A new management team has joined founder Kirk Pacenti to help the company grow, and their product line is leading the way. This week, they relaunched the website to showcase all-new carbon fiber rims, complete wheels, skewers, tubeless rim tape and other bits. They’re also teasing a revamped PDent handlebar system for getting the shortest possible cockpit.
The designed-in-USA Pacenti Carbon rims come in three heights and are tubeless ready, with both clincher and tubular versions. They use a “newly developed” high temperature resin that they’ve had independently tested to withstand 800ºC. So, if you’re still running rim brakes, they should hold up to the worst brake-dragging descents you can find. If you’ve moved on to disc brakes, there are disc-specific models with a hookless sidewall design that gives you a bit more room internally…and they’re lighter. Here’s the options:
|30mm F Rim||30mm||26.6mm||20mm||420g +/- 15g||20H||$337.50|
|30mm R Rim||30mm||26.6mm||20mm||420g +/- 15g||24H||$337.50|
|50mm F Rim||50mm||26.6mm||20mm||480g +/- 15g||20H||$375.00|
|50mm R Rim||50mm||26.6mm||20mm||480g +/- 15g||24H||$375.00|
|45mm F Tub||45mm||25mm||20mm||438g +/- 15g||20H||$337.50|
|45mm R Tub||45mm||25mm||20mm||438g +/- 15g||24H||$337.50|
|30mm 24 Disc||30mm||26.6mm||21.2mm||365g +/- 15g||24H||$285.00|
|30mm 28 Disc||30mm||26.6mm||21.2mm||365g +/- 15g||28H||$285.00|
|50mm 24 Disc||50mm||26.6mm||21.2mm||425g +/- 15g||24H||$315.00|
|45mm Disc Tub||45mm||25mm||21.2mm||416g +/- 15g||28H||$337.50|
Note: These prices are “sale” prices that may end. Regular pricing is claimed at $380 to $500 per rim.
The disc brake rims have a more defined tubeless channel and eliminate the bead hook, are significantly lighter, yet claim to handle whatever max pressure your road bike tires have printed on their sidewall.
Those carbon rims can be purchased as complete wheels, too, with prices ranging from $825 for the tubulars ($1,100 regular price) to $1,050 for the 50mm disc brake set ($1,399 off sale). The 30D (shown) should prove to be one of the more versatile offerings, having a good mid-depth shape that’s light enough for climbing but, they say, strong enough for cyclocross and gravel shenanigans, too. Claimed weight for the wheelset is 1,470g +/-15g with 24/24 spokes and Sapim CXRay spokes up front and D-Light spokes rear. Sold with Shimano 11-speed freehub bodies, but a Campagnolo one’s available separately.
The alloy wheels, shown at top of post, will be built on the Brevet and Forza rims that debuted in 2016.
Other new accessories include these stainless steel QR skewers, which come in black or silver and retail for $29.99.
As for the PDent bars, which allow for a 25mm or shorter stem thanks to an indent on the handlebar, here’s all we could get out of them: “Pdent bars have been updated and the patent is now awarded although there will be a more in depth release for them soon.” In the meantime, check our original coverage to see how it works.