RFSC 50s Wheelset
Handbuilt carbon clincher wheelset
Rim: Full carbon fiber with molded brake surface
Rim Depth: 50mm
Brake Track Width: 21mm
Rim Weight: 440g
Rim Style: Clincher
Spokes: Sapim CX-Ray, 20/24
Build: Radial Front, 2x Rear. Handbuilt in the USA.
Hubs: Novatec A291SB/F482SB, black. 76g front, 253g rear with Japanese sealed EZO bearings.
Rider Weight Limit: 210 pounds
There are two ways to answer this question which we get with remarkable frequency: "What's the difference between the RFSC 38s and the RFSC 58s?" One answer is that the 38s help you get up to speed more quickly while the 58s help keep you there longer.
The other answer is the RFSC 50s.
The 50mm deep rim in the RFSC 50s is 440g, almost identical to the benchmark of shallow alloy box rims. This means it is plenty light to spin up quickly, but at 50mm deep it is stiff enough to be built with far fewer spokes than alloys and enjoys an aerodynamic benefit as well. If you know you want a wheelset that jams out of corners, rolls you along on the flats and won't hold you back on hills, you'll like the RFSC 50s. And if you don't know what you want, you'll also like the RFSC 50s. It's the wheelset for racers who want it all, or at least can't decide what they want the most.
Like all November wheelsets, the RFSC 50s are made with rims, hubs and spokes that have passed strict EN testing, and are hand-built to draconian trueness, roundness and tension standards right here in the U.S.
RFSC 50s include:
- Rim tape
- Carbon-specific brake pads
- Also available with premium hubs.
Shipping/handling for the RFSC wheelset is $35. MD residents pay 6% sales tax.
Please read our Carbon Fiber Wheels Terms and Conditions before buying.