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Black Inc Five




The Black Inc FIVE is a handcrafted, solid spoke wheelset featuring a specially designed one-piece rim and spoke blade construction. The FIVE represents the very best of Black Inc’s engineering and design capabilities and the next generation of the solid spoke wheel line.


  • 1,318 g clincher wheelset
  • Hubs designed by Black Inc using CeramicSpeed bearings
  • One-piece rim and spoke-blade carbon fiber construction
  • NACA optimized profiles on both rim and spoke-blade sections
  • Designed specifically for modern 25-28mm 700c wide tires
  • Tubeless compatible
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1 Specifications

Black Inc FIVE is a class-leading road wheel, engineered to perfection with striking aesthetics. It is a tubeless compatible, disc-brake only clincher wheelset and a true all-rounder. FIVE is ideally suited to long days in the saddle, adept at climbing and turning it on when the going gets fast on the tarmac. The one-piece wheel structure has been carefully optimized with CFD software for superior handling and faster performance over traditional mid-depth steel spoked wheels.

FIVE’s, one-piece, five-spoke design draws upon inspiration from the motor and automotive industry and uses a unique Kamm tail design. Our engineers have validated the wheel’s performance in our own CFD and FEA models ensuring exceptional aerodynamics and strength based on real-world road conditions.

The hubs have been exclusively designed and manufactured in-house specifically for the FIVE wheel. In doing so, all tolerances have been optimized to match our customized Black Inc + CeramicSpeed long-life bearings for hub durability, while keeping rolling resistance to an absolute minimum. The hub has been specially developed with both a mechanical and chemical retention joint.

The Factor FIVE is a lightweight clincher wheelset at just 1,318g and has been developed for exceptional aero performance using NACA optimized spoke, rim and hub profiles. No element of the wheel has been left to chance. FIVE is the pinnacle of performance and luxury, designed to go fast, wherever the road takes you.

Spokes 5 NACA optimized carbon fiber aero spokes at the front and rear
Versions Shimano HG11 body
XDR body
Weight 1,318g (Shimano HG11)
Compatability Shimano HG11 / SRAM 10/11-speed
SRAM XDR 12-speed
Hub Black aluminium machined hub
Bearings Black Inc + CeramicSpeed custom bearings
Hub OLD 100mm x 12mm TA in the front
142mm x12mm TA in the rear
Brake Tab Center Lock
Rim Profile Height 30mm
Rim material TeXtreme®d
Nippon Graphite Pitch-Based Fiber
Rim cross section (H x W) 30mm x 28mm
Internal diameter of rim 21mm
Freehub Body Compatibility Specific design only compatible with Black Inc FIVE