wonder if they bond a carbon strip to make the inner rim bed after the spokes are tensioned and wheel trued?

Greg
Greg
7 months ago
Reply to  Erik

They feed the nipples through the valve hole with a small threaded steel insert attached. They are guided with a magnet. It’s the same as how Campy and Fulcrum do it, among others. It sounds like a hassle, but it’s not too bad once you get into the swing of things.

Mr Dk
Mr Dk
7 months ago
Reply to  Greg

And you save the hassle of the rim strip. I would say not a bad trade off.

jspier
jspier
7 months ago

These weights are ~100g per rim heavier than what PFP previously raced on. That suggests to me that she’s not likely racing the final production rims.

Garrett
Garrett
7 months ago
Reply to  jspier

Dukes are GREAT.

Xcogeek
Xcogeek
7 months ago

Big fail. Many race wheels are better than these already.

Tom
Tom
7 months ago
Reply to  Xcogeek

Which wheels would you recommend and why? What are the top factors you consider when selecting race wheels? Do you have a favorite wheelset? I’d like to learn how to compare race wheels and determine optimum performance.

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