SRAM Rise 40 Wheelset

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MSRP : $220.00

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Product Description

SRAM jumped on the fast track to providing performance wheels when it acquired Zipp Speed Weaponry, a longtime (20 plus years) composite component and wheel specialty manufacturing company. This provided SRAM with the expertise to not just enter the wheelset market, but to allow it to offer advanced, highly developed products like the Rise 40 26in Wheelset.The Rise 40 is aimed at the mainstream mountain bike market, leaving race duty to the money-is-no-object Rise 60 Carbon wheelset. SRAM balanced the Rise 40's elements to favor strength, performance, and reliability so it'd appeal to both cross-country and all-mountain applications. One key feature to the Rise 40's strength is its asymmetric double-wall alloy rim. This shape allows SRAM to use near equal length spokes, creating a stronger complete structure. The Rise 40 uses stainless steel bladed spokes that are laced in a 24 count, two-cross pattern both front and rear. This pattern keeps weight down and ensures optimum stiffness to resist wheel deflection. They're also a straight-pull design, so there are no stress-prone bends. These aerodynamic spokes are side loaded into the hub flange, making replacement incredibly easy.The hub shell and freehub body are made of lightweight 6000 series aluminum, and they house sealed cartridge bearings for maximum performance and minimum maintenance. The rear hub uses four bearings like the Rise 60, but it has a steel freehub body instead of an aluminum one for heavier duty use. A 54-tooth drive ring gives just under seven degrees of engagement, while three pawls with a saw-tooth profile offers nine points of purchase. This makes ratcheting through technical sections easier and gives the Rise 40 instant response when you turn on the power.These wheels are available with standard quick releases. While they're not tubeless compatible, the Rise 40 rims work great with rubber rim strips conversions like Stan's No Tubes Tubeless System. The Rise 40 26in Wheelset is compatible with six-bolt rotors and Shimano or SRAM cassettes.

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jason

Date Reviewed: July 4, 2012

Strengths:    Good looking durable AL wheel set. only 24 spoke, so that can be something to keep in mind if you abuse. I have yet to have any issue with them.

Weaknesses:    Engagement was a little slack. but nothing bad.

Bottom Line:   
I got a great deal on these... so they were definetly worth the money. These are my first set of aftermarket wheels but they look great on my bike and are decently light. They have been durable so far. I ride New England trails with lots of roots and rocks. I haven't had any issues with these wheels.

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Anyone running SRAM Rise 40 & Stans?

Anyone here running SRAM Rise 40s with the stock SRAM rim tape under the Stans rim strip? I recently purchased a new set of SRAM Rise 40's that came with the Stans rim strips in the box. Instructions said it was ok to go over the stock SRAM rim tape. Doing that, I've noticed that at the Valve ste ... Read More »

SRAM Rise 40 Rear Hub Conversion STD to 12mm

I picked up a pair of SRAM Rise 40 wheels in the 27.5 size. They came with 15mm front hub which is convertible. The rear hub was a standard 9mm skewer. I was hoping to convert it to 135mm x 12mm thru axle. I called SRAM and they said that hub is not convertible. Forever the doubter I took the hub a ... Read More »

Do I really need to DRILL my new SRAM Rise 40 for Stan's No tubes?

I have a brand new SRAM Rise 40 rear that came packaged with the Stans no tubes liner in the box from SRAM. Checking the installation on the Stans website it says to drill the valve stem hole to 3/8". Do I really have to? The Stans valve stem fits fine in the stock opening. Why is this necessary?Read More »

SRAM Rise 40 wheels?

[COLOR=#333333]Anyone have any experience with these? What do you think about them, and what tires are compatible with these rims?[/COLOR] [COLOR=#333333]Would you suggest these or Stans or WTB i23,and why?[/COLOR]Read More »

SRAM Rise 40 wheels?

Anyone have any experience with these? What do you think about them, and what tires are compatible with these rims? Would you suggest these or WTB i23?Read More »

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