The design brief for these was to build a pair of wheels essentially similar to the best-selling Crystal Palace wheelset but for a heavier rider and / or longer rides, with Pacenti’s great Forza rims.

Owen Wheels wheelset with Pacenti Forza rims

So they’re 24-spoke radial front, 28-spoke 2-cross rear with Sapim CX-Ray black spokes. The Forza rims are 24mm wide (20mm internal) and 25mm deep, so also build into a lovely stiff wheelset that’s tubeless compatible and gives great handling with tyres from 25c up to around 42c (if you have the clearance!).

They’re still impressively light at 1470g. They’d normally cost £594 but this pair are on sale for £474.

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