Syntace W35 / CX-Rays / Novatec 881/882 wheelset


Syntace W35 wheelset built with CX-Rays and Novatec 881/882 hubs

Spoke lengths

Front:

crossleft lengthright length
0239.0245.3
1241.5247.3
2248.3252.8
3258.2260.9
4269.5270.2

Rear:

crossleft lengthright length
0240.5240.8
1242.9243.0
2249.7249.4
3259.6258.6
4270.7269.0

Note: all dimensions in mm.

Estimated weight

ComponentRimsHubsSpokesNipplesTotals
DescriptionSyntace W35Novatec 881/882CX-RayDT Swiss Alu
Weight1000597282201899

Actual weights

Rims were slightly heavier than manufacturer claimed weight of 500g. Front rim weighed 510g and rear weighed 516. Final built weights ended up:

  • front wheel: 855g in 20mm end cap config;
  • rear wheel: 1079g in 135mm QR 5mm config with steel axle and steel freehub.

Tubeless

I used a pair of Schwalbe rim strips that are the full internal width of the rim. Using these strips, tubeless setup was pretty easy with a compressor to inflated and valve core removed. I don't think you'd be able to set these up with just a track pump.

Close-up of rim width on Syntace W35 rim

These rims are wide!!!

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