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ENVE G27 ENVE Alloy Hub Wheelset
$2,550.00
What It Is The G27 is the G23's little big brother. Smaller in diameter and lighter in weight, the G27 is designed for the higher-volume tires demanded by many riders on rougher and looser terrain. At 320 grams, our lightest tubeless rim is 27mm wide and designed for tires marked 27.5 or 650B. Armed against pinch flats with the patent-pending Wide Hookless Bead, the G27 is at home off-road and capable on tamer stretches of singletrack. Who It's For Those seeking the challenge of drop-bar riding over more technical terrain that is typically frequented by mountain bikes will benefit from the additional air volume, durability, and anti-flat performance benefits provided by the G27. If your path leads you to rough roads, single tracks, and multi-day bikepacking adventures, the G27 may be for you. Why We Made It There is a place between road and mountain that is open to discovery. Beyond the range of your trail bike or the capabilities of your road bike. Terrain littered with contradicting challenges and demanding requirements are at odds with the bikes and products available today. We built the new G27 to thrive in this new environment because insights gained through building the world's best road and mountain bike rims told us that the perfect combination did not exist in our stable, or in our opinion, anywhere at all. The higher volume and lower pressures would demand MTB toughness and flat resistance, while big days and long miles would require the light weight and efficiency of a road machine. Above all, the combination of rough and rigid would require a wheel with the ride quality to make those long miles enjoyable and multi-day treks possible.
ENVE M635 27.5-inch I9 Wheelset
$2,550.00
What It Is The definitive mountain wheel. The M6 Series defines the modern and varied interpretation of the mountain bike. Loaded with traction and acceleration on the climb, it's also backed with precision and control while absorbing vibrations and impacts on the descent. The M6 Series is designed in two diameters and three widths to ensure your sophisticated preference for tire size and pressure is met with an uncompromising tire-to-rim interface. Who It's For The mountain biker who wonders what is possible, the skeptic afraid of "plastic" wheels, the weight weenie, the Clydesdale, the high-mileage guy, the weekend warrior. It would be easier to describe who it is not for… Why We Made It ENVE showed the world that a mountain bike wheel could be carbon — we're still immensely proud of that achievement. A mountain bike wheel, however, can be so much more. The M6 Series is not about technical challenges, and we refuse to chase specifications in order to be the widest, tallest, or stiffest. For the M6 Series of wheels, the question was not about carbon, rather, "What is the potential of a mountain bike wheel?" Each M6 Series wheel model is designed for the broad range of tire widths, hub configurations, and sizes so that you, the modern trail rider, can choose between them.
Roval Terra CLX Evo 650B Wheelset
$2,500.00
Where in the world can you ride these brutes? Anywhere you damn well please. Road light, off-road tough, smooth as butter, Terra CLX EVO wheels bring leading-edge performance to the diverse needs of aggressive gravel rides. Available in 700c and 650B with 30mm internal-width rims to deliver optimal handling with up to 2.1-inch tires, so you’re the master of any terrain. Durability delivered through unsurpassed toughness-to-weight, thanks to leading composite technology rims. Lifetime warranty and no-fault crash replacement. - Rim Type: Carbon Clincher, tubeless-first - Rim Material: Advanced Carbon Composite - Rim Width (internal): 30mm - Rim Depth: 25.3mm - Front Spoke Pattern: Radial/Two-cross (2:1) - Rear Spoke Pattern: One-cross/Two-cross (2:1) - Spoke Count: Front/Rear: 24/24 - Spoke Type: DT Swiss Aerolite T-head - Nipple Type: DT Swiss Pro Lock Alloy hexagonal - Spoke Length (front): 650B Right/Left: 264mm/260mm - Spoke Length (rear): 650B Drive-Side/Non-Drive: 259mm/265mm - Front Hub: Roval AFD1, Center Lock, 12mm thru-axle end cap - Rear Hub: Roval AFD2, Center Lock, DT Swiss EXP internals, Shimano or SRAM XDR, 142x12mm thru-axle end cap - Assembly Method: Handbuilt - Extras: Roval padded wheelbag, Roval tubeless rim tape and valves (pre-installed)
Crank Brothers Synthesis DH 11 Mixed Carbon 29-inch/27.5-inch Wheelset
$2,400.00
The ultimate racing combination Details - 29 Front/ 27.5 rear mixed wheel set - Tuned Front and Rear Carbon Wheel System for downhill. - Front- and rear-specific wheels tuned and optimized to address the specific performance requirements and loads of mountain bike riding. - Compliant tuned front wheel improves handling and maximizes grip and control in turns. - Stiff tuned rear wheel supports peak loads and enhances stability and tracking at speed. Larger front wheel: - Faster rolling at speed - Improved grip through maximizing contact patch - Reduced trail chatter Smaller rear wheel: - Lower rotational weight leads to faster acceleration - Improved handling through tight sections of trail - Easier to change direction - Allows rider space to move further back on the bike
Crank Brothers Synthesis E11 27.5 Super Boost Rear
$2,400.00
Control and stability for enduro riding. Details - Tuned Rear Carbon Wheel for enduro riding and racing. - Front- and rear-specific wheels tuned and optimized to address the specific performance requirements and loads of mountain bike riding. - Stiff tuned rear wheel supports peak loads and enhances stability and tracking at speed. Narrower inner rim width supports narrower tire profile in rear, improves rolling resistance, and sharpens tire edge for grip.
Crank Brothers Synthesis E11 I9 27.5-inch Carbon Wheelset
$2,400.00
Control and stability for enduro riding. Details - Tuned Front and Rear Carbon Wheel System for enduro riding and racing. - Front and rear specific wheels tuned and optimized to address the specific performance requirements and loads encountered by each wheel during mountain bike riding. - Compliant-tuned front wheel improves handling and maximizes grip and control in turns. Wider inner rim width supports wider tire profile in front, increases volume and contact patch, and rounds tire profile to enhance turning. - Stiff-tuned rear wheel supports peak loads and enhances stability and tracking at speed. Narrower inner rim width supports narrower tire profile in rear, improves rolling resistance, and sharpens tire edge for grip.
Crank Brothers Synthesis E11 P321 Carbon 27.5-inch Wheelset
$2,400.00
Control and stability for enduro riding. - Mountain bike's first tuned carbon wheel system for enduro riding and racing. - Front and rear specific wheels tuned and optimized to address the specific performance requirements and loads of mountain bike riding. - Compliant tuned front wheel improves handling and maximizes grip and control in turns. Wider inner rim width supports wider tire profile in front, increased volume and contact patch, and rounds tire profile to enhance turning. - Stiff tuned rear wheel supports peak loads and enhances stability and tracking at speed. Narrower inner rim width supports narrower tire profile in rear, improves rolling resistance, and sharpens tire edge for grip.
Crank Brothers Synthesis Enduro 11 Mixed Carbon 29-inch/27.5-inch Wheelset
$2,400.00
The ultimate racing combination Details - 29 Front/27.5 rear mixed wheel set - Tuned Front and Rear Carbon Wheel System for downhill. - Front- and rear-specific wheels tuned and optimized to address the specific performance requirements and loads of mountain bike riding. - Compliant tuned front wheel improves handling and maximizes grip and control in turns. - Stiff tuned rear wheel supports peak loads and enhances stability and tracking at speed. Larger front wheel: - Faster rolling at speed - Improved grip through maximizing contact patch - Reduced trail chatter Smaller rear wheel: - Lower rotational weight leads to faster acceleration - Improved handling through tight sections of trail - Easier to change direction - Allows rider space to move further back on the bike
Crank Brothers Synthesis DH 11 Carbon 27.5-inch Wheelset
$2,399.00
Optimized to exceed limits. - Mountain bike's first tuned carbon wheel system for downhill. - Front and rear specific wheels tuned and optimized to address the specific performance requirements and loads of mountain bike riding. - Compliant tuned front wheel improves handling and maximizes grip and control in turns. - Stiff tuned rear wheel supports peak loads and enhances stability and tracking at speed.
Crank Brothers Synthesis E11 I9 Carbon 27.5-inch Wheelset
$2,399.00
Control and stability for enduro riding. - Mountain bike's first tuned carbon wheel system for enduro riding and racing. - Front and rear specific wheels tuned and optimized to address the specific performance requirements and loads of mountain bike riding. - Compliant tuned front wheel improves handling and maximizes grip and control in turns. Wider inner rim width supports wider tire profile in front, increased volume and contact patch, and rounds tire profile to enhance turning. - Stiff tuned rear wheel supports peak loads and enhances stability and tracking at speed. Narrower inner rim width supports narrower tire profile in rear, improves rolling resistance, and sharpens tire edge for grip.
Crank Brothers Synthesis E Carbon 27.5-Inch Wheelset
$1,699.00
Control and stability for enduro riding. - Mountain bike's first tuned carbon wheel system for enduro riding and racing. - Front and rear specific wheels tuned and optimized to address the specific performance requirements and loads of mountain bike riding. - Compliant tuned front wheel improves handling and maximizes grip and control in turns. Wider inner rim width supports wider tire profile in front, increased volume and contact patch, and rounds tire profile to enhance turning. - Stiff tuned rear wheel supports peak loads and enhances stability and tracking at speed. Narrower inner rim width supports narrower tire profile in rear, improves rolling resistance, and sharpens tire edge for grip.
Crank Brothers Synthesis E-MTB Carbon 27.5-inch Plus Wheelset
$1,699.00
Control and stability for E-Bike riding - Tuned front and rear carbon wheel system for E-MTB riding - Front- and rear-specific wheels tuned and optimized to address the specific performance requirements and loads of mountain bike riding - Compliant tuned front wheel improves handling and maximizes grip and control in turns - Stiff tuned rear wheel supports peak loads and enhances stability and tracking at speed - Rims reinforced to withstand higher load - Steel driver bodies to handle higher torque loads - E-bike-specific Sapim spokes for improved durability
Crank Brothers Synthesis E-MTB Carbon 27.5-inch Wheelset
$1,699.00
Control and stability for E-Bike riding - Tuned front and rear carbon wheel system for E-MTB riding - Front- and rear-specific wheels tuned and optimized to address the specific performance requirements and loads of mountain bike riding - Compliant tuned front wheel improves handling and maximizes grip and control in turns - Stiff tuned rear wheel supports peak loads and enhances stability and tracking at speed - Rims reinforced to withstand higher load - Steel driver bodies to handle higher torque loads - E-bike-specific Sapim spokes for improved durability
DT Swiss XMC 1200 Spline 30 27.5-inch Rear
$1,672.00
The XMC 1200 SPLINE is for anyone who enjoys high-speed climbing and descending. Fit with tubeless tires, the full carbon hookless rim massively reduces the chance of punctures, is super-light, and at 30mm rim width, works to perfection with wide all mountain rubber. The SPLINE hub is the lightest wheel hub ever built by DT Swiss, together with the bladed top end spokes and a perfect DT Swiss wheel build, it complements the carbon rim for the ultimate trail bike wheelset.
DT Swiss EXC 1200 SPLINE 35 Rear
$1,606.90
Learning from our very successful EWS riders, we designed the rims for the EXC 1200 SPLINE 35 to be tough enough for everything the best in the sport can throw at them yet light enough to spin all day. And, they're the right width to accommodate today's high-volume enduro tires. This rim is complemented by our completely new top-end Ratchet System hubs which maintain the lightweight theme, as do the bladed and butted straight-pull spokes. The result is any enduro rider's dream wheel: Peace-of-mind in the downhills and enough breath for a chat on the climbs. - SRAM XD MTB cassette-compatible
DT Swiss XMC 1200 SPLINE 30 27.5-inch Rear
$1,606.90
The XMC 1200 SPLINE 30 is the ultimate all-mountain wheel. A carbon layup specifically tuned for all-mountain use makes the rim tough, yet super-light. And, with a 30mm internal width, it's made for wide rubber. The hubs feature the latest incarnation of our Ratchet System for smooth, rapid engagement and reliability. Extremely refined machining and fully lasered graphics make them the lightest hubs DT Swiss has ever made. Together with bladed, top-end spokes and perfect DT Swiss build quality, this wheelset is made to ride trails with speed and confidence. - SRAM XD MTB cassette-compatible
ENVE AM30 650B Wheelset
$1,600.00
ENVE AM30 Carbon Wheelsets use a 30mm inside width rim that is tuned for compliance and damping for performance on All-Mountain, Enduro, and Trail riders. - 30mm internal rim width - Gravity rated impact strength - Rim shape tuned for compliance and damping - Wide Hookless Bead Anti-pinch flat technology
DT Swiss GRC 1400 SPLINE 42 650B Rear
$1,441.90
Introducing the Gravel racing king — GRC 1400 SPLINE 42, the most sophisticated gravel wheelset on the market. Taking a holistic approach to engineering, we rethought the characteristics of a modern benchmark-setting gravel wheelset. Aerodynamic efficiency for sustainable speed and endurance, ideal support of wide gravel tires for unprecedented comfort and traction off-road, as well as remarkable durability make this wheelset the perfect companion for your next gravel adventure. - Shimano/SRAM 11s road cassette-compatible
Zipp 303 Firecrest Carbon Clincher Tubeless Disc Brake 650b Rear
$1,350.00
Road bikes are going where they’ve never gone before, are expected to do more, and are being ridden harder than ever. At the same time disc brakes are rewriting the rules of what’s possible with rim design. For this new era, the Zipp 303 Firecrest Tubeless Disc-brake wheelset sets the new standard. With a disc-specific, tubeless rim, the 303 Firecrest Carbon Clincher is now internally 21mm wide and faster than ever. Designed from the start as a tubeless rim, the 303 Firecrest features a rim bed made with internal ridges to lock the tire’s bead in place, ensuring secure performance, even when ridden at lower tire pressures. A new carbon fiber layup keeps weight low while maintaining the 303’s legendary durability. The rim’s lightweight design allows the 303 to glide up the steepest climbs while SRAM's robust 77/177D hubset keep the wheels stiff and responsive. Each Wheel Includes: - Zipp Tubeless valve extender and valve-core wrench - Zipp rim tape (factory taped) - Zipp Tangente quick-release skewer - Zipp thru-axle end caps
Specialized Roval Traverse Carbon 148 27.5-inch Wheelset
$1,200.00
The trails in our neck of the woods get pretty hairy, pretty fast, so we've found them to be the perfect testing ground for tough, nimble wheels like our Traverse 27.5 Carbon. The steep climbs and descents helped inspire some pretty radical designs, and most importantly, left us with no doubt that these wheels will exceed your expectations. Let's talk about those expectations. They include everything from the ability to stay true after launching off drops to being light enough to efficiently pedal to the top of a climb—and they all begin with the rim. Our engineers knew they wanted carbon fiber, and with the inclusion of our Zero Bead Hook design, they were able to implement a continuous fiber layup across the sidewall and rim bed. And when paired with a whopping 30-millimeter internal rim width, you get a wheel that's super resilient to impact with low rolling resistance and incredible traction. You'll also find that it helps prevent "burping" during hard cornering, while making tubeless set up quick and easy. A wider rim does a variety of things for ride performance—it better supports the tire for increased confidence and grip, and it affords you the ability to run lower pressures to aid in the aforementioned, as well as spreading impact out over a larger surface area to reduce the risk of damage during impact. And when you combine this girth with the notoriously nimble and playful 27.5 platform, you’re left with an incredibly stiff, quick to accelerate wheelset that climbs just as well as it shreds descents. After designing the perfect trail rim, we kept our lightweight and durable design properties in mind with the wheel build, hand-lacing the rims DT Swiss 350 Classic hubs via 28 (front) and 28 (rear) DT Swiss Competition Race spokes and brass Pro Lock nipples. Inside, you'll find sealed cartridge bearings and a 36t quick engagement ratchet system for quick accelerations. We also wanted to ensure that each wheel was built correctly, and we found that this could only be achieved by hand. Machines, we found, have a tendency to miss little mistakes that humans would otherwise catch. Finally, with the 15x110 / 12x148mm variant, you receive all of the benefits that Boost spacing offers. By increasing the width of the front and rear hub flanges, and in turn, increasing frame and fork clearance and stiffness, you obtain a stiffer, stronger, and more durable system at a minor weight penalty. Each wheelset comes packaged with a SRAM XD driver, 11-speed freehub, and a tubeless valve stem in order to make tubeless set-up a touch easier. *Please note that Shimano freehubs are sold separately. - Rim Type: Carbon clincher, 2Bliss Ready, Zero Bead Hook design. Black graphic under clear coat. - Rim Material: Carbon fiber - Rim Width: 30mm internal - Front Spoke Pattern: Two-cross - Rear Spoke Pattern: Two-cross - Spoke Count: 28h Front, 28h Rear - Spoke Type: DT Swiss Competition Race - Nipple Type: DT Swiss Brass Pro Lock hexagonal - Front Hub: DT Swiss 350 Classic, 28h, 15x110mm thru-axle, 6-bolt, includes 15x110mm 19mm OD endcaps - Rear Hub: DT Swiss 350 Classic, 28h, 36t quick engagement ratchet system cassette, includes SRAM XX1 XD freehub - Includes 31mm OD end caps for front hub - Bearing Type: Sealed cartridge -Every wheel includes a tubeless valve stem in order to make tubeless set-up a touch easier. - Assembly Method: Hand-built - Total Wheelset Weight: 1700g
Bontrager Line XXX Boost TLR 27.5
$1,199.99
Key features: - OCLV XXX carbon utilizes premium materials and resins with industry-leading domestic manufacturing - 54 tooth DT Swiss hub instantly transfers effort into forward momentum - Boost 110/148 provides wider bracing angle and dramatically increases wheel stiffness - Tubeless Ready (TLR) rims allow for quick transition to tubeless system upgrade - Ultra-durable OCLV Carbon rim with 29mm internal 35mm external width 28 hole f/r - DT Swiss Aerolite spokes and Alpina alloy locking hex-head nipples - 6 bolt disc, Shimano 10/11 speed, SRAM XD driver available separately - Includes TLR rim strip installed, TLR valve, valve core removal tool
DT Swiss EXC 1200 SPLINE 35 Front
$1,175.90
Learning from our very successful EWS riders, we designed the rims for the EXC 1200 SPLINE 35 to be tough enough for everything the best in the sport can throw at them yet light enough to spin all day. And, they're the right width to accommodate today's high-volume enduro tires. This rim is complemented by our completely new top-end Ratchet System hubs which maintain the lightweight theme, as do the bladed and butted straight-pull spokes. The result is any enduro rider's dream wheel: Peace-of-mind in the downhills and enough breath for a chat on the climbs.
DT Swiss XMC 1200 SPLINE 30 27.5-inch Front
$1,175.90
The XMC 1200 SPLINE 30 is the ultimate all-mountain wheel. A carbon layup specifically tuned for all-mountain use makes the rim tough, yet super-light. And, with a 30mm internal width, it's made for wide rubber. The hubs feature the latest incarnation of our Ratchet System for smooth, rapid engagement and reliability. Extremely refined machining and fully lasered graphics make them the lightest hubs DT Swiss has ever made. Together with bladed, top-end spokes and perfect DT Swiss build quality, this wheelset is made to ride trails with speed and confidence.
Zipp 3ZERO MOTO Carbon Tubeless 27.5-inch Rear
$1,049.00
Zipp's 3ZERO MOTO carbon enduro/trail wheels are inspired by moto to provide riders with the control and durability required for pure speed. Moto remains a powerful source of inspiration for good reason. Based in the racing hotbed of Indy, Zipp for more than three decades has used motorsports as an inspiration to develop pioneering carbon cycling innovations. Our single-wall approach, what we call Moto Technology, allows the rims to "pivot" from either side of the spoke bed while traversing rough terrain. As the wheel encounters obstacles, each edge of the rim is designed for compliance, creating the feel of extra suspension. For the rider, that means durability and control for greater speed. Moto Inspired. Control + Durability = Speed. - Higher impact resistance - Reduced chance of pinch flatting - More traction in rough corners - More traction in rough corners - Smoother ride in rocky terrain - Ability to run lower tire pressure - Reduced rider fatigue - TyreWiz tire-pressure monitoring device - Frustration-free tire installation - Rim is designed for compliance, creating the feel of extra suspension
DT Swiss EXC 1501 SPLINE ONE 27.5-inch Rear
$1,044.90
Tough enduro carbon rim paired with a durable 240 hub—a recipe for going fast. The EXC 1501 SPLINE ONE combines everything a modern enduro rider wants in one wheelset. The 30mm-wide carbon rims give you the precision to stay on track, even on the trickiest lines, while a 240 hub with the latest RATCHET EXP freehub system puts your power down to the ground. Both components are held together by performance-to-weight-optimized competition race straightpull spokes.
DT Swiss XMC 1501 SPLINE ONE 27.5-inch Rear
$1,044.90
Our all-rounder. A 240 hub combined with a carbon rim results in a durable and versatile package. The low weight of the carbon rim, specially designed for all-mountain use, combined with the latest evolution of the 240 hub with RATCHET EXP freewheel, make the XMC 1501 SPLINE ONE wheels the perfect partner in crime for all kinds of mountain adventures. The 30mm inner width of the tubeless-optimized carbon rim provides excellent support for the wide tubeless tire. Double-butted competition race spokes and the highest quality wheel construction round off our XMC 1501 SPLINE ONE wheels.
DT Swiss GRC 1400 SPLINE 42 650B Front
$1,036.90
Introducing the Gravel racing king — GRC 1400 SPLINE 42, the most sophisticated gravel wheelset on the market. Taking a holistic approach to engineering, we rethought the characteristics of a modern benchmark-setting gravel wheelset. Aerodynamic efficiency for sustainable speed and endurance, ideal support of wide gravel tires for unprecedented comfort and traction off-road, as well as remarkable durability make this wheelset the perfect companion for your next gravel adventure.
Specialized Roval Traverse 38 SL Fattie 27.5 148
$1,023.99 $1,600.00 On Sale
While there may be a linear relationship between increased tire size and increased fun, this relationship only holds true when wider tires are paired with the correct width rims. Having a 2.8", or high-volume, tire mated to a narrow rim makes for a squirmy, poor handling experience, and when you’re on the hunt for additional fun, these characteristics are undesirable. Lucky for you, the new age of traction, stability, and speed has arrived—and its name is the Traverse 38 SL Fattie 27.5. Along with light overall weight, stiffness, and durability, another top priority for the Traverse SL was ease of use. First off, we got rid of the creaky straight-pull spokes and corrosion-prone alloy nipples. Next up, we landed on 28 J-bend spokes, for front and rear wheels, that are all the same length—making it easy to find replacements if needed. And finally, we engineered a new hub design, with a wider profile and higher flange to aid in overall stiffness. While our 38-millimeter Traverse SL is already wider than most offerings, the benefits of three-inch tires become more apparent with a proper rim interface. In search for the proper width, our engineers tested various iterations, from 30 to 45 millimeters, to determine where the sweet spot lies. What they ended up with is a 38-millimeter internal rim width that turns the Traverse 38 SL Fatties into descending machines. A wide internal rim width endows riders with a variety of advantages that are exemplified even more with plus-sized tires. The extra width allows for more tire volume, translating into more supple ride qualities, and better support for the tire, meaning that you'll experience less "burping" when riding tubeless and a drastic increase in traction. After determining the proper rim width for the plus-sized application, we began designing the rim using the same low-weight, high-strength technologies used in the Traverse SL and the Control SL. With this, we started with our Zero Bead Hook design that effectively eliminates the biggest weak spot found in traditional rims, and topped it off by using high-modulus carbon fiber to keep the weight down. And to further this theme, the wheels also include the Roval tubeless plug system, which sheds an additional 50 grams-per-wheel compared to a rim strip Each Traverse 38 SL Fattie is hand-built to our own alloy hubs with DT Swiss Competition Race spokes. Inside our hubs, you'll find sealed cartridge bearings all-around, and a quick-engaging 54t DT Swiss star ratchet system in the rear that allows you to power over rocks and roots without delay. And while machines do a decent job of building wheels, we choose professionally trained humans to build ours, as they catch various flaws that a machine would otherwise miss.
Specialized Roval Traverse SL Fattie 27.5 148
$1,023.99 $1,600.00 On Sale
Trail wheels often fall into two categories—they’re either heavy and durable or light and flexy. And because of this, a lightweight, wide-profile, and enduro-ready carbon wheel seems like something only found in a fairytale, but lucky for you, we made it a reality. The Traverse SL Fattie 27.5 puts all the flick'able, nimble features you need in an all-mountain wheel into one package, and it has the results to prove it. Along with light overall weight, stiffness, and durability, another top priority for the Traverse SL was ease of use. First off, we got rid of the creaky straight-pull spokes and corrosion-prone alloy nipples. Next up, we landed on 28 J-bend spokes, for both the front and rear wheels, that are all the same length—making it easy to find replacements if needed. And finally, we engineered a new hub design, with a wider profile and higher flange to aid in overall stiffness. What's with the big-boned name, you ask? The Traverse SL Fatties may be wide, but with a 30mm inner rim width, they’re far from the girth of a fat bike rim. But let's talk width. You've probably noticed that mountain bike rim widths have hovered between 19 and 23 millimeters for decades, and they've been long overdue for a change. In the search for a better wheel design, our engineers began testing 2.3- to 2.5-inch tires on 45-millimeter-wide fat bike rims to see what, if any, benefits could be found. It only took them a few rides to realize that the wider rims offered a variety of advantages, like adding additional tire volume, which better supports the tires in hard cornering, greatly improves traction because of the ability to run lower pressures, and noticeably increases rim stiffness. They did note that there is an occurrence of diminishing returns with increasing width, however, and after testing everything from 25 to 45mm, determined that a 30mm inner width is optimal. After determining the width, we began designing the rim using the knowledge that we gained when developing the Control SL. With this, we started with our Zero Bead Hook technology that gets rid of the weak spot found in a traditional wheel, and combined it with the wider profile to make a carbon rim that effectively dissipates forces. This way, you can take abuse from rocks without the worry of cracks or dents. Ok, so they’re strong, impact-resistant, and tire supporting—they must be heavy, right? Wrong. Even though “fattie” is in their name, they're far from fat. To achieve this weight, we hand-build our rims to our own alloy hubs, using only the highest quality DT Swiss Competition Race spokes. Inside our hubs, you'll find DT Swiss 240 internals with a quick engaging 54t DT Swiss star ratchet system in the rear that allows you to power over rocks and roots without delay. And while machines do a pretty good job of building wheels, we choose professionally trained humans because they do so with an artistic touch that makes for minimal flaws. Whether you need a carbon wheelset to get you through an enduro stage or one to shred your local rock garden, the Traverse SL Fattie has you covered.
Zipp 3ZERO MOTO Carbon Tubeless 27.5-inch Front
$950.00
Zipp's 3ZERO MOTO carbon enduro/trail wheels are inspired by moto to provide riders with the control and durability required for pure speed. Moto remains a powerful source of inspiration for good reason. Based in the racing hotbed of Indy, Zipp for more than three decades has used motorsports as an inspiration to develop pioneering carbon cycling innovations. Our single-wall approach, what we call Moto Technology, allows the rims to "pivot" from either side of the spoke bed while traversing rough terrain. As the wheel encounters obstacles, each edge of the rim is designed for compliance, creating the feel of extra suspension. For the rider, that means durability and control for greater speed. Moto Inspired. Control + Durability = Speed. - Higher impact resistance - Reduced chance of pinch flatting - More traction in rough corners - More traction in rough corners - Smoother ride in rocky terrain - Ability to run lower tire pressure - Reduced rider fatigue - TyreWiz tire-pressure monitoring device - Frustration-free tire installation - Rim is designed for compliance, creating the feel of extra suspension
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