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  1. Wheels and Tires
    Anyone done so? An example being going from 2.6 to 2.3 — or perhaps even more drastic. I've had other discussions around this and just got a "narrower" tire / rim bike in a Cannondale Trail SE 2 2021. I've spent a little time on wider tires, so I'm getting used to this. For context, I'm mainly...
  2. Wanted Parts and Accessories
    Looking for a pair of Mavic X517 rims, 32 hole. PM me if you have these for sale. Preferably in the US since international shipping rates are really high these days. Thanks!
  3. Weight Weenies
    Greetings all - I'm curious whether the seemingly widespread suspicion of "compromised" carbon rims is legitimate. If a carbon rim gets a ding in it, seems like everyone believes the rim is now likely to fail catastrophically and injure the rider. Question is: is that fear based in actual...
  4. Wheels and Tires
    Currently have DT Swiss 1700 rims w 350 hubs (w 54t ratchet kit). Ride mostly intermediate level singletrack with a decent amount of rocks typical in the Northeast. Take it to the bike park a few times a year (Mountain Creek, Thunder, etc) where I ride blue/black flow trails with some...
  5. Wheels and Tires
    About six months ago, I swapped rims on my rear wheel, building it up myself since all the shops had 6+ week lead times. I used the Park Tool tensionmeter and aimed to get the drive side spokes to 130kgf, the max for the E13 LG1 alu rim. I've recently noticed that almost every single drive...
  6. General Discussion
    WTB has been dabbling in carbon rims for the past year, but their first forays were designed for cross country riding or drop bar exploration. Their newest product is the Ci31 (carbon internal width 31mm) and is built for tackling technical terrain. The rims have a 31mm internal diameter and...
  7. General Discussion
    The new M60 Plus is light enough for long days and big climbs, but strong enough to get rowdy. As bike manufacturers have begun to release more plus sized models, rim manufacturers have answered the call with ever increasing rim widths. The latest brand to join the fray is ENVE composites, who...
  8. 29er Bikes
    Claimed to be wider, lighter, and stronger than their predecessors, all three new rims feature a lower profile design for better durability (click to enlarge). Stan's NoTubes pioneered the concept of tubeless tires, and then made the system even more effective by developing their own line of...
  9. Wheels and Tires
    Atomik utilizes a combination of aerospace grade foam and carbon to create a durable single wall rim (click to enlarge). Editor's Note: This article is part of the Mtbr Ultimate Guide to winter mountain biking, fat bikes, gear, apparel, lights and trainers. We are taking a deep dive into all...
  10. Misc Components
    XMC and XRC 1200 Spline Carbon Wheels The high end XMC 1200 Spline wheels have the new 240 Spline hub, which weighs in at only 93 grams up front. The rear hub uses a 36T ratchet system and offers tool free hub maintenance, plus switchable end caps and rotor body. The XMC carbon rim is hookless...
  11. Misc Components
    The new Pro 4 hub (click to enlarge). Pro 4 hubs As a direct development of the successful Pro 2 EVO hub, the Hope Pro 4 hubs bare a lot of attention to detail. The freewheel now has a 44 tooth ratchet mechanism which provides a 10% quicker hub engagement over the Pro 2 EVO. The flange...
  12. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    Kappius Components launched their new KR29 rim at Sea Otter this year and Kappius President Brady Kappius stopped by the Mtbr booth to show us the goods. The KR29 is a full carbon fiber 29er clincher mountain bike rim featuring a 30mm external width, offset spoke bed, and shallow center channel...
  13. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    ENVE Senior Marketing Manager Jake Pantone walks us through the just-launched carbon MSERIES line. Pantone discusses the reasoning behind the nomenclature change from their past categorization; XC, All Mountain, DH to the new ratio formula employed in the MSERIES line. The ratio refers to the...
  14. 29er Bikes
    Four model MSERIES line designed for specific travel, riding styles Santa Cruz team rider Josh Bryceland will be racing on the new ENVE MSERIES wheels in 2014. Wheel-maker ENVE has announced a new series of carbon rims and wheelsets called MSERIES, designed to meet the needs of four specific...
  15. 29er Bikes
    WTB was showing the new aggressive Warden and Vigilante tires, along with a couple of cross country oriented ones, including the 27.5" Bee Line and 29er Nine Line. They have a new lightweight race rim, aptly named the KOM, and a wide and stiff Enduro rim to cover the gamut of riding types. To...
  16. 29er Bikes
    Wider is better! The Wide Lightning is American Classic's new lightweight tubeless ready mountain bike wheelset with 32mm width rims for both 27.5″ and 29" sizes, that is stiff, strong and tough. I got my usual wonderful technical and in depth walkthrough of their products, by the man himself...
  17. 27.5
    Introduction by Francis Cebedo We did a review on Pacenti TL28 wheel built up with a Chris King hubset HERE. Here is follow-on review to a rim that is wider since these days, wider IS better. It allows the tire to have a wider, more secure and stable contact patch. Pacenti knows a little bit...
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