Black Crow Carbon rims are built to our specifications using designs, carbons, and resins specified by us.
They’re made by a company with office and factories in China who produce rims for a number of other brands ranging from smallish companies like ours to some of the industry biggest-players. We design other aspects of the rim such as the undrilled ‘UST’ section of the rim bed, layup to give us the weight, durability, and ride characteristics that we want. This works really well: We can design how we want our wheels to feel and to ride, and we can leverage the decades of composites experience of our manufacturer.
We demand the highest possible quality from the factory. This complete control over materials, process and quality is what made us pursue our own rims rather than rely on other brands. A nice side-effect is that when things go wrong we’re not waiting for approval from a head-office for a warranty – we are able to quickly make those decisions our-self so our customers are not waiting weeks or months for decisions and replacement rims. For more on our lifetime warranty and turn-around please see https://www.blackcrowcarbon.com/support/warranty/