You might have noticed a trend of late in the Wheel Build of the Week: Matte Bourbon. We stocked-up in the last production run of this beautiful color, and so we've had enough hubsets to build wheelsets for a good number of riders, but that stock of matte bourbon is almost gone.
This is wheelset was built with one of the last sets of matte bourbon R45D hubsets, and it's a winner! If you were to come to us looking for the best gravel wheelset, this would be it. There are less-expensive options that would be great, but nothing quite touches the combination of light-weight, durability, ride quality, and tire-protection features that this wheelset has. It's just a stunning set no-matter how to figure it.
We've said it before, but why not just say it again: after decades of black wheels taking the top spot on the podium of desirability, it's just really cool to see more silver options that blend modern technology with classic looks. This wheelset blends classic looks with modern amenities.