Black Inc’s FIVE wheelset represents the pinnacle of engineering and design prowess. Meticulously handcrafted, these solid spoke carbon wheels showcase exceptional lightweight construction and aerodynamic advantages typically associated with heavier deep-profiled wheels.
Weighing a mere 1318 grams, this tubeless-ready clincher wheelset excels in aerodynamic performance, thanks to the NACA airfoil-optimized spokes, rims, and hubs. The one-piece rim and spoke blade construction, developed using advanced CFD software, outperforms traditional mid-depth steel-spoked wheelsets. Despite its modest 30mm rim profile, the FIVE wheelset’s remarkable aerodynamic efficiency demonstrates the effectiveness of its design. The Kamm tail shape of the spokes provides an aero advantage unmatched by round or bladed steel spokes, while the minimal cross section of the rim ensures stability in crosswind conditions.
The carbon layup of the FIVE wheelset strikes a balance between lateral stiffness and compliance, resulting in responsive handling and impressive comfort. Utilizing premium materials from Toray, combined with Nippon Graphite Pitch-Based Fiber, these wheels offer exceptional acceleration response while dampening vibrations, enhancing overall comfort.
Designed as tubeless-compatible clincher rims, the FIVE wheels combine high performance with practicality and ease of maintenance. The 21mm internal diameter is optimized for wider tires, specifically tailored for 25-28mm sizes. The meticulously crafted hubs, exclusively developed in-house, feature a black anodized aluminum body with enhanced durability and lifespan through a mechanical and chemical retention joint. The inclusion of Black Inc + CeramicSpeed long-life bearings ensures minimal rolling resistance and exceptional durability. These disc brake-only wheels utilize a center lock brake tab and feature a 100mm x 12mm through axle in the front and a 142mm x 12mm through axle in the rear.
The Black Inc FIVE tubeless-compatible carbon clincher wheelset, designed for disc brakes, is a perfect choice for both endurance rides and high-speed training sessions. When used as a set, the FIVE’s front wheel can also be paired with the Black Inc ZERO disc rear wheel, offering the ultimate climbing-focused time trial or triathlon setup