SRAM's Roam 60 Carbon Wheels Go Wide

Feb 25, 2016
by SRAM  
Press Release

SRAM Roam 60 wheels
SRAM Roam 60 wheels

Roam 60

Fast climbs and fast descents—from sunup till sundown. Truly made for the modern mountain biker, Roam wheels use a special balance of low-inertia design, weight and strength to excel on a wide variety of terrain. They’re durable enough for hours in the saddle, yet light enough for race day.

The new Roam 60’s careful combination of shape, width, design, and materials yields a new carbon wheelset that gives bikers the speed-enabling features they want—and the critical reliability they need. Lightweight, high-strength 30-mm carbon rims increase control and confidence in any terrain.

The precision engagement of Double Time hubs ensure quick, consistent power delivery from the pedals, and a durable, smooth-rolling feel. The new Roam 60 is the wheel for riders who want everything and don’t like to compromise.

Light and strong carbon rim designed for more speed, more control and more reliability. 30mm wide profile, hookless, tubeless ready, carbon rim, smooth, quick engagement with durable Double Time hubs, stealthy new graphics and a customizable sticker pack.

Use: trail, enduro
Size: 27.5”
Rim construction: carbon - hookless
Rim inside width: 30mm
Cassette compatibility: SRAM XD, non-XD
Axle type (wheels)—regular:
Front: includes decal pack, quick release, 15x100mm and 20x110mm thru axle caps
Rear: includes decal pack, quick release and 12x142mm thru axle caps
Axle type (wheels)—Boost:
Front: includes decal pack, 21mm standard and 31mm RockShox Torque thru-axle caps
Rear: includes decal pack, 12x148 thru axle caps
Driver Mechanism: Double Time – four pawls
24 steel bladed spokes – black, double-butted 2.0 to 1.8
Bearings: sealed cartridge
Rim section: asymmetrical
Spoke pattern: 2 cross
Weight: front 750g – rear 875g (weights are in the lightest configuration)
MSRP (front/rear): $900/1000 | €939/1043 | £720/800
SRAM Roam 60 wheels

SRAM 900 hub
SRAM 900 hub

900 Hubs
Whether the goal is a finish line, epic adventure or simply getting back home again, our new 900 hubs are ready for the challenge. On the inside, our smooth and durable Double Time drive mechanism ensures rapid engagement for quick and confident pedal responsiveness. This straight-aligned, 4-pawl design turns the 26-tooth ratchet ring into 52 points of contact. The result: smooth 6.9-degree engagement without reducing tooth size or offsetting internal geometry—which means serious long-term durability.

Speedball bearings provide smooth, long-lasting rotation performance. Multiple spoke-count and cassette-capability options, as well as interchangeable end caps make the 900 hubs a perfect choice for any disc-equipped road, gravel, cyclocross, cross country, trail, or enduro bike.

Versatile driver body can accept road or MTB drivetraina, full spline or XD cassettes
Fully convertible with tool free end caps
Boost variants
24, 28 or 32 spoke holes
Usage: road, CX, TT, gravel,XC, trail, enduro
Axle options:
Front: QR 100 CAPS (DIA. 19mm), TA 12x100, TA 15x100, TA 15x110, TA 15x110 TORQUE CAPS (DIA. 31mm), TA 20x110
Rear: QR 135, TA 12x142, TA 12x148
Spoke holes: 24, 28, 32
Driver mechanism: Double Time – four pawls
MSRP (front/rear): $79/199 | €82/208 | £63/159
Weight: front: 150g, rear: 275g


  • 37 0
 After that DT Swiss post, I guess I should thank Sram for selling us a 142 option...
  • 20 0
 So many people are gonna botch the customizable stickers and make them crooked
  • 9 4
 It's hard enough trying to put a sticker straight on a car window.
  • 2 0
 I just wouldn't put stickers on, they take a beating.
  • 1 0
 Hope that FIT isn't your car
  • 17 3
 $1,900.00 for a carbon wheelset?
They are cheaper options out there and you can choose your rim and hubs.
  • 6 43
flag Alias530 (Feb 25, 2016 at 7:57) (Below Threshold)
 What a retarded post... pre-built wheels are for people who don't care or don't want to deal with picking each individual component. You realize that brass vs alu nipples, DT revs vs DT Comps, etc make very minimal REAL WORLD differences that most people don't care about?
  • 13 2
 still choose 1400$+ i9 enduro than this..
  • 12 7
 Or you could build a set of Light Bicycle carbon on I9 hubs with Sapim CX spokes for about half that price.
  • 5 1
 yet people will shell out $2400 for a set of Enve's. Mind you, not sure if the $1900 sram wheels is in USD or CAD.
  • 4 0
 Definitely USD, if the actual CAD price was posted people would be storming the walls with Pitch Forks and Torches.
  • 3 2
 You'd put i9 hubs on LB rims, over-investment much! great hubs expensive and on cheap carbon average rims, atleast go Derby to balance the quality, great wheels are an investment, why would you skimp on the most important part! Id rather have a great top alloy set than cheap crap carbon.
  • 2 1
 Saying this, I like some of Srams wheels and have ridden an earlier set of their carbon rims and was impressed comparing my then Enve DT 240 set, still building a new set now, Hope and Derby for me 32h always, maybe not pretentious like, i9, Enve and CKs but bullet proof and easy to work on, never let me down, and dont cost the earth, I could care less if someone has a flashier look at me set, performance and reliability is always my first goal = more riding, less couching and def no selfies.
  • 3 0
 I've ridden ENVEs for a season and the actual performance difference (ENVE vs LB) is negligible, not noticeable in any way. I also broke one of the ENVE rims, and yes they were DH. So ENVE at $1000 / rim vs $430 for the Derby or $170 for the LB, with un-noticeable performance difference, the last defining factor would be durability, which doesn't seem to change from the LB to Derby to ENVE, I'm sure I would break any of them just the same. So then all I have to determine is how much it costs to replace them. ENVE replaced the rim right away, but so did LB. In fact, the last LB rim I broke had a replacement on my doorstep within 2 weeks. Long story made short, I've been overly impressed with the quality, performance and durability with LB, there seems no reason to me to buy something that is 3x or even 6x more. (Rumor has it that a LOT of carbon manufactured rims are made by LB, Roams included.)
  • 13 0
 Love how SRAM is coming out with so many new products this year
  • 7 7
 Love how SRAM now offers Roval Traverse Fattie wheels, too. They could at least have increased the spoke count.
  • 8 0
 @Vanguard Traverse Fattie's are 400$ less and come with DT Swiss hub internals, which have a slightly better reputation than SRAM hubs... and actually the Fattie has 4 more spokes in the front.
  • 1 0
 What I meant. A bad and expensive copy.
  • 9 0
 I had sram roam wheels and they were garbage. 24 spokes? garbage.
  • 3 2
 totally agree, but on carbon it's plenty.
  • 1 0
 What i hate more is bearing on those wheels.Holy moly they tend to die fast.
  • 8 2
 I wonder if SRAM just bought up and rebadged all of the Specialized carbon hoops after that little Stans issue? If so, nice move! They are sick!
  • 2 0
 What was the stan's issue?
  • 1 0
 There was a lawsuit regarding the hookless design on the Specialized rims (or something along those lines). Stan's claimed (and won) that it was a patent infringement.
  • 5 2
 Looks like a good product. I know some riders in Italy that are testing SRAM Carbon rims on prety rought tracks and are saying good things about no cracking rims and no need to be trued. Would love to have the money to use Carbon rims... My aluminum rims have dents and bents all the time.. I am ready to try good Carbon rims for my DH and Enduro bikes
  • 6 0
 That was a close one, thought they would be boost only for a sec!
  • 6 0
 Was this a car commercial?
  • 4 2
 Alum rims with hub of your choice around $700 CAD. Carbon rim and hub around $1400 CAD.
$700 more because carbon rim? Yeah no.
I've fit two rides for $1400 and ride all the same trails with the same $hit eating grin as carbon rimmed peeps.
When all carbon rim and hub combos out there come in somewhere around $1000 CAD or just over I will consider. Double the price? I don't think so. For now, no sale.
  • 2 0
 True, but the Chinese rims work and work well, so you can come in at a price point under $1k easy (well you could 18 months ago but the CAD $ collapse makes it impossible now if you want to run a non bargain hub, but close) for carbon.
  • 1 0
 I hear ya. I looked at a wack of different carbon rims including Made in China carbon rims. I could have done Chinese for just over $1000 at the time. I decided fitting two bikes with aluminum wheel sets is greater than one.
  • 1 0
 Spank Oozy Trail295s weigh almost the same as these, stiff as hell, can be bought for under $600US. Im not a fan of Enve but honestly they are the only carbon rims that offer any major benefits for the price. paying 3 times more for increased stiffness is a stretch.

Chinese carbon are a deal, but you better be ready to get a setup that is up to 500g off claimed and possibly defective. seen that happen more than once.....
  • 1 0
 Two pairs of Spanks, one Oozy 295 and one Spike Race, plus tyres, discs and cassettes. Almost as good, much more versatile. That is what I'd do. Even Jared Graves doesn't use carbon rims.
  • 1 0
 Have a look at this, there's a reason why people are going carbon.
I suspect Jared might have sponsorship deals which dictate what wheelset he uses. I'm building a set of LBC carbon rims up for a race wheelset, rims were $550AUD delivered
  • 3 0
 No mention of crash replacement program here and can't find one on their website either. Don't want to get stung like my pal who just had to pay 400 quid for a replacement Traverse SL rim off Specialized UK.
  • 7 4
 I just got New NOBL wheels which are 33mm outer/27mm inner (perfect size imo) built on Onyx Racing hubs. Same weight, but far far better hubs. And they're cheaper.
  • 12 4
 How many miles have you put on the sram hubs?
  • 4 1
 The sprag clutch that Onyx uses is far superior. One ride and you'll be thinking that everything else on the market is department store level.
  • 1 0
 Low spoke count is great for weight but I find with that 30 mm rim comes a lot more confidence in cornering and with that comes increased speed and last minute decision making that may or may not end up in a lousy landing. I rather have a hardier wheel set and some extra cash. We got a set of Nobl with I9's for 1900 CAN which comes out to bout 1400US 32 spokes totally excess rim strength in a 1725 gr package....there is nothing not to love
  • 2 0
 I choose Nobl rims on hope hubs and couldn't be happier, my build weighs a little bit less than the same build with Stans flows and is far stiffer and gives a great tyre profile and volume, I've run pressures as low as 15 psi but normally run at 19-20 psi and so far I've not even marked a rim. I bought the tr38 with 31mm internal width and find them perfect for my rocky trails over Dartmoor. To top it off Trevor Howard is a top bloke who takes the time to answer all your questions, no matter how stupid they are. In short great service and great products, try them at
  • 1 0
 If those rims are as strong as the last generation Roam 60's then they're gonna be bulletproof!
I just slammed an unseen stump at speed with the 21mm rims. It flexed the (front) rim so hard it creased a spoke!!
The rim was badly out of true, but not ruined. Two hours of careful truing and its almost perfect.
The spokes are beaten, but not broken, and the rim is perfect.
  • 2 0
 With all the bashing that a lot of new products have been receiving in the comments sections, I wonder how sales of this stuff is?
  • 3 0
 Probably not bad, the pb community isn't representative of a lot of the mtb community and the target for products priced like this are usually people that have more money than time to research products looking for the best deal
  • 2 0
 At that price I would expect 150g less, a bit quicker engagement and a big vat of vasoline for the supreme rape job...thanks Sram.
  • 1 1
 there may be a bunch of rich people who can afford this nice wheelset. but i guess most of pb users are like to buy a complete bike for just a few bucks more.
don't say there's no need fur such shiny stuff. but it seems that biking becomes an upper class sports.

i like biking need sometimes new parts...buut hey i have to feed family and won't sell them for sure for a wheelset.

@industrie/compnies: why not make more affordable stuff and more peopüle buy it rather one super expensive one.

just my opinion.
  • 4 3
 Surprised they haven't fazed out 142 and just left the bullshit/boost option............
  • 1 0
 "Use it right and it will reward you" knew I got my wheel use wrong........
  • 3 2
 It's so wide a little rock will ding your rim.
  • 2 0
 no 29 oORr 26?
  • 1 0
 Best condom advert I have ever seen. Oh sorry. Wheels. I meant wheels.
  • 2 1
 Sourced from Light-Bicycle, like so many of the other 'big' brands...
  • 3 0
 Your forgetting SRAM own a rather handy carbon rim manufacturing facility in Indianapolis...
  • 2 0
 Rim-only option?
  • 1 0
 Unless im pro, i aint ridin these. Just so expensive!
  • 2 2
 Why so much info on the hubs? It's the rim we want to know about.
  • 3 0
 if you buy a 1900 wheelset, the hubs are kinda important.
  • 2 0
 You wouldn't believe how many hub problems I've had the last couple days
  • 8 0
 If you having wheel problems I feel bad for you son, I got 99 problems but my hubs ain't one....just kidding, I keep destroying bearings riding through slop and landing jumps sideways like a hack.
  • 3 0
 That's pornhub for ya!!
  • 1 0
 I get that, but stil seems little info on the rims considering the article title
  • 2 0
 The hubs listed look to be a new aftermarket product, not what's included with the wheels (notice traditional hub flanges vs straight pull on wheel set). Basically the descriptions are for two new products, not just a detailed breakdown of the hubs...
  • 1 0
 @evo233 is correct - the 900 hubs are different than what is found on the Roam 60 wheels.
  • 1 0
 is there a 29 coming?

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