Two matching pairs of Kinlin XR-270 rims laced to an Alchemy ELF front hub and DT Swiss 240s rear hub. The ELF is a great hub – only 63 grams but it builds a very stiff wheel due to the wide flanges and wide bearing placement. The bearings are “full sized” so lifespan should be much greater than other lightweight hubs like the M5 or American Classic.
Spokes on the red wheelset are DT Swiss Aerolite, on the silver wheelset are Sapim CX-Ray.
The XR-270 rims are a fantastic all-round road rim – the weight is reasonable and lateral stiffness is excellent. Laced to these hubs with light bladed spokes and alloy nipples the weight is generally around 1390 grams.
One pair is for a local gentleman, the other pair was boxed and shipped to Australia.