If you haven't heard about our business yet, we're a race wheel rental company thats deep into CX. While we are gearing up for the CX season with a quiver of carbon tubulars for you guys and girls to rent or buy, we have been getting a lot of questions about shallow box rims, too. We already sold out of the used inventory, but there still a few ways to get new tubulars for $500. We've been building our own box rims, the Echappe Classics, for a year and they are a pretty awesome wheel.
The specs are this:
Tubular Rim: Velocity Escape
Clincher Rim: DT Swiss 1.1
Hubs: American Classic Micro 58 and 205 rear
Spokes: DT Swiss Black Champion Double Butted, 2.0-1.8
Lacing Pattern: 2x front and rear
Weight: 1150 grams
Tires: Road: Continental Sprinters
Cyclocross: Tufo Flexus 32 or Challenge Grifo 32
At Echappe we wanted to create a light weight, but durable box rim wheel. For criteriums, its hard to find a wheel that can take a few New England industrial park potholes while also being able to climb and decend the Green Mountain Stage Race. These wheels deliver it all, with an alloy braking surface and 2x lacing, they are versatile for all conditions.
If you need a climbing wheel, here you go. Criteriums? Right here. And in the winter, you need a lightweight cyclocross wheel, this is it.
Test it out and be happy.
For another $120 you can be riding ceramic bearings- so for $620 you can be racing 1150 gram ceramic bearing wheels that are your own! Or you can rent them for $50. Either way its a great deal and something that a lot of you have been hinting at recently.
if you have any questions, let us know. We can also try to build something for you thats more specific to your needs if you'd like.