28mm Carbon Clincher Front Wheel

28mm Carbon Clincher Front Wheel


When the road tilts up, every gram counts. Wide profile, tubeless ready, textured brake track for confident descents.

SKU: 201628cf

Warranty: 2 Years

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28mm – When the road tilts up and every gram counts.

Oh just lighten up! When the tarmac points to the sky, arm yourself with the ultimate weapon – Boyd 28mm carbons. We also know that which goes up, must come down so we made sure these svelte wheels still had the width for wider tires and strength for all out descents. When every gram counts, count on these.

Additional information

Front Spoke Count

85 Road Hub (20 hole), 85 Road Hub (24 hole)

Rim Type

Wheel Size



Lacing Pattern


Brake Type

Product Weight


External Width


Internal Width


Rim Depth


What's Included

Onyx Carbon Brake Pads, Quick Release Skewers (selected axle configuration), Rim Strips


The 28mm carbon clincher rim is an ultra light, but still strong rim that can be used for special occasions. Wait, that's not fun. You want to be able to use this as an everyday wheelset! It's light, it's snappy, it handles well, and yes. . .this wheelset can be used as an everyday set, not just for those special occasions. Oh just lighten up! When the road points upward, arm yourself with these ultra-light climbers. Designed with a very strong 25mm wide, rounded rim profile this wheelset is equally as comfortable battling in the cyclocross fields and in the mountains. When every gram counts, count on these! Rim depth - 28mm Rim width - 25mm Inner width - 18mm Rim weight - 390 grams


We have been working on our new tubeless rim bed profile for years, delivering a rim that can safely run tubeless tires as well as well as normal tube and tire. To read more about the Boyd tubeless difference, click here.Adding the Tubeless Kit: The tubeless kit above will include our new (blue) tubeless tape and tubeless valves pre-installed on the wheels! We will install two layers of the tubeless tape in the exact width you need for your wheels. We will also include and install two of our tubeless valves in the exact length needed for your wheels. Take the guess work out of converting to tubeless and let us do it for you. Note: you will still need a tubeless specific tire and sealant to run the wheels as a tubeless system.


Braking is not that important. . . until it is! One of the things people have fear in regards to carbon is the braking performance, especially in wet conditions. Carbon braking performance has always lagged behind aluminum in terms of pure stopping power. With the new brake track on these rims, featuring a slight textured surface, braking is better than ever. Feel confident that no matter what speed, terrain, or weather condition when you need to come to a stop you will.


The resins on the new carbon wheels can take the mountains! Countless hours of testing and resin formulas have gone into making a rim that can be ridden in any terrain. . .with any carbon specific brake pad. Don't worry anymore about if you have the right brake pads for the wheels. Wheels have been testing in a lab environment on a dyno machine, and personally in the mountains of South Carolina on hot summer days. The real world testing of the resin capabilities comes in the form of slow speed descending on Greenville's Paris Mountain. On a 35C degree day, we are going to the very top of Paris Mountain and riding just the front brake the entire way down the mountain. It ends up taking about 7.5 minutes to get to the bottom, all while dragging the front brake. It's the true test of braking way beyond what anybody would do while riding. . . .and we do it again, and again.


In part of making a complete wheel system, we wanted to have the highest quality hubs come standard on the wheels. We have a CNC factory produce the hubs for us to our specification to ensure you will have the stiffest, most stable, and best engaging hubs on the market. Hubs can be one of the best ways to increase the stiffness of the wheels. If you think of a wheel as a triangle instead of a circle, the spokes have a base at the hub and come to a point at the rim. By increasing the base of this triangle you are making for a sturdier object, which translates directly to a stiffer wheel. Our hubs have some of the widest flange spacing on the market, which combined with the strength of the rims, help to make for an incredibly well responding and stiff wheelset. Hub stability is something that is often overlooked, but is felt immediately when standing (such as when sprinting or climbing). To accomplish higher stability the bearings were also moved out as far as possible on the axle. Many hubs have a long end cap on the non-drive side with the bearing quite far from the edge of the hub. By supporting the non-drive side bearing and moving it out to the edge of the axle, the wheel stability is greatly increased.


We feature Sapim CX Ray spokes and Sapim brass nipples on all carbon builds. Spokes are laced radially on the front and double crossed on both sides of the rear wheel for a stronger build and much better transfer of torque. All spokes and nipples are black.


We offer two spoke counts on all of our wheel sets. This is because not everybody has the same demands in a wheel set and to say that one wheel build will work for everybody just isn’t true. A 120 pound female triathlete is going to have much different demands in a wheel compared to a 200 pound masters crit racer who wants to use the wheels for everyday training and racing. So we offer the builds in options that will maximize both durability and performance. Going with the higher spoke count only adds about 40 grams to the weight of the wheels (less than half the weight of an empty water bottle), but will make for stronger, stiffer, and more durable wheels. If you are a larger, more powerful rider, and planning on using the wheels for years to come, you will want that added durability.


Free Skewers included Free Rim Strips included Free Onyx Carbon Brake Pads included*Weight limit - 220 pounds 20/24 - 250 pounds 24/28 *Spoke count recommendation - under 180 pounds 20/24 - 180 pounds and over 24/28 *You do not need valve extenders if you are using an inner tube with a 60mm or longer valve.


  1. 28mm clincher front and rear wheels

    The 28mm wheels are my first experience with a very light tubeless wheel and tire. I am overwhelm how happy I am with the performance and ride comfort of these wheels. I live in the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts where there are no extended flat roads. The Boyd 28mm Clincher wheels are an experience that have made a huge difference in my riding performance and confidence on the road. I am 67 years old, weight 156 pounds and put in over 3000 miles a year. I have been riding for about 35 years. My previous wheels were Shimano C24 clinchers.

    Performance: I felt the light weight within 50 feet of rolling on the road the first time. The 28mm Clincher makes my bike roll faster. My bike whizzes uphill. Here is the exciting part: As fast as they are for climbing, these wheels are amazing going on a descent. At 45 – 48 mph, the bike rolls like a Cadillac at those speeds. Between the smooth, stiff wheels and the ability to run 700×25 tubeless tires at 80-85 psi, these wheels have far exceeded my expectations. I am crushing my Strava PRs.

    Service: I did a have to call Boyd Cycle a few times. Someone at Boyd answers the phone immediately to take my call. Their service has been 5 stars out of 5. When I have emailed them about any questions or concerns, they answer me within hours.

    Durability: Berkshire roads. The wheels have been stood up to the very rough roads in the mountains of Western MA. The tires are showing only minimal wear. I have about 2600 miles on my Boyd wheels and Schwalbee Pro One tires. I ride three to four days a week and these are the only wheels I use.

    Weight: 1311 grams for the wheels, Schwalbee Pro One tires, 255 grams, and an ounce of sealant, 30 grams, it did not take a lot of math to calculate the weight savings over my previous wheel setup. I was skeptical about tubeless tires. I have had a few punctures, that sealed in seconds.

    Brakes shoes – don’t seem to heat up – and improved stopping power over previous shoes.

    My Boyd wheels has help keep the fun in cycling.

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