US craft wheel manufacturer Boyd Cycling has announced the latest in its growing product line-up with the CCC, a gravel-specific wheelset.
The new lightweight, durable alloy wheelset complements Boyd’s current carbon Pinnacle 700c and Jocassee 650b, and is priced at $700.
The CCC, borrows its name from the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), a voluntary public unemployment programme designed to provide jobs for young men and to help families who faced challenges finding jobs during the Great Depression. The ‘Old CCC’ roads deep in South Carolina’s woods have become one of the favoured exploration destinations for Boyd Johnson, founder of Boyd Cycling.
“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,” he said. “I’ve come across old moonshine distilleries and people in four-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 with increased thickness on the hook walls for better impact protection while running lower pressures.
The 6096 series alloy rim weighs in at 415g in a 700c size and 395g in the 650b. Built with Boyd’s Quest Disc Brake Hubs, the complete wheelset nets 1515g for 700c set and 1475g for the 650b.
Hubs are available with Shimano Hyperglide, Sram XDR and Shimano Microspline drivers, featurnig tool free swapping of axle end caps and drivers.
Boyd Cycling wheels are available in the US through independent Bicycle Dealer channels and are assembled in Greenville, South Carolina.
Back in October, Boyd Cycling expanded its wheel trade-in programme to include any wheelset of any brand and in any condition, in an effort to help aspiring cyclists.