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 1620g for a 27.5 wheelset with CX Ray spokes, 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 ERASE hubs: 27.5 Sapim CX Ray: 1640g; 27.5 Sapim Race: 1730g; 29er Sapim CX Ray: 1740g 29er Sapim Race: 1830g
With Hope Hubs: 27.5 Sapim CX Ray: 1740g; 27.5 Sapim Race: 1830g; 29er Sapim CX Ray: 1840g 29er Sapim Race: 1930g
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 or ERASE hubs, both of which we believe stand out from the crowd and each with their particular strengths unmatched by any other brands – reliability, longevity and serviceability being a high priority with both 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.