If you’re looking for wider rims without the weight penalty but with all the handling advantages carbon rims offer, these could be for you. They are 42mm wide externally with a 35mm internal width.
Weighing as little as 1690g, they are a similiar weight to much narrower XC alloy rimmed wheels. These can be comfortably with tyres between 2.3 and 2.8 widths. They are asymmetric rims to give more even spoke tensions on each side of the wheel for an even stiffer stronger wheel.
Approx. wheelset weights:
With Hope hubs: 27.5 Sapim CX Ray: 1780g; 27.5 Sapim Race: 1870g; 29er Sapim CX Ray: 1850g 29er Sapim Race: 1940g
With Industry Nine 1/1 hubs: Subtract 20g from Hope wheelset weight
With Industry Nine Hydra Classic hubs: Subtract 50g from Hope wheelset weight
Rims are constructed from unidirectional Toray T700 carbon and have a hookless bead inner profile. They are asymmetric to give closer to equal spoke tensions on each side of the wheel for an even stiffer, stronger wheel.
We build our wheels on Hope and Industry Nine hubs, which we believe stand out from the crowd and both with their particular strengths unmatched by any other brands – reliability, longevity and serviceability being a high priority with all designs. Our wheels are built to last and our choice of hubs reflects this along with our insistance on only using brass nipples.
Standard wheels are built with Sapim Race 2.0-1.8-2.0 double butted spokes which are wider gauge than most competitors build with but are up to the job for the type of riding these wheels are built for and do not snap. If you would like the same strength at a lighter weight, choose Sapim CX Ray spokes for an approx. 90g per wheelset weight saving – the most expensive and fatigue resistant spokes on the market.
We build these wheels with 32 spokes on the rear and 28 spokes on the front.
Prices include free UK delivery and we deliver to most other European countries for a small extra cost.