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Ambrosio Ambrosio Excellence Rim Ambrosio Ambrosio Excellence Rim
Aside from the brutal weather, die-hard fans, and legendary cobbled sectors, nothing signifies the Spring Classics quite like those traditional box-section rims trusted by professional riders year after year. Sure, we've seen carbon hoops begin their inevitable takeover in all facets of road racing, but there are still many riders who request those coveted Ambrosios from their team mechanics come race day. That "don't mess with what works" adage still rings true for many in the pro ranks, which is why the Ambrosio name continues to be a name synonymous with comfort and dependability. The Ambrosio Excellence Rim shares a similar profile with the iconic Nemesis, but it was designed in a clincher format. The box-section design wears an internal rim width of 13mm, an outer width of 18. 5mm, and a depth of 18mm. This profile, paired with a generous 32-hole pattern, yields the comfortable and exceptionally durable attributes known and loved by many cyclists around the globe. The rim also received machined sidewalls for consistent braking and Ambrosio's VSL treatment, which is a track in the sidewall that serves as a visual wear indicator. Like the Nemesis, the Excellence has a smooth finish and the unmistakable gold counter weight at the valve. Additionally, the double eyelets at the spoke holes add to both the aesthetics and overall durability. The Ambrosio Excellence Rim is available in a 700c/32-hole configuration. Each rim comes in at roughly 460g, and Ambrosio has placed a 220lb rider weight limit on this model.
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Campagnolo Bora One 50 Wheelset - Tubular Campagnolo Bora One 50 Wheelset - Tubular
In terms of race pedigree, you'd be hard pressed to find a rim that enjoys more time on the podiums of Europe than Campagnolo's iconic Bora rims. With the Bora One 50 Wheelset, Campagnolo brings this proven rim design into the self-sponsored racer's range by mating it to Ultra Smooth Bearing (USB) hubs instead of the Bora Ultra's Ceramic Ultimate Level Technology (CULT) hubs. While this does result in a pair of differences in the hubs, the Bora One 50 Wheelset is still the one that's reliable and fast enough that certain members of Europcar opted to ride it during a race as trying as Roubaix. The first difference between the hubs is that the USB hub body is alloy instead of CULT's carbon, for a slight sacrifice in weight (50 grams, claimed) and stiffness. Second, USB includes the inimitable smoothness of ceramic bearings but without the benefit of CULT's Cronitect races. Despite this concession, the USB system is still a claimed 50% smoother than steel, which is the industry standard. The rims laced to these hubs benefit from the new width of 24. 2 millimeters, up from the previous 20 millimeters. This wider rim is general across the Bora line, and it brings improvements in handling and cornering, lower rolling resistance, and a smoother ride. It also nets better lateral stiffness and -- in a counter-intuitive twist -- actually improves aerodynamics. The width also saves weight by letting Campagnolo build a more structurally sound rim with less material, and it means you can mount bigger tires, up to 27 millimeters, for a tubular ride that's more plush and durable than ever. Like its Ultra counterpart, the Bora One 50 also features Campy's new 3Diamant braking surface, which addresses some of the key braking issues we've had with carbon rims in the past. Campagnolo literally uses diamonds to hone the brake track to near perfection, removing a microscopic layer of imperfections and resin so that the pads connect straight to a strip of slightly textured carbon. Th...
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Campagnolo Bora Ultra 35 Wheelset - Tubular Campagnolo Bora Ultra 35 Wheelset - Tubular
Let's get one thing out of the way: yes, the Campagnolo Bora Ultra 35 Tubular Wheelset costs over $4000. Now that you're sure your eyes aren't deceiving you, let's try and answer the obvious question: why' The simple answer is that the Bora Ultra 35 is a pro-level race-day rim, as in "I'm leading the Tour into the final few days, so I'd better go all out with my wheel selection today." Tubular rims are incredibly light and provide unbeatable feel on the road, and with a rim depth of just 35mm, 15mm less than the classic Bora 50, the Bora 35 cuts down even more weight, so there's nothing slowing down the rotation of your tires. Shortening the depth of the rim also reduces material and corresponding weight. Not only is the Bora Ultra 35 lighter than almost any other wheel, but it's slightly wider than most (24. 2mm), which actually means less rolling resistance and improved aerodynamics compared to standard skinnier wheels (trust us, it's science). Less paradoxically, wider wheels also provide better grip and cornering, and they accommodate wider tires for an even plusher and more durable ride. Size isn't everything, though. The Bora 35 employs Campagnolo's legendary CULT bearings, which help add more power to every stroke -- indeed, Campagnolo calls them the lowest-friction bearings in the world, and we're not inclined to doubt them. Carbon wheels are also notoriously finicky with regards to braking, but Campagnolo has employed its 3Diamant braking surface, which actually uses diamonds to polish the brake track, to increase friction and decrease pulsing. It's also claimed to reduce wet braking by up to 40%, and dry braking by 20%. Finally, long flanges add extra stiffness to the G3 spokes, which are also engineered to help absorb road vibration.
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Campagnolo Bora Ultra 50 Wheelset - Tubular Campagnolo Bora Ultra 50 Wheelset - Tubular
The Campagnolo Bora Ultra 50 Wheelset is perhaps the most immediately recognizable piece of cycling componentry in the world. Those deep rims and iconic script just scream class. They've long been associated with the greatest performances of grand tour cycling, with only the names of the riders changing. For 2015, the wheelset itself has seen a change, with Campagnolo bumping the Bora rims' width up to 24. 2 millimeters wide at the brake track. By doing so, the Italian manufacturer has incorporated a key piece of modern innovation into the storied tradition of cycling's most beautiful wheels. The new width brings huge dividends to the Boras, including better handling and cornering, lower rolling resistance, and a smoother ride. It also nets better lateral stiffness and -- in a counter-intuitive twist -- actually improves aerodynamics. The width also saves weight by letting Campagnolo build a more structurally sound rim with less material, and it means you can mount bigger tires, up to 27 millimeters, for a tubular ride that's more plush and durable than ever. The CULT cup and cone bearings are behind Campagnolo hubs' legendary rolling performance. CULT marries the smoothest ceramic bearings with thermochemically treated Cronitect races for a claimed 3. 5 more watts per pedal stroke over non-CULT bearings. The interface between the ceramic balls and Cronitect races is so smooth that they virtually don't wear out and only require a thin film of oil instead of grease. All told, Campagnolo touts these as the lowest friction bearings in the world. While we normally approach anything that smacks of marketing hyperbole with healthy skepticism, taking the Boras for a spin lends credence to Campy's claim. A good wheel can't just go well; it also has to stop well, and the new 3Diamant braking surface addresses some of the key braking issues we've had with carbon rims in the past. Campagnolo literally uses diamonds to hone the brake track to near perfection, removing imper...
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Campagnolo Bora Ultra 80 Wheelset - Tubular Campagnolo Bora Ultra 80 Wheelset - Tubular
Campagnolo's wind-cheating Bora Ultra 80 Wheelset takes its name from the "north wind" of the Mediterranean. This is an appropriate choice, because -- if there was ever a wind that you'd want to keep from gaining purchase on you, it's the Bora, whose top speed of 136 miles per hour almost doubles the base speed of hurricane-grade winds. While it's obviously not equal to those conditions, the Bora 80s' profile is the best balance between handling and aerodynamics in Campagnolo's legendary line of deep rim wheels, placing it at the testa della corsa of aerodynamic wheels writ large. The rims' generous 80-millimeter depth is likely the Bora 80s' top selling point, but Campagnolo has also gifted them with a wider, more modern width of 24. 2 millimeters. This is a marked increase compared with the previous width of 20 millimeters, and its benefits include better handling and cornering, lower rolling resistance, and a smoother ride. It also nets better lateral stiffness and -- in a counter-intuitive twist -- actually improves aerodynamics. The width also saves weight by letting Campagnolo build a more structurally sound rim with less material, and it means you can mount bigger tires, up to 27 millimeters, for a tubular ride that's more plush and durable than ever. The Bora's deep rims and iconic branding may be the first image we associate with pro-level wheels, but their heart is actually in the CULT bearings. CULT marries superlative ceramic bearings with thermochemically treated Cronitect races for a claimed 3. 5 more watts per pedal stroke over non-CULT bearings. The interface between the ceramic balls and Cronitect races is so smooth that they virtually don't wear out and only require a thin film of oil instead of grease. Campagnolo touts these as the lowest friction bearings in the world. While we normally approach anything that smacks of marketing hyperbole with healthy skepticism, taking the Boras for a spin lends credence to Campy's claim. A good wheel can't j...
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Campagnolo Shamal Mille Wheelset Campagnolo Shamal Mille Wheelset
When Campagnolo introduced the Shamal, it was the shape of things to come, quite literally. The aero-shaped alloy rim would kick-start the development of aero alloy rims, followed by aero carbon rims, which more or less brings us to present day, and Campy's latest iteration of the Shamal, the Shamal Mille. The Mille's different enough from previous generations that the name may well be the only thing in common. The most obvious change is the back finish -it's not just for looks, though. Underneath the hard-ano surfacing lies Campagnolo's new spiral-shaped brake track, which offers consistent, incredibly powerful braking, wet or dry. Inside the wide, carbon fiber hub bodies reside Campy's ceramic Ultra Smooth Bearings, or USB. They're not the best-in-class CULT bearings you'll find in the Bora wheels, but they're 50% smoother than standard, steel bearings, which translates directly to less work on your part.
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DT Swiss 240S Conversion End Caps DT Swiss 240S Conversion End Caps
DT Swiss wouldn't leave you without the option of adapting your beloved 240 hubs to different retention systems, and its 240S Conversion End Caps are proof of that. Convert your quick-release road disc wheels to thru axle-ready for a stiffer, more dependable disc setup.
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DT Swiss Aluminum Mountain Freehub Body DT Swiss Aluminum Mountain Freehub Body
If you're running a DT Swiss 240, 350, or 440 rear hub, and you damage your 9/10-speed freehub body, or simply want to swap from a SRAM XD (1x11) drivetrain to a 2x or 3x 9/10-speed one, you'll want this, the DT Swiss Aluminum Mountain Freehub Body. Compatible with all non-XD Shimano and SRAM drivetrains, its shell and internals are made by DT Swiss and utilize the company's famous Star Ratchet pawl system, ensuring the same level of quality as the hub to which you'll be installing it.
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DT Swiss E 1700 Spline Two Boost Wheel - 27.5in DT Swiss E 1700 Spline Two Boost Wheel - 27.5in
The DT Swiss E 1700 Spline Two Boost 27. 5in Wheel withstands the demands of enduro racers and aggressive trail riders thrashing their wheels across jagged rocks, steep descents, and large drop-offs, thanks to its reliable strength. Aluminum construction optimizes its strength-to-weight, meaning you'll reap the benefits of a stiff and stout wheel that still climbs efficiently with a relatively lightweight feel. This means you'll conserve precious energy on the uphill, so you can charge harder and faster on the wicked descent that follows. It's a bit more stiff and strong than the all-mountain M 1700 Spline Two, making it ideally suited for the abusive tendencies of enduro racing. Although it's not quite as wide as other wheels intended for high-volume tires, you'll find its 25-millimeter internal width supports 2. 3 to 2. 4-inch tires. This width delivers an optimal mix of traction and cornering grip, as the tire won't be protruding in a bulbous profile. DT Swiss designed it for the wider hub spacing known as Boost, which is ubiquitous to modern trail and enduro machines. This wider hub spacing improves the spoke bracing angle, in turn increasing the stiffness of the wheel build. By increasing the wheel's stiffness, you'll find it's more precise in picking lines through technical terrain by minimizing deflection forces. This stiffness is essential to enduro racers and trail riders seeking to clean technical stretches of trail with precision. We're offering this wheel as a front or rear, in Boost spacing only. Each wheel comes with DT Swiss 350 straightpull hubs for legendary reliability, with the rear featuring 18 points of engagement. As a rear wheel, choose between one with a SRAM XD driver for SRAM's newest 1x11 and 1x12 drivetrains or pick one up for Shimano and SRAM 9/10-speed set-ups. DT Swiss includes a tubeless valve and rim tape with each wheel for tubeless convenience, as well as a center lock/IS adapter for fitting your 6-bolt brake rotors.
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DT Swiss M 1700 Spline Two 30 Boost Wheel - 27.5in DT Swiss M 1700 Spline Two 30 Boost Wheel - 27.5in
The DT Swiss M 1700 Spline Two 30 Boost 27. 5in Wheel is strong enough to handle the abuse of technical trails littered with jagged rocks, yet its relatively lightweight feel surges from corners and climbs with the reactivity of pricier wheels. It's an ideal choice for the aggressive rider seeking a balance of durability and stiffness--all without emptying your wallet on a pricier carbon wheel. The 30-millimeter internal width places it within a progressive category of trail wheels designed for the high-volume tires. You'll find this rim width supports everything from your average 2. 3-inch trail tires, all the way up to the voluminous 2. 8-inch rubber of 27. 5+ rigs. Running larger tires gives you the ability to drastically lower tire pressure, in turn giving you ample traction and plush support over loose rubble, jarring rocks, and technical stretches. Accommodating the Boost standards of modern trail machines, the M 1700 Spline Two 30 Boost 27. 5in Wheel benefits from extra stiffness afforded by its wider hub spacing for a reliably stout build. DT Swiss employs their 350 Boost straightpull hubs for legendary reliability without adding unnecessary cost. Although its 18-tooth ratchet doesn't engage as fast, you can upgrade to 36 engagement points with a conversion kit by DT Swiss. This particular wheel is available as a front or rear, in Boost spacing only. As a rear wheel, choose between one with a SRAM XD driver for SRAM's newest 1x11 and 1x12 drivetrains or one for Shimano drivetrains and SRAM 9/10-speed set-ups. DT Swiss includes a tubeless valve and rim tape with each wheel for tubeless set-up, as well as center lock/IS adapter for fitting your 6-bolt brake rotors.
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DT Swiss PR 1400 Dicut Oxic Road Wheel - Tubeless DT Swiss PR 1400 Dicut Oxic Road Wheel - Tubeless
In a wheelset world comprising all manner of rim depths, suspect materials, proprietary hubs, and disc brake compatibility issues, DT Swiss' tubeless-ready PR 1400 Dicut Oxic Road Wheels are a refreshingly simple, durable, and reliable option. They also prove that the low-profile alloy rim is far from obsolete. These are serious wheels for serious road training and even racing, especially if you're not into the parachute effect of 60mm carbon hoops in any yaw angle greater than 5 degrees. Okay. So we weren't totally honest in the above paragraph. The PR 1400 wheels do feature a new material. And proprietary hubs. But those are both plusses, not minuses. The material is DT's Oxic coating, a ceramic finish that's similar to what we've seen from other brands with one big caveat: DT Swiss assures us that the brake track won't strip down to shiny alloy during the normal lifespan of the wheel. The stuff is hard enough to stand up to brake pads, road grit, and road grit trapped under the brake pads. Other than that, Oxic provides the same responsive braking that you'd expect Since the whole rim is covered in the stuff, that guarantee of a color-fast finish extends throughout. It won't fade from long hours spent in the sun--which, frankly, is the point of a wheelset. The other admission, about the proprietary hubs, is also a definite plus. We've all either built or fantasized about building a custom set of hoops, and DT Swiss' Star Ratchet freehub is one of only two models we'd consider anchoring a rear rim to. In order to maintain the wheelset's stealth, matches-any-frame aesthetics, the hubs aren't branded 240s, but they essentially have the same internals. While other brands skimp on the hubs and rely on rim bling to sell their wheels, DT Swiss makes the hub the focal point. Finally, a note on stiffness and weight. The rims are asymmetrical, so they take into account the imbalanced nature of force in a system with a drive and a non-drive side. A claimed set weight ...
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DT Swiss R 23 Spline Disc Brake Road Wheel - Tubeless DT Swiss R 23 Spline Disc Brake Road Wheel - Tubeless
Save wear and tear on those race-day-only tubulars and turn your cyclocross bike into a year-round training machine with DT Swiss' R 23 Spline Disc Brake Road Tubeless Wheels. The R 23 ticks all the boxes in our checklist of things needed in a training wheel, blending sturdy durability and tubeless functionality into an affordable package that won't add an unacceptable amount of weight to the ride. While they won't throw down on weight with a top-tier, super feathery race setup, the R 23s still clock in at a respectably light claimed weight of 1,655 grams for the set. At the perimeter, an 18mm internal rim width accommodates 'cross or road tires with ease, opening up the versatility to serve as trusty pit wheels in the fall and transition seamlessly to all-road adventuring when you dust off your bike after a post-season vacation.
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DT Swiss R 32 Spline Disc Road Wheel - Tubeless DT Swiss R 32 Spline Disc Road Wheel - Tubeless
Thanks to the near-perfect disc brake control of the DT Swiss R 32 Spline Disc Tubeless Road Wheel, this wheel allows for you to push the boundaries of how fast descents can be. With its stiff semi-aero rim and the extremely stable new aero spokes, the R 32 Spline is the perfect wheel for this purpose. The width, stability, and stiffness of the aluminum rim, as well as DT Swiss' reliable hub technology, make it the ideal partner for any powerful rider who occasionally chooses the gravel roads or cyclo-cross sections for the after-work ride. All about the details, Spline wheel technology uses intricately machined hub shells, cleverly positioned spokes, and proven freewheel technology to meet the needs of modern riding. Added stiffness from the straight pull spokes provides an overall more responsive ride, while the Pro Lock liquid-injected nipple thread enhances the wheel's durability for years of use. Tubeless tires have a number of advantages over the conventional combination of tube and tire. Without risking snakebites, the tire is able to be run with lower pressures providing better grip, which also results in a more comfortable ride. Plus, there's no friction between tube and tire and therefore less rolling resistance when the tire rolls over bumpy ground littered with obstacles.
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DT Swiss Torque Cap End Caps DT Swiss Torque Cap End Caps
The DT Swiss Torque Cap End Cap is a simple little item that nets surprising gains when paired with compatible hubs and forks. The full system involves a more robust fork/hub interface that hinges on the Torque Caps' increased contact area with the fork. This makes for a stiffer front end that both tracks and climbs with more confidence. Please note that the Torque Cap End Caps are only compatible with Torque Cap forks.
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DT Swiss XM 1501 Spline One 30 Boost Wheel - 27.5in DT Swiss XM 1501 Spline One 30 Boost Wheel - 27.5in
Catering to the rigorous needs of all-mountain and trail riders, the XM 1501 Spline One 30 Boost 27. 5in Wheel by DT Swiss balances the needs of durability and stiffness--all without the sticker shock of fancier carbon hoops. It's an ideal choice for aggressive riders seeking strength and stiffness from an aluminum wheel, but without depleting your funds for upgrades to your trail bike or road trips to iconic riding destinations. A touch wider than standard wheels, the 30-millimeter inner width places it into a progressive category of modern trail wheels designed for voluminous rubber. This added rim width readily accepts the average trail tire of 2. 3 inches, all the way up to plus-sized rubber pushing into 2. 8-inch territory. Running larger tires gives you the ability to drastically lower tire pressure, providing ample traction across loose trail surfaces and plush support when you're plunging into descents littered with loose rubble. Accommodating the Boost standards ubiquitous to modern trail machines, the XM 1501 Spline One 30 Boost 27. 5in Wheel benefits from extra stiffness afforded by its wider hub spacing, in turn improving the spoke bracing angle for a reliably stout, stiff build. Speaking of the hubs, DT Swiss employs a custom version of their legendary 240s straightpull hub, complete with a 36-tooth ratchet on the rear for quick engagement. The straightpull hub design accommodates straight spokes without a bend at the head, thereby eliminating weak spots. This makes it all the more tough and responsive, seeing you'll be thrashing this wheel for years to come. This particular wheel is available as a front or rear, in Boost spacing only. As a rear wheel, there's an included SRAM XD freehub body conversion for SRAM's newest 1x11 and 1x12 drivetrains. If you're rocking a Shimano drivetrain or SRAM 9/10-speed set-up, it'll work with these configurations straight from the box. It's optimized for tubeless set-up, seeing as how you'll want to reap the bene...
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DT Swiss XM 1501 Spline One 30 Boost Wheel - 29in DT Swiss XM 1501 Spline One 30 Boost Wheel - 29in
Tailored to the needs of all-mountain riders demolishing chunky rock sections and technical lines on their big-wheeled 29er/29+ rigs, the DT Swiss XM 1501 Spline One 30 Boost 29in Wheel balances the needs of durability and stiffness--all without the sticker shock of fancier carbon hoops. It's an ideal choice for aggressive riders seeking strength and stiffness from an aluminum wheel, but without depleting your funds for upgrades to your trail bike or trips to iconic riding destinations. A touch wider than standard wheels, the 30-millimeter inner width places it into a progressive category of modern trail wheels designed for voluminous rubber. This added rim width readily accepts average trail tires of 2. 3 inches, all the way up to the plus-sized rubber pushing 2. 8-inch territory. Running larger tires gives you the ability to drastically lower tire pressure, providing ample traction across loose trail surfaces and plush support when you're plunging into descents littered with loose rubble. Accommodating the Boost standards ubiquitous to modern trail machines, the XM 1501 Spline One 30 Boost 29in Wheel benefits from extra stiffness afforded by its wider hub spacing, in turn improving the spoke bracing angle for a reliably stout, stiff build. Speaking of the hubs, DT Swiss employs a custom version of their legendary 240s straightpull hub, complete with a 36-tooth ratchet on the rear for quick engagement. The straightpull hub design accommodates straight spokes without a bend at the head, thereby eliminating weak spots. This makes it all the more tough and responsive, seeing you'll be thrashing this wheel for years to come. This particular wheel is available as a front or rear, in Boost spacing only. As a rear wheel, there's an included SRAM XD freehub body conversion for SRAM's newest 1x11 and 1x12 drivetrains. If you're rocking a Shimano drivetrain or SRAM 9/10-speed set-up, it'll work with these configurations straight from the box. It's optimized for tubeless...
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DT Swiss XM 1501 Spline One 35 Boost Wheel - 27.5in DT Swiss XM 1501 Spline One 35 Boost Wheel - 27.5in
In building the XM 1501 Spline One 35 Boost 27. 5 Wheel, DT Swiss set out to create a wheel that balances the needs of durability and stiffness--all without the sticker shock of fancier carbon hoops. It's an ideal choice for aggressive trail and all-mountain riders seeking strength and stiffness from an aluminum wheel, but without depleting your funds for upgrades to your trail bike or road trips to iconic riding destinations. Wider than standard trail wheels, you'll find its inner width of 35 millimeters offers plentiful support for running larger trail tires in the 2. 5-inch realm, as well as the gargantuan 2. 8 to 3. 0-inch rubber found on 27. 5+ rigs. Running larger tires gives you the ability to drastically lower your pressure, providing ample traction across loose trail surfaces and plush support when you're plunging into rock-strewn descents. Accommodating the latest Boost standards of modern trail machines, the XM 1501 Spline One 35 Boost 27. 5in Wheel benefits from the extra stiffness afforded by this wider hub spacing, in turn improving the spoke bracing angle for a reliably stout and stiff build. Speaking of the hubs, DT Swiss employs a custom version of their legendary 240s straightpull hub, complete with the 36-tooth ratchet on the rear for quick engagement. The straightpull hub design accommodates straight spokes without a bend at the head, thereby eliminating weak spots. This makes it all the more tough and responsive, seeing you'll be riding this wheel for years to come across rock gardens, sweeping berms, and ledge drops. This particular wheel is available as a front or rear, in Boost spacing only. As a rear wheel, there's an included SRAM XD freehub body conversion for SRAM's newest 1x11 and 1x12 drivetrains. If you're rocking a Shimano drivetrain or SRAM 9/10-speed set-up, it'll work with these configurations straight from the box. It's optimized for tubeless set-up, seeing you'll want to reap the benefits of running lower pressure with fatte...
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DT Swiss XM 1501 Spline One 40 Boost Wheel - 27.5in+ DT Swiss XM 1501 Spline One 40 Boost Wheel - 27.5in+
Seeing that plus-sized bikes are rapidly gaining traction in the industry and on the trail, it only makes sense that wheel manufacturers would cater to this popular new size. DT Swiss set out to develop their very own line of all-mountain wheels tailored to these big-wheeled brawlers with their XM 1501 Spline One 40 Boost 27. 5+in Wheel. This 27. 5+in wheel balances the needs of durability and stiffness for aggressive riders seeking an aluminum wheel--all without the sticker shock of pricier carbon hoops. It can do it all, from rock-strewn descents to twisting trails through the local forest. Significantly wider than standard, the 40-millimeter internal width places it into a progressive realm of plus-sized wheels designed for voluminous rubber. This added width comfortably supports the 2. 8 to 3-inch behemoths you're running on your 27. 5+ trail bike without distorting the tire shape. Running these larger tires allows you to significantly lower tire pressure, providing gobs of grip across loose, rock-strewn trails, as well as plush support when the going gets especially rough. Accommodating the Boost standards ubiquitous to modern trail machines, the XM 1501 Spline One 27. 5+ Wheel benefits from extra stiffness afforded by its wider hub spacing, in turn improving the spoke bracing angle for a reliably stout, stiff build. Speaking of hubs, DT Swiss employs a custom version of their legendary 240s straightpull hub, complete with a 36-tooth ratchet on the rear for quick engagement. The straightpull hub design accommodates straight spokes without a bend at the head, thereby eliminating weak spots. This makes it all the more tough and responsive, seeing you'll be thrashing this wheel for years to come. This particular wheel is available as a front or rear, in Boost spacing only. As a rear wheel, there's an included SRAM XD freehub body conversion for SRAM's newest 1x11 and 1x12 drivetrains. If you're rocking a Shimano drivetrain or SRAM 9/10-speed set-up, it'll wor...
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DT Swiss XR 1501 Spline 29in Wheel DT Swiss XR 1501 Spline 29in Wheel
Lighter than its XM counterpart, DT Swiss' XR 1501 Spline 29in Wheel is intended for traditional crosscountry riding and racing. It favors weight savings, but without sacrificing too much in the strength department. In fact, the XR 1501's rims share the same Strength Boost Welding Technology as XM rims, meaning that you're able to ride with confidence over the rough stuff. The XR 1501's rim is narrower than the XM, providing an excellent platform for straight ahead speed. However, to compensate from the narrower width, DT Swiss' Strength Boost Welding Technology was employed to ensure that your wheels makes it through the rough stuff in one piece. Essentially, this process uses two small inserts that stabilize the rim during welding in order to increase structural integrity. Adding to the strength picture are straight-pull spokes. These DT Swiss spokes are double-butted for weight reduction, however, this process doesn't sacrifice strength. Additionally, the elimination of J-bend spokes, or spoke elbows, ditches one of the more common fail points of a mountain wheel. The best part is that these straight-pull spokes are replaceable with traditional tools, making home maintenance a simplified affair. At the nipple, DT Swiss injects its patented liquid to prevent backing out and to ensure durability. At the hub, DT Swiss' favored star ratcheting system takes care of reliability by handling extremely high loads with minimal amount of mechanical drag. And, like the spokes, it doesn't require proprietary tools in order to provide routine maintenance. In terms of braking, the hubs have a six-bolt rotor interface, and for added stiffness, they're available with a 15mm front thru- axle and a X-12 rear thru-axle. The DT Swiss XR 1501 Spline 29in Wheels are available in the color Black. The front comes equipped with a 15mm thru-axle, and the rear is available with 12x142mm thru-axle. Please note that these wheels are sold individually, and that the freehub body comes wi...
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Easton EC90 Aero 55 Carbon Road Wheel - Tubular Easton EC90 Aero 55 Carbon Road Wheel - Tubular
You've seen all the fast, lightweight race wheels, but more often than not, those desirable attributes come at the expense of out-and-out strength. That's why we're so impressed with the Easton EC90 Aero 55 Carbon Tubular Wheel. As part of Easton's race-ready EC90 lineup, they'll slice through the air like a hot knife through melting butter, but the real surprise is that they're bombproof enough to withstand a full season of 'cross without flinching. Not bad for a wheel that, according to Easton's published test results, outperforms much deeper rims in a wind tunnel at just about every imaginable yaw angle. It may sound like hyperbole, but the EC90 Aero rim is a feat of modern engineering. Easton's engineering team opted to ignore convention, most notably rejecting the long-held belief that a mid-depth rim couldn't be the fastest thing on the road. The result of this grand experiment is the new Fantom rim profile. It's noticeably massive, with an external width of 28mm at the widest. Also noteworthy is the blunted internal profile that is said to greatly improve both stability and speed in crosswinds. According to Easton's published test results, the Fantom rim profile is faster at a variety of yaw angles than anything it was tested against, including its own 90mm deep section TT rim. Due to a lack of available data, it's possible that a few of the very deepest TT-specific rims are marginally faster in some circumstances, but they'll give up a great deal of stability, and at significantly higher weights, it's easy to see why Easton calls this the single wheelset arsenal. Unlike the clincher version, the Aero 55 tubular uses internal nipples. It means you'll have to remove the tire to replace a nipple, but this sacrifice means that the rim is considerably lighter than its clincher counterpart, which relies on a rivnut style nipple insert to provide an undrilled inner rim wall, for tubeless compatibility. The rim profile isn't the only new aspect of the Aero 55...
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Easton R4 Cassette Body Easton R4 Cassette Body
The Easton R4 Cassette Body allows you to use any Easton R4 or R4 SL-equipped rear wheel with Shimano and SRAM 11-speed road drivetrains. The Easton R4 Freehub Body runs on high quality 6902 steel bearings and has three spring-loaded pawls. The R4 Cassette Body is compatible with all R4 and R4 SL hubs, as well as M1-120 and M1-220 mountain hubs.
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ENVE M50 Fifty 29in Boost Wheelset ENVE M50 Fifty 29in Boost Wheelset
The ENVE M50 Fifty 29in Boost Wheelset has redefined our expectations for what a cross country wheelset is able to do. Built with speedy hardtail and shorter suspension rides in mind, the M50 Fifty replaces ENVE's renowned XC rim with a significant drop in weight for even faster rolling on flats and lower rotational mass to propel up climbs -- all without any sacrifices in durability. Pairing carbon rims with the stronger spoke bracing angle of Boost hubs makes for a platform that may well be the stiffest XC wheel on the market. When ENVE set about redesigning the replacement for its featherweight XC rim, the required parameters were clear: make them lighter, wider, and smoother riding. Unsurprisingly, the team in Ogden delivered in spades. Part of the weight savings has been accomplished by trading in traditional bead hooks for a redesigned beadless hook, which is both lighter and more impact resistant. The width was also changed, increasing to 21mm internally -- a gain of 3mm compared to the XC. That translates into a rounder tire profile, resulting in greater cornering stability and more rubber on the ground at any given time. Anyone who's familiar with ENVE knows the fanatical lengths that its engineers go to in order to achieve a perfect ride feel. Accordingly, the M50 Fifty was tuned for greater vertical compliance, thereby reducing rider fatigue without sacrificing the fantastic lateral rigidity that endows ENVE's rims with the "on rails" feeling for which they're prized. While laying its wheels up, ENVE utilizes a patented process of molding in-spoke holes, nipple seats, and valve stem holes to create wheels boasting the highest strength-to-weight ratio available in the industry. ENVE routes the carbon fibers around each hole to maintain continuous fiber integrity, which results in both increased rim rigidity and lower weight at the spoke face. When laced to a hub, this system facilitates higher, more uniform spoke tension than standard bladder molding....
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ENVE M50 Fifty 29in Wheelset ENVE M50 Fifty 29in Wheelset
Carbon wheels make a lot of sense on 29ers --the larger-diameter rim is inherently less stiff than its 26 or 27'5in counterparts, and the extra stiffness of a carbon rim contributes massively to the overall stiffness of the wheel. ENVE's M50s, a more trail-friendly version of the long-running XC rims, deliver stiffness in spades, but are tuned to provide a little bit more "give" vertically, so that you get the benefit of the stiff rim when you need it, but it doesn't beat you up the rest of the time. The M50s are 21mm wide, internally, which is about 3mm more than the XC rims. This translates into a marginally wider tire, but more importantly, more of the tire's tread on the ground at any given time. Between this and the rim stiffness, you'll get experience a "cornering on rails" feeling.
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ENVE M50/Fifty 29in Chris King Wheelset ENVE M50/Fifty 29in Chris King Wheelset
In chasing the growing market around 27. 5-inch wheels, bike companies have been singing us all sorts of songs lately, but the simple truth is that, where speed and traction are concerned, bigger is better. The lower approach and departure angles and increased contact patch of 29-inch wheels are more than enough to offset their slightly greater weight. Now, if you're looking around for the best all-around cross-country-oriented set of 29-inch hoops, it simply doesn't get better than the ENVE M50/Fifty 29-inch Chris King Wheelset, taking an already superb wheelset and making it the best by throwing in some world-beating Chris King hubs. First, the rims. When ENVE set about redesigning the replacement for its featherweight "XC" rim, the design parameters were clear -- make them lighter, wider, and smoother riding. And unsurprisingly, the team in Ogden, Utah, delivered in spades. The 29in M50/Fifty rim now weighs a paltry 330g, shaving a full 50g per rim as compared to the 29 XC. Part of this weight savings has been accomplished by trading in traditional bead hooks for a redesigned beadless hook bead, which is both lighter and more impact resistant. The width has grown to 21mm internally, which is an increase of 3mm. That translates into a rounder tire profile, for greater cornering stability, and more rubber on the ground at any given time. By relieving material from the rim, ENVE has taken the M50/Fifty's tuned ride feel to previously unseen levels. Anyone who's familiar with ENVE knows the fanatical lengths that its engineers go to in order to achieve a perfect ride feel. Accordingly, the M50/Fifty has been tuned for greater vertical compliance, thereby reducing rider fatigue, without sacrificing the fantastic lateral rigidity that endows ENVE with the "on rails" feeling for which they're prized. Which brings us to those wonderful hubs. The name Chris King in cycling componentry is synonymous with absolute quality, longevity, and aesthetic appeal to boot. All pa...
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ENVE M60 Forty HV 27.5in Boost Wheelset ENVE M60 Forty HV 27.5in Boost Wheelset
We've elsewhere referred to the standard version of ENVE's M60 Forty HV 27. 5in Boost Wheelset as the ideal trail wheel, but that was before it blew up in internal rim width (from 23 to 26mm -- 1mm wider than the standard M70 Forty) and hub width (to the new 110/148 Boost standard). The extra tire volume and overall wheel stiffness afforded by these changes make the M60 Forty HV wheels even idealer, bordering on idealest. The M60 Forty HV model still targets the space between XC and all-mountain rims with a blend of lightweight speed and big-hit durability that covers the majority of off-road riding. The HV model weighs a bit more than the previous iteration, but it's still among the lightest wheels we'd pair with a five-inch travel bike. The redesigned, hook-less bead is both lighter and more impact resistant than a standard, hooked bead, and the extra width provides allows for higher tire volume, increasing cornering stability and putting more rubber on the ground at any given time. The rim tells most of the story, but two other facts are worth stating. First, the wheels are hand built in Utah to exacting standards for the longevity you'd expect out of a class-leading wheel system. Second, those big, bruising, Boost hubs make for stiffer tracking up front and yet more improvements to responsiveness out back. These wheels are almost never caught on the back foot, even while navigating sharp switchbacks. On a climb. Across rocks. The small engagement angle of DT Swiss' star ratchet freewheel also helps clear rocky cruxes and makes for a wheelset that may very well outlast your next few frames.
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ENVE M60 Forty HV 29in Boost Wheelset ENVE M60 Forty HV 29in Boost Wheelset
We haven't been shy about declaring a bit of love for the standard version of ENVE's M60 Forty HV 29in Boost Wheelset, but that love is well-earned. It has proven itself as one of the ideal wheelsets for everything from grinding climbs to gnarly descents at speeds normally reserved for race day. The HV version blows up the internal rim with from 23 to 26mm and widens the hubs to the new 110/148 Boost standard to most effectively pair with tires between 2. 3 and 2. 4in wide. The extra tire volume and stiffness afforded by the additional width make the M60 Forty HV wheels the ideal set of hoops for fast all-mountain or faster XC racing. The M60 Forty HV model still targets the space between XC and all-mountain rims with a blend of lightweight speed and big-hit durability that covers the majority of off-road riding. The HV model weighs a bit more than the standard iteration, but it's still among the lightest wheels we'd pair with a five-inch travel bike. The redesigned, hook-less bead is both lighter and more impact resistant than a standard, hooked bead, and the extra width allows for higher tire volume, increasing cornering stability and putting more rubber on the ground at any given time. As with all of its wheels, the M60 Forty HVs feature ENVE's Smart system to create a strong, stable wheel for any conditions. A patented process of molding in-spoke holes, nipple seats, and valve stem holes is largely responsible for ENVE's proven reputation of creating wheels boasting the highest strength-to-weight ratio available in the industry. ENVE routes the carbon fibers around each hole to maintain continuous fiber integrity, which results in both increased rim rigidity and lower weight at the spoke face. When laced to a hub, this system facilitates higher and more uniform spoke tension than standard bladder molding. Additionally, ENVE uses a process that removes the inner bladder during the molding process, resulting in lower weight compared to the many composite man...
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ENVE M60 Forty HV 29in Wheelset ENVE M60 Forty HV 29in Wheelset
29ers have evolved. The ever-changing worlds of suspension design and frame geometries have given wagon wheel bikes the ability to go far beyond their original XC-only stereotype. That added versatility is begging for a wheel platform that increases plushness, responsiveness, and confidence across terrain -- a platform like ENVE's M60 Forty HV 29in Wheelset. The M60 Forty HV is 3mm wider than the standard model, which effectively increases the volume of 2. 4in tires and boosts stiffness for better grip and a more responsive platform. The M60 Forty HV model still targets the space between XC and all-mountain rims with a blend of lightweight speed and big-hit durability that covers the majority of off-road riding. It may weigh a bit more than the standard model, but it's still among the lightest wheels we'd pair with a five-inch travel 29er. Part of the weight savings are accomplished by trading in traditional bead hooks for a redesigned, hook-less bead, which is both lighter and more impact resistant. The HV model's extra width also provides a higher-volume tire profile for greater cornering stability and more rubber on the ground at any given time. The rim tells most of the story, but two other facts are worth stating. First, the wheels are hand built in Utah to exacting standards for the longevity you'd expect out of a class-leading wheel system. Second, the snappy engagement of DT Swiss' 240 hubs helps clear rocky cruxes. Combining those hubs with ENVE's absurdly durable carbon lay-up makes for a wheelset that may very well outlast your next few frames.
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ENVE M60 Forty HV Rim Decal ENVE M60 Forty HV Rim Decal
Your M60 Forty HV rims may be nearly bombproof, but their stickers are not, and eventually you're going to want to trade them out for that brand-new, never-been-ridden shine. Available in a range of colors to fit your style and ride, the ENVE M60 Forty HV Rim Decals refresh your logos and customize your wheels. Whether you're going stealth or fluoro flash, these decals let you hit the trail looking like new. Please note that the decals are sold as singles. Purchase six decals for one wheel and 12 decals for a complete wheelset.
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ENVE M60 Forty Plus 27.5in Boost Wheelset ENVE M60 Forty Plus 27.5in Boost Wheelset
ENVE's lauded M60 Forty wheelset brought lightweight, bombproof capability that bridged the gap between XC and all-mountain wheelsets with a mix of speed and hard-hit durability. With plus tires bursting on the scene in a big way, ENVE introduces the M60 Forty Plus 27. 5in Boost Wheelset so you can have your plus-sized cake with snappy responsiveness and that coveted ENVE ride.The 27. 5in M60 Forty rim weighs in at 480g, which is feathery light considering its mammoth 40mm internal width and its designation as the widest rim of the entire M-series line. Part of this weight savings has been accomplished by trading in traditional bead hooks for a redesigned hookless bead, which is both lighter and more impact resistant. That wide internal platform is designed to pair optimally with 2. 8 to 3. 0-inch tires and provides a round tire profile, which translates to greater cornering stability and more rubber on the ground at any given time. By relieving material from the rim, ENVE has taken the M60 Forty's tuned ride to previously unseen levels. Anyone who's familiar with ENVE knows the fanatical lengths that its engineers go to in order to achieve a perfect ride feel. As with its narrower siblings, the M60 Forty Plus has been tuned to provide a degree of vertical compliance, thereby reducing rider fatigue, without sacrificing the fantastic lateral rigidity that endows ENVE with the "on rails" feeling for which they're prized, even with those plush plus tires.The rim tells the bulk of the story, but it's also worth noting that these wheels are hand built in Utah, to exacting standards, which provides the longevity you'd expect out of a class-leading wheel system. They're laced to DT Swiss 240 hubs, with your choice of either a Centerlock or standard 6-bolt rotor interface. Additionally, you can choose between a standard HG freehub or an XD driver for use with SRAM's one-by 11 and 12-speed drivetrains. The 240s have become a staple for their lightweight construction, r...
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ENVE M60 Forty Plus 27.5in Chris King Boost Wheelset ENVE M60 Forty Plus 27.5in Chris King Boost Wheelset
Given the M60 Forty's status as a do-it all wheelset that bridges the murky space between XC speed and all-mountain durability, it's no surprise that ENVE chose it as the platform for its first Plus-specific offering. The ENVE M60 Forty Plus 27. 5in Chris King Boost Wheelset lands as the answer to your top-end, Plus-sized aspirations by combining that plush traction with ENVE's coveted ride quality and sprightly responsiveness. The 27. 5in M60 Forty rim weighs in at a claimed 480g, which is feathery light considering its mammoth 40mm internal width and designation as the widest rim of ENVE's entire M-series line. Part of this weight savings is accomplished by trading in traditional bead hooks for a redesigned hookless bead, which is both lighter and more impact-resistant. That wide internal platform is designed to pair optimally with 2. 8 to 3in tires for a round tire profile, which translates to greater cornering stability and more rubber on the ground at any given time. Anyone who's familiar with ENVE knows the fanatical lengths that its engineers go to in order to achieve a perfect ride feel, and by removing material from the rim, ENVE takes the M60 Forty's tuned ride to previously unseen levels. As with its narrower siblings, the M60 Forty Plus has been tuned to provide a degree of vertical compliance, which reduces rider fatigue, without sacrificing the fantastic lateral rigidity that endows ENVE wheels with the "on rails" feeling for which they're prized, even with those plush tires. The rim tells the bulk of the story, but it's also worth noting that these wheels are hand built in Utah, to exacting standards, which provides the longevity you'd expect out of a class-leading wheel system. They're also laced to Chris King hubs, which are typically only seen on custom premium builds.
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ENVE M60 Forty Rim Decal ENVE M60 Forty Rim Decal
You love your ENVE M60 Forty wheels, but sometimes the same old aesthetics are just screaming for an update. Whether you're going for stealth mode or bright fluoro bling, the ENVE M60 Forty Rim Decal lets you customize your wheels to match that shiny new frame or add a standout pop of flair to an otherwise ordinary day on the trail. Please note that the decals are sold as singles. Purchase six decals for one wheel and 12 decals for a complete wheelset.
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ENVE M70 Thirty HV 27.5in Boost Wheelset ENVE M70 Thirty HV 27.5in Boost Wheelset
While the internal width of the standard model is already impressively wide, the M70 Thirty HV 27. 5in Boost Wheelset bumps the rim walls out even further. The internal width goes from 25 to an almost comical 36mm to allow for maximum volume while running 2. 4 and 2. 5in tires. This added volume combines with the outsized Boost hubs to make for a ride that's smoother, stiffer, and -- courtesy of ENVE's unrivaled carbon can-do -- more lightweight and responsive on climbs than any DH-inspired all-mountain and park wheelset has any business being. But here it is. If it sounds too good to be true, we can only respond that riding is believing. The 27. 5in M70 Thirty rim weighs a claimed 453g, making it slightly heavier than its predecessor, ENVE's AM rim, but the payoff of a wider tire bed and more durability is well worth it. Part of the strength increase comes from trading in traditional bead hooks for a redesigned, hook-less bead, which is both lighter and more impact resistant. The internal width on the HV model is so exaggerated that you can almost fit the non-HV M70 Thirty rims inside of it. That means more tire volume for greater cornering stability and more rubber on the ground at any given time. The rim tells most of the story, but two facts are worth stating. First, they're hand built in Utah to exacting standards for the longevity you'd expect out of a class-leading wheel system. Second, those big, bruising, Boost hubs make for stiffer tracking up front and yet more improvements in responsiveness out back. These wheels are almost never caught on the back foot, even while navigating sharp switchbacks. On a climb. Across rocks. The small engagement angle of DT Swiss' 240 hubs also help clear rocky cruxes and make for a wheelset that may very well outlast your next bike.
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ENVE M70 Thirty HV 27.5in Wheelset ENVE M70 Thirty HV 27.5in Wheelset
The HV in ENVE's M70 Thirty HV 27. 5in Wheelset designates "high volume," and with a 31mm internal width, the distinction is no exaggeration. Using ENVE's legendary carbon manufacturing process, the wheels are made to descend with finesse while making unavoidable ascents not just bearable, but enjoyable. Their blend of low weight and responsiveness may very well make you purposely avoid taking the lift back to the top. Of course, once you summit, the wheels are fully capable of bombing down the steepest route and sticking technical lines across crunchy terrain. Before they were handmade in the company's Utah manufacturing facility, the M70 Thirty HV prototypes underwent extensive testing to find the point at which more width became less beneficial. After eventually seeing that too wide of a rim led to increased puncture risk, ENVE engineers decided that 31mm was the winning number for their latest innovation. The wheels are constructed with the same meticulous attention to detail, with carbon wrapped around an inner bladder that is later painstakingly removed to reduce weight and ensure consistency. The carbon fibers are wound individually around each spoke and valve hole to add strength precisely where it's needed without using extra material or sacrificing structural integrity by drilling the holes later. ENVE decided not to follow the same rim profile for the M70 Thirty HV's as it did on its standard M-series rims, so expect a slightly shallower, stronger shape overall. Within the rim sits a newly-redesigned, straight, hook-less bead. ENVE decided to make an arguably radical departure from the traditional bead hook design, adopting this new in-house shape to allow for more precise tire and rim integration. The overall effects of these decisions are improved consistency and enhanced flat resistance, creating a more durable, reliable wheelset. Finally, the M70 Thirty HV wheelset comes laced with a set of DT Swiss 240 hubs, which promise as much longevity and...
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ENVE M70 Thirty HV 29in Boost Wheelset ENVE M70 Thirty HV 29in Boost Wheelset
ENVE's original M70 Thirty wheelset ticked all the boxes for hard-riding, adrenaline-chasing trail shredders. The ENVE M70 Thirty HV 29in Boost Wheelset retains all the things we love about the standard version and puffs up the internal rim width from 25 to 31mm to pair perfectly with larger volume tires ranging from 2. 3 to 2. 5in wide. ENVE also increases the hub width to meet the new 110/148 Boost standard. The extra tire volume and overall wheel stiffness afforded by these changes make the M70 Thirty HV wheels the ideal set of hoops for conquering big drops, carving berms, and cleaning steep, terrain-riddled climbs. The M70 Thirty HV Boost borrows downhill-specific laminates from its M90 cousin to target the daredevil all-mountain rider with a penchant for gravity speed who still wants the option to climb efficiently when the lifts are closed. The HV model weighs a bit more than the standard iteration, but it's still among the lightest wheels we'd pair with a six-inch enduro bike. The redesigned, hook-less bead is both lighter and more impact resistant than a standard, hooked bead, and the extra width allows for higher tire volume, increasing cornering stability and putting more rubber on the ground at any given time. As with all of its wheels, ENVE utilizes its Smart system to create a strong, stable wheel for any conditions. A patented process of molding in-spoke holes, nipple seats, and valve stem holes is largely responsible for ENVE's proven reputation of creating wheels boasting one of the highest strength-to-weight ratios in the industry. ENVE routes the carbon fibers around each hole to maintain continuous fiber integrity, which results in both increased rim rigidity and lower weight at the spoke face. When laced to a hub, this system facilitates higher and more uniform spoke tension than standard bladder molding. Additionally, ENVE uses a process that eventually removes the inner bladder, resulting in lower weight compared to the many composite ma...
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ENVE SES 2.2 Wheelset - Clincher ENVE SES 2.2 Wheelset - Clincher
ENVE's SES 2. 2 Clincher Wheelset had quite a high profile debut at this year's Tour. Just ask MTN-Qhubeka's Teklehaimanot, who became the first black African to start the Tour and, in his debut at the race, spent a handful of stages resplendent in the polka-dot jersey. ENVE built these featherweight wheels specifically for the MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung Team to use while climbing the Tour's formidable peaks, and they're now available for the rest of us to use as we ride for PR's on our most challenging ascents. Mountain roads bring with them a special set of specifications and necessary robustness in braking capabilities. ENVE tackles those requirements head-on with a brand-new, molded-in, textured brake surface and new, black brake pads for a claimed 30% improvement in braking performance over ENVE's previous models. The new combination also makes for more consistent braking across both wet and dry conditions. When you're sweeping through switchbacks, you can trust the braking surface to do what it's supposed to do: get you through the descent on two wheels. While designing the SES 2. 2, ENVE's primary focus was on stiffness and low weight -- essential qualities while pedaling up steep grades. Rather than create two separate rim profiles for the front and rear as it does in the rest of the SES line, ENVE chose to keep the 2. 0 rim dimensions uniform. This means 25mm of depth and 27mm of external width across both wheels. They're specifically made to be used with on-trend 25mm tires for a smooth, forgiving, and more efficient ride. Though the 2. 2 has a different profile than its SES siblings, it has the same solid construction and attention to detail we expect from ENVE. ENVE wheels enjoy the reputation of having one of the highest strength-to-weight ratios in the industry because of a jealously guarded process of molding in-spoke holes, nipple seats, and valve stem holes rather than drilling them after the fact. ENVE routes the carbon fibers around each hole to...
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ENVE SES 2.2 Wheelset - Tubular ENVE SES 2.2 Wheelset - Tubular
If you paid attention to the Tour this year, then you were undoubtedly struck by the underdog success and tenacity of the MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung Team, which made history once as the first African-registered team at the Grande Boucle and again with the first African rider to wear the polka dot jersey. This team stole the hearts of the cycling world with its class and determination to fight it out for stage wins against the goliaths of the World Tour, all while rolling on the new ENVE SES 2. 2 Tubular Wheelset. Built specifically to help the team conquer the giant mountains of The Tour, these featherweight wheels are now available to all of us whether we're attacking the European peloton or trying to eke out those last few seconds to conquer that coveted local KOM. Mountain roads bring with them a special set of specifications and necessary robustness in braking capabilities. ENVE tackles those requirements head-on with a brand-new, molded-in, textured brake surface paired with the new ENVE black brake pads for a claimed 30% improvement in braking performance over ENVE's previous models. The new combination also makes for more consistent braking across both wet and dry conditions. When you're dropping through switchbacks into an unexpected thunderstorm, it's reassuring to know you can trust the braking surface to do what it's supposed to do and get you to the valley floor safely, rubber side-down. In designing the 2. 2, ENVE shifts the focus slightly away from pure drag reduction with a laser-focused lock on weight reduction to make this a stiff, featherweight climber to fly up the mountains. In contrast to the rest of ENVE's SES line of wheels, which feature differing rim profiles for the front and rear, the 2. 2 maintains the same 25mm depth and 27mm external rim width across both wheels specifically designed to house on-trend 25mm tires for a smooth, forgiving, and more efficiently rolling ride across the miles. Even with the 2. 2 diverging slightly from its...
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ENVE SES 2.2 Wheelset with ENVE Hubs - Clincher ENVE SES 2.2 Wheelset with ENVE Hubs - Clincher
The rims on ENVE's SES 2. 2 Clincher Wheelset with ENVE Hubs had a grand debut this summer atop the dizzyingly high peaks of the Tour on the frames of the MTN-Qhubeka team. Cummings earned the team its first-ever stage win aboard these rims, and they're now available for the rest of us to use as we conquer steep grades and the long, winding roads of our favorite local climbs. There is one key difference between what Cummings rode and this model, though. On Cummings' wheels, you can clearly see the telltale red of DT Swiss 240 hubs instead of the lighter, stiffer, carbon hubs ENVE has added here. Mountain roads place heavy demands a wheel's braking capabilities, and ENVE ensured the shallow 2. 2 rims would be more than ready to take on those demands by developing a new, molded-in textured brake surface. Paired with the new ENVE black brake pads, the brake track claims to improve performance by 30% over previous ENVE models. This new system addresses the challenges of braking in both wet and dry conditions, adding reassuring consistency on the days you get caught in a surprise rain shower on a winding, narrow descent. In a departure from the rest of the SES line, ENVE chose to keep the depth and external rim width the same for each wheel. We assume this is because, at just 25mm deep, the aerodynamic gains of fiddling with respective depths would be minimal at best. Instead the 2. 2s' 25mm depth and 27mm external rim width work together to achieve an ideal balance of stiffness and low weight that make these wheels capable featherweight climbing machines. Pair their generous width with of-the-moment 25mm tires for lower rolling resistance, plush comfort, and more confident cornering on the way back down. ENVE wheels are known for having one of the highest strength-to-weight ratios in the industry, and the 2. 2's are shaped using the same highly regarded Smart construction system as the rest of its wheels to ensure their stability and reliability. ENVE painstakingl...
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ENVE SES 2.2 Wheelset with ENVE Hubs - Tubular ENVE SES 2.2 Wheelset with ENVE Hubs - Tubular
The ENVE SES 2. 2 wheelset, built feather-light to fly up the mountains of the Tour, was the biggest news of the climbing wheel world this year. Now laced with ENVE's new carbon hubs, the SES 2. 2 Tubular Wheelset with ENVE Hubs is available to us all whether we're conquering our favorite local passes or lining up with the pro peloton. Mountain roads bring with them a special set of specifications and necessary robustness in braking capabilities. ENVE tackles those requirements head-on with a brand-new, molded-in, textured brake surface and new, black brake pads for a claimed 30% improvement in braking performance over ENVE's previous models. The new combination also makes for more consistent braking across both wet and dry conditions. When you're sweeping through switchbacks, you can trust the braking surface to do what it's supposed to do: get you through the descent on two wheels. While designing the SES 2. 2, ENVE's primary focus was on stiffness and low weight -- essential qualities while pedaling up steep grades. Rather than create two separate rim profiles for the front and rear as it does in the rest of the SES line, ENVE chose to keep the 2. 0 rim dimensions uniform. This means 25mm of depth and 27mm of external width across both wheels. They're specifically made to be used with on-trend 25mm tires for a smooth, forgiving, and more efficient ride. Though the 2. 2 has a different profile than its SES siblings, it has the same solid construction and attention to detail we expect from ENVE. ENVE wheels enjoy the reputation of having one of the highest strength-to-weight ratios in the industry because of a jealously guarded process of molding in-spoke holes, nipple seats, and valve stem holes rather than drilling them after the fact. ENVE routes the carbon fibers around each hole to maintain continuous fiber integrity, which results in both increased rim rigidity and lower weight. This system facilitates higher, more uniform spoke tension than standard bl...
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ENVE SES 3.4 Carbon DT Swiss 240 Disc Brake Road Wheelset - Clincher ENVE SES 3.4 Carbon DT Swiss 240 Disc Brake Road Wheelset - Clincher
On the pavement, you'd be hard-pressed to find a wheelset more versatile than ENVE's SES 3. 4 platform. Its balance of low weight for climbing and flatland speed exceeds its rim depth expectations. With an updated rim shape and the addition of disc rotors and tubeless compatibility for 2017, the SES 3. 4 Carbon Disc Road Clincher Wheelset with DT Swiss 240 Hubs looks to become a one-wheelset quiver to tackle all manner of gravel and cyclocross without sacrificing its road race-ready heritage. The new rim profile features a monstrous 21mm internal rim width for both front and rear, which compares favorably to the previous 3. 4's combination of 18. 5/16. 5mm front/rear mix. ENVE credits the wider stance for improving aerodynamics with a 25mm tire while also boosting tire volume. This in turn allows lower tire pressure for a smoother, more efficient ride and compatibility with the wider tires needed for all-road adventuring. Swapping the tubes for tubeless will take full advantage of the new rim width by reducing pinch flat risk and further reducing both pressure and rolling resistance. In the saddle, this makes for a nearly perfect blend of speed and comfort. The latest SES 3. 4 continues ENVE's commitment to mixed rim height, but it brings the numbers closer together. The front rim gains 3mm to 38mm in depth, and the rear rim loses 3mm to clock in at 42mm. ENVE claims that this new pairing improves handling and stability in windy conditions without sacrificing any aerodynamics, which means you'll be riding smooth instead of wrestling with the wind at speed. As with all its SES wheels, ENVE uses its most sophisticated technology and engineering techniques to create this fast, stiff, and aerodynamic wheelset. The ENVE SES series boasts the highest strength-to-weight ratio on the market, due in part to ENVE's patented process of molding in spoke holes, nipple seats, and valve stem holes. Knowing that carbon fiber gains strength from continuous fibers, ENVE routes ...
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ENVE SES 3.4 Carbon DT Swiss 240 Road Wheelset - Tubular ENVE SES 3.4 Carbon DT Swiss 240 Road Wheelset - Tubular
No discussion on versatile tubular race wheels is complete without some significant time dedicated to ENVE's SES 3. 4 Carbon Tubular Road Wheelset with DT Swiss 240 Hubs and its ability to go toe-to-toe aerodynamically with much deeper wheelsets without matching them in extra weight. For 2017, ENVE builds on the 3. 4's ability to balance climbing prowess and aerodynamic speed with a new rim shape accompanied by claims of even more stability, increased handling confidence, and a general faster, smoother ride than ever before. The new rim profile features a mammoth 27. 5mm external rim width for both front and rear in comparison to the previous 3. 4's 26mm front and 24mm rear combination. ENVE says this wide stance optimizes aerodynamics with a 25mm tire, which in turn allows lower tire pressure for a smoother, more efficient ride than old-school 23mm and smaller tubular options. The rim depth continues ENVE's commitment to a shallower front and deeper rear rim pairing, but brings the numbers closer together with the front rim gaining 3mm to a 38mm depth and the rear dropping 3mm to land at a 42mm. ENVE claims that this new combination improves handling and stability in variable wind conditions without sacrificing any aerodynamics, which means you'll be riding smooth instead of wrestling to keep your bike in line at speed. At the brake track, the 3. 4 carries over 2016's in-molded Gen 2 brake track, which offers 30% stronger stopping power and the ability to retain 95% of its braking power when being used in sloppy, wet conditions. As with all its SES wheels, ENVE uses its most sophisticated technology and engineering techniques to create this fast, stiff, and aerodynamic wheelset. The ENVE SES series boasts the highest strength-to-weight ratio on the market, due in part to ENVE's patented process of molding in spoke holes, nipple seats, and valve stem holes. Knowing that carbon fiber gains strength from continuous fibers, ENVE routes the fibers around each hole...
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ENVE SES 3.4 Carbon DT Swiss 240 Wheelset - Clincher ENVE SES 3.4 Carbon DT Swiss 240 Wheelset - Clincher
ENVE's SES 3. 4 Carbon Clincher Road Wheelset with DT Swiss 240 Hubs has earned a reputation as one of the more versatile wheelsets available with its balance of aerodynamics and lightweight climbing ability, and it's back for 2017 with a few tweaks that look to make it even better. This year sees the 3. 4 drop some weight, gain tubeless compatibility, and sit with a wider stance and slightly different rim depth pairing than its predecessor. The takeaway from all of these changes is increased stability in the crosswinds, snappier handling, and a smoother ride. The new rim profile features a mammoth 21mm internal width for both front and rear, quite a bit wider than the previous 3. 4's 18. 5mm front and 16. 5mm rear combination. ENVE says this wide stance optimizes aerodynamics with a 25mm tire while also boosting tire volume, which in turn allows lower tire pressure for a smoother, more efficient ride. Swapping the tubes for tubeless will take full advantage of the new rim width by reducing pinch flat risk while further reducing pressure and rolling resistance. On the road, this makes for a nearly perfect blend of speed and comfort. The rim depth continues ENVE's commitment to a shallower front and deeper rear pairing, but brings the numbers closer together with the front rim gaining 3mm to 38mm in depth and the rear losing 3mm to clock in at 42mm in depth. ENVE claims that this new pairing improves handling and stability in windy conditions without sacrificing any aerodynamics, which means you'll be riding smooth instead of wrestling with the wind at speed. At the brake track, the 3. 4 carries over 2016's in-molded Gen 2 brake surface, which offers 30% stronger stopping power and the ability to retain 95% of its braking power when being used in wet conditions. As with all its SES wheels, ENVE uses its most sophisticated technology and engineering techniques to create this fast, stiff, and aerodynamic wheelset. The ENVE SES series boasts the highest strength-t...
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ENVE SES 3.4 Carbon ENVE Ceramic Wheelset - Clincher ENVE SES 3.4 Carbon ENVE Ceramic Wheelset - Clincher
The combination of carbon rims, carbon hubs, and ceramic bearings found when ENVE's SES 3. 4 Carbon Clincher Road Wheelset meets ENVE's Ceramic Hubs is one that'll turn heads at the Tuesday night group ride and have the peloton charging on the rivet just to keep up. The hubs harness ENVE's renowned engineering and feature DT Swiss' star ratchet internals for lightning fast engagement and silky smooth speed, while the versatile 3. 4 rim gets some updates for 2017. Gaining tubeless compatibility and a wider profile, the 3. 4's updated rim shape pushes its predecessor's famed versatility even further with increased stability, more confident handling, and an overall faster, smoother ride. The new rim profile features a mammoth 21mm internal rim width for both front and rear, dwarfing the previous 3. 4's 18. 5mm front and 16. 5mm rear combination. ENVE says this wide stance optimizes aerodynamics with a 25mm tire while also boosting tire volume, which in turn allows lower tire pressure for a smoother, more efficient ride. We'd also happily run even wider tires for an extra dose of plush, and swapping the tubes for tubeless will take full advantage of the new rim width by reducing pinch flat risk while further reducing pressure and rolling resistance. The rim depth continues ENVE's commitment to a shallower front and deeper rear rim pairing, but brings the numbers closer together with the front rim gaining 3mm to a 38mm depth and the rear dropping 3mm to land at a 42mm depth compared to the previous rim profile. ENVE claims that this new combination improves handling and stability in variable wind conditions without sacrificing any aerodynamics, which means you'll be riding smooth instead of wrestling to keep your bike in line at speed. At the brake track, the 3. 4 carries over 2016's in-molded Gen 2 finish, which offers 30% stronger stopping power and the ability to retain 95% of its braking power when being used in wet conditions. As with all its SES wheels, ENVE ...
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ENVE SES 4.5 AR Disc Wheelset - Tubular - DT Swiss 240 Hubs ENVE SES 4.5 AR Disc Wheelset - Tubular - DT Swiss 240 Hubs
When its sponsored WorldTour team asked for a wheelset that could run the beefy tires needed for grueling European cobbles while still boasting a distinct aerodynamic advantage when things smooth out, the ENVE engineers got creative. With a moderately dished profile designed around a 28-30mm tire volume instead of the usual 23-25mm, the ENVE SES 4. 5 AR Disc Tubular Wheelset with DT Swiss 240 hubs is the ultimate all-around racing wheelset when the pavement turns choppy and race promoters decide fire roads are a fun way to liven up a road race course.The SES 4. 5 AR isn't just a wider version of its namesake SES 4. 5, as ENVE engineers created a whole new carbon layup to make the most out of the 4. 5 ARs wide, 25mm internal rim width, disc specific hub pairing, and intended all-road utility. ENVE understandably guards the specifics of its layups closely, but if its other proven rim designs are any indicator, this wheelset is sure to withstand all manner of aging chipseal, hard packed dirt, and crack-strewn pavement with sprightly speed and stability. Even with all those changes, the 4. 5 AR sees a continuation of ENVE's now signature shallow front and deeper rear wheel pairings, featuring a 49mm front and 55mm rear depth to comingle with its SES 4. 5 sibling in the sweet spot between the more climbing oriented 3. 4 and TT leaning 6. 7 wheelsets. With wind tunnel and real world testing to back up claims that these wheels will hold steady in a wide variety of wind conditions, the 4. 5 ARs take the 4. 5s claim of being the all-rounder wheel of choice for riders across the world to a whole new level.While shaping and dimensions are the brand's calling card, ENVE's obsessively clean construction also sets it apart from the herd of carbon competitors. ENVE wraps carbon fiber continuously around a removable bladder to construct the rims, routing the fibers around each hole for a completely intact, precise design that boasts the highest claimed strength-to-weight rati...
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ENVE SES 4.5 AR Disc Wheelset with Chris King R45 Hubs - Clincher ENVE SES 4.5 AR Disc Wheelset with Chris King R45 Hubs - Clincher
When that unplanned route deviation is rewarded with sweeping canyon views and open road for days, you don't want to turn around just because the surface turns less than pristine. Whether it's dirt, gravel, or ancient, cracking pavement, the ENVE SES 4. 5 AR Disc Clincher Wheelset with Chris King R45 Hubs lets you push onward and upward to roads much less traveled. While this wheelset shares much of its name with ENVE's SES 4. 5, the SES 4. 5 AR isn't just a wider version of its namesake. The impetus of the 4. 5 AR was originally driven by the unique challenges of European cobbles and a desire to run big tires without the associated decreases in aerodynamics that happens when pairing them with standard width road rims. ENVE engineers created a whole new carbon layup and rim shape designed to pair with 28-30mm tires, maintain aerodynamics, and make the most out of the 4. 5 AR's wide, 25mm internal rim width, disc specific hub pairing, and intended all-road utility. ENVE further tweaks the design with the inclusion of a hookless bead design, inspired by its mountain rims, which increases tubeless reliability and results in a clean tire to rim interaction. Even with all those changes, the 4. 5 AR sees a continuation of ENVE's now signature shallow front and deeper rear wheel pairings. The 4. 5 AR features a 49mm front and 55mm rear depth to comingle with its SES 4. 5 sibling in the sweet spot between the 3. 4 and TT-leaning 6. 7 wheelsets. ENVE's wind tunnel and real world testing indicate that these wheels hold steady in a wide variety of wind conditions, so they bring their all-purpose depth to multi-surface cycling. While shaping and dimensions are the brand's calling card, ENVE's obsessively clean construction also sets it apart from the herd of carbon competitors. ENVE wraps carbon fiber continuously around a removable bladder to construct the rims, routing the fibers around each hole for a completely intact, precise design that boasts the highest claimed s...
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ENVE SES 4.5 AR DT Swiss 240 Disc Brake Wheelset - Clincher ENVE SES 4.5 AR DT Swiss 240 Disc Brake Wheelset - Clincher
ENVE's new SES 4. 5 AR DT Swiss 240 Disc Brake Clincher Wheelset with DT Swiss 240 Hubs was originally inspired by the necessity of running beefy road tires on grueling European cobbles and a desire to avoid the usual aerodynamic sacrifices and questionable handling caused when pairing big tires with skinny rims. Compared to the OG SES 4. 5, which is designed around 23-25mm tires, the 4. 5 AR profiles are built to pair with plush 28-30mm tires for extra cushion across jarring surfaces and--counterintuitively--increased speed when the smooth pavement returns. This wheelset serves the ever-growing segment of riders searching for wheels with multi-surface versatility to expand their ride routes to spur-of-the-moment surface changes. The AR initialism stands for All Road, but these wheels (and the generous tires they accommodate) are built to keep going even after all roads end. We would be remiss to categorize these as just a wider version of the 4. 5 though, as ENVE engineers created a whole new carbon layup. The new lay-up makes the most out of the 4. 5 AR's 25mm internal rim width, disc-specific hub pairing, and multi-surface utility. ENVE understandably guards the specifics of its layups closely, but if its other proven rim designs are any indicator, this wheelset is sure to withstand all manner of aging pavement, graded gravel, and even singletrack with snappy speed and stability. Another tweak to the usual road design is the inclusion of a hookless bead, which is inspired by ENVE's mountain rims and increases tubeless reliability with a clean tire to rim interaction. Even with all those changes, the 4. 5 AR sees a continuation of ENVE's now signature offset front and rear rim depths by featuring a 49mm front and 55mm rear rim. Like with the standard 4. 5, these depths inhabit in the sweet spot between the more climbing oriented 3. 4 and TT/crit-leaning 6. 7 wheelsets. With wind tunnel and real world testing to back up claims that these wheels will hold steady...
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ENVE SES 4.5 Carbon Clincher Road Wheelset - Chris King R45 Hubs ENVE SES 4.5 Carbon Clincher Road Wheelset - Chris King R45 Hubs
When ENVE introduced the first generation of its SES 4. 5, it effectively bridged the divide between the SES line's discipline-specific wheels -- the featherweight, climb-ready 3. 4 and the aerodynamic missile 6. 7 -- to offer one do-it-all set of carbon hoops. ENVE's carbon craftsmen in Northern Utah created the SES 4. 5 Carbon Clincher Wheelset with Chris King R45 Hubs to be an all-around training and racing option, capable of slicing through the wind on a flat, fast tri course or powering a road ride through rolling climbs and wide, sweeping descents without getting knocked around by the wind. For 2016, ENVE is updating that versatile platform with the Gen 2 brake track to give the SES 4. 5s even more reliable stopping power than before. Of course, ENVE built its name on going, not stopping, and that involves reducing lateral forces and developing aerodynamic rims that cut drag while displaying consistent stability across a wide range of yaw angles. Its engineers based the rim's shape around depth requirements, then molded the front and rear rims to different dimensions to account for their individual behaviors on the bike. The result is a front wheel measuring 48mm deep and 27m wide and a deeper, slimmer rear wheel shaped to 56mm deep and 25. 5mm wide. This design allows the front wheel to provide stability while the rear wheel, tucked away from the wind, takes advantage of its position's relative stability to deliver significant aerodynamic gains. As mentioned above, ENVE graces the latest SES 4. 5 with a new brake track, the Gen 2. ENVE first introduced the new brake track on the SES 2. 2, and it claims the textured surface provides a 30% increase in power and nearly equal stopping in wet and dry conditions. Aside from the new brake track, ENVE's meticulous rim construction remains reassuringly static. It still features carbon fiber carefully wrapped around a removable bladder and individually routed around each hole for a completely intact, precise design...
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ENVE SES 4.5 Carbon Clincher Road Wheelset - DT Swiss 240 Hub ENVE SES 4.5 Carbon Clincher Road Wheelset - DT Swiss 240 Hub
The ENVE SES 4. 5 Carbon Clincher Road Wheelset with DT Swiss 240 Hubs has garnered a storied reputation as a jack-of-all trades that's as capable on soaring ascents as it is railing criterium corners and settling into a blistering pace off the front of the peloton. This version comes outfitted with ENVE's new textured Generation 2 brake track and pads for an added dollop of control to top off its versatility.ENVE has made something of a signature out of its shallow front and deeper rear wheel pairings, and the 4. 5s fall into the sweet spot between its more climbing oriented 3. 4 and TT leaning 6. 7 wheelsets. With wind tunnel and real world testing to back up claims that these wheels will hold steady in a wide variety of wind conditions, the 4. 5s have laid claim to being the all-rounder wheel of choice for riders across the world. While shaping and dimensions are the brand's calling card, ENVE's obsessively clean construction also sets it apart from the herd of carbon competitors. ENVE wraps carbon fiber continuously around a removable bladder to construct the rims, routing the fibers around each hole for a completely intact, precise design that boasts the highest claimed strength-to-weight ratio on the market. As an added step, ENVE removes the bladder for a final product that's both lighter and more structurally sound than rims that remain packed with molding material. While that extra step of removing the bladder adds time and expense to the manufacturing process, the end result is worth it.The 4. 5s come laced to DT Swiss' venerable 240 hubs, complete with their incredibly satisfying star ratchet system and indisputable durability. We also think it's worth noting that the 4. 5s' generous interior widths grant your tires a lower rolling resistance at a lower PSI, so you can enjoy a ride that's simultaneously faster and more comfortable.
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ENVE SES 4.5 Carbon Road Wheelset - Clincher - ENVE Carbon Ceramic Hubs ENVE SES 4.5 Carbon Road Wheelset - Clincher - ENVE Carbon Ceramic Hubs
ENVE has reached such a superior level with their SES 4. 5 Carbon Road Clincher Road Wheelset, that in addition to the ENVE Carbon Ceramic Hubs, they should pack a fresh pair of podium shoes in the box. And maybe a cycling cap, too, to ensure that no one has an excuse for wearing a baseball hat on the top step. Smoother rolling and lighter than even the winning SES 4. 5 rims used by MTN-Qhubeka in the 2015 Tour, this wheelset is aerodynamically optimized to waste none of your wattage output. The rims' dimensions (48mm deep and 27mm wide in the front, and 56mm deep and 25. 5mm wide in the rear) mean the wheelset is an evolved system that shapes the airflow to stabilize your ride and transport you to the finish line.At the hubs, you'll find precision and quality that transcends even Tour status. DT Swiss star ratchet freehub engagement system, CeramicSpeed bearings, and ENVE's own single-piece carbon aesthetics set you apart with outright distinction. And with an improved Gen 2 brake track for wet-conditions braking, the weather--just like your competition--is an afterthought.
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ENVE SES 5.6 Disc Wheelset - Clincher ENVE SES 5.6 Disc Wheelset - Clincher
We're used to seeing disc-equipped wheels with rim brake tracks stealthily covered with strategic stickering as companies push to offer disc wheelsets without reinventing their rim profiles. ENVE, being the innovative company that it is, turns that practice on its head with the disc-specific rim design on its new SES 5. 6 Disc Clincher Wheelset. This all-new rim features a slight curve where a rim brake track would normally sit for resulting claims of better airflow between the tire and rim. In turn, this new shaping also comes with claims of increased stability in both steady and swirling wind conditions for confident handling and predictable cornering. Designed with the current trends towards larger volume road tires in mind and compatible with road tubeless or traditional clincher setups, this wheelset might just be the only set of hoops you'll need to tackle all your road adventures. As with the rest of ENVE's SES line, the 5. 6 rims aren't subjected to static, arbitrary NACA shapes. Instead, the engineers let each wheel's depth requirements dictate the ideal dimensions in order to reduce lateral forces and increase aerodynamic benefits across a wide range of yaw angles. This approach is apparent in everything from the rim's rounded inner face to the different dimensions and disc-specific shapes of the front and rear wheels. SES takes the shallower, more stable front wheel and deep, aerodynamic rear wheel philosophy to its logical extreme. As the SES name implies, these wheels are built using the Smart ENVE System to create a rim that is as strong and stable as it is aerodynamic. ENVE wheels enjoy the reputation of having one of the highest strength-to-weight ratios in the industry because of a jealously guarded process of molding in-spoke holes, nipple seats, and valve stem holes rather than drilling them after the fact. ENVE routes the carbon fibers around each hole to maintain continuous fiber integrity, which results in both increased rim rigidity and ...
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Fulcrum Racing 5 DB Wheelset - Clincher Fulcrum Racing 5 DB Wheelset - Clincher
Tuck those deep-dish carbon 'cross racing tubulars safely away in the closet and outfit your favorite mud-shedding steed for salty winter base miles with the Fulcrum Racing 5 DB Clincher Wheelset. Built to mesh perfectly with your disc-brake equipped frame, these wheels house tires ranging from 25mm to 32mm to tackle long hours on the pavement, hardpack dirt roads, or gravel adventures with smooth durability. Fulcrum builds the Racing 5 DB with 27. 5mm-deep aluminum rims. They're shallow enough to minimize rotational weight for fast spin-up when the traffic light turns green while still garnering a bit of aerodynamic advantage while grinding out interval sets. Unlike a full carbon wheel, which may feel a bit stiff for everyday training and a bit costly to risk in the winter muck, aluminum provides more radial give between the rough road and your body to smooth out bumps and vibrations. Nonetheless, the Racing 5 DBs get rolling quickly and hold speed well on flats and descents, all of which is aided by the smooth rolling efficiency of Fulcrum's aluminum hubset. These hubs boast oversized aluminum flanges that improve the spokes' bracing angle for a snappier, more responsive ride. A two-to-one spoke lacing pattern on both the front and rear wheel utilizes 14 spokes on the left side and seven on the right to create an exceptionally strong wheel that resists deflection from the load of disc braking forces. As an added bonus, external spoke nipples at the rim make for easy service and maintenance.
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Fulcrum Racing Quattro Carbon Wheelset - Clincher Fulcrum Racing Quattro Carbon Wheelset - Clincher
Perusing various carbon fiber hoop offerings can quickly spiral into a vortex of sky-high costs and withered hopes after checking your bank account. The Fulcrum Racing Quattro Carbon Clincher Wheelset is here to put an end to that spiral, delivering smooth carbon speed at a significantly lower cost than its similarly profiled counterparts. Fulcrum rims are actually Campagnolo tech in disguise, so the 3Diamant braking surface treatment used on the Racing Quattros is the same as that featured on Campy's legendary Bora line. These wheels address the common issues of poor carbon rim braking to provide powerful stopping in both wet and dry conditions when paired with Fulcrum's carbon-specific brake pads. Fulcrum builds the Racing Quattro with 40mm carbon fiber rims -- just deep enough to slice effortlessly through the air and just shallow enough to snap up to speed and tackle climbs with ease. The depth also lets Campagnolo clandestinely plug the hole in their wheel line between the 35 and 50mm Bora models. Like their more expensive Italian cousins, the rims incorporate Dynamic Balance technology, which is a closely guarded method of laying the carbon opposite the stem valve hole to balance the rim's rotational weight. At the center, Fulcrum laces the Quattro Carbon rims to its silky smooth aluminum hubset. These hubs boast oversized aluminum flanges that serve to improve strength and rigidity for a snappy, responsive ride. A two-to-one spoke lacing pattern on the rear wheel utilizes seven spokes on the left side and 14 on the right to create an exceptionally strong wheel that resists flex under the load of hard gear changes or punchy accelerations. As an added bonus, external spoke nipples at the rim make for easy service and maintenance.
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Fulcrum Racing Zero Carbon Wheelset - Clincher Fulcrum Racing Zero Carbon Wheelset - Clincher
The Fulcrum Racing Zero Carbon Clincher Wheelset builds on the stiffness and general efficiency of the original aluminum-rimmed Zero with an upgrade to carbon fiber for improved responsiveness and speed off the line. Utilizing a technology Fulcrum dubs Momag, the Zero Carbon rims feature a uniform upper bridge surface free from holes. This is achieved through a process that sounds maddeningly finicky to us: guiding spoke nipples into place from the valve hole via magnets. It does eliminate the need for the additional holes found in most rims, though, so the tire beds are solid and don't require rim tape or strips. The unbroken surface also increases the rim's durability and stiffness for an enduringly confident ride. To address the issue of braking confidence on carbon rims in varying weather, Fulcrum utilizes its 3Diamant braking surface treatment to provide powerful stopping in both wet and dry conditions when paired with Fulcrum's carbon-specific brake pads. By shaving away imperfections and resin in the braking surface with diamond-tipped tooling, Fulcrum creates a braking surface that allows the brake pads to fully and directly contact the carbon for enhanced braking across ever-changing conditions. Fulcrum builds the Zero Carbon with 30mm carbon fiber rims -- just deep enough to garner some aerodynamic advantage and just shallow enough to snap up to speed and tackle climbs with ease. The rims incorporate Dynamic Balance technology, which is a closely guarded method of tweaking the carbon lay-up opposite the stem valve hole to balance the rim's rotational weight. At the center, Fulcrum laces the Zero Carbon rims to its aluminum hubset with silky smooth ceramic bearings. These hubs boast oversized aluminum flanges that better angle the spokes to improve strength and rigidity for a snappy, responsive ride. A two-to-one spoke lacing pattern on the rear wheel utilizes seven spokes on the left side and 14 on the right to create an exceptionally strong wheel th...
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HED 11-Speed Freehub Body Conversion Kit HED 11-Speed Freehub Body Conversion Kit
Just because your drivetrain has recently graduated to eleven-speeds, doesn't mean that your freehub body has. Chances are that your current HED wheels aren't compatible with an 11-speed Shimano/SRAM cassette, which is why HED created its 11-Speed Freehub Body Conversion Kit. Now, converting your 10-speed wheels to 11 is easy as a couple turns of the wrench HED's 11-Speed Freehub Body Conversion Kit makes it possible to install an 11-speed cassette on HED wheels from 2013 to present. In the kit, you'll find a new axle, an 11-speed freehub body, a dust cap, and a spacer for Shimano/SRAM 8/9/10 cassettes. It's important to note that most wheels will need to be re-dished by approximately 1mm. Also, the H3 and the Jet and Stinger disc wheels are not convertible.
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HED Ardennes Plus BLACK HED Ardennes Plus BLACK
The HED Ardennes Plus Black wheelset is a lightweight and stealthy addition to any bike. Their black braking surfaces create a solid dark finish to the tire edge, resulting in a clean, stealthy look without the usual jarring silver stripe found on most aluminum rim braking surfaces. That rim surface isn't just for looks though; HED designed them with its Turbine Braking Technology for huge increases in braking performance in both wet and dry conditions compared to standard aluminum rims. The Plus Blacks build on HED's previous Ardennes Plus FR with a wide, lightweight rim that provides a solid, smooth ride. They also carry over the low spoke count of the Plus FRs for weight savings without impacting performance. These wheels are smooth enough for any road and tough enough to handle gravel or cyclocross without missing a beat. The Ardennes Plus Blacks can be set up with traditional clincher tires and tubes and are tubeless-ready for riders looking to lose the tube weight and work with a wider range of tire pressure options. HED recommends using new brake pads with the Ardennes Plus Black rims, as any metal shavings used pads may have picked up from other rims could damage the Black rim finish.
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HED Ardennes Plus CL Road Wheelset - Clincher HED Ardennes Plus CL Road Wheelset - Clincher
Popular for its super-wide rim profile, HED's Ardennes line has always been synonymous with smooth-rolling value. New for this year, the HED Ardennes Plus CL Road Wheelset adopts a wider 25mm rim for even smoother performance. Ultimately, the boosted width increases the tire contact on the road, providing more grip and increased bump compliance, especially over rough asphalt and gravel back roads. The Ardennes Plus CL uses a higher stainless steel spoke count (24 at front, 28 at rear) for workhorse dependability, as required by heavier riders and 'cross racers. It features HED's Sonic hubs with full aluminum shells. The rear hub even has an external grease port for easy maintenance. Additionally, you'll find steel quick-release skewers, as well as factory-sourced rim tape for tubeless use straight from the box.
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HED Ardennes Plus LT Road Wheelset - Clincher HED Ardennes Plus LT Road Wheelset - Clincher
The Ardennes Classics. Depending on your point of view, they're either the tail end of the best part of race season, or the very beginning of the interesting stuff. They favor the climbers, but also a strong all-rounder, but most of all they favor the rider who can go hard all day long. The HED Ardennes Plus LT Wheelset follows in the path of its namesake: it's lightweight, yet extremely strong, and is designed to conserve energy for long days in the wind. The Plus designation on this particular wheelset is due to the rims' width; at 25mm, they're definitely at the wider end of normal for road rims, and are best used with 23-25mm or wider tires. This width offers a couple benefits: one, the width spreads the tire more, which, all other things being equal, increases the contact patch and therefore the available traction. Two, air flows more smoothly over a rim/tire combo that's closely matched in width. There's less to run into or overcome, which makes the wheels faster, even at a relatively shallow depth. On top of these benefits, the Plus LT is tubeless-compatible. There aren't a ton of road tubeless tires out there yet, but there are a few, and it's certainly going to be part of the future, so we're glad to see HED looking always forward, like usual.
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HED Ardennes SL Disc Brake Wheelset - Tubular HED Ardennes SL Disc Brake Wheelset - Tubular
The Ardennes SL Disc Brake Tubular Wheelset combines the supple ride of tubs with a rim wide enough for all-terrain use and a braking system designed to maintain consistent response and modulation in the conditions that tend to define 'cross racing. It's also the lightest member of HED's big-rim/disc-brake team, replacing the LT model's standard spokes with HED Lite bladed steel spokes. Despite their relatively low weight, the disc brakes and 23mm rims recommend the Ardennes SL Disc Wheelset for adventures whose scope transcends asphalt. Road, gravel, fire roads, 'cross -- with a width like this, the wheelset's only limitations are your legs and imagination. The wide gluing surface lets tubs sit fat, putting a larger tire patch in contact with the ground, improving rolling efficiency in the straights, increasing cornering confidence and grip, and further supplementing the plush, supple feel of tubular tires. They also provide a more constant surface from tire to rim, creating less turbulence and thereby reducing drag. The rims are laced to HED's 545 hubs, whose freehub engagement involves five pawls and 45 teeth. Given this naming convention, the previous model of HED hub -- with three pawls and 30 teeth -- might have been dubbed the 330. Whatever the case, the numbers don't lie; the 545 has almost double the engagement points as its predecessor, which can pay big dividends while clearing obstacles, punching up steep pitches, and accelerating out of corners on cyclocross courses.
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HED Disc Thru Axle Conversion Kit HED Disc Thru Axle Conversion Kit
Sometimes a product name says it all, so we have to make up a story in order to justify the copy space. HED's Disc Thru Axle Conversion Kit is one of those instances, and the story goes like this: Once upon a time, a pair of quick-release HED Sonic Disc Brake hubs wished it were thru-axle compatible in order to live happily ever after-market with any number of the thru-axle, disc-equipped road and gravel bikes becoming popular across the industry. The 15mm front and 12mm rear thru-axles included herein fit those Sonic hubs like a glass slipper, granting that wish and providing a storybook ending.
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HED Freehub Body HED Freehub Body
Whether you're swapping drivetrains on your trusty steed or upgrading an old freehub that's no longer performing as you'd like, the HED Freehub Body offers a reliable replacement for the freehub body of your HED 545 hub. The 5-pawl driver is impressively durable, which means more time riding and less time sidelining your bike in the garage. Three versions offer compatibility for a wide array of drivetrains, regardless if you're running Shimano, SRAM, or Campy on your favorite bike.
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HED H3 FR Carbon Road Wheel - Clincher HED H3 FR Carbon Road Wheel - Clincher
Top-quality race wheels tend to be tubular, but what you would say to a clincher wheel that can provide the same level of smoothness and speed' That's what we though. HED's managed to make it happen, and its H3 FR Carbon Clincher Road Wheel will blow your mind with its combination of lateral and torsional stiffness, aerodynamic awesomeness, and unreal stability. As with any carbon race wheel, the priorities of the H3 are, in no particular order, speed, speed, and speed. The carbon-fiber layup keeps the rim feathery light, and the 53mm rim depth and 19mm width help you zip through the air like it's not even there. Three airfoil spokes reduce friction as you put the hammer down, and HED managed to design the H3 to be equally efficient and stable in headwinds and crosswinds. Topping it all off is HED's Stability Control Technology, which is so secret that the company won't even share what it actually is--suffice it to say that feeling like a wobbly sail in serious crosswinds will be a thing of the past.HED used top-secret carbon-fiber orientations, hush-hush resins, and a layup that's so advanced it doesn't technically exist to make the H3 as stiff as they come. The bead locks on to clincher wheels with no noticeable loss of smoothness comparable to tubular setups, but with the obvious advantage of easier replacement. An alloy brake track provides reliable stopping power, and FR Sonic hubs keep you whirring like a podium-topping machine. The front hub uses a convenient quick-release design, and the included titanium skewers keep your wheels locked solidly on your frame, so you have one less thing to worry about.
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HED H3 FR Carbon Road Wheel - Tubular HED H3 FR Carbon Road Wheel - Tubular
Though other time-trial and triathlon-specific wheels may be faster in certain conditions, the fact remains that the HED H3 FR Carbon Road Tubular Wheel cuts drag from all angles, making it a much more versatile performer when nasty crosswinds and variable wind patterns threaten your day at time-trial and triathlon events. Available as both a front and rear wheel, the H3 FR Wheel is a full carbon tubular, with a 55mm deep rim, airfoil section spokes, and smooth connection points for incredibly low drag. Its deep rim section reduces drag for maximum efficiency. The spokes' unique shaping is aided by HED's special sauce for cross-wind scenarios, referred to as Stability Control Technology. This technology prevents the wheel from feeling squirrely or unmanageable during gusty conditions. The HED H3 FR Wheels feature an ultra-slim 19mm width for ample clearance with the smallest of time-trial frames. Each wheel comes with a titanium skewer. HED recommends keeping rider weight under 250-pounds. Moreover, you'll find the rear wheel is compatible either Shimano/SRAM or Campagnolo drivetrains.
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HED H3 GT3 Carbon Wheel - Tubular HED H3 GT3 Carbon Wheel - Tubular
With all the compression Lycra and fluo-on-stealth kit that the discipline entails, road cyclists are used to the sneers and general derision of the uninitiated. Triathletes, on the other hand, are beyond it. Compression socks, single-piece tri-suits, aerodynamic helmets -- no kit is taboo, regardless of the strange looks it might get. The race is all that matters, and when every second counts, then HED's tubular H3 GT3 Carbon Wheel is the only obvious answer to the race wheel conundrum, funny looks from non-competitors be damned. The wheelset's outer ring is a tub-compatible 55mm deep section rim that swells to its widest point at 26. 5mm, which is decidedly wider than the regular H3's 19mm. The wider rim feeds seamlessly into three airfoil section spokes, eliminating any transitional ridges between spokes and rim and -- when paired with HED's suggested tire diameter of 21-23mm -- rim and tire in order to reduce drag resistance from all the yaw angles likely to be encountered during a race. The inclusion of HED's Stability Control Technology (SCT) also manages the flow of air from the moment it leaves the leading edge of the tire to the moment it either reattaches to the frame at the down tube or exits into the slipstream, regardless of yaw angle. By controlling the manner of reattachment and detachment, the H3 GT3 prevents stalled air in the wheel's wake, which creates pockets of negative pressure and actually pulls back on the wheel. In the event of crosswinds, SCT works the same magic on lateral forces, providing more predictable handling than true NACA air foil rims with deep dishes and traditional bladed spokes. The GT3 is also finished with an improved brake track for more consistent stopping as you roll into T2.
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HED H3D FR Carbon Road Wheel - Tubular HED H3D FR Carbon Road Wheel - Tubular
There's a lot of physics knowledge required for a seriously in-depth discussion about the HED H3D FR Carbon Tubular Road Wheel, but we're not scientists, so we'll sum it up as best we can: it's damn fast. That said, it excels in fairly specific conditions, so you should be sure about how you're going to use it before you drop some fairly significant cash. By "specific conditions", we mean that the H3D is best at particular speeds. If you're going to be riding consistently faster than 25mph, it'll work well as a front wheel, but if you'll be dipping below 25mph, the H3D should only be ridden in the rear. This has a lot to do with the rim depth and things called yaw angles, but you don't need to tax your wee brain trying to understand those right now. What you do need to understand is that the H3D is one of the fastest, stablest non-disc wheels on the market. Its Uni woven-carbon rim fabric is incredibly stiff and light, and the 90mm rim depth connects smoothly with the airfoil section spokes to manage airflow and reduce resistance. The V-shaped rim is only 19mm wide, which minimizes the effects of wind when you're riding quickly and allows smooth airflow passage when you slow down. Hed also hooked the H3D up with its top-secret Stability Control Technology, which is so hush-hush that the company won't even say how it work, just that it helps minimize the effects of crosswinds, no matter the angle they come from. The H3D comes in both SRAM/Shimano- and Campangolo-compatible versions, and has a titanium skewer and ratchet ring to make sure it doesn't fall off in the middle of a ride.
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HED H3D FR Carbon Wheel - Clincher HED H3D FR Carbon Wheel - Clincher
If you're racing a triathlon that doesn't allow full-disc wheels, the HED H3D FR Carbon Wheels are a great option. They're the fastest wheels HED makes, save for the full discs, and being one of HED's fastest wheels is certainly something to brag about. The wheels are not only fast, but they're quite stable in a surprising variety of wind conditions, too -they're not headwind-only wheels, which my actually make them better than many disc wheels. The H3Ds have an aluminum brake track, which we find preferable in racing conditions, it's just one less thing to think about when you're maxed out. They include titanium skewers, and carry a recommended weight limit of 250lbs. Front and rear wheels are sold separately, and the rear is available with either Shimano/SRAM or Campagnolo freehub bodies.
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HED Jet 4 Plus Black HED Jet 4 Plus Black
The advantages of deep, carbon rims are evident to anyone who has ever held 20-25 mph on flat, straight roads for an extended period. The disadvantages are equally evident, and they usually manifest as unresponsive, obnoxiously-loud braking or equally poor and obnoxious handling when a sudden crosswind throws you across the road. HED's Jet 4 Plus Black wheels remedy both issues with rim shaping and the newly improved Black braking track. The most striking feature setting the Jet Black models apart from the regular Jets is the black finish of the brake track, which is the result of HED's Turbine Braking Technology. HED claims this design nets some pretty impressive numbers, including stopping distances in dry and wet conditions that are reduced by 25% and 70%, respectively, and brake power consistency that enjoys a claimed 5x increase. It's also important to keep in mind that, since the Jets use an aluminum brake track, these are increases over the exceptional braking of alloy rims, not the poor braking of carbon, so the Jet Black models easily enjoy the most consistent stopping power of any aerodynamic wheels in the industry. This better-than-alloy brake track is also, obviously, black. We unashamedly admit that this appeals because it doesn't interrupt the otherwise stealth look of the 46mm carbon rims with a bright, silver brake strip. HED claims that the carbon fairings mounted to the Black rims loses 50-90 grams of aerodynamic drag compared to a conventional wheelset, which translates to around 25-40 seconds over 40k or five to eight watts per second. Those gains don't come at the expense of handling, though, as the blunted inner edge of the rim manages lateral air flow better than a true NACA airfoil design. The rims response to sudden gusts and side winds is more predictable, so while it's still affected, the handling stays intuitive rather than violent. The rims' aerodynamic savings are compounded by a reduction in the rolling resistance because of the...
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HED Jet 4 Plus Black Carbon Disc Brake Wheelset - Clincher HED Jet 4 Plus Black Carbon Disc Brake Wheelset - Clincher
With its combination of HED's stable, bullet-shaped rim cross section and the sweet-spot aerodynamics of a 46mm depth, HED's Jet 4 Plus Black Carbon Disc Brake Wheelset may be the ideal racing wheels for any course. The durability of the aluminum spine/carbon fiber fairing construction and the convenience of clinchers expand the Jet 4's capabilities to include everyday use as a training wheelset, too. Whether racing, training, or sportiving, though, the undeniable quality of disc braking takes the original Jet 4's focus on safe, reliable stopping to whole new levels. While the aluminum rim on Jet wheels originally addressed carbon's poor braking by providing an alloy track, the Jet 4s with disc brakes do away with rim braking altogether. Compared to even the braking surface on HED's Black models, the disc-equipped Black Disc wheels enjoy stopping power that modulates better, grabs with more consistency, and virtually ensures that the Jet 6s will never violently deform because they hit the glass transition temperature as a result of a long, hot descent. While the new road disc technology may be responsible for stopping a cyclist on these wheels, their strongest selling point is definitely the boost they provide while they're going. As you'd expect from rims of this depth, the wheels love to hold speed after they're spun up. HED also knows that faster speeds require a heightened sense of control that's often at odds with aerodynamic rims, so it developed Stability Control Technology (SCT), which reduces lateral forces applied to the rims at 0-15 degrees of yaw. Combined with the relative stability of a sub-50mm fairing, the addition of SCT nets stability that doesn't quite rival a traditional aluminum box section but won't through you around like a true NACA air foil shape. The rims' aerodynamic savings are compounded by a reduction in the rolling resistance because of the Jet 4's 25mm wide C2 rims. C2 rims increase the tire's volume and contact patch for lower ...
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HED Jet 4+ Carbon Road Wheelset - Clincher HED Jet 4+ Carbon Road Wheelset - Clincher
With every wheelset, there is some sort of compromise. If it's a super deep-dish, it will be expensive and it may not handle well in the wind. If it's a box rim, well, it'll be inexpensive, but most likely heavy. The HED Jet 4 Clincher Wheelset is designed to minimize compromises to give you a lightweight rim, with an aerodynamic advantage without having to refinance your home. The Jet 4 rims are 46mm deep, which is about double the depth of the HED Belgium series (or most traditional hybrid v-section wheels), but half the depth of HED's flagship Jet 9. The weight is in the ballpark of traditional 32-spoke, box-section clinchers, which are the 'standard' wheels that many of us are on, but the aerodynamic properties of the Jet 4 are far superior.HED has found that the Jet 4 slices 50-90 grams of aerodynamic drag off of a conventional wheelset. That's a minimum of a 25-40 second savings in a 40k time trial, or five to eight watts every second that you ride. Those savings are aerodynamic drag alone. There is also a reduction in the rolling resistance because of the Jet 4's 25mm wide C2 rims.C2 stands for two Cs: Lower coefficient of rolling resistance (Crr) and better aerodynamics (Cda). Not without reason, the rims on the Jet 4 Wheelset are 25mm wide compared to the 19mm standard. This is to match widths with the tires that most use on their bikes -- 23mm. A 25mm rim paired with a 23mm tire changes the tire's footprint, resulting in more grip through straights and turns. This is because the tire has a straighter sidewall and deforms less at pressure. This design also produces a lower rolling resistance. In fact, when HED sent the wheels to Continental Tires for testing, the engineers shrugged their shoulders, figured there was no difference, but put them in the jig and ran the tests anyways. It turned out the 25mm width has 18% less rolling resistance. And because of the smoother tire shape, the transition air makes from the edge of the tread to the end of ...
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HED Jet 5 Express Carbon Road Wheelset - Clincher HED Jet 5 Express Carbon Road Wheelset - Clincher
By now you've likely read a thing or three about wide rims on the road. They round out the tire, they make the ride smoother, they're more aero. HED pioneered that in the modern age, realizing that if it could smooth the transition between tire and rim, the air would in turn flow more smoothly. The Jet 5 Express Clinchers follow this paradigm, with a 23mm external rim width. Additionally, at 54mm deep, and making use of a blunt-ish profile, they're aerodynamically powerful but not at the expense of handling. In short, the Jet 5s will give you the speed gains typical of a 60mm-deep wheel with the handling capabilities of something more in the 30mm range.
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HED Jet 6 Plus Black HED Jet 6 Plus Black
If you're an advanced enough initiate in your craft to be eyeing 60mm rims, then you probably don't need us to extol the virtues of the magic feeling aerodynamic wheels like HED's Jet 6 Plus Black bestow at speed. You're probably also familiar with the negative qualities of braking that tend to afflict deep carbon rims, and this is where we -- or more precisely, the Jet 6 Plus Black wheels -- can educate you. Instead of dodgy, screaming carbon brake tracks, the Jet 6 Black rims feature a specially machined and anodized alloy surface that HED calls Turbine Braking Technology. This surface nets claimed reductions in stopping distance of 25% and 70% in dry and wet conditions, respectively, and a 5x increase in braking consistency. Keeping in mind that this is in comparison to aluminum rims, not carbon, it's safe to assume that the Jet 6 Black wheels provide the most consistent braking in their category. We suspect that HED's unwillingness to divulge the secrets behind those gains might have less to do with the fact that it's jealously-guarded proprietary technology and more to do with the fact that it's some sort of black magic. Maybe. But you're here primarily for speed, not stopping, and HED also knows that faster speeds require a heightened sense of control that's often at odds with wheels of this depth. HED's Stability Control Technology (SCT), which reduces force put on the wheels by side winds at 0-15 degree yaw angles. This makes the Jet 6's 60mm depth handle with the intuitive predictability of a 30 or 40mm deep wheel with a true NACA airfoil cross section when the wind gets unruly. The rims' aerodynamic savings are compounded by a reduction in the rolling resistance because of the Jet 6's 25mm wide C2 rims. C2 rims increase the tire's volume and contact patch for lower rolling resistance, more grip in corners, and a more vertically-oriented side wall that is better able to deform around irregularities in the road surface -- all of which translates to being ...
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HED Jet 6 Plus Black Carbon Disc Brake Wheelset - Clincher HED Jet 6 Plus Black Carbon Disc Brake Wheelset - Clincher
At this point in the development of wheel technology, the aerodynamic benefits of HED's Jet 6 Plus Black Carbon Disc Brake Wheelset are collectively taken as an industry truism. Ditto the cross-wind stability granted by the bullet-shaped inner face of the carbon fairing. The disc brake capabilities of these wheels are still something of a novelty on road racing kit, with proponents and detractors pitching their cases on the world's largest cycling stage in Europe. By combining its proven aerodynamic technology with the nascent trend of discs on tarmac, HED helps advance the pro-disc contingent's case that superiority of disc brakes will be the industry's next assumed truth. We've had the opportunity to ride several models of road disc brakes, and we can understand why HED is keen to make this transition. Discs do away with one of our greatest critiques of carbon rims -- the questionable braking -- for stopping power that modulates better, grabs with more consistency, and virtually ensures that the Jet 6s will never violently deform because they hit the glass transition temperature as a result of a long, hot descent. While the new road disc technology may be responsible for stopping a cyclist on these wheels, their strongest selling point is definitely the boost they provide while they're going. Again, the 60mm profile is an aerodynamic truism, but HED also knows that faster speeds require a heightened sense of control that's often at odds with wheels of this depth. HED's Stability Control Technology (SCT), which reduces lateral forces at 0-15 degree yaw angles. This makes the Jet 6's 60mm depth handle unruly wind with the intuitive predictability of a 30 or 40mm deep wheel that has a traditional NACA airfoil cross section. The rims' aerodynamic savings are compounded by a reduction in the rolling resistance because of the Jet 6's 25mm wide C2 rims. C2 rims increase the tire's volume and contact patch for lower rolling resistance, more grip in corners, and a more...
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HED Jet 6 Plus Carbon Road Wheelset - Clincher HED Jet 6 Plus Carbon Road Wheelset - Clincher
Wheels of the deep-dish -- greater than 50mm -- variety excel on flat courses, but very often we find ourselves on courses riddled with hills. Now, if they were just long drawn out grades, then any deep-dish would do. But all too often, they are of the brutal switchback variety where drafting is quickly negated. The HED Jet 6 Plus Clincher is a wheelset for the switchbacks. It's a dangerous cliche to say that the Jet 6 is a 'one-quiver' wheel, but that's exactly how HED designed it. It's heavier than a traditional climbing wheelset, but for most moderate hills, it's still more efficient and inherently faster. Over the past 26 years of engineering wheels, Steve Hed's end goal remains the same: simply make them as fast as possible. So, it's almost a given that HED aerodynamics are superb. However, what you might not know is that these wheels' aerodynamics are equally matched by their low rolling resistance. We have HED's C2 rim concept concept to thank for this. Essentially, C2 is about reduction of the two C's -- less Cda (aerodynamic drag) and less Crr (rolling resistance). Accordingly, a 25mm rim width makes this possible, and is mainly responsible for the wider-is-better campaign that's been replicated throughout the market. But, you're certainly wondering, why wider' Well, the width provides what can be described as an 'aero shroud' for the rest of the wheel. This also changes the nature of the tire's contact patch with the road. However, HED also knows that faster speeds require a heightened sense of control. This becomes evident through HED testing, as it found that rim depths which cross the forty or fifty-millimeter threshold grow increasingly more difficult to handle in crosswinds. So, HED engineered a solution that it calls Stability Control Technology, or SCT. In regards to the wheel shape, at 0-15 degree yaw angles, SCT reduces the force put on the wheels by side winds. This makes the Jet 6's 60mm depth handle more like a 30 or 40mm deep wheel in cross...
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HED Jet 9 Plus Black Carbon Disc Brake Wheelset - Clincher HED Jet 9 Plus Black Carbon Disc Brake Wheelset - Clincher
HED's Jet 9 Plus Black Carbon Disc Brake Wheelset goes straight to the extreme of road braking, upstaging questionable carbon braking, alloy rim braking, and even the vastly improved Jet Black brake track with the superior stopping power of disc brakes. Disc brakes also virtually ensure that carbon wheels will never violently deform after reaching the glass transition temperature as a result of constant braking on long, hot descents. HED also knows that anyone interested in 90mm rims is looking primarily for faster speeds, not faster stopping, and HED's Stability Control Technology (SCT) ensures that the increased aerodynamics don't come with handling that throws you around in crosswinds. SCT involves rounding the rim's spoke face and sidewall profile to reduce force put on the wheels by side winds at 0-15 degree yaw angles. While 90mm rims will obviously never handle crosswinds like box clinchers, the rounded inner face of SCT design does give the deep dish monsters more intuitive predictability than wheels with a true NACA airfoil cross section. The Jet 9s also feature HED's signature 25mm C2 rim width, which increases tire volume and contact patch for lower rolling resistance, more grip in corners, and a more vertically-oriented tire sidewall that is better able to deform around irregularities in the road surface -- all of which translates to being able to run a lower PSI for increased comfort without sacrificing efficiency. The wheels are finished with HED's own Sonic Black hubs, which run ABEC5 bearings on oversized axles with wide flanges for a stiff, lateral bracing angle and more efficient power transfer. The rear hub has high flanges and a capped grease port, so you can power wash and re-lube the wheels as needed. Both quick-release skewers have titanium shafts, and the ratchet ring in the rear hub is also titanium. Please also note that HED recommends a maximum tire pressure of 100PSI.
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HED Jet 9 Plus Black Carbon Wheelset - Clincher HED Jet 9 Plus Black Carbon Wheelset - Clincher
HED's Jet 9 Plus Black Carbon Wheelset is the same wheelset Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies' Zirbel rode to victory at the North Star Grand Prix except for two differences: stopping power is improved with HED's Turbine Braking Technology and the graphics are murdered-out for a stealth look. While aesthetics are subjective, the improved braking means that these wheels are actually better than those ridden by a multiple national time trial champion with one of the biggest engines in the domestic scene. Instead of dodgy, screaming carbon brake tracks or the standard alloy on Zirbel's set, the Jet 9 Black rims feature the specially machined and anodized alloy surface mentioned above. This surface nets claimed reductions in stopping distance of 25% and 70% in dry and wet conditions, respectively, and a 5x increase in braking consistency. Keeping in mind that this is in comparison to aluminum rims, not carbon, it's safe to assume that the Jet 9 Black wheels provide the most consistent braking in their category. But like Zirbel, you're interested in the Jet 9 wheels primarily for speed, not stopping, and HED also knows that faster speeds require a heightened sense of control that's often at odds with wheels of this depth. That's where HED's Stability Control Technology (SCT) comes in by reducing force put on the wheels by side winds at 0-15 degree yaw angles. While 90mm rims will obviously never handle crosswinds like box clinchers, the rounded inner face of SCT design does give the deep dish monsters more intuitive predictability than wheels with a true NACA airfoil cross section. The Jet 9s also feature HED's signature 25mm C2 rim width, which increases tire volume and contact patch for lower rolling resistance, more grip in corners, and a more vertically-oriented sidewall that is better able to deform around irregularities in the road surface -- all of which translates to being able to run a lower PSI for increased comfort without sacrificing efficiency. The wh...
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HED Jet Plus Black Disc Wheel HED Jet Plus Black Disc Wheel
As with most things wheel-related, HED proved itself an (extremely) early adapter when its late founder launched a disc wheel almost three decades ago. HED being HED, since that first unveiling, the Minnesota-based manufacturer has been constantly tinkering with and updating the profile, structure, hub, brake track and every other aspect of the wheel. The Jet Plus Carbon Disc Wheel is the latest iteration, bringing the increased stability, comfort, and rolling speed of an expanded rim width to a wheel that HED calls "the epitome of speed." The secret to the Plus build's ride quality lies in the expanded tire volume afforded by a the wider, 25mm rim. Since the tire's bead sits fatter, the tire itself follows suit, which serves to make a plusher ride with less PSI required while reducing rolling resistance by putting a healthier patch of tire on the tarmac. It also straightens the sidewalls, which means you'll also have more tire contact while cornering, a benefit that goes some way toward addressing the handling issues associated with disc wheels and TT bikes. The tire also sits more flush with the rim, creating an unbroken plane that better manages air flow across the tire/wheel transition, improving yet further on the aerodynamic benefits of a disc wheel. As with every other Jet model, the Jet Disc Plus is built with a carbon fairing sandwiching 24 14-guage spokes and attached to an alloy spine. The benefits of this construction are immediately obvious to anyone who has experienced dodging carbon brake tracks when the pace is interrupted by a crash in the group or the advent of a sudden obstacle. The Jet Disc Plus' aluminum brake track grabs with more confidence and provides better modulation. It also doesn't scream under hard braking like its carbon counterpart, which both you and anyone in the vicinity will appreciate on pre-work training rides on an otherwise silent, peaceful morning. The one drawback to this construction model is weight, but since disc wh...
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HED Stinger 3 Carbon Disc Brake Road Wheelset - Tubular HED Stinger 3 Carbon Disc Brake Road Wheelset - Tubular
Change isn't always good--peanut-butter-and-pickle sandwiches are gross, no matter what people say--but when it's done right it can be awesome. HED nailed it with the Stinger 3 Carbon Disc Brake Tubular Road Wheelset, which combines new technology (hey, disc brakes!) with time-tested tubular rims for the ultimate in cyclocross awesomeness. Pretty much all high-performance wheels are made from carbon fiber these days, so there's no need to talk too much about it. HED did add an extra layer of carbon along the rim to boost the Stinger's durability on 'cross courses, though. The rim depth is also a shallow 33mm and the width a generous 22mm, dimensions that help manage crosswinds, reduce rolling resistance, and increase traction all at the same time. Pretty sweet. Disc brakes provide better modulation and stopping power, but HED wasn't satisfied by just letting you stick CenterLock rotors on and calling it good. It strengthened and stiffened its Carbon Sonic FR hubs to better handle the braking stresses generated by discs, and added front and rear grease ports for easy servicing, which is awesome when you take the general grime of cyclocross into account. HED even designed the rotors to be removable, so you can run rim brakes if you want. The Sapim CX-Ray spokes have also been redesigned to increase durability and strength. Even better, the whole set weighs just 1200g, so it won't make it tough to throw your bike over your shoulder and run through obstacles.
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HED Stinger 3 CX FR Carbon Disc Brake Wheelset -Tubular HED Stinger 3 CX FR Carbon Disc Brake Wheelset -Tubular
Even though carbon has been proven in applications like F1 racing suspension, the aerospace industry, and cycling's own Hell of the North, we admit that some in the office still approach carbon rims and cockpits with a little trepidation. HED's Stinger 3 CX FR Carbon Disc Brake Tubular Wheelset goes some way toward assuaging that cautious impulse, though, courtesy of its tire bed, which is expanded beyond even the width of a standard Stinger 3 tub wheel. The extra width does add a few grams, but it comes with the benefits of more secure tire seating and increased structural integrity throughout the rim, so you can stay stone-faced and focused on the race even while clearing 'cross tabletops or putting in a dig on the stones. While the wider tire bed is what sets the CX model apart from its stablemates, the Stinger 3 CX FR's disc brake compatibility earns it membership in a club that's only slightly less exclusive. Cycling's world governing body may be hmm-ing and haw-ing about discs on the road, but when the day calls for rain with a chance of cobblestones or a mucky cyclocross course, discs just make sense. The instant engagement -- even in horrific conditions (2001 Roubaix, anyone') -- is enough to justify discs on skinny-tire wheels, as disc's ability to grab without wasting a rotation clearing debris from the rim track will be most welcome in those not-quite road, not-quite off-road situations where wider tubs earn their keep. These specialist deviations from the standard Stinger recipe don't come at the expense of HED's C2 tubular build. The Stinger 3 CX still hits the marks of lower rolling resistance and increased aerodynamics that underwrite HED's 25mm "Plus" rim width philosophy. Add to these gains the benefits in ride quality, cornering, and even less rolling resistance inherent in tubs, and the Stinger 3 CXs are elevated to an all-purpose wheel, not just a 'cross racer. In addition to its C2 rims, HED constructed the Stinger 3s with its Stability Con...
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HED Stinger 4 FR Carbon Road Wheelset - Tubular HED Stinger 4 FR Carbon Road Wheelset - Tubular
By now you've heard the words toroidal and hybritoroidal thrown around by virtually every carbon wheel manufacturer. But, did you know that Steve Hed was granted the patent for them in 1991' HED's first toroidal shapes and deep rims were designed in 1989. So, to put it bluntly, other manufacturers have been playing catch-up for quite some time. While they play, HED continues to design some of the most technologically advanced wheels around, and the HED Stinger 4 FR Tubular Road Wheelset is no exception. The HED Stinger 4 Carbon Tubular Wheel benefits directly from Steve Hed's original rim design. The C2 platform rims are 46mm deep and 28mm wide on the outside, as compared to most rims that are only 19mm wide and 19-23mm deep. The reason for the greater width is because 23mm tires really are, for the most part, the minimum tire width you should be using on the road. A 23mm tire on a wider rim changes the tire's footprint, so it grips better in a straight line and it grips better in turns because the tire deforms more evenly. A 23mm tire on a 28mm rim also has lower rolling resistance.If you're planning on wrapping the Stinger 4s in even wider tires (e. g. 32mm cyclocross or Roubaix tubulars) you'll no doubt be pleased with the outcome. This is because the wider rim better supports the larger tire volume, preventing the tire from mushing around or feeling sloppy. In addition, the wide rim shape also means more contact between the rim and tire, which in turn means that it's much harder for the tires to roll off, thanks to the fact that the rims cradle the tire better and there is more surface area to which to glue it.The Stinger 4s come standard with HED's Carbon FR Sonic hubs. The hubs have a carbon fiber center section and use a minimalist shape in order to maximize aerodynamic characteristics. Both the front and rear hubs run ABEC5 bearings on oversize aluminum axles: 12mm in front, 15mm in rear. The oversized axles are stiff, and with less deflection th...
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HED Stinger 5 Carbon Disc Brake Road Wheelset - Tubular HED Stinger 5 Carbon Disc Brake Road Wheelset - Tubular
In 2010, the UCI lifted the ban on disc brakes in cyclocross races. And while athletes were suddenly imbued with increased speed modulation and stopping power, it was dependent on having the right wheels. Wheel manufacturers were slow to develop the perfect 'cross disc wheel -- except for HED. And now that they have been in the game a few years, the Stinger 5 Disc Brake Tubular Wheelset has the perfect ratio of strength, weight, and stiffness. It's capable of taking on any course in any weather and giving you every advantage imaginable. HED constructed the Stinger 5 Disc Tubular from its own blend of lightweight and durable carbon fiber. HED has even added an extra layer of carbon fiber over the rim to enhance the Stinger's durability over rough terrain. And to compensate for its 50mm depth, HED designed the rims with its SCT Technology. This means that the wheel has been tuned in accordance to handling at its depth. Ultimately, SCT strikes the ideal balance between crosswind handling and aerodynamic gains without compromising the Stinger's weight or naturally rigidity. Additionally, the Stinger features a 28mm-wide rim design that's intended to run a 25mm or larger tire. This wider-is-better technology isn't a bunch of marketing smoke and mirrors, however. It directly results in an 18% reduction to rolling resistance, and a massive gain to laminar airflow over the 50mm rim depth of the wheels. More importantly, for 'cross purposes, the width means more surface area to glue onto, creating a more stable surface for tight cornering and rugged terrain.Now, HED just didn't take its Stinger 5 and add disc-compatible hubs to it. It reworked the wheel to accommodate the additional stresses of cyclocross racing. The spokes are Sapim's popular and aerodynamic CX-Ray J-Bend spokes with self-securing aluminum nipples. Both wheels use 24 of them. And of course, the Stinger 5 Disc also received new hubs to accommodate rotors. The venerable Carbon Sonic FR Hubs have been rede...
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HED Stinger 5 FR Carbon Road Wheelset - Tubular HED Stinger 5 FR Carbon Road Wheelset - Tubular
The icons of our sport are not the brawniest of men, at least not physically. Mentally, though, their toughness far outweighs muscles,and it is that toughness that makes them compelling to watch. Like these icons of sport, the HED Stinger 5 FR Carbon Tubular Wheelset isn't the biggest, deepest or brawniest wheelset available, but, it just might be the toughest. Built with an extra layer of carbon fiber, the 50mm-deep Stinger 5 wheelset is built to motor over the roughest surfaces and handle the worst tarmac. In addition, HED engineers gave the Stinger 5s a raised rim bed to better accommodate 25mm or wider tires, making them not just great road wheels, but also durable enough to take on a cyclocross race.As in the rest of the Stinger line, HED engineers incorporated their C2 technology into the Stinger 5 wheelset. C2 stands for the two C's that the rim is designed to minimize: Cda, or aerodynamic resistance, and Crr, or rolling resistance. The width is designed to maximize the efficiency of air passing over the tire and rim by smoothing out the airflow. It also maximizes the efficiency of tires by providing better support and a better contact patch for the tire. Because of the width, you'll minimize rolling resistance and maximize aerodynamics by using 22-23mm wide tires. They'll also seat better and ride better over rough road surfaces.The Stinger 5s come standard with HED's Carbon FR Sonic hubs. The hubs have a carbon fiber center section and use a minimalist shape in order to maximize aerodynamic characteristics. Both the front and rear hubs run ABEC5 bearings on oversize aluminum axles: 12mm in front, 15mm in rear. The oversized axles are stiff, and with less deflection the bearings run smoother and with less drag. The front hub has aluminum end caps with a carbon-fiber center, and the rear hub is all aluminum with a grease port covered by a carbon-fiber cap. The pawl mechanism for the cassette body ratchets on a titanium ratchet ring. At the rear, you'll n...
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Ibis 735 Carbon Boost Wheelset - 27.5in Ibis 735 Carbon Boost Wheelset - 27.5in
Ibis is known for producing fast-spinning, hard-hitting wheelsets that push the boundaries of what's possible on the trail, and the 27. 5in Ibis 735 Carbon Boost Wheelset is no exception. Featuring an updated hybrid carbon layup that Ibis claims increases strength compared to its predecessors and an offset spoke hole placement, the 735 Carbon boasts even spoke tension and the durability to handle almost anything you throw it towards. Boost axle spacing adds 10mm up front and 6mm out back, which improves the spokes' bracing angles for net gains in tracking consistency and power transfer. The 735 rim's generous width produces a similar stiffening effect, with additional benefits extending to the tires. The 29mm internal width lets the tire beads sit wide and keeps the side walls more vertically oriented, which increases air volume capacity and allows tire pressure to be reduced by a claimed four to six PSI, on average. Lower pressure and fatter tires net greater traction and handling, as the tire is able to roll "through" obstacles rather than bouncing across them, maintaining more contact with the trail. Airborne tires can't grip to transfer power or hold lines in corners, so more trail contact means faster, more confident rides. Wider rims also translate to a wider tire footprint, further boosting traction and increasing stability. The 735 Boost uses Industry Nine's highly acclaimed Torch hubs, which feature near-instantaneous 3-degree engagement for powering up and over trail obstacles with ease. Teflon shields and O-rings snap solidly onto the endcaps of the hubs, preventing trail grit from slowly compromising the wheel's smooth characteristics. The 735 comes tubeless-ready, and is compatible with centerlock rotors. It's available with a 15 x 110mm front and 12 x 148mm rear hub pairing, with your choice of an HG or XD driver. Choose the HG driver if you're riding a Shimano/SRAM 9/10-speed drivetrain or pick up the XD driver version if you're running the lat...
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Ibis 738 27.5in Boost Wheelset Ibis 738 27.5in Boost Wheelset
When the trail ahead looms in formidable proportions, you'll be happy to have the Ibis 738 27. 5in Boost Wheelset under your ride. Its massive 34mm internal rim width and burly 38mm external width lays down a giant, stable footprint for confident grip in loose situations. The 738 allows super-low tire pressure in the range of 10-18 PSI with 2. 8-inch tires, which means more traction and less jarring from rock gardens and other lumpy trail imperfections. If you're more of the rounded profile 2. 24-2. 5-inch tire type, these rims also let you drop the pressure to somewhere in the realm of 18-25 PSI for low-pressure advantages. As an added bonus, Boost hub widths equate to unrelenting stiffness, which in turn makes for increases precision and responsiveness through rough, technical trails. The 738 boasts aluminum construction for a price-conscious wheelset with proven durability demanded by aggressive trail riders. Tipping the scales at a respective 1880 grams, it's certainly competitive for such a wide wheelset designed for plus-sized tires. Each wheel is laced with 32 Pilar spokes for dependable strength. They're available with a HG driver for Shimano/SRAM 9/10-speed drivetrains or a XD driver for SRAM's exceptional 11 or 12-speed one-by drivetrains.
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Ibis 741 Carbon Rim Decal Ibis 741 Carbon Rim Decal
You've got speed, strength, and enduro bravery that (occasionally) borders on foolishness. This is all due in some part to your Ibis 741 wheels, so repay them with some special heraldry with the 741 Carbon Rim Decal set.
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Ibis 742 Carbon Fiber 27.5in Boost Wheelset Ibis 742 Carbon Fiber 27.5in Boost Wheelset
In an industry ever-devoted to bigger and gnarlier, it's refreshing when a manufacturer manages to get all the benefits of the latter without the weight penalty of the former. Ibis' 742 Carbon Fiber 27. 5in Boost Wheelset manages that feat by incorporating Boost spacing and a titanic rim width while shedding over 100 grams of claimed weight compared to its predecessor, the 741. The secret to that weight-loss lies in the rim height (which is lower) and, possibly, switching to a new hub standard. While we've seen different names sitting at the center of Ibis wheelsets in the past, the 742 joins the latest trend in enduro wheel hub choice. Industry Nine gets the nod, and anyone who's spent time on that brand's meticulously CNC-machined freehubs will be nodding knowingly now. The hubs don't come straight out of I9's Indiana manufacturing facility; they make a detour to get fitted to Ibis' 742 hoops en route. The freehub features six, offset pawls in a mechanism that cuts the engagement angle down to just three degrees. If you're brain automatically translated "three degrees" to instant, then you're not alone. But the hunt for details about the rim is what brought you here, and here they are: Compared to the 741 model it's effectively replacing, the 742 rim features a lower rim height, which has a negative correlation with impact resistance. The lower the rim, the better it weathers big hits, big drops, and surprise roll-overs without failing under you--basically, the 742 is designed to withstand even more enduro abuse. Given that Ibis' internal tests showed the outgoing 741 is between 50 and 300% stronger than competing models, we realize that pushing even further ahead in the durability game is an ambitious--and maybe even unnecessary--move. But that's just how Ibis rolls. Despite the change in depth, the 742 still has the same 35mm internal width, which further buttresses the rim against the deprecations of the trail while allowing plus-sized tires to sit nice and ...
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Ibis 742 Carbon Fiber 27.5in Wheelset Ibis 742 Carbon Fiber 27.5in Wheelset
The shifting tides towards beefier tires and bigger capability makes wheels like Ibis' 742 Carbon Fiber 27. 5in Wheelset a welcome addition to the stable. Compared to its predecessor, the 741, the 742 drops some weight with a lowered rim height but still boasts the same titanic rim width. The combination offers increased impact resistance, reduced rotational weight, and a massive platform for plus-sized tires. We've seen various names inhabiting the center of Ibis wheelsets in the past, and the 742 joins the latest trend in enduro wheel hub choice. Industry Nine gets the nod, and anyone who's spent time on that brand's meticulously CNC-machined freehubs will be nodding in agreement over that choice. The freehub features six offset pawls in a mechanism that cuts the engagement angle down to just three degrees, which translates to nearly instantaneous response out on the trail. Compared to the 741 model it's effectively replacing, the 742 rim features a lower rim height, which has a negative correlation with impact resistance. The lower the rim, the better it weathers big hits, big drops, and surprise roll-overs without failing under you--basically, the 742 is designed to withstand even more enduro abuse. Given that Ibis' internal tests showed the outgoing 741 is between 50 and 300% stronger than competing models, we realize that pushing even further ahead in the durability game is an ambitious--and maybe even unnecessary--move. But that's just how Ibis rolls. Despite the change in depth, the 742 still has the same 35mm internal width, which further buttresses the rim against the deprecations of the trail while allowing plus-sized tires to sit nice and fat. This increases air volume to decrease PSI and make for more plush traction across everything from root-latticed climbs to rain-slicked granite. The wide footprint is supplemented with a hookless bead that can be setup tubeless with a plain ol' floor pump and which decreases the risk of burping when you're wanton...
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Ibis 742 Logo Carbon 27.5in Boost Wheelset Ibis 742 Logo Carbon 27.5in Boost Wheelset
The engineers at Ibis were ahead of their time when they launched the original 741 Wheelset a few years back, considering they were the only manufacturer offering an ultra-wide option for aggressive trail and all-mountain use. Now that the industry has finally caught up, Ibis has doubled down on their position that wider wheels produce numerous benefits in ride quality, tire support, and overall strength with the introduction of their 742 Logo Carbon 27. 5in Boost Wheelset. Following this natural progression in acceptance of ultra-wide wheels, Ibis improved upon the original 741 with a lower profile design that increases strength, saves weight, and boosts lateral stiffness. The rim's lower 19. 5-millimeter section height is better at distributing impact forces translated through the rim, making the 742 is significantly stronger than its 741 predecessor. Ibis claims the reduced height increases strength by a whopping 30 percent and yields a decent weight savings of 7. 5 percent. The 742 sits at a hearty 35 millimeters along its inside and a whopping 41 millimeters along the outer, which are the same measurements as the original 741 Wheelset. This means you'll be able to comfortably run high volume trail tires in the neighborhood of 2. 6 inches, as well as plus-sized rubber of 2. 8 to 3. 0 inches without a problem. Regular trail tires work as well, with many riders finding good results with standard 2. 3 to 2. 5-inch rubber. With such a drastic increase in rim width, you'll notice a dramatic increase in ride quality and traction, as you can lower tire pressure for added bump compliance, as well as gobs of grip over rocks and loose trail rubble. Ibis recommends running pressures as low as 10 to 18psi with plus-sized tires and something in the area of 18 to 25psi for a standard 2. 3 to 2. 5-inch tire. These are impressively low pressures and something you'd never see with standard wheel and tire combos. One more thing to note, Ibis is using their own hubs on the 7...
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Ibis 742/738 Rim Decals Ibis 742/738 Rim Decals
The Ibis 742/738 Rim Decals are a great way to add some spice to your steed. Pretty soon your rims will start drawing some overdue attention. Coming in five different colors, the decals fit Ibis Carbon 742 and Ibis 738 wheelsets, and they are made out of an easy-apply vinyl construction.
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Ibis 935 Carbon Fiber 29in Boost Wheelset Ibis 935 Carbon Fiber 29in Boost Wheelset
The Ibis 935 Carbon Fiber 29in Boost Wheelset ushers in an updated hybrid carbon layup that increases strength over its predecessors and offset spoke hole placement for evenly tensioned spokes across the wheel. These changes, paired with Ibis' penchant for making hard-hitting, fast-spinning wheels make these an ideal set to push the boundaries of your trail riding dreams.By now, you know the story of Boost axle spacing: adding 10mm up front and 6mm out back improves the spokes' bracing angles for net gains in tracking consistency and power transfer. The 935 rims' generous widths produce a similar stiffening effect, with additional benefits extending to the tires. The 29mm internal width lets the tire beads sit wide and keeps the side walls more vertically oriented, which increases air volume capacity and allows tire pressure to be reduced by a claimed four to six PSI, on average. Lower pressure and fatter tires net greater traction and handling, as the tire is able to roll "through" obstacles rather than bouncing across them, maintining more contact with the trail. Airborne tires can't grip to transfer power or hold lines in corners, so more trail contact means faster, more confident rides. Wider rims also translate to a wider tire footprint, further boosting traction and increasing stability.The 935 Carbon Fiber 29in Boost Wheelset uses Industry Nine's highly acclaimed Torch hubs, which feature near-instantaneous 3-degree engagement for powering up and over trail obstacles with ease. Teflon shields and O-rings snap solidly onto the endcaps of the hubs, preventing trail grit from slowly compromising the wheel's smooth characteristics. The 935 comes tubeless-ready, and is compatible with centerlock rotors. It's available with a 15 x 110mm front and 12 x 148mm rear hub pairing, with your choice of an HG or XD driver. Choose the HG driver if you're riding a Shimano/SRAM 9/10-speed drivetrain or pick up the XD driver version if you're running the latest 11/12-spe...
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Ibis 938 29in Boost Wheelset Ibis 938 29in Boost Wheelset
Laying down a massive footprint with its 34mm internal width, the Ibis 938 29in Boost Wheelset gives riders a stout solution for conquering formidable stretches of trail. The 938 facilitates super-low pressures in the range of 10-18psi with 2. 8 inch plus-sized tires. Riding a plus-sized tire in its optimum pressure range increases traction while smoothing out rock gardens and bumpy imperfections on the trail. This is especially important if you're riding a plus-sized 29er hardtail on terrain usually reserved for full-suspension bikes. The wheelset's Boosted hub width equates to unrelenting stiffness, which is an area that's affected the handling of 29ers since their inception. By increasing the front and rear hubs to a respective 110 and 148mm in width, the 938 achieves a comparable stiffness to 26-inch (front) and 27. 5-inch (rear) wheels. Ultimately, this means higher levels of precision and unflappable confidence when you're holding a line through the roughest sections of trail. The 938 boasts aluminum construction for a price-conscious wheelset with proven durability demanded by abusive trail riders. Tipping the scales at a respective 1935 grams, it's certainly competitive for such a wide wheelset designed for plus-sized 29ers. Each wheel is laced with 32 Pillar double butted spokes in a three-cross pattern for dependable strength. They're available with a HG driver for Shimano/SRAM 9/10-speed drivetrains or a XD driver for SRAM's exceptional XX1 drivetrain.
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Ibis 941 Carbon Rim Decal Ibis 941 Carbon Rim Decal
The Ibis 941 Carbon Rim Decal set lets you personalize a pair of Ibis' 941 rims. Whether you're picking out your machine from the rack atop your team's touring van, identifying yourself by a brief glimpse on your buddy's helmet cam footage, or quickly locating your bike in the carnage of a pileup during a mass start, your customized wheels will stand apart.
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Ibis 942 Carbon Fiber 29in Boost Wheelset Ibis 942 Carbon Fiber 29in Boost Wheelset
Ibis responds to the tidal shift towards plus-sized tire preferences and ever higher expectations of high-speed, hard-hitting durability with its 942 Carbon Fiber 29in Boost Wheelset. Boasting a beefy rim width, the 942's profile sits shallower than its 941 predecessor for better impact resistance and reduced rolling weight. The lower the rim, the better it manages big hits, bigger drops, and unexpected roll-overs without failing under you. Essentially, the 942 is designed to withstand even more enduro abuse than its hard-charging predecessors. Given that Ibis' internal tests showed the outgoing 941 is between 50 and 300% stronger than competing models, we realize that pushing even further ahead in the durability game is an ambitious--and maybe even unnecessary--move. But that's just how Ibis rolls. Despite the change in depth, the 942 still has the same 35mm internal width, which further buttresses the rim against the deprecations of the trail while allowing plus-sized tires to sit nice and fat. This increases air volume to decrease PSI for better traction across everything from root-latticed climbs to rain-slicked granite. The wide footprint is supplemented with a hookless bead that can be set up tubeless right at home with a regular floor pump and decreases the risk of burping when you're wantonly throwing your weight into switchbacks and punching through rock gardens. Ibis laces the 942 rim to Industry Nine's Torch hubs to complete the wheelset, and anyone who's spent time on that brand's meticulously CNC-machined freehubs will be nodding in agreement with that decision. The freehub features six, offset pawls in a mechanism that cuts the engagement angle down to just three degrees, which translates to nearly instantaneous response out on the trail.
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Ibis 942 Logo Carbon 29in Boost Wheelset Ibis 942 Logo Carbon 29in Boost Wheelset
Way ahead of their time, the engineers at Ibis shocked the mountain bike world with the incarnation of the ultra-wide 941 Wheelset a few years back. Now that the industry has finally caught up, Ibis has doubled down on their dedication to producing the best wide wheels on the market with the introduction of the 942 Logo Carbon 29in Boost Wheelset. Retaining the same carbon construction and stout width as the original 941 Wheelset, the updated 942 produces the same benefits in terms of smooth ride quality and increased tire support. Following the industry's acceptance of ultra-wide wheels, Ibis set out to improve upon the original 942 with a lower profile design that increases strength, saves weight, and boosts lateral stiffness. The rim's lower 19. 5-millimeter section height is better at distributing impact forces through the rim, making the 942 significantly stronger than its 941 predecessor. Ibis claims the reduced height increases strength by a whopping 30 percent and yields a weight savings of 7. 5 percent. The 942 sits at a hearty 35 millimeters across on the inside and a whopping 41 millimeters along the outer, which are the same measurements as the original 942. This means you'll be able to comfortably run higher volume trail tires in the neighborhood of 2. 5 inches, as well as plus-sized rubber up to 3. 0 inches without a problem. Regular trail tires work as well, with many riders finding good results with standard 2. 3 to 2. 4-inch rubber. With such a drastic increase in rim width, you'll notice a dramatic improvement of ride quality and traction, as you can lower the pressure for added bump compliance, as well as gobs of grip over rocks and loose rubble. Ibis recommends running pressures as low as 10 to 18psi with plus-sized tires and something in the range of 18 to 25psi for standard 2. 3 to 2. 4-inch tires. These are impressively low pressures and something you'd never see with standard wheel and tire combos. One more thing to note, Ibis is using ...
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Ibis 942/938 Rim Decals Ibis 942/938 Rim Decals
Although cycling has roots in minimalism, it's still fun get flashy from time to time. If that's true for you, check out Ibis' 942/938 Rim Decals, which add pop and pizzazz to any matching wheelset.
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Industry Nine AR25 TL Disc Road Wheelset Industry Nine AR25 TL Disc Road Wheelset
Aspire to more than pristine pavement with Industry Nine's AR25 TL Disc Road Wheelset and venture off the usual path to chunky chipseal, fire roads, and even the occasional cyclocross course. A wide, 21. 5 internal rim width gives wider road tires and knobby 'cross tires a stable platform that lets the tire take a rounder shape than trying to mount wider tires on traditional narrow road rims. Paired with tubeless capability, this means you can run lower pressure for a plusher ride and confident grip in the turns no matter where the day's route takes you. Tried-and-true aluminum construction ensures robust durability for all-road adventures, at a weight that competes with the AR25's pricier carbon contemporaries. Industry Nine's Torch hubs deliver near-instantaneous 3-degree engagement for easily powering up and over trail obstacles. This wheelset is available with a HG driver for Shimano/SRAM drivetrains with thru-axle combination of 12 x 100m front and 12 x 142mm rear or 15 x 100mm front and 12 x 142mm rear. It comes tubeless-ready, with pre-installed rim tape and Presta valves.
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Industry Nine Back Country 450 27.5in Plus Wheelset Industry Nine Back Country 450 27.5in Plus Wheelset
Taking design cues from I9's highly popular Ultralite 235, Trail 245, and Enduro 305 wheels, the Industry Nine Back Country 450 27. 5 Plus Wheelset strikes the optimal balance between efficient climbing prowess, sturdy construction for technical trails, and widened footprint for optimal traction on your plus-sized or fat bike. Boost axle compatibility significantly stiffens the wheelset, providing precise tracking and unflappable confidence when barreling across rocky trails. This wheelset features a massive 45mm internal width, accommodating 2. 8in plus-sized tires, all the way up to gigantic 3. 8-inch fat bike tires. However, that's not to say it's stout stature holds you back with excess weight on the trail. Tipping the scales at 1950 grams, the Back Country 450 Wheelset is certainly competitive, especially considering its widened footprint on the dirt. Ultimately, wider wheels accommodate lower tire pressures for unrelenting traction on the trail (with plus-sized tires) and unbelievable grip over loose sand/snow (with fat bike tires). Tried-and-true aluminum construction ensures robust durability for ripping across technical sections of trail littered with rocks and roots. Each wheel is laced with 32 spokes for dependability on your plus-sized trail whip or burly fat bike. Industry Nine's Torch hubs deliver near-instantaneous 3-degree engagement for easily powering up and over trail obstacles. This wheelset is available with a HG driver for Shimano/SRAM 9/10-speed drivetrains or a XD driver for SRAM's cutting-edge 11/12-speed drivetrains. It comes tubeless-ready, with pre-installed rim tape and Presta valves.
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Industry Nine BackCountry 360 27.5in Boost Wheelset Industry Nine BackCountry 360 27.5in Boost Wheelset
Made to pair with today's beefy tire trends, Industry Nine's BackCountry 360 27. 5in Boost Wheelset strikes a balance between efficient climbing and durable construction, with a widened footprint for optimal traction with plus-sized tires. Boost axle compatibility adds a dose of stiffness for precise tracking and unwavering confidence when barreling across rocky trails.This wheelset features a beefy 36mm internal width, accommodating plus-sized tires ranging from 2. 4 up to 3. 0-inches in width. However, it's stout stature doesn't hold you back with excess weight on the trail. Tipping the scales at a claimed 1765 grams, the Back Country 360 Wheelset won't keep up with the featherweight, narrow-tire XC rigs, but is certainly competitive, especially considering its widened footprint on the dirt. Ultimately, wider wheels accommodate lower tire pressures for unrelenting traction and improved grip on the trail.Tried-and-true aluminum construction ensures robust durability for ripping across technical sections of trail littered with rocks and roots. Industry Nine's Torch hubs deliver near-instantaneous 3-degree engagement for easily powering up and over trail obstacles. This wheelset is available with a HG driver for Shimano/SRAM drivetrains or a XD driver for SRAM's cutting-edge 11/12-speed drivetrains. It comes tubeless-ready, with pre-installed rim tape and Presta valves.
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Industry Nine Big Rig Carbon Fat Bike Wheelset Industry Nine Big Rig Carbon Fat Bike Wheelset
You've just added a shiny, beautiful new fat bike to the cycling stable, but something isn't right. The carbon frame is spotless, the suspension will give you a super plush ride when you venture out in the snow, and you've fitted it with a top of the line cockpit. And then you realize that you didn't upgrade to carbon wheels. And a bike this pretty needs carbon wheels. Meet the Industry Nine Big Rig Carbon Fatbike Wheelset, a rockin' set of hoops that will put the cherry on your awesome fat bike sundae. Industry Nine pulls out all the stops on these wheels, starting with a smooth and lightweight set of tubeless-ready HED Big Deal Carbon Rims. These rims feature a single-wall, ribbed design with 32 spoke holes for a super-stiff, super-light, and exceptionally durable ride that will glide over even the crustiest snow patch. HED incorporates its Inflatobam technology into the Big Deal, which is a specially designed system for tire inflation featuring twin channels that essentially trap the tire bead against the rim to facilitate quick and easy tire seating with less pressure than other rims. Once the tire is seated, this technology also reduces the risk of pesky tire slips or burps interrupting your time out on the trails. Industry Nine laces the Big Deals to its own hubs to create the solid rockstar wheelset we know as the Big Rig. The front hub features two bearing with external O-ring seals and the rear hub boasts four bearings with external Teflon seals and a silicone freehub seal to keep things friction-free and rolling smoothly. The hub grease is rated to -40 degrees Fahrenheit, so even the most hard-core, cold tolerant riders can get their snow fix on. These wheels let you play in the snow with confidence to tackle virtually any wintery conditions. The Industry Nine Big Deal Carbon Fat Bike Wheelset is available with either a hyperglide 9/10 speed freehub body or an XD1 freehub body to meet your gearing preferences and needs.
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Industry Nine C29 TL Carbon Road Wheelset - Tubeless Industry Nine C29 TL Carbon Road Wheelset - Tubeless
The long-distance relationship between Industry Nine and Reynolds Cycling is one that we're all lucky to experience. Across the miles between North Carolina and Utah, I9 and Reynolds combine their expertise in carbon fiber and hub design to create wheelsets with a pedigree unmarred by the classic trappings of purebred models. Like your beloved mutt, the Industry Nine C29 TL Carbon Road Wheelset comes with the best features of its parents: I9's venerable Torch hubs, and Reynolds' expert carbon rims, which follow the exact profile of Reynolds' climb-ready Attack rims. Whether used purely as an everyday rim or as your climbing weapon, the C29 will easily become one of the most dependable wheelsets in your arsenal. Reynolds trusts in-depth engineering to shape the C29's adaptable rims. The 29mm depth undeniably lends the wheelset to climbing first, but its low weight and efficiency on high elevation days doesn't come at the expense of stiffness around corners. Reynolds' use of a 25mm external rim width complements its rigidity with a wider seat that affords your tire increased contact with the road. By running your tubeless tires at lower pressure, you'll gain stability and grip when taking advantage of the rim's enthusiasm around tight corners and ribboning tarmac. Though we'd all prefer to hold onto speed rather than shed it, braking is a key component in carbon rim design, whether we're racing or out on a joy ride. When you squeeze the levers at the top of a serpentine descent, wind whipping around you from indiscernible angles, Reynolds' CTg (Crygenic Glass Transition) brake track will provide the kind of reassuring stopping power rarely seen on carbon hoops. A carbon laminate that must be used with Reynolds' Cryo-Blue Power brake pads, CTg stays significantly cooler than other comparable braking surfaces, leading to more predictable slow-downs and a significantly reduced likelihood of brake failure due to overheating. Lastly, we'd be remiss if we failed to gi...
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Industry Nine C41 TL Carbon Road Wheelset - Tubeless Industry Nine C41 TL Carbon Road Wheelset - Tubeless
It's no secret that Reynolds and Industry Nine have had a chummy relationship over the past few years; it's benefited us all. I9 hubs spinning with their signature hum on Reynolds' lithe carbon rims is a combination that rivals the industry's best, and we're thrilled to see evidence of the wheel and hub geniuses maintaining their friendship over the miles between Utah and North Carolina with the Industry Nine C41 TL Carbon Road Wheelset. If you're looking for a sprint-loving race wheel that begs to hold onto speed, you'll have a hell of a time on the C41. Built with the profile of Reynolds' Assault rim, the C41 received the same meticulous attention to detail during construction as its sibling. Reynolds' computational fluid dynamics (CFD) allowed engineers to shape the carbon fiber rim to maximize aerodynamics, while the addition of Reynolds' Swirl Lip Generator (SLG) technology improves stability and handling. Instead of fighting with a rim constantly trying to pull you to either side of the road when you reach gusty summits, you'll enjoy a smoother ride with the addition of SLG, a raised 3mm ridge that follows the rim's circumference, helping stabilize it in crosswinds. The C41 also receives Reynolds' impressive Cryogenic Glass Transition (CTG) brake track, which reduces the uncertainty that often plagues carbon fiber rims' brake tracks. Use the 41mm depth as you will. For some, it's ideal as a race-only wheelset; for others who like the feel of a wheel that seems to never slow down once it works its way up to speed, the C41 sits on the right side of 50mm to be an everyday set of hoops. Of course, we'd be highly remiss if we discussed an I9 wheel without gushing about the hubs it spins on. In this year's Torch hubs, I9 reduced pawl count from six to three, which allows the hubs to retain a precise, highly efficient six-degree engagement while losing weight and reducing drag compared to previous designs. According to I9, these new hubs can withstand up to 700...
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Industry Nine C58 Aero Disc Wheelset Industry Nine C58 Aero Disc Wheelset
Fast, stable, reliable, and made in the good 'ol US of A are all characteristics Industry Nine is proud to say its new C58 Aero Disc Wheelset fully embodies. These new wheels are exclusive to Competitive Cyclist, and they're made by North Carolina's talented group of wheelbuilders for those looking to get the most out of their disc-equipped machines. The heart of the C-series road wheels lies in the redesigned Torch road hub, and, as always, the artfully machined hubset is built in North Carolina by people who ride hard. And while the exquisite anodized finish is eye catching, it's what's inside that really counts. Namely, the new Torch three pawl driver. It's the same driver used in the Torch mountain hubset, and like their mountain brethren, it's rated to withstand 700 ft/lbs of torque. In other words, unless you're powering your bike via a built diesel engine, there is zero chance of slippage under power as long as the hub is well maintained. Speaking of which, Industry Nine manufactures its own Teflon contact seals at the endcaps, which effectively seals the hub against the most tenacious mud in 'cross racing, and they run drag-free, for logging those road miles. The wheelset makes use of Sapim's trusted CX-Ray stainless steel spokes to maintain their perfect roundness. These forged, bladed spokes have a reputation as the planet's strongest, stiffest option for securing a hub to a rim, which will quell any fears of failure, no matter how many potholes you manage to ride through. Enhancing the strength is a 2:1 lacing pattern on the 24 spoke rear wheel, with eight of those spokes on the non-drive side, and 16 on the drive side. The result is reduced wind-up of the wheels under power for phenomenal power transfer, but with the lightness that comes with reduced spoke counts. Industry Nine's core competency is in working with metal, so the master machinists from North Carolina paired up with the carbon gurus at Reynolds to supply a carbon fiber rim worthy of ...
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Industry Nine Enduro 305 27.5in Boost Wheelset Industry Nine Enduro 305 27.5in Boost Wheelset
Designed to excel along Industry Nine's local trails in the root and rock-infested Pisgah National Forest, the Enduro 305 27. 5in Boost Wheelset exemplifies the riding spirit of Enduro with impressive durability on rowdy downhills, efficient climbing prowess, and gobs of cornering grip. This rock-solid aluminum wheelset represents the second generation of I9's Torch Enduro series, bumping the inner width dimensions to a stout 30. 5mm while adding Boost compatibility to the front and rear hubs. By increasing the rim's inner width from 26mm to 30. 5mm, the Enduro 305 delivers exceptional traction by accommodating larger volume tires on the trail. Wider rims flatten out tire profiles leading to a less bulbous tire with increased sidewall support, allowing you to drop the pressure for better grip on unruly stretches of singletrack. Another major benefit is reduced sidewall burping, meaning you won't have to constantly check tire pressure when you're rallying through rough stuff. And because they're significantly wider, you'll revel in the increased stiffness and support when you're launching over boulders, bursting out of berms, and sticking sketchy landings. This wheelset uses I9's much lauded Torch hubs, which feature a six pawl driver with three-degree engagement for near-instantaneous power the moment you step on the pedals. These particular Torch Hubs meet Boost standards, with the front and rear sitting at a beefy 110 and 148mm in width, respectively. Ultimately, Boosted hub width equates to uncompromising stiffness when you're flicking your bike into formidable rock gardens, accelerating out of corners, and cranking up steep mountainsides for the sweet downhill on the other end. The Enduro 305 27. 5in Boost Wheelset is tubeless ready and comes with Presta valve stems and rim tape already installed. Choose between a Shimano/SRAM 9/10-speed or XD1 driver for SRAM's exceptional XX1 drivetrain.
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Industry Nine Enduro 305 27.5in Wheelset Industry Nine Enduro 305 27.5in Wheelset
Embodying the mantra of enduro racing and riding, the Industry Nine Enduro 305 27. 5in Wheelset excels at cranking up the steepest, most unrelenting climbs, then blasting down like a bona fide rocketship. Handcrafted just miles from the legendary trails of North Carolina's Pisgah National Forest, the Enduro 305 Wheelset offers the impressive durability and stiffness needed for conquering root and rock-laden singletrack across steep mountainsides. This rock-solid aluminum wheelset represents the second generation of I9's Torch Enduro series, bumping the inner width dimensions from an already robust 26mm to a stout 30. 5mm. By dramatically increasing the rim's inner width, the Enduro 305 Wheelset delivers exceptional traction by accommodating larger volume tires on the trail. Wider rims flatten out tire profiles leading to a less bulbous tire with increased sidewall support, allowing you to drop the pressure for better grip across demanding stretches of trail. Another major benefit is reduced sidewall burping, meaning you won't have to constantly check tire pressure when you're rallying through rough sections of trail. And because they're significantly wider, you'll reap the benefits of increased stiffness and support when you're launching off trail obstacles, bursting out of corners, and tracking through chunky rock gardens. This wheelset comes with I9's highly acclaimed Torch hubs, which feature a six pawl driver with three-degree engagement for instantaneous power the moment you step on the pedals. The 32-hole Torch Hub and spoke platform reduces excess weight without compromising strength or riding prowess on the trail. Tapered spokes enhance durability without penalizing your acceleration with excess weight, making this wheelset aptly suited for fulfilling your enduro racing dreams and trail-slaying ambitions. The Enduro 305 27. 5in Wheelset is tubeless ready and comes with Presta valve stems and rim tape already installed. Choose between a Shimano/SRAM 9/1...
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Industry Nine Enduro 305 29in Boost Wheelset Industry Nine Enduro 305 29in Boost Wheelset
Given Industry Nine's proximity to the root and rock-spattered trails of Pisgah National Forest, it's only natural that its engineers would build the 305 29in Boost Wheelset. Channeling the spirit of hard-charging Enduro with the durability to clean rowdy downhills, rail corners, and climb with surprising efficiency, the 305 is here to boost your trail experience. Its aluminum construction represents the evolution of I9's Torch Enduro series, bumping out the inner width dimensions and adding Boost compatibility to the front and rear hubs.By increasing the rim's inner width from 26mm to 30. 5mm, the Enduro 305 delivers exceptional traction by accommodating larger volume tires on the trail. Wider rims flatten the tire profile, with leads to a less bulbous tire with increased sidewall support and allows you to drop the pressure for better grip on unruly terrain. Another major benefit is reduced sidewall burping, meaning you won't have to constantly check tire pressure when you're rallying through rough stuff. And because they're significantly wider, you'll revel in the increased stiffness and support when you're launching over boulders, bursting out of berms, and sticking sketchy landings.This wheelset uses I9's renowned Torch hubs, which feature a six pawl driver with three-degree engagement for a nearly instantaneous response the moment you drop watts onto the pedals. These particular Torch Hubs meet Boost standards, with the front and rear sitting at a beefy 110 and 148mm in width, respectively. Ultimately, Boost hub widths equate to uncompromising stiffness when you're flicking your bike through intricate rock gardens, jumping out of corners, and cranking up steep mountains for the sweet downhill on the other side.The Enduro 305 29in Boost Wheelset is tubeless ready and comes with Presta valve stems and rim tape already installed. Choose between a Shimano/SRAM HG or SRAM XD1 driver.
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Industry Nine Enduro 305 29in Wheelset Industry Nine Enduro 305 29in Wheelset
Handcrafted within a stone's throw of the Pisgah National Forest's legendary trail system, the Industry Nine Enduro 305 29in Wheelset provides the stiffness and durability necessary to bomb gnarly descents and clean big drips, with the efficiency to conquer steep, unrelenting climbs up root and rock-laden mountainsides. This rock-solid aluminum wheelset represents the next step in I9's Torch Enduro series, with a boosted inner width for improved ride feel and tire to trail interactions. By increasing the rim's inner width from 26mm to a burly 30. 5mm, the Enduro 305 Wheelset delivers exceptional traction by accommodating larger volume tires on the trail. The wider rims flatten out the tire profile, leading to a less bulbous tire with increased sidewall support and allowing lower pressure for better grip across demanding stretches of terrain. Another major benefit is reduced sidewall burping, meaning you won't have to constantly check tire pressure when you're rallying through rough sections of trail. And because they're significantly wider, you'll reap the benefits of increased stiffness and support when you're launching off trail obstacles, bursting out of corners, and tracking through chunky rock gardens.This wheelset comes with I9's venerable Torch hubs, which feature a six pawl driver with three-degree engagement for instantaneous power the moment you step on the pedals. The 32-hole Torch Hub and spoke platform reduces excess weight without compromising strength or riding prowess on the trail. Tapered spokes enhance durability without penalizing your acceleration with excess weight, making this wheelset aptly suited for fulfilling your enduro racing dreams and trail-slaying ambitions.The Enduro 305 29in Wheelset is tubeless ready and comes with Presta valve stems and rim tape already installed. Choose between a Shimano/SRAM HG or SRAM XD1 driver.
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Industry Nine Enduro 310 PillarCarbon Boost Wheelset - 27.5in Industry Nine Enduro 310 PillarCarbon Boost Wheelset - 27.5in
Industry Nine is well known for producing wheelsets that can handle serious trail abuse, which isn't surprising considering their office's proximity to some of the country's rootiest, rockiest, and gnarliest technical terrain. After countless hours on those hard-riding testing grounds, the Enduro 310 PillarCarbon 27. 5in Boost Wheelset has earned its reputation as a nearly bombproof set of wheels that brings lightweight responsiveness and top-tier construction to the biggest runs. The Pillar Carbon rims aren't just any run-of-the-mill epoxy and fiber-reinforced rings. Industry Nine enlisted help from the composite wizards at Reynolds Cycling, which means that these 26mm inner width, tubeless rims feature Reynolds' MR5 technology. It focuses on five key elements--spoke face, nipple bed, tire channel, rim sidewall, and hook bead--in order to optimize resin chemistry and carbon layup for the structural loads of each component. The result is the Pillar Carbon rim with Twin Pillar hookless bead walls. The rims, found exclusively on Industry Nine's Pillar line of wheels, are tubeless-ready and offer an excellent strength-to-weight ratio and ride quality characteristics. At the center, the PillarCarbon rim is laced to I9's venerable Torch hubs, which feature a six pawl driver with three-degree engagement for instantaneous power the moment you step on the pedals. The 32-hole Torch Hub and spoke platform reduces excess weight without compromising strength or riding prowess on the trail, making this wheelset aptly suited for fulfilling your enduro racing dreams and trail-slaying ambitions.
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Industry Nine Enduro S 27.5in Boost Wheelset Industry Nine Enduro S 27.5in Boost Wheelset
Outfitted with boost axle widths to accommodate current frameset trends, Industry Nine's Enduro S 27. 5in Boost Wheelset blends the durability and strength you need to bomb lift laps and epic runs. Taking inspiration from the top-end Torch Mountain System, these wheels provide an ideal balance of width and weight with a price tag that leaves your bank account able to handle a season's worth of event entry fees and post-ride beverages.The alloy rims boast a 30. 5mm internal rim width for improved tire shape and contact patch, with low-profile bead hooks for impeccable tire seating with or without tubes. At the center, Industry Nine laces the rims to a set of Torch S-series hubs to keep everything turning smoothly and hiccup-free. With three A2 steel pawls and a 60t drive ring, each hub provides a 6-degree/60-point engagement range for efficient power transfer and lightning-fast responsiveness the second you push on the pedals.
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Industry Nine Enduro S 27.5in Wheelset Industry Nine Enduro S 27.5in Wheelset
Hard-charging trail rides and enduro events require wheels designed to handle some serious abuse, but you don't want to be left out in the cold without any cash for snacks or race entry fees after buying them. Industry Nine steps in to save the day with its Enduro S 27. 5in Wheelset, made from strong and durable aluminum for a long-lasting ride that won't drain your wallet.The Enduro S rim borrows pieces from the top-end Torch Mountain System wheels to provide an ideal balance of width and weight. Made from alloy, these rims boast a 30. 5mm internal rim width and low-profile bead hooks for impeccable tire seating with or without tubes. At the center, Industry Nine laces the rims to a set of Torch S-series hubs to keep everything turning smoothly and hiccup-free. With three A2 steel pawls and a 60t drive ring, each hub provides a 6-degree/60-point engagement range for efficient power transfer and lightning-fast responsiveness the second you push on the pedals.
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Industry Nine Enduro S 29in Boost Wheelset Industry Nine Enduro S 29in Boost Wheelset
Get rowdy with the Industry Nine Enduro S 29in Boost Wheelset. Blending the strength and durability you need for repetitive runs with a price that'll leave cash in the bank for lift tickets and post-ride bevvies, these wheels add a dose of modern technology to stay current with the newest frame trends. If you've been looking for a solid aluminum wheelset to get the most out of your new boost axle-equipped frame, this is it.The Enduro S rim borrows pieces from the top-end Torch Mountain System wheels to provide an ideal balance of width and weight. Made from alloy, these rims boast a 30. 5mm internal rim width and low-profile bead hooks for impeccable tire seating with or without tubes. At the center, Industry Nine laces the rims to a set of Torch S-series hubs to keep everything turning smoothly and hiccup-free. With three A2 steel pawls and a 60t drive ring, each hub provides a 6-degree/60-point engagement range for efficient power transfer and lightning-fast responsiveness the second you push on the pedals.
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Industry Nine Enduro S 29in Wheelset Industry Nine Enduro S 29in Wheelset
The Industry Nine Enduro S 29in Wheelset sits at the balance between affordable price points and the strength your riding style requires. Landing as a durable and affordable aluminum option and paired with a set of I9's venerable hubs, these wheels are ready for full weekends of lift laps and epic trail adventures at faraway destinations.The Enduro S rim borrows pieces from the top-end Torch Mountain System wheels to provide an ideal balance of width and weight. Made from alloy, these rims boast a 30. 5mm internal rim width and low-profile bead hooks for impeccable tire seating with or without tubes. At the center, Industry Nine laces the rims to a set of Torch S-series hubs to keep everything turning smoothly and hiccup-free. With three A2 steel pawls and a 60t drive ring, each hub provides a 6-degree/60-point engagement range for efficient power transfer and lightning-fast responsiveness the second you push on the pedals.
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Industry Nine i25 Disc Brake Road Wheelset - Tubeless Industry Nine i25 Disc Brake Road Wheelset - Tubeless
Climb your favorite mountain pass or practice cyclocross skills in the park with the Industry Nine i25 Disc Brake Road Wheelset. These wheels feature 23. 2mm wide tubeless-ready rim, which is wider than many traditional road rims to reduce side bulge and increase ride comfort without impacting performance. You can you run everything from a standard, skinny road slick up to a big, knobby cyclocross tire on these rims with ease. Your only limit is what your frame can handle. Industry Nine uses Sapim's CX-Ray stainless steel spokes to give these wheels a strong, stiff ride that winds up speed the second you push on the pedals. They'll jump out of corners and sprint to the line in a snap. At the center of each wheel, Torch hubs hold everything together and Teflon contact seals fight off mud and other ride gunk to keep everything rolling smoothly.
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Industry Nine i25 Road Wheelset - Tubeless Industry Nine i25 Road Wheelset - Tubeless
When it comes to looks, few components match the finish Industry Nine's attention to detail produces. This holds true for the i25 Tubeless Road Wheelset, and to ensure performance matches expectations, a redesigned Torch hub, 2:1-laced Sapim spokes, and a 23mm-wide tubeless-ready rim team up for incredible performance in a package that's equally at home racing or training. As always, the artfully machined Torch hubset is built in North Carolina by people who ride hard. It's the same driver used in the Torch mountain hubset, but to reduce drag, three pawls are used instead of six. On that same note, Industry Nine manufactures its own Teflon contact seals to defend against tenacious 'cross-racing mud, while still running drag-free for stacking on road miles. Unlike I9's mountain wheelsets, the I-series wheelset makes use of Sapim's trusted CX-Ray stainless steel spokes. These forged, bladed spokes have a reputation as a strong, stiff option for securing a hub to a rim. Enhancing the strength is a 2:1 lacing pattern on the 24-spoke rear wheel, with eight of those spokes on the non-drive side, and 16 on the drive side. The result is reduced wind-up of the wheels under power for phenomenal power transfer, but with the lightness that comes with reduced spoke counts. Industry Nine forgoes traditional 19-19. 5mm rim widths in favor of a 23. 2mm-wide extrusion. This allows the use of 10 to 15 PSI lower tire pressures, and provides a tubular-like ride quality along with enhanced cornering grip. Add the ability of going tubeless, and those characteristics are only enhanced. And as an added bonus, when coupled with 23 and 25mm tires, the wider rims provide better airflow for enhanced aerodynamics. The Industry Nine i25 Tubeless Road Wheelset is available with a Shimano/SRAM 11-speed freehub and in the colors Black/black and Black/red.
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Industry Nine i35 Carbon Road Wheelset - Clincher Industry Nine i35 Carbon Road Wheelset - Clincher
We love the smooth, fast ride of carbon rims, but let's face it, we also want a wheelset that has character. And whether it's the stunning anodized finish, or the fact that the hubs are built in North Carolina by fanatical cyclists, there's no denying that the Industry Nine i35 Carbon Clincher Wheelset has character in spades. Running the all-new Torch road hub, which mates mile-crushing efficiency to a perfectly sealed, low-drag engagement mechanism, the i35's are race ready. But if you decide you want to use them for training rides, we wouldn't blame you. They're more than tough enough. The fact that they're so darn pretty is just the cherry on top. The heart of the I-series road wheels lies the redesigned Torch road hub, and as always, the artfully machined hubset is built in North Carolina by people who ride hard. And while the exquisite anodized finish is eye catching, it's what's inside that really counts. Namely, the new Torch three pawl driver. It's the same driver used in the Torch mountain hubset, and like their mountain brethren, the I-series road hub is rated to withstand 700 ft/lbs of torque. In other words, unless you're powering your bike via a built diesel engine, there is zero chance of slippage under power as long as the hub is well maintained. Speaking of which, Industry Nine manufactures its own Teflon contact seals at the endcaps, which effectively seals the hub against the most tenacious mud in 'cross racing, and they run drag-free, for logging those road miles. Unlike I9's mountain wheelsets, the I-series wheelset makes use of Sapim's trusted CX-Ray stainless steel spokes to maintain their perfect roundness. These forged, bladed spokes have a reputation as the planet's strongest, stiffest option for securing a hub to a rim, which will quell any fears of failure, no matter how many potholes you manage to ride through. Enhancing the strength is a 2:1 lacing pattern on the 24 spoke rear wheel, with eight of those spokes on the non-drive side...
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Industry Nine i45 Carbon Road Wheelset - Clincher Industry Nine i45 Carbon Road Wheelset - Clincher
There's something special about the ride of a deep carbon clincher, especially when said carbon rim is laced to an especially fast-rolling hubset. Such is the case with the Industry Nine i45 Carbon Clincher Road Wheelset. With an American-made hubset, Sapim spokes, and Reynolds SLG carbon fiber rims, the handling and ride quality speak for themselves. And let's face it, when you're looking at a top level wheelset, there should really be something extra that makes you want to go ride. We can't make any promises, but the stunning anodized finish and beautiful lines of the I9 Torch hubset should do the trick. The heart of the I-series road wheels lies in the redesigned Torch road hub, and as always, the artfully machined hubset is built in North Carolina by people who ride hard. And while the exquisite anodized finish is eye catching, it's what's inside that really counts. Namely, the new Torch three pawl driver. It's the same driver used in the Torch mountain hubset, and like their mountain brethren, the I-series road hub is rated to withstand 700 ft/lbs of torque. In other words, unless you're powering your bike via a built diesel engine, there is zero chance of slippage under power as long as the hub is well maintained. Speaking of which, Industry Nine manufactures its own Teflon contact seals at the endcaps, which effectively seals the hub against the most tenacious mud in 'cross racing, and they run drag-free, for logging those road miles. Unlike I9's mountain wheelsets, the I-series wheelset makes use of Sapim's trusted CX-Ray stainless steel spokes to maintain their perfect roundness. These forged, bladed spokes have a reputation as the planet's strongest, stiffest option for securing a hub to a rim, which will quell any fears of failure, no matter how many potholes you manage to ride through. Enhancing the strength is a 2:1 lacing pattern on the 24 spoke rear wheel, with 8 of those spokes on the non-driveside, and 16 on the drive side. The result is reduce...
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Industry Nine MatchStix Industry Nine MatchStix
Industry Nine's MatchStix lets your front thru-axle serve double duty as a stealthily integrated multitool for quick fixes out on the trail. It has a 5mm hex integrated into the handle, which also serves as a bit receiver for the included 6mm, 4mm, 2. 5mm, 2mm, and T25 Torx stainless steel bits that you can choose from to carry along for the ride. A bit sleeve holds four bits and nestles neatly into the thru bolt, and the handle serves as a chain breaker, spoke tool, and chain link holder.The MatchStix is available in options to fit a Fox 15 x 100mm, Fox 15 x 100mm Boost, RochShox 15 x 100mm, and RockShox 15 x 110mm thru-axles. The chain link holder is compatible with KMC 9, 10, and 11-speed chains, as well as SRAM 9 and 10-speed chains.
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Industry Nine Pillar Carbon Trail Wheelset - 29in Industry Nine Pillar Carbon Trail Wheelset - 29in
Wheels are the most important component you can hang on a bike. The weight and stiffness of your wheels affects every aspect of the ride. Industry Nine is one of the most respected names in cycling, and wheels are all it makes. The Pillar Carbon 29 Trail Wheelset is Industry Nine's top dog for all-mountain riding -- no expense was spared in the design and manufacture of the Pillar line. The Pillar Carbon rim is light and stiff and is laced to Industry Nine's best hub, the Torch. Don't let its light weight fool you -- the Carbon Trail 29 can take a beating. In other words, you're looking at the best of the best in 29-inch mountain wheels. These aren't just any run-of-the-mill epoxy and fiber-reinforced rings. Industry Nine enlisted help from the composite wizards at Reynolds Cycling. This means that these 28mm-wide outer, 24mm inner, tubeless rims feature Reynolds' MR5 technology. It focuses on five key elements -- spoke face, nipple bed, tire channel, rim sidewall, and hook bead -- in order to optimize resin chemistry and carbon layup for the structural loads of each component. The result is the Pillar Carbon rim with Twin Pillar hookless bead walls. The rims, found exclusively on Industry Nine's Pillar line of wheels, are tubeless-ready and offer an excellent strength-to-weight ratio and ride quality characteristics. The Carbon Trail 29 uses 32 spokes per wheel for durability. Instead of steel spokes, I9's wheels use 7075 aluminum. The spokes are straight pull, and they have a 25% greater cross section then comparable 14/15 double butted steel spokes. In other words, these spokes have a stronger tensile strength. Also, on traditional spokes, threads are rolled, not cut. This adds to strength, but creates a stress riser where the thread channel is narrower than the diameter of spoke itself. Industry Nine, however, doesn't need to roll its threads. Instead, they're created during the machining process, but cut so that the thread channel is the same as the spoke's d..
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Industry Nine Pillar Carbon Ultralite Wheelset - 29in Industry Nine Pillar Carbon Ultralite Wheelset - 29in
Heavy wheels are more costly, in terms of performance, than heavy components elsewhere on the bike. This is because high rotational weight ruins a bike's stability and handling characteristics. You don't have to be a racer to feel the difference that a lightweight wheelset can make. When Industry Nine designed the Pillar Carbon Ultralite 29inch Wheelset, low weight was the number one objective. At around 1415 grams total, we'd have to say "mission accomplished." Pillar Carbon rims aren't just any run-of-the-mill epoxy and fiber-reinforced rings. Industry Nine enlisted help from the composite wizards at Reynolds Cycling. This means that these 28mm outer, 24mm inner width, tubeless rims feature Reynolds' MR5 technology. It focuses on five key elements -- spoke face, nipple bed, tire channel, rim sidewall, and hook bead -- in order to optimize resin chemistry and carbon layup for the structural loads of each component. The result is the Pillar Carbon rim with Twin Pillar hookless bead walls. The rims, found exclusively on Industry Nine's Pillar line of wheels, are tubeless-ready and offer an excellent strength-to-weight ratio and ride quality characteristics. The Carbon Ultralite 29 uses 24 spokes per wheel in a 2/1 lacing pattern to keep weight down. Instead of steel spokes, I9's wheels use 7075 aluminum. The spokes are straight pull, and they have a 25% greater cross section then comparable 14/15 double butted steel spokes. In other words, these spokes have a stronger tensile strength. Also, on traditional spokes, threads are rolled, not cut. This adds to strength, but creates a stress riser where the thread channel is narrower than the diameter of spoke itself. Industry Nine, however, doesn't need to roll its threads. Instead, they're created during the machining process, but cut so that the thread channel is the same as the spoke's diameter. The threads themselves are actually larger than the spoke for a strong interface with the hub. That brings to light anoth...
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Industry Nine S-Series Freehub Body Industry Nine S-Series Freehub Body
The Industry Nine S-Series Freehub Body is a direct replacement for S-Series hubs found on I9's S-Series Wheels, also serving as a cheaper replacement for the freehub body of the Torch Hubs. The 3-pawl design delivers 6-degrees of responsive engagement when you're pedaling up and over trail impediments standing in your way. The S-Series Freehub Body includes one 3803 bearing, one 6803 bearing, three A2 tool steel pawls, three stainless steel pawl springs, and one silicone oil seal.
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Industry Nine Torch 11 Speed Road Freehub Body Industry Nine Torch 11 Speed Road Freehub Body
The Industry Nine Torch 11-speed Freehub Body lets you rig up your road or cyclocross bike with virtually any modern drivetrain system out there. With a spacer, you can run older Shimano/SRAM 9- or 10-speed systems, but without the spacer, you'll find it easy to mount more modern 11-speed cassettes. There's an 11-speed Campagnolo version, as well.
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Industry Nine Torch Mountain & Fat Freehub Industry Nine Torch Mountain & Fat Freehub
Normally, we don't consider freehubs to be all that exciting. It's true that quick engagement can improve performance, and some freehubs make really cool sounds, but as a whole they aren't the first thing that comes to mind when we consider lusty components. That may have changed with the Industry Nine Torch Mountain & Fat freehub. The new Torch retains I9's industry-standard 3-degree pawl engagement, but doubles the number of engagement points (from 60 to 120). Also, the new freehub drops an incredible 100 grams. The new freehub also decreases drag and makes service easier than ever, with captured pawls and cool springs that allow tool-free maintenance.
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Industry Nine Torch Series Endcap Kit Industry Nine Torch Series Endcap Kit
Need to convert your Industry Nine Torch Hubs to accept a different hub standard' We've got what you need. Several versions of the Industry Nine Torch Hubs End Cap Kit are available, so let us know if you're not sure which you need.
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Industry Nine Trail 245 27.5in Boost Wheelset Industry Nine Trail 245 27.5in Boost Wheelset
With a new name and a redesigned rim profile, the Industry Nine Trail 245 27. 5in Boost Wheelset updates Industry Nine's popular Trail series, making wheels already known for their longevity even more durable and better adapted to the modern, 27. 5in standard. Built with the same reliable construction and precise machining that Industry Nine has become known for, this version is compatible with Boost front and rear axles. Industry Nine starts with dependable aluminum rim construction for the Trail 245s, increasing the internal width to 24. 5mm and giving the rim its new Second Generation Tubeless profile. This means wider bead seats and a shorter, more tapered bead wall -- overall, a more flared shape -- to improve the tires' flat resistance at low pressures. The ever-expanding girth of 27. 5 tires is better accommodated by this profile, and the reinforced rims enjoy more dent resistance and overall strength. Though they create stronger rims, these changes don't result in a drastic weight difference, adding only 20g to the entire setup compared to the previous version, and they result in a rim that's well-suited to the do-everything capabilities of a 27. 5in platform. Industry Nine's signature hubs are largely responsible for the brand's enthusiastic following, and the latest Torch hubs used in the Trail 245s don't disappoint. They're laced to the rims with Industry Nine's machined 7075-T6 aluminum spokes, which thread directly into the hubs. This distinctive choice eliminates weakness at the spoke/hub interface and allows for increased surface area for a stronger wheel system overall. The hubs themselves rely on Industry Nine's proprietary pawl design, which features two sets of three pawls phased three degrees from each other to provide 120 points of contact and a snappy three degrees of engagement. The rear hub was tested to withstand an excessive 700ft/lbs of torque -- roughly what a diesel truck puts out -- which should put any thoughts of slippage or power l..
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Industry Nine Trail 245 29in Boost Wheelset Industry Nine Trail 245 29in Boost Wheelset
Inspired by Industry Nine's well-loved Trail wheels, the Trail 245 29in Boost Wheelset builds on tradition with a wider stance and redesigned bead hook for bombproof speed out on the course. For added strength and in keeping with current frame trends, this wheelset features wider, Boost hubs. Boost hubs improve the spokes' bracing angle, increasing stiffness and making for better tracking and power transfer. The Trail 245 rim borrows heavily from the original Trail rim, bumping the internal rim width up a millimeter to 24. 5, adding a millimeter to the bead seat on either side of the rim, and shortening the bead wall by half a millimeter compared to the Trail. While these may sound like miniscule changes, they result in a better platform for the tire, better tubeless seal, and less chance of pinching a tire out in the dirt. Industry Nine also beefs up the impact resistance with increased bead wall thickness and tapered construction that focuses the bulk of materials in areas where it's needed to resist damage and keep you rolling through big hits and gnarly terrain. At the center, Industry Nine laces the rims to a set of Torch S-series hubs to keep everything turning smoothly. The rear driver boasts six pawls and provides three-degree/120-point engagement for efficient power transfer and lighting fast responsiveness the second you push on the pedals.
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Industry Nine Trail 245 29in Wheelset Industry Nine Trail 245 29in Wheelset
Aware it had a popular, well-loved group of wheelsets with its Trail line, Industry Nine took on the task of refining its design to develop a slightly new offering for this year. The Trail 245 29in Wheelset features a few key changes from its predecessors but retains the same defining construction methods and careful attention to detail that has earned the master machinists at Industry Nine such a devout following. The Trail 245's are built to blast through technical terrain and rough spots while relying on Industry Nine's commendable hub design to remain responsive and nimble when you need them to be. Industry Nine set out to create a wheelset that was even more solid and dependable than before, so it started by making subtle changes to the rim width and bead walls, creating what it termed its Second Generation Tubeless profile. The internal rim width was extended to 24. 5mm, while the bead seats were widened and the bead walls shortened to create a more flared shape that would improve the tires' flat resistance when riding them at low pressures. This shape better accommodates ever-growing tires, and when paired with rims that have been reinforced at points that are especially vulnerable in impacts, the wheels' dent resistance and overall strength are improved dramatically. The new Trail 245 rims are laced to Torch hubs with I9's signature, machined, 7075-T6 aluminum spokes. This distinctive construction choice eliminates weakness at the thread and allows for increased surface area for a stronger interface overall. The hubs themselves rely on Industry Nine's impressive proprietary pawl design, which features two sets of three pawls phased three degrees from each other to provide 120 points of contact and a snappy three degrees of engagement. The rear hub was tested to withstand an excessive 700ft/lb of torque -- roughly what a diesel truck produces -- which should put any thoughts of slippage or power loss on rocky, technical cruxes firmly out of your mind.
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Industry Nine Trail 245 Wheelset - 27.5in Industry Nine Trail 245 Wheelset - 27.5in
The engineers at Industry Nine knew that they had a good thing going with the best-selling Trail rim. So when the colorful, North Carolina-based manufacturer known for its snappy hub engagement and precise machining updated the popular rim, it did so with a just a few changes. The new tubeless-ready Trail 245 27. 5in Wheelset retains all of the reliability of its predecessor with a few changes to give it an even more bombproof construction than before. Industry Nine starts with its dependable aluminum rim construction for the Trail 245s, increasing the internal width to 24. 5mm to better accommodate modern tire widths. The rim also features I9's new Second Generation Tubeless profile. The new design entails wider bead seats, a shorter, more tapered bead wall, and a more flared shape, all of which serve to improve the tires' flat resistance at low pressures. I9 also adds material to specific points that are vulnerable in impacts, improving the rim's dent resistance. All-in-all, these changes don't result in a drastic weight difference, adding negligible weight to the entire setup compared to the previous version, and they result in a rim that's better equipped to match the versatility and responsiveness your 27. 5in frame demonstrates on the trails. The Trail 245s are finished with I9's Torch hubs, which are built with the functionality that has earned Industry Nine its cult following. Industry Nine uses its own proprietary mechanism of two sets of three pawls phased three degrees from each other to provide 120 points of contact and a near-instant three degrees of engagement. It's a design they haven't found any room to improve upon for the Trail 245s. Rim meets hub courtesy of I9's signature, lightweight 7075-T6 aluminum spokes, which thread directly into the hubs to eliminate extra movement and parts.
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Industry Nine Trail S 27.5in Wheelset Industry Nine Trail S 27.5in Wheelset
Building on Industry Nine's reputation for solid, responsive wheels, the Trail S 27. 5in Wheelset pairs the classic look and bombproof function of straight-pull spokes with technologically advanced features to tackle a wide variety of trails. Featuring a revamped Torch hub design and wide rim profile, these wheels are a go-to for almost any trail ride adventure. The Trail S rim borrows pieces from the top-end Torch Mountain System wheels to provide an ideal balance of width and weight. Made from 6000 series Performance Alloy, these rims boast a 24. 5mm internal rim width and low-profile bead hooks for impeccable tire seating with or without tubes. At the center, Industry Nine laces the rims to a set of Torch S-series hubs with 28 straight-pull steel spokes to keep everything turning smoothly. With three A2 steel pawls and a 60 tooth drivering, each hub provides a 6 degree/60 point engagement range for efficient power transfer and lighting fast responsiveness the second you push on the pedals. The Industry Nine Trail S 27. 5in Wheelset is available with either a SRAM XD or Shimano Hyperglide freehub body and comes outfitted with tape and valve stem pre-installed for tubeless use. Just add your favorite tire and some sealant then hit the trail.
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Industry Nine Trail S 29in Wheelset Industry Nine Trail S 29in Wheelset
Trail memories await, and with the Trail S 29in Wheelset you'll have all the benefits of Industry Nine's Torch Mountain System, wrapped in a classic and sleek straight-pull spoke design. Pedaling out of turns, you'll have incredibly fast engagement at the hub, so there will be no lagging in accelerations or drops in momentum. And the large internal rim width and bead hooks mean that you can run confidently with your favorite clincher or tubeless set up.
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Industry Nine Ultralite 235 27.5in Boost Wheelset Industry Nine Ultralite 235 27.5in Boost Wheelset
Make your cross-country dreams a reality with the lightweight efficiency of the Industry Nine Ultralite 235 27. 5in Boost Wheelset. Tipping the scales at a feathery claimed weight of 1,390g, the Ultralite 235 will see your XC rocket drop some serious weight for instant acceleration when you're grinding up endless climbs and accelerating out of corners. On the flip side, they've got the strength to handle all manner of rocky descents and technical stretches compliments of robust aluminum construction and a revised design that puts extra material where it's needed most. Overhauled for a wider footprint, the wheelset's 23. 5mm internal width provides a solid platform for greater traction and better bump compliance on rough trails and technical courses. Boost axle widths significantly increase wheel stiffness, which is one of the only complaints we can make with larger wheel diameters. By converting to Boost standards, your 27. 5in front wheel bulks up its stiffness to rival a 26in wheel, netting more precise tracking through the rough stuff and extra confidence for holding tricky lines. The Ultralite 235 Wheelset uses I9's highly acclaimed Torch hubs, which feature near-instantaneous 3-degree engagement for powering up and over trail obstacles with ease. Teflon shields and O-rings snap solidly onto the endcaps of the hubs, preventing trail grit from slowly compromising the wheel's smooth characteristics. The Ultralite 235 comes tubeless-ready with factory-installed rim tape and Presta valves.
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Industry Nine Ultralite 235 27.5in Wheelset Industry Nine Ultralite 235 27.5in Wheelset
So many mountain bikes these days have developed climb-o-phobia that you'd think there weren't any trails that actually go up the mountain. The good doctors at Indsutry Nine have the cure, though: the Ultralite 235 27. 5in Wheelset. It bumps the internal rim width out to a generous 23. 5mm, which swallows up the usual XC race wheels and lets tubeless tires plump out for greater traction on climbs and a little more plush security after dropping in. Despite that added width, the rims are still built to put material where it's needed for structural integrity and limit it where it's just so many added grams. The result is a rim that eats abuse but still keeps rotational mass at a minimum so turning the wheels is as efficient as possible. And that's all well and good, but--this being I9--the hubs are the real stars in this regard. Industry Nine made its name with precision CNC machining at its Indiana facility, and the latest generation of Torch hubs prove that they haven't just been playing around. The Torch freehub is built around six offset pawls that provide 120 points of engagement, all of which means that it's never more than three degrees away from translating pedal input to forward motion. While it's still possible to get hung-up on rocky cruxes, the Ultralite 235's combination of low rotational mass and virtually instant engagement make it far less likely.
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Industry Nine Ultralite 235 29in Boost Wheelset Industry Nine Ultralite 235 29in Boost Wheelset
Fulfilling your cross-country racing needs, the Industry Nine Ultralite 235 29in Boost Wheelset delivers lightweight efficiency, stiffness, and enhanced traction that leaves the competition eating dust. Tipping the scales at a feathery 1455 grams, the Ultralite 235 drops serious weight off your XC whip for instant acceleration when you're cranking up long climbs and bursting out of corners. However, that's not to say it's lacking in strength when you're plunging into rocky downhills or technical stretches. Robust aluminum construction, tapered spokes, and a revised design places extra material where it's needed most to ensure the durability needed to ride hard. Overhauled for a wider footprint, the wheelset's 23. 5mm internal width accommodates a 2. 3-inch tire for greater traction and better bump compliance on rough trails and technical courses. Boost axle standards significantly increase wheel stiffness, which is something that's plagued 29ers since inception. By converting to Boost standards on your 29er, your front wheel's stiffness becomes comparable to a 26-inch wheel, with the rear becoming just as stiff as a 27. 5-inch wheel. Ultimately, this equates to precise tracking and extra confidence for holding tricky downhill lines. The Ultralite 235 Wheelset uses I9's highly acclaimed Torch hubs, which feature near-instantaneous three-degree engagement for powering up and over trail obstacles with ease. Teflon shields and O-rings snap solidly onto the end caps of the hubs, preventing trail grit from slowly compromising the wheel's smooth characteristics. The Ultralite 235 comes tubeless-ready with factory-installed rim tape and Presta valves. Choose the HG driver if you're riding a Shimano/SRAM 9/10-speed drivetrain or pick up the XD driver version if you're running the latest 11/12-speed drivetrain from SRAM.
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Industry Nine Ultralite 235 29in Wheelset Industry Nine Ultralite 235 29in Wheelset
29ers are about one thing: going forward really, really fast. By combining a lightweight, wide rim with its unrivalled CNC-machined Torch freehubs, Industry Nine is empowering them to do just that. The Ultralite 235 29in Wheelset is a lightweight pair of XC weapons whose generous rim width and tubeless-ready design address most of our wagon wheel concerns. First, the wider rims are stiffer than traditional XC rims, so they hold up better under torsional load and reduce the noodly feel of ye olde 29in wheels. Second, the combination of 23. 5mm internal width and a tubeless-ready design mean you can run fatter tires at lower PSI without risking pinch flats or burping. This makes the ride more plush while the larger tire contact patch enjoys better traction on rooty climbs. Of course, the hubs are ultimately the stars here--this is I9, after all. Industry Nine made its name with precision CNC machining at its Indiana facility, and the latest generation of Torch hubs prove that they haven't just been playing around. The Torch freehub is built around six offset pawls that provide 120 points of engagement, all of which means that it's never more than three degrees away from translating pedal input to forward motion. While it's still possible to get hung-up on rocky cruxes, the Ultralite 235's combination of low rotational mass and virtually instant engagement make it far less likely.
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Industry Nine Ultralite CX Disc Wheelset - Tubeless Industry Nine Ultralite CX Disc Wheelset - Tubeless
It should be no surprise that one of the leaders in mountain bike hub technology brought that tech over to cyclocross wheels the second disc brakes reached market saturation. The Industry Nine Ultralight CX Disc Wheelset is designed for cyclocrossers who ride their bikes everywhere, on all kinds of terrain, and don't care for the risk (or expense) of carbon hoops. The rims themselves are Industry Nine's tried and trusted Ultralite mountain rim -complete with its 21mm internal width. This spreads tires a bit wider, and makes the most of a UCI-legal 33mm tire. Laced to these rims are Industry Nine's Torch hubs, with one key difference. Since flat-ground coasting is more crucial to road and cyclocross racing than mountain biking, Industry Nine took out three of the standard six pawls to reduce drag. The hubs and rims are connected via 24 of Sapim's CX-Ray stainless steel spokes. Due to the low spoke count, the Ultralight CX Disc Wheelset carries a 190lb rider weight limit, and the rims perform best with a 28mm-or-wider tire.
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Knight 27.5 Enduro Project 321 Boost Wheelset Knight 27.5 Enduro Project 321 Boost Wheelset
While it's not the most demanding part of enduro racing, most of us at the Competitive office take pride in our climbing and--if we're being perfectly honest--do take pride in our KOMs and PRs. Knight's 27. 5 Trail Wheelset, built up here with Project 321 Boost hubs, help us out in that regard. Knight claims the wheels are stiffer than the other white-on-black carbon dream hoop brand, but that stiffness doesn't come at the cost of an unruly ride on the way back down. The rims remain compliant enough to smooth the trail, and an increase of 30% on the impact resistance front means they'll be smoothing brake bumps for seasons longer than the competition. Given that Knight was founded by ex-pats from leading wheel and frame companies, the rim construction is something special. But before we get there, the Project 321 hubs definitely warrant some attention. The hubs are built around a freehub that uses six pawls in offsetting sets in order to bring engagement to below three degrees. You read that right. We're not 100% certain, but we think this may be the lowest engagement angle on any pawl freehub design. As hinted above, the rims are no slouch, either. They're built around Knight's EPS form, which eliminates the imperfections (and the risk of structural failure they produce) of construction processes that use inflatable bladders to shape the inner face of carbon. Knight's method ensures that the rim's interior is wrinkle free, features no areas of resin pooling, and molds to the precise spec that the engineers cooked up in their virtual kitchen. It also means there isn't any excess material hanging around to resist accelerations, another source of encouragement for our (usually) informal KOM competition across the office.
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Knight 27.5 Plus/Project 321 Boost Wheelset Knight 27.5 Plus/Project 321 Boost Wheelset
Tested and proven on the Baja Divide, the Knight 27. 5 Plus/Project 321 Boost Wheelset offers up an incredibly wide, compliant, and tough ride for terrain where other wheels dare not roll. Knight created this wheel for bike packers, back-country ramblers, and riders desiring the rolling mass of a larger wheel, but in a more stable package. EPS molded carbon fiber construction gives this wheel its strong, lightweight, and plush feel, while the extra wide rim bed easily holds a three-inch tire for enhanced traction and reliable navigation on terrain that's on the more treacherous side. The Project 321 hubs are built around a freehub that uses six pawls in offsetting sets in order to bring engagement to below three degrees. You read that right. We're not 100% certain, but we think this may be the lowest engagement angle on any pawl freehub design. Given the types of terrain that you're sure to encounter on your next bikepacking adventure, having that virtually instant catch is a definite plus.
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Knight 29 Race/Project 321 Boost Wheelset Knight 29 Race/Project 321 Boost Wheelset
In an effort to create one wheel that combines the design elements of road, trail, and cyclocross, and be both fast enough for race day and durable enough for every day, Knight came up with the 29 Race/Project 321 Boost Wheelset. Its design actually started out as a gravel specific wheel, but when it exceeded the expectations of their UCI Elite OMX Team, they decided it couldn't be put in a single box. The wide and hookless rim is constructed using an exceptionally durable EPS molding process to give it smooth vibration dampening and quick acceleration when you step on the gas, while the carbon also delivers stiff, light, and compliant performance on a variety of surfaces. Thoughtfully angled flanges on the Project 321 Iso hubs create a more stable and true wheel and eliminate any unnecessary stress on the spokes. The adjusted angle of the flanges is slightly inward to mirror the angle of the spokes and remove any interference that might otherwise create stress points and reduce the strength of the wheel.
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Knight 29 Trail Project 321 Boost Wheelset Knight 29 Trail Project 321 Boost Wheelset
Mid-travel 29ers are taking over the all-mountain scene. For good reason. Suspension design has finally agreed to make room for wagon wheels, and wider axle standards and the ever-improving state of carbon manufacturing mean the noodliness we all remember from our first 29ers is a thing of the past. Knight's 29 Trail rims with Project 321 Boost hubs Wheelset adds one more advancement to this mix. It bumps the inner rim width out to 25mm, suiting it to 2. 35 or 2. 5in tires for proper trail 29er traction and cushion. Given that Knight was founded by ex-pats from leading wheel and frame companies, the rim construction is something special. But before we get there, the Project 321 hubs definitely warrant some attention. The hubs are built around a freehub that uses six pawls in offsetting sets in order to bring engagement to below three degrees. You read that right. We're not 100% certain, but we think this may be the lowest engagement angle on any pawl freehub design. Given the types of terrain that the new breed of all-mountain 29er thrives on, having that virtually instant catch is a definite plus. As hinted above, the rims are no slouch, either. They're built around Knight's EPS form, which eliminates the imperfections (and the risk of structural failure they produce) of construction processes that use inflatable bladders to shape the inner face of carbon. Knight's method ensures that the rim's interior is wrinkle free, features no areas of resin pooling, and molds to the precise spec that the engineers cooked up in their virtual kitchen. It also means there isn't any excess material hanging around to resist accelerations, another benefit that rewards the climbing aggression of wagon wheels.
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Knight 35 Carbon Fibre/DT Swiss 240S Road Wheelset - Clincher Knight 35 Carbon Fibre/DT Swiss 240S Road Wheelset - Clincher
Since Knight Composites is a debut manufacturer and the 35 Carbon Fibre/DT Swiss 240S Road Wheelset is the label's top-end, do-it-all model, you won't be surprised to learn that the wheels are being touted as nothing short of revolutionary. Refreshingly, the Knight 35 actually lives up to the promised aerodynamic gains and impeccable build quality. With the inclusion of DT Swiss' venerable 240s hub set, the wheelset also manages to reach a claimed weight of 1,404g -- 78g and 136g lighter than two ubiquitous leading models -- so the Knight 35's revolutions are aerodynamic for flats and light for climbs. Like much of the cycling world, you may be unfamiliar with this new manufacturer. We won't go too far into the details of Knight's history except to note that the collective resume of the three founders reads like a checklist of all the names we've come to associate with carbon aerodynamics in cycling. Since the founders' work has largely defined the current industry standards, you might not be surprised to learn that Knight was formed as a vehicle to push those designs even further. Toward this end, Knight developed its Trailing Edge Aerodynamic Manipulation Technology (Team Tech), which refocuses the aerodynamics of the wheel. Instead of creating an aerodynamic leading edge, or even just an aerodynamic tire-to-rim transition, TEAM Tech designs wheels as part of a bicycle-wide system of aerodynamics that includes tires, rims, fork, and frame. This system began with Computational Fluid Dynamics software, proceeded through no fewer than two rounds of wind tunnel testing, and ate up hundreds of test models to produce the Knight 35 alone. The result of the laborious TEAM Tech process is a cross-section that describes a tapered parabola rather than the sharp point of a NACA airfoil or the overly-rounded "U" shape of wheels that are dominating the market today -- and that Knight's founders were instrumental in creating. This new shape meets TEAM Tech's mandate by gradua...
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Knight 65 Carbon Fibre/Aivee SR5 Road Wheelset - Clincher Knight 65 Carbon Fibre/Aivee SR5 Road Wheelset - Clincher
Though the name might be unfamiliar, Knight Composites enjoys the industry-defining pedigree of three of the minds largely responsible for the current state of aerodynamics in cycling. With the 65 Carbon Fibre/Aivee SR5 Road Wheelset, the company's founders have effectively announced Knight's intention to once again redefine the limits of aerodynamics in wheels, and -- by including Aivee's SR5 hubs -- the Bend, Oregon-based firm does so while losing a claimed 57g compared to the current industry leader in 60mm aerodynamic wheels. Compared to the DT Swiss option, the Aivee hubs enjoy some nominal weight loss, which is always appreciated, but Knight cites an overall increase in strength as the real benefit of Aivee's hubs. It credits the French manufacturer's peculiar flange design for that increase, though we'd also suggest that Aivee's meticulous construction processes may also play a role. The hubs' bodies are machined in France on equipment that also produces aerospace and medical-grade equipment, harnessing the precision demanded by those fields in order to capitalize on the wheels' aerodynamic gains. Those aerodynamic gains are what the Knight 65s are all about, and they're achieved with Knight's reimagining of the traditional approaches to drag reduction, codenamed Trailing Edge Aerodynamic Manipulation Technology (TEAM Tech). Instead of creating an aerodynamic leading edge, or even just an aerodynamic tire-to-rim transition, TEAM Tech designs wheels as part of a bicycle-wide system of aerodynamics that includes tires, rims, fork, and frame by focusing on the rim's trailing edge. The result of the laborious TEAM Tech process is a cross-section that describes a tapered parabola rather than the sharp point of a NACA airfoil or the overly-rounded "U" shape of wheels that Knight's founders helped develop and that are dominating the market today. This new shape meets TEAM Tech's mandate by gradually widening airflow across the rim, which swells from 25. 5mm at t...
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Knight 65 Carbon Fibre/DT Swiss 240S Road Wheelset - Clincher Knight 65 Carbon Fibre/DT Swiss 240S Road Wheelset - Clincher
Knight Composites may be a new name in the cycling industry, but the 65 Carbon Fibre/DT Swiss 240s Road Wheelset proves that the veteran design team behind the label knows that, when it comes to race wheels, less is more. At a claimed 1,604g, the Knight 65 Wheelset compares favorably to the two industry leaders, gaining just 40g (but costing hundreds of dollars less) compared to one and losing over 200g compared to the other. Of course, the less-is-more truism isn't always accurate, as more millimeters in depth and more pre-production R&D result in more aerodynamic benefits and more secure handling. Plus, a little more DT Swiss 240s never hurts, either, on this model of the 65 includes two hub-shaped scoops. Whatever the metric, though, Knight was formed by three industry veterans who largely designed the standards of today and wanted a vehicle to push those standards into the future. To achieve this, Knight developed what it's calling Trailing Edge Aerodynamic Manipulation Technology (TEAM Tech), which reinvents the aerodynamics of the wheel. Instead of creating an aerodynamic leading edge, or even just an aerodynamic tire-to-rim transition, TEAM Tech designs wheels as part of a bicycle-wide system of aerodynamics that includes tires, rims, fork, and frame. This system began with Computational Fluid Dynamics software, proceeded through no fewer than two rounds of wind tunnel testing, and ate up hundreds of test models and multiple extra months to even produce the Knight 65's final test models. The result of the laborious TEAM Tech process is a cross-section that describes a tapered parabola rather than the sharp point of a NACA airfoil or the overly-rounded "U" shape of wheels that are dominating the market today -- and that Knight's founders were instrumental in creating. This new shape meets TEAM Tech's mandate by gradually widening airflow across the rim, which swells from 25. 5mm at the slimmest part of the brake track up to 28mm at the widest point be...
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Knight 95 Carbon Fibre/Aivee SR5 Road Wheelset - Clincher Knight 95 Carbon Fibre/Aivee SR5 Road Wheelset - Clincher
The three names behind the nascent Knight Composites are responsible for much of the industry-leading technology in cycling aerodynamics today. Given that pedigree, it's not surprising that Knight's 95 Carbon Fibre/Aivee SR5 Road Wheelset is built with aerospace-grade carbon, compacted with an internal bladder, and subjected to testing that exceeds CEN standards. The new aerodynamic profile certainly surprises, though, as Knight's wind tunnel data suggests the Knight 95 sheds up to dozens of grams of drag force compared to the current industry leaders. Plus, by omitting its usual choice of DT Swiss hubs in favor of Aivee's lighter SR5 hubs, Knight manages to effect a nominal weight loss and a boost in structural integrity. The slight claimed weight loss is obviously appreciated, but the overall increase in strength is the real benefit of opting for Aivee hubs. Knight credits the French manufacturer's peculiar flange design for that increase, though we'd also suggest that Aivee's meticulous construction processes may play a role. The hubs' bodies are machined in France on equipment that also produces aerospace and medical-grade equipment, harnessing the precision demanded by those fields in order to capitalize on the wheels' aerodynamic gains. While that weight loss is impressive, a 95mm rim's real job is to cut drag. According to Knight's numbers, the 95's impressive aerodynamic benefits top out at 15 degrees of yaw while traveling at 30mph with -112g of drag force -- roughly equivalent to a solid disc wheel but without the handling drawbacks. That negative number suggests that these wheels actually help propel the bike forward after you've spun them up. Knight calculates the effect of this addition by subtraction as a claimed savings of 22. 5 seconds over 40km when compared to its most aerodynamically-gifted competitor. Just by changing wheels. These gains have seen Knight's newly released wheels enjoy immediate favor with athletes ranging from 70. 3 winners to...
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Knight 95 Carbon Fibre/DT Swiss 240S Road Wheelset - Clincher Knight 95 Carbon Fibre/DT Swiss 240S Road Wheelset - Clincher
Knight Composites as a brand is relatively new to the cycling industry. In fact, the 95 Carbon Fibre/DT Swiss 240s Wheelset is the flagship of its debut line, so we admit to being more than a little skeptical about the impressive claims made by Knight's R&D materials. Considering that the company was founded by three veteran innovators of carbon and aerodynamics, we probably shouldn't have been. Knight's wind tunnel numbers bear the claims out and suggest that the Knight 95 may be the fastest wheel that we carry. The Knight 95's impressive aerodynamic benefits top out at 15 degrees of yaw while traveling at 30mph with a claimed -112g of drag force. That's right, negative. The effect of this negative contribution is a claimed savings of 22. 5 seconds over 40km when compared to its most aerodynamically-gifted competitor. Just by changing wheels. To put that in perspective, riding the Knight 95 could very well have put Fignon atop the final podium of the closest Tour ever. Of course, unless you have the engine of a Fignon (or a LeMond, for that matter), 30mph is a bit excessive over the course of a long event, but those advantages also trickle down to speeds in the mid-20s, so the 95s actually help propel you forward once you've spun them up. The inclusion of DT Swiss' smooth 240s hubs also goes some way toward countering the deep rims' increased rotational mass, meaning that you'll hit those cruising speeds faster and with less internal friction. To achieve these almost comical test numbers, Knight developed what it's calling Trailing Edge Aerodynamic Manipulation Technology (TEAM Tech), which reinvents the aerodynamics of the wheel by shifting the focus from the leading to the trailing edge. This change in focus helped Knight design wheels as part of a bicycle-wide system of aerodynamics that includes tires, rims, fork, and frame. This system began with Computational Fluid Dynamics software, proceeded through no fewer than two rounds of wind tunnel testing,...
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Mavic Aksium Elite Wheelset - Clincher Mavic Aksium Elite Wheelset - Clincher
Mavic's latest Aksium Elite Wheel System returns virtually unchanged for the new model year, combining the same value, reliability, and obsessively developed French engineering that has long made Mavic yellow a staple on bikes of all levels. Obviously, the Aksium Elite doesn't stack up to the wheels atop the neutral support vehicles in European races, but it does make a damn fine training set for a dedicated athlete or an inexpensive but notable upgrade over most bikes' stock wheels. You've probably noticed that the Aksium Elite is substantially less expensive than Mavic's Ksyrium wheel offerings, and -- as expected -- that price difference comes with a change to the spec sheet. Rather than having FORE drilled rims and thread-in spoke grommets, the Aksium rim is a more traditional single-eyelet style where the spoke holes penetrate the rim's outer wall. The Aksium rims are constructed from S6000 aluminum, and Mavic uses its UB Control technology to mill the braking surface. The result is improved brake friction and smooth, controlled stopping in almost any weather conditions. The wheels feature 20 (front and rear) steel spokes with brass nipples. Each spoke is equipped with Mavic's Self Lock technology that uses a special shape on the spoke end to make it impossible to loosen when it's on the thread. The design reduces tension loss, and the wheels stay truer, longer. The Aksium Elite wheels aren't as light as some costlier counterparts, but their outstanding durability and Mavic's aerodynamic details help to compensate for the extra grams. The 21mm rim profile, low spoke count, and use of bladed spokes manage to mitigate much of their beefiness. And, while the Aksium uses the identical lightweight FTS-L steel freehub body as the Ksyrium Elite and SL wheels, its sealed bearing hubs lack on-bike adjustability. The Aksium Elite system comes complete with Mavic's Yksion Elite Guard tires, which represent a substantial improvement over the Aksion tires that came wit...
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Mavic Cosmic Carbone 40 Wheelset - Tubular Mavic Cosmic Carbone 40 Wheelset - Tubular
Just as not every pro rider is capable of a victory at Roubaix, not every high-end wheelset is created with the right mix of technology and construction to excel in the brutal conditions of the Hell of the North. Mavic's Cosmic Carbone 40 Tubular Wheelset is one of those that can, and has, with a 2011 Roubaix victory to prove it. Displaying groundbreaking advancements in heat dissipation and carbon construction, as well as Mavic's attention to detail throughout the wheelset, right down to the tires, the Cosmic Carbone 40 confidently handles conditions that slow other wheelsets down -- all while keeping an eye towards getting to the finish line as quickly as possible. To develop a rim that can go beyond the point where others would fail, Mavic looked beyond the heat-dissipating rim treatments that other manufacturers have relied on for years to help mitigate the issue. Instead, Mavic rethought the construction of the rim itself, focusing their efforts on a proprietary resin and a construction process called TgMAX. TgMAX begins with a standard process of laying-up unidirectional 3k carbon. These layers are applied manually in order to ensure that the proper positioning of each layer of carbon is achieved -- no corners cut here. Mavic then furthers the process and incorporates several types of resins, affixing them to the carbon structure with a proprietary heat-treatment process. After this, the rim is tempered at high pressure, a process that relines the carbon crystals to raise the amount of heat the rim can shrug off before it fails. The point of failure is known as the glass transition temperature, or Tg. At a material's Tg, it transitions from a stiff substance to a rubbery one, which accounts for the failure of carbon rims under hard, heat-producing braking, often occurring during long, steep descents. TgMAX realigns the carbon fibers' crystals to maximize the amount of heat the rim can endure without failing, translating to more braking with a reduced likel...
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Mavic Cosmic Pro Carbon SL Clincher Wheelset Mavic Cosmic Pro Carbon SL Clincher Wheelset
If we were to choose one descriptor to apply universally to Mavic, it might be "stubborn." There are negative and positive implications of the brand's stubbornness, and the new Cosmic Pro Carbon SL Clincher Wheelset reinforces the positives while dispelling the negatives. The positive aspects of Mavic's stubbornness are that the brand is obsessed with safety and durability to the point where it won't compromise either in pursuit of fads. Mavic wheels simply refuse to fail because the brand refuses to gamble on new tech for the sake of newness alone. This leads to the negative aspect: Mavic has been criticized for apparently lagging behind the so-called "innovative" manufacturers because of that stubborn refusal to immediately adopt whatever new tech happens to catch the industry's collective fancy. Of course, that kind of stubbornness is only negative if you value industry trends over proven, effective, and safe technology. To illustrate the point, consider that at a recent sportive event associated with that big race in France, Mavic reportedly provided neutral service support for 38 instances of carbon clincher failures. This tells us what Mavic knew all along: delamination, deformation, cracking, and the like are all still common occurrences in the carbon wheel world. To deal with this, Mavic has long used aluminum inserts in its carbon wheels to serve as reinforcing spines and heat sinks. The risks of full-carbon rims were unacceptable to the brand, which is built on reliability, safety, and longevity as much as it is low weight and aerodynamics -- all of which are reasons why generations of cyclists have been grateful for that stubbornness. The brand recently poached an engineer from the aerospace indsutry, one Jean-Christophe Minni, and gave him two years to develop carbon fiber technology that would allow it to assuage its own concerns with the safety of composite materials. The new, full-carbon Cosmic Pro Carbon SL is the result. Minni's construction pro...
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Mavic Cosmic Pro Carbon SL Disc Wheelset - Tubular Mavic Cosmic Pro Carbon SL Disc Wheelset - Tubular
The stars of Mavic's all-new, full carbon rim design launch have undoubtedly been the Cosmic Pro Carbon SL and Ksyrium Pro Carbon SL clincher rim-brake editions as Mavic's well-researched and meticulously designed first foray into carbon braking tracks. Alongside that release, The Cosmic Pro Carbon SL Disc Tubular Wheelset has taken a seat in the wings, quietly emitting excellence with a new rim design and disc brake compatibility.We'll admit to being a little bit partial to the Cosmic, as it's steeped in nostalgia as the wheelset that usurped the Ksyrium on start lines across the world and ushered in an era of deep-dish carbon race rims. That said, the classic NACA profile had its issues in crosswinds, so we're excited to see a new rim shape integrating under the Cosmic name. The new profile is less pointy than Mavic's usual models, featuring a dramatically blunted inner face that represents the most radical departure from a pure NACA airfoil shape from the French firm to date. This shape better manages oblique resistance, combining the aerodynamic benefits of deep rims with additional crosswind stability.Mavic claims that the Cosmic Pro Carbon SL's profile compares favorably to some of our top-selling wheels in the 40-50mm range, and credits it with saving 2. 3 watts across yaw angles up to 10 degrees. This means the aerodynamic properties don't disappear as soon as you take the wheels out of the wind tunnel and onto the actual roads.With all the excitement about the new rims, it'd be easy to overlook the Cosmic Carbon SL's Instant Drive 360 hubs. The hubs represent yet another drastic departure from tradition, as the engagement mechanism replaces the usual pawl system with the dual-ratcheting rings formally found only in designer hubs on custom, hand-built wheels. The design involves two rings that press together laterally. One face of the rings' teeth is sloped, so they ramp off of each other while freewheeling. The other face isn't, so the rings engage wi...
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Mavic Crossmax Elite WTS 27.5in Boost Wheel Mavic Crossmax Elite WTS 27.5in Boost Wheel
With beefy axle widths moving past the domain of slacked-out gravity tanks and finding their way to even the lightest cross-country frames, Mavic is ready to outfit your new Boost-equipped XC rig with its Crossmax Elite WTS 27. 5in Boost Wheelset. Featuring Mavic's Interspoke Milling 4 Dimensions (ISM 4D), this wheelset boasts a lightweight rim that spins up fast over almost any terrain and a hubset that jumps the second you drop power into the pedals. The better spoke bracing angle of Boost axles makes the whole wheel system even stiffer, improving the ride in terms of efficient climbing and cat-on-carpet tracking through terrain. The rims feature Inter Spoke Milling 4 Dimensions (ISM 4D), the latest iteration of one of Mavic's signature design pieces. It involves milling the unnecessary material from a rim to eliminate grams and reduce rotational mass along the wheel's circumference. The original ISM milling was limited to the rim's inner face. It's successor, ISM 3D, expanded that treatment to the sidewalls, and ISM 4D takes things a step further, smoothing the rim's transitional angles as much as possible while maintaining its structural integrity. The result is a net 15% reduction in claimed weight without sacrificing stiffness or durability, as well as increased aerodynamic benefits with a reduction in potential footholds for the wind to catch on. While Mavic's ISM 4D keeps rotational mass low, the Instant Transfer System 4 (ITS-4) rear hub ensures that all that efficiency isn't wasted by sluggish, unresponsive engagement. ITS-4 is a four-pawl system that alternates engagement between two pairs of pawls. Since both pairs engage at different points in the freehub's rotation, the gap between engagement points falls to just 7. 5 degrees of free play. This quick engagement is noticeable while sprinting out of corners and surging for position in mass starts, and it also shines on technical climbs that require you to pick through trail furniture and pop over r...
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Mavic Crossmax Elite WTS 27.5in Wheel Mavic Crossmax Elite WTS 27.5in Wheel
While it may seem easy to get bogged down in the myriad acronyms peppering the Mavic Crossmax Elite WTS 27. 5in Wheel's spec sheet, the only thing that really matters is that the mishmash of letters and numbers results in a lightweight wheelset that's fast enough to rip any cross-country course and strong enough to withstand the bumps along the way. The star of the show is undoubtedly Mavic's Inter Spoke Milling 4 Dimensions (ISM 4D) process, which is a mainstay in reducing rotational weight and enabling the Crossmax Elite to accelerate in a snap and hold speed across varying terrain.ISM 4D represents the latest iteration of one of Mavic's signature design pieces: milling the unnecessary material from a rim to eliminate grams and reduce rotational mass along the wheel's circumference. The original ISM was limited to the rim's inner face. It's successor, ISM 3D, expanded that treatment to the sidewalls. ISM 4D goes a step further, smoothing the rim's transitional angles as much as possible while maintain the rim's structural integrity. The net result is a 15% reduction in claimed weight without a corresponding penalty to stiffness or durability, and it also increases the rim's aerodynamics by minimalizing potential footholds for the wind. By reducing resistance from inertia and air, ISM 4D wages a two-pronged campaign against the most pernicious foes of forward motion.While Mavic's ISM 4D is responsible for keeping rim weight low, the Instant Transfer System 4 (ITS-4) rear hub ensures that all that efficiency isn't wasted by sluggish, unresponsive engagement. IST-4 is a four pawl system that alternates engagement between two pairs of pawls. Since both pairs engage at different points in the freehub's rotation, the gap between engagement points falls to just 7. 5 degrees of free play. This nearly immediate engagement is notable for sprinting out of corners and jockeying for position in mass starts, and it really shines on technical climbs that require you to pic...
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Mavic Crossmax Elite WTS 29in Wheel Mavic Crossmax Elite WTS 29in Wheel
Snap up to speed off the line and shred technical lines with the Mavic Crossmax Elite WTS 29in Wheel. Featuring Mavic's legendary durability and incorporating its Inter Spoke Milling 4 Dimensions process, this wheel's lightweight rim minimizes rotating weight without compromising strength. ISM 4D represents the latest iteration of one of Mavic's signature design pieces: milling the unnecessary material from a rim to eliminate grams and reduce rotational mass along the wheel's circumference. The original ISM was limited to the rim's inner face. It's successor, ISM 3D, expanded that treatment to the sidewalls. ISM 4D goes a step further, smoothing the rim's transitional angles as much as possible while maintain the rim's structural integrity. The net result is a 15% reduction in claimed weight without a corresponding penalty to stiffness or durability, and it also increases the rim's aerodynamics by minimalizing potential footholds for the wind. By reducing resistance from inertia and air, ISM 4D wages a two-pronged campaign against the most pernicious foes of forward motion. While Mavic's ISM 4D is responsible for keeping rim weight low, the Instant Transfer System 4 (ITS-4) rear hub ensures that all that efficiency isn't wasted by sluggish, unresponsive engagement. IST-4 is a four pawl system that alternates engagement between two pairs of pawls. Since both pairs engage at different points in the freehub's rotation, the gap between engagement points falls to just 7. 5 degrees of free play. This lightning fast engagement is notable for sprinting out of corners and surging for position in mass starts, and it really shines on technical climbs that require you to pick through trail furniture and pop over rock ledges. It's hard enough navigating this kind of terrain as it is, so the extra precision is much appreciated. The sharp engagement angle is further complemented by the stiff, 17mm monoblonc axle, which tapers down to 12mm to take advantage of the new, more...
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Mavic Crossmax Elite WTS Boost Wheel - 29in Mavic Crossmax Elite WTS Boost Wheel - 29in
When talking beefy axles widths, cross-country isn't usually the first discipline that comes to mind. However, with the recent trends in Boost axles bleeding out from their more gravity-aided arena into all aspects of off-road riding, XC rigs have seen an influx of Boost frame options. Mavic steps up to meet this trend with its Crossmax Elite WTS 29in Boost Wheelset, which adds 148 and 110mm spacing to a build that's light and fast with durability to handle whatever terrain the course provides. While Boost defines the hubs, the star of the rims is Mavic's Inter Spoke Milling 4 Dimensions (ISM 4D) process. ISM 4D is the latest iteration of one of Mavic's signature design pieces: milling the unnecessary material from a rim to eliminate grams and reduce rotational mass along the wheel's circumference. The original ISM milling was limited to the rim's inner face. It's successor, ISM 3D, expanded that treatment to the sidewalls, and ISM 4D takes things a step further, smoothing the rim's transitional angles as much as possible while maintaining its structural integrity. The result is a net 15% reduction in claimed weight without sacrificing stiffness or durability, as well as increased aerodynamic benefits with a reduction in potential footholds for the wind to catch on. While Mavic's ISM 4D keeps rotating weight low, the Instant Transfer System 4 (ITS-4) rear hub ensures that all that efficiency isn't wasted by sluggish, unresponsive engagement. ITS-4 is a four-pawl system that alternates engagement between two pairs of pawls. Since both pairs engage at different points in the freehub's rotation, the gap between engagement points falls to just 7. 5 degrees of free play. This nearly instantaneous engagement is noticeable while sprinting out of corners and surging for position in mass starts, and it also shines on technical climbs that require you to pick through trail furniture and pop over rock ledges. It's hard enough navigating this kind of terrain as it is, so ...
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Mavic Crossmax Pro Carbon 29in Boost Wheeelset Mavic Crossmax Pro Carbon 29in Boost Wheeelset
Though we've come to associate it with traditionalism and a staid, stick-with-what-works design ethos over the past decade, the last year has proven Mavic to be quite iconoclastic. The Crossmax Pro Carbon 29in Wheelset embodies this new boldness well, and while it's tempting to characterize it as a sharp departure from the brand's norms, the wheelset is actually perfectly in line with what we expect from Mavic: stiff, lightweight, and--most importantly--reliable. It represents the adoption of two major pieces of relatively new technology: Boost hubs and full-carbon rim construction. When combined, these two developments add a bit of riotous French stiffness to your wagon-wheeled rites of spring on the trail. For those of you who just did a double take at seeing "new" and "carbon" in the same sentence, let us explain. The new technologies that induced Mavic to go full-carbon include things like hookless beads and the ability to encircle the tire bed in layers of uncut, uninterrupted carbon fiber. Both design features increase the wheel's ability to take hits without folding, and both actually are relatively recent developments. The hookless bead increases strength by eliminating the tiny, fracture-prone shelf of a bead hook; the uncut tire bed does so by eliminating the structural compromises of rims that are drilled for spoke holes. When combined with meticulous lay-up schedules and precise resin impregnation, these construction features give the wheels a reliability on par with Mavic's alloy rims. The lay-up itself targets radial flex (read: squishy cushion for unruly runs) in order to balance the inherent lateral stiffness of carbon with the forgiving vertical compliance of low-profile alloy rims. The lay-up benefits aggressive riders because it helps maintain contact with lumpy terrain by absorbing impact through engineered flex, bouncing less, and keeping tires glued to the dirt. Boost spacing goes even further down this rabbit hole, spreading the flanges wid...
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Mavic Crossmax Pro Carbon Wheeelset - 29in Mavic Crossmax Pro Carbon Wheeelset - 29in
Mavic took its time getting there, but the French brand feels that carbon technology is finally up to its demanding standards for reliability and safety. The Crossmax Pro Carbon Wheelset is the brand's first XC model to go full carbon with no alloy spine or reinforcement. When compared to the standard, alloy Crossmax Pro, the results speak for themselves: lower weight, higher drive stiffness, and--counter-intuitively--a more forgiving ride on rough trails. The technologies that induced Mavic to go full-carbon include things like hookless beads and the ability to encircle the tire bed in layers of uncut, uninterrupted carbon fiber, both of which increase the wheel's ability to take hits without folding. The hookless bead does so by eliminating the tiny, fracture-prone shelf of a bead hook; the uncut tire bed eliminates the structural compromises of rims that are drilled for spoke holes. When combined with meticulous lay-up schedules and precise resin impregnation, these construction features give the wheels a reliability on par with Mavic's alloy rims. The lay-up itself targets radial flex (read: squishy cushion for unruly runs) in order to balance the inherent lateral stiffness of carbon with the forgiving vertical compliance of low-profile alloy rims. We like laterally stiff wheels while hammering, but wheels that are too radially stiff presents issues beyond just comfort. Cushion aside, the lay-up's real benefit to aggressive riders is that it helps maintain contact with lumpy terrain by absorbing impact through engineered flex, bouncing less, and keeping tires glued to the dirt. This is further aided by the Crossmax Pro Carbon's use of steel spokes instead of the aluminum Zicral spokes featured on its aluminum-rimmed cousin. Since the carbon rim is laterally stiffer, the added stiffness of Zicral spokes isn't needed, so the carbon rims can enjoy more comfortable steel spokes without the usual tradeoffs to responsiveness and tracking. That focus on traction, s...
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Mavic Crossmax Pro WTS 27.5in Boost Wheel Mavic Crossmax Pro WTS 27.5in Boost Wheel
With the dust settling from the most recent flurry of new axle standards, Boost spacing seems to be the agreed upon option for increased stiffness and responsive handling. With its Crossmax Pro WTS 27. 5in Boost Wheel, Mavic ensures your new Boost-equipped CX frame benefits from the company's legendary ability to produce fast, snappy, and nearly bombproof wheels. The main feature setting the Pro apart from the rest of the Crossmax line is the inclusion of Zicral spokes. Most spokes of the knobby tire persuasion are steel, which is reliable but heavy and fairly elastic. Zicral is Mavic's secret weapon, and it plays a large role in shaping the Pro's trail presence. Stiffer, lighter, and stronger than steel, Zicral represents Mavic's road-race A game adapted for the XC world. The trade-off is a slightly harsher ride, which is balanced out with lower-than-clincher tubeless PSIs providing a bit of extra cushion. Mavic's Inter Spoke Milling 4 Dimensions (ISM 4D) process is the newest version of its signature rim milling process. ISM involves removing unnecessary rim material to eliminate grams and reduce rotational mass along the wheel's circumference. The OG ISM limited milling to the rim's inner face. It's successor, ISM 3D, expanded its attention to the sidewalls, and ISM 4D takes things a step further, smoothing the rim's transitional angles to further reduce weight without sacrificing strength.. While Mavic's ISM 4D keeps rotating weight low, the Instant Transfer System 4 (ITS-4) rear hub ensures that efficiency isn't wasted by sluggish, unresponsive engagement. IST-4 is a four pawl system that alternates engagement between two pairs of pawls. Since both pairs engage at different points in the freehub's rotation, the gap between engagement points falls to just 7. 5 degrees of free play. The sharp engagement angle is further complemented by the stiff, 17mm monoblonc axle, which tapers down to 12mm to take advantage of the new, more efficient standard of oversize...
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Mavic Crossmax Pro WTS 27.5in Wheel Mavic Crossmax Pro WTS 27.5in Wheel
With all the shiny new materials and blingy logos adorning our newsfeeds as of late, it's easy to forget that aluminum once was king and has steadfastly held its own as many other materials rose and fell by the wayside. Add in Mavic's legendary ability to work magic with aluminum to create lightning fast and nearly bombproof wheelsets, and you get the Crossmax Pro WTS 27. 5in Wheel. Boasting lightweight responsiveness and renowned durability, this race-ready wheel lands at a price point that pales in comparison to its carbon fiber couterparts. The feature that sets the Pro apart from Mavic's other Crossmax offerings is the inclusion of Zicral spokes. Most spokes of the knobby tire persuasion are steel, which is reliable but heavy and fairly elastic. Zicral is Mavic's secret weapon, and plays a huge part in the Pro's trail presence. Stiffer, lighter, and stronger than steel, Zicral represents Mavic's road-race A game adapted for the XC world. The trade-off is a slightly harsher ride, but lower-than-clincher tubeless PSI tolerances balance that out with a bit of extra cushion. Shaping the rim, Mavic's Inter Spoke Milling 4 Dimensions (ISM 4D) process is the newest version of its signature milling process that removes unnecessary material to eliminate grams and reduce rotational mass along the wheel's circumference. The OG ISM limited milling to the rim's inner face. It's successor, ISM 3D, expanded its attention to the sidewalls, and ISM 4D takes things a step further, smoothing the rim's transitional angles to further reduce weight without sacrificing strength. While Mavic's ISM 4D keeps rotating weight low, the Instant Transfer System 4 (ITS-4) rear hub ensures that efficiency isn't wasted by sluggish, unresponsive engagement. IST-4 is a four pawl system that alternates engagement between two pairs of pawls. Since both pairs engage at different points in the freehub's rotation, the gap between engagement points falls to just 7. 5 degrees of free play. This sn...
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Mavic Crossmax Pro WTS 29in Wheel Mavic Crossmax Pro WTS 29in Wheel
Mavic has proven again and again that you don't need expensive carbon hoops to leave your competition coughing on your dust on the cross-country course. The aluminum Crossmax Pro WTS 29in Wheel boasts classic Mavic reliability and nearly bombproof durability in a lightweight, race-ready package at a fraction of its carbon fiber contemporaries' costs. The standout feature setting the Pro apart from the rest of Mavic's Crossmax line is the inclusion of Zicral spokes. Most spokes of the knobby wrapped wheel persuasion are steel, which is reliable but heavy and fairly elastic. Zicral is Mavic's secret weapon, and plays a large role in shaping the Pro's trail presence. Stiffer, lighter, and stronger than steel, Zicral represents Mavic's road-race A game adapted for the XC world. The trade-off is a slightly harsher ride, but lower-than-clincher tubeless PSI tolerances balance that out with a bit of extra cushion. At the rim, Mavic's Inter Spoke Milling 4 Dimensions (ISM 4D) process is the newest version of its signature milling process. ISM 4D removes unnecessary material to eliminate grams and reduce rotational mass along the wheel's circumference. The OG ISM limited milling to the rim's inner face. It's successor, ISM 3D, expanded its attention to the sidewalls, and ISM 4D takes things a step further, smoothing the rim's transitional angles to further reduce weight without sacrificing strength. While Mavic's ISM 4D keeps rotating weight low, the Instant Transfer System 4 (ITS-4) rear hub ensures that efficiency isn't wasted by sluggish, unresponsive engagement. IST-4 is a four pawl system that alternates engagement between two pairs of pawls. Since both pairs engage at different points in the freehub's rotation, the gap between engagement points falls to just 7. 5 degrees of free play. This snappy engagement stands out when surging for position off the line and jumping out of corners, but it shines even brighter with knife-like precision on technical climbs that ...
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Mavic Crossmax SL Pro LTD WTS 27.5in Wheelset Mavic Crossmax SL Pro LTD WTS 27.5in Wheelset
Mavic's Crossmax SL Pro LTD WTS 27. 5in Wheelset may self-identify as an XC race platform, but the adoption of the new 27. 5in wheel standard means that it can also nimbly navigate rock gardens and steep climbs without the wheel flop of its larger, 29er counterpart. Its number one job remains speed, though, and few of the wheelset's features play as large a role in its ability to accelerate and hold speed across varying terrain as Mavic's Inter Spoke Milling 4 Dimensions (ISM 4D) process. ISM 4D removes excess material in targeted areas so as not affect durability, netting a lower rotational mass and reducing the wheel's tendency to remain at rest. Less inertial resistance means more forward progress, so after you've cleaned that slow, techy line, they'll be ready to fire on all cylinders. While Mavic's ISM 4D is responsible for keeping the rim weight down, the Instant Transfer System 4 (ITS-4) rear hub ensures that all that low-weight efficiency isn't wasted by sluggish, unresponsive engagement. IST-4 is a four pawl system that alternates engagement between two pairs of pawls. Since both pairs engage at different points in the freehub's rotation, the gap between engagement points falls to just 7. 5 degrees of free play. This nigh-immediate engagement is nice for sprinting in finales and while jockeying for position in mass starts, but it really makes its butter on technical climbs that require you to pick through trail furniture and pop over rock gutters. The 17mm monoblonc axle is about as stiff as they come, and it tapers down to 12mm thru axle compatibility to take advantage of the new, more efficient standard of oversized dropouts. The Crossmax SL Pro LTD WTS system is finished with Mavic's new Crossmax Pulse tires, which combine a dual compound build with a fast tread pattern that provides a bit more clearance for mud and debris than the typical hard pack-only XC tire. The center strip is built for unyielding speed, though the option to run the Pulse/Cro...
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Mavic Crossmax SL Pro LTD WTS 29in Wheelset Mavic Crossmax SL Pro LTD WTS 29in Wheelset
Despite all the advanced technology and convoluted acronyms and initialisms on the Crossmax SL Pro LTD WTS 29in Wheelset's spec sheet, Mavic's top-end 29er XC wheel has one very specific job: to go really, really fast. Few entries on that spec sheet play as large a role in its ability to accelerate and hold speed across varying terrain as Mavic's Inter Spoke Milling 4 Dimensions (ISM 4D) process. ISM 4D removes excess material in targeted areas so as not affect durability, netting a lower rotational mass and reducing the wheel's tendency to remain at rest. Less inertial resistance means more forward progress. These wheels want to go. Let them. While Mavic's ISM 4D is responsible for keeping the rim weight down, the Instant Transfer System 4 (ITS-4) rear hub ensures that all that low-weight efficiency isn't wasted by sluggish, unresponsive engagement. IST-4 is a four pawl system that alternates engagement between two pairs of pawls. Since both pairs engage at different points in the freehub's rotation, the gap between engagement points falls to just 7. 5 degrees of free play. This nigh-immediate engagement is nice for sprinting in finales and while jockeying for position in mass starts, but it really makes its butter on technical climbs that require you to pick through trail furniture and pop over rock gutters. It's hard enough guiding 29ers across this kind of terrain as it is, so the extra precision is definitely appreciated. The sharp engagement angle is further complemented by the stiff, 17mm monoblonc axle, which tapers down to 12mm to take advantage of the new, more efficient standard of oversized dropouts. The Crossmax SL Pro LTD WTS system is finished with Mavic's new Crossmax Pulse tires, which combine a dual compound build with a fast tread pattern that provides a bit more clearance for mud and debris than the typical hard pack-only XC tire. The center strip is built for unyielding speed, though the option to run the Pulse/Crossmax setup tubeless help...
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Mavic Crossride Light 27.5in WTS Wheelset Mavic Crossride Light 27.5in WTS Wheelset
If you're looking for a bombproof wheelset that can weather whatever the trail throws your way without breaking your wallet, look no further than the Mavic Crossride Light 27. 5in WTS Wheelset. Featuring Mavic's renowned durability and complete with a versatile set of Mavic Crossride Quest tires, these wheels are ready to shred right out of the box. Mavic utilizes a revamped aluminum rim with a wider, 21mm internal width to provide a solid tire platform that reduces sidewall bulge compared to previous iterations for a smooth, comfortable, and precisely confident ride. At the center sits Mavic's TS-2 freehub system, which features two simultaneously engaging pawls and a light, stiff Monobloc axle compatible with both Shimano/SRAM and SRAM XD freehubs. The hubset boasts sealed cartridges to lock out dirt for smooth spinning through any amount of dust, mud, and muck.
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Mavic Crossride Light 29in WTS Wheelset Mavic Crossride Light 29in WTS Wheelset
The Mavic Crossride Light 29in WTS Wheelset brings Mavic's renowned durability to any day on the trail with a wallet-friendly price that leaves some cash left over for all-important post-ride bevvies. Outfitted with Mavic's versatile Crossride Quest tires, these wheels spin up fast to weather the bumps for epic adventures and trail-shredding fun. Mavic utilizes a revamped aluminum rim with a wider, 21mm internal width to provide a solid tire platform that reduces sidewall bulge compared to previous iterations for a smooth, comfortable, and precisely confident ride. At the center sits Mavic's TS-2 freehub system, which features two simultaneously engaging pawls and a light, stiff Monobloc axle compatible with both Shimano/SRAM and SRAM XD freehubs. The hubset boasts sealed cartridges to lock out dirt for smooth spinning through any amount of dust, mud, and muck. The Mavic Crossride Light 29in WTS Wheelset comes outfitted with a 15QR front and 12 x 142mm rear axle combination, and is easily converted to quick-release axle standards with separately sold end caps.
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Mavic ID360 Freehub Body Mavic ID360 Freehub Body
Whether you're replacing a damaged freehub or swapping from Shimano to Campy, you're going to need a new freehub body. If you're rolling on one of Mavic's new Instant Drive 360 hubs, the ID360 Freehub Body will have you back up and running in a snap. As with the one that came stock on your wheels, this freehub features a radial seal to keep moisture and debris from infiltrating the system for durability in even the most inclement weather.
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Mavic Ksyrium Elite WTS Wheelset - Clincher Mavic Ksyrium Elite WTS Wheelset - Clincher
The Mavic Ksyrium line has one of the most stellar reputations in the wheel industry for producing bombproof and multi-faceted wheelsets that can tackle almost any road riding or racing situation. The Mavic Ksyrium Elite WTS Clincher Wheelset has improved on this legacy with a redesign to better accommodate the shifting trend towards wider road tires while still maintaining its legendary versatility and durability. The big news for this Ksyrium is a widened internal rim width, up to 17mm from the 15mm of previous Ksyriums -- which may sound tiny, but it's a huge difference when you move from a 23mm to a 25mm tire. For both 23mm and 25mm tires, the wider rim makes for less of a bulging "light bulb effect" than a narrower rim with the same size tire, because the tire beads are able to sit at a wider stance on the rim. Combining less sidewall bulge with more air volume due to that wider stance translates to more stability when cornering and a reduced chance of pinch flats getting in the way of your ride time than wheels with narrower rims. While the trend towards using 25mm tires opens up doors for all sorts of math puns related to composite rims and numbers, it also serves a real purpose to positively impact ride quality. The wider tire reduces rolling resistance by as much as 13% when compared to a 23mm tire at the same tire pressure -- so more power gets allocated to forward speed instead of fighting friction with the pavement. Wider tires also give riders a comfier ride by running a lower tire pressure. At 20psi lower, a 25mm tire will have the same rolling resistance and a much more forgiving road feel than a 23mm tire. With this in mind, Mavic pairs 25mm tires with each Ksyrium Elite wheelset. Along with the wider rim, Mavic utilizes its Inter Spoke Milling 4 Dimensions (ISM 4D) process to create the classic Ksyrium rim shape, which is milled between each spoke. This process serves to reduce rim weight and lower the rotating mass of the wheel for better resp...
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Mavic Ksyrium Pro Allroad Disc Wheeelset - Clincher Mavic Ksyrium Pro Allroad Disc Wheeelset - Clincher
At last, you can take your Ksyrium loyalties onto the gravel with the reassurance of a wider 19mm internal rim width and compatibility with beefier 25mm and 28mm tires on Mavic's all-new Ksyrium Pro Allroad Disc Wheelset. Get excited about this new edition to Mavic's storied Ksyrium line, because something like this doesn't come around every year. With Mavic giving the widening rim width trend its long-withheld blessing, it's time to put the Allroad Disc on your frame and go enjoy Ksyrium reliability as you roll over choppy back roads and duck onto empty gravel paths. Using ever-reliable aluminum, Mavic shaped the Allroad Disc carefully, removing excess material to take advantage of aluminum's admirable blend of lightness and strength. Test the responsiveness of the Allroad disc as you attempt to maneuver up a slick gravel climb; the milled rim construction Mavic uses creates a wheelset that reacts quickly when you need it to on punchy climbs and loose sections of road. Normally, rim width would be a big enough deal on a new wheelset, but Mavic was in an overachieving mood when working on the Allroad Disc. If you're undecided on the Allroad Disc still, the brand new Instant Drive 360 hub alone should be enough motivation to scoop up a set of these wheels. The hub's design, featuring two interlocking ratcheting rings, is the first of its kind introduced on mass-produced wheels, and their nine claimed degrees of engagement and improved seals will make you realize what it actually feels like to pop out of a corner and accelerate into a straightaway. You can run the included Yksions clincher or tubeless, and if you do go tubeless, the rims are already sealed so you won't need to use any tape.
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Mavic Ksyrium Pro Carbon SL C Wheelset - Clincher Mavic Ksyrium Pro Carbon SL C Wheelset - Clincher
In the days of classic tubing and graceful shift cable arcs, Mavic's aluminum Ksyrium wheelset held court as the legendarily bombproof race wheel of choice. In the best of times, the Ksyrium wound up fast for a snappy, responsive ride, and in the worst, we've seen the mid-2000's era hoops emerge unscathed from a high speed fray with a competitor's rear derailleur that would have left almost any other wheel wobbling home minus a few spokes. The influx of carbon wheels has relegated even the most royal of alloy rims to training miles, though, and the new Mavic Ksyrium Pro Carbon SL C Clincher Wheelset is stepping onto the scene with a full carbon rim and Mavic's trademark reliability to regain its place at the pointy end of the peloton. Mavic launching a full-carbon rim is a stop-the-presses moment for the bike industry. The company is nothing if not a stickler for safety and has long been a stubborn outlier with its aluminum-bedded braking surface in its carbon wheels, citing concerns over safety and braking performance with full-carbon rims. Mavic claims to have finally cracked the heat buildup and braking power puzzle with its iTgMAX rim construction, which uses a proprietary resin to resist heat buildup and reduce chances of rim failure or tire blowout. Along with Mavic's laser etched braking surface, this technology results in exceptional braking reliability across wet and dry conditions for a claimed 48% reduction in stopping distances compared to other carbon rims. We haven't been able to test this out, but Mavic revolutionized aluminum braking surfaces with its Exalith design; we see no reason why they wouldn't do the same with carbon. While that heat resistance is mostly about improvements to resin, deformed rims aren't the only wheel failure woe Mavic's iTgMax technology addresses. The all-important carbon layers of material in the tire bed are wholly intact. There's no cutting fibers, no Frankensteining, no creative gap filling, and no machine finishin...
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Mavic Ksyrium Pro Carbon SL Disc Wheelset - Clincher Mavic Ksyrium Pro Carbon SL Disc Wheelset - Clincher
While the rim brake version of Mavic's new Ksyrium Pro Carbon SL Disc Clincher Wheelset basks in the limelight garnered by its iTgMAX braking surface, this wheelset sits smugly by its side with a similar full-carbon rim construction and the incomparable stopping confidence of disc-brakes. With a few extra spokes to manage the additional forces of disc brakes, the Ksyrium Pro Carbon SL Disc brings renowned Mavic reliability in a featherweight package that pairs effortlessly with your shiny new disc-equipped road frame. Mavic uses 3K carbon fibers to shape the rims in a bullet-nose profile. Mavic constructed it specifically with climbing in mind, so the 25mm-deep wheels are dependably stable while riding in crosswinds and tackling winding, long ascents. Mavic also paid close attention to the wheels' impact resistance, which earned high ratings, ensuring the wheels will be able to withstand long days on chip-sealed roads and weather-beaten shoulders while you're dreaming of buttery soft tarmac. Though it tends to privilege tradition, Mavic's Instant Drive 360 freehub shows it's not afraid of well-executed change by making it the first manufacturer to introduce a mass-produced wheel with a ratchet ring engagement system. The design is centered on a 40t, dual ratchet construction that boasts nine degrees of engagement. This marks a significant step forward for factory-built wheels because it features the kind of responsiveness and longevity normally reserved for third party hubs on hand-built wheels. The Instant Drive 360 hubs also feature more reliable, no-contact seals as a barrier against damaging road grit, and they save a claimed 40g compared to the FTS-L hubs. The new hubs are laced to the rims with 24 straight-pull steel spokes arranged in Mavic's Isopulse pattern, with radial drive-side and two-cross non-drive side. This pattern provides the right balance of stiffness, preparing the wheels to manage the added torque from disc brakes and reducing wobbles whi...
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Mavic Ksyrium Pro Carbon SL Disc Wheelset - Tubular Mavic Ksyrium Pro Carbon SL Disc Wheelset - Tubular
Mavic's renowned Ksyrium line has been synonymous with lightweight aluminum training wheels since its birth in 1999, and after several recent additions, it's safe to say that the Ksyrium family is going through some changes. Ksyrium now counts a carbon wheelset among one of its own, now even being touted as the company's new flagship wheel. The featherweight Mavic Ksyrium Pro Carbon SL Disc Tubular Wheelset may look different than its predecessors, but these climbing hoops are still built with all of the reliability you'd expect from a wheelset bearing the Ksyrium name backed up with the added dependability of tubular tires and disc brake compatibility. Mavic uses 3K carbon fibers to shape the rims, and since they're tubular, it's able to leave out the heat-dissipating aluminum bed included on the clincher versions, whittling the weight down further to a claimed 1,320g. The rims are shaped in a bullet-nose profile, and while the wheelset isn't specifically called out as "aero", Mavic constructed it specifically with climbing in mind, so the 25mm-deep wheels are dependably stable while riding in crosswinds and tackling winding, long ascents. Mavic also paid close attention to the wheels' impact resistance, which earned high ratings, ensuring the wheels will be able to withstand long days on chip-sealed roads and weather-beaten shoulders while you're dreaming of buttery soft tarmac. Though it tends to privilege tradition, Mavic shows it's not afraid of well-executed change by becoming the first manufacturer to introduce a mass-produced wheel with a ratchet ring engagement system. The design, referred to as Instant Drive 360, is centered on a 40-tooth, dual ratchet construction that boasts nine degrees of engagement. This marks a significant step forward for factory-built wheels because it features the kind of responsiveness and longevity normally reserved for third party hubs on hand-built wheels. The Instant Drive 360 hubs also feature more reliable, no-contact...
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Mavic Ksyrium Pro Carbon SL T Wheelset - Tubular Mavic Ksyrium Pro Carbon SL T Wheelset - Tubular
Before carbon hoops became mainstream racing fare, start lines across the world were peppered with Mavic's fast-spinning and nearly bombproof Ksyrium aluminum hoops. With metal now more often relegated to training wheel status, generations of Ksyriums still find use grinding out epic base miles and waiting patiently in the wheel pit while the carbon Cosmics get the nod on race day. The Mavic Ksyrium Pro Carbon SL T Tubular Wheelset brings the Ksyrium name right back to the pointy end of the racing game with an all-new hub design and a full-carbon rim that's backed by Mavic's trademark reliability and clocks in as the lightest of the entire Ksyrium line. Mavic launching a full-carbon rim is a big deal in the bike industry. The company is nothing if not a stickler for safety and has long been a lone standout with aluminum-bedded rims in its carbon wheels, citing concerns over safety and braking performance with full-carbon rims. Mavic claims to have finally cracked the braking power and heat buildup puzzle with its iTgMAX rim construction, which uses a proprietary resin to resist heat buildup and reduce chances of tire blowout or rim failure. Paired with Mavic's laser-etched braking surface, this technology results in exceptional braking reliability across wet and dry conditions for a claimed 48% reduction in stopping distances compared to other carbon rims. We haven't been able to test this out, but Mavic revolutionized aluminum braking surfaces with its Exalith design, and we see no reason why they wouldn't do the same with carbon. Mavic uses 3K carbon fibers to shape the rims in a bullet-nose profile. While this wheelset isn't specifically called out as "aero," Mavic constructed it specifically with climbing and endurance riding in mind, so the 25mm-deep sections are dependably stable while riding in crosswinds and tackling twisty, long descents, and they'll provide a touch more radial flex to dissipate bumps. Mavic also paid close attention to the wheels' imp...
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Mavic MTB Freehub Mavic MTB Freehub
Mountain biking by nature is hard on its tools. The freehub body is no exception. After a few good hard years, it's not uncommon to see them wear out. Thankfully, it's a rather easy fix. The Mavic MTB Freehub body fits all 135mm spaced Mavic mountain bike wheelsets in their lineup above the CrossTrail Disc (which uses the same freehub body as the Mavic Shimano road wheels). So the CrossMax SL, ST, SLR, SX, etc. would all use this freehub.
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Mavic XA Elite WTS 27.5in Boost Wheelset Mavic XA Elite WTS 27.5in Boost Wheelset
There's nothing a mid-sized tire likes more than a wide platform to mount on, and Mavic's XA Elite WTS 27. 5in Boost Wheelset ensures that the tire gets its rims. The combination provides a generous platform for a proper mid-sized tire--and by "proper," we mean a tire whose girth is built for wider rims in order to ensure that the knobby cornering grip doesn't migrate up onto the center strip. The combination of a wide rim and a plump tire make for higher stiffness, more traction, and added cushion that in turn doesn't migrate into the mushiness of plus-sized tires. The rim is classically Mavic: light, stiff, and as durable as alloy hoops come. The low weight comes courtesy of Mavic's oh-so-French ISM 4D process of extruding and machining the rim--ooo-la-la!--a process that's now in its fourth generation. With each successive iteration, ISM has gotten more and more extreme, removing extra material and rounding off the squared edges of previous versions. The strategic milling ensures that lost material doesn't equate to lost stiffness; however, this new generation is admittedly helped in the stiffness department by the wider rim and the improved spoke bracing angle of Boost hubs. The XA Elite's rims also lose a bit of material from the inside, where Mavic has eliminated the bead hook in an update to its original Universal Standard Tubeless (UST) tire bed design. UST first surfaced in the late '90s, when Mavic teamed up with Michelin and Hutchinson to effectively kill the tube. As with most things bike-related, Mavic proved that it was ahead of its time, and it took tubeless a while to catch on in the popular imagination. Now, of course, it's everywhere, and Mavic celebrated the technology's renaissance by introducing yet another development; namely, the hookless beads mentioned above. Though it's counter-intuitive at first, eliminating the apparent security of a bead hook actually makes the tire more secure. Stronger tire beads, bead channels in the rim's tire bed...
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Mavic XA Elite WTS 27.5in Wheelset Mavic XA Elite WTS 27.5in Wheelset
We're hard pressed to think of a trail scenario where Mavic's XA Elite WTS 27. 5in Wheelset isn't an appropriate choice. The French brand's signature rim machining means that the Elite drops some significant weight compared to the less expensive Crossride, and the generous internal width pairs perfectly with the included mid-width tires for all-mountain outings. The wheels present less resistance to the pedal stroke on chunky climbs, and the plump tires roll through rocks while staying glued to the trail and providing added cushion. The rims' horst and graben profile comes courtesy of Mavic's Inter Spoke Milling 4 Dimensions (ISM 4D), which involves the strategic removal of rim material in areas that don't affect stiffness or durability. The result isn't quite as light as the superlative all-carbon XA Pro rims, but the Elites do come with the added benefit of peace of mind. Every baby head, log rollover, and rim strike won't cause your heart to skip a beat wondering if your carbon wonder hoops have come through intact--the XA Elite's predecessors have a long track record of durability. The XA Elite's rims also lose a bit of material from the inside, where Mavic has eliminated the bead hook in an update to its original Universal Standard Tubeless (UST) tire bed design. UST first surfaced in the late '90s, when Mavic teamed up with Michelin and Hutchinson to effectively kill the tube. As with most things bike-related, Mavic proved that it was ahead of its time, and it took tubeless a while to catch on in the popular imagination. Now, of course, it's everywhere, and Mavic celebrated the technology's renaissance by introducing yet another development; namely, the hookless beads mentioned above. Though it's counterintuitive at first, eliminating the apparent security of a bead hook actually makes the tire more secure. Stronger tire beads, bead channels in the rim's tire bed, the elimination of an artificial weak point at the base of the bead hook--the reasons are leg...
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Mavic XA Elite WTS 29in Boost Wheelset Mavic XA Elite WTS 29in Boost Wheelset
The mid-travel 29er is no longer a novelty, and Mavic's 29in XA Elite WTS Boost Wheelset adds the final element to push wagon wheels into proper all-mountain territory: rim width. The rim's 25mm internal width lets 2. 35in tires fill out with more air volume. More volume means lower PSI, which in turn translates to more traction, more cushion, and--when paired with the durable Crossmax Quest tires--fewer flats. The wide rims are matched with equally wide Boost hubs, which improve spoke bracing angle and overall wheel stiffness to eliminate the one issue we've had with wagon wheels: noodliness. Despite its huge diameter and width, the rim is still classically Mavic: light, stiff, and as durable as alloy hoops come. The low weight comes courtesy of Mavic's oh-so-French ISM 4D process of extruding and machining the rim, a process that's now in its fourth generation. With each successive iteration, ISM has gotten more and more extreme, removing extra material and rounding off the squared edges of previous verisons. The strategic milling ensures that lost material doesn't equate to lost stiffness; however, this new generation is admittedly helped in the stiffness department by the wider rim and the improved spoke bracing angle of Boost hubs. The XA Elite's rims also lose a bit of material from the inside, where Mavic has eliminated the bead hook in an update to its original Universal Standard Tubeless (UST) tire bed design. UST first surfaced in the late '90s, when Mavic teamed up with Michelin and Hutchinson to effectively kill the tube. As with most things bike-related, Mavic proved that it was ahead of its time, and it took tubeless a while to catch on in the popular imagination. Now, of course, it's everywhere, and Mavic celebrated the technology's renaissance by introducing yet another development; namely, the hookless beads mentioned above. Though it's counterintuitive at first, eliminating the apparent security of a bead hook actually makes the tire more secur...
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Mavic XA Elite WTS Wheelset - 29in Mavic XA Elite WTS Wheelset - 29in
29ers are now well and truly invested in the all-mountain game, and the wide rims on Mavic's 29in XA Elite WTS Wheelset further cement wagon wheels' claim to big terrain fame. The rim's 25mm internal width lets 2. 35in tires fill out with more air volume. More volume means lower PSI, which in turn translates to more traction, more cushion, and--when paired with Mavic's surprisingly durable Crossmax Quest tires--fewer flats. And that's all in addition to the natural aggression of the high angle attack that 29ers bring to hardpack and light terrain. Despite its huge diameter and width, the rim is still classically Mavic: light, stiff, and as durable as alloy hoops come. The low weight comes courtesy of Mavic's oh-so-French ISM 4D process of extruding and machining the rim, a process that's now in its fourth generation. With each successive iteration, ISM has gotten more and more extreme, removing extra material and rounding off the squared edges of previous verisons. The strategic milling ensures that lost material doesn't equate to lost stiffness; however, this new generation is admittedly helped in the stiffness department by the wider rim and the improved spoke bracing angle of Boost hubs. The XA Elite's rims also lose a bit of material from the inside, where Mavic has eliminated the bead hook in an update to its original Universal Standard Tubeless (UST) tire bed design. UST first surfaced in the late '90s, when Mavic teamed up with Michelin and Hutchinson to effectively kill the tube. As with most things bike-related, Mavic proved that it was ahead of its time, and it took tubeless a while to catch on in the popular imagination. Now, of course, it's everywhere, and Mavic celebrated the technology's renaissance by introducing yet another development; namely, the hookless beads mentioned above. Though it's counterintuitive at first, eliminating the apparent security of a bead hook actually makes the tire more secure. Stronger tire beads, bead channels in the ri...
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Mavic XA Pro Carbon 27.5in Boost Wheelset Mavic XA Pro Carbon 27.5in Boost Wheelset
While it's billed as a traditional trail wheel, Mavic's XA Pro Carbon 27. 5in Boost Wheelset is actually anything but traditional. Which is saying something, considering that we're discussing a brand that has become synonymous with tradition while North American wheel manufacturers blasted off into the stratosphere of wildly unchecked innovation. Instead, Mavic sticks with what works, and the XA Pro Carbon indicates that the brand is finally comfortable enough with carbon technology to trust a full carbon trail wheel for the kind of abuse that favors the latest breed of slack, 5in all-mountain bikes. In typical Mavic fashion, the XA Pro Carbon wheels are shot-through with an expansive list of technologies whose ultimate aim is to increase drive stiffness without taking away from the rim's slightly compliant bump absorption-- speed that privileges comfort. Or comfort that privileges speed, if you'd prefer. Ultimately, the wheels strike one of the best balances of efficiency and cushion in the trail market, and they do it while foregrounding Mavic's insistence on safety and reliability. Despite that staid approach, the XA Pro Carbon does represent a pretty drastic change to Mavic's mountain wheel philosophy, so there's a lot to cover; however, since the wheels are built with one of Mavic's first full carbon rims, that seems the most appropriate place to start. The rims feature a lay-up that targets radial flex (read: squishy cushion for unruly runs) in order to balance the inherent lateral stiffness of carbon with the forgiving vertical compliance of low-profile alloy rims. We like stiff wheels while hammering, but wheels that are too stiff presents issues beyond just comfort. Cushion aside, the lay-up's real benefit to aggressive trail riders is that it helps maintain contact with lumpy terrain by absorbing impact through engineered flex, bouncing less, and keeping tires glued to the dirt. (The spoke material and lacing pattern helps with that, too, as we'll disc...
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Mavic XA Pro Carbon 27.5in Wheelset Mavic XA Pro Carbon 27.5in Wheelset
While American wheel manufacturers play fast and loose with rim widths and layup, Mavic has held firm in its stance that safety and proven design take sole precedence over flashy trends. So with Mavic finally going full carbon with its XA Pro Carbon 27. 5in Wheelset, you can rest assured that the brand would not have released it if it hadn't thoroughly vetted the design to handle the kind of trail abuse garnered alongside today's breed of hard-charging, 5-in sleds.In typical Mavic fashion, the XA Pro Carbon wheels are shot-through with an expansive list of technologies whose ultimate aim is to increase drive stiffness without taking away from the rim's slightly compliant bump absorption-- speed that privileges comfort. Or comfort that privileges speed, if you'd prefer. Ultimately, the wheels strike one of the best balances of efficiency and cushion in the trail market, and they do it while foregrounding Mavic's insistence on safety and reliability. Despite that staid approach, the XA Pro Carbon does represent a pretty drastic change to Mavic's mountain wheel philosophy, so there's a lot to cover; however, since the wheels are built with one of Mavic's first full carbon rims, that seems the most appropriate place to start.The rims feature a lay-up that targets radial flex to balance the inherent lateral stiffness of carbon with the forgiving vertical compliance of low-profile alloy rims--or, in other words, to allow a little bit of squishy cush for gnarly runs. We like stiff wheels while hammering, but wheels that are too stiff present issues beyond just comfort. Cushion aside, the lay-up's real benefit to aggressive trail riders is that it helps maintain contact with lumpy terrain by absorbing impact through engineered flex, which means it bounces less and keeps tires glued to the dirt. That focus on traction, stiffness, and comfort is obviously well-suited to a tubeless setup, and Mavic's UST design returns with some impressive developments. The most notable of...
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Mavic XA Pro Carbon 29in Wheelset Mavic XA Pro Carbon 29in Wheelset
For trail and all-mountain riders who aren't racing, carbon wheelsets have traditionally been something of an afterthought. A large crew of weekend warriors and after-work dirt hounds don't consider themselves fast enough to see a benefit from carbon hoops, and plenty that we know are content to bash through chunky rock gardens with the reassurance that their aluminum rims can handle a few dents and bumps. Of course, wheel tech, as its wont to do, continues to improve. With its tantalizing mix of compliance and responsiveness atop an affordable, trail-specific platform, Mavic's Cross Adventure line stands poised to convert even the staunchest alloy devotees, especially considering the improved durability of modern carbon. Take a spin on the new XA Pro Carbon 29in Wheelset and you'll have a hard time not noticing a pretty serious difference. As we mentioned, Mavic's main objective when creating the Cross Adventure line was achieving the elusive balance between responsiveness and harshness. It carefully shaped the rim's unidirectional carbon fibers to achieve lateral stiffness, but managed to create palpable vertical compliance at the same time that observant riders will be able to feel in the spokes. Rail steep berms on snaking switchbacks aggressively, then pop out the other side and into a small, bumpy rock garden without feeling jarred and shaken; the wheelset manages, impressively, to avoid sacrificing a hint of energy for its kinder nature. All-day trail rides or after work spins, your hands will be grateful for the balance. When you get ready to wrap the included Mavic Quest Pro tires around the Cross Adventures, you'll probably notice the hookless perch Mavic built for them to sit atop. This once unsettling technology has proven itself over a few short seasons, using a more natural profile to create a smoother interface between tire and rim that results in noticeably less burping over square hits and white-knuckle drops, especially when coupled with the r...
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Mavic XA Pro Carbon Boost Wheelset - 29in Mavic XA Pro Carbon Boost Wheelset - 29in
Not traditionally a major player in the rowdier recesses of the dirt world, Mavic's shaking up its aluminum-loving, Lycra-clad reputation with the introduction of the XA Pro Carbon 29in Boost Wheelset. With the new Cross Adventure (XA) hoops, Mavic introduces carbon to riders outside the realm of XC for the first time, catering to riders heading out on all-day sojourns to tackle anything their capable frames feel like. If you're looking for a significant upgrade from your stock hoops but don't want race emphasis and harshness, give the XA Pro Carbon your undivided attention. The French brand focused heavily on achieving the right combination of both lateral stiffness and radial compliance in the wheelset's design, understanding that increased drive efficiency needs to be offset by comfort-enhancing vertical give. Rigidity is often a double-edged sword for mountain rims; while it's nice on smooth flow trails, it quickly turns jarring when riders dive into chunkier terrain. With a strong understanding of vertical and lateral rim behavior, Mavic created a wheelset that will keep you accelerating nimbly up switchback climbs without subjecting you to every harsh hit you take on in wilder terrain. Mavic also developed its own hookless bead profile for the XA line, embracing what began as a fringe technology and is now a confident member of the mainstream. Hookless bead profiles look terrifyingly minimal, but these modern perches provide less burping and a smoother, more natural interface between the tire and the rim, especially when paired with Mavic's stable 32mm external rim width. Inside the rim, Mavic's ITS-4 alloy hubs hum reliably with two pairs of pawls delivering quick engagement when you're throwing your last reserves of strength into popping over a roller. 24 straight-pull steel spokes laced two-cross in the front and rear stand at the ready to absorb harsh impacts, rather than deflect them into your hands, and the wheels come with the added stiffness and ...
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Mavic XD Driver Mavic XD Driver
The Mavic XD Driver allows you to use Mavic's Crossroc, Crossride, Crossmax, and Deemax wheels (2012 and newer) with SRAM's 1x11 drivetrain by replacing either the TS-2 or ITS-4 freehub bodies with the new XD standard, as required by SRAM's 10-42t 11-speed cassette. The Mavic XD Driver includes new end caps, as well as the driver itself. Simply remove the end caps from the TS-2 or ITS-4 freehub and swap the pawls and springs to the XD Driver. Your Mavic wheels are now ready to ride with SRAM's 1x11 drivetrain.
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Mercury Wheels Campagnolo Freehub Body Mercury Wheels Campagnolo Freehub Body
Throw the Mercury Campagnolo Freehub Body onto your favorite rear wheel before you move your beloved 11-speed Campy cassette from your now-retired ride onto your shiny new stallion.
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Mercury Wheels Freehub Body Mercury Wheels Freehub Body
Whether you're switching to Shimano or SRAM, the Freehub Body featured here will adapt your Mercury Wheels to their new cassette playmate. Installation instructions are as follows: Get a beer, open the beer, drink the beer, slide the freehub in place, mount the cassette, and hit the trail.
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Mercury Wheels G1 Carbon Disc Wheelset - Tubeless Mercury Wheels G1 Carbon Disc Wheelset - Tubeless
Bumpy gravel roads, light-duty singletrack, and tours across state lines call for a stout and supportive wheelset that's wide enough for running larger rubber, yet light and snappy when you're hammering up climbs and pedaling across miles of countryside. Designed for this very purpose, the Mercury G1 Carbon Disc Wheelset offers a superb balance of rolling efficiency, proven strength, and high-volume support for gravel exploration, bikepacking adventures, and long-distance tours. Sitting at a whopping 30-millimeters across (external width), the G1 Carbon Disc Wheelset supports higher volume tires in the neighborhood of 35 to 40-millimeters across, give or take a few millimeters for your riding preferences. Tubeless-ready rims allow you to drop the pressure of wider tires, in turn lending a smooth and supple sensation across rough roads and gravel surfaces. Ultimately, this means you'll conserve energy without the fatiguing feel of jarring bumps and excess vibration you've become accustomed to with gravel road exploration. Carbon construction maximizes stiffness, meaning you'll feel its snappy acceleration the instant you step on the gas. It's also stronger than its aluminum counterparts, ensuring longevity when you inevitably thrash 'em over jarring roads and unpaved surfaces. The G1 Carbon Disc Wheelset is designed for disc brakes and thru-axles, but is also adaptable to a front quick-release skewer, making it a great choice for a modern gravel world where no "standard" is ever really standard. Plus, its disc brake-compatibility means you won't have to worry about the loss in braking composure normally associated with a carbon road wheelset.
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Mercury Wheels M1 Disc Brake Wheelset - Clincher Mercury Wheels M1 Disc Brake Wheelset - Clincher
As much as you love your 'cross wheels, knobby tires just aren't as fun on pavement when you're trying to throw down for county sign sprints in a pack of skinny tires. What your 'cross bike needs is a solid set of affordable aluminum hoops like the Mercury Wheels M1 Disc Brake Clincher Wheelset for a dose of roadie speed to knock out summer base miles and pastry-fueled group rides. Made from lightweight yet durable alloy, these wheels are the ideal training companion to give your 'cross bike new life on the road and let your race wheels take a break from the elements. The M1's 18mm internal rim width belies a road-focused intention to provide a solid platform for today's trend of 25mm tires, and tubeless compatibility empowers those of us looking to ditch the tubes and reap the benefits of lower tire pressure and a smoother ride. While we wouldn't necessarily recommend mounting 33mm 'cross tires on rims this narrow, the tubeless compatibility and a quick consultation of the ETRTO charts indicate that they'll also serve as pit wheels in a pinch when your usual spares are at the shop for maintenance.
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Mercury Wheels M1 Wheelset - Clincher Mercury Wheels M1 Wheelset - Clincher
The days of clear delineations between delicate race wheels and bombproof training wheels are largely past, but it still feels wrong to head out the door into a looming weather forecast and risk putting our beautiful carbon wheels through the stress of high winds, rainstorms, and the road grime that often accompanies those conditions. Instead, leave the carbon at home for more fair weather endeavors and swap out your brake pads to roll under the clouds with calm peace of mind on a solid set of aluminum training wheels like the Mercury Wheels M1 Clincher Wheelset. Made from lightweight yet durable alloy, this wheelset is the ideal training companion to give your race wheels a break from the elements and a more than capable option to have waiting patiently in the wheel pit or follow truck on race day. A 17mm rim width sits on the narrow side of ever-widening rim trends, which we feel makes this wheelset well suited for riders who prefer 23mm or 25mm road tires over something beefier.
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Mercury Wheels M3 Carbon Disc Road Wheelset - Clincher Mercury Wheels M3 Carbon Disc Road Wheelset - Clincher
It's easy to get caught up in the Europro kerfluffle around disc brakes and heated discussions of their place in the peloton, but one ride on that new disc-equipped steed and you'll understand why discs are the way of the future with powerful modulation that far outpaces even the best rim brakes on the market. Although you're definitely on board with discs, you're not as stoked on the stock wheels your bike arrived with and it's time to add a bit of carbon bling in the shape of Mercury Wheels' M3 Carbon Disc Road Clincher Wheelset.The M3's 30mm depth strikes an all-purpose balance between straight-line speed and crosswind stability while remaining light enough to satisfy our high-mountain climbing ambitions. At first glance, the 16mm internal width may sounds paltry compared to the ever-more-mammoth current rim width trends, but falls right in line with recommendations for an ideal width to house the 25 and 28mm tires so commonly found within the peloton. That 16mm rim is also compatible with 23mm tires, allowing the traditionalists among us to make the jump to disc without also having to change tire type.
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Mercury Wheels M5 Carbon Disc Road Wheelset - Clincher Mercury Wheels M5 Carbon Disc Road Wheelset - Clincher
While the UCI sorts out its rules around discs, the mortals among us can take full advantage of the powerful modulation and confident stopping that accompany disc-equipped road bikes. Even better, wheelsets like Mercury Wheels' M5 Carbon Disc Road Clincher Wheelset allow you to harness all those braking advantages while also gaining a big dose of aerodynamic speed. The M5's 55mm depth is purpose built for forward speed, commonly touted as the ideal profile to serve as an all-around wheelset for those of us who live in all but the most mountainous of terrain. You'll sacrifice a bit of climbing prowess for that depth, but the M5 makes up for it in spades when you hit the flats and leave the low-profile featherweights in the dust.The rim width is also worth a mention, because at first glance, the 16mm internal width is narrow compared to the current trends racing towards ever wider rims. However, it falls right in line with recommendations for an ideal platform to house the 25mm tires so commonly found within the peloton. That 16mm rim is also compatible with 23mm tires, allowing the traditionalists among us to make the jump to disc without also having to also adjust to a new tire type.
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Mercury Wheels M5 Clincher Wheelset Mercury Wheels M5 Clincher Wheelset
It's appropriate that Mercury Wheels' name and logo reference a Roman god who is the patron of, among other things, travelers and thieves. Atop Mercury's M5 Clincher Wheelset, Eric Marcotte journeyed from his day job in Arizona to Chattanooga, Tennessee to nab the 2014 US national championship ahead of the pros of the European peloton. It's the ultimate race wheel for the working cyclist. If you're in the market for deep dish carbon rims, then you've probably already made the assumption that the number in the M5's name denotes a depth of 55mm. The rim's width is left out, though, and rim width is a big deal these days. The M5 is a solid 23. 5mm wide, which means you can run lower PSI for a more comfortable ride that corners with unparalleled confidence. Wider rims also have some counter-intuitive effects when compared to those standard 19mm rims: they actually decrease rolling resistance and increase aerodynamics. The M5s' construction uses Mercury's Dual Carbon Layer Process, or DLP. DLP blends high- and mid-moduli carbon fibers to tease out the best balance between the lightweight and stiffness of the former and the fatigue-resistance and durability of the latter. DLP has also recently been updated with a newly engineered brake track material, improving stopping power over the previous, basalt-infused design. This increased confidence goes a long way toward addressing the poor braking that is one of the most common critiques of carbon wheels. The aerodynamic benefits of a deep dish rim are further complemented by Mercury's Seamless Transition Technology (STT), which integrates the brake strip with the rest of the rim in order to eliminate any obstructions to wind flow and reduce drag-causing turbulence. The result of this construction is a wheel that balances the above qualities with considerations of weight for what Mercury claims is its "most popular wheel by far." The M5s are finished off with Sapim's indefatigable CX-Ray spokes and Mercury's own hubs. T...
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Mercury Wheels X1 Carbon Boost Wheelset - 27.5+ Mercury Wheels X1 Carbon Boost Wheelset - 27.5+
The recent influx of 29er steeds imbued with the versatility to run 27. 5+ wheels in the off season has opened up a new expectation for after-market, plus-sized carbon--not to mention the ever-expanding options dedicated to 3in tires. Mercury Wheels is answering the call with its X1 Carbon 27. 5+ Boost Wheelset. Compared to the standard X1, the plus version bumps up the width by a massive 9mm to accommodate the extra volume of plus-sized tires. This platform allows those big tires to take on an ideal shape so riders can make full use of the increased contact patch, grippy cornering, and smooth plushness inherent in plusness. Like the X1, the X1 Plus rims are built with a hookless bead, which makes the rim-to-tire bead connection more reliable for tubeless setups than traditional hooked designs. Burping and tire blow-offs are actually more common with hooked rims, and the hookless models demonstrate improved tire retention on-trail. By eliminating the ridge of material constituting the hook, hookless beads also enjoy increased structural integrity and durability to better weather rough terrain. We've found that mounting some tire brands can be a little tricky, but once they're on, the bead holds a tubeless setup as confidently as any other manufacturer's.
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Mercury Wheels X1 Carbon Enduro 27.5in DT Swiss 240 Wheelset Mercury Wheels X1 Carbon Enduro 27.5in DT Swiss 240 Wheelset
Mercury Wheels is conveniently located just up the road from the Competitive Cyclist offices, so we've had the opportunity to spend some time putting its X1 Carbon Enduro 27. 5in DT Swiss 240 Wheelset through the ringer on the local trail systems. We can attest that these rims are stiff and responsive with DT Swiss' venerable 240 hubs ensuring they roll fast and smooth no matter the terrain. The rims are built with a hookless bead, which--contrary to what common sense might suggest--makes the rim-to-tire bead connection more reliable. Burping and tire blow-offs are actually more common with hooked rims, and hookless models also demonstrate improved tire retention. By eliminating the ridge of material constituting the hook, hookless beads also enjoy increased structural integrity, which is a definite plus when you consider that the X1 Carbon Enduro is built to handle the big hits of enduro and all-mountain riding. We've found that mounting some tire brands can be a little tricky, but once they're on, the bead holds a tubeless setup steady. In addition to that hookless bead, Mercury employs a hefty 26mm internal rim width designed to support the wider tires preferred by today's enduro shredders. This wider rim lets the tire take on a fuller shape with straighter sidewalls than the light bulb associated with narrower rims, which in turn provides increased stability and more rubber on the ground at any given time. On the trail, this means better cornering and increased grip with the added bonus of fewer pinch flats compliments of that rounder shape.
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Mercury Wheels X1 Carbon Enduro Boost Wheelset - 27.5in Mercury Wheels X1 Carbon Enduro Boost Wheelset - 27.5in
Having both the Mercury Wheels headquarters and some of the country's best trails just up the road from our offices is a convenient convergence of geography. It allows us to spend some time putting the X1 Carbon Enduro 27. 5in Boost Wheelset through its paces on some pretty gnarly terrain. We can attest to the fact that these rims are stoutly stiff, in no small part due to the beefy Boost axle widths, which translates to snappy responsiveness on climbs and razor sharp tracking through root lattices and rock gardens. The rims are built with a hookless bead, which--almost counterintuitively--makes the rim-to-tire bead connection more reliable for tubeless setups. Burping and tire blow-offs are actually more common with hooked rims, and the hookless models demonstrate improved tire retention on-trail. By eliminating the ridge of material constituting the hook, hookless beads also enjoy increased structural integrity--a definite plus when you consider that the X1 Carbon is built for the rigors of enduro violence. We have found that mounting some tire brands can be a little tricky, but once they're on, the bead holds a tubeless setup as confidently as any other manufacturer's.
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Mercury Wheels X1 Carbon Enduro Boost Wheelset - 29in Mercury Wheels X1 Carbon Enduro Boost Wheelset - 29in
Few things can ruin a ride faster than a slow, floppy set of 29in hoops, and Mercury Wheels delivers the snappy ride you're looking for with its X1 Carbon Enduro 29in Boost Wheelset. Featuring stiff carbon rims and beefy Boost axle widths, this wheelset tracks precisely across technical terrain and responds in a flash on climbs. Whether your day includes loose, hard, or chunky trails, the X1 carbon will go exactly where you point them without any hesitation. The rims are fashioned with a hookless bead for a reliable rim-to-tire bead connection. In comparison to traditional hooked rims, and the hookless models demonstrate improved tire retention on-trail, minimizing burping and blow-offs. By eliminating the ridge of material constituting the hook, hookless beads also enjoy increased structural integrity--a definite plus when you consider the X1 Carbon is built for the big hits of enduro and all-mountain riding. We have found that mounting some tire brands can be a little tricky, but once they're on, the bead holds a tubeless setup as reliably as any other manufacturer's. Finally, those stiff carbon rims are laced to Mercury's own hubs by 28 spokes. Before we get into the details on the spoke count, it bears mentioning that the weight bearing threads are laced in a two-cross pattern, which further increases stiffness for sharper mashing and tracking. Stiffness is already guaranteed with a carbon rim, though, which is one reason why we aren't sorry to trade the additional (and unnecessary) stiffness of a 32 spoke build for the lower weight of 28 spokes. Mercury drills their spoke holes post-rim production, and fewer spoke holes mean less drilling and, ultimately, a more structurally sound rim.
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Mercury Wheels X1 Carbon Enduro Wheelset - 27.5in Mercury Wheels X1 Carbon Enduro Wheelset - 27.5in
With Mercury Wheels located just a short commute away from our office in Northern Utah, we've had a chance to put the X1 Carbon Enduro 27. 5in Wheelset through some serious trail time. The rims are stiff and responsive on climbs, and these wheels really shine with knifelike precision when the terrain gets loose and technical. The rims are built with a hookless bead, which--contrary to what common sense might suggest--makes the rim-to-tire bead connection more reliable. Burping and tire blow-offs are actually more common with hooked rims, and hookless models also demonstrate improved tire retention out on the trail. By eliminating the ridge of material constituting the hook, hookless beads also enjoy increased structural integrity, which is a definite plus when you consider that the X1 Carbon is built to handle the big hits of enduro and all-mountain riding. We've found that mounting some tire brands can be a little tricky, but once they're on, the bead holds a tubeless setup steady. In addition to that hookless bead, Mercury employs a hefty 26mm internal rim width, designed to support the wider tires preferred by today's enduro shredders. This wider rim lets the tire take on a straighter shape than the light bulb associated with narrower rims, which in turn provides increased stability and more rubber on the ground at any given time. On the trail, this means better cornering and increased grip with the added bonus of fewer pinch flats. Finally, those stiff carbon rims are laced to Mercury's own hubs by 28 spokes. It bears mentioning that the spokes are laced in a two-cross pattern, which further increases stiffness for sharper mashing and tracking. The rims are carbon, though, so stiffness is already guaranteed, which is one reason why we aren't sorry to trade the additional (and unnecessary) stiffness of a 32 spoke build for the lower weight of 28 spokes. The other reason is that fewer spoke holes mean less drilling and, ultimately, a more structurally sound ri...
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Mercury Wheels X3 27.5 Plus Boost Wheelset Mercury Wheels X3 27.5 Plus Boost Wheelset
There are some virtues to the five-inch tires on fat bikes, including traction, plushness, the joy of riding not only off-road but off-trail. Unfortunately, those virtues come with the vice of a ride that feels plodding compared to a jittery, low-travel XC bike. Mercury Wheels' X3 27. 5 Plus Boost Wheelset goes some way toward bridging the gap between those two extremes, combining an extra-wide footprint with Boost axles to complement today's breed of high-clearance, all-mountain framesets. These bikes tend to have aggressively proportioned rear triangles with slacked-out front ends, and the X3 27. 5 Plus Boost wheels max out that dynamism with equal parts torsional stiffness and plus-sized traction. The only limit is a given frame's tire clearance. The rims consist of all-mountain-inspired, lightweight, stiff aluminum that lives up to the trail-furniture-be-damned attitude that their efficient ride quality inspires. While alloy wheels aren't as stiff as carbon, a 40mm external width and the improved spoke bracing angle of Boost axles conspire to reduce flex while climbing and barreling through lines. This is a full 5mm wider than the standard X3 rim, and the internal width of 35mm means the Plus rims can just about swallow their skinnier counterparts. That width also lets plus-sized tires plump out to their preferred girth, allowing for a larger contact patch and lower PSI.
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Mercury Wheels X3 27.5in Wheelset Mercury Wheels X3 27.5in Wheelset
Our first taste of Mercury, Utah's own sandaled god of speed, came on the road in the form of the US championship-winning M5 carbon wheels. We were converted pretty handily, and several Competitive staffers can be seen on the roads spinning the distinctive logo. Given this enthusiasm, we obviously had no choice but to jump at the chance to also stock Mercury's X3 27. 5in Wheelset for our off-road adventures. After all, life isn't (just) carbon and Lycra; sometimes we find that a little alloy and a lot of dirt are the tickets to staying motivated to hit our cycling goals -- especially if the goal is just to have fun on cranks. The X3 rims are an XC-specific model, built from a lightweight, stiff aluminum that lives up to the trail-furniture-be-damned attitude that their efficient ride quality inspires. At 24mm, the tubeless-ready rims are a touch wider than many traditional XC race models, so they'll seat slightly fatter tires at a lower PSI with less chance of rolling off while leaving hot tracks across a berm. In addition to a safer setup, the wider rims also allow more tire volume, grippier cornering, and less rolling resistance. Mercury's six-bolt rear hub is convertible for use with either 135 or 142mm axles, so they're compatible with most current frames and they're proof against the dimensions of what looks to be the likely future standard. Though the adapter isn't included here, it's nice to know it's available. The fact that they're built for 27. 5in tires means they're future-proof in that regard, too, as the superior angle of attack and nimble handling of the greater than/less than tire size makes a strong argument for its off-road hegemony going forward.
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Mercury Wheels X3 Enduro 27.5in Boost Wheelset Mercury Wheels X3 Enduro 27.5in Boost Wheelset
Designed for enduro and all-mountain riding, the Mercury Wheels X3 Enduro 27. 5in Boost Wheelset is built around a 6-bolt hubs and Sapim Race double-butted spokes. The 28-spoke, two-cross lacing pattern makes for a laterally stiff wheel with just enough pliancy to offer up a calmer and more stable ride through the rough stuff. Made out of a lightweight, durable alloy, the X3 Enduro delivers a worthy upgrade from the stock rim you've been riding without coming close to breaking the bank. And while we admit that alloy isn't as stiff as carbon, the improved spoke bracing angle of Boost axles works to reduce flex while crushing hill climbs and cleaning jarring lines without a second thought. With a 29mm internal width, the X3 will eagerly awaits your big new tires with open arms with its plush platform that maintains trail dexterity while it softens your ride.
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Mercury Wheels X3 Enduro 27.5in Wheelset Mercury Wheels X3 Enduro 27.5in Wheelset
While cycling is a large priority, depleting your family's vacation funds for carbon rims isn't exactly going to promote domestic bliss. The Mercury Wheels X3 Enduro 27. 5in Wheelset offers bombproof glee in a lightweight, stiff, and affordable package for your trail-shredding escapes. With a hefty 29mm internal rim width and 28 two-cross laced spokes per wheel, you'll have the grip and stiffness to rail turns without the occasionally punishing feel of some carbon rims. The 135 or 142mm convertible rear hub lets you adapt the wheelset between most current frames.
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Mercury Wheels X3 Enduro 29in Boost Wheelset Mercury Wheels X3 Enduro 29in Boost Wheelset
Whoever said less is more clearly had never been on a mountain bike. On dirt, a few curves and a lot of squish have become hugely desirable traits, and ones we anticipate seeing a whole lot more of in coming years. Of course, you can't fully benefit from your pudgy, fun-loving new set of donuts if you try to wrap them over too-narrow rims that make them feel sloppy, so invest in the Mercury X3 Enduro 29in Boost Wheelset to give them the expansive partners they deserve. Made out of a lightweight, durable alloy, the X3 Enduro makes a worthy upgrade for the stock hoops you've been meaning to replace, and it won't blow your entire trail travel fund for the summer. While alloy isn't as stiff as carbon, the improved spoke bracing angle of Boost axles conspires to reduce flex while dancing up climbs and cleaning jarring lines. With a 29mm internal width, the X3 will welcome your plump new tires with open arms onto a plush platform that maintains trail dexterity while it softens your ride. Though any enduro beast stands to gain plushness wider tires and rims deliver, slacked-out hardtail 29ers just might stand to benefit most from added squish in the front and back.
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Niner Carbon XC DT 350 Boost Wheelset Niner Carbon XC DT 350 Boost Wheelset
Niner's lightweight and bombproof Carbon XC DT 350 Boost Wheelset is back with an extra dose of burly stiffness compliments of its beefy axle widths. Rolling fast on DT Swiss' lauded 350 hubs, this wheelset boasts industry-leading tubeless design and a 24mm internal rim width that provides a wide, stiff platform to keep you aired up and on course to the finish line.Niner borrows Stan's NoTubes' tubeless rim design, dubbed Stan's Bead Socket Technology (BST), universally touted for its unbeatable tubeless reliability. BST features low-profile sidewalls that provide a better seat for the tire bead and allow for a pile of benefits compared to standard rims with higher sidewalls. When run as tubeless, BST provides an exceptional seal while allowing the tire to hold a greater volume of air than rims with lower bead seating, which in turn allows the tire to maintain its full shape for a wider, more stable rolling platform.When paired with BST, a tubeless setup's ability to run up to 30% lower air pressure than clinchers results in exceptional tire stability, better handling, solid cornering, and better overall control. If you prefer clinchers, these rims are compatible with them, and the lower sidewall drastically reduces pinch flat risk by reducing the amount of material present for the tube to pinch against. This means less time sitting in the dust wrestling with a flat at the side of the trail and more time shredding your favorite loops.Niner utilizes an offset spoke hole drilling pattern in the XC Carbon rim that allows for even spoke tensions across the wheel, which improves lateral stiffness and overall durability compared to wheels with standard spoke holes. This means not only does this wheelset feel faster and more responsive off the line and out of corners, but it's also built to withstand whatever you or the trail throw at it.
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Profile Design 1/Fifty Carbon Clincher Wheelset Profile Design 1/Fifty Carbon Clincher Wheelset
With flimsy ultralight wheels becoming the norm in the industry, being able to find solid wheelset that won't weigh your bike down has become increasingly difficult. Profile Designs understood your plight and quickly got to work designing the 1/Fifty Carbon Clincher Wheelset--a stiff and stable wheelset with a full carbon aero rim that doesn't cost more than your frame. The wide wheels and full-carbon aero rim yields stability when pummeled with a crosswind, and the Tg resin quickly dissipates heat for reliable braking during long, winding descents. In order to keep the price of the wheels within most cyclists' budget, Profile Design utilized the same production model it used to build its TwentyFour series by incorporating a semi-automated system that streamlines the manufacturing process.
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Profile Design 38/TwentyFour Carbon Clincher Disc Wheel Profile Design 38/TwentyFour Carbon Clincher Disc Wheel
Back in the '90s, Profile Design was primarily involved in creating aero bars and wind-cutting accessories for triathlon bikes. Since then, they've been busy in developing cutting-edge wheels for road cycling and racing applications. Case in point, the 38/TwentyFour Carbon Clincher Disc Wheel by Profile Design is a speedy workhorse that sets PRs on your favorite segments with its impressive balance of streamlined aerodynamics, unbelievable power transfer, and relatively lightweight construction. 6-bolt disc hubs deliver reliable stopping power during sustained descents and soaking-wet conditions, which is something that traditional carbon wheels have struggled with in the past. Profile's engineers settled upon the 38/TwentyFour's rim depth and width profile from extensive wind tunnel testing in conjunction with Computational Fluid Dynamics. Because wind tunnel testing alone isn't necessarily transferable to real-world situations where wind speed and direction are constantly in flux, Profile Design worked with Speed Theory to simulate the historical wind patterns and angles of popular race courses while riding the 38/TwentyFour. After simulating the predominant wind speeds and patterns of popular race venues, Profile then tried out different width and depth profiles with Computational Fluid Dynamics to achieve an optimal balance between slippery aerodynamics and stable handling in tricky crosswinds. The result is a wheel that's 38-millimeters deep and 24-millimeters wide externally, giving you just enough aerodynamics to shave precious seconds on the flats while maintaining a relatively low weight on the climbs and handling crosswinds without the dreaded "sail effect."Looking to the hubs, you'll find the use forged and machined 6061-T6 aluminum with a shot peened anodized finish that's 18 percent stronger than standard aluminum freehubs. The shot peened anodized finish prevents cassette damage from digging into the hub body or moving unnecessarily, which translate...
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Profile Design 58/TwentyFour Carbon Clincher Disc Wheel Profile Design 58/TwentyFour Carbon Clincher Disc Wheel
Given Profile Design's notoriety for producing aerodynamic triathlon components, it makes perfect sense they'd create the 58/TwentyFour Carbon Clincher Disc Wheel for riders seeking to shave every second from spirited training rides and competitive racing scenarios with their medium-dish profile that balances aerodynamics with crosswind stability. Carbon construction ups the ante in stiffness, ensuring every watt of available power is transferred into forward motion. And since disc brakes have become increasingly popular with road cyclists and triathletes alike, this particular wheel accommodates the powerful stopping force of 6-bolt disc rotors. Extensive research and design went into the 58/TwentyFour's rim depth and width profile, with Profile engineers using a mixture of wind tunnel testing and Computational Fluid Dynamics in testing the wheel's aerodynamic prowess. And because wind tunnel testing alone isn't necessarily transferable to real-world situations where wind speed and direction are constantly in flux, Profile Design worked with Speed Theory to simulate the historical wind patterns and angles of popular race courses in relation to the 58/TwentyFour's wheel depth and width profile. After simulating the predominant wind speeds and patterns of popular race venues, Profile then tried a number of different rim widths and depths for their particular wheel applications. In this case, they settled upon a 58-millimeter deep carbon wheel for an obvious aero advantage with a slightly curved side and rounded spoke-facing edge that manages lateral crosswinds better than a traditional airfoil rim. As for the 24. 5-millimeter rim width, Profile found this width straightens the tire's sidewalls, subsequently creating a plusher ride with less rolling resistance. Looking at the hub, Profile uses a forged and machined 6061-T6 aluminum hub with a shot peened anodized finish that's 18 percent stronger than standard aluminum freehubs. The shot peened anodized finish p...
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Profile Design 78/TwentyFour Carbon Clincher Wheelset Profile Design 78/TwentyFour Carbon Clincher Wheelset
For the past few decades, Profile Design has led the industry in aerobar design and expanded its purview to include additional accessories and componentry. During this expansion the company dipped its toes into the world of wheels to create the 78/TwentyFour Carbon Clincher Wheelset. Happily for us, Profile also brought its expertise in aerodynamics and reputation for durability along for the ride. To create the 78/TwentyFour, Profile collaborated with Computational Fluid Dynamics specialists and spent many hours in the wind tunnel to determine the best rim shape to reduce drag and stay steady in crosswinds. Part of this process included mapping out weather data gathered from recent high-level cycling and triathlon events to recreate wind conditions and test potential wheel behavior in real-world conditions while still taking advantage of the controlled data gathering of a wind tunnel. The result of all this analysis is a wheel that isn't just fast in a sterile lab environment -- it's fast out on the road and will cut through the wind like a hot knife through the butter that you've given up eating while cutting down to race weight. As far as shape is concerned, the name says it all with these wheels. They feature a 78mm deep-dish, aerodynamic rim with an external width of 24. 5mm. While the latter dimension accommodates the current trend of wider tires with lower PSI for a plusher ride that reduces rolling resistance, the real story here is the shape the rim takes across those 78mm of depth. The rim bulges slightly, with a rounded spoke-facing edge to better manage crosswinds for more stability than traditional airfoil rims. Profile uses its own high Tg point resin at the carbon braking surface for a claimed 30% increase in heat capacity compared to other high Tg resins used across the industry. This means, in theory, that the 78/TwentyFours have better, more consistent braking across changing and inclement weather conditions and long descents than the competi...
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Race Face Aeffect 27.5in Wheelset Race Face Aeffect 27.5in Wheelset
In Race Face's own words, the Aeffect 27. 5in wheelset was designed to be a "hardworking, no-nonsense set of hoops." Already known for solid, reliable drivetrain kit, Race Face has only recently entered the wheelset category, introducing a wheel for everyday XC and trail miles that further burnishes the company's sterling reputation for bombproof-ness. With a claimed weight of 1,820g, the Aeffects don't break any records for their lightness, but they also won't empty your wallet the way some of their featherweight compatriots will. To give the wheels stiffness and durability without the price tag of carbon, Race Face uses treated 6061 aluminum to construct the rims. They feature a generous 23mm internal width and 27. 3mm external width with a depth of 20. 5mm. They're laced with 28 straight-pull, bladed spokes in a cross-laced pattern to achieve a stiff and snappy response as you corner and climb on singletrack. The hubs feature Race Face's sturdy, custom sealed cartridge bearings and 3-pawl design to offer fast and reliable engagement across 21 points.
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Race Face Aeffect Plus 27.5in Boost Wheel Race Face Aeffect Plus 27.5in Boost Wheel
Make the most of your 27. 5+ trail bike with the tenacious traction of plus-sized tires mounted to the Race Face Aeffect Plus 27. 5in Boost Wheel. Originally introduced in standard 27. 5 and 29-inch variants, the Aeffect Wheel proves itself as a reliable choice for riding sampling everything on the trail--all without breaking the bank like some pricier carbon hoops. The Aeffect Plus is available as either a front or rear wheel, both as BOOST only. The rear is available with either an XD freehub driver for SRAM 1x drivetrains (1x11/1x12) or with a standard freehub for both Shimano and older SRAM 2x/3x drivetrains. It packs a stout 40-millimeters of internal width, making it ideal for gargantuan 2. 8 and 3. 0-inch tires gaining popularity for their superb grip and plushness over roots and rocks. Optimized for BOOST standards found on modern trail bikes, you'll reap the benefits of improved wheel stiffness, courtesy of wider hubs improving the wheel's spoke bracing angle. Aluminum construction optimizes its strength-to-weight, meaning you'll be able to trust its durability across rocky stretches of trail. Race Face's Trace hub design employs full cartridge bearings to seal out trail grit and debris from compromising their integrity over time. This hub stands up to regular thrashings with its durable 3-pawl design, maintaining a respectable 9. 2-degree engagement for getting up and over trail impediments. Twenty-eight straight-pull, double-butted spokes in a cross-laced pattern provide all-purpose reliability across a variety of terrain, ranging from rocky alpine trails to fast-flowing loops through the forest. Just in case you break a spoke on the rear wheel, Race Face smartly includes five extra spokes with the rear only (doesn't come with front wheel).
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Race Face Aeffect SL 29in Wheelset Race Face Aeffect SL 29in Wheelset
Wagon wheels have had their detractors from the beginning. "Too flexi," "wander on climbs," "don't track right"--we've heard it all. But in the end, they're just faster than their stunted counterparts, and when it comes to XC speed, fast is fun. Race Face's Aeffect SL 29in Wheelset embodies the speed-first ethos of 29ers in a wheel whose rim balances width against weight, going a tad wider than traditional XC wheels without falling victim to the rim-width arms race currently gripping the enduro world. That's not to say the rims are tiny. At 24mm, their internal width eclipses the standard external width of cross-country race wheels from just a few years ago. They better accommodate slightly larger tires, allowing for higher air volume, lower PSI, increased traction, and an additional layer of cushion for sopping up trail chatter. Since they're branded Aeffect, you can rest assured that they're also tough as hell. The rims are laced to Race Face's Trace hubs. The Trace model doesn't quite have the lightning-strike engagement of the brand's new Vault freehub, but that's just indicative of their different recommended uses. Since it's featured on an XC model, the Trace hub's three pawls and 9. 2-degree engagement are more than equal to the needs of endurance events and long periods spent at speed. The Vault's faster engagement is nice if you're muscling big-travel enduro sleds over stop-and-start rocky cruxes, but the Aeffect SL's Trace hubs do the trick when low weight and high speed are the order of the day.
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Race Face Aeffect-R 27.5in Boost Wheelset Race Face Aeffect-R 27.5in Boost Wheelset
Race Face's Aeffect line is made to be budget-friendly, hardworking, and somewhat bombproof to handle whatever the trail sends your way. Although relatively new to the wheel gig, Race Face relies on the expertise of sister company Easton to build solid, reliable hoops like the Aeffect-R 27. 5in Boost Wheelset. With a beefy 30mm internal width and boost axle widths, this wheelset sits almost a full centimeter wider than the standard Aeffect, so it provides a stiffer, more stable platform for all-mountain endeavors. To give the Aeffect-R stiffness and durability without the price tag of carbon, Race Face uses treated aluminum to construct the rims. At 1,810g, they make no claims of being featherweights, but they make up for that in affordability and overall durability. They're laced with straight-pull, double butted spokes in a cross-laced pattern to achieve a stiff and snappy response as you corner and climb on singletrack, and each rear wheel is accompanied by five extra spokes for quick replacement after unexpected incidents.
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Race Face Aeffect-R 27.5in Wheelset Race Face Aeffect-R 27.5in Wheelset
In Race Face's line of beat-'em-up mountain bike wheels, the Aeffect-R 27. 5in Wheelset is the most all-mountain-y. It's not as light as the minimalist Aeffect SL, and it's not as lumberingly brutish as the Aeffect Plus. Instead, its 30mm internal width provides the ideal platform for the current crop of mid-sized tires, letting 2. 4-2. 5in rubber fill out with greater air volume. This in turn enhances traction on lumpy climbs and adds a bit of cushion on lumpier descents. While its rim width sets it apart, its 9. 2-degree freehub engagement reunites it with the rest of the Aeffect line. That engagement isn't as low as Race Face's Vault hubs--which enjoy a comical three degrees of free play--but it's still plenty sharp for the needs of all but the most accomplished enduro fiends. And speaking of fiends, the wider rim and uniform spoke length throughout the wheelset makes the Aeffect-R into a nigh-invulnerable demon in rock gardens and root lattices, with the "R" no doubt standing for "Raging."
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Race Face ARC 24 DT Swiss 240 29in Wheel Race Face ARC 24 DT Swiss 240 29in Wheel
It's no wonder why the Race Face ARC 24 DT Swiss 240 29in Wheel is a favorite the world over--this welded, tubeless-ready workhorse is built to handle cross-country and demanding all-mountain terrain while also accommodating the needs of multiple styles of riding. Its aluminum rim and welded seam serve up an ideal level of strength without bulky weight to ensure you rip down the trail with control and precision, and the strong tire retention bead is tubeless-ready to help you roll at lower pressures without losing grip or the dreaded risk of snakebites. Then, the DT Swiss 240 disc hubs step up to the plate to give more powerful riders a boost on cross-country, trail, and gravity rides, while the added stiffness from the straight pull spokes increases your bike's overall responsiveness.
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Race Face ARC 24 DT Swiss 350 27.5in Boost Wheel Race Face ARC 24 DT Swiss 350 27.5in Boost Wheel
The go-to workhorse for aggressive riders the world over, The Race Face 24 DT Swiss 350 27. 5in Boost Wheel is a welded, tubeless-ready dynamo designed to handle cross-country and demanding all-mountain terrain, but also meet the needs of just about every style of riding. The aluminum rim and welded seam provides you with the optimal level of strength with exceptionally low weight to keep you ripping down the trail with confidence. Then, the strong tire retention bead is tubeless-ready to help you roll at lower pressures with better grip, but without running the risk of snakebites. DT Swiss 350 disc hubs are purposefully suited for more powerful riders who prefer XC, trail, and gravity rides, and the added stiffness from the straight pull spokes elevate overall responsiveness.
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Race Face ARC 24 DT Swiss 350 29in Wheel Race Face ARC 24 DT Swiss 350 29in Wheel
A favorite the world over, The Race Face 24 DT Swiss 350 29in Wheel is a welded, tubeless-ready workhorse built to handle cross-country and aggressive all-mountain terrain, but also meet the needs of every style of riding. The aluminum rim and welded seam delivers an ideal level of strength with minimum weight to keep you flying down the trail with confidence, while the strong tire retention bead is tubeless-ready to help you roll at lower pressures with better grip, without running the risk of snakebites. DT Swiss 350 disc hubs are ideally suited for more powerful riders who prefer XC, trail, and gravity rides, and the added stiffness from the straight pull spokes elevate overall responsiveness.
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Race Face ARC 27 DT Swiss 240 27.5in Wheel Race Face ARC 27 DT Swiss 240 27.5in Wheel
From the moment you begin rolling on the Race Face ARC 27 DT Swiss 240 27. 5in Wheel you'll understand why it's a favorite of riders all over the world. This welded, tubeless-ready powerhouse works hard for you so you don't have to on rides ranging from gentle cross-country to demanding all-mountain terrain, while also maintaining the ability to accommodate just about every style of riding. An aluminum rim and welded seams work together to provide you with the optimal level of strength without unnecessary, bulky weight slowing you down. Adding to your mid-ride control and confidence, the strong tire retention bead is tubeless-ready to help you roll at lower pressures without losing grip or running the risk of burps, slashes, or snakebites. Then, the versatile DT Swiss 240 disc hubs cater to more powerful riders with a commanding performance on cross-country, trail, and gravity rides, while the additional stiffness from the straight pull spokes brings your bike's overall responsiveness to the next level.
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Race Face ARC 27 DT Swiss 350 27.5in Wheel Race Face ARC 27 DT Swiss 350 27.5in Wheel
Welded, tubeless-ready, and an extremely hard worker, the Race Face 27 DT Swiss 350 27. 5in Wheel is built to handle cross-country and aggressive all-mountain terrain while also meeting the needs of every style of riding. An aluminum rim and welded seam keeps you flying down the trail with confidence thanks to an optimal strength-to-weight ratio, while the tubeless-ready design aids in ensuring you roll at lower pressures with better grip, without running the risk of snakebites. DT Swiss 350 disc hubs are ideally suited for more powerful riders who prefer XC, trail, and gravity rides, and the added stiffness from the straight pull spokes enhance overall responsiveness.
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Reynolds 27.5 AM LTD Carbon Wheelset Reynolds 27.5 AM LTD Carbon Wheelset
After having the chance to ride some of the new Boost-stiffened enduro sleds, we admit that our own 142/100mm axles and alloy hoops are feeling a bit insubstantial. To address this, we partnered with Reynolds for the custom 27. 5 AM LTD Carbon Wheelset, which features DT Swiss hubs, Reynolds' carbon expertise, and our own penchant for understated graphical styling. The result is a wheelset with one of our favorite hubs, a carbon rim that stiffens up non-Boost rides, and an aesthetic that stands out from any other 27. 5in Reynolds wheels. We're well familiar with the stiff mettle of Reynolds' 27. 5 AM rims from personal experience, so they were the obvious choice as a canvas for our arts-and-crafts impulses. There's a reason why other wheel manufacturers focus on making hubs and just lace them to re-branded Reynolds rims: the Utah-based company has already all but perfected the science of the mid-sized wheel. Since carbon rims are stiff enough that the difference between Boost and 142/100mm axles is far less notable than with alloy rims, the 27. 5 AM LTDs go some way toward erasing Boost envy without forcing us to shell-out for a new race frame. Reynolds' hubs were also an obvious choice, and we've opted for the DT logo instead of the usual Reynolds re-branding to give the wheels more of a custom-built look. Finally, we admit to the occasional streak of vanity, and the half-and-half color of the wheels' Reynolds label is our way of visually representing a proper all-mountain bike's ability to straddle climbing and descending. We enjoy the challenge of cleaning lines in both directions, and the 27. 5 AM LTDs' combination of low rotational mass, high stiffness, and generous internal width make for a wheelset that climbs like a featherweight but tracks like an enduro bruiser while enjoying the secure footing of high-volume tires.
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Reynolds 27.5 AM LTD Carbon Wheelset with XD Driver Body Reynolds 27.5 AM LTD Carbon Wheelset with XD Driver Body
The mountain bike industry is prone to making radical changes almost overnight, many of which are destined to become passing fads or short-lived trends, and no particular wing of the industry is more susceptible to flavor-of-the-month syndrome than enduro. With the 27. 5 AM LTD Carbon XD Driver Wheelset, we've partnered with Reynolds to hand pick several new innovations that we think are going to stand the test of time. From the one-by SRAM XD Driver body to the mid-sized, 27. 5in diameter, we're confident that these are the wheels of the future. We're well familiar with the stiff mettle of Reynolds' 27. 5 AM rims from personal experience, so they were the obvious choice as a canvas for our arts-and-crafts impulses. There's a reason why other wheel manufacturers focus on making hubs and just lace them to re-branded Reynolds rims: the Utah-based company has already all but perfected the science of the mid-sized wheel. Since carbon rims are stiff enough that the difference between Boost and 142/100mm axles is far less notable than with alloy rims, the 27. 5 AM LTDs go some way toward erasing Boost envy without forcing us to shell-out for a new race frame. The fact that Reynolds uses DT hub internals also contributed to our decision, but we've opted for the DT logo instead of the usual Reynolds re-branding to give the wheels more of a custom-built look. Finally, we admit to the occasional streak of vanity, and the half-and-half color of the wheels' Reynolds label is our way of visually representing a proper all-mountain bike's ability to straddle climbing and descending. We enjoy the challenge of cleaning lines in both directions, and the 27. 5 AM LTDs' combination of low rotational mass, high stiffness, and generous internal width make for a wheelset that climbs like a featherweight but tracks like an enduro bruiser while enjoying the secure footing of high-volume tires.
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Reynolds 27.5 Enduro Blacklabel Boost Wheelset Reynolds 27.5 Enduro Blacklabel Boost Wheelset
With its mid-range diameter and outsized rim width, Reynolds' 27. 5 Enduro Blacklabel Boost Wheelset doesn't fear much terrain. Hell, two years ago we might have classified it as a gravity wheelset, but now we just call it "enduro." Though it's best suited for World Cup rock gardens, any cyclist who occasionally finds themselves on the wrong side of poor line choices will appreciate the get out of jail free card that wide rims and plush tires provide, and it's difficult to overstate the positive impact that all the added traction has on climbs. In addition to being uncommonly wide, the Blacklabel indicates that these wheels are uncommonly engineered. They feature Reynolds' Mountain Rim 5 (MR5) lay-up, which involves five different carbon matrixes applied to five different areas of the wheel. If that sounds decidedly immoderate, well, it is--the construction process is more complicated than many framesets. Boost hubs have also become a staple around the Competitive office and the industry as a whole because of their increased responsiveness. It's something of an old story by now, but it's worth rehashing: by setting the flanges wider Reynolds (or more accurately, Industry Nine) improves the spoke bracing angle, which stiffens the wheels laterally and torsionally (translating braking and pedal input from hub to rim to trail) without stiffening them radially (not translating every bump and lump straight up the seatpost). Though bumps and trail chatter aren't really an issue with such a generous rim width, we do operate under the assumption that less of a bad thing is a good thing. As implied above, the hubs are manufactured by Industry Nine, and are basically just rebranded versions of the Torch model. I9 machines all of its bits and widgets in Asheville, NC, with the only non-US component being the ABEC 5 grade Japanese bearings. And the Torch freehub is the real star, anyway, because it uses two sets of three offset pawls in order to reduce the hub's engagement ...
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Reynolds 27.5 Enduro Blacklabel Decal Set Reynolds 27.5 Enduro Blacklabel Decal Set
It's never a good idea to ride in bland and boring style. So, instead, pick up the Reynolds 27. 5 Enduro Blacklabel Decal Set and give your wheels some vibrancy.
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Reynolds 27.5 Enduro Blacklabel Wheelset Reynolds 27.5 Enduro Blacklabel Wheelset
Not content with leaving it's Black Label line the same for its third birthday, Reynolds released a brand new version of the 27. 5 Enduro Black Label Wheelset this year, and although it still shares some features with the versions we're all familiar with, we're looking at an all-new beast. The top-of-the-line hoops manage to be stronger and stiffer than their predecessors, while promising a suppler, more responsive ride using a new carbon rim profile and an exclusive version of Industry Nine's legendary hubs, readying the wheels for aggressive trail and hard-charging enduro riding all over the mountain. If you looked closely at the Enduro Black Label rims, you wouldn't be imagining things if you noticed that they don't look the same all the way around. This is intentional; our Utah-based neighbors over at Reynolds carefully shaped the carbon fiber rims asymmetrically this year to strengthen the wheels on the drive side where it's needed most, avoiding adding unnecessary extra weight to the non-drive side. With this construction, Reynolds ensures that the entire wheelset gains strength and rigidity, without a total compromise of ride quality. As you blast through a teeth-chattering stretch of rock gardens, the wheels will roll over whatever you throw at them without tossing you around painfully in the saddle in the way some ultra-stiff sets of carbon rims do. Notably, Reynolds also joined the growing list of wheel manufacturers eliminating bead hooks, and the Endurance 27. 5's now feature a completely hookless bead. We were skeptical at first about this new trend, but with the huge gains made in tire composition over recent decades, the interface between the rim and tire has already improved enough that a hooked rim is nowhere near as essential to holding a tire on a rim as it was a half century ago. During testing, manufacturers -- Reynolds included --are continuously finding that the right hookless rim shape actually creates a smoother ride while you're railing ...
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Reynolds 27.5 Plus Blacklabel Boost Wheelset Reynolds 27.5 Plus Blacklabel Boost Wheelset
Like a well-aged Scotch, the Reynolds 27. 5 Plus Blacklabel Boost Wheelset connotes a particular brand of class with an appreciation for rugged, dusty trails that are to smooth tarmac as Scotch's peaty smoke is to the easy finish of caramel-tinged bourbon. The brand designed its Blacklabel wheels with its top-of-the-line technology. For its third year in existence, a few additional developments send it stepping confidently into the future. The rims are both stronger and stiffer with Boost hub standards, and the ride is suppler and more responsive courtesy of a new carbon rim profile and an exclusive version of Industry Nine's legendary hubs. Of course, it also kept the smart, sleek aesthetics that have been a part of the wheelset's revered reputation since it was first introduced. Our Northern Utah neighbors at Reynolds are no strangers to dusty singletrack and hand-numbing lines, and they've spent enough time rallying over slick rock to understand what a high-end enduro wheelset will handle in a day. That's why they shape the carbon fiber rims asymmetrically, strengthening the wheels on the drive side where it's needed most so they can avoid adding unnecessary extra weight to the non-drive side. With this construction, Reynolds lends the entire wheelset strength and rigidity without a total compromise of ride quality. The wheels inspire confidence to roll over just about anything you dare without tossing you around painfully in the saddle like on some ultra-stiff carbon rims. Reynolds also joins the growing list of wheel manufacturers eliminating bead hooks; the Endurance 27. 5 now features a completely hookless bead. We were skeptical at first about this new trend, but with the huge gains made in tire composition over recent decades, the interface between the rim and tire has improved enough that a hooked rim is nowhere near as essential to holding a tire on a rim as it was a half century ago. During testing, manufacturers -- Reynolds included --are continuousl...
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Reynolds 27.5 Plus Blacklabel Decal Set Reynolds 27.5 Plus Blacklabel Decal Set
Bring some flash to your bike with the Reynolds 27. 5 Plus Blacklabel Decal Set. These die-cut graphics may not make you any faster, but they'll definitely help you stand out from the crowd.
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Reynolds 27.5 Trail Blacklabel Boost Wheelset Reynolds 27.5 Trail Blacklabel Boost Wheelset
In cycling as in life, there is virtue in moderation. Reynolds' 27. 5 Trail Blacklabel Boost Wheelset proves this. Kind of. The wide-but-not-plus rim bead occupies the versatile middle ground between XC hoops that look like road wheels and the 40mm+ monsters we're seeing on the latest extreme enduro sleds. So it's definitely the Goldilocks choice there. But the wide, Boost hubs are decidedly immoderate, and so is the effect of increased drive stiffness and responsiveness that they grant the wheels. The Blacklabel branding represents another departure from moderation, as it indicates that these wheels are Reynolds' top of the line construction. They feature the brand's Mountain Rim 5 (MR5) lay-up, which involves five different carbon matrixes applied to five different areas of the wheel. If that sounds decidedly immoderate, well, it is--the construction process is more complicated than many framesets. And though we don't often dwell on the possibility of equipment failure while roosting berms and challenging lines that are, well, ill-advised, the fact that Reynolds puts so much engineering into the rims helps ensure that we won't have to dwell on equipment failure. For a few months. While wearing a cast and saving up for a new wheelset and/or bike. The Goldilocks theme of moderation definitely applies best to the wheels' rim width, which hits the just-right dimensions of 25mm, internally. Mid-sized tires pair well with this width, and we find that the 2. 4-2. 5 range provides the best all-around blend of extra cushion and increased traction without getting floppy in hot corners. As with Reynolds' 27. 5+ wheels--which sit at 40mm internal width--there are specific instances when we like plus-sized tires; however, we find that the combination of a mid-sized rim and a mid-sized tire handle almost every trail situation we can imagine, so they're our pick when we're limited to a single set of hoops and rubber. Boost hubs have also become a staple around the Competitive...
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Reynolds 27.5 Trail Blacklabel Decal Set Reynolds 27.5 Trail Blacklabel Decal Set
Customize your Reynolds 27. 5 Trail Blacklabel wheelset with the Decal Set.
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Reynolds 29 Enduro Blacklabel Boost Wheelset Reynolds 29 Enduro Blacklabel Boost Wheelset
Reynolds' peerless Blacklabel construction' Check. Boost hubs' Check. Aggressive angle of attack inherent in 29er diameter' Check. Rim width tailored for today's meatier tires' Check. Since it meets those requirements, the Reynolds 29 Enduro Blacklabel Boost Wheelset is one of the only wheels capable of keeping up with the industry's new breed of six-inch 29ers. Long gone are the days when 29ers were relegated to hardpack and fire roads, and this version of Reynolds' flagship wagon wheels has the stiffness, the rim width, and the durability to explore the brave new territory of enduro 29ers. The Blacklabel branding indicates that these wheels are Reynolds' top of the line construction. They feature the brand's Mountain Rim 5 (MR5) lay-up, which involves five different carbon matrixes applied to five different areas of the wheel. The lay-up takes advantage of different material properties to balance stiffness, durability, weight, and even a touch of engineered flex. It's an admittedly complicated process, but it speaks to Reynolds' insistence on outdoing the less-expensive open-mold models that might leave you stranded on the side of the trail on any given rock garden. Compared to the Trail model, the Enduro 29ers plump out by 4mm, externally, so they take advantage of today's mid-sized tires in order to maximize air volume while still keeping the shoulder knobs on the shoulders. The combination allows for lower PSI, higher air volume, increased traction, and a touch of added cushion when enthusiasm overrules restraint and good judgment. These qualities are especially welcome on the six-inch 29ers mentioned above, which refuse to take the easy line whether climbing or dropping in. Boost hubs have also become a staple around the Competitive office and the industry as a whole because of their increased responsiveness. It's something of an old story by now, but it's worth rehashing: by setting the flanges wider Reynolds (or more accurately, Industry Nine) improves...
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Reynolds 29 Enduro Blacklabel Decal Set Reynolds 29 Enduro Blacklabel Decal Set
Add some color to your bike adventures with the Reynolds 29 Enduro Blacklabel Decal Set. Whether you want your wheels and jersey to match or to just add some flash to your ride, this decal set helps your look really pop.
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Reynolds 29 Trail Blacklabel Boost Wheelset - 2017 Reynolds 29 Trail Blacklabel Boost Wheelset - 2017
When they first launched, wagon wheels generated some negative press because of their tendency to wander on climbs and get noodly under hard pedaling. Forks with 51mm rake address the former concern, and the Reynolds 29 Trail Blacklabel Boost Wheelset addresses the latter. The combination of carbon rims and Boost hub spacing mean that this version of the 29 Trail responds to pedal and braking inputs more like a 26in wheelset while still enjoying the faster angle of attack that grants 29ers their ride-with-abandon qualities. The Blacklabel branding indicates that these wheels are Reynolds' top of the line construction. They feature the brand's Mountain Rim 5 (MR5) lay-up, which involves five different carbon matrixes applied to five different areas of the wheel. The lay-up takes advantage of different material properties to balance stiffness, durability, weight, and even a touch of engineered flex. It's an admittedly complicated process, but it speaks to Reynolds' insistence on outdoing the less-expensive open-mold models that might leave you stranded on the side of the trail on any given rock garden. The rim width is another point where Reynolds departs from the industry norm. The rims plump out to an internal width of 25mm (30mm externally), which we find pairs well with the new-norm of 2. 3-2. 5in tires. Their powers combined, rims and tires of these dimensions allow for lower PSI, higher air volume, increased traction, and a touch of added cushion when enthusiasm overrules restraint and good judgment. These qualities are especially welcome on the new breed of high-clearance hardtail 29ers, which we often find ourselves pushing into territory somewhat beyond the scope of the frame manufacturers' use recommendations. Boost hubs have also become a staple around the Competitive office and the industry as a whole because of their increased responsiveness. It's something of an old story by now, but it's worth rehashing: by setting the flanges wider Reynolds (or m...
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Reynolds 29 Trail Blacklabel Decal Set Reynolds 29 Trail Blacklabel Decal Set
Customize your style with the Reynolds 29 Trail Blacklabel Decal Set. Whatever color you go with, this decal set's sure to catch some appreciative glances on your ride.
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Reynolds 29 Trail LTD Carbon Wheelset Reynolds 29 Trail LTD Carbon Wheelset
The key driving force behind the Boost hub movement is that the wider flange spacing makes for a smaller spoke angle, increasing the stiffness and addressing the noodliness that plagues 29ers. Not all of us are ready to pony-up for a Boost frame, though, so we've partnered with Reynolds to produce the custom 29 Trail LTD Carbon Wheelset. When we set out hand-in-hand with Reynolds, roosting berms across the yellow-brick endurance course, we had three criteria: stiff rims, DT Swiss hubs, and a distinctive graphical treatment. The first requirement was easily met, as we're well familiar with the stiff mettle of Reynolds' 29 Trail rims from personal experience. There's a reason why other wheel manufacturers focus on making hubs and just lace them to re-branded Reynolds rims: the Utah-based company has already built a virtually perfect XC race hoop. Since carbon rims are stiff enough that the difference between Boost and 142/100mm axles is far less notable than with alloy rims, the 29 Trail LTDs bring our present XC race frames up to snuff, stiffness-wise. The second requirement was equally easy to meet. Reynolds' hubs are already essentially rebranded DT Swiss models, so the only difference is that we opted for the DT logo, instead, giving the wheel more of a custom-built look. Finally, we admit to the occasional streak of vanity, and the half-and-half color of the wheels' Reynolds label is our way of visually representing the versatility of today's 29ers. New suspension designs and innovative frame geometries have obliterated the old stereotypes of wagon wheels being for fire roads and ribbon-smooth singletrack only, and we're seeing a new generation of mid-travel, 29in trail bikes. Toward this end, the wheels have an ideal profile for 2. 25in tires to fill out for confidence through berms and gnarly lines, but they still excel as worm-burning climbers courtesy of carbon fiber's inherent stiffness and low rotational mass.
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Reynolds 29 Trail LTD Carbon Wheelset with XD Driver Body Reynolds 29 Trail LTD Carbon Wheelset with XD Driver Body
With advances in suspension design technology, we're starting to see more and more 29ers with surprising low travel that are capable of tackling terrain we would have reserved for five or even six-inch bikes just a few years ago. In the 29 Trail LTD Carbon XD Driver Wheelset, we've partnered with Reynolds to produce a wheelset that -- in our ever humble opinion -- gives those capable 29er frames a platform that's stiff and responsive enough to let them shine to their fullest potential. Even when this wheelset was still just a figment of our daydream imaginations, we knew we'd have to go with Reynolds' 29 Trail rims. There's a reason why other wheel manufacturers focus on making hubs and just lace them to re-branded Reynolds rims: the Utah-based company has already built a virtually perfect XC race hoop. Since carbon rims are stiff enough that the difference between Boost and 142/100mm axles is far less notable than with alloy rims, the 29 Trail LTDs bring our present XC race frames up to snuff, stiffness-wise. The hubs that Reynolds typically uses are already essentially rebranded DT Swiss models, but we opted to keep the DT logo, giving the wheel more of a custom-built look, and we've outfitted the rear hub with a SRAM XD Driver body for all you one-by 29er fetishists. Finally, we admit to the occasional streak of vanity, and the half-and-half color of the wheels' Reynolds label is our way of visually representing the versatility of today's 29ers. Those new suspension designs and innovative frame geometries we mention above have obliterated the old stereotypes of wagon wheels being for fire roads and ribbon-smooth singletrack only. Toward this end, the wheels have an ideal profile for 2. 25in tires for confidence through berms and gnarly lines, but they still excel as worm-burning climbers courtesy of carbon fiber's inherent stiffness and low rotational mass.
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Reynolds 46 Aero Carbon Road Wheelset - Clincher Reynolds 46 Aero Carbon Road Wheelset - Clincher
While Reynolds has a quiver brimming with world-class race wheels, it's calling the 46mm its "signature rim depth." The reason for this is its exceptional versatility and optimal aerodynamics across every discipline of riding. From your ultra-fast weeknight crit series to the steepest of the summer hill climbs, Reynolds' new 46 Aero Carbon Clincher Road Wheelset has you covered. Its construction serves to beautifully illustrate Reynolds' latest generation of lightweight, durable, and aerodynamic carbon wheels. The complexity of the Aero design is deep, but we'll walk through it together. To start, one needs to understand the prevalent ideology in aerodynamic wheel design, and to do so, we need to understand drag. Simply put, drag is the restraining force that acts on the wheel when its direction of motion is counter to the free stream of airflow. Now, airflow near the surface of a wheel is turbulent by nature, and when it comes close to the rim surface, it becomes a turbulent boundary layer. This is the start of two kinds of drag, skin friction and pressure drag. Currently, wheel makers are attempting to harness the turbulent layer, reattaching it at the rear section of the rim. The reasoning behind this is that the system reduces pressure drag, but in return, the wheel sees gains in skin friction. However, this is viewed as a compromising tradeoff, as skin friction has around a ten-fold lower drag value than pressure drag. To maximize this turbulent system, we've been seeing builders create a constant, rounded edge at the spoke face. For those attempting it, it's been viewed as a leap forward in design. However, Reynolds finds it to be counterintuitive. We'll explain. You see, the science of aerodynamics has developed almost as a case of supply and demand. As aviation technology develops, engineers are forced to develop more efficient airfoil designs, and these designs take the shape of what's called a NACA profile -- think of a stretched out tear drop shape. ...
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Reynolds 46 Aero Disc Carbon Wheelset - Clincher Reynolds 46 Aero Disc Carbon Wheelset - Clincher
The only way that Reynolds could have made the 46 Aero Carbon Wheelset any more versatile for everyday use in the years to come is making a clincher version and adding disc brake compatibility. Clinchers mean that a flat tire doesn't finish a ride prematurely, and since disc brakes seem to be the wave of the future, the 46 Aero Discs Carbon Clincher Wheelset will be party to races and training rides for years to come. The wheels are built around Reynolds' Dispersive Effect Termination (DET) design philosophy. DET begins at the NACA-shaped rim's bed with a maximum width of 26. 2mm, which brings the rim up to the tire's width. There are myriad benefits to this design, including reduced turbulence, increased lateral rigidity, and a more comfortable ride. The Aero's shape smooths airflow over the wheel and reattaches it at the rear of the rim. This alleviates the stalled pockets of dead trailing air that create a backward pull on the rim. It also nets aerodynamic gains at angles between 0 and 20 degrees of yaw, which is where you spend 95% of your riding time. Reynolds' rim-shaping DET also distributes side forces (read: cross wind) so that the center of pressure is pushed beyond the center of mass. This means the pulling due to cross wind and the like is much less pronounced. All told, the Aero's handling "sweet spot" is extended to a window of 7. 5 degrees higher than the competition. Since it's kind of jargon-laden information, you may not be interested to know that DET's center of pressure maximizes the forward thrust vector (a quantity that has direction and magnitude) and the rim shape increases lift and decreases turbulent flow. But you'll definitely enjoy the forward thrust that all that jargon translates into on the bike. Essentially, this system works almost like a turbine, generating extra watts of propulsion from the wind. The legendary DT Swiss internals of the Reynolds hubs mean that those watts won't be wasted.
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Reynolds 46/58 Aero Carbon Road Wheelset - Tubular Reynolds 46/58 Aero Carbon Road Wheelset - Tubular
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Reynolds 58/72 Aero Carbon Road Wheelset - Clincher Reynolds 58/72 Aero Carbon Road Wheelset - Clincher
Instead of mixing and matching wheel depths, the race-savvy folks at Reynolds put together the perfect pairing of slippery aerodynamics and stable handling with their 58/72 Aero Carbon Road Wheelset. The combination of a shallower 58-millimeter front wheel in conjunction with a deeper 72-millimeter rear wheel provides the effortless rolling speed desired for competitive racing and training scenarios--without being a major hindrance to handling in tricky crosswinds. Reynold's proprietary carbon fiber construction, also known as CR6, places six unique carbon lay-ups in strategic locations for the best characteristics of stiffness, strength, and low weight. Diving into the wheel's streamlined profile, you'll find the 72-millimeter rear wheel shaves precious seconds from your racing and training time with its deep dish profile paired with Reynolds Dispersive Effect Termination (DET) shaping. DET shaping smooths out turbulent air moving across the wheel, re-attaching the airflow to the wheel's most aerodynamic portion as an effective means of reducing drag and increasing stability in violent crosswinds. The deeper rear wheel allows you to gain a far more efficient aerodynamic profile, making it suitable for time trial and triathlon scenarios where saving time is of utmost importance. At the front, the 58-millimeter deep profile is sufficient for reducing unwanted drag, especially considering it's using the same Dispersive Effect Termination as the rear wheel. However, being 14-millimeters shallower has a major effect on the handling of your bike, seeing the front wheel sees the leading edge of air resistance. The shallower front allows you to ride this wheelset in everyday scenarios and competitive road races where stable handling is essential. Both wheels feature Reynold's patented Cryogenic Glass Transition (CTg) Brake Track, which employs a high-grade resin in conjunction with carbon-specific Cryo BluePads to reduce the wheel's braking temperature by 53% compared...
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Reynolds 65 Aero Carbon Disc Brake Wheelset - Tubeless Reynolds 65 Aero Carbon Disc Brake Wheelset - Tubeless
If you're gonna go deep on deep-dish carbon hoops, you may as well not hold back. The tubeless, disc brake-equipped 65 Aero Carbon Wheelset isn't Reynolds' deepest option in the Aero family (hi there, Aero 80), but it does represent the ceiling that a lot of crit and circuit-race specialists balk at surpassing. The TT specialists and run/bike/swim crowd may disagree, but for the dedicated roadie, 65mm is about as deep as it gets. Before going any further down the aerodynamic rabbit hole, though, consider the freehub. The new Aero wheels mark a significant departure for Reynolds. We've come to expect DT Swiss hubs on Reynolds wheels; however, these are built with Industry Nine hubs, instead, which up the engagement factor from "responsive" to "virtually instantaneous." Going with I9 also means that the hubs and the rims are all manufactured stateside--the hubs in North Carolina; the rims in Northern Utah. But now to return to those deep rims. Aerodynamics aren't just about depth, of course--the science of speed runs, um, deeper than depth. Case in point: Reynolds' Dispersive Effect Termination (DET). DET Begins at the rim bed with a maximum width of 26. 2mm, which brings the rim up to the tire's width and creates a generous cradle to glue it to. There are myriad benefits to this design, included reduced turbulence, which causes drag, and increased lateral rigidity and comfort. The rim's deep dish is shaped in a NACA-profiled, tapered V-shape that ends with a sharp trailing edge. The Aero's shape smooths airflow over the wheel, and when that air passes the spoke face, it's easily reattached at the rear of the rim to reduce stall. DET also means that this stall-free sweet spot extends to 20 degrees of yaw--a full 7. 5 degrees more than the competition. It's rare to have a real-world circumstance of straight-on air resistance. In reality, you spend 95% of your riding time between zero and 20 degrees of yaw with a wind angle anywhere from zero to 100 degrees in relati...
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Reynolds 72/90 Aero Carbon Road Wheelset - Clincher Reynolds 72/90 Aero Carbon Road Wheelset - Clincher
The biggest complaints we typically have with deep, aerodynamic carbon rims are braking and stability. With the 72/90 Aero Carbon Clincher Road Wheelset, Reynolds goes a long way in addressing them. The rims aren't as stable or as sharp on braking as a set of low-profile, box-section alloy hoops, but they're a hell of a lot faster when the going gets race-y while also maintaining a relatively stable demeanor in crosswinds and keeping braking consistent and reliable across periods of long use. But with depths like these, braking and stability aren't the primary criteria. Speed is. And the 72/90 Aero mix is pretty much the top of the pile for aerodynamics in Reynolds' arsenal. Now, we're going to be forward -- the complexity of the Aero design is deep, but we'll walk through it together. To start, one needs to understand the prevalent ideology in aerodynamic wheel design, and to do so, we need to understand drag. What is it' Simply put, it's the restraining force that acts on the wheel when its direction of motion is counter to the free stream of airflow. Now, airflow near the surface of a wheel is turbulent by nature, and when it comes close to the rim surface, it becomes a turbulent boundary layer. This is the start of two kinds of drag, skin friction and pressure drag. Currently, wheel makers are attempting to harness the turbulent layer, reattaching it at the rear section of the rim. The reasoning behind this is that the system reduces pressure drag, but in return, the wheel sees gains in skin friction. However, this is viewed as a comprising trade off, as skin friction has around a ten-fold lower drag value than pressure drag. To maximize this turbulent system, we've been seeing builders create a constant, rounded edge at the spoke face. For those attempting it, it's been viewed as a leap forward in design. However, Reynolds finds it to be counterintuitive. We'll explain. You see, the science of aerodynamics has developed almost as a case of supply and demand...
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Reynolds Aero 80 Carbon Wheelset - Tubeless Reynolds Aero 80 Carbon Wheelset - Tubeless
Though Reynolds reserves its warlike naming convention for the Performance line, its Aero 80 Carbon Tubeless Wheelset is far more aggressive than almost any other wheel in the company's arsenal. Its formidable depth recommends it for the solitary missions: triathlon, time trials, impossible moves off the front with 50k remaining. It's built for those times when there's nowhere to hide, when the quality of legs are the deciding factors. It's built for the cyclist who is confident in relying on their own engine in the race of truth. At 80mm deep, aerodynamics are obviously the Aero 80's primary feature, but the hubs warrant a shout-out before we dip into the aero depths. The new Aero wheels mark a significant departure for Reynolds. We've come to expect DT Swiss hubs on Reynolds wheels; however, these are built with Industry Nine hubs, instead, which up the engagement factor from "responsive" to "virtually instantaneous." Going with I9 also means that the hubs and the rims are all manufactured stateside--the hubs in North Carolina; the rims in Northern Utah. But now to return to those deep rims. Aerodynamics aren't just about depth, of course--the science of speed runs, um, deeper than depth. Case in point: Reynolds' Dispersive Effect Termination (DET). DET Begins at the rim bed with a maximum width of 26. 2mm, which brings the rim up to the tire's width and creates a generous cradle to glue it to. There are myriad benefits to this design, included reduced turbulence, which causes drag, and increased lateral rigidity and comfort. The rim's deep dish is shaped in a NACA-profiled, tapered V-shape that ends with a sharp trailing edge. The Aero's shape smooths airflow over the wheel, and when that air passes the spoke face, it's easily reattached at the rear of the rim to reduce stall. DET also means that this stall-free sweet spot extends to 20 degrees of yaw--a full 7. 5 degrees more than the competition. It's rare to have a real-world circumstance of a straight-on a...
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Reynolds Assault SLG Carbon Wheelset - Tubeless Reynolds Assault SLG Carbon Wheelset - Tubeless
The days of relegating road bikes to strictly smooth pavement surfaces are over, with riders and manufacturers proving that all-road adventuring is the next frontier in enjoying a well-rounded cycling lifestyle. As such, we need a wheelset like Reynolds' Assault SLG Carbon Tubeless Wheelset that can keep up with our more spontaneous ride route choices. Newly updated with stealthy waterslide graphics for an extra dose of style watts, the Assault's 41mm profile hits the sweet spot between low weight and aerodynamics, bringing Reynolds' renowned crosswind stability to nearly any all-road application.Whether you're winding up for the rolling hills of a coastal road race, rocketing through Vegas' legendary sand pit, or packing up for a weekend of mountainous multi-surface adventuring, the Assault is up to the challenge. An all-new hubset builds on this wheelset's famed versatility with smooth, fast turns and even quicker engagement than its predecessor for a ride that rivals the responsiveness more often found in wheelsets at much higher price points.Traditionalists among us will appreciate the ability to run the Assault as a tube-type clincher, and for those of us looking to ditch tubes, the rims' redesigned shelves and hooks hold a tubeless tire securely at low or high PSI. The lower rolling resistance and comfort of a tubeless ride is complemented by the Assault's wide rim, which lets tires sit with more volume in a way that Reynolds calls "modern" but we call less rolling resistance, better cornering, and a more comfortable ride.The new Assault also sees an update to Reynolds Cryogenic Glass Transition (CTg) brake track technology, with a taller profile and reworked resin system that extends past the brake track and into the rim to provide exceptional heat dissipation, all but eliminating the risk of the rim deforming or failing under long, hard brake use. Each Assault wheelset also includes Reynolds' proprietary Cryo-Blue Power brake pads, which work with the ...
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Reynolds Assault SLG Tubular Wheelset Reynolds Assault SLG Tubular Wheelset
The Reynolds Assault SLG Tubular Wheelset is an update to the Assault, also known as one of the most versatile and well-loved wheelsets out there. The Assault SLGs can carve corners in a local criterium one day, and solidly carry you over big mountain passes the next. With the Assault SLG, Reynolds addresses the issue of inconsistent braking on carbon rims when the weather turns hot or rainy. Its Cryogenic Glass Transition Braking System (CTg) uses a special laminate around the braking surface to withstand high levels of heat and pairs with Reynolds' Cryo Blue Brake Pads for solid, predictable braking in a wide variety of conditions. Reynolds also includes its Enhanced Swirl Lip Generator (SLG) in this wheelset. There's a lot of wind tunnel tech behind it, but Reynolds essentially added a little lip of carbon under the braking track that streamlines airflow across the spokes and reduces drag. In short, SLG makes these wheels faster.
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Reynolds Assault/Strike SLG Carbon Wheelset - Tubeless Reynolds Assault/Strike SLG Carbon Wheelset - Tubeless
Although its price point pales in comparison to many others on the market, we'd be hard pressed to think of many wheelsets we'd rather trust to handle our spontaneous mix of ride and race choices than Reynolds' Assault/Strike SLG Carbon Tubeless Wheelset. Harnessing the lightweight snappiness of the shallower Assault up front and pushing an extra dose of speed with the stiff efficiency of the deeper Strike out back, this wheelset is poised to be your go-to option for nearly any all-road endeavor. As with the matching depth AllRoad sets, this wheelset gets updated for 2017 with stealthy waterslide graphics for and end-game aesthetic that looks just as fast as you'll feel out on the road.Whether you're jumping out of the final corner for a mid-race prime sprint, rocking out the miles on an epic weekend training ride, or dipping your toes in the murky waters of time trial efforts, the Assault/Strike pairing is up to the challenge. An all-new hubset builds on its predecessor with smooth, fast turns and even quicker engagement for a ride that rivals the responsiveness more often found in wheelsets with much higher price tags.Traditionalists will appreciate the ability to run both wheels as tube-type clinchers, and for riders looking to ditch tubes, the rims' redesigned shelves and hooks hold a tubeless tire securely at low or high PSI. The lower rolling resistance and comfort of a tubeless ride is complemented by a wide rim, which lets tires sit with more volume in a way that Reynolds calls "modern" but we call less rolling resistance, better cornering, and a more comfortable ride.The new Assault/Strike pairing also sees an update to Reynolds Cryogenic Glass Transition (CTg) brake track technology, with a taller profile and reworked resin system that extends past the brake track and into the rim to provide exceptional heat dissipation, all but eliminating the risk of the rim deforming or failing under extended brake use. Each wheelset also includes Reynolds' propri...
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Reynolds ATR Carbon Disc Wheelset - Tubeless Reynolds ATR Carbon Disc Wheelset - Tubeless
You've always had a hard time adhering to guidelines about where you should be doing things. You spent your school years running through the halls, college days riding when you were supposed to be in class, and now as an adult, you can't resist spending a road ride blasting through terrain your bike wasn't designed for. If you've found the frame that will let you at last ride rule-free, set it up with the Reynolds ATR (All Terrain Road) Carbon Disc Wheelset to finally be in the right place at the right time. Reynolds used elements from mountain and road wheels when conceptualizing the ATRs, which was a fitting way to ensure they'd be able to conquer gravel, bike paths, chip-sealed roads, and any other variable terrain that entices you when you're out on a ride. The Utah-based manufacturer did this by shaping the internal rim width to a roomy 21mm width to allow you to mount up beefier mixed-surface tires, then using an assortment of fiber and resins throughout the rims to carefully ensure strength and integrity at key points along the rim. While enjoying the rims' precise construction, you'll be able to ride with the same daredevil spirit you had as a kid careening into trees on coaster brakes, marveling at the reliability of disc brakes that will stop in mud, rain, and when covered in debris every time. Reynolds gave the ATRs the added efficiency of being tubeless-ready as well, hoping to leave you spending less time changing flats and more time enjoying the improved grip and dependability of a tubeless setup.
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Reynolds Attack Disc Brake Carbon Wheelset - Tubeless Reynolds Attack Disc Brake Carbon Wheelset - Tubeless
Reynolds' Attack wheelset has long been a favorite of climbing specialists with its low weight and a rim profile that's just deep enough to still garner a bit of aerodynamic advantage on the flats. With the addition of disc brakes last year and an all-new hubset this year, Reynolds pushes the Attack Disc Brake Carbon Tubeless Wheelset into ever more versatile territory. It makes no attempt to compete on the flats with deep dish time trial equipment, but the Assault leaves most other wheelsets in the dust with its ability to transcend road, 'cross, and gravel applications. The star update for the 2017 Attack is the new hubset at its center, which Reynolds claims has faster engagement and a snappier feel than its predecessor for a ride that rivals the responsiveness more often found in wheelsets far above the Attack's price point. Careful machining allows Reynolds to specify tighter tolerances than stamped hubs, which results in a higher quality end product that will consistently roll smooth and fast when you get it out on the road. As we'd expect from a wheelset designated "all road," the Attack is tubeless-ready, which means lower pressures for increased traction and a plusher ride to absorb chatter on chipseal, gravel, and rut-filled grass fields. The wide rim complements the tubeless-ready profile, allowing improved tire shape for wider tires, lower rolling resistance, better cornering, and a more comfortable ride. The Attack's low weight means less rotational mass fighting you on each pedal stroke during climbs or accelerating out of turns, so they spin up and go up fast to keep you fighting for the lead in technical cross races and punchy, rolling climbs. As an added touch, Reynolds imbues this wheelset with its new waterslide graphics for an extra stealthy visage that just looks wicked fast. We know that graphics won't actually give you extra watts, but there's something to be said about extra motivation when your ride aesthetics are perfectly on point.
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Reynolds Road Thru Axle Adapter Endcaps Reynolds Road Thru Axle Adapter Endcaps
Convert your Reynolds Road QR hubs into thru-axles with the Reynolds Road Thru Axle Adapter Endcaps. Options are available for front hub conversion to a 15mm thru-axle and rear hub conversion to 12 x 142mm thru-axle.
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Reynolds RZR 92 Carbon Road Wheelset - Tubular Reynolds RZR 92 Carbon Road Wheelset - Tubular
If you've been looking for the fastest wheel on the planet, you've found it. The Reynolds RZR 92 boasts the lowest drag values, the highest levels of stability and handling, and the lowest weight of any 80+mm wheel on the market. In fact, compared to its closest 80mm rival, paired with a rear disc wheel, the RZR 92 saves 20 watts -- translating to a roughly 23 second advantage over the length of an Ironman course. Now, we're going to be forward -- the complexity of the RZR design is deep, but we'll walk through it together. To start, we need to understand the prevalent ideology in aerodynamic wheel design, and to do so, we need to understand drag. What is it' Simply put, it's the restraining force that acts on the wheel when its direction of motion is counter to the free stream of airflow. Now, airflow near the surface of a wheel is turbulent by nature, and when it comes close to the rim surface, it becomes a turbulent boundary layer. This is the start of two kinds of drag, skin friction and pressure drag. Currently, wheel makers are attempting to harness the turbulent layer, reattaching it at the rear section of the rim. The reasoning behind this is that the system reduces pressure drag, but in return, the wheel sees gains in skin friction. However, this is viewed as a positive trade-off, as skin friction has around a ten-fold lower drag value than pressure drag. To maximize this turbulent system, we've been seeing engineers create a constant, rounded edge at the spoke face. For those attempting it, it's been viewed as a leap forward in design. However, Reynolds finds it to be counterintuitive. We'll explain. You see, the science of aerodynamics has developed almost as a case of supply and demand. As aviation technology develops, engineers are forced to develop more efficient airfoil designs, and these designs take the shape of what's called a NACA profile -- think of a stretched out tear drop shape. In recent years, though, some wheel designers have started t...
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Reynolds Strike Disc Carbon Wheelset - Tubeless Reynolds Strike Disc Carbon Wheelset - Tubeless
Reynolds has long been a leader in developing carbon brake tracks that actually work, but not even the impressive CTG brake track can match the reliability and modulation of the Strike Disc Brake Carbon Wheelset's titular stoppers. There are two differences between these and their 2017 rim-brake counterparts: spoke count is up and the carbon layup was tweaked. Both changes account for the different load requirements of disc brakes by increasing torsional stiffness in order to keep that modulation nice and responsive. Braking aside, though, these are 62mm carbon hoops, so their primary objective is to go. And go fast. Toward this end, the Strikes return in 2017 with Reynolds' Enhanced Swirl Lip Generator (SLG), a 0. 9mm shelf of carbon on the rims' distal face that controls the passage of air across the rim's surface. Tests at the A2 Wind Tunnel confirmed that it translates to a 12. 5 second gain over a distance of 40 kilometers--a 35% improvement that's welcome on the already-slippery Strike more than any other wheel in Reynolds' Performance line. SLG also reduces drag by 20% at a yaw angle of 10 degrees. According to Alphamantis, Inc., we spend most of our races at 10 degrees, so the Strike's Advanced SLG is most effective when we're most in need. As with the shallower Attack and Assault wheels, the Strikes return with tubeless functionality. You can still run the Strike as a traditional clincher, but the rims' redesigned shelves and lips hold a tubeless tire securely at low or high PSI. The lower rolling resistance and comfort of a tubeless ride is complemented by the Strike's wide rim. It's 17mm internally, a width Reynolds calls "modern" but we call less rolling resistance, better cornering, and a more comfortable ride. This is all due to the increased air volume afforded by 17mm vs the traditional 15mm (or smaller). While that may seem small compared to some of the arms-race rim widths we're seeing across the industry, 17mm is actually in line with ISO reco...
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Reynolds Strike SLG Carbon Wheelset - Tubeless Reynolds Strike SLG Carbon Wheelset - Tubeless
There's no doubt that the Reynolds Strike SLG Carbon Tubeless Wheelset is built for speed, with its 62mm depth lending a cruising speed worthy of long, solo breakaways and dialed time trial efforts without sacrificing the snappy efficiency required to navigate a punchy criterium course. This Strike earns its AllRoad stripes by adding tubeless compatibility and a wider rim profile to expand your ride horizons beyond the race course to roads less traveled.The most immediately obvious change for 2017 is stealthy new waterslide graphics, which are bound to add a handful of style watts to any day in the saddle. Less visually obvious, but no less important is an all-new hubset that boasts faster engagement for smooth, fast turns and a ride that rivals the responsiveness found in wheels at much higher price points.As with the other members in Reynolds' AllRoad family, the rims' redesigned shelves and hooks hold a tubeless tire securely at low or high PSI. The lower rolling resistance and comfort of a tubeless ride is complemented by the Strike's wide rim, which lets tires sit with more volume in a way that Reynolds calls "modern" but we call less rolling resistance, better cornering, and a more comfortable ride. On the flip side, the traditionalists among us will appreciate the Strike's ability to also run as a tube-type clincher.The new Strike also sees an update to Reynolds Cryogenic Glass Transition (CTg) brake track technology, with a taller profile and reworked resin system that extends past the brake track and into the rim to provide exceptional heat dissipation, all but eliminating the risk of the rim deforming or failing under long, hard brake use. Each Strike wheelset includes Reynolds' proprietary Cryo-Blue Power brake pads, which work with the CTg laminate to produce more consistent (read: safer) braking. Safety is also improved through Reynolds' PR3 construction method, which uses different carbon fiber, epoxy, and resin for each of five rim regions.Last...
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Reynolds The Dean Fat Bike Wheelset Reynolds The Dean Fat Bike Wheelset
At the 2016 edition of fat bike worlds, Reynold's new academic headman put on a masterclass of low-weight fatness. The Dean Fat Bike Wheelset brought the eventual winner's bike weight down to a claimed 27lbs, shedding around 3lbs at the wheels alone. The Dean achieves this outsized weight loss by substituting carbon fiber for the usual alloy and eliminating bead hooks and tubes. While we're sure that the rider -- Hincapie Racing's Squire, who has produced some impressive performances in some of the Western Hemisphere's biggest races -- had something to do with the win, dropping so many grams of rotational mass at the rims surely played a role. While switching to carbon and shedding the extra material required for bead hooks obviously has an effect on weight, the real source of fat bike fatness lies in the tubes. Despite the optimistic claims some manufacturers make for lightweight fat bike tubes, our own digital scale has registered weights upwards of 550g. That's almost 1-1/4lbs per tube, which doubles up on a complete bike unless you're riding a fat unicycle. When combined with the claimed weight savings of 460g compared to alloy fat wheels, we calculate that Reynold's claimed weigh loss of 3lbs is refreshingly modest, putting that number closer to 3-1/2. Despite its relative svelteness, The Dean is still built on the blueprint of Reynolds' Mountain Rim 5 (MR5) carbon lay-up schedule, which distributes different stripes of carbon, resin, and epoxy in a strategic landscape meant to preserve durability in high-impact areas while reducing weight wherever possible. It's the same process used in the brand's Black Label wheels, so it's trail-tested and gravity-approved. The rear rim is also laced to Industry Nine's peerless Torch hub, which features an offset six-pawl engagement design that grabs at three degrees. That's pretty much the top of the heap when it comes to mountain hubs, and it gives The Dean a remarkable spryness compared to its more lethargic fat compe...
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Reynolds XD Driver Reynolds XD Driver
The XX1 group fulfilled a lot of weight-loss resolutions when it initially dropped, shaving up to half a pound off of some machines. But it did come with a cost: a new driver to grant more clearance for the eleventh cog. There was a corresponding rush by wheel manufacturers to get on board the XX1 train, and the venerable experts at Reynolds were no exception. The result is the Reynolds XX1 Freehub Body. Reynolds changed up its freehub design for 2014, so you'll need to figure out which hub style you have to ensure you get the correct part. The 2013 style is listed as the Pawl style, while the 2014 and later version is listed as the Ratchet style. A quick way to tell the difference is that the 2014 hubs have a serial number behind the drive side flange. But to be sure, it's best to remove the freehub, and check the location of the pawls. On the 2013 freehub, the pawls are located in the freehub. On the 2014 version, the pawls are located inside the hubshell, so they'll stay put when you pull the freehub. The Reynolds XD Driver is available in two sizes, one for the 2013 style, listed as the Pawl hub, in the color Red, and one for the 2014+ style, listed as the Ratchet hub. End caps are included. Please note that the XD Driver is for use only with SRAM's XX1 and X01 drivetrains.
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Shimano AX56 12x142mm Thru-Axle Shimano AX56 12x142mm Thru-Axle
Thru-axle rear ends have been pivotal in stiffening the rear triangles of many modern bicycles. The AX56 12x142mm Thru Axle is Shimano's SLX-level cross-country rear thru-axle. This axle is to be used with frames built to the Shimano/Syntace 12x142mm rear E-thru axle standard only.
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Shimano C35 Carbon Road Wheelset - Clincher Shimano C35 Carbon Road Wheelset - Clincher
If you want stable, aerodynamic ride quality from Shimano's Dura-Ace wheel lineup, the C35 Carbon Clincher Wheelset is for you. The C35's weight is centered at the hubs to reduce rim and rotational weight. Combined with the aerodynamic 35mm rim depth, this wheelset gets up to speed faster than others and requires less effort to stay there. Shimano's angular contact bearings have a unique shape that allows them to be pushed as far outboard as possible. This makes the wheels capable of holding higher spoke tensions for a more agreeable ride quality. The C35 features Shimano's widest hub flanges ever, drastically increasing torsional and lateral rigidity, and guaranteeing maximum power transfer to your wheels. This Carbon Wheelset gets Shimano's OptBal 2:1 spoke lacing pattern. When examining spoke pull at the rear wheel, you'll notice that, under load, the non-drive side spokes pull twice as hard against the drive side spokes. So, Shimano changed the ratio of spokes between the sides. Now, the rear drive side features 21, three-cross stainless steel spokes, while the non-drive side has 7 radial laced spokes. This shift in the spoke ratio creates a perfect balance while force is being applied. The wheels still use just as many driving spokes as a 28-hole wheel, but with greater efficiency, balance, and weight savings. And to support this new system, the C35 uses an offset rim to reduce severity of the spoke angle on the drive side to increase lateral rigidity. The C35 wheelset uses ultra-stiff, oversized A7075 alloy axles and a quick-engaging titanium freehub body for even more efficiency. For braking, the wheels feature an aluminum brake track for a predictable stopping power that won't overheat the rim. Altogether, each component of the wheel has been designed as a symbiotic system for the ultimate in aerodynamics, efficiency, and pure speed.
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Shimano Dura-Ace 9100 C24 Carbon Laminate Road Wheelset - Clincher Shimano Dura-Ace 9100 C24 Carbon Laminate Road Wheelset - Clincher
When Shimano first released its Dura-Ace carbon laminated clincher, we swore we could hear palpable sighs of relief from cycling forums, group rides, and tech geeks thumbing through the glossies. Some we're sure exercised healthy skepticism, as the first round of carbon clinchers had done a good job at inspiring fear rather than confidence, but as time went on, it became clear that, by combining the lightweight of carbon with the reliability of alloy, Shimano had somehow conjured a wheel that rose above the hindrances its ancestors had faced. The Dura-Ace 9100 C24 Carbon Laminated Clincher Wheelset continues the legacy its landmark predecessor established, updated to modern standards and remaining every bit as strong a member of the carbon clincher category as it was when it was first introduced. The C24 may be the least changed member of the Dura-Ace 9100 line, with the only change coming in the form of wider flange spacing, which further increases the wheels' torsional and lateral rigidity by improving the spoke bracing angle. The previous C24 hubs were already relatively wide because of Shimano's angular contact bearings. The bearings' shape allows them to be pushed as far outboard as possible, making the hub a wider platform for the spokes to stand on and making the additional width even more impressive. Notably, and despite the increased drive stiffness, the improved spoke angle has no impact on the rim's engineered radial flex, which means the C24 still takes the edge off of harsh bumps. The rim's construction, which is ultimately responsible for the wheelset's devoted following, remains the same. It involves an alloy body that's extruded and machined to thin the walls down to an almost two-dimensional 0. 6mm wall thickness--about half of the typical alloy rim wall thickness of 1 to 1. 3mm. This obviously reduces weight to a minimum, but it also does mean the overall structure is less sound, so Shimano buttresses the rim with a jealously guarded carbon lam...
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Shimano Dura-Ace 9100 C40 Carbon Road Wheelset - Clincher Shimano Dura-Ace 9100 C40 Carbon Road Wheelset - Clincher
Shimano's Dura-Ace 9100 C40 Carbon Road Clincher Wheelset brings an aesthetic update to pair perfectly with the new groupset and carries over the speedy stability we've come to expect from a Dura-Ace wheels. As with its C35 predecessor, the C40's weight is centered at the hubs to reduce rim and rotational weight so it kicks up to speed fast. Combine that snappiness with a 35mm rim depth and you get the ideal balance of lightweight responsiveness and aerodynamic speed to manage a wide variety of terrain. The rim's construction, which is ultimately responsible for the wheelset's devoted following, remains the same. It involves an alloy body that's extruded and machined to thin the walls down to an almost two-dimensional 0. 6mm wall thickness--about half of the typical alloy rim wall thickness of 1 to 1. 3mm. This obviously reduces weight to a minimum, but it also means the overall structure is less sound, so Shimano buttresses the rim with a jealously guarded carbon laminate process. The only information that the brand is willing to divulge about this process is that phosphoric acid is used to anodize the alloy, and then variable carbon layers are fused to it in order to boost its structural integrity without undoing the weight gains made during the milling process. The result is a lightweight rim that's as durable and radially comfortable as alloy but still manages to approach the weight and drive stiffness of carbon. It also features an alloy brake track, which means it doesn't sacrifice stopping power in pursuit of weight reduction and also doesn't carry the risk of being distorted by internal pressure from the tube when it heats up during long, hot descents. Altogether, each component of the wheel has been designed as a symbiotic system for the ultimate in aerodynamics, efficiency, and pure speed.
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Shimano Dura-Ace 9100 C60 Carbon Road Wheelset - Clincher Shimano Dura-Ace 9100 C60 Carbon Road Wheelset - Clincher
Though clinchers have historically had a decidedly "training wheel" reputation, recent advancements in wheel materials and construction have made it so that clinchers are nearly as light as tubulars without sacrificing durability, and immensely more practical and cost-effective in the event of a flat. As such, the line between training wheels and race wheels has blurred altogether, especially with wheelsets like Shimano's Dura-Ace 9100 C60 Carbon Road Clincher Wheelset on the table. Although a moderately deep rim keeps these wheels out of the featherweight division, they're competitive for their category and well suited to just about any sort of riding. At 50mm deep, the C60 hits the sweet spot to balance aerodynamics and weight, so you'll snap up to speed quickly and be able to hold it for the long haul with ease.Shimano uses a proprietary process whereby they merge the carbon aero portion of the wheel to the alloy composite braking surface. This junction utilizes a spine of aluminum against which Shimano sandwiches plies of unidirectional carbon. This process increases rigidity, durability and aerodynamics while keeping the weight down. It also provides an aluminum braking surface will work on command in a variety of conditions, free from the worries and poor braking that can plague carbon braking surfaces.
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Shimano Dura-Ace WH-9000-C24-TL Carbon Road Wheelset - Tubeless Shimano Dura-Ace WH-9000-C24-TL Carbon Road Wheelset - Tubeless
Logic prevailing, you'd assume that a lightweight wheelset would sacrifice its durability and ruggedness for weight savings. Well, the Shimano Dura-Ace WH-9000-C24-TL Carbon Tubeless Road Wheelset is here to throw that notion by the wayside. Shimano's proprietary Carbon Lamination technology reduces the rim's aluminum to only 0. 6-millimeters thick without sacrificing strength or stability, courtesy of its fused carbon layers for added lateral stiffness and strength. Although deep-dish rims are all the rage these days, this wheelset sticks to a lower profile 24-millimeter depth for fast spin-up, as well as nimble handling in tricky crosswinds. Its 20. 8mm width adds a bit larger contact patch for greater traction, also allowing you to run a lower pressure for increased shock absorption, especially considering its tubeless-ready design. Additional performance-enhancing features include an offset design that takes into consideration the stress exerted by drive and non-drive sides, further reinforced by sturdy T-nut construction at the junction of the spoke and rim. The lightweight titanium freehub is housed within a wide flange hub for maximum efficiency and power transfer. Moreover, its cup-and-cone bearings resist undue stress from straightaways and hard corners. Please note that this wheelset works with tubes and tubeless setups, as well as 11-speed and 10-speed cassettes (with additional spacer).
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Shimano RS21 Wheelset - Clincher Shimano RS21 Wheelset - Clincher
Your pricey carbon wheels have one job: to get you to the finish line faster during race season. With this knowledge, and since you probably spent a sizeable amount of money on them, we don't blame you for not wanting to take your carbon wheels outside when conditions are less than ideal. Shimano's RS21's won't be the fastest wheelset you put on your bike, but they're solid, capable training wheels that can handle salt on the roads or heavy rain without issue. If bad weather actually forces you inside completely, you can leave your carbon hoops pristine by using the RS21's on your trainer or rollers. They're compatible with 10 or 11-speed cassettes, with a quick-release free hub design and a 16/20 spoke count, and Shimano includes an indicator to allow you to keep track of how much wear the rims have as you rack up the base miles.
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Shimano XTR M9000-TL Race 29-inch Clincher Wheelset Shimano XTR M9000-TL Race 29-inch Clincher Wheelset
Shimano's XTR drivetrain has been completely revamped with the introduction of the latest 9000 series, and we're extremely happy to report similar reinvention of the excellent XTR wheelsets. The Shimano XTR M9000-TL Race 29-inch Clincher Wheelset is your new best XTR option for a race-ready cross-country clincher. The new XTR wheels are built with Shimano's new carbon-laminated alloy rim construction. The technique capitalizes on the advantages of both materials while using each to compensate for the other's shortcomings. For example, full-carbon wheels can be prohibitively expensive. Aluminum rims can be cheaper, but often heavier, sometimes weaker, and ride quality can be compromised, as well. Shimano decided to engineer the two in conjunction with each other: a lightweight alloy rim extrusion receives full carbon fiber reinforcement here, the result being a durable, light, and relatively inexpensive rim that is torsionally stiff, vertically forgiving, and doesn't cost a down payment on a car. We love the new look, too. The Race version of the rims are 20mm wide internally, while the Trail versions are wider, at 24mm internally, to accommodate wider tires and create a larger contact patch for greater control in technical situations. Down in the hubs, proprietary bearings keep the precision-machined hubs spinning for years, and a revised axle and bearing configuration saves a bit of weight, as well. The Shimano XTR M9000-TL Race 29-inch Clincher Wheelset comes with a 142x12mm rear axle, and 100x15mm front axle, and a freehub body that can accommodate Shimano 10- or 11-speed XTR drivetrains. Both front and rear wheels have 28 spokes, and both are compatible with CenterLock rotors only.
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Shimano XTR WH-M9000-TL 27.5in Wheelset Shimano XTR WH-M9000-TL 27.5in Wheelset
Shimano's benchmark XTR groupset was recently re-engineered from top to bottom, and the wheels received the same treatment. New rim construction shines to make race-ready hoops like the new Shimano XTR M9000-TL Race 27. 5-inch Clincher Wheelset some of the most effective XC weaponry of the new racing season. The new XTR wheels are built with Shimano's new carbon-laminated alloy rim construction. The technique capitalizes on the advantages of both materials while using each to compensate for the other's shortcomings. For example, full-carbon wheels can be prohibitively expensive. Aluminum rims can be cheaper, but often heavier, sometimes weaker, and ride quality can be compromised, as well. Shimano decided to engineer the two in conjunction with each other: a lightweight alloy rim extrusion receives full carbon fiber reinforcement here, the result being a durable, light, and relatively inexpensive rim that is torsionally stiff, vertically forgiving, and doesn't cost a down payment on a car. We love the new look, too. The Race version of the rims are 20mm wide internally, while the Trail versions are wider, at 24mm internally, to accommodate wider tires and create a larger contact patch for greater control in technical situations. Down in the hubs, proprietary bearings keep the precision-machined hubs spinning for years, and a revised axle and bearing configuration saves a bit of weight, as well. The Shimano XTR M9000-TL Race 27. 5-inch Clincher Wheelset comes with a 142x12mm rear axle, and 100x15mm front axle, and a freehub body that can accommodate Shimano 10- or 11-speed XTR drivetrains. Both front and rear wheels have 28 spokes, and both are compatible with CenterLock rotors only.
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Shimano XTR WH-M9020-TL 27.5in Wheelset Shimano XTR WH-M9020-TL 27.5in Wheelset
Not too big, not too small, not too heavy, not too fragile, and not too expensive, the Shimano XTR WH-M9020-Tl 27. 5in Wheelset fills the need for a race-inspired MTB wheel that rides at a high level without getting banged up or costing you your firstborn (and it won't even eat your pre-ride porridge). When Shimano redesigned its XTR drivetrains, it figured it needed a new wheel to go with it, so here we are. The M9020 is based off the XC-race-ready M9000, and employs Shimano's carbon-laminated rim construction, which maximizes the advantages and minimizes the disadvantages of both materials. Carbon reinforcements keep the aluminum nice and stiff, while the aluminum keeps the ride relatively smooth and the price relatively affordable. The M9000 is also 4mm wider internally, which accommodates wider tires and creates a larger contact area, so you'll have more traction when your circumstances start getting treacherous. Both wheels are set up with Shimano XTR M9000 hubs, which'll spin until the sun collapses on
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Shimano XTR WH-M9020-TL 29in Wheelset Shimano XTR WH-M9020-TL 29in Wheelset
With the introduction of an all-new Shimano XTR drivetrain comes a swarm of new XTR wheels, too. The new Shimano XTR M9020-TL Trail 29-inch Clincher Wheelset is wider and tougher than the XC-focused Race 29ers, but they don't lose an ounce of XTR's race-bred engineering. The new XTR wheels are built with Shimano's new carbon-laminated alloy rim construction. The technique capitalizes on the advantages of both materials while using each to compensate for the other's shortcomings. For example, full-carbon wheels can be prohibitively expensive. Aluminum rims can be cheaper, but often heavier, sometimes weaker, and ride quality can be compromised, as well. Shimano decided to engineer the two in conjunction with each other: a lightweight alloy rim extrusion receives full carbon fiber reinforcement here, the result being a durable, light, and relatively inexpensive rim that is torsionally stiff, vertically forgiving, and doesn't cost a down payment on a car. We love the new look, too. The Race version of the rims are 20mm wide internally, while the Trail versions are wider, at 24mm internally, to accommodate wider tires and create a larger contact patch for greater control in technical situations. Down in the hubs, proprietary bearings keep the precision-machined hubs spinning for years, and a revised axle and bearing configuration saves a bit of weight, as well. The Shimano XTR M9020-TL Trail 29-inch Clincher Wheelset comes with a 142x12mm rear axle, and 100x15mm front axle, and a freehub body that can accommodate Shimano 10- or 11-speed XTR drivetrains. Both front and rear wheels have 28 spokes, and both are compatible with CenterLock rotors only.
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SRAM Roam 50 29in Boost Wheel SRAM Roam 50 29in Boost Wheel
In the race to upgrade all the things, we sometimes have to remember to take a step back and really think about which ones matter to get the most out of our hard-earned money. When all the comparison lists are laid out on the table, a wheel upgrade will change how we ride on a magnitude that saving a few grams here and there on shifters and derailleurs can't possibly provide. With carbon fiber rims bringing a balance of low weight, stiffness, and durability, SRAM's Roam 50 29in Boost Wheels will happily take the place of floppy stock aluminum rims to infuse any trail adventure with a much-appreciated dose of snappy, responsive fun.The Roam 50 benefits from SRAM's Carbon Tuned construction process, which reinforces high stress areas while minimized excess material in areas it isn't needed for a resulting wheelset that balances the weight and strength needed to successfully traverse technical terrain. The rims are fashioned with a hookless bead for a reliable tubeless rim-to-tire bead connection. In comparison to traditional hooked rims, the hookless models demonstrate improved tire retention on-trail, minimizing burping and blow-offs so you can spend more time riding and less time hunkered by the side of the trail attending to air pressure issues. By eliminating the ridge of material constituting the hook, hookless beads also enjoy increased structural integrity, a feature that will be much appreciated when approaching rock gardens and root systems miles from the trailhead.
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SRAM Roam 50 29in Boost Wheelset SRAM Roam 50 29in Boost Wheelset
In SRAM's hierarchy of wheels, Rise rules the XC roost while the Rail wheels are for roosting berms on enduro descents. That leaves the versatile 29in Roam 50 Boost Wheelset as the connecting member of this tripartite Venn diagram, situating it squarely in the loosely defined role of trail or all-mountain cycling. With an internal rim width that's well-suited to mid-sized tires in the 2. 4in range, the Roam 50 is the perfect companion for today's generation of trail-minded, mid-travel 29ers with generous tire clearance. All of which we've come to expect from the Roam; however, new for this year, the rim replaces tired old aluminum with the light, stiff flashiness of carbon fiber, expanding the Roam's reach by improving pedal efficiency. Though it's now carbon fiber, the Roam's rim is still plenty wide. Since the wide rim lets the tires fill out with more air volume, you can run a lower PSI. That in turn adds traction by keeping the tires glued to lumpy climbs and lightly root-latticed singletrack, and it also increases the cushion, making the suspension feel deeper than it actually is. When paired with the added drive and braking responsiveness of Boost hubs, the benefits of mid-sized tires are only compounded. The Roam 50's asymmetrical spoke bed plays a role in maintaining drive stiffness and the wheelset's structural integrity by correcting the spoke-length discrepancies required by standard, symmetrically drilled rims. On a conventional wheel, spokes on the drive side are shorter, causing uneven wheel tension and thus a weaker wheel. Because of the Roam 50's asymmetrical spoke bed, the spokes are all the same length, which allows stress from pedal input (lateral), braking (torsional), and impacts (radial) to be spread more evenly throughout the wheel. In the event that a spoke does give up the ghost after an especially ambitious line or calamitous user error, the fact that they're straight-pull instead of J-bend means that the poor fellow will be easier to ...
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Stan's NoTubes Arch EX 27.5in Boost Wheelset Stan's NoTubes Arch EX 27.5in Boost Wheelset
Stan's NoTubes' range consistently leads the tubeless industry with unique rim designs and unbeatable tubeless reliability. The Arch EX 27. 5in Boost Wheelset brings this bombproof functionality to the most aggressive, technical trails by combining the fast, light profile of Stan's XC-specific Crest and the burly internal arch design of the gravity-focused Flow. It's lighter, wider, and even more durable than the original Arch, and it features Boost axle widths for better tracking up front and a more responsive platform in the rear. The Arch EX utilizes Stan's trademark Bead Socket Technology (BST). BST features low-profile sidewalls that provide a better seat for the tire bead and allow for a pile of benefits compared to standard rims with higher sidewalls. When setup as tubeless, BST provides an exceptional seal while allowing the tire to hold a greater volume of air than rims that place the bead 2-4mm below the edge. This interface allows the tire to maintain its full shape for a wider, more stable rolling platform compared to the same tire mounted on a standard rim. Pairing BST with the ability to run up to 30% lower air pressure than on a standard clincher wheel results in more stability, better handling, solid cornering, and better overall control. These rims are also compatible with standard tubes, and the lower sidewall drastically reduces pinch flat risk by reducing the amount of material present for the tube to pinch against. This means less time sitting in the dust wrestling with a flat at the side of the trail and more time shredding your favorite loops. Stan's laces the Arch EX rims to its all-new Neo hubs, which feature smooth-spinning, oversized chrome bearings that glide on a stiff, strong, swaged axle. The Neo holds the bearings at a wider stance for a claimed threefold increase in strength compared to standard hub designs -- gains that the wider Boost hubs only add to. It also boasts four precision pawls that simultaneously engage a forged ste...
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Stan's NoTubes Arch EX 27.5in Wheelset Stan's NoTubes Arch EX 27.5in Wheelset
Stan's NoTubes continues to sit atop the rapidly evolving world of tubeless wheels with its advanced rim design and unparalleled tubeless reliability. Not surprisingly, you'll find wheels such as the Arch EX 27. 5in Wheelset attached to almost any type of bike out on the trails. Stan's brings together the light, fast profile of its XC-specific Crest and the bombproof internal arch design of the gravity-focused Flow to create an all-around wheelset built to tackle a huge variety of trails. Since it's lighter, wider, and even more durable than the original Arch, the Arch EX will shred even the most aggressive, technical trails. This wheelset is built with Stan's signature Bead Socket Technology (BST), which features low profile sidewalls that provide a better seat for the tire bead and allow for a heap of benefits compared to standard rims with higher sidewalls. When set up as tubeless, BST rims provide an exceptional seal while allowing the tire to hold a greater volume of air. This interface lets the tire maintain its full shape for a wider, more stable rolling platform than if the same tire were mounted on a standard rim. When paired with BST's benefits, the ability to run up to 30% lower air pressure in a tubeless system results in exceptional tire stability, better handling, solid cornering, and better overall control out on the course. If you prefer clinchers, these rims are also compatible with tubes, with the lower sidewall drastically reducing pinch flat risk by reducing the amount of material present for the tube to pinch against. Either way, this means less time sitting in the dust wrestling with a flat at the side of the trail and more time shredding your favorite loops. Stan's laces the Arch EX rims to its all-new Neo hub set, features smooth-spinning, oversized chrome bearings that glide on a stiff, strong, swaged axle. The Neo holds the bearings at a wider stance for a claimed threefold increase in durability compared to standard hub designs. It ...
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Stan's NoTubes Arch EX Predictive Steering Wheelset - 29in Stan's NoTubes Arch EX Predictive Steering Wheelset - 29in
While we typically focus on the tubeless rim design for Stan's wheels, the predictive steering hubs on the Arch EX 29in Predictive Steering Wheelset warrant some copy real estate up front. The predictive steering philosophy originates in the laboratories of SRAM, and Stan's adopts the technology here in order to reap the design's benefits of reduced torsional flex, better tracking, and more responsiveness when the pedals are turned in anger. These qualities are especially welcome on wagon wheels, helping Arch EX 29ers dispel the negative associations of noodliness that have dogged 29in wheels since their inception. Stan's Neo freehub system is another key beneficiary of more efficient energy transfer. That efficiency combines with the freehub's 10-degree engagement in order to propel you over rocky cruxes and help you navigate shelves and pop-ups while you earn the downhill on climbs. The hub bodies themselves are altered with wider flanges, increased axle diameters, and more contact area between the end caps and the fork dropouts--the cumulative effect of which is the above-noted increase in torsional stiffness. The hubs are laced to Stan's Arch EX rims, which incorporate two features that set Stan's apart as the industry's tubeless pioneer. The first is Bead Socket Technology (BST), which maintains a low profile without sacrificing security. Tires mounted on BST rims sit fatter than on rims with taller beads, increasing the tire volume by decreasing the restriction of the rim bead. Increased volume makes for more plush traction--especially when the tires are run tubeless. (ProTip: You should always run tubeless on the Arch EX rim.) The Arch EX's other key feature is alluded to by its name: The rim is reinforced with an internal arch and a thick spoke bed. It's also wider than the previous Arch model, and the combined effect of these dimensions is a rim that's equal to any abuse you'd throw at it on a five-inch all-mountain bike. Please note that the Arch EX 2...
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Stan's NoTubes Arch MK3 27.5in Boost Wheelset Stan's NoTubes Arch MK3 27.5in Boost Wheelset
Boasting Boost axle widths for an extra hit of power transfer and tracking consistency, the Stan's NoTubes Arch MK3 27. 5in Boost Wheelset gains inspiration from Stan's XC speed demon Crest's rim profile and gravity-focused Flow's burly internal arch design. With a revamped rim profile, this versatile wheelset clocks in stronger, wider, and lighter than its revered predecessors. The MK3's internal rim width bumps out from the EX's 21mm to a beefy 26mm platform designed to pair with 2. 25 inch to 2. 5 inch tire widths. As with every Stan's wheelset, the Arch MK3 utilizes Stan's Bead Socket Technology (BST) with its notably low profile sidewalls that allows the tire bead to seat more effectively, which brings a heap of benefits compared to standard rims with higher sidewalls. BST results in an exceptional tubeless seal while also allowing the tire to hold greater air volume than standard rims that place the bead 2-4mm below the edge. This interface allows the tire to maintain its full shape for a wider, more stable rolling platform compared to the same tire mounted on a standard rim. The ability to run up to 30% lower air pressure in the tubeless system than a standard tube setup paired with all those BST features results in exceptional tire stability, better handling, confident cornering, and overall improved control out in the dirt. For riders not quite ready to make the tubeless leap, these rims are also compatible with standard tubes, with the lower sidewalls drastically reducing pinch flat risk by limiting the amount of material present for the tube to pinch against. This means less time hunkered in the dust wrestling with flats and more time ripping your favorite loops. Stan's Neo hub set sits at the center of the Arch MK3 with oversized, smooth-spinning bearings that glide on a stiff, strong, swaged axle. The Neo cradles the bearings at a wider stance for a claimed threefold increase in strength compared to standard hub designs and utilizes four precisio...
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Stan's NoTubes Arch MK3 27.5in Wheel Stan's NoTubes Arch MK3 27.5in Wheel
Boasting a 25% increase in strength and stiffness, the Stans Arch MK3 27. 5in Wheel is a solid choice for the extremes of enduro racing and aggressive trail riding. In fact, this wheel is the go-to choice for Stans team of professional enduro racers, so you know it's built to withstand a serious thrashing. Stans achieves an optimal balance of strength, stiffness, and lightweight efficiency with its 6069 alloy rim laced to Sapim Force spokes. Seeing that Stans is a tubeless pioneer, it's no surprise to see the Arch MK3 with Bead Seat Technology (BST) for a proper seal and secure fitment with tubeless set-ups. The rim's low-profile shape rolls with less resistance and avoids unwanted pinch flats across rocky sections of trail. Its 26-millimeter internal width gives you a correct tire footprint without deforming rubber into a bulbous or bell-like shape. Stans recommends running a tire width in the neighborhood of 2. 25 to 2. 5-inches for plentiful grip and support. Please note, the front wheel we're offering has a 28-spoke count for a bit of weight savings over the burlier 32-spoke rear. Both wheels enjoy the responsive feel of Neo hubs with a 6-pawl system offering an impressive 10-degree engagement.
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Stan's NoTubes Arch MK3 29in Boost Wheel Stan's NoTubes Arch MK3 29in Boost Wheel
With Boost axle widths delivering an extra kick of power transfer and tracking consistency, the Stan's NoTubes Arch MK3 29in Boost Wheelset gains inspiration from Stan's XC speed demon Crest's rim profile and gravity-focused Flow's burly internal arch design. Thanks to the revamped rim profile, this versatile wheelset shows up ready to ride in a stronger, wider, and lighter package than its revered predecessors. The MK3's internal rim width juts out from the EX's 21mm to a hefty 26mm platform designed to pair with 2. 25 inch to 2. 5 inch tire widths. As with every Stan's wheelset, the Arch MK3 uses Stan's Bead Socket Technology (BST) with remarkably low profile sidewalls that lets the tire bead to seat more effectively, which brings a heap of benefits compared to standard rims with higher sidewalls. BST results in an exceptional tubeless seal while also allowing the tire to hold greater air volume than standard rims that place the bead 2-4mm below the edge. This interface allows the tire to maintain its full shape for a wider, more stable rolling platform compared to the same tire mounted on a standard rim. The Arch MK3's ability to run up to 30% lower air pressure in the tubeless system than a standard tube setup paired with all those BST features results in exceptional tire stability, better handling, confident cornering, and overall improved control out in the dirt. And if you're not quite ready to make the tubeless leap, these rims are also compatible with standard tubes, with the lower sidewalls drastically reducing pinch flat risk by limiting the amount of material present for the tube to pinch against. This means less time off the trail in the dust wrestling with flats and more time getting after it on your favorite loops. Stan's Neo hub set sits at the center of the Arch MK3 with oversized, smooth-spinning bearings that glide on a stiff, strong, swaged axle. The Neo cradles the bearings at a wider stance for a claimed threefold increase in strength com...
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Stan's NoTubes Arch MK3 29in Wheel Stan's NoTubes Arch MK3 29in Wheel
Offering an impressive 25% increase in strength and stiffness, the Stans Arch MK3 29in Wheel is a solid choice for surviving the extremes of enduro racing and aggressive trail riding. In fact, it's the go-to wheel for Stans team of professional enduro racers, so you know it's built to withstand serious abuse across technical terrain. Stans achieves an optimal balance of strength, stiffness, and lightweight efficiency with its 6069 alloy rim laced to Sapim Force spokes. Seeing that Stans is a tubeless pioneer, it's no surprise to see the Arch MK3 with Bead Seat Technology (BST) for a proper seal and secure fitment with tubeless set-ups. The rim's low-profile shape makes it roll with less resistance, as well as avoid unwanted pinch flats across rocky sections of trail. Its 26-millimeter internal width gives you a correct tire footprint without deforming the rubber into a bulbous or bell-like shape. Stans recommends running tire widths somewhere between 2. 25 and 2. 5 inches for plentiful grip and support. Please note, the front wheel we're offering has a 28 spoke count for a bit of weight savings over the burlier 32-spoke rear. Both wheels enjoy the responsive feel of Neo hubs with a 6-pawl system offering an impressive 10-degree engagement.
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Stan's NoTubes Arch S1 27.5in Boost Wheel Stan's NoTubes Arch S1 27.5in Boost Wheel
One of the most versatile choices in Stan's wheel line-up, The Stans Arch S1 27. 5in Boost Wheel transitions from sprawling trail rides in the mountains to demanding desert loops without compromising strength, support, or stability. With wider-set hubs, the Boost wheels deliver added clearance and a stiffer build for more response and stability out on the trails, while the Neo hubs with Durasync provide a responsive 10-degree engagement that helps you get up and over just about any obstacle standing in your way. Thirty-two spokes at the front and rear wheels bring you elevated strength and stiffness for rock-ridden hill climbs and dropping into narrow, treacherous descents. The 26-millimeter internal width offers an ideal tire footprint with trail rubber in the range of 2. 2-2. 5-inches wide--without making them more susceptible to pinch-flats, sidewall slashes, and burps on the trail. And with Stans being a tubeless pioneer and all, the Arch S1's Bead Socket Technology (BST) locks down a secure interface with tubeless set-ups by matching the tire's bead shape. BST makes tires true to their shape in tubeless form, allowing for high levels of traction and less rolling resistance on the trail.
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Stan's NoTubes Arch S1 27.5in Wheel Stan's NoTubes Arch S1 27.5in Wheel
The Stans Arch S1 27. 5in Wheel is one of the most versatile choices in Stan's wheel line-up, effortlessly transitioning from fast-flowing XC loops to rugged desert mesas without sacrificing overall strength or tire support. It's similar to the Arch MK3 Wheel, but at a more affordable price that only compromises in terms of rolling weight over its pricier MK3 sibling. The Arch S1 retains the excellent Neo hubs with Durasync, which provide a responsive 10-degree engagement for getting up and over trail impediments standing in your way. Thirty-two spokes at the front and rear wheels maximize strength and stiffness when you're tracking over rough terrain and plunging into steep, rocky descents. The 26-millimeter internal width maintains an ideal tire footprint with trail rubber in the range of 2. 2 to 2. 5-inches wide--without deforming your tires into a bulbous or bell-like shape that's prone to pinch-flats, sidewall slashes, and burps on the trail. Seeing Stans is a tubeless pioneer, the Arch S1's Bead Socket Technology (BST) maintains a secure interface with tubeless set-ups by matching the tire's bead shape. BST makes tires true to their shape in tubeless form, allowing for high levels of traction and less rolling resistance on the trail.
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Stan's NoTubes Arch S1 29in Boost Wheel Stan's NoTubes Arch S1 29in Boost Wheel
Easily one of the most versatile choices in Stan's wheel line-up, The Stans Arch S1 29in Boost Wheel flawlessly pedals from a variety of mountain trail systems to demanding desert XC rides without ever compromising strength, support, or stability. With wider-set hubs, the Boost wheels bring added clearance and a stiffer build to your rig for more response and stability out on the trails, while the Neo hubs with Durasync delivers a responsive 10-degree engagement that quickly gets you up and over just about any obstacle standing in your way. Thirty-two spokes at the front and rear wheels offer increased strength and stiffness for gruleing hill climbs and treacherous descents inundated with rocks and debris. The 26-millimeter internal width serves up the ideal tire footprint with trail rubber ranging from 2. 2-2. 5-inches wide--without making them more susceptible to pinch-flats, sidewall slashes, and burps on the trail. And with Stans being a tubeless pioneer and all, the Arch S1's Bead Socket Technology (BST) locks down a secure interface with tubeless set-ups by matching the tire's bead shape. BST makes tires true to their shape in tubeless form, allowing for high levels of traction and less rolling resistance on the trail.
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Stan's NoTubes Arch S1 29in Wheel Stan's NoTubes Arch S1 29in Wheel
Tough enough to handle the most technical trails while remaining light enough to rip XC laps, the Stan's Notubes Arch S1 29in Wheel versatile design brings your riding to the next level. This wheel is built to provide you with unrivaled traction and control when you're running 2. 25-2. 5in wheels, while the alloy rims, stainless steel rim eyelets, and easily replaceable standard spokes max out its levels of durability. Stan's Notubes Wideright rim design focuses on a problem that other wheels fail to address: the fact that many rims just don't work well with the tires we're all using. Rims that are too narrow create less stability and control in the corners, and less traction on climbs, while rims that are too wide distort the tire profile and decrease traction and control, resulting in impacts being driven directly into the rim and negating what would be an absorbing advantage of the tire's volume. Stan's Notubes Wideright rim design strikes the perfect balance between tire volume and sidewall function to give you a ride that allows for maximum traction and control with minimal rolling resistance. The Arch S1 is built on Stan's Notubes' faster-engaging, CNC-machined Neo Hubs for strength and precision. This hub boasts fast Durasync 10-degree engagement and simultaneous 6-pawl engagement for maximum durability and performance, while also using triple-freehub bearings to offer axle stability to handle higher vertical and torsional loads. Then, the wide bearing stance and axle design reduce flex and add durability, while the low-drag main seal prevents contamination and lessens resistance for smooth riding.
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Stan's NoTubes Baron S1 29in Boost Wheel Stan's NoTubes Baron S1 29in Boost Wheel
Give your plus-size ride an equally strong and supportive upgrade with the Stan's Notubes Baron S1 29in Boost Wheel. The Baron S1 is an inexpensive and immediate upgrade from the lesser quality stock wheels that come with many plus-sized rigs, providing you with a wheelset that's ready to tear up the trails right out of the box. A 35-millimeter internal width offers you a wide enough footprint for plus-sized tires that range from 2. 8 to 3. 2 inches, while the WideRight rim profile ensures you're laying down a proper tire footprint without worrying about it being more susceptible to pinch-flats, sidewall slashes, and burps around hard corners. The 6061 aluminum alloy rim maximizes its strength-to-weight for reliable use on the trail with some added peace of mind against the inevitable beating that's bound to go down. Maintaining their rep in the tubeless game, Stans gave the Baron S1 Bead Socket Technology (BST), which ensures the rim secures to the bead of your tire for a locked-in tubeless set-up without it burping out air. Plus, the Neo hubs boasts a responsive 10-degree engagement for quickly and easily getting up and over obstacles on the trail ahead.
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Stan's NoTubes Baron S1 Boost Wheel - 27.5in Stan's NoTubes Baron S1 Boost Wheel - 27.5in
Hook up your trail rig with the stout support and reliable strength of the Stans Baron S1 27. 5in Boost Wheel. The Baron S1 is an inexpensive upgrade to the flimsier stock wheels that come with many all-mountain rigs, giving you a worthy wheelset for riding across a variety of trail systems. The WideRight rim profile ensures you're laying down a proper tire footprint without it being overly bulbous or bell-like, which makes tires prone to pinch-flats, sidewall slashes, and burps around hard corners. 6061 aluminum alloy optimizes its strength-to-weight for reliable use on the trail without worrying about the inevitable thrashing that occurs. Seeing that Stans is a tubeless pioneer, the Baron S1 features Bead Socket Technology (BST), which is a fancy way of saying that the rim secures to the bead of your tire for a secure tubeless set-up without it burping out air. Another worthy feature, the Neo hubs features a responsive 10-degree engagement for easily getting up and over trail impediments standing in your way.
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Stan's NoTubes Crest 27.5in Boost Wheelset Stan's NoTubes Crest 27.5in Boost Wheelset
The last thing you want to worry about when flying through your favorite, flowy singletrack is an inopportune pinch flat getting in the way of your ride. Keep rolling with unbeatable tubeless reliability with the Stan's NoTubes Crest 27. 5in Boost Wheelset. These wheels are built light and fast, but their low-weight profile is stiffened with the addition of Boost hubs. The Crests utilize Stan's trademark Bead Socket Technology (BST), which features low profile sidewalls that provide a better seat for the tire bead and allow for a heap of benefits compared to standard rims with higher sidewalls. When setup as tubeless, BST provides an exceptional seal while allowing the tire to hold a greater volume of air than standard rims that place the bead 2-4mm below the edge. This interface lets the tire maintain its full shape for a wider, more stable rolling platform than if the same tire were mounted on a standard rim. Pairing BST with the ability to run up to 30% lower air pressure than on a standard clincher wheel results in more stability, better handling, solid cornering, and better overall control. These rims are also compatible with standard tubes, and the lower sidewall drastically reduces pinch flat risk by reducing the amount of material present for the tube to pinch against. This means less time sitting in the dirt wrestling with a flat at the side of the trail and more time out on your favorite loops. The rims come equipped with tape and valves already installed. Stan's laces the Crest rims to its new Neo hub set featuring smooth-spinning, oversized chrome bearings that glide on a stiff, strong, swaged axle. The Neo holds the bearings at a wider stance for a claimed threefold increase in strength compared to standard hub designs. Though its ten-degree engagement is twice that of the more expensive Neo Ultimate hubs, the standard Neo still boasts four pawls and a forged steel 36t ratchet ring for responsive engagement. Stan's incorporates its new SealLock e...
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Stan's NoTubes Crest MK3 27.5in Boost Wheelset Stan's NoTubes Crest MK3 27.5in Boost Wheelset
Finding a lightweight set of cross country wheels with big hit durability is akin to finding a grail amongst a sea of imposters in an ancient knight's tomb. The Stan's NoTubes Crest MK3 27. 5in Boost Wheelset puts and end to the search and builds on its EX predecessor with wider, lower profile rims for a stronger platform paired with today's trend towards beefy tires and unbeatable tubeless reliability. The Crest MK3 utilizes Stan's trademark Bead Socket Technology (BST), which feature low profile sidewalls to provide a better tire bead seat and a host of benefits compared to standard rims with higher sidewalls. When setup tubeless, BST yields an exceptional seal and allows the tire to hold more air volume in contrast to standard rims that hold the bead an additional 2-4mm below the edge. With BST, the tire maintains its full shape for a wider, more stable rolling platform than if the same tire were mounted to a standard rim of equal width. Pairing BST features with the ability to run up to 30% lower air pressure in the tubeless system than a standard tube setup results in exceptional tire stability, better handling, solid cornering, and improved control out on the course. These rims are also compatible with standard tubes, with the lower sidewall drastically reducing pinch flat risk by reducing the amount of protruding material for the tube to pinch against. This means less time sitting in the dirt wrestling with a flat at the side of the trail and more time out on your favorite loops. Stan's laces the Crest MK3 rims to its Neo hub set, which boasts smooth-spinning, oversized chrome bearings that glide on a strong, stiff, swaged axle. The Neo holds the bearings at a widened stance for a claimed threefold increase in strength compared to standard hub designs and boasts 4 precision pawls that simultaneously engage a forged steel 36-tooth ratchet ring for snappy engagement. Stan's incorporates its new SealLock end caps for easy installation and Slip-Fit axle en...
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Stan's NoTubes Crest MK3 27.5in Wheel Stan's NoTubes Crest MK3 27.5in Wheel
Updated to be lighter and faster than ever, the Stans Crest MK3 27. 5in Wheel delivers the swift-rolling efficiency and precise tracking desired for cross-country riding and racing. The Crest MK3 has always been a favorite among XC racers and riders, namely due to its optimal strength-to-weight at an attractive price that leaves room for future bike upgrades. The newest version improves upon this legacy with 6069 aluminum alloy giving you dependable strength and lightweight rolling efficiency, regardless if you're hammering away on race day or ripping a scintillating lap around your local forest loop. Its 23-millimeter internal width optimally supports tires in the range of 2. 0 to 2. 25 inches without deforming the rubber into a bulbous or bell-like shape. This range is perfectly suited for the typical XC tire, meaning it caters to riders preferring rolling speed over high-volume support and all-out grip. For greater weight savings, the front wheel has a 28-spoke count, which is slightly reduced over the burlier 32-spoke rear. Both wheels enjoy the responsive feel of Neo hubs with their 6-pawl system offering an impressive 10-degree engagement. Although this wheel is made for modern thru-axles, Stans includes interchangeable end caps for riders with older quick-release skewers on their XC bike.
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Stan's NoTubes Crest MK3 29in Boost Wheel Stan's NoTubes Crest MK3 29in Boost Wheel
Refined to be lighter and stiffer, the Stans Crest MK3 29in Boost Wheel gives you fast-rolling performance and precise tracking for beating the competition at weekend races and whipping your friends around the local loop. The Crest MK3 has always been a favorite among XC racers and riders, due to its low rolling weight and trail resilience at an attractive price. The newest version improves upon this legacy with 6069 aluminum alloy giving you the dependable strength and lightweight efficiency desired by XC racers and trail enthusiasts alike. Its 23-millimeter internal width optimally supports tires in the range of 2. 0 to 2. 25 inches without deforming the rubber into a bulbous or bell-like shape. This is perfectly in-line with a typical XC tire, meaning it'll suit riders preferring fast-rolling speed over high-volume trail support. For greater weight savings, the front wheel has a 28 spoke count, which is slightly reduced from the stronger 32 spoke rear. Both wheels enjoy the responsive feel of Neo hubs with their 6-pawl system offering an impressive 10-degree engagement. Additionally, this particular version of the Crest MK3 gives riders the tracking precision of BOOST axle spacing, which solidifies the wheel build with an extra degree of stiffness.
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Stan's NoTubes Crest MK3 29in Wheel Stan's NoTubes Crest MK3 29in Wheel
Revamped to be lighter and stiffer, the Stans Crest MK3 29in Wheel delivers the fast-rolling efficiency and precise tracking desired for cross-country riding and racing. The Crest MK3 has always been a favorite among XC racers and riders, namely due to its optimal strength-to-weight at an attractive price that leaves room for future bike upgrades. The newest version improves upon this legacy with 6069 aluminum alloy giving you dependable strength and lightweight rolling efficiency, regardless if you're hammering away on race day or enjoying the local trail with friends. Its 23-millimeter internal width optimally supports tires in the range of 2. 0 to 2. 25 inches without deforming the rubber into a bulbous or bell-like shape. This range is perfectly suited for the typical XC tire, meaning it caters to riders preferring rolling speed over high-volume support. For greater weight savings, the front wheel has a 28-spoke count, which is slightly reduced from the burlier 32-hole count of the rear. Both wheels enjoy the responsive feel of Neo hubs with their 6-pawl system offering an impressive 10-degree engagement. Although this wheel is made for modern thru-axles, Stans includes interchangeable end caps for riders with older quick-release skewers on their XC bike.
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Stan's NoTubes Crest MK3 29in Wheelset Stan's NoTubes Crest MK3 29in Wheelset
There are a host of benefits to 29in wheels, but there are also some glaring negatives. Since 29ers are best applied in fast XC events, sloppy handling due to flex and increased weight are at the top of this list, and Stan's NoTubes' Crest MK3 29in Wheelset goes a long way towards addressing these issues. It's stiffer and lighter than its predecessor, and both of those benefits are primarily associated with the MK3's new WideRight rim cross section. The WideRight rim is 2mm wider, internally, than the standard Crest, which allows the tire to sit just that much fatter. The effects on the tire are straighter, less bulbous sidewalls, more secure seating, lower PSI requirements, and a more generous contact patch. In terms of actual riding, the wider rim profile reduces a tubeless setup's PSI requirements still further, makes for a plusher ride, and increases traction while climbing across granite faces or rain-slicked root lattices. The wider rim also increases the wheel's resistance to torsional and lateral flex, which is the force responsible for the often noodly feel of more slender wagon wheel rims. That added stiffness helps the MK3 by boosting efficiency while climbing and resisting deflection while tracking through crunchy terrain. Despite all of these benefits to efficiency, traction, and comfort, the wheels are actually lighter than the original Crest by some 30 claimed grams. Stan's NoTubes literally built its name on tubeless technology, so it's no surprise that its Bead Socket Technology (BST) remains a key feature in the Crest MK3. All the benefits of wider rims and plumper tires mentioned above are further compounded by BST: more cushion, more traction, higher air volume, lower PSI--the list goes on, and riding is believing. Since Stan's ships the Crest MK3 with rim tape and valves already installed, believing is already only a few steps away. Stan's laces the Crest rims to its all-new Neo hubs, which set the bearings wider to decrease wear and incre...
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Stan's NoTubes Flow EX 29in Wheelset Stan's NoTubes Flow EX 29in Wheelset
Improving a wheelset that's topped the podium at multiple World Cup and World Championship events is no easy task, but Stan's delivers with the Flow EX 29in Wheelset. Featuring a wider profile and lower, thicker sidewalls for increased durability compared to its venerable predecessor, the ZTR Flow, this wheelset takes all-mountain versatility to a new level. The Flow EX rolls fast over the most technical trails, resists damage from big hits, and boasts Stan's unparalleled tubeless reliability. Billed as a bombproof trail, all-mountain, and enduro wheelset, the Flow EX features a wide 25. 5mm internal rim width and 29. 1mm outer width to provide a solid platform for your tire of choice. The Flow EX incorporates Stan's Bead Socket Technology (BST), featuring notably low-profile sidewalls that allows the tire bead to seat more effectively. BST results in an exceptional tubeless seal while also allowing the tire to hold greater air volume than standard rims, so the tire maintains its full shape for a wider, more stable rolling platform. Pairing BST with the ability to run up to 30% lower air pressure than on a standard clincher wheel results in more stability, better handling, solid cornering, and better overall control. These rims are also compatible with standard tubes, and the lower sidewall drastically reduces pinch flat risk by reducing the amount of material present for the tube to pinch against. This means less time bunkered down in the dust wrestling with flats and more time shredding your favorite loops. Stan's new Neo OS hub set sits at the center of the Flow EX, featuring oversized, smooth bearings that glide on a strong, stiff, swaged axle. The Neo holds the bearings at a wider stance for a claimed threefold increase in strength compared to standard hub designs. Though its ten-degree engagement is twice that of the more expensive Neo Ultimate hubs, the standard Neo still boasts four pawls and a forged steel 36t ratchet ring for responsive engagement. ...
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Stan's NoTubes Flow MK3 27.5in Boost Wheelset Stan's NoTubes Flow MK3 27.5in Boost Wheelset
The Stan's NoTubes Flow MK3 27. 5in Boost Wheelset builds on the reputation of its rock-star predecessor, the Flow EX, to set the new standard for all-mountain adventures. Bursting on the scene with wider rims to better accommodate the shifting trend towards ever beefier tires, this wheelset pairs a loss of grams with increased stiffness and durability to weather whatever the trail throws your way. The Flow MK3's internal rim width puffs out from the EX's already generous 25. 5mm to an even wider 29mm platform built to pair with tire widths ranging from 2. 35 to 2. 8in. As expected with any Stan's wheelset, the Flow MK3 incorporates Stan's Bead Socket Technology (BST), whose notably low-profile sidewalls allow the tire bead to seat more effectively with less of the tire trapped behind the rim. This leads to a heap of benefits compared to standard rims that constrict tires with their higher sidewalls. The tubeless seal is more secure, and the tire can hold greater air volume, which allows the tire to maintain its full shape for a wider, more stable rolling platform compared to the same tire mounted on a standard rim. BST already makes the same tire feel plusher, but running the tire tubeless allows for a 30% reduction in PSI. That makes for even better handling, more solid cornering, and a more forgiving ride. These rims are also compatible with standard tubes, with the lower sidewall drastically reducing pinch-flat risk by reducing the amount of material present for the tube to pinch against. This means less time bunkered down in the dust wrestling with flats and more time shredding your favorite loops. The Flow MK3 rims are laced to Stan's new Neo hubs, which feature oversized, smooth-spinning bearings that glide on a strong, stiff, swaged axle. The Neo holds the bearings at a wider stance for a claimed threefold increase in strength compared to standard hub designs, and it utilizes four precision pawls that simultaneously bite into a forged-steel 36-tooth ra...
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Stan's NoTubes Flow MK3 29in Boost Wheelset Stan's NoTubes Flow MK3 29in Boost Wheelset
When we raved about Stan's NoTubes Flow EX wheelset, we were pretty sure that design was going to be setting the standard for a while. However, Stan's isn't known for sitting back and just letting things coast, and is pushing the boundaries again with its all-new Flow MK3 29in Boost Wheelset. Boasting wider rims to best accommodates changing trends towards beefier tires alongside claims of lowered weight and increased stiffness and durability, the Flow MK3 is setting the standard for tackling all-mountain terrain.Billed as a bombproof trail, all-mountain, and enduro wheelset, the Flow MK3's internal rim width bumps out from the EX's 25. 5mm to a wide 29mm platform built to pair with tires ranging from 2. 34 inches to 2. 8 inches in width. As with all of Stan's offerings the Flow MK3 incorporates Stan's Bead Socket Technology (BST), featuring notably low profile sidewalls that allows the tire bead to seat more effectively and leads to a heap of benefits compared to standard rims with higher sidewalls. BST results in an exceptional tubeless seal while also allowing the tire to hold greater air volume than standard rims that place the bead 2-4mm below the edge. This interface allows the tire to maintain its full shape for a wider, more stable rolling platform compared to the same tire mounted on a standard rim. The ability to run up to 30% lower air pressure in the tubeless system than a standard tube setup paired with all those BST features results in exceptional tire stability, better handling, solid cornering, and better overall control out in the dirt. These rims are also compatible with standard tubes, with the lower sidewall drastically reducing pinch flat risk by reducing the amount of material present for the tube to pinch against. This means less time bunkered down in the dust wrestling with flats and more time shredding your favorite loops. Stan's new Neo hub set sits at the center of the Flow MK3, featuring oversized, smooth-spinning bearings that gli...
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Stan's NoTubes Flow MK3 29in Wheel Stan's NoTubes Flow MK3 29in Wheel
Proving itself across technical terrain everywhere from BC's North Shore to Moab's rocky mesas, the Stans Flow MK3 29in Wheel offers a superb mixture of stiffness and strength for aggressive riders thrashing their wheels across the gnarliest trails imaginable. Updated to be wider, stronger, and lighter, the reinvigorated Flow MK3 29in Wheel utilizes 6069 alloy construction for a bit of weight savings without sacrificing its legendary strength. The 29-millimeter internal width supports the industry's push towards wider tires, ideally fitting trail and all-mountain tires from 2. 3 to 2. 8 inches--all without deforming the tire into a bulbous or bell-like shape. Seeing that Stans is a tubeless pioneer, it's no surprise to see the Flow MK3 with Bead Seat Technology (BST) for a proper seal and secure fitment without worrying about burping issues when you're railing corners at high speeds and crushing across rock gardens. Another noteworthy feature, the Flow MK3's Neo hubs feature a 6-pawl system with a responsive 10-degree engagement for getting up and over trail obstacles with ease.
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Stan's NoTubes Flow MK3 29in Wheelset Stan's NoTubes Flow MK3 29in Wheelset
We won't try to be coy: if we were looking to invest in a tubeless setup that would consistently outperform pricier options without requiring us to demolish our upgrade budgets, we'd go with Stan's NoTubes. If you haven't heard of the small Upstate New York-based company, you're missing out on one of the most reliable tubeless systems on the market right now, and if you have, then you already know what we're so excited about. Stan's has had its tubeless system dialed for years now, so this year, the company set out to update its alloy mountain rim profiles and hubs, transforming the Flow MK3 Wheelset into a venerable all-mountain/enduro beast to replace the burly XC wheelset it used to be. Taking a wheelset from XC to enduro-ready requires more than just dimensional changes, so Stan's chose to mold each Flow rim from a stronger, more durable aluminum than it's used in the past. 6069 aluminum requires less material to achieve higher stiffness levels, allowing Stan's to lighten the rim while achieving higher lateral rigidity: crucial when you're cruising down apocalyptic lines at the helm of your enduro rig. Answering the growing demand for bigger, burlier tires, Stan's also widened the internal rim width to 29mm, using its meticulous WideRight design process to guide the decision to increase width by nearly 4mm. WideRight is a manifestation of Stan's firm belief that tire positioning cannot be overlooked in rim design, and it ensures that a tire is able to maintains its ideal shape when mounted on the rim. In the case of the Flow MK3, Stan's achieved this balance of stability and optimal tire positioning by adopting a wider, flatter rim profile than on previous versions. Wider, flatter profiles are somewhat of a Stan's hallmark already, of course, and represent the incredible dependability of Stan's Bead Socket Technology (BST). When you're on a technical stretch of trail, blasting unevenly through jagged rock gardens and hidden obstacles, BST is the reason tha...
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Stan's NoTubes Flow S1 27.5in Boost Wheel Stan's NoTubes Flow S1 27.5in Boost Wheel
Built tough enough to pedal all day without weighing you down, the Stan's Notubes Flow S1 27. 5 Boost Wheel tags along on challenging rides with no shortage of support, stability, and responsiveness. The Flow was developed from rims ridden in Red Bull Rampage, which explains its 1. 6mm-deeper profile and reinforced rim walls to offer greater impact-strength with only a minor weight gain, while the wider-set hubs deliver added clearance and a stiffer build for more response and stability out on the trail. The Flow S1's 6061 alloy construction serves an optimal strength-to-weight ratio that rips trails all day without substantially sapping leg energy, while the faster-engaging, CNC-machined Neo hubs with 10-degree engagement help you get up and over obstacles and through tight sections quickly and easily. The 29-millimeter internal width keeps up with the industry's push towards wider tires, ideally fitting trail and all-mountain tires from 2. 3 to 2. 8 inches--all without deforming the tire into a bulbous or bell-like shape that's more susceptible to slashes and burps. Bead Socket Technology (BST) boastsnotably low-profile sidewalls that allow the tire bead to sit more effectively and leads to a handful of benefits that don't come in standard rims with higher sidewalls. BST results in an impressive tubeless seal while also allowing the tire to hold greater air volume than standard rims that place the bead 2-4mm below the edge. This interface enables the tire to maintain its full shape for a wider, more stable rolling platform compared to the same tire mounted on a standard rim.
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Stan's NoTubes Flow S1 27.5in Wheel Stan's NoTubes Flow S1 27.5in Wheel
Burly enough to handle some of the toughest trails while still remaining light enough to pedal all day, the Stan's Notubes Flow S1 27. 5 Wheel takes on challenging rides with no shortage of support, stability, and performance. Seeing as how this wheel was developed from rims ridden in Red Bull Rampage, the Flow S1's 1. 6mm-deeper profile and reinforced rim walls offer greater impact-strength with only a minor weight gain. The Flow S1's 6061 alloy construction provides an ideal strength-to-weight ratio for crushing trail all day without seriously sapping leg energy, while the faster-engaging, CNC-machined Neo hubs help you get up and over rock gardens quickly and easily. The 29-millimeter internal width supports the industry's push towards wider tires, ideally fitting trail and all-mountain tires from 2. 3 to 2. 8 inches--all without deforming the tire into a bulbous or bell-like shape more susceptible to slashes and burps. Meanwhile, Bead Seat Technology (BST) brings you a proper seal and secure fitment for added peace of mind when you're railing corners at high speeds and dropping down into steep, rocky descents.
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Stan's NoTubes Flow S1 29in Boost Wheel Stan's NoTubes Flow S1 29in Boost Wheel
Designed to withstand all-mountain punishment in stride, the Stan's Flow S1 29in BOOST Wheel is a rock-solid companion for conquering steep descents, clearing sketchy gap jumps, and cruising across rim-smashing rock gardens. Known as the most durable wheel in Stan's line, the Flow caters to the needs of professional downhill racers thrashing their wheels on a regular basis. This particular version retains the same platform as the original, but in a more economical package that maintains reliable strength, albeit with a penalty in the weight department. The stout 29-millimeter internal rim width allow you to run a wide volume trail tire of 2. 35 inches, all the way up to gargantuan plus-sized rubber in the 2. 8-inch realm. 6061 alloy construction maintains dependable strength when you need it most, giving you the peace of mind to send bigger hits and tear down blistering descents without fear of damaging your wheel. Thirty-two spokes on the front and rear mean you won't have to sacrifice anything in the strength department. For a responsive feel, Stan's laces them to their Neo hubs with a reliable 6-pawl system offering up 10-degree engagement. This particular version of the Flow S1 benefits from BOOST hub spacing, which creates a better spoke bracing angle for a stiffer wheel build. You'll find this to be significant with your larger 29-inch wheels, which often suffer from excess floppiness and flex across rough terrain. With BOOST, you won't have to worry about excess wheel flex, giving you a more precise feel and better handling over technical trails laced with roots and rock gardens. As you'd expect from a wheel of this caliber, it comes tubeless-ready and benefits from the tire bead-attachment interface of Stan's Bead Socket Technology (BST). This technology gives the tire a better seal without worrying about burping it around fast corners or slashing sidewalls due to an overly bulbous shape normally encountered with traditional rims.
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Stan's NoTubes Flow S1 29in Wheel Stan's NoTubes Flow S1 29in Wheel
Tough enough to handle some of the most demanding trails, yet light enough to ride all day, the Stan's Notubes Flow S1 29in Wheel eats all-day, challenging rides for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Developed from rims ridden in Red Bull Rampage, it's no wonder the Flow S1 has a 1. 6mm-deeper profile and reinforced rim walls to deliver greater impact-strength with only adding a little bit of weight to your ride. Then, the faster-engaging, CNC-machined Neo hubs help you get over obstacles and through rock gardens quickly and easily. With longer rides in mind, Stans gave the Flow S1 a 6061 alloy construction to ensure an ideal strength-to-weight ratio that crushes trail all day without draining leg energy. The 29-millimeter internal width supports the industry's push towards wider tires, ideally fitting trail and all-mountain tires from 2. 3 to 2. 8 inches--all without deforming the tire into a bulbous or bell-like shape that's more susceptible to slashes and burps. Meanwhile, Bead Seat Technology (BST) brings you a proper seal and secure fitment for added peace of mind when you're roosting berms at high speeds and navigating steep, rocky descents.
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Stan's NoTubes Grail Comp Disc Wheelset Stan's NoTubes Grail Comp Disc Wheelset
Step up to tubeless with the versatile Stan's NoTubes Grail Comp Disc Wheelset and add a big dose of flat-resistant speed to your cyclocross, road, or gravel adventures. This wheelset packs Stan's reputation for industry-leading tubeless innovation into a versatile design that transfers effortlessly from wide, low-pressure cyclocross tires to skinny, high-pressure road tires -- and everything in between. The Grail Comp Discs utilize Stan's trademark Bead Socket Technology (BST), which features low profile sidewalls that provide a better seat for the tire bead and allow for a heap of benefits compared to standard rims with higher sidewalls. When setup as tubeless, BST provides an exceptional seal while allowing the tire to hold a greater volume of air than standard rims. This interface lets the tire maintain its full shape for a wider, more stable rolling platform than if the same tire were mounted on a standard rim. When paired with BST, a tubeless setup's ability to run up to 30% lower air pressure than clinchers results in exceptional tire stability, better handling, solid cornering, and better overall control. If you prefer clinchers, these rims are compatible with them, and the lower sidewall drastically reduces pinch flat risk by reducing the amount of material present for the tube to pinch against. This means less time sitting in the dust wrestling with a flat or jogging in to the pit for a wheel change. Stan's laces the Grail Comp rims to its all-new Neo hub set featuring smooth-spinning, oversized chrome bearings that glide on a stiff, strong, swaged axle. The Neo holds the bearings at a wider stance for a claimed threefold increase in strength compared to standard hub designs. The Neo boasts 4 precision pawls that simultaneously engage a forged steel 36-tooth ratchet ring for snappy engagement to power down the course. Stan's builds in its new SealLock end caps for easy installation and Slip-Fit axle ends for easy conversion. The Stan's Grail Comp Di...
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Stan's NoTubes Grail Pro Disc Wheelset Stan's NoTubes Grail Pro Disc Wheelset
With the growing popularity of disc-equipped road bikes, cyclocross-specific wheelsets are enjoying increased compatibility across disciplines. Stan's NoTubes Grail Pro Disc Wheelset has emerged as a leader of the bunch, ready to tackle almost any surface. Whether you're grinding up long, paved mountain passes, embarking on a gravel metric, or dusting off the speedsuit for some fun in the mud, these wheels are up to the challenge with Stan's renowned tubeless reliability and an ability to handle a wide range of tire widths and pressures. The Grails utilize Stan's trademark Bead Socket Technology (BST), tailored for compatibity with tires ranging from 25 to 40mm wide. The Grail's BST-R shape was designed specifically to handle narrower tires and higher tire pressures for a wider PSI range than standard BST rims. Similar to standard BST, BST-R features low profile sidewalls that provide a better seat for the tire bead and allow for a heap of benefits compared to standard rims with higher sidewalls. When setup as tubeless, BST provides one of the most secure tubeless seals we've ever used while allowing the tire to hold a greater volume of air than standard rims, many of which place the bead 2-4mm below the edge. This interface lets the tire maintain its full shape for a wider, more stable rolling platform. Pairing BST with the ability to run up to 30% lower air pressure than on a standard clincher wheel results in more stability, better handling, solid cornering, and better overall control. These rims are also compatible with standard tubes, and the lower sidewall drastically reduces pinch flat risk by reducing the amount of material present for the tube to pinch against. This means less time with flats and more time turning the wheels, regardless of the terrain. Stan's laces the Grail Pro rims to its new Neo Ultimate hub set, whose smooth-spinning, oversized stainless bearings glide on a stiff, strong, swaged axle. Like with the standard Neo, the Neo Ultimate ...
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Stan's NoTubes Grail Team Disc Wheelset Stan's NoTubes Grail Team Disc Wheelset
The Grail Team Disc Wheelset is Stan's NoTubes' answer to the call for a versatile wheelset that can handle a wide variety of tire pressures and disciplines. Whether you're slicing through mud in a local 'cross race, attacking a road race climb, or embarking on a gravel adventure, the Grails are up to the challenge with Stan's renowned tubeless reliability along for the ride. These wheels utilize the BST-R rim profile, a twist on Stan's signature tubeless technology that's compatible with tires ranging from 25mm to 40mm wide. The Grail's BST-R shape was designed specifically to handle narrower tires and higher tire pressures for a resulting wider PSI range than standard BST rims. Similar to standard BST, BST-R features low profile sidewalls that provide a better seat for the tire bead and allow for a heap of benefits compared to standard rims with higher sidewalls. When setup as tubeless, BST provides an exceptional seal while allowing the tire to hold a greater volume of air than standard rims that place the bead 2-4mm below the edge. This interface lets the tire maintain its full shape for a wider, more stable rolling platform than if the same tire were mounted on a standard rim. Pairing BST with the ability to run up to 30% lower air pressure than on a standard clincher wheel results in more stability, better handling, solid cornering, and better overall control. These rims are also compatible with standard tubes, and the lower sidewall drastically reduces pinch flat risk by reducing the amount of material present for the tube to pinch against. This means less time running to the pit with a flat and more time battling for position out on the course. Stan's laces the Grail Team Disc rims to its new Neo hub set featuring smooth-spinning, oversized chrome bearings that glide on a stiff, strong, swaged axle. The Neo holds the bearings at a wider stance for a claimed threefold increase in strength compared to standard hub designs. Though its ten-degree engagemen...
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Stan's NoTubes Hugo 52 Boost Wheelset - 27.5in Stan's NoTubes Hugo 52 Boost Wheelset - 27.5in
The excitement surrounding the Hugo 52's unveiling wasn't surprising because of its creator--Upstate New York-based Stan's NoTubes had long since established its reputation as a pioneer of new tubeless technologies--but more for the segment of mountain biking it was created for. In recent years, tubby tire rigs haven't enjoyed the same glut of cutting edge of technology as enduro machines, but the 27. 5in Hugo 52 Boost Wheelset's advanced rim profile, developed to manage the difficulties associated with running fat bike tires tubeless, has firmly changed that sideline reputation. Managing the width of fat bike tires is where most rims fail, so Stan's shapes the Hugo's bead into a more rectangular shape, using low-profile sidewalls to hold the outsides of the tires in-place with a raised center box section. The raised center sits at the same height as the outer edges of the rim, which allows for a wider contact area, anticipating aggressive riding where harsh hits with unyielding trail furniture feature heavily in a day. By spreading the impact over a larger area, your rims are more likely to emerge unscathed from a big day of snow, rock, curbs, and any other terrain you feel compelled to tackle. The Hugo 52 also represents the arrival of Stan's Bead Socket Technology (BST) to the world of fat. BST a well-known fixture on many of its other rims, and it allows for easy inflation and dependable sealing while working seamlessly with the Hugo's rim profile. Plus, if you still have an affinity for tubes, for nostalgia's sake, you can easily run the Hugo's with tubes and benefit from the rim's efficient shaping, which makes pinch flats unlikely. Though the story here is primarily about the rims, the Hugo 52's also spin smoothly on Stan's 3. 30 disc hubs with Sapim Custom Force spokes. If you're after a tubeless setup--which we strongly recommend--run them with 27mm rim tape and a maximum tire pressure of 30 PSI.
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Stan's NoTubes Hugo 52 Boost Wheelset - 29in Stan's NoTubes Hugo 52 Boost Wheelset - 29in
While fat bikes have recently become popular among the craft-brew crowd, those of us who occasionally supplement our IPA intake with hydration mix and enduro laps are getting a bit more mileage--and a bit more mph--out of plus-size tires. The 29in Stan's NoTubes Hugo 52 Boost Wheelset steps in as the first plus-size 29er with Stan's tubeless reliability, built to roll fast through everything from freshly groomed trails to fields of fluffy powder and not-so-fluffy fields of rock gardens. The Hugos utilize Stan's NoTubes tubeless technology, whose raised center box section and low profile sidewalls combine to provide a light, fast-rolling ride. The raised box sections offer up a widened platform to support the tire and spread out the ground contact patch, which helps distribute the force of big bumps while the low-profile side walls sit nearly even with the raised center to further distribute the force and reduce the chances of a high-pressure pinch point. This means less time shivering in the snow wrestling with flats and more time frolicking in the powder. Stan's has built its brand on providing riders with an enjoyable, confident tubeless experience. Its Bead Socket Technology leads the industry in reliable tubeless design, and the Hugos take full advantage of this feature for a plus-size platform that's easy to inflate and boasts an impeccable seal. For riders holding on to traditional tubes, the Hugos can also be run with tubes and reap the benefits of reduced pinch flats compared to your typical rim design. Either way, the Hugos provide a sprightly ride to shred the soft stuff and the crunchy stuff. Stan's laces the Hugo rims to its 3. 30 Disc hubs with Sapim Custom Force spokes for a super smooth and solid ride. The Stan's No Tubes Hugo 52 29in Boost Wheelset is compatible with 27mm rim tape and will accommodate tire widths ranging from 2. 8 to 4in with a maximum tire pressure of 30 PSI. The set comes packaged with quick-release end caps, skewers, and thru-...
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Stan's NoTubes Iron Cross Comp Road Wheel Stan's NoTubes Iron Cross Comp Road Wheel
Bring the unparalleled performance of tubeless wheels to cyclocross with the Stan's Notubes Iron Cross Comp Road Wheel. Crafted form a strong, yet lightweight 6061 aluminum alloy, this affordable, race-ready, and bombproof set of wheels rolls fast and takes on the rough and rowdy terrain ahead with a smile. Of course, this wheel uses Stan's trademark Bead Socket Technology (BST), which features low profile sidewalls to provide a better seat for the tire bead and allow for a ton of benefits compared to standard rims with higher sidewalls. When setup as tubeless, BST offers an incredible seal while allowing the tire to hold a greater volume of air than standard rims that place the bead 2-4mm below the edge. This allows the tire to maintain its full shape for a wider, more stable rolling platform than if the same tire were mounted on a standard rim. BST enables you to run up to 30% lower air pressure than on a standard clincher wheel for more stability, better handling, solid cornering, and better overall control. The lower sidewall substantially minimizes pinch flat risk by reducing the amount of material present for the tube to pinch against. And this translates to less time running to the pit with a flat and more time fighting for position out on the course. Then, faster engaging, CNC-machined Neo hubs with Durasync provide you with instantaneous response for getting up and over just about anything in your way.
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Stan's NoTubes Major S1 27.5in Boost Wheel Stan's NoTubes Major S1 27.5in Boost Wheel
When you need maximum tire volume for your Plus bike, look no further than the Stan's Notubes Major S1 27. 5in Boost Wheel. The Major S1 gives your plus-sized rig a serious upgrade to handle any number of varying trail systems while leaving your wallet intact (for the most part). Its 38-millimeter internal width offers a plenty wide footprint for plus-sized tires ranging from 3 to 3. 5 inches with added stability, while the 6061 aluminum alloy optimizes its strength-to-weight ratio for reliable use on the trail without worrying about the inevitable abuse you're sure to put it through. The WideRight rim profile allows you to lay down a proper tire footprint without it being overly bulbous or bell-like, which are prone to pinch-flats, sidewall slashes, and burps around hard corners. Living up to their name, Stans gave the Major S1 Bead Socket Technology (BST), which is a fancy way of saying that the rim secures to the bead of your tire for a secure tubeless set-up without any air escaping. Plus, the Neo hubs boasts a responsive 10-degree engagement to help you get up and over trail obstacles quickly and easily during your ride.
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Stan's NoTubes Neo Durasync Freehub Stan's NoTubes Neo Durasync Freehub
The Stan's Notubes Neo Durasync Freehub has evolved to be stronger and more reliable than ever to meet the additional stress of larger cassette cogs, more capable bikes, and even more challenging trails. Whether you need an immediate replacement or are just stockpiling until the day you do, this freehub includes pawls, springs, pawl retaining ring, red freehub spacer, and spacer for 9 and 10-speed cassettes.
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Stan's NoTubes Neo Speedsync Freehub Stan's NoTubes Neo Speedsync Freehub
Stronger and more reliable than ever to accommodate the additional stress of larger cassette cogs, more capable bikes, and even more challenging trails, the Stan's Notubes Neo Speedsync Freehub is a direct replacement for your Neo Ultimate hub, and an exceptional tool-free upgrade for all standard Neo hubs. Available in Shimano/SRAM, Campagnolo, and SRAM XD versions, this freehub facilitates quick and easy conversion between differing drivetrains and boasts the Neo's smooth, super-responsive six-pawl, five-degree engagement.
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Stan's NoTubes Sentry S1 27.5in Boost Wheel Stan's NoTubes Sentry S1 27.5in Boost Wheel
It's no secret the industry is ever-evolving, pushing wheel and tire standards wider in the relentless quest for the perfect balance of rolling speed, traction, and bump compliance on the trail. Not to be late to the party, Stan's No Tubes creates the Sentry S1 27. 5in Boost Wheel for wide volume trail tires and plus-sized behemoths currently sweeping the mountain bike world. Built with a stout internal width of 32 millimeters, the Sentry S1 caters to mountain bike tires in the range of 2. 5 to 3. 0 inches. Stan's calls this pairing of rim widths and tire sizes "WideRight," making for a secure and solid riding platform without deforming wider tires into an overly bulbous shape. Not only is the Sentry S1 intended for the higher volume rubber prevalent on modern trail bikes, but it's also designed with their proprietary Bead Socket Technology (BST), which is a fancy way of saying the rim attaches to the bead of the tire, instead of merely pushing it down farther into the sidewall. Because of this BST, you'll find it's increasingly air-tight and free of burping in tubeless set-up. Just as importantly, this technology decreases the tire's vulnerability to slashes by running it in a truer, rounder shape without pushing the sidewall outwards where it's susceptible to damage. This particular Sentry S1 Wheel works for both 27. 5-inch and 27. 5+ trail bikes across a wide variety of trail ecosystems, from the flowing forest loops of Appalachia to the high-elevation mesas of Utah. BOOST spacing creates a stiffer, stronger wheel, thanks in part to the better spoke bracing angle afforded by its wider hub spacing. 6061 alloy construction maintains high levels of strength without taking a significant hit to your wallet like fancier carbon hoops. They're laced to Stan's Neo hubs equipped with a reliable 6-pawl system with a 10-degree engagement, which is more responsive than many wheels in this price category.
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Stan's NoTubes Sentry S1 29in Boost Wheel Stan's NoTubes Sentry S1 29in Boost Wheel
Offering all the added traction, comfort, and control of a plus-sized wheelset while maintaining the acceleration and fast-rolling abilities of a smaller wheel, the Stan's Notubes Sentry S1 29in Boost Wheel is the perfect width for faster plus-sized bikes. Its 32mm internal rim width is optimized to provide a wide enough footprint for plus-sized tires in the range of 2. 5-to-3. 0 inches, while its WideRight rim profile ensures said footprint get laid down without being overly bulbous or bell-like, so it's not prone to pinch-flats, sidewall slashes, and burps around tight corners. A 32-hole front and rear spoke count and 6061 alloy eyeleted rims give the Sentry added strength without adding weight, and the Bead Socket Technology (BST) ensures that the rim secures to the bead of your tire for a locked-in tubeless set-up without it burping out air. Then, the CNC-machined Neo hubs bring you a responsive 10-degree engagement to help you crank up steep hills and over rock gardens quickly and easily.
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Stan's NoTubes Valor Pro Carbon 29in Boost Wheel Stan's NoTubes Valor Pro Carbon 29in Boost Wheel
Keeping up with the current trends in the industry, Stan's NoTubes built the Valor Pro Carbon 29in Boost Wheelset with slightly wider rims and substantially wider Boost hubs. This accommodates the larger tires that are becoming more common, and it also puts 110 and 148mm axles in the front and rear, respectively, to hold lines and kick out watts with exceptional stiffness. The Valor Pro wheels offer a lower engagement angle and lighter spokes and hubs than the Team model, but the rims are the same across the Valor line. They also headline the show, and their success goes far beyond the secure, tubeless seating of the Bead Socket Technology (BST) that made Stan's name in the industry. For all those features, our favorite part of the Valor is the Radial Impact Absorbing Carbon Technology (RiACT) design, which addresses one of the key issues we've had with carbon rims: they're often unforgiving. As the name suggests, RiACT lets the rims flex radially by up to 7mm without sacrificing watts to flex. By squishing a bit with big hits, the wheels stay glued to the trail, rolling through obstacles rather than bouncing over them to maintain traction. Of course, this has a much smaller effect than a bike's suspension, but in the high-speed world of XC, every little bit helps.
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Vision Team 35 Wheelset - Clincher Vision Team 35 Wheelset - Clincher
Winter's rolling in and you're not keen on rolling carbon hoops in the snow, because no matter how bombproof and all around versatile they are, deep-dish aero in cold, icy slop just feels a little bit like heresy. Give your carbon a well-deserved rest and dig into your winter training miles with Vision's Team 35 Clincher Wheelset. The Team 35s are made from lightweight and durable aluminum and employ a 35mm rim depth for a bit of wind-cheating advantage compared to standard box rims. That deeper rim also helps bolster stiffness, which helps counter the reduced spoke count and facilitate extra weight savings without increasing the price tag. A black anodized finish across the hubs and rims give a final touch of aesthetic appeal, with stealthy graphics completing the package.
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Vision TriMax 30 KB Wheelset - Clincher Vision TriMax 30 KB Wheelset - Clincher
Setting you up with a great workhorse wheel for all around use, the Vision Clincher TriMax 30 KB Wheelset has a wider rim profile to allow for a comfortable ride and is tubeless-ready. The unique interspoke milling helps shave weight to increase acceleration and make for easier climbing. Throw in the fully adjustable P. R. A. hub and aero-bladed spokes to this hand-built wheelset, and you have a wheel ready to ride with equal performance wherever you want to go. The TriMax 30 KB Clincher is the first Vision wheelset to use a Plasma Electrolytic Oxidation (PEO) surface treatment on the rim, which on the braking surface both improves wet braking performance and is extremely wear resistant to keep your rims streak-free and looking fresh, even after thousands of kilometers of use.
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Vittoria Elusion Nero Road Wheelset - Clincher Vittoria Elusion Nero Road Wheelset - Clincher
Most of us will admit to pining over a fancy set of carbon fiber race hoops while lamenting that our wallets won't let us realize that dream. Sometimes in these cases, it's best to avoid the budget carbon woes (Delamination, anyone') and opt for race-worthy, ceramic-coated, aluminum awesomeness with the Vittoria Elusion Nero Road Clincher Wheelset. It's got stealthy aesthetics, so it won't betray your black on black race machine with a bright silver brake track, and it also benefits from the improved braking of ceramic-treated aluminum. Vittoria utilizes a 26mm rim depth up front and a 28mm depth out back to create a light, low profile set of hoops that boasts the versatility to handle a wide range of surfaces and wind conditions while still gaining some aerodynamic advantages over traditional box-rim fare. Across the braking surface, a Ceramic Nero finish gives these wheels a sleek, stealthy look while also bringing claims of increased durability and braking performance in both dry and wet conditions. While we haven't had a chance to test this out ourselves, the finish looks markedly similar to some other blacked-out aluminum rims that have long been lauded for exceptional braking power and longevity. At the center sits Vittoria's SwitchIT hubset, which is most notable for its tool-free freehub removal, making swapping a cinch. As an added bonus, the freehub can be removed with the cassette still on, which means one could potentially keep frequently used cassettes on their own freehubs for lightning fast gearing changes and hassle-free swaps. For the other details, the SwitchIT boasts cartridge bearing and an on oversized rear flange for durable, smooth spinning. Each Vittoria Elusion Nero Road Clincher Wheelset is packaged with ceramic brake pads and a wheel bag for safe storage and transportation.
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Vittoria Qurano 30c Carbon Road Wheelset - Tubeless Vittoria Qurano 30c Carbon Road Wheelset - Tubeless
With the current deluge of carbon wheel options peppering the market, choosing a wheelset can feel like a random exercise in minutia and branding aesthetics. Although Vittoria is a newcomer to the carbon wheel game, it's burst on the scene with a bang and a whole new way of looking at wheel construction with the Qurano 30c Carbon Road Tubeless Wheelset. Not to be content with a standard carbon layup, the company takes its proprietary Graphene+ (G+) technology and incorporates it into the resin that binds the carbon fibers together for a wheelset that claims supremacy in heat-resistance, durability, stiffness, comfort, and even safe handling in the event of a puncture while travelling at speed. The inclusion of G+ addresses what's proven to be the Achilles heel of carbon rim technology to date: heat buildup. Resin infused with G+ increases heat dissipation by a claimed 10%, which leads to more consistent braking power over time and less chance of heat-related catastrophic failures such as blown out tires and delaminated braking surfaces. The specter of Beloki tends to always be in the backs of our minds during long, twisty descents on carbon rims, so this added bit of reassurance goes a long way toward keeping our minds off of imminent calamity and on the road ahead. In addition to its heat dissipating prowess, G+ boasts a high mechanical strength for durability over rough roads and long miles. It also entails massive claims of a 50% increase in lateral stiffness compared to other compounds, which means lightning fast responsiveness during punchy efforts and razor sharp handling while testing your own limits on sweeping descents. And while most super stiff wheels come at the expense of comfort, G+ also increases radial flexibility to soak up road vibrations and provide a comfortable ride without sacrificing power transfer or that snappy feel. Along the edge of the rim, Vittoria utilizes its Speedlock rim hook design, which is a post-machined, hooked bead design...
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Vittoria Qurano 46c Carbon Road Wheelset - Tubeless Vittoria Qurano 46c Carbon Road Wheelset - Tubeless
In a carbon fiber wheel market saturated with a seemingly endless stream of near copycat designs and construction, it's refreshing to see Vittoria stepping up with an innovative approach bent on changing the way we look at carbon fiber layup. The Qurano 46c Carbon Road Tubeless Wheelset incorporates Vittoria's proprietary Graphene+ (G+) technology into the resin that binds the carbon fibers together for a wheelset that claims advantages in almost every category we care about: stiffness, braking, reliability, and comfort. The inclusion of G+ addresses what's proven to be the Achilles heel of carbon rim technology to date: heat buildup. Resin infused with G+ increases heat dissipation by a claimed 10%, which leads to more consistent braking power over time and less chance of heat-related catastrophic failures such as blown out tires and delaminated braking surfaces. The specter of Beloki tends to always be in the backs of our minds during long, twisty descents on carbon rims, so this added bit of reassurance goes a long way toward keeping our minds off of imminent calamity and on the road ahead. In addition to its heat dissipating prowess, G+ boasts a high mechanical strength for durability over rough roads and long miles. It also entails massive claims of a 50% increase in lateral stiffness compared to other compounds, which means lightning fast responsiveness during punchy efforts and razor sharp handling while testing your own limits on sweeping descents. And while most super stiff wheels come at the expense of comfort, G+ also increases radial flexibility to soak up road vibrations and provide a comfortable ride without sacrificing power transfer or that snappy feel. Vittoria fashions the Qurano 46c with a 42 and 46mm rim-depth combo, which is arguably the ideal dish for all-around riding and racing. It's deep enough to offer a marked aerodynamic advantage, shallow enough to snap up to speed off the line, and light enough to climb with the mountain goats wit...
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Vittoria Qurano 60c Carbon Road Wheelset - Tubeless Vittoria Qurano 60c Carbon Road Wheelset - Tubeless
Sifting through a sea of similarly constructed deep-dish carbon wheel options can sometimes feel like a frustrating game of deciphering nonsensical marketing jargon and weighing the cost of a specific logo. Although Vittoria is a newcomer to the carbon wheel game, it's making a splash and giving a whole new perspective on carbon fiber layup. The Qurano 60c Carbon Road Tubeless Wheelset utilizes Vittoria's proprietary Graphene+ (G+) technology in the resin that binds the carbon fibers together for a wheelset that claims advantages in stiffness, comfort, and reliability. The inclusion of G+ addresses what's proven to be the Achilles heel of carbon rim technology to date: heat buildup. Resin infused with G+ increases heat dissipation by a claimed 10%, which leads to more consistent braking power over time and less chance of heat-related catastrophic failures such as blown out tires and delaminated braking surfaces. The specter of Beloki tends to always be in the backs of our minds during long, twisty descents on carbon rims, so this added bit of reassurance goes a long way toward keeping our minds off of imminent calamity and on the road ahead. In addition to its heat dissipating prowess, G+ boasts a high mechanical strength for durability over rough roads and long miles. It also entails massive claims of a 50% increase in lateral stiffness compared to other compounds, which means lightning fast responsiveness during punchy efforts and razor sharp handling while testing your own limits on sweeping descents. And while most super stiff wheels come at the expense of comfort, G+ also increases radial flexibility to soak up road vibrations and provide a comfortable ride without sacrificing power transfer or that snappy feel. Vittoria fashions the Qurano 60c with a deep-dished, 60mm rim, making this an ideal wheelset for time trials, flatlanders, and criterium racers looking for big aerodynamic advantages while still maintaining stability in variable winds. The Qurano ...
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WTB Ci24 TCS Chris King 29in Wheelset WTB Ci24 TCS Chris King 29in Wheelset
You've known and loved WTB for its aluminum wheelsets, and the next generation is here in a fancy new carbon fiber package. Up close, you'll notice WTB's precision drilling at the spoke holes, which are angled to align the nipples and hub flanges, reducing stress on the rim and extending durability. Next you'll notice the quality of the 24mm internal rim width, waiting to carry your tires towards pinch-flat free trail adventures. At the soul of the wheel, the Chris King ISO hub sets you apart from the rest with its renowned siren song and 72 points of engagement.
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WTB Ci24 TCS Chris King Wheelset - 27.5 WTB Ci24 TCS Chris King Wheelset - 27.5
Well-known in the industry for producing bombproof wheels popular among all the dirt disciplines, WTB throws its hat into the carbon ring with the new Ci24 rims. Pairing WTB reliability with buttery smooth Chris King hubs, the WTB Ci24 TCS Chris King 27. 5in Wheelset is here to shred some trail. The Ci24 rims were two years in the making, and those two years were filled with countless tests and tweaks to create a rim that's strong in all the right places. WTB utilizes its 4D Drilling technology, which angles the spokes for even alignment of the nipple and hub flange to eliminate unnecessary lateral stress. This serves to increase the wheels' longevity and ability to handle load. Additionally, the Ci24's ample 24mm internal rim width provides a solid platform of support for confident shredding and pinch-free adventures. These rims incorporate WTB's Tubeless Compatible System (TCS) profile and pair with TCS or UST tires for easy, reliable seating and excellent flat protection. They're also compatible with tubes if you catch trouble out on the trail or just feel like running old school for the day. The Ci24s are laced to a set of Chris King's venerable ISO hubs The hubs are hand-machined in Portland, OR and boast in-house bearings and Chris King's patented RingDrive system for an unprecedented 72 points of engagement. Anyone who's had the pleasure of experience their signature buzz first hand knows that these hubs deliver snappy power while accelerating out of corners or trail furniture.
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Zipp 177 Freehub Body Zipp 177 Freehub Body
Few things are more American than going your own way, taking the road less travelled, or expressing your individuality through the targeted consumption of material culture ideologically linked to a particular lifestyle. Whether you choose German, Japanese, or Italian engineering to do so, Zipp's 177 Freehub Body will help you adapt Zipp wheels with a 177 rear hub to the cassette that best represents your inner cyclist.
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Zipp 202 Carbon Clincher Disc Brake Wheel Zipp 202 Carbon Clincher Disc Brake Wheel
ZIPP's famous for making some of the fastest wheels on the road, but it's taking things to the next level with the 202 Carbon Clincher Disc Brake wheel. To make the most of your speed, you have to harness serious stopping power, and ZIPP's done that by setting the 202 up to ridden with disc brakes, which increase modulation, respond immediately, and work in all conditions, so you can ride harder and with more confidence.Of course, for the brakes to matter you need to be able to hit high speeds in the first place. ZIPP redesigned the 202 with its Firecrest carbon-fiber technology, which decreases air resistance, increases stiffness, and boosts the 202's speed and stability on the descent. By widening the rim slightly, ZIPP increased traction and stability while decreasing rolling resistance, and used complex computer simulations to figure out that the added width is also beneficial for clincher-style wheels. The carbon is microscopically dimpled, like a golf ball, to reduce drag, and the shape of the 202 is designed to excel in real-world crosswinds, not just controlled laboratory conditions.If you're psyched about the increased convenience of a top-shelf clincher, you might also be worried about its smoothness, compared to a tubular wheel. Don't be. ZIPP fused an aluminum hoop to the carbon structure, which acts as a gentle spring to smooth out road vibration, and inserted a magical viscoelastic material between the carbon laminates to further smooth out your ride. Topping things off, ZIPP hooked the 202 up with ZIPP 88 and ZIPP 188/V9 front and rear hubs, respectively, and strung the wheels with Sapim X-Ray stainless steel spokes. Titanium skewers lock the wheels on to your dropouts, and Swiss Steel bearings keep you spinning smoothly for thousands and thousands of miles. The 202 is compatible with six-bolt disc brake rotors only--no rim brakes here--and is intended for riders weighing up to 250lbs.
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Zipp 202 Carbon Disc Brake Road Wheel - Tubular Zipp 202 Carbon Disc Brake Road Wheel - Tubular
There's no arguing that the advent of reliable tubeless cyclocross tire technology has brought about increased access to race-worthy equipment and narrowed the gaping chasm between tube-type clinchers and tubulars. That said, tubular still reigns queen for a reason, and even the best tubeless systems can't match the supple ride or knife-like grip and control of a tubular. If you're stepping up to the elites and are serious about results, adding a pair of Zipp 202 Carbon Disc Brake Road Wheels to your race day setup is a smart choice that'll have you fighting for the win instead of fighting against your equipment's limitations. The 202 features Zipp's lowest profile rim with a 32mm depth for an ideal blend of light weight, stability, and a bit of much-appreciated aerodynamics for long, windy stretches and finishing straightaways. A maximum width of 25. 4mm sets a solid, stable platform for wide CX tires. Zipp's wind tunnel testing shows that the 202's 32mm U-shaped profile cuts through the air on flat ground as efficiently as most other 45-50mm rims, with the added advantage of a feathery light claimed weight of 1,330g to fly away from your competitors when the course pitches skyward.The 202 also incorporates an updated version of Zipp's signature Aerodynamic Boundary Layer Control (ABLC). ABLC dimpling involves strategically placed and sized dimples spread across the rim surface to smooth airflow much like a golf ball. ABLC also boasts aerodynamic advantages at real-world yaw angles of 10 to 20 degrees, which compares favorably with many competitors whose minimum drag numbers at yaw angles of five to 10 degrees rarely occur outside of a wind tunnel. In less scientific terms, these wheels perform best in the windy conditions you'll actually encounter on the roads, not on paper.At the center, Zipp uses its updated 77/177 hub set, which has improved stiffness and durability over its predecessor. With a new platform and graphics for 2016, these hubs boast increase...
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Zipp 202 Carbon Road Wheel - Tubular Zipp 202 Carbon Road Wheel - Tubular
Known as the featherweight in Zipp's arsenal of wheels, the 202 is a climbing staple in the peloton found flying up storied mountain passes in all of the Grand Tours. Don't be fooled by its mountain goat status though, the Zipp 202 Carbon Road Wheel - Tubular does triple duty with its ability to swoop downhill and conquer the flats as a solid all-around workhorse to shepherd you swiftly across the line. The 202 Carbon features Zipp's lowest profile rim with a 32mm depth boasting exceptional crosswind stability when you're dropping the field. A wide, 24. 62mm brake track accommodates a variety of tire widths to match different racing styles and road conditions and provides a solid platform on which to mount your favorite tubular tire. Zipp wind tunnel testing shows that the 202's 32mm U-shaped profile cuts through the air on flat ground as efficiently as most other 45-50mm deep rims, with the added advantage of a feathery light 1180 gram weight to fly when the road starts climbing. Rail the course with confidence that these wheels will hold pace like deep-dished aero setups and climb away like a mountain goat when the moment calls. The 202 features an updated version of Zipp's signature Aerodynamic Boundary Layer Control (ABLC) dimpling, which involves strategically placed and sized dimples spread across the rim's surface to smooth airflow, allowing the wheel to deftly cut through the air. ABLC boasts aerodynamic advantages at real-world yaw angles of ten to 20 degrees, which compares favorably to many competitors with minimum drag numbers at yaw angles of five to ten degrees -- conditions that rarely occur outside of a wind tunnel. In less scientific terms, these wheels perform best in the conditions you'll actually encounter out on the road. At the center, Zipp uses its updated 77/177 hubset, netting improved stiffness and durability over its predecessors for a more responsive, solid ride. With a new platform and graphics for 2016, these hubs boast increased b...
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Zipp 202 Carbon Road Wheelset - Tubular Zipp 202 Carbon Road Wheelset - Tubular
Cycling lore is filled with mountain goat climbers flying up passes on wheels measured against feathers. Zipp brings legend to the road with its mountain-conquering 202 rims for those of us looking to step up our climbing game. Don't be fooled by its featherweight status though, the Zipp 202 Carbon Road Tubular Wheelset is a versatile set of hoops that dives downhill and rolls the flats as an efficiently solid all-around workhorse. The 202 features Zipp's lowest profile rim. At just 32mm, the 202 platform enjoys exceptional crosswind stability compared to its deeper stablemates. A wide, 24. 62mm brake track accommodates a variety of tire widths to match different racing styles and road conditions and provides a solid platform on which to mount your favorite tubular tire. Zipp's wind tunnel testing shows that the 202's 32mm U-shaped profile cuts through the air on flat ground as efficiently as most other 45-50mm rims, with the added advantage of a feathery light 1,180g weight so they practically fly away when the road starts climbing. Rail the course with confidence that these wheels will hold pace with the deep-dished aero setups and climb away like a mountain goat when the moment calls. As an added aerodynamic bonus, an updated version of Zipp's signature Aerodynamic Boundary Layer Control (ABLC) dimpling uses strategically placed and sized dimples across the rim surface to smooth airflow and manage drag-causing turbulence. ABLC also boasts aerodynamic advantages at real-world yaw angles of ten to 20 degrees, comparing favorably with many competitors whose minimum drag numbers at yaw angles of five to ten degrees rarely occur outside of a wind tunnel. In less scientific terms, these wheels perform best in the windy conditions you'll actually encounter out on the roads. At the center, Zipp uses its updated 77/177 hubset with improved stiffness and durability over its predecessor for a smooth, supple ride. With a new platform and graphics for 2016, these hubs b...
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Zipp 202 Firecrest Carbon Disc Brake Wheelset - Tubular Zipp 202 Firecrest Carbon Disc Brake Wheelset - Tubular
Cyclists of the climber species are well familiar with the old adage that "what goes up must come down," and few wheelsets on the market are suited to fulfilling both directional duties as Zipp's 202 Firecrest Disc Brake Tubular Carbon Wheelset. Multi-summit races don't care how fast you climb if poor, unreliable braking on the descent costs you the gains you suffered for in the small chainring. By combining tubular tires and disc brakes with a carbon climbing rim that itself doesn't shirk on aerodynamics, Zipp has built what may be the perfect competition climbing wheel. It goes up, it comes down, and it's even tough (and tubular) enough to race 'cross. Hell, the only races it doesn't belong in are sanctioned events that don't yet allow disc brakes and time trials. While Zipp is mostly known for bestowing free speed through aerodynamics, the disc brakes do something that rim-brake carbon can only dream of: surpass alloy in terms of modulation, responsiveness, and overall stopping power. These qualities are a big deal for climbing wheels, as knowing you can depend on your brakes means you can carry more speed into corners, brake later, and not worry about locking your wheels up when an unexpected obstacle--an off-leash dog at a trailhead, the inevitable sudden motorist, rubble sloughed off of a canyon wall--materializes. It also eliminates any fear of testing carbon brake tracks on rainy descents or during muddy cyclocross conditions. Don't get us wrong, we've had positive experiences with the second generation of Zipp's Showstopper brake track that features on the 202 NSW wheels; however, when it comes to virtually perfect stopping power, disc brakes are all but impossible to match. Though adding discs means that the front wheel requires two-cross spoke lacing instead of the standard Firecrest's lighter radial lacing, the lack of a the structural features required to mount a clincher means the tubular disc model ends up weighing less than the clincher model wit...
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Zipp 202 Firecrest Carbon Road Wheelset - Clincher Zipp 202 Firecrest Carbon Road Wheelset - Clincher
Storm mountain passes, rail corners, and leave the competition in the dust with the Zipp 202 Firecrest Carbon Clincher Road Wheelset. While it may be tempting to pigeonhole this mountain goat of a wheelset as a one-trick pony due to its feathery weight, the 202 has proven itself to be a versatile wheelset ready to take on any cycling challenge. The 202 Firecrest features Zipp's lowest profile with a 32mm rim depth that provides exceptional crosswind stability on exposed descents. Its 24. 62mm brake track is compatible with a range of tire widths to accommodate different riding styles and surfaces. The wider rim also gives tires a solid platform to increase stability by reducing the side bulge effect found in tires mounted to narrower rims. With climbing comes descending, and the inevitable fear of overheated rims that so often creeps into the mind of those with carbon wheels. Zipp addresses the issue of carbon rims overheating under prolonged braking by introducing a special heat-resistant resin into the carbon layup to increase heat dissipation and reduce the potential for rim failure. Zipp claims that use of this resin has led to an impeccable record of zero heat-related rim failures in its carbon rims, so you can ride those big descents with confidence that you'll make it safely to the next climb. While the 202 doesn't have the deep rim of Zipp's 303 or 404, it does feature some aerodynamic qualities. An updated version of Zipp's signature Aerodynamic Boundary Layer Control (ABLC) dimpling uses strategically placed and sized dimples across the rim surface to smooth airflow. Zipp claims that ABLC boasts aerodynamic advantages at real-world yaw angles of 10 to 20 degrees, which compares favorably to many competitors whose minimum drag numbers manifest at yaw angles of five to 10 degrees -- numbers that rarely occur outside of a wind tunnel. In non-tech terms, this means these wheels should outperform the competition in the conditions you'll actually encounter ...
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Zipp 202 NSW Carbon Wheel - Clincher Zipp 202 NSW Carbon Wheel - Clincher
Not all climbing wheels are created equal, and the 202 NSW Carbon Clincher Wheel looks to leave them all by the wayside with its blend of feathery climbing prowess, confident stability, and an aerodynamic design that Zipp claims is unmatched among competitors with similar rim depths. While its predecessor, the 202 Firecrest, was no slouch, the 202 NSW sees improvements in the trifecta of braking, aerodynamics, and freehub design. Given that it's where Zipp made its name, let's start with the rim. We're always excited about free speed gains, but we're actually a little more stoked about the improved braking. The rims are equipped with an updated version of Zipp's Showstopper brake track, which enjoyed an impressive debut on the Firestrike 404 but has already been improved for the NSW line of wheels. It's still imbued with the same silicon carbide particles, which increase the bite into the brake pads for increased modulation and control in wet conditions, but the brake track's direction-specific grooves have increased in number and changed in depth. The tweaked grooves are credited with even more improvements in braking, and--though Zipp doesn't specifically make this assertion--it does stand to reason that the grooves clear intervening material and help keep the pads on the rims where the silicon carbide can get a hold of them. The original Showstopper netted some pretty impressive stopping across all conditions, but Zipp assures us that the new version is even better. The upshot is you can hold speed longer while approaching a corner, braking later and gaining tiny increments of time with each bend or switchback, helping you protect the gains you made during the climb by preserving your advantage on the descent. You can also feel that much more confident is avoiding darting canines, distracted motorists, and unexpected road debris. In addition to the brake track, Zipp's signature Aerodynamic Boundary Layer Control (ABLC) dimpling returns with a new designation....
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Zipp 202 NSW Carbon Wheelset - Clincher Zipp 202 NSW Carbon Wheelset - Clincher
Making a climbing wheel used to be simple. All that mattered was reducing spoke count, milling the hell out of the shallowest, narrowest rim possible, and pumping your sub-23mm tires up to 140psi. Zipp's 202 NSW Carbon Clincher Wheelset is indicative of how much the industry approach to climbing wheels has changed. It privileges aerodynamics as much as reducing circumference mass because we now know that--even on climbs--drag is as much of an impediment as the inertial resistance of rim weight. Through the application of Zipp's aerodynamic shaping and texturing, the 202 NSW actually aids climbing so much more than the lightweight climbing hoops of old because it's, well, so much more than the lightweight climbing hoops of old. We're always excited about free speed gains, but we're actually a little more stoked about the improved braking. The rims are equipped with an updated version of Zipp's Showstopper brake track, which enjoyed an impressive debut on the Firestrike 404 but has already been improved for the NSW line of wheels. It's still imbued with the same silicon carbide particles, which increase the bite into the brake pads for increased modulation and control in wet conditions, but the brake track's direction-specific grooves have increased in number and changed in depth. The tweaked grooves are credited with even more improvements in braking, and--though Zipp doesn't specifically make this assertion--it does stand to reason that the grooves clear intervening material and help keep the pads on the rims where the silicon carbide can get a hold of them. The original Showstopper netted some pretty impressive stopping across all conditions, but Zipp assures us that the new version is even better. The upshot is you can hold speed longer while approaching a corner, braking later and gaining tiny increments of time with each bend or switchback, helping you protect the gains you made during the climb by preserving your advantage on the descent. You can also feel tha.
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Zipp 30 Course Disc Brake Road Wheel - Clincher Zipp 30 Course Disc Brake Road Wheel - Clincher
'Tis the season for mud, dirt, snow, and visions of disc brakes on cyclocross courses. Unfortunately, not all of us have the cash flow for those carbon disc tubulars we've been drooling over as we prep for 'cross season, so we're in danger of being stuck lamenting another year on flat-prone clinchers. This year, Zipp steps in to save the day with the 30 Course Disc Brake Clincher Road Wheel. Headlining as Zipp's first-ever tubeless-ready clincher wheelset, this set of aluminum hoops boasts a heap of Zipp awesomeness paired with the flat-resistance and low-pressure options of a tubeless setup. This flexible combination tackles cyclocross, gravel, or road rides with a much more budget-friendly price than its carbon fiber siblings. The rim profile on the 30 Course is heavily influenced by Zipp's carbon 202 rim, clocking in just 8mm shallower than the 202 at 26mm. Zipp claims that borrowing shape and design from the 202 gives the 30 Course better stability in crosswinds than other rims of similar depth. Its wide stance easily accommodates a range of tire widths to accommodate different riding styles and surfaces. The wider rim also gives tires a solid platform to increase stability by reducing the side bulge effect found in tires mounted to narrower rims. You'll zoom across the course with confidence that these wheels will carve through grassy switchbacks with ease and propel you to the next set of barriers. At the center, Zipp uses the same hubset found in this year's carbon lineup. Its 77 hub anchors the front wheel and its 177 hub sits in the rear. Featuring a new platform and graphics for 2016, these hubs boast increased bearing protection over their previous versions and are ready to roll without any pre-load adjustment. The rear hub is compatible with a separately sold XD driver body to allow for a wider cassette range of up to 10-42t if you're stepping up to SRAM's one-by 'cross drivetrains. Driver bodies can be swapped out without having to re-dish the whee...
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Zipp 302 Carbon Clincher Road Wheel Zipp 302 Carbon Clincher Road Wheel
Engineered for low aerodynamic drag and precise handling in just about any type of riding conditions, the Zipp 302 Carbon Clincher Road Wheel provides the ride that Zipp is known for, at a price that makes carbon quality and performance more affordable than ever. Crafted in Indianapolis, USA, the 302's slick carbon rim is hand-assembled to Zipp's 76/176 hubs using Belgian CX-Sprint spokes and brass spoke nipples, which results in a fast, reliable wheel that's tough enough to survive the road less traveled, yet light enough to charge up climbs on the steepest grades. The 45mm rim depth delivers tried and true aero benefits with high levels of balance and stability, while remaining nimble enough to handle all types of terrain and varying wind conditions. It's tough enough to withstand the rigors of cyclocross and gravel-grinding as well. The 302 also boasts the same rim bed design as Zipp's other carbon clinchers to ensure that tire removal and installation as easy as possible. Then, the 76/176 hubset's axle end caps and rear freehub are easily removed without tools for quick and convenient cleaning and lubrication.
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Zipp 303 Firecrest Carbon Clincher Disc Brake Road Wheel Zipp 303 Firecrest Carbon Clincher Disc Brake Road Wheel
When Zipp set out to create a new disc wheel for the new generation of disc-equipped road and cyclocross steeds, it only made sense to build it on the 303 platform. The result is the 303 Firecrest Carbon Clincher Disc Brake Road Wheel. The 303 has long been a favorite around the Competitive offices for its ideal blend of aerodynamics and speed in a convenient clincher design. The new disc wheelset updates the steadfast 303 rims with a newly designed hubset and additional supporting spokes to perfectly complement your disc-brake equipped road and 'cross machines. The 45mm rim depth on the 303 wheels is better for lighter riders or for those who feel concerned about being buffeted by crosswinds. As they did on the 404 Firecrest rim shape, Zipp's engineers developed a new 303 Firecrest that moves the center of pressure in towards the hub, away from the outside edge of the rim. The tangible benefit is a marked decrease in the leveraging effect of stiff crosswinds on the steering axis -- you'll be able to ride more confidently and faster in blustery conditions. Despite their good manners in cross winds, the dimpled 45mm rims are still deep enough to offer serious aerodynamic advantages. In fact, the Firecrest is 8% faster than the last generation of 303s. Even with this marked increase in shear speed, the 303 Clincher Disc comes without much of an increase on the scales. The rims are laced to Zipp's updated 77/177 hubs, which enjoy improved stiffness and durability over their predecessors. Featuring a new platform and graphics for 2016, the hubs increase bearing protection over previous versions and are ready to roll without any pre-load adjustment. The rear hub is compatible with a separately sold XD driver body, opening up options for a larger SRAM one-by road cassette if needed. The driver bodies can be swapped out without having to re-dish the wheel, making it easier to get back out on the road. Each wheel includes Zipp's new quick-release skewer with a widened h...
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Zipp 303 Firecrest Carbon Clincher Road Wheel Zipp 303 Firecrest Carbon Clincher Road Wheel
If versatility reigns as the most important characteristic for your new set of hoops to possess, stop reading hyperbolic marketing claims about 80mm rims being able to handle any terrain you throw at them and pay attention to Zipp's 303 Firecrest Carbon Clincher Road Wheel. Construction speaks for itself with this wheelset; at 45mm, the 303 is faster than the narrower 202s when you're pushing through wind on the flats, but won't get bogged down on a climb the way a wider rim would. The thought of fighting with a set of deep dish carbon rims on a breezy day inspires similar dread to trying to control an overtired toddler in a public place. You can try to stay in control, but you'll be hard pressed to ever find a few minutes when you can relax. You'll experience none of that unpredictability during a ride with the 303's, as the 45mm rims manage winds calmly and consistently, while their wide 26. 4mm brake track gives a range of tire sizes a wide, stable perch to sit atop that won't cause bulging while cornering.Zipp adds its signature Aerodynamic Boundary Layer Control (ABLC) to the 303 as well, which is an excessively descriptive moniker for the dimpled surface that's been a hallmark of Zipp for years. ABLC smooths airflow, cutting drag and saving you watts over time in conditions you'll encounter out on the roads, rather than only in a wind tunnel. As you pedal, the 303 will hum reliably on Zipp's 77/177 hubs, which Zipp reinforced this year to better block out grit and water for improved longevity.Out of the box, the wheels come with Zipp's updated quick-released skewers, which have been further fine-tuned for better aerodynamics and easier installation, as well as Zipp's Tangente Platinum Pro Evo brake pads, which Zipp recommends you use exclusively to get the full heat-resistant benefits of its resin brake track.
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Zipp 303 Firecrest Carbon Clincher Road Wheelset Zipp 303 Firecrest Carbon Clincher Road Wheelset
Built to withstand the jarring cobbles of races like Flanders and Roubaix, the Zipp 303 holds the venerable distinction of the first carbon wheelset to win those storied classics and has gained a reputation as a versatile jack of all trades. For 2016, the 303 Firecrest Carbon Clincher Road Wheelset gets updated hubs for an added dose of speed. The 303 Firecrest features a 45mm rim that provides aerodynamic advantages while maintaining stable handling in crosswinds for a smooth, stress-free experience even on windy days. A wide, 26. 4mm brake track gives the tire a secure stance without impacting rolling resistance and increases stability by nearly eliminating the side bulge effect found in tires mounted to narrower rims. The wider rim makes for more tire volume, and that means lower rolling resistance and more confidence for cornering on rails -- all while providing a comfortable ride along the way. The wheels feature an updated version of Zipp's signature Aerodynamic Boundary Layer Control (ABLC) dimpling, which uses strategically placed and sized dimples across the rim surface to smooth airflow. The even better news is that ABLC enjoys aerodynamic advantages at real-world yaw angles. Compared to many wheels that experience minimum drag numbers at wind angles that rarely occur outside of a wind tunnel, the 303 Firecrests are shaped to handle the windy conditions you'll run into on the actual road. In the middle, Zipp uses its updated 77/177 hubset with improved stiffness and durability over its predecessor for a smooth, supple ride. Featuring a new platform and graphics for 2016, these hubs boast increased bearing protection and are ready to roll without any pre-load adjustment. The rear hub is compatible with a separately sold XD driver body, opening up options for a larger cassette range of up to SRAM's 10-42t if needed. The driver bodies can be swapped out without having to re-dish the wheel, and each wheel includes Zipp's new quick-release skewer with a w...
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Zipp 303 Firecrest Carbon Disc Brake Road Wheel - Tubeless Zipp 303 Firecrest Carbon Disc Brake Road Wheel - Tubeless
When describing its tubeless-ready 303 Firecrest Carbon Disc Brake Road Wheel, Zipp rather drily notes that, when you're challenging the ever-expanding terrain available courtesy of the new generation of gravel grinders, the wheel will "go the distance. It'll just take less time." It's based on the same 303 depth that we first saw storm to multi-surface success under Spartacus at Flanders in 2010, but the latest 303 platform combines strength, stability, and the aerodynamic features the brand is known for in a body that, if Cancellara had it those seven years ago, may well have pushed the final gap out to two minutes or more. The "takes less time" part of Zipp's claim is obvious: the brand was one of the early adapters of the bullet-shaped rim cross section that's swept the industry in recent years, and it's of course synonymous with Aerodynamic Boundary Layer Control (ABLC) dimpling. When compared to smooth-sided rims, Zipp credits those dimples with reducing drag across all yaw angles; however, the largest gains occur between 10 and 20 degrees, a range that Zipp claims encompasses 50% of the time we spend on the bike. By combining the gains of ABLC with the natural tendency for 45mm rims to want to hold speed in the low- to high-20s, Zipp maximizes aerodynamics. Zipp also credits ABLC with stabilizing the wheel in crosswinds, but the new generation's titanic internal width of 21mm may have a far more significant impact, stability-wise. That width lets you run 28mm tires with impunity--in fact, Zipp recommends that size because it brings the tire's side walls neatly in line with the rim's outer face, reducing the air-tripping transitional ridge caused by narrower rims. A wider rim and plumper tire (Indulge in 28s. You won't regret it.) allow for higher air volume and a lower PSI, so when the 303 Firecrest Tubeless is paired with a big tire, it rolls more smoothly through obstacles, deforming around gravel and lumps rather than bouncing over them. That reduces r...
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Zipp 303 NSW Carbon Clincher Road Wheel Zipp 303 NSW Carbon Clincher Road Wheel
We know you're here to check out Zipp's latest batch of speed weaponry, the 303 NSW Carbon Clincher Road Wheel, but tarry for a bit and follow us back in time. The year is 2010, and the two greatest cobblestone riders of this generation are preparing to lock horns in yet another season of pave monuments. Flanders was first, and when one of the protagonists, Cancellara, rolled to the start line with 45mm carbon rims, we scoffed into our Duvel. Having been witness to the failure of carbon on cobblestones year after year, we thought that there was no way he'd survive to Ninove without those wheels failing. And we were wrong. Resplendent in the Swiss champion's jersey, Spartacus rode away in spectacular fashion on the Kapelmuur and never looked back. Zipp's 303 platform is the wheel that made the carbon/cobbles marriage a reality, and the event is immortalized by images of Cancellara rolling down the finishing straight while defiantly waving a tiny Swiss flag against a backdrop of countless Flandrian and Belgian flags. The combination of aerodynamics and reliability meant that carbon no longer had to fear the stones, and the 303 NSW represents a major update. It's more aerodynamic, brakes better, and is even more reliable than before. And that's just the rim. For the first time in its lifespan, the 303's new hubs are every bit as impressive as its rims. We admit that we haven't always associated Zipp with hub innovation, but the 303 NSW's Cognition rear hub may be the most exciting technology in factory wheels that we've seen since Zipp first introduced its bulging sidewalls. The freehub is centered on Zipp's Axial Clutch mechanism, which features two Metal Injection Molding (MIM) ratcheting rings -- one mated to the freehub body and one mated to the hub body. The two rings are machined like a ratchet, so they ramp off of each other while freewheeling but engage each other during pedal input. Compared to a standard pawl design, which actually resembles a drum brak...
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Zipp 303 NSW Carbon Clincher Road Wheelset Zipp 303 NSW Carbon Clincher Road Wheelset
Where were you some six years ago this spring' We remember exactly where we were: glued to the couch on a Sunday morning with a sack full of fast food pommes frits and a six pack of Leffe Blonde, watching the ancestor of Zipp's 303 NSW Carbon Clincher Road Wheelset prove its mettle on the cobblestones of Flanders. We'd seen carbon rims on the stones before, and the results were typically disappointing, to say the least. But in 2010, the 303 platform proved that it's more than equal to the bullying of the stones, and the 303 NSW represents an update in every key category. It's more aerodynamic, brakes better, and is even more reliable than before. And that's just the rim. For the first time in its lifespan, the 303's new hubs are every bit as impressive as its rims. We admit that we haven't always associated Zipp with hub innovation, but the 303 NSW's Cognition rear hub may be the most exciting technology in factory wheels that we've seen since Zipp first introduced its bulging sidewalls. The freehub is centered on Zipp's Axial Clutch mechanism, which features two Metal Injection Molding (MIM) ratcheting rings -- one mated to the freehub body and one mated to the hub body. The two rings are machined like a ratchet, so they ramp off of each other while freewheeling but engage each other during pedal input. Compared to a standard pawl design, which actually resembles a drum brake, the Axial Clutch's MIM rings engage laterally to reduce friction while freewheeling, so coasting doesn't negate watts already spent. We're familiar with this model, as we've seen similar mechanisms on the designer hubs featured in top-end custom builds for years now, but Zipp is the first to replace the usual tensioning agent, steel springs, with magnets. This substitution further reduces friction between the ratcheting rings, making for what may be the smoothest freewheel on any mass-produced hub set. It's a design that we suspect will eventually be the norm, but -- once again -- Zipp is...
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Zipp 404 Firecrest Carbon Clincher Road Wheel Zipp 404 Firecrest Carbon Clincher Road Wheel
If you've decided that a set of aero carbon race hoops are in your future, you might as well commit already and step into the abyss. After a pretty significant price drop this year, Zipp goods are looking more enticing than ever. Stop the endless nights of internet research and forum discussions and grab the 404 Firecrest Carbon Clincher Road Wheel so you can get out and ride. The great thing about the 404 is that it's deep, but not so singularly focused that you won't be able to take it out as a training wheel when you aren't racing. At 58mm, it's just about the last choice before you plunge fully into the deep-dish realm, where wind gusts can render a wheelset useless for a training ride or race. You'll still have to pay attention to wind with a 58mm carbon rim, but you'll also gain a noticeable advantage on the flats. Once you rev these rims up to speed, they won't want to come back down. Eventually, you will have to bring your wheels back to earth for a major intersection or stoplight, and Zipp makes sure that you'll be able to by using a heat-resistant resin to craft the wheel's wide, 24. 7mm brake track. Rather than squeezing the levers with a grimace and a prayer, you'll be able to slow down with control when you need to, which is especially crucial in a crowded race. The 404's carbon construction certainly lends it aerodynamic advantage, but Zipp delivers further wind-cheating benefits by adding its Aerodynamic Boundary Layer Control (ABLC) dimpling to the surface of each wheel, which help smooth airflow in a range of wind conditions, allowing you to slice cleanly through the air as you change direction throughout a race. Other important technology contributing to a smooth rolling wheelset includes Zipp's reliable 77/177 hubset, with improved seals against grit and water this year, as well as updated quick-release skewers that are now easier to hang onto and tuck more cleanly into the frame for less drag.
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Zipp 404 Firecrest Carbon Clincher Road Wheelset Zipp 404 Firecrest Carbon Clincher Road Wheelset
We typically sell Zipp wheels as individual hoops, letting you mix and match rim depths for whatever discipline you're targeting; however, with the 404 Firecrest Carbon Clincher Road Wheelset, we've taken the liberty of packaging them as the more conservative cyclists would have them: a complementary pair of mirrored rim depths. The latest generation of 404 Firecrests feature the same proven all-purpose depth with a new pattern of Advanced Boundary Layer Control (ABLC) dimpling and a reinforced rim that further improves reliability compared to its cobblestone-proven predecessor. As with any deep Zipp wheel, the 404 Firecrest's side-wall bulge and ABLC texturing are its signature features, both of which contribute to improved stability at the kind of yaw angles you'll actually experience on the road, not while cloistered in a wind tunnel. While these two features tend to steal the headlines, Zipp's Visco-Elastic Constrained Layer Control (VCLC) and Carbon Bridge technologies may be even more impressive despite being less evident from a visual standpoint. VCLC is similar to a construction model that we're seeing more and more in high-end frame manufacturing, especially among the venerable Italian names. To unpack Zipp's initialism, VCLC involves constraining a visco-elastic layer between the wheels' carbon and resin layers in order to increase the structure's ability to absorb and control road noise. As mentioned above, we're used to seeing this in racing frames, but Zipp may be the only manufacturer to bring it to wheels. The Carbon Bridge design incorporates Kevlar threads in the carbon layup to take advantage of Kevlar's 350% greater resistance to impact. The benefits throughout the wheel are obvious, but higher durability is especially welcome at the tire mounting surface, which is often the first area to take a hit when tires flat, and Zipp claims that the 404's durability under duress jumps by just over 40%. The rims are anchored by their final new featu...
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Zipp 404 Firecrest Carbon Disc Brake Road Wheel - Clincher Zipp 404 Firecrest Carbon Disc Brake Road Wheel - Clincher
The 404 Firecrest Carbon Disc Brake Road Clincher Wheel is Zipp's answer to keeping this versatile and aerodynamic rim profile current with the shifting trends toward disc brakes for nearly all cycling disciplines. Whether you're looking to run even rim depth front to rear on your new disc-equipped steed or aiming to mix the dish, this wheel delivers confident speed and predictable handling no matter the conditions. The 404 is an ambitious rim profile designed to bring near-tubular feel to the clincher world, featuring an aerodynamic 58mm rim depth and a 16. 25mm internal rim width that gives the tire a solid platform to reduce instability caused by the side bulge effect found in tires mounted to narrower rims. It's not as wide as some of the exaggerated rim widths we're seeing more of every year, but it does sit in the sweet spot of ISO and ETRTO recommendations for 25mm tires. Zipp testing shows that the rim design creates a more stable overall structure while providing greater radial compliance for a comfortably controlled ride over rough road surfaces. The design also increases stiffness under load from hammering and cornering, making for snappy jumps and sharp lines through corners. Aerodynamics are a key element of the 404 Firecrest's versatility. It features an updated version of Zipp's signature Aerodynamic Boundary Layer Control (ABLC) dimpling, which uses strategically placed and sized dimples across the rim's surface to smooth airflow and reduce drag. ABLC boasts aerodynamic advantages at real-world yaw angles of 10 to 20 degrees. This compares favorably to wheels that hit low drag numbers at yaw angles of five to 10 degrees, conditions that rarely occur outside of a wind tunnel. In non-techy talk, that means these wheels are faster the competition in the windy conditions you'll actually encounter on the road. Zipp uses its 77 disc hub in the front and its 177 disc hub in the rear. Featuring a new platform and graphics for 2016, these hubs boast in...
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Zipp 404 Firecrest Carbon Disc Brake Road Wheel - Tubular Zipp 404 Firecrest Carbon Disc Brake Road Wheel - Tubular
While the Zipp 404 has long held its own as a versatile and aerodynamic road wheel, its strangle hold on the high-end, hyper-competitve cyclocross market has been broken as rim brakes have quickly gone the way of the Dodo in nearly all off-road inclinations. Not to be de-throned so easily, Zipp brings the venerable 404 platform into the modern cycling age with the 404 Firecrest Carbon Disc Brake Road Tubular Wheel, looking to take back its place at the pointy end of the now disc-equipped pack.While Zipp built these wheels to be exceptionally versatile, let's not forget about the aerodynamics. A 58mm deep rim features Zipp's signature Aerodynamic Boundary Layer Control (ABLC) dimpling, which uses strategically placed and sized dimples across the rim surface to smooth airflow and reduce drag. This in turn allows the wheel to slice through the air like an arrow zooming towards its target. The big news with ABLC is that it boasts aerodynamic advantages at real-world yaw angles of ten to twenty degrees, compared to many wheels out there that feature minimum drag numbers at yaw angles of five to ten degrees that rarely occur outside of a wind tunnel. In non-techy talk, that means these wheels outperform the competition in the windy conditions you'll encounter in the saddle. At the center, Zipp uses its 77 disc hub on the front and its 177 disc hub on the rear for a smooth ride every time you clip in. Featuring a new platform and graphics for 2016, these hubs boast increased bearing protection over their predecessors and are ready to roll without any pre-load adjustment. The rear hub is compatible with a separately sold XD driver body, allowing options for a wider cassette range of up to a 10-42 if needed. As an added bonus, driver bodies can be swapped out without having to re--dish the wheel to get back up and running. Each wheel includes an updated quick release skewer with a widened handle that provides better leverage for setting the wheel and sits close to the f...
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Zipp 404 Firecrest Carbon Disc Brake Road Wheelset - Clincher Zipp 404 Firecrest Carbon Disc Brake Road Wheelset - Clincher
With the tidal change towards disc brakes finally pushing into road applications and multi-surface adventuring storming into popularity, companies are scrambling to update wheelsets for compatibility with a new generation of framesets. Zipp's 404 platform has long been a standout for its versatility and aerodynamics, dimplomatically smoothing relations between wind resistance and wheel surfaces for riders across the world. Now, Zipp brings it into the next generation as the 404 Firecrest Carbon Disc Brake Road Clincher Wheelset to pair with that shiny new disc-equipped whip.The 404 is one of the more ambitious wheels in the Zipp line. Designed to bring near-tubular feel to the clincher world, the 404 Firecrest features an aerodynamic 58mm rim depth and a 16. 25mm internal rim width that gives the tire a solid platform to reduce instability caused by the side bulge effect found in tires mounted to narrower rims. Zipp testing shows that this design creates a more stable structure, providing greater radial compliance for a comfortably controlled ride over rough road surfaces. At the same time, this design also increases lateral stiffness for snappy jumps and sharp corners.Aerodynamics are a key element of the 404 Firecrest's versatility. It features an updated version of Zipp's signature Aerodynamic Boundary Layer Control (ABLC) dimpling, which uses strategically placed and sized dimples across the rim's surface to smooth airflow and reduce drag. ABLC boasts aerodynamic advantages at real-world yaw angles of ten to 20 degrees, which compares favorably to many wheels that see minimum drag numbers at yaw angles of only five to ten degrees -- conditions that rarely occur outside of a wind tunnel. In non-techy talk, that means these wheels outperform the competition in the conditions you'll inevitably encounter out on the road.At the center, Zipp uses its 77 disc hub on the front and its 177 disc hub on the rear for a smooth ride every time you clip in. Featuring a ne...
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Zipp 404 Firecrest Carbon Disc Brake Road Wheelset - Tubular Zipp 404 Firecrest Carbon Disc Brake Road Wheelset - Tubular
In the not-too-distant past, the venerable Zipp 404 reigned supreme as the ultimate wheelset, dimplomatically calming the windy waters between air flow and wheel surface in all manner of race applications. Whether you were bound for tarmac sprints or bunny hopping barriers, rolling up to any start line on a set of 404s was a clear signal that you meant business. Recently though, the disc brake coup sweeping through the cyclocross ranks and a general trending towards multistrada adventuring has largely pigeon holed the former king as a road-only wheelset. With discs also seeping into the skinny tire realm, the Zipp 404 Firecrest Carbon Disc Brake Road Tubular Wheelset is roaring onto the scene to regain its place at the top. While Zipp built these wheels to be exceptionally versatile, let's not forget about the aerodynamics. A 58mm deep rim features Zipp's signature Aerodynamic Boundary Layer Control (ABLC) dimpling, which uses strategically placed and sized dimples across the rim surface to smooth airflow and reduce drag. This in turn allows the wheel to slice through the air like an arrow zooming towards its target. The big news with ABLC is that it boasts aerodynamic advantages at real-world yaw angles of ten to twenty degrees, compared to many wheels out there that feature minimum drag numbers at yaw angles of five to ten degrees that rarely occur outside of a wind tunnel. In non-techy talk, that means these wheels outperform the competition in the windy conditions you'll encounter in the saddle. At the center, Zipp uses its 77 disc hub on the front and its 177 disc hub on the rear for a smooth ride every time you clip in. Featuring a new platform and graphics for 2016, these hubs boast increased bearing protection over their predecessors and are ready to roll without any pre-load adjustment. The rear hub is compatible with a separately sold XD driver body, allowing options for a wider cassette range of up to a 10-42 if needed. As an added bonus, driver bo...
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Zipp 404 Firecrest Track Wheel - Tubular Zipp 404 Firecrest Track Wheel - Tubular
In the velodrome, riders talk of improvements in fractions of a second and millimeters of track, with races being won or lost by the width of a tire. In an arena where small advantages matter, the Zipp 404 Firecrest Tubular Track Wheel brings a perfect balance of aerodynamic speed and snappy acceleration to fast forward your track racing ambitions. The 404 is one of the more ambitious rim designs in the Zipp line. Designed to bridge the gap between pure aero speed and whip-fast spin up, the 404 Firecrest features an aerodynamic 58mm rim depth and a maximum width of 26. 53mm, creating a stable structure that provides greater vertical and lateral compliance for a smooth, controlled ride. This design also increases lateral stiffness for snappy sprints and unwavering cornering. Zipp uses an updated version of its signature Aerodynamic Boundary Layer Control (ABLC) dimpling with strategically placed and sized dimples across the rim surface to reduce drag and smooth airflow, allowing the wheel to eliminate the pockets of dead air in the rims' wake that are responsible for wheel suck. At the center, Zipp incorporates its track-specific 333 hubset, built to withstand the rigors of track racing. 7075 aluminum hubshells wrap around stainless steel axles to create a lightweight, strong hubset that winds up fast. The rear hub features an asymmetrical flange to achieve equal tension in both the drive side and non-drive side spokes, which effectively eliminates torsional deflection in the hub under load. This means instant acceleration and perfect tracking through every turn, even when you're dropping maximum sprint watts into the pedals. The front hub boasts a 54mm spoke hole circle diameter and 15mm axle to keep the front wheel solid and responsive. For ease of maintenance, the Zipp 404 Firecrest Tubular Track Wheel is easily removable from the bike with a 6mm Allen wrench, and the axle locknuts are compatible with standard open-end wrenches. Each wheel comes accompanied ...
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Zipp 404 NSW Carbon Clincher Road Wheel Zipp 404 NSW Carbon Clincher Road Wheel
Face facts: you've gotten to the point in your training where the only thing that's going to make you faster in your next race is a wheel upgrade. Power matters, but cycling unabashedly favors the best equipment, and if you want to take a big step towards faster splits and saved watts, choose the 404 NSW Carbon Clincher Road Wheel. Employing a versatile 58mm depth and representing a luxurious upgrade to Zipp's Firestrike line, the 404 NSW comes complete with the Zipp Cognition hub and a significant drop in weight over the Firestrike 404. With a 58mm rim depth, the 404 NSW stands as the last versatile rim size before you enter into finicky deep dish territory. You'll certainly feel gusty breezes when you begin a winding descent at the summit of a climb, but you won't have to worry about turning back home to swap out your wheels when the day turns out to be windier than predicted. As this is Zipp, you'll also enjoy the benefits of the firm's Aerodynamic Boundary Layer Control (ABLC) technology, which works to reduce drag and improve the wheelset's ability to slice through the air at a huge range of angle. Whether you're leaning into corners in a circuit race or are tucked into your aerobars for a tri, the 404 NSW's were developed to be used in real-world situations, so they won't require pro-level speeds and a perfect convergence of conditions to truly shine. As much as you'd rather maintain speeds than slow down, occasionally you'll need to, and for those times, Zipp graced the 404 NSW with its Showstopper brake track. According to Zipp, its now better than ever, employing strategic texturing and a heat-resistant surface to guarantee the kind of reliable stopping power that Zipp says exceeds that of aluminum hoops. Finally, at the heart of the entire system spin Zipp's brand new Cognition hubs, which feature two interlocking rings in the style of those found on swanky hand-built creations, with the functionality to match. Zipp's one of the first to adapt this hu...
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Zipp 404 NSW Carbon Clincher Road Wheelset Zipp 404 NSW Carbon Clincher Road Wheelset
The aerodynamic obsessives at Zipp have continually impressed us with their inability to leave winning designs well enough alone. The 404 NSW Carbon Clincher Road Wheelset is the latest fruit of their restless tinkering, and it improves on the already impressively improved 404 Firestrike model. These improvements start with a claimed weight that's 65g lighter than the Firestrike equivalent and 135g lighter than the Firecrest. The improvements continue in three other key areas: aerodynamics (of course), the freehub, and braking. We'll get to the hub shortly but, this being Zipp, we're inclined to focus first on the rim. We're always ready to welcome any wind-taming benefits, but we're actually a little more excited about the improved braking. The rims are equipped with an updated version of Zipp's Showstopper brake track, which enjoyed an impressive debut on the Firestrike 404 but has already been improved for the NSW model. It's still imbued with the same silicon carbide particles, but the direction-specific grooves have increased in number and changed in depth. The original Showstopper netted some pretty impressive stopping across all conditions, but Zipp assures us that the new version is even better. The upshot is you can hold speed longer while approaching a corner, braking later and gaining tiny increments of time with each bend or switchback. You can also, you know, stop reliably when obstacles like darting dogs, inattentive motorists, or run-off debris on a fast canyon descent make unexpected cameos in your ride. Ok, we now return to the subject you probably expected to be the headline for a new Zipp wheel. The brand's signature Aerodynamic Boundary Layer Control (ABLC) dimpling returns with a new designation. It's called SawTooth Technology, and it consists of ABLC dimples applied in a single pattern repeated in 12 discrete swathes (or "nodes") across the rim's surface, looking much like the strokes of a paint brush. Zipp's description of SawTooth's eff...
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Zipp 454 NSW Carbon Clincher Road Wheelset Zipp 454 NSW Carbon Clincher Road Wheelset
The bike industry has a habit of quickly making its best technology seem obsolete with each new product release, and while wheels with the current standard of bullet-nosed rims don't seem to be going anywhere, Zipp is stepping up with a decidedly different approach to the shape of aerodynamics. The Zipp 454 NSW Carbon Clincher Road Wheelset features a unique, variable rim shape inspired by majestic maritime Mammalia. The fearlessly innovative brand draws inspiration from the tubercles found on the edges of humpback whale fins for a rim profile that oscillates depth, a striking shape that Zipp claims of increases aerodynamic benefits and boosts the brand's already notable crosswind stability. The most immediately obvious difference between the 454 and any other wheel is in the rim shape, whose depth varies between 58mm at its deepest point and 53mm at its shallowest in a series of wavy swells Zipp refers to as Hyperfoils. The overall design is known as SawTooth, which takes on a shape not dissimilar to the ABLC SawTooth dimple patterning found on the 404 NSW. These bumps, designated as Hyperfoils, are meant to mimic the nodes or tubercles found on the fins of humpback whales that manage water resistance and contribute to the massive animals' ability to swiftly maneuver despite their size. Compared to standard, consistent depth rims, Zipp claims that wind tunnel testing shows that this SawTooth design significantly reduces both side force and aerodynamic drag, which in combination should translate to more confident handling when riding on exposed roads in variable winds and an easier time pushing the pedals any given speed compared to even the 404 NSW. The 454 NSW also marks a departure from Zipp's signature dimpling, upgrading the ABLC design to HexFin ABLC. The HexFin ABLC dimples take inspiration from their round predecessors' claimed ability to better manage the boundary layer of air against the rim, but Zipp tells us that the updated, hexagonal shape enjoys ...
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Zipp 808 Firecrest Carbon Clincher Road Wheel Zipp 808 Firecrest Carbon Clincher Road Wheel
Ask any collection of triathletes or time trialists about the best wheelset for their events, and you'll mostly likely hear an emphatic chorus of "808" in return. Long-proven as a speed-demon time trial and road race wheel and followed by claims of being the fastest wheel in the world, the Zipp 808 Firecrest Carbon Clincher Road Wheel brings together top-level aerodynamic design and outstanding crosswind handling to roar towards the line. Make no bones about it, the 808 is aggressively designed to slice through the wind. Zipp uses an updated version of its signature Aerodynamic Boundary Layer Control (ABLC) dimpling with strategically placed and sized dimples across the rim surface to reduce drag and smooth airflow, allowing the wheel to swoop through the air with the confidence and grace of a diving peregrine falcon. ABLC boasts aerodynamic advantages at real-world yaw angles of ten to 20 degrees, which compares favorably to many wheels that feature minimum drag numbers at yaw angles of just five to ten degrees -- conditions that occur much less frequently outside of a wind tunnel. In non-techy talk, these wheels go faster and handle better than the competition in the actual conditions you'll experience on the road. In addition to blazing speed on the flats, the 808's modest weight means it won't hamstring you on the climbs of a hilly route. For the concurrent descents, or in the event of a technical TT course, Zipp makes sure to address the oft-encountered issue of carbon rims overheating under prolonged braking. By using a special, heat-resistant resin in the carbon layup, Zipp succeeds in increasing heat dissipation and reducing the potential for rim failure. Zipp claims that use of this resin has led to an unbeatable record of zero heat-related rim failures in its carbon rims, so you can ride those big descents and twisty courses with confidence that these rims will get you safely through. In the middle of it all, Zipp uses its updated 77 hub on the front...
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Zipp 808 Firecrest Carbon Clincher Road Wheelset Zipp 808 Firecrest Carbon Clincher Road Wheelset
When we think of race-ready, 82mm carbon rims, we don't normally think of "convenience," but the Zipp 808 Firecrest Carbon clincher Road Wheelset adds two conveniences to race-ready aerodynamics. First, we've packaged the wheels as a pair rather than as individual front/rear options, which is par for Zipp's course. Second -- and more importantly -- they represent the latest round of racing clincher wheels from Zipp. Since the new generation of Firecrests are more durable than ever, the convenience of clinchers means that they can serve as racing and training wheels. As with any deep Zipp wheel, the 808 Firecrest's side-wall bulge and Advanced Boundary Layer Control (ABLC) texturing are its signature features, both of which contribute to improved stability at the kind of yaw angles you'll actually experience on the road, not while cloistered in a wind tunnel. ABLC is especially important for this generation of Firecrests because Zipp's engineers revisited the sizes and distribution pattern of the signature dimpling. While these two features tend to steal the headlines, Zipp's Visco-Elastic Constrained Layer Control (VCLC) and Carbon Bridge technologies may be even more impressive despite being less evident from a visual standpoint. VCLC is similar to a construction model that we're seeing more and more in high-end frame manufacturing, especially among the venerable Italian names. To unpack Zipp's initialism, VCLC involves constraining a visco-elastic layer between the wheels' carbon and resin layers in order to increase the structure's ability to absorb and control road noise. As mentioned above, we're used to seeing this in racing frames, but Zipp may be the only manufacturer to bring it to wheels. The Carbon Bridge design incorporates Kevlar threads in the carbon layup to take advantage of Kevlar's 350% greater resistance to impact. The benefits throughout the wheel are obvious, but higher durability is especially welcome at the tire mounting surface, which is ...
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Zipp 808 Firecrest Carbon Disc Brake Road Wheel - Clincher Zipp 808 Firecrest Carbon Disc Brake Road Wheel - Clincher
The tide shift towards disc brake equipped road bikes has seen in influx of riders looking for the same deep-dish, aerodynamic profiles found on their rim-disc whips and an echoing sound of crickets when assessing options. Zipp answers the call with its 808 Firecrest Carbon Disc Brake Road Clincher Wheel, bringing blazing speed and lightning quick stopping power to your next ride. The 808 profile is aggressively designed to slice through the wind. It utilizes Zipp's signature Aerodynamic Boundary Layer Control (ABLC) dimpling with strategically placed and sized dimples across the rim surface to reduce drag and smooth airflow, allowing the wheel to swoop through the air like a catnip-fueled kitten zooming after a fleeing mouse. ABLC boasts aerodynamic advantages at real-world yaw angles of ten to twenty degrees, compared to many wheels out there that feature minimum drag numbers at yaw angles of five to ten degrees that occur much less frequently outside of a wind tunnel. In more relatable terms, these wheels go faster and handle better than the competition in the windy conditions you'll actually see out on the road. In addition to blazing speed on the flats, the 808's modest weight means it'll survive any climbs you might encounter without any troubles. For the concurrent descents, or in the event of a technical course, the disc brakes ensure confident stopping power and modulation unrivaled by any rim brake system on the market. In the middle of it all, Zipp uses its 77 hub on the front wheel and its 177 hub on the rear for a silky smooth, friction-free ride every time you clip in. Featuring a new platform and graphics for 2016, these hubs boast increased bearing protection over their predecessors and are ready to roll without any pre-load adjustment. The rear hub is compatible with a separately sold XD driver body, giving riders options for a wider cassette range of up to a 10-42 if needed. As an added bonus, driver bodies can be swapped out without havin...
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Zipp 808 Firecrest Carbon Disc Brake Road Wheel - Tubular Zipp 808 Firecrest Carbon Disc Brake Road Wheel - Tubular
Gone are the days when you had to choose between a wheel that goes fast and one that stops fast. The Zipp 808 Firecrest Carbon Tubular Disc Brake Road Wheel pairs exceptional aerodynamics with unrivaled stopping power, bringing it in line with the shifting trends towards disc-equipped road frames. The 808 profile is aggressively designed to slice through the wind. It utilizes Zipp's signature Aerodynamic Boundary Layer Control (ABLC) dimpling with strategically placed and sized dimples across the rim surface to reduce drag and smooth airflow, allowing the wheel to swoop through the air like a catnip-fueled kitten zooming after a fleeing mouse. ABLC boasts aerodynamic advantages at real-world yaw angles of ten to twenty degrees, compared to many wheels out there that feature minimum drag numbers at yaw angles of five to ten degrees that occur much less frequently outside of a wind tunnel. In more relatable terms, these wheels go faster and handle better than the competition in the windy conditions you'll actually see out on the road. In addition to blazing speed on the flats, the 808's modest weight means it'll survive any climbs you might encounter without any troubles. For the concurrent descents, or in the event of a technical course, the disc brakes ensure confident stopping power and modulation unrivaled by any rim brake system on the market. In the middle of it all, Zipp uses its 77 hub on the front wheel and its 177 hub on the rear for a silky smooth, friction-free ride every time you clip in. Featuring a new platform and graphics for 2016, these hubs boast increased bearing protection over their predecessors and are ready to roll without any pre-load adjustment. The rear hub is compatible with a separately sold XD driver body, giving riders options for a wider cassette range of up to a 10-42 if needed. As an added bonus, driver bodies can be swapped out without having to re--dish the wheel to get back up and running. Each wheel includes an updated qui...
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Zipp 808 Firecrest Carbon Road Wheel - Tubular Zipp 808 Firecrest Carbon Road Wheel - Tubular
You've qualified for Kona, dialed your swim, perfected the run, and are looking to add one final dose of speed to your TT rig to get ready for the big race. Look no further than the Zipp 808 Firecrest Carbon Tubular Road Wheel, with proven speed and aerodynamic advantages to fly into the transition for a course PR, making the most out of all that travel time. With its deep 82mm rim, it's clear that the 808 is aggressively designed to slice through the wind. Zipp uses an updated version of its signature Aerodynamic Boundary Layer Control (ABLC) dimpling with strategically placed and sized dimples across the rim surface to reduce drag and smooth airflow, allowing the wheel to swoop through the air with the confidence and grace of a diving peregrine falcon. ABLC boasts aerodynamic advantages at real-world yaw angles of ten to 20 degrees, which compares favorably to many wheels that feature minimum drag numbers at yaw angles of just five to ten degrees -- conditions that rarely occur outside of a wind tunnel. In non-techy talk, these wheels go faster and handle better than the competition in the actual conditions you'll experience on the road. In addition to blazing speed on the flats, the 808's relatively modest weight means it won't hamstring you on climbs. For the concurrent descents, or in the event of a technical TT course, Zipp makes sure to address the oft-encountered issue of carbon rims overheating under prolonged braking. By using a special, heat-resistant resin in the carbon layup, Zipp succeeds in increasing heat dissipation and reducing the potential for rim failure. Zipp claims that use of this resin has led to an unbeatable record of zero heat-related rim failures in its carbon rims, so you can ride those big descents and twisty courses with confidence that these rims will get you safely through. In the middle of it all, Zipp uses its updated 77 hub on the front wheel and its 177 hub on the rear for a silky smooth, friction-free ride that stays sti...
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Zipp 808 NSW Carbon Clincher Road Wheel Zipp 808 NSW Carbon Clincher Road Wheel
When it comes to wheel aerodynamics, few platforms enjoy the reputation of Zipp's 808s. This reputation is the product of results rather than marketing hype; it's been vetted at the top tier of endurance athletics for years on end. Using only the past two years as a sample size, the 808 Firecrests were ridden to Kona glory by Kienle in 2014, and the all-new 808 NSW Carbon Clincher Road Wheel helped propel Frodeno to the same title in 2015. While it's tempting to refer to these as successive or repeat wins for the same wheel model, the 808 Firecrest doesn't really hold a candle to the 808 NSW's rising star. Improved aerodynamics, a re-engineered brake track, and a ground-up revision of the lay-up schedule all contribute to a faster, safer, and lighter platform than the one that Kienle rode just two years ago. Given the world championship success of the previous 808 platform -- not to mention our own experiences on them -- we admit to being a bit surprised by Zipp's decision to completely overhaul it; but that's exactly what the NSW model is: an overhaul of an already revolutionary design. As alluded to above, the rim's braking and aerodynamics have both seen improvements with no sacrifice to durability, and the NSW 808's refined carbon lay-up earns the set a claimed weight that's 75g lighter than the 808 Firecrest clincher. Despite the advancements to rim, which is the element of the wheel that Zipp's tag line of "Speed Weaponry" is typically associated with, we're actually most excited about the Cognition hub. Blasphemy, we know, but the Cognition makes a strong case for itself. We'd even go so far to suggest that the NSW's Cognition rear hub may be the most exciting innovation we've seen in factory wheels since Zipp first introduced its bulging sidewalls. The hub owes its sex appeal to Zipp's Axial Clutch freewheel design, which features two Metal Injection Molding (MIM) ratcheting rings -- one mated to the freehub body and one mated to the hub body. The two ring..
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Zipp Decal Set for 202 Zipp Decal Set for 202
You spend the holidays dutifully eating only the celery garnish -- not the ham -- and the mint leaf embellishment -- but never the plum pudding that it decorates -- because you know that any extra calories you consume in the off-season become just so many extra grams you have to carry up the mountains come spring. Though your eating habits are ascetic, that doesn't mean you don't have a penchant for a bit of vanity flair on your ride. Liven those ultralight Zipp 202 climbing wheels up with the Decal Set for 202 rims. The decals come in multiple colors to match your kit, tires, or the tape on your bar's drops -- but not the flats, which should remain tape-free, as those extra grams could undo the weight you've saved by avoiding the office donuts every Friday for years.
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Zipp Decal Set for 303 Zipp Decal Set for 303
Zipp's 303 is a do-it-all wheel, which means that, in the self-sponsored world of racers who need one wheel to climb, grind, and sprint, the 303 is often it. That also means that few wheels are as prevalent at the start line of the lake loop circuit race. Zipp's Decal Set for 303 rims lets you customize your rig, so even if you're on the frame du jour, you'll still be able to pick your wheels out of a lineup.
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Zipp Decal Set for 404 Zipp Decal Set for 404
In addition to being the default wheel for AG2R La Mondiale, Zipp's 404s are also among the favorite racing rims at races from the Pro Continental level to our local omnium series. Zipp's brightly appointed Decal Set for 404 rims help set your pair apart, ensuring that you'll be as much of an aesthetic standout at your local events as AG2R's Bardet is while climbing and descending in the high mountains of Europe.
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Zipp Decal Set for 808/Disc Zipp Decal Set for 808/Disc
Whether you're looking to dress up your 808s or your full disc, Zipp's Decal Set for 808/Disc gives you a variety of color options for setting your dimpled rocket boosters apart from the crowd. Whether you're matching your team's kit, saddle, bar tape, and tires or you're paying homage to the color stripe on your favorite flavor of energy gel, the Decal Set has you covered.
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Zipp Super-9 Carbon Disc Wheel - Tubular Zipp Super-9 Carbon Disc Wheel - Tubular
The Super-9 Carbon Tubular Disc Wheel is lightweight, stiff, and marks Zipp's fastest wheel to date. The wheel features a similar perimeter shape as the super-fast Sub-9, but Zipp streamlines the Super-9 by making it flat from its widest point all the way to the hub. Not only does this make the Super-9 fast, but it's also stiffer than previous iterations. To eliminate drag, the Super-9 feature Zipp's Aerodynamic Boundary Layer Control (ABLC), which is a dimpling pattern that manages and smooths airflow across the surface. The Super-9 is equipped with a hub manufactured with high-voltage EDM technology, which allows Zipp to machine 50% harder materials. The Super-9 is available with Campagnolo and Shimano/SRAM 11-speed compatible freehubs, and it is also convertible to a track setup.
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Zipp Super-9 Carbon Track Disc Wheel - Tubular Zipp Super-9 Carbon Track Disc Wheel - Tubular
The ride of tubulars is legend, and the Zipp Super-9 Carbon Track Disc Wheel is prepared to show you why. When combined with the smooth surface of a velodrome, you'll enjoy such a sure-footed, comfortable ride that, while you won't be in danger of falling asleep during your next six day, you'll also experience far less vibration-induced fatigue during long races. The Super-9 tub also drops almost 100 grams of weight compared to its clincher counterpart, meaning it spins up fast and won't hinder accelerations when you're trying to gain laps or respond to an attack. Comfort and low weight don't mean the wheels are soft, though. Zipp also incorporates Kevlar thread in their carbon layup, which catches and disperses shock from impacts up to 350% better than carbon alone. This benefit is especially pronounced in the tire bed, where the rim is in greatest danger of taking damage due to unexpected impacts like, say, the calamitous cat that almost took out Cavendish on the track in Ghent. While that comfort and durability stuff is certainly nothing to scoff at, you're ultimately here because of the aerodynamic benefits afforded by Zipp's wheels. The Super-9 carbon clincher still has a dimpling pattern that's specific to the 900, which helps smooth the air flow in order to minimize drag. Its Aerodynamic Boundary Layer Control (ABLC) carbon fiber skins are embossed with over 4900 golf ball-like dimples in five different sizes patterned to reduce turbulence. You get less drag in all wind angles, as well as less buffeting of the disc in crosswinds. The hub used is Zipp's durable track hub, with internals manufactured using a high-voltage wire EDM technology. This specialized manufacturing process, usually reserved for avionics and Formula One gearboxes, lets Zipp machine 50% harder materials at tolerances 20 times greater than standard machining and heat treating. The result is a sub-200g hub that can handle the torque of a four-cylinder car engine.
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Zipp Tangente Valve Extender Zipp Tangente Valve Extender
The engineers at Zipp wouldn't dream of leaving you stuck without a way to extend your tubes to be used with your deep dish carbon rims, and it's for this exact purpose that they created the Tangente Valve Extender. Available in sizes to fit newer generations of Zipp's 303, 404, 808, and 1080 rims, the lightweight aluminum extenders feature an integrated air seal and are compatible with Zipp's butyl inner tubes with removable cores as well as any other tubular tires or tubes with removable cores.
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