I purchased a few sets of Speedsafe carbon wheels and two pair of rims in October 2018. I’ll be updating this blog post with as-received conditions, observations, as well as some ride feedback once springtime ’19 hits the Midwest.
The 27.5’er non-boost wheelset shown to the left has, no tape, no stem. Both wheels shown, stacked, weighs 1296 grams. The rear wheel weight alone was 721 grams (not shown), so the front wheel wheel weight is 575 grams. Overall a very light weight wheelset.
Borealis Carbondale V2.0 wheelset. These are the second pair of wheels I’ve owned, and I love them. They’re tough, easy as hell to configure tubeless, and a decent weight. The rear rim with the SRAM XX1 XG-1199 10-42 11-Speed Cassette and inferior quality tubeless presta stem tipped the scale at 1694 grams. Assuming the XG-1199 cassette weighs in at the published 268 grams, leaves the wheel set with rotor at 1,426 grams (3.14 lbs). A very respectable weight for an 85mm rim. The front wheel wighed 1329 g, and the Schwable Jumbo Jim Evo Addix Fatbike Folding 26×4.80″ SnakeSkin TL-Easy SpeedGrip stripes blue pulled 1321g on the gravimeter vs the published 1290g
Shimano Ultegra Di2 2×11-speed Front Derailleur FD-R8050 Braze On
Handlebar Junction A:
Junction Box A, mounted under the stem, to Junction Box B, inside the frame. Or Internal E-Tube Di2 Internal Junction-A – EW-RS910
Lower Junction B:
Junction Box B, The lower, or “B” junction, comes in two forms — an external (SM-JC40) and an internal version (SM-JC41). The external version is fastened underneath the bottom bracket. The internal version is generally tucked inside either the seat tube or down tube through the bottom bracket shell.
Had a good time volunteering for CRAMBA on Sunday 11/4/18 from 10am to 4:15pm, building a new bridge to provide access from the paved trail system to the new CK loop #3. CK stands for Clinton-Kalamazoo. As you may know, the Kalamazoo canal system was installed in the 1800’s as a way to transport goods. The canal system was never used and was abandoned once the railroads took over. The canal is still visible from Yates cider mill down to the dodge park area.
I was quite whipped out afterwards, and spent the evening relaxing watching netflix in the comfort of my living room with the fireplace running. Overall it was a great day, no rain, and in the company of people with common interests. The older guys were the best. Dan, Joe. They gave me inspiration on what it’s like to be a 70 year old Billy Bicycle. Giving back to to the bicycling community.