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Pacenti offers (extremely) limited edition carbon P30 wheels w/ dynamo hub

Pacenti P30 carbon road bike wheels with disc brake dynamo hub
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Originally built for Pacenti company director Duncan Lloyd, after a successful Japan Oddysey and Trans Am Bike Race in 2017, he wanted something new for his 2018 adventures. It had to be light, but offer the bonus of being able to power his lights and charge his tech. The answer? A set of Pacenti P30 carbon rims laced to a Shutter Precision (SP) front dynamo hub, and they’re making 15 sets for the rest of us…

Pacenti P30 carbon road bike wheels with disc brake dynamo hub

The wheelset is being offered for pre-order for $1,499 with delivery expected in March 2018. Weight is claimed at 1,550g for the pair, and they’re laced 28-hole front and rear using their molded carbon, tubeless ready, hookless carbon rims.

Pacenti P30 carbon road bike wheels with disc brake dynamo hub

Out back is their standard rear hub with Shimano 11-speed freehub body and Centerlock rotor mount. They’ll ship with standard QR ends, but you can add thru axle hub caps to your order as needed. Order quick if you want them, once they’re gone, they’re gone…maybe. Kirk Pacenti told us it’s not just Duncan that’s into the long distance cycling. He’s getting more into it himself, too, and this is a category they’re looking to grow.

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Champs
Champs
6 years ago

If it is a regular gimmick at NAHBS, then it’s the first time that it has ever seemed like a good idea to build a bike around a single component.

Bill
Bill
6 years ago

I like the idea of this in principal, for 24 hour races, but I don’t think it’s going to put out enough amperage to power more than a “visibility” type light – not something suitable for trail riding.

lop
lop
6 years ago
Reply to  Bill

This is not remotely the case. Modern dynamo hubs and lights put out more than enough light to illuminate the trail (though a helmet-mounted like is always a nice addition), and certainly a lot more than any “be seen” lights, both in by metrics like lumens as well as light spread.

Anyway, this is targeted primarily at long-distance riders like randonneurs, not mountain bikers looking for help with 24 hours races.

Jörg Löhken
Jörg Löhken
6 years ago
Reply to  Bill

My Shimano Nexus (don’t remember the precise model, now I have changed to a velogical) hub used to output enough power to keep my cell phones (Sony Xperia Z1, 3 and 5 compact) charged up to 100%. I guess that should be sufficient for any reasonably efficient light as well.

Chris White
6 years ago
Reply to  Bill

Bill, please don’t make comments on things you know nothing about! Modern LED dynamo-powered lights can be extremely powerful and are all the light that you need except in the most extreme circumstances (in which case, a small helmet-mounted light can be added as backup). Of course, the cheaper dynamo-powered lights are not as good as the top-end models, just like with batter-powered models. I do a lot of night riding, most of the time using only dynamo-powered lighting.

i
i
6 years ago
Reply to  Bill

Bill, that’s not even close to true, but hey this is America – the fact that you know nothing shouldn’t stop you from having an opinion and telling everyone.

typevertigo
typevertigo
6 years ago
Reply to  Bill

ONLY visibility-type lights? The Exposure Revo dynamo-powered front light is 800 lumens strong.

Kernel Flickitov
Kernel Flickitov
6 years ago

Interesting that the man solely responsible for re-popularizing 27.5″ in the mtb world is so heavily invested in road wheels. But since we’re here; Kirk, why no offset drilling for the new carbon rims like with the aluminum Forza?

e.fix
e.fix
6 years ago

This looks amazing. The newer 9-series SP dynamos are their lightest light, generate sufficient power and the disc version is centerlock only.

VeloKitty
VeloKitty
6 years ago

I still have a bad taste in my mouth from my Pacenti SL23’s.

Kernel Flickitov
Kernel Flickitov
6 years ago

Ah, the Perennial Pacenti troll, over and over again. FYI there isn’t a bicycle wheel company on earth that doesn’t have problems. If you’ve been paying attention, apparently you haven’t, those days of the SL’s bursting holes are long gone. I’m sure 5 years from now you’ll still be on every Pacenti post with your “bad taste”. Need some gum or a frickin’ mint?

VeloKitty
VeloKitty
6 years ago

I’ll take a mint, please. The SL23 were hyped by reviewers. But in actuality, they were the most god-awful-to-fit-a-tire-on-ever rims in existence. Plus they cracked. Even the version 2’s are super hard to mount tires on. Do you want to buy them off me? I don’t know about their newer model, the Forza, or whatever it is called.

Kernel Flickitov
Kernel Flickitov
6 years ago
Reply to  VeloKitty

Of the 500 or so wheel sets I build per year many of the aluminum builds have been Pacenti and I had exactly two warranties from that bad batch of SL’s. Your sample group is… 1? That’s a knee slapper, really! So is your tire mounting claim. Never had any ill fitting tires on any of my personal sets, nor did I ever hear any customers complain about that. That is either made up, or you’re blaming the rim when it’s actually the tire, or it’s simply user error. Schwalbe maybe? So yes, Forza. New design and new manufacturer making them. You may want to get up to speed before flaming the comment section with an old grudge that isn’t relevant anymore.

Morgan
Morgan
6 years ago

I have v2 SL23s that I’m running tubeless and I’ve had no trouble mounting tires, both standard clinchers and tubeless tires (currently Schwalbe Pro One 25mm) by hand.

VeloKitty
VeloKitty
6 years ago

> Never had any ill fitting tires on any of my personal sets,
> nor did I ever hear any customers complain about that.

I can surmise from your statement that you have close to zero customers then. The problem is widely known. Search on youtube for “Pacenti SL23 rims long term review”

Kernel Flickitov
Kernel Flickitov
6 years ago
Reply to  VeloKitty

Huh-huh, right. Waste of time. Tire mounting was never an issue on my end, and all the other problems from that one run have been gone since the revision 2 years ago. You hold a lame grudge and have a propensity to drop big stinky flame bait on these pages, that’s about all there is too it. I’ll put my 30 years in wheels up against any BR troll referencing dumb amateur youtube vids every. single. day!

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