SRAM Rise 60 Carbon Wheelset

3.33/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $720.00

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Product Description

When SRAM acquired Zipp Speed Weaponry, a longtime (20 plus years) composite component and wheel specialty manufacturing company, it provided them with the expertise to not just enter the wheelset market, it allowed them to offer significantly advanced, highly developed products Like the Rise 60 Wheelset.The Rise 60 uses carbon fiber for the rim to give it incredible strength and a low rotational weight. It should be noted that Zipp has been building carbon rims for road applications for some time now. This know-how is evident in the asymmetric shape and impact-protecting HS resin coating. The asymmetric shape allows SRAM to use near equal length spokes, creating a stronger complete structure. The rim's layers and 3K weave is enhanced to provide strength where the nipples place the most stress to ensure reliability. The Rise 60 uses Sapim CX-Ray spokes that are stainless steel and bladed. These spokes are incredibly strong, aerodynamic, and only weight a touch more than titanium ones. SRAM went with a two cross lacing, using 24 spokes per wheel. This keeps weight down and ensures optimum stiffness to resist wheel deflection. The straight pull design eliminates stress-prone bends to which traditional spokes are subject.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 and it has an aluminum freehub body to keep weight low. 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 to give the Rise 60 Carbon instant and positive engagement when you stomp on the pedals.The SRAM Rise 60's are intended for crosscountry race and marathon use. While they're not tubeless ready, they are compatible with tubeless conversion kits such as Stan's No Tubes. They're available with standard quick releases or with 15QR front and 12x142mm rear. The Rise 60 Wheelset is compatible with six-bolt rotors and Shimano or SRAM cassettes.

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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by eri a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: June 9, 2016

Strengths:    Stiff, light, strong and quiet.
Really cheap now in 26" on the used market.
Hugely compatible, comes with hardware to mount against many different standards with pop-on mounting hardware (100, 135, 15x10, 142x12, rs1).

Weaknesses:    Due to shape of rim it is really damn difficult to mount tubeless, even with the rim strip.
Narrow internal width means wide tires burp easily unless too much pressure.

Bottom Line:   
I weigh 185#, riding weight is up to 205# with water and gear. Previous wheels were xtr 26" off craigslist. The old wheels are still going strong but were quite flexy for me. Always wanted carbon wheels, they look sweet!

Got these used from a friend of a friend, $400 for the pair.

First problem they came with XD driver for sram 11 speed, obtained a shimano 10 speed driver for ~$100. Took two tries to get the right part. Reassembled by hand, the wheel is easy to assemble.

Second problem, the existing rear bearings were shot, replaced from local bearing house for $20. Bearing house said the sram bearings came from a very good company that had gone out of business 10 years ago, that probably the bearings had gone bad from sitting too long and corroding.

The wheels came with maxxis ardent race setup tubeless. Rode them that way for several months, then one day I burped the rear on a remote winter solo ride. Unable to reseat the tubeless tire I used my tube to ride home. At home I was able to remount the tire using a compressor but utterly failed to remount using floor pump. I've switched to latex tubes and all is well (and I can switch tires for races.)

These only saved a little weight compared to the very light xtr wheels I was using before, but they feel much stiffer and give a better more controlled ride. They're also quieter and seem like they roll faster.

I've now ridden them 3-4 times a week for the past 6 months.

Who should buy these? Well, if you get them cheap and are ok with a narrow rim and no tubeless you will be happy with a lightweight long lasting wheel. This is a very high quality product.

If you need tubeless then avoid like the plague.

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Favorite Trail:   tiger mountain, endurance rides

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   craigslist

Similar Products Used:   xtr m985 wheels, xtr m970 wheels, stans crest

Bike Setup:   yeti asr5c

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Brian

Date Reviewed: June 14, 2013

Strengths:    Lightweight, appearance, fast engagement, low drag, comes with tubeless conversion kit. stiff, stiff, stiff.

Weaknesses:    Price...these wheels were more than my frameset. Wheelbed depth makes tubeless conversion difficult with non-tubeless tires...had to wrap the wheels with extra rim tape to inflate.

Bottom Line:   
These things are way stiffer than my original wheelset. My old wheelset was a set of lightweight Mavics that I've had for years. The Rise 60's are lighter overall and provide better acceleration and easier climbing. The feeling of lightness is not greatly noticeable, but they do feel absolutely bomb proof. Stiffness on technical descents and in cornering is much improved. The quick engagement hub is very nice and the innovative design keeps the drag while coasting to a minimum, which is commonly a problem with fast engagement hubs. They are noisy, but not nearly as noisy as others.

In short, while these may not be much lighter than a lightweight set of aluminum wheels, they offer a huge performance improvement.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:3
Submitted by michael

Date Reviewed: October 1, 2012

Strengths:    Carbon wheelset at $2,000
54 teeth freehub
Sapim CX spokes
compatible with most axle types

Weaknesses:    NOT tubeless ready, you have to add a heavy rubber rim strip run tubeless

Bottom Line:   
I don't know how Sram missed the mark so bad on this one, not being tubeless ready.
Is there anyone who buys a high-end wheelset and puts tubes on it?

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