CCC 650b Alloy Gravel Rear Wheel

2020CCC65028HR

Regular price $400.00 Save $-400.00
CCC 650b Alloy Gravel Rear Wheel
CCC 650b Alloy Gravel Rear Wheel
CCC 650b Alloy Gravel Rear Wheel
CCC 650b Alloy Gravel Rear Wheel
CCC 650b Alloy Gravel Rear Wheel
A typical CCC road found on an exploration ride
CCC 650b Alloy Gravel Rear Wheel
When roads are unmaintained, you make due.
Do your rides often look like this? Then you need the CCC
CCC 650b Alloy Gravel Rear Wheel

IMPORTANT - Minimum tire size 30mm. Max 70PSI.
This is not the wheelset to use with both 25mm road tires and also gravel tires. The Altamont Lite is perfect for that. The CCC is a gravel optimized wheelset, for when you want to have the best possible configuration for those larger tires.

If you're going to ride the gravel roads, we think you should know where they came from.

The CCC is a gravel-specific wheelset built to take you far off the beaten path. The new light weight, durable alloy wheelset complements Boyd’s current carbon Pinnacle 700c and Jocassee 650b offering and promises adventure at an affordable $700 price point.

The CCC, a name engrained in history as the wooded roads it represents, borrows its moniker from the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). The CCC was a voluntary public unemployment program designed to provide jobs for young men and to help families who faced challenges finding jobs during the Great Depression. In the mountains of South Carolina there are remnants of “Old CCC” roads deep in the woods that have become favorite exploration destinations for Boyd Johnson, founder of Boyd Cycling.

The 6069 series alloy rim weighs in at 415 grams in a 700c size and 395 grams in the 650b. Built with the highly rated Quest Disc Brake hubs, the complete wheelset nets a scant 1515 grams for 700c set and 1475 grams for the 650b. Spoke count options are 24f/28r and 28f/32r built using Pillar Wing 20 spokes and external brass nipples.

“Going way off the beaten path and onto roadbeds that haven’t been active for decades is some of the most fun I’ve had on a bike,” said Johnson. “I’ve come across old moonshine distilleries and people on 4-wheelers, but never any traffic. Going that remote means the durability of the equipment is a must.”

With that in mind the CCC is a wheelset that can handle rugged off-road terrain, while still performing on pavement sections.  The alloy gravel-specific rim is 25mm internal and has a 2.8mm offset. It features smaller .7mm hooks (compared to most standard 1.1mm hooks) with increased thickness on the hook walls (1.35mm) for better impact protection while running lower pressures.

 

Gravel seems to be all that everyone is talking about. Gravel rides and races are exploding in popularity. However, most people have a gravel bike as their second or third bike. Outfitting that bike with carbon wheels is not for everybody, and having a price-attractive, high performing alloy wheelset is a much needed product.

If your rides ends covered in mud and dirt, and a giant smile on your face, the CCC is your perfect compliment to ride into the heart of adventure. 

 

Spoke Count

Front Wheel: 
          • 24 spoke front (weight limit 240 pounds)
          • 28 spoke front (recommended for riders 225 pounds and up)
Rear Wheel:
          • 28 spoke rear (weight limit 240 pounds)
          • 32 spoke rear (recommended for riders 225 pounds and up)

Rim Type

Tubeless Ready Gravel Specific Alloy Clincher

Wheel Size

700c and 650b

Assembly

Handbuilt

Lacing Pattern

2X both sides front
2X both sides rear - 28 Hole
3X both sides rear - 32 Hole

Brake Type

Disc Brake

Hubs Quest Disc Brake Hubs
Spokes Pillar Wing 20
Nipples Pillar DSN double square brass nipple
Wheel Weights

675g front (650b)
810g rear (650b)

External Width

29mm

Internal Width

25mm

Rim Depth

23mm

What's Included

• Tubeless Rim Tape Installed
• Tubeless Valves Installed (if ordered)
• Quick Release Skewers (if QR end caps ordered)