Race Face Announces Aeffect R Wheel, Trace Hub & Rear eMTB Aeffect R Wheel

Nov 3, 2020
by Race Face  

PRESS RELEASE: Race Face

Don't get stuck with lost trail miles while your bike is stuck in the shop for repairs on subpar wheels. We're proud to introduce the tough on trails, light on price Aeffect R wheels and Trace J-Bend hub - a hub and rim combo that offers category-leading durability and strength, to confidently take on the rigors of trail, all-mountain, and enduro riding!


Aeffect R Wheel
A mid-priced wheel that we feel punches above its weight for reliability and strength. Rated for trail to enduro-style riding, these wheels feature a tough 6069 alloy rim with an 30mm inner diameter, an offset rim bed for even spoke tension and is rated for high impact strength and reliability.

Intended Use: Trail/All Mountain/Enduro
Sizes: 27.5” / 29”
Rim Material: 6069 alloy, tubeless-ready (tape and valves installed)
Internal Rim Width: 30mm
Rim Depth: 20mm
Rim Offset: 4.5mm
Hub Spacing: Front 15x110 Boost / Rear 12x148 Boost, 12x157 Super Boost
Number of Spokes (F&R): 28
Spokes: Sapim Sprint 2.0/1.7 J-bend black, 3-cross, non-interlaced (5 spares included)
Nipples: Sapim double square, secure lock, black/brass
Rotor Mount: ISO 6-bolt
Cassette Body options (alloy): Micro Spline, XD, HG
Weight (29”): Front - 925g / Rear – 1075g (2000g for wheelset)
MSRP: $599.00 USD / $774.98 CAD (whole wheelset)


Aeffect R eMTB Rear Wheel
Race Face’s first fully eMTB-rated rim/hub combo, this rear wheel is beefed up to take all the powered punishment ebikes have to offer. The Aeffect R eMTB wheels tough 6069 alloy rim features a 32h spoke count, a 4.5mm spoke offset for a strong build with burly J-bend spokes, and the rim’s 30mm internal width is set to charge hard. The all new Trace rear hub is up to the fun here as well, with its steel axel and eMTB specific steel cassette body options to withstand the high torque loads seen with eMTB drivetrains. Combine this rear wheel with the Aeffect R front wheel to create an unbeatable eMTB wheelset that will deliver dependable performance well beyond its price point, keeping you out on the trail.

Intended Use: eMTB Trail, All Mountain, Enduro
Sizes: 27.5” / 29”
Rim Material: 6069 Alloy, tubeless ready (tape and valves installed)
Internal Rim Width: 30mm
Rim Depth: 22mm
Rim Offset: 4.5mm
Hub Spacing: 12x148 Boost, 12x157 Super Boost
Spokes: 32 Sapim Race 2.0/1.8 J-bend, black, 3 Cross, non-interlaced (5 spares included)
Nipples: Sapim double square secure lock, black/brass
Rotor Mount: ISO 6-bolt
Cassette Body Options: steel – Micro Spline, XD, HG
Weight (29”): 1265g (wheelset with front Aeffect R wheel 2190g)
MSRP: Rear only: $399.99 USD, $499.99 CAD / Wheelset, including Aeffect R Front: $649.99 USD, 824.98 CAD


The All-New Trace Hub
The all new, RF designed, Trace hub offers 13 different hub options to cover all current axle configurations (Boost + Super Boost) and cassette body options (Micro Spline/XD/HG). Durable ride-after-ride performance is delivered without comprise with the Trace’s steel axle, sturdy 10 degree engagement, large cartridge bearings and stiff, oversized J-bend spoke flanges. This new hub is available as both a part of the Aeffect R and Aeffect R eMTB wheel offerings and as a standalone aftermarket product for you to create your own wheel legends.

Intended Use: XC/Trail/All-Mountain/Enduro (MTB + eMTB)
Axle Material: Steel
Axle Options: Front: 15x110 Boost only (Cannot be converted to Non-Boost or 20x110 Boost. Torque Cap option not available) / Rear: 12x148 Boost / 12x157 Super Boost
Spokes: J Bend - 28h (MTB) / 32h (eMTB Rear)
Rotor Mount: ISO 6 Bolt
Hub Bearings: 6902 cartridge
Cassette Body Options: Micro Spline / XD / HG – Alloy (MTB) + Steel (eMTB)
Engagement: 10 Degree (36 POI)
Weight: (F) 188g, (R) 336g (12x148 Boost with Alloy Micro Spline - 28h) / 434g (12x148 Boost with Steel Micro Spline - 32h)
MSRP: Front: $84.99 USD, $109.99 CAD / Rear: $214.99 USD, $279.99 CAD





You can find the Aeffect R wheel, Trace hub, and Aeffect R eMTB rear wheel at your local dealer or online (North America Only) at www.raceface.com or www.raceface.ca.


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