With our new lineup of custom wheels built around the DT-Swiss 350 hub, the Symbiote represents our hand picked collection of components that we believe add up to arguably the best all-around alloy wheelset available. The SL23 rim, offered by Pacenti Cycle Design, is possibly the most balanced alloy clincher rim on the market today. Combine that with Sapim’s CX-Ray, our favorite spoke to build with, and this wheelset will feel right at home under the heavy abusive miles of day to day training, or providing traction and cornering confidence on a crit course.
Pacenti SL23 Rim
Designed by Kirk Pacenti with critical feedback from Fair Wheel Bikes, the SL23 is everything that modern rims strive to be. Featuring an updated rim profile for 2015 that results in significantly lower weight from previous models, the revised SL23 is the ideal do-it-all wide rim. With a 24 mm wide profile and tubeless compatible rim bed, the SL23 enables riders to run lower tire pressures and maintain a wider contact patch with the ground, resulting in better overall cornering. Additionally with a wider design, rolling resistance is decreased, while aerodynamics are increased. Each rim comes with an ultralight rim strip installed for your convenience.
DT Swiss 350 Hubs
Easily the most serviceable hub on the market today, the DT 350 elegantly combines price and durability into one solid package. With few moving parts and a bomb proof design, the DT 350 closely resembles it’s cousin, the DT 240. Destined to last a lifetime, the DT 350 presents itself as an ideal hub choice for nearly all applications.
Sapim CX-Ray Spokes
Far surpassing other spokes of similar design, the Sapim CX-Ray is in a class of its own. With a fatigue life 3 times that of a standard spoke coupled with low weight, an aerodynamic profile, and a 50% higher tensile strength, the CX-Ray is arguably the finest spoke on the market.
|Front Hub||DT Swiss 350|
|Rear Hub||DT Swiss 350|
|Spoke Count||20 hole front, 28 hole rear|
|Use||road training, road racing|
Good luck getting a tyre on
Posted by Ehren
Haven't even ridden them as I've been trying for hours to get them mounted up! Just be aware, and do some research with these rims before purchasing - lots of forums with similar complaints. Frustratingly ridiculous to mount my GP4ks. I'm regretting this purchase, a training wheel shouldn't be this frickin hard to mount. Good luck getting a flat on a group ride. Hopefully you have a support car close by.