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Black Inc Black Thirty Wheels

Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 10:42 pm
by MrMojo
Looking for some light carbon clincher rim brake wheels and stumbled across Black Thirty by Black Inc. I know very little about the brand other than it is linked to Factor Bikes and the hubs have CeramicSpeed ceramic bearings. The wheel pair are stated to weigh 1390g and are 30mm deep so they tick the right boxes.

Anyone have any experience with the brand or wheels?

Black Inc Black Thirty Wheels

Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 10:42 pm
by Weenie

Re: Black Inc Black Thirty Wheels

Posted: Thu May 16, 2019 6:32 pm
by Djakninn
I'm building up a Factor O2 at the moment, so comes with the Black Inc Integrated bar/stem and seat post. I was going to pull the trigger on a set of their wheels, but have decided to try Caden Wheels. Their 38mm clinchers are showing as 1270g and quite a bit cheaper.

Re: Black Inc Black Thirty Wheels

Posted: Thu May 16, 2019 8:54 pm
by MrMojo
Just looked at the 25mm deCADENce clinchers at a claimed 1210g. Impressive for the price.

Re: Black Inc Black Thirty Wheels

Posted: Thu May 16, 2019 10:00 pm
by cdncyclist
I have Black Inc 50s (tubular), purchased with my Factor.

I can't give you objective evidence, but subjectively I am really happy with them. Light, responsive, stiff, handle crosswinds well, brake well (rim brakes) and reasonably priced.

For context I have ridden Enve 3.4 (clincher) and Zipp 303 (tubular), as well as other carbon wheels (Easton, etc). Was actually considering getting a second set ofof tubulars and if I do will probably go with the Black Inc 30.

The one peice of information I would like to inform purchases is high quality comparative aero data, but it seems this is lacking. It seems most brands use CFD info, and I can appreciate how things might vary (tire / wheel / bike / rider / wind direction etc) that might make quality data difficult to generalize to an individual

Re: Black Inc Black Thirty Wheels

Posted: Fri May 17, 2019 8:03 am
by Djakninn
Yeah, Caden don't seem to have aero data either, i sort of went with the info off some of the Tri forums as they seem to be popular in that discipline.
Hopefully mine turn up soon and i can report back what i think of them at least.