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 designed to ease tire inflation via floor pump. A beadlock system allows the clincher to fit cleanly into the recess for the bead and external nipples make for easy building and truing.

The 29-inch version is available now, with a 27.5-inch version planned for later this summer. The KR29 is priced at $599 and will be available in full wheelsets, built onto Kappius' KH-1, KH-1.5 or KH-2 hubs. For more information, visit www.kappiuscomponents.com.