We might not have seen a wholesale switch to 29ers on the World Cup DH circuit this year, but I'd be willing to bet that there will be even more pros on big wheelers by the time next season rolls around. Apparently e*thirteen think so too – they have a 29” version of their LG1 Race wheelset on the way. The hookless carbon rims have a 30mm internal width, and are laced to e*thirteen's LG1 Race hub. That hub has been designed around a 7-speed, 9-21 tooth cassette, with the hub flanges pushed out as much as possible in order to increase the wheel's stiffness – there's no wasted space between the largest cassette cog and the spokes.
To go along with those 29” wheel, e*thirteen have DH casing LG1 tires on the way, with a claimed weight of 1131 grams. There's also a 27.5” version as well that's said to weigh in at 1080 grams.
In addition to the new wheels and tires, e*thirteen were showing off their TRS Race SL crankset. Constructed from compression molded carbon fiber, the cranks are claimed to weigh only 418 grams for the 175mm version – that's an impressive figure, especially since they're designed to be able to withstand the rigors of all-mountain riding or enduro racing. Spacers can be used to fine tune the chainring position, a handy feature that allows the same chainring to work well with Boost and non-Boost drivetrains.