Originally designed for the fixie market, H Plus Son SL42 rims are ideally suited for building custom track wheels, we have even built the occasional road wheels using SL42 rims.
The engineering in the SL42 rims is quite impressive. At 42mm deep, there are few companies in the world that can produce rims this deep to the level of finish that H Plus Son do. The deep section design is incredibly strong. They are not the lightest rims around but used in the right applications, they really do wind up and go! The inherent strength and additional rotational mass is what makes them ideal for track cycling.
As with all H Plus Son rims, finish is impeccable. The mirror polish version of the SL42 rims is particularly impressive and really shows off the exactness in H Plus Son’s manufacturing and finishing processes. The mirror polish effect looks amazing, reflecting direct sunlight and car and street lights at night.
We offer the SL42 rim in three finishes, Anodised Matt Black, Powder Coat White with a silver machined brake track and Mirror Polish. All models have a machined brake surface.
Like the rims of old, the anodised finish on the Matt Black rims will wear off over time with use.
We recommend using brass nipples with the H Plus Son SL42 rims.