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Factotum – Ready to Roll, Silver Spokes, 28/24 spoke Count

£425.00 £300.00

Our go to, do it all, performance focused rim brake road wheelset.

For this build we’ve used Novatec A291SB-SL/F482SB hubs that result in a very lightweight wheel at an excellent price. With 24 hole count at front and 28 count at rear on symmetric rims these wheels are laced in a two cross pattern with silver butted spokes and silver alloy nipples throughout.

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The Factotum are our go to, do it all, performance focused rim brake road wheelset.

These Ready to Roll Factotums are equipped with our ceramic braking surface absolutely free of charge. Given that this usually doubles the cost of the rim now’s a great time to pick them up; a pair of insert compatible brake pads are supplied free of charge to make sure you get the best braking performance available.

The Factotum’s rim is an ‘open mould’ / OEM rim that we’ve come to know and love dearly. Very popular with other custom builders you’ll find it listed as the Flirt, Lark, and a few others respectively. At 430g, 23mm deep and 23mm wide (19mm internal width) it’s a great all rounder with a profile, weight and finish exceptionally close the DT Swiss RR411. With a welded join, tubeless ready bead interface, exceptionally strong spoke bed, a shot blasted finish with internal as well as external anodising there’s very little not to like about the Factotum unless you’re looking for something deeper in profile or with your favourite brands name on it.

The ceramic coating is similar in concept to better known names, such as Mavic’s Exalith, giving improved braking power in both wet and dry conditions whilst extending the wear life of the rim. That said the coating does require some additional care over non-coated rims in terms of cleaning of both braking surface and brake pad to ensure that no chips of stone or other debris scratch the surface prematurely. Do note that over time the coating will wear to a silver braking surface and that this is normal. If you have any questions about this just give us a call and we’ll be happy to help.

The Novatec A291SB-SL/F482SB hubs weigh in at 60g for the front hub and 245g for the rear hub. That is a very lightweight pair of hubs at a superb price! The rear is supplied with a standard freehub body and both hubs are equipped with excellent quality sealed bearings. We weather proof the bearings in house meaning you truly are ready to roll for many, many miles regardless of what nature throws at you.

Visit our quick hub and spoke primer for more information and feel free to get in touch with any questions.

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