If you’re looking for a stiff, fast, and relatively inexpensive wheel built for crits, time trials, and flat to rolling road races, Boyd’s 60-millimeter-deep carbon wheels should make your short list. They offer very good crosswind handling with little buffeting effect, and feel amazingly quick in a straight line.
The front wheel is one of the stiffest we tested (3.69mm of deflection, front; 6.37mm, rear). Though it felt harsh over rougher pavement, the wheel didn’t waver when we sprinted for the line. The 19-millimeter rim width handles wider tires (and, thus, lower PSI), which can boost comfort and improve feel and rolling resistance.
While not the highest scoring in our moment of inertia test (5.61, front; 5.53, rear), the wheels feel relatively fast to spin up and performed admirably even while climbing.