Kinlin TL23 650b, White Industries CLD
The Kinlin TL23 is a hidden gem, the perfect 650b rim for the new breed of 700c/650b convertible gravel and adventure bikes. 23mm interior width is ideal for 30 to 45mm tires, and tubeless set up is a snap. 420g rim weight and fit and finish that belong on a way higher priced rim from a fancy brand.
We fell in love with White Industries CLDs as soon as they came out, and haven’t fallen out of love with them since. With design, materials, and construction on par with (or superior to) any hub made, in a range of colors, with simple maintenance and their unique steel rear axle and titanium cassette body, and constructed in the US by an outstanding group of people, CLDs are world-beating hubs that prove that you don't have to spend the most to get the best. Available in QR, 12mm, and 15mm front, and QR and 12x142 rear. Includes rotor lock ring for front ring.
Laced 2x throughout for 28h builds and 3x for 32h wheels, using black Wheelsmith DB14 spokes. Black brass Wheelsmith nipples. Tubeless tape installed is included.