Jen’s Cross on the Rock prize wheelset for Naked ‘cross bike

 

Jen Erlendson won the COTR 2013 grand draw prize at Hogwart’s Cross race finale. The prize was a custom Naked cyclocross bike from Sam Whittingham of Naked Cycles and this custom disc wheelset from Zed Wheels.

The wheelset uses the extremely popular 450g 24mm wide tubeless-ready Pacenti SL23, a rim-braked road rim (rumours are that a disc-specific version is in the works). This newer version has hard anodized brake surface minimizing the rim-brake look on a disc setup.  The reliable and readily serviceable Hope Evo Pro2 disc hubs received an update to support a 40T pawl freehub that has an option to run an 11 speed freehub body originally meant for the all new Hope Mono RS road hub.  Part number HUB528 from Hope gets you the 11 speed freehub body for this hub.  Laced with Sapim Race 2.0/1.8/2.0 butted spokes and Sapim alloy nipples.

At 1750g for the wheelset, it’s a respectable weight for a clincher disc wheelset with 28h front and rear.
The rotational mass is good due to the lightweight 450g rims and alloy nipples.

 

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