Grove Road Plus 650Bx48 Alloy Wheelset

Whether you’re looking to upgrade your wheelset or after a second wheelset to transform your bike with a simple wheel change rather than fussing around with swapping out tubeless tyres, the Grove R.A.D wheelsets have all your options covered in both 650B and 700C.

Scroll down for information about your wheelset options or learn more in our detailed wheel size discussion.

650B vs 700C


GROVE ALLOY 650B & 700C WHEELSETS

Featuring Grove X AlexRims Boondocks 3 aluminium wheels wrapped in Panaracer GravelKing Tubeless tyres plus 160mm SRAM Centerline rotors and sensibly sized Sunrace RX 11 speed cassettes. Wheels are supplied with inner tubes installed but are easily set up tubeless with the pre-installed tubeless rim tape and supplied tubeless valves; just add sealant!

Panaracer gravelking 650Bx48 27.5x1.9 performance features

SPECIFICATIONS

  • AlexRims Boondocks 3 650B wheelset
  • Panaracer GravelKing 650Bx48 (27.5x1.9") TLC tyres
  • SRAM Centreline 160mm rounded 6-bolt rotors
  • Sunrace CSRX8 11-42t 11 speed cassette
  • AlexRims TRS Tubeless Kit: tape installed, valves supplied
  • Supplied with inner tubes installed
  • Bare Wheelset Weight: 1660g
  • Assembled Wheelset Weight: 3820g (with tubes)

TYRES

Panaracer are synonymous with gravel. Made in Japan, their GravelKing series are revered as the benchmark for high performance tubeless gravel tyres. By utilising smaller 650B rims, tyre volume can be increased considerably without increasing the tread diameter relative to a much smaller volume 700C tyre. The slick GravelKing tread with subtle shoulder chevrons provides a surprising amount of traction, most notably when climbing on loose surfaces, thanks to the ability to use lower pressures and the wide contact patch. The trademark GravelKing low rolling resistance reaches a whole other level when the road gets rocky.

If you want low resistance and high speeds no matter how rough the road gets, this 520g tyre keeps your options wide open.

WHEELS

AlexRims have been manufacturing many of the world’s big-name rims for decades. Arguably the best rim maker in Taiwan, they now make all their hubs in house too maintaining top performance specifications with high quality assurance, all at a great price.

The Boondocks 3 wheelsets are robust, agile and fast rolling. Rims are 30mm deep with 21mm internal width and a tubeless ready design which suit tyre widths from 23mm to 55mm wide. 24 double butted stainless steel j-bend spokes lace 2-cross onto the Bear Pawls hubs. Hubs feature lightweight aluminium axles with low resistance sealed cartridge bearings; 2 in the front and 4 in the rear. A Shimano/SRAM 8-11 speed road freehub body ensures wide cassette ratio compatibility and axle specifications are for 12x100mm front and 12x142mm rear.

Rim decals are removable stickers providing the easy option of a stealth black wheelset.

CASSETTE

The Sunrace CSRX8 cassette is the top of the line 11 speed cassette available from Sunrace. Featuring an AL7075 largest sprocket plus aluminium spider, spacers and lockring, the 11-42t cassette weighs just 404g (compared to Shimano M8000: 437g, SRAM PG-1130: 538g). This cassette is perfectly compatible with SRAM or Shimano 11-speed drivetrains. The Grove Cyclocross Alloy wheelset is supplied with a closer ratio 11-36t CSRX1 cassette (360g) for reduced weight and a closer shift increment at the top end (12T between the 11 and 13T).

  • 11-42t: 11-13-15-17-19-21-24-28-32-36-42
  • 11-36t: 11-12-13-15-17-19-21-24-28-32-36

Wheelset warranty details can be found here.


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