After Patrick’s Edge’s tubulars Mrs Patrick got a bit jealous and wanted a new pair of wheels for herself :-)
These wheels use the versatile XR-270 rims laced with bladed CX-Ray spokes. The front hub is a 66 gram Alchemy ELF and to save a few extra grams we opted to use a Tune Mag180 rear hub. The Tune Mag180 is around 183grams which is one of the lighter all-aluminum hubs on the market and despite the light weight durability is surprisingly good! The rear wheel 24 spoke and is laced 2 cross on both sides.
The wheels are pictured with a Shimano Ultegra 9 speed cassette and Ritchey Snap-on rim tapes. I use the Ritchey rim tape on almost all of the road wheels I built – they’re light but do a great job.
The front wheel weighs 606g, the rear is 756g, so all-up the wheelset is 1362 grams.