what is it?
The Altamont is the wheelset that propelled Boyd Cycling to a major wheel company. Way ahead of it's time when it was released the Altamont received great reviews for the build quality, rim design, and durability. Fast forward to 2023, it's hard to find a good rim brake wheelset anymore. However, we know there is still a demand and still a need to high the highest possible quality alloy wheelset.
We get the email all the time, "I love my rim brake bike. I don't want to move to a different bike, but I want my current wheels to be nicer." Well, we hear you and thanks to the flexibility that in house manufacturing brings, we can produce this model when everyone else has decided to abandon this segment.
Altamont Alloy Rim Brake
Lightweight + Bombproof
The Altamont was years in the making. During the development process, Boyd Cycling brought in customized machinery to produce all alloy rims in house. The Altamont is the result of doing this ourselves when outsourcing was no longer an option.
why do i need it?
You have a nice rim brake bike, and you love riding it. There are lots of riders out there who don't want to move away from the reliability and simplicity of a great rim brake set up. However, parts are getting harder to find. That is where we are here to help!
Transform your ride with a better handling, lighter, more aero option that has no hesitation when it’s time to jump on the pedals. Keep your speed going on those hard efforts with a proper aero profile.
Multiple spoke counts ensure no matter your riding style or weight, there’s a wheel to suit your needs.
Your wheels deserve the human touch. Our wheelbuilders put the same care into every wheelset that they would their own. Whether you are just riding for fun or winning a national championship, you deserve the confidence in knowing your wheels are built right.