The optimal wheels for your Truth, Epiphany or other XC ride, Ellsworth's XC wheels feature 24 spokes with special 2 cross lacing and Ellsworth's patented Quad Butted Spokes. Our spoke design minimizes windup from breaking and pedaling with the least amount of spoke mass. Compatible with the standard QR and the new 15mm QR, these are the only wheels you'll need for XC riding or racing. The XC rims are Ellsworth's proprietary, 29mm wide, tapered wall rim that is extruded from xxx9 Aluminum. Ellsworth's 29mm rim weighs the same as other manufacturer's 23mm wide rims but gives you the extra strength, durability and control of a wider rim. The XC rim's higher width to weight ratio also provides a larger contact patch between your tire and the ground for the same amount of weight. And since xxx9 Taper wall aluminum weighs less than rubber, you can save additional rolling weight by running a narrower tire while still getting the traction and control of a wider, heavier tire.
Which setup would You prefer the most for 26" XC ? 42/30 versus 40/28 ?? Which setup is the most popular among 26" bikes with 2x10 drive ??
Builting new bike on merida onine frame, gonna use it mostly on flat terrain (road/mud - forest trails) and some trips to the mountians on steeper trails) Al ... Read More »
Ive been running my stock WTB 26'' Velociraptors and wanted some suggestions on what kind of tire set ups that I can use for half XC and half road. The WTBs are killer on the loose hard pack but would like something faster rolling without losing the grip on the trail. Sometimes Ill go 10 miles on th ... Read More »
I'm going to do some mtn bike races around de this year. I'm not looking to spend a ton on a new bike so I'm using my perfectly fine giant trance in 26".
Having been out of racing for many years, I have no idea of what a good race tire is anymore.
Any help would be greatly appreciated
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Went or should say tried riding today. Went more west to get away from all the snow we still have out here on east Long Island. Ran into another obstacle though- Mud! My Schwalbe Racing Ralphs and Rocket Rons got totally caked with-in a few yards (the Ralphs more than Rons). Any suggestions for a go ... Read More »
I just bought a Yeti ASR-5 frame and have started the process of building it up. I've decided on most components but I haven't given a thought to the wheels yet.
On the riding spectrum of XC > Trail > All Mountain > Freeride, I'm in the XC/Trail area. I like climbing, so I'm always going to wan ... Read More »