PRESS RELEASE: Atomik Carbon
High-end carbon-fiber wheel manufacturer Atomik Carbon
today announces its first aluminum wheelsets. The Atomik AL345
is a premium aluminum mountain rim available in 27.5 and 29-inch options as rim-only or as complete wheelsets built around Industry Nine 1/1 hubs* with Sapim Race spokes.
Designed to handle the abuse of modern trail, all-mountain and enduro riding, the Atomik AL345 is crafted from 6069 series aluminum for an optimal strength-to-weight ratio resulting in bombproof performance and reliability without the uphill penalty. The AL345 features a low profile engineered to blend precise handling with a compliant ride. Both 27.5 and 29-inch versions feature a 34.5-millimeter outer diameter, and 30-millimeter inner diameter to provide an optimum profile and footprint on tires up to a 2.8-inch width.
“Our goal was to make the performance of Atomik’s carbon rims and wheelsets available to more riders by offering an affordable, premium aluminum option,” says co-owner and founder Wayne Lee. “We decided to pair the AL345 with Industry Nine’s 1/1 hub for a complete wheelset that offers unparalleled performance and value without any compromises.”
Weights come in at 460 grams and 475 grams per rim for 27.5 and 29 diameters. Complete wheelsets tip the scales at 1,870 grams and 1,900 grams respectively.
Atomik is also offering a Carbon Upgrade Program good for the life of the AL435 complete wheelset. If at any time the original owner chooses to upgrade to one of Atomik’s carbon rim offerings, Atomik will rebuild the wheel using existing hubs—including new Sapim race spokes, brass nipples, all labor and return shipping—at no cost to the customer with the purchase of carbon rims.
“Look at the AL435 as a lower cost of admission to the premium wheel market,” says Lee. “When someone is ready to take the next step and go carbon, we want to make that as easy as possible.”
Atomik aluminum mountain rims are backed by a two-year limited warranty.ATOMIK AL345 RIM SPECS
The Atomik AL435 is available now as complete wheelsets with I9 1/1 hubs starting at $699.99 or rim-only options starting at $99.99 each through local bike shops and at AtomikCarbon.com
. *Custom hub and spoke configurations available. Visit AtomikCarbon.com or your local bike shop for pricing and options.