Formula's All-New Linea-G Gravity Wheels

Apr 19, 2017 at 23:03
Apr 19, 2017
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The fastest line is one without compromises. If you have to corner at high speed or if you have to land on a rock after a jump, you have no choice, you have to do it. Linea G are designed for facing up to the most extreme situations and for taking the hardest knocks. Choose your line, stay focused, Linea G wheels let you follow it to the end.

Linea G

In gravity disciplines, wheels are one of the most important components. Often people concentrate on suspension setting, on tire pressure or brake position—all important factors—but sometimes we forget that if our wheel won’t stand up to the impact, to the rough treatment, to the rocks, the roots, then all effort expended in finding the right set-up for the bike will be useless. When your wheels aren’t up to the level of stress you put them under, your run is over.

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Whoever races downhill or enduro is well aware of this part of setting up the bike. A dented wheel that no longer holds pressure, or worse, a buckled wheel, are typical gravity issues and they’re always lurking around the corner. The higher the speed, the harder the test of the wheels. Linea G wheels are created with one single goal in mind: offering riders maximum reliability and safety.

Linea G

Linea G have been tested under extreme conditions. It doesn’t matter how hard the rock is, or how fast you’re riding, Linea G will do what they’ve been created for—allowing you to enjoy your run under any condition. Resistance, stability, reliability, these are all factors where Linea G accepts no compromises.

Linea G

The rear hub maintains all the innovative technology of the Linea family. The Wide Position Design (WPD) in the rear hub will provide you with all possible smoothness, sensitivity, and resistance to flex stress. Full Contact Technology (FCT) guarantees maximum life for bearings and all internal parts.

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WPD – Wide Position Design
Thanks to the distance between the hub bearings we have greatly increased hub performance and durability, compared with a traditional hub. The general stability of the axle, whose flex places the most stress on the bearings, is specifically increased due to the wider bearing platform. This more stable and sturdy bearing platform leads to a consistent reduction of axle flex, with a successive improvement in rotation. WPD also improves the durability of the bearings making a longer lasting and smoother spinning hub.

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EMS – Easy Maintenance System
Has it happened to you when attempting to perform regular maintenance on your hubs: you discover it is one of the most difficult parts of your bike to service? Whether in your personal workshop or your favorite local bike shop, the design of our hubs allows for quick service and maintenance. Thanks to Easy Maintenance System, ordinary maintenance is no longer a problem.

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FCT – Full Contact Technology
With this special design, the bearings are more enclosed with better protected by the hub. All of the internal parts of the hub are in direct contact with the bearings. This design creates a protective structure with the added advantage of reducing the lateral movements of the bearings and eliminating the infiltration of water and dirt. FCT has been imagined not only to improve the performance of the hubs but also to make the bearings last longer while reducing maintenance to a minimum.

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Gravity disciplines are now moving seriously towards the 29” standard and for this reason, Linea G wheels are available in both 27.5” and 29” sizes. The front hub with its 20 mm axle guarantees maximum stability for both downhill and enduro.

Linea G

Linea G are the first wheels dedicated to gravity disciplines that use a 20mm axle with boost. As well as the 110 mm hub width, they also have greater strength due to the angling of the spokes. Linea G wheels paired with Selva forks with a 20mm axle achieves the maximum in the boost standard: extreme stability and reliability. Of course, Linea G are also available for forks with a traditional 20 mm axle. Indeed, Linea G wheels are available in boost and traditional versions, in both cases with a 20 mm axle front hub.

Linea G

Don’t fret over how rough the track you’re riding on is, don’t worry about the solidity of your wheels. Just choose your line and follow it to the very end. Linea G wheels will take care of the dirty work.

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For more details head to the Formula website



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39 Comments

  • + 14
 Those Linea wheels could be cool, if they were available somewhere. Never seen them in any shop or website, a bit like their forks.
No 15x100/110 up front might be problematic though
  • + 3
 I'm guessing they're brand new, so you won't see them in a shop for a while.
  • + 26
 @seraph: I think his point is, when have you EVER seen a formula product in a shop or on a website? I'm not sure what their distribution model is, but it must be run by tunneling hipsters they're so deep underground.
  • + 10
 @ratedgg13: i saw a formula fork in a shop near Punta Ala last week . Sadly i took no photo to prove this mythological encounter
  • + 6
 What @Code98 wrote... Exercise in reasoning vs online banter olympics: 99 people will say they never saw anything anywhere. One dude comes and says he saw it. Theoretically makes 99 people wrong. Or does he?
  • + 1
 @ratedgg13: Everyone who bought specialized bikes got formula brakes during the year they were OEM spec, people ran them for a month or so and then got them replaced because they are garbage.
  • + 1
 @Tmonster2301: With what did they replace them? Avid? LOL
  • + 1
 @Tmonster2301:
Unfortunatelly they were not working properly due to a bad assambly by specialized. There are even rumours moving around that it was an industrial sabotage to undermine Formula, when got the first deal with specialized.
I been running Formula brakes since 2010. They work amazingly.
  • + 15
 Newsflash: 20x110 isn't "20mm with boost". It's been around as the 20mm standard for decades.
  • + 2
 Pretty light for DH alloy wheels though. 1636g for a decently wide, alloy 650b setup? If they don't cost something stupid they might be okay.
  • + 13
 @seraph, unless the rotor mounting position has been shifted over due to the wider hub flanges....
  • + 6
 Ok, but what's 20x100 (see spec sheet above)?
  • + 2
 @DMal: Yeah I was unsure of that one as well. I haven't seen a 20x100 hub or fork setup around before.
  • - 1
 @slumgullion: 110 is 110 though. If memory serves, most 110mm hubs of old have wide flanges as well. Not sure there's a ton of real estate to move them out any further.
  • + 3
 Guess the 20x100 is a typo for 15x100?
The boost 20 has the same flange & rotor position as the 15mm boost
  • + 7
 20x110 Boost isn't the same as 20x110. The hub flange spacing and position of the rotor relative to the fork isn't the same, according to a pinkbike article yesterday.
  • + 3
 Mtb industry is putting all his energy to make our life harder. 20x110 superboost coming soon. Same spacing but not compatible with the old one by a few mm. Why? Wider disc mount.
  • + 2
 @ratedgg13: It's stupid light. Anything this light that's aluminum is a race run only wheel at best, there's no way it's going to stand up to a season of DH abuse. Let's put it this way, this thing is the same weight as my M9020 XTR wheels, and the XTRs are aluminum with a carbon laminate for reinforcement. The XTRs will not survive a single afternoon at the bike park if I let off the brakes, and I doubt the Linea-G wheels will last any longer.
  • + 2
 @seraph: @DMal: "20x100" - Fills you with confidence in all those acronyms... when whoever put together the Spec sheet apparently machined front hubs for an axle size that no fork maker has ever produced
  • + 2
 On the other hand, glad to see people keeping 20mm alive, when it should have remained the thru-axle standard from the beginning
  • + 1
 i'm sure it's editor's typo
  • + 16
 WPD, EMS, FCT? Did they hire Specialized marketing team?
  • + 14
 Sounds like a nasty weekend up at Whistler. WPD was involved, EMS was called, and everyone involved was FCT.
  • + 3
 @vw4ever: One time I actually brought my bike to the park and arrived late so ditched my bike in my friends hotel. I intended to ride the next day but got super wasted instead, woke up in the bathroom and just went home.
  • + 1
 EAB = Enough Acronym Bullshit
  • + 8
 This article is plagued with RAS : ridiculous acronym syndrome.
  • + 3
 All that marketing smoke being blown up our asses and not one mention of POE.
It may be a DH wheelset, but some of us still PEDAL.

How about we start with POE, internal rim width, and available sizes, then let the marketing drones have at it with who can come up with the most useless acronyms?
  • + 6
 Holy marketing push, I almost fell out of my chair.
  • + 2
 Looks good. I am amazed at how many cares I never gave as a teenage cyclist, "it's definitely a bike, maybe ride it, and shut the eff up" would have probably been my motto.
  • + 3
 Sounded really interesting at the start.....gnarly 29er wheels...but no 15/100 for the front?
  • + 1
 Had a look at the forks and the "Selva" is Boost only. The Enduro "35" fork is 15/100. So they aren't making these wheels to fit their Enduro fork or is the 35 about to bite the dust?
  • + 3
 Love the vid, track looks rad. No wonder the French were so fast in the 90's if they practiced on that.
  • + 3
 Npp = rpro



No price posted = ridiculously priced rip off
  • + 1
 Their table shows their 27.5" set of (DH) wheels weighing in at less than 1650gr:
Front-731gr
Rear-905gr
Methinks they're gonna be a tad, how do you say, 'soft'
  • + 1
 Oooh 20x100, the new BoostSlimline standard? Added stiffness, reduced weight and more aero from decreased frontal area.

Nice.
  • + 1
 Why is an advertisement (press release, I suppose?) Pinkbike front page material?
  • + 1
 Those 3 letters acronyms are getting out of control
  • + 1
 No 157mm rear available?

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