Jocassee is a heritage preserve in the Northwest corner of South Carolina. Containing over 100 miles of gravel roads, Jocassee is a favorite of cyclists looking for a very difficult gravel ride. Founder, Boyd Johnson, started riding in Jocassee on a road bike with 25mm tires in the early 2010s (not highly recommended at all!). Over time gravel started to emerge as a discipline, people migrated to cyclocross bikes, followed by gravel specific bikes.
When Boyd Cycling introduced the Jocassee as a 650b gravel wheelset in 2017, it was in a very unique position. 650b for gravel was in its infancy. Most people were running 32 to 35mm tires for gravel rides. Fast forward a few short years later and almost all gravel bikes have the ability to run both 700c and 650b tire sizes. While 700c remains the overwhelming favorite, the ability to have a dual purpose bicycle is a large attraction for people buying a new gravel bike.
Throw in our Quest centerlock hubs, Pillar Wing 20 spokes, external nipples and you have the ideal gravel wheel set, built to withstand your hardest rides on your most adventurous weekends!
For those of us looking for larger tires (36mm+), the new Jocassee gives a wide rim platform for modern gravel tires. Boasting a 26mm internal width, the updated Jocassee goes to a shallower and lighter 25mm depth. This allows the rim weight to go from 460 grams per rim down to 338 grams in a 650b and 353 grams in a 700c.
NEW in 2021! Wider and lighter Jocassee
650b Gravel, Go faster and Farther into the Heart of Adventure.
DESIGNED FOR HIGH VOLUME TIRES AND ADVENTUROUS RIDING
|Rim Material||Tubeless only hookless clincher 65 psi max|
|Hub(s)||Quest Disc Brake Hubs|
|Spokes (Front/Rear)||24 spoke front (Up to 275lbs)|
|Nipples||Pillar DSN double square brass nipple|
|Weight (Front/Rear)||695g front|
|Lacing (Front/Rear)||2X both sides front|
* Subject to change without notice.