Reynolds Announces ‘Trail Rated’ Carbon Wheels

Dec 1, 2017 at 17:39
by Reynolds Cycling  
Press Release: Reynolds


The newly released TR S carbon rim wheels from Reynolds combine the flawless ride quality they're known for and the durability you've come to expect. No matter your budget, wheels will still be the most important upgrade you make to your bike.

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Reynolds ambassador Eric Porter and product manager Todd Tanner spent time ride testing the new TR S wheels on their home trails in Utah. Porter has earnest ted a reputation for himself as a mountain biker for a number of years and is a rider most will recognize, but Tanner will likely slip under the radar of the younger crowd.


Tanner is a former downhill racer from the early years of the World Cup circuit, and it shows. He definitely knows how to handle a bike, and moreover knows how they should perform. Now he puts his years of race driven product testing experience to good use refining the ride feel and overall ride performance of Reynolds mountain wheels, including the new TR S wheels.

The TR S rims provide excellent tire fitment and traction with dimension ideally suited to modern trail tires.

The asymmetric carbon rims even out spoke tension for a more durable and predictable ride. The 30mm internal rim width provides excellent tire fit and provides additional air volume for superior ride quality and traction.

TR S Wheels are available in a variety of colors and come with a 30-day customer satisfaction guarantee and lifetime warranty.

The TR 309 S is the 29er version and the TR 307 S is the 27.5 version. Both are offered in a range of colors to match your bike and come with both a 30-day customer satisfaction guarantee and a lifetime warranty.

Other features include Reynolds' new TR6 100% CNC'd center lock disc mountain hub with 6-pawl construction and 5 degree engagement. Both versions are laced with 28 straight-pull spokes front and rear lending to the wheels' quick acceleration and snap out of corners. The TR 309 S weighs in at 1635 grams while the TR 307 S tips the scales at just 1560 grams.

For more information, visit the Reynolds website.




129 Comments

  • 134 12
 Thank God. I've been hoping for more choice in the 4 figure carbon wheels category, since I don't want to find myself in the embarrassing situation of turning up to a ride with the same wheels as any of my dentist friends.
  • 5 1
 So, how much?
  • 27 33
flag NYShred (Dec 3, 2017 at 13:50) (Below Threshold)
 Hilarious that they didn't include the price tag on the write-up. Can someone please explain to me the benefits of a carbon *anything* aside from weight...

They cost more for the consumer but cost less for the manufacturer to produce ($$), they don't last as long as other materials, and they're non-recyclable so they end up in the ocean... am I missing something!?
  • 10 15
flag Gregorysmithj1 (Dec 3, 2017 at 14:00) (Below Threshold)
 This carbon wheel market is about to blow when you factor in tire liners and stronger rubber compounds carbon wheels weigh more and are less predictable.
  • 2 2
 not cheap
  • 16 4
 @Gregorysmithj1: I am a carbon wheel sceptic myself, yet I think you are stretching it. Everyone riding a 140+ bike in rough terrain will appreciate the benefits of thicker casings. 1-plies fold and are easy to puncture regardless of the rim or Enve rubber strip mumbo jumbo. So can everyone benefit from stuff like Huck Norris or DeanEasy or Procore. All sorts of rims fail, the problem with carbon is that they are expensive to replace. Then there is entirely subjective issue of stiffness. But what you get for that harsh ride is no need to true the wheel since xarbon rims come only in two states: perfectly straight or broken. So it all comes down to the price
  • 17 8
 @WAKIdesigns: I don't benefit from pool noodles shoved in my rims, my rims are just 80 bucks I can smash them all i want it doesn't matter. I use cx ray spokes and high end cassettes and rotors to bring the weight down to carbon levels. Its costly to start up a suspension company and design great product. Its pretty cheap to start a wheel company and slap your logo on it, maybe they change the carbon layup a bit. Its not really making riders faster or improving the ride. I have owned 4 carbon wheelset myself.. I prefer I9 aluminum wheels.
  • 6 3
 @WAKIdesigns: Not totally accurate. Most carbon rims have some sort of replacement warrantee. I cracked an Atomix rim and the replacement was on my bike in a week. My mechanic/wheel builder is amazing but also lazy, so it was probably in his possession in a couple of days. Now Santa Cruz is offering a lifetime replacement warrantee. We'll most likely see most manufacturers following suit with extended warrantees. As the market continues to become saturated, prices will ultimately keep dropping as well. Remember, you can still get a pair of Lightbicycle wheels with Hope hubs delivered for about $1,000. Just saying.
  • 5 4
 @inter71: Its cool they replace them but are the actually better? What are pro's still choosing to ride?
  • 7 2
 @Gregorysmithj1: For me, the advantage has been what WAKI stated: if they are not broken, they are true. I also like the stiffness and exceleration.
  • 4 3
 @inter71: My mechanic/wheel builder is amazing but also lazy, so it was probably in his possession in a couple of days.

Just remember "your" mechanic has other customers and jobs that need doing. He may have had the rim arrive in store but then has to schedule time to rebuild your wheel around other customers/clients repairs etc.
  • 6 2
 @inter71: I prefer the feel of carbon as well, and in my experience although they're usually completely done when they do fail, a good carbon wheel handles a lot of hard rock hits where an aluminum wheel dented or folded on me in the past. If the carbon rim isn't more durable than the aluminum rim, then something ain't right. All that said, I don't feel comfortable dropping any more on a carbon wheel than a high end aluminum wheel.
  • 4 1
 @NYShred: ya they kick ass! Rideability is top bill on a good set.. Especially on a 29 platform... Lower rotational rolling mass is another reason....Dont last as long? Huh.. I'm going on 5 seasons on my nox carbons with only a spoke tensioning once a season and that's only cuz it was recommended by manufacturer.. They've taken it all from off Camber mistakes to hucks to flat plus jump casings and not so much as a hiccup!
  • 3 2
 @Gregorysmithj1: complete Bs!
  • 2 1
 @WAKIdesigns: yep! And mine have been perfectly straight going on 5 seasons in the cad Rockies as well as the harshness of the shore! I to was once a skeptic!
  • 2 1
 @Gregorysmithj1: Look around.. Lots of pros are on carbon.. One of the best being Bernard Kerr! Doubt any of us mortals cause more abuse than that man.. Just saying.
  • 4 1
 @NYShred: Looking past the environmental issue the only reason I ride carbon hoops is because in the long run it saves me money and time.
Back when I rode aluminum hoops I would be constantly flat spotting, putting wheels out of true and outright destroying wheels. I'm heavy ( 200 lbs) and a fairly aggressive rider thats hard on wheels. If you're lighter you likely don't have that issue.
I true my carbon hoops about once a year. Thats the only reason I ride them.
  • 11 9
 It is pretty obvious that most people saying "My aluminum rims are just as light and cheaper" have never ridden carbon rims or just doesn't want to pay for them. I have ridden a lot of different carbon rims on the market and also ridden several aluminum rims in the middle. Here are the differences

1. Aluminum rims have much more lateral flex than carbon
2. Carbon damps the trail chatter much better than aluminum
3 Carbon is WAY more durable than aluminum. I have run both setups, I have have not broken a carbon rim in over 12
months. Aluminum would not hold air in a tubeless setup after 30-45 days. This was running the exact same air
pressure/tires and riding the same terrain.
4. Carbon can hide internal cracks which then show up as failures after relatively small impacts. This was a much bigger
problem with older designs. As I stated before I have not cracked a carbon rim in over a year after breaking one about
every six months previously,
5. Carbon rims are about 2x the cost of aluminum at the lower end. LB's are $185 per rim and a decent aluminum about
$80.

If you don't like or don't want to spend the money then fine, but obviously there is a pretty decent value proposition based on the number of new wheels coming out
  • 5 1
 @NYShred: did you care about carbon ending up in the ocean before reading Pole's press release or did it start caring after you read people's comments that were inspired by that press release.
  • 2 0
 @Gregorysmithj1: If their sponsors have carbon for sale, don't worry, they ride carbon.
  • 3 0
 @salespunk: I own carbon wheels and have owned carbon ibis, Reynolds, nox, light bicycle. I don't think carbon is the best thing ever.. sorry.
  • 2 0
 Todd Tanner! Specialized! Jason McRoy! Wow!
  • 3 0
 @salespunk:

1. This is definitely true of lightweight XC wheels, but there isn't a difference for heavier duty wheels IME.
2. I've had the opposite experience.
3. Carbon maybe stronger, but a dented alloy rim can still get you through the weekend/trip/race, while you're done with a cracked carbon wheel, plus most sidewall dents can be bent back into place with alloy rims.
  • 1 0
 @Dustfarter: Amen! I'm 200 lbs, ride hard and haven't had a flat or had to true my Ibis wheels in a year. My other aluminum wheelset, 3 flats and dented rims last 2 rides--
  • 1 0
 @NYShred: Being on the manufacturing side of the business, i can ensure you that carbon rims are at least 4-6 times the cost of aluminum(welded rim), so it's reflected in the retail price for sure.
  • 3 2
 @inter71: I don’t care for replacement of carbon rims since I would have to smash almost 2 most expensive alu rims to justify that. In Europe, the cheapest carbon rim worth buying comes at 200-250€ total with customs and shipping. For 75€ you get extremely reliable EX471 while the excellent Flow MK3 comes at 90€. We could add XM481 which is a tiny bit lighter and flexier than EX471 but it is wider. It comes at 85€ All at weights and durability comparable with carbon rims. Truing is an issue for people who don’t know how to do it which is fine. I personally had to true my both wheels after 1.5 year. Took me around 5 minutes including unlocking the bike, hanging it in my stand, truing and putting it back.
  • 5 2
 @wibblywobbly: Pole's infamous "ocean-fill" press release is bit misleading. Poll's choice of supplier seems to have been the issue here. Implying that the practice is industry wide is presumptuous.
  • 3 1
 @RichardCunningham: thank you. It means a lot to me Smile
  • 3 1
 @RichardCunningham: thank you. That press release (and Pinkbike amplifying it) was a brilliant bit of marketing. So many people seemed to accept Pole's excuse for not being able to produce a carbon frame as environmental gospel.
  • 1 0
 @BiNARYBiKE: you had a poorly built all wheel. I'm 110kg and ride rocky trails and struggle to even snakebite. Hope & appropriate Stan's rim every time.
  • 1 0
 @wibblywobbly: So much that i want to draw Paul Aston wearing only strings and lipstick dancing on their bike under a disco ball... you can add the caption... Big Grin
  • 53 0
 So their previous wheels were... not trail rated?
  • 7 0
 Tarmac only i guess...silly mtb industry
  • 29 1
 No mention of price? Cool, another "if you have to ask, you can't afford it" wheelset.
  • 7 1
 They are ''very affordable'' at 1549 bucks, and here I'am trying to save some money to buy most expensive wheels I ever got that are more than 3 times cheaper...
  • 6 4
 @b-wicked: Make that "3 times less expensive".
  • 3 0
 @b-wicked: I assume that's relative to their pricing on other wheels, which are pretty far up there even for carbon wheels at >$2k ($2300 IIRC). That is approaching Enve territory and is pretty insane.

TBH I don't see how Reynolds and Enve are going to survive unless they change their business models. They are going to have to start offering lower priced options, like this, to compete and $1600 for wheels with a lifetime warranty, high engagement hubs, and carbon hoops is not unreasonable compared to what they charge for some of their others. That's similar to Santa Cruz and it's not that far from what you can build yourself with decent hubs and mid level carbon hoops.

Why people continue to pay >$2k for a carbon wheelset is beyond me, especially with We Are One doing domestic builds on the rims and wheels for significantly less. It's good to see Reynolds changing their options to meet more appropriate pricing, hopefully Enve starts to do the same soon.

Time to go clean some teeth...
  • 1 0
 @Adodero: One thing is clear to me, I'm not as good as a rider and don't ride often enough, to be a carbon wheel owner...
  • 1 0
 @Adodero: Nox is always a good option.. Going on 5 seasons on mine.. Absolutely bomb proof!
  • 25 3
 Wheels are the most important upgrade for your bike? No one in their right mind would spend $1500 on wheels if they don't already have a similar investment made in their suspension.

Put it this way: what will ride better, $1000 of suspension and $500 of wheels or $500 of suspension and $1000 of wheels? Thought so....
  • 6 2
 Hahahah I always laugh when I see people with enve rims but entry level suspension on their bikes
  • 8 3
 @LukeBurgie: Always? It cant posibly be a common occurrence that has to be something that happened once or twice at most.
  • 7 0
 @LukeBurgie: I've seen a few enve wheels on aluminum single pivot santa cruz's this season. It's just as illogical as rim upgrades on cars.
  • 4 0
 @Gregorysmithj1: Yup. ENVE=Spinners.
  • 1 1
 @LukeBurgie: Enve decals come off mine day one.. Hate logos!
  • 1 0
 @Gregorysmithj1: probably a warranty replacement they picked up on Craigslist after the original owner came to their senses
  • 3 0
 @dthomp325:
Or some random wheels you can order on alibaba, incl. your own choice of brand stickers.
  • 21 0
 Incase you guys didn't know, people ride dh on trail bikes now. I hope these hold up
  • 21 0
 E*thirteen TRS
Reynolds TR S
Some other wheel brand is gonna make a TR-S
  • 2 1
 Yup. Way to rip off e*thirteen. Lame.
  • 3 0
 Yeah, you would think @ReynoldsCycling would've picked some other letters. Maybe RT for Reynolds Trail or some other combination.
  • 26 0
 Ethirteens have the Golden Arches, while Reynolds have the golden arcs.
  • 1 0
 Groupthink
  • 11 0
 Trail rated = gravel fire-road rated.
  • 23 1
 Marketing department "These wheels are Rampage ready!"
Warranty Department "It appears there was a rock on the trail you rode, nothing we can do"
  • 1 1
 @bruvar: 9. Were pretty close - From their site:

What if the rim cracks during a normal ride?

The lifetime warranty covers the wheels when used for their intended purpose. Any wheels that fail while being used for their intended purpose are covered under the Reynolds lifetime warranty. The warranty does not cover abuse.
• Intended use: Enduro = Enduro, ATR = Gravel, Aero = Road, etc.
• Abuse: Aero ≠ Enduro, RZR ≠ ATR…. you get it.
• Crashes, intentional neglect, lack of maintenance is considered abuse. An example of abuse would be getting a flat tire and continuing to ride on the rim.
  • 3 0
 @otto99: Soooo... a crash is abuse these days? Got it. Not to mention, how are they to prove my neglect was 'intentional'? Whose interpretation does that come down to? Sounds like loopholes built into the warranty so that they have reasons to say 'no rim for you'.
  • 4 0
 Crashes? Really?
A carbon rim failure will likely cause a crash.
  • 10 1
 Finally! Someone made a carbon rim for trail bike! Can't wait to buy them!
  • 10 3
 You lost me at Reynold's own hub. A wheel is only as good as the freehub. DT Swiss is the most reliable, glitch-free freehub mechanism out there.
  • 6 2
 Actually DT has some issues than not very commo, but there is some. But they are waaay ahead of reynolds hubs....
  • 10 3
 I'm Ok with trying their hubs because of the warrentee.. But F*&^ing CENTERLOCK only?!?! WHY?? 85% of riders DON'T run centerlock. And yes there are adapters, But they suck and just add more weight. Darn. Frown
  • 7 18
flag slayersxc17 (Dec 3, 2017 at 14:38) (Below Threshold)
 I'm a I9 fan, but am very biased since I live ten minutes from their warehouse, and have pro-deal through a friend. I just wanted everyone to know that.
  • 4 1
 @slayersxc17: The early I9's were a joke - bearings failed just looking at them. I hear they're solid now but they had one chance to make a first impression.
  • 5 0
 @slayersxc17: thanks, ill pm u for brodeal
  • 19 0
 @slayersxc17: isn't the first rule of pro deal not to talk about pro deal?
  • 5 0
 @slayersxc17: thanks for letting us know. Have a bro fist
  • 1 0
 @pappas717: with centre lock adaptors you get to ditch 6 steal bolts so may not be a weight issue
  • 2 1
 @nick1957: I Don't get it both standards work normally with 6 hole rotors. I got one bike with CL hubs and another with 6 holes both work fine. Overall weight of setup is the same. Only bad thing there is about CL is shimano rotors that are crap, that's it.
  • 1 0
 @b-wicked: You said it..ONLY Shiamno rotors..But I will not say all the shimano rotors are crap. I will give u a for instance. I have a Specialized 6 fattie That I switch between Hope rotors (Silly sick stuff) on my 29 wheels, But like to throw my Shimano rotor Plus size 27.5 wheels on when its real wet or for winter. I can use small shims under the rotor bolts so both wheels switch in and out without having to re-center the calipers. Takes a minute instead of 13+ mins. and having to toss the bike up on the workstand. Many people don't even know how to center their calipers. Plus I have a Demo 8 Dh bike, Hope rotors also but since all my bikes are 203 front and 180 rear I take my spare rotors with me in case I bend one. In other words 6 bolt rotors are WAY more versatile and I can pick from 10+ companies products and price points. Oh, and ALMOST all the adapters have play in them if u squeeze the front brake and rock back and forth.
@nick1957 With all the machining and the thickness of the hub for threading centerlock, I could be wrong..But as a bikeshop manager for 22 years I can't remember handling a centerlock hub that is as light as a good quality 6 bolt hub. But then again, I never had a XTR centerlock in my hand so not positive.
  • 3 0
 @pappas717:
Bike shop manager for 22 years and never had a XTR hub in your hand?
What kind of shop? You only sale kids and roadbikes?
And DT Swiss also makes awesome CL hubs it's called the 240, look em up!
  • 1 0
 @pappas717: DT swiss E1700 with Sram Centerline rotors on DT adapters, once when I just installed them one front rotor got loose, I tighten it and had no problems since. About play in CL adapter, there is probably play in caliper and pads interface, cause properely tightened CL adapter doesen\t have any play at all, checked mine today, nope there is no play.

About weights front DT swiss 240s 6 hole hub weights 147g plus 6 bolts 13g = 160g , CL hub is 129g plus adapter is 29 grams = 158g.

Shimano rotors got issuses with rivets getting loose, like other 2 piece rotors on the market and Ice tech rotor bent easily and actually you shouldn't straighten them after cause it can make damage to steel aluminum sandwich material that they are made of.
  • 2 0
 @b-wicked: I have the same wheel set up ( CL )
nice info, cheers
  • 1 0
 tell tat to my rear hub that has 4 bad bearings and a seized axle. tried for 3 hours to get that thing out and as for as i got was getting the hub off, bearings still seized in the hub and impossible to remove without damage to the hub.
  • 1 0
 @TylerG96: google ''maintenance''...
  • 8 1
 So are they the guys smoothing out jacobs ladder?
  • 2 0
 @MTByumyum where ya at?
  • 2 0
 HAHAHA. Love it.
  • 4 0
 Seriously, I'd like to punch whomever is doing that in the mouth. They smooth out the rough parts except for the brake bumps before the small pond gap
  • 4 0
 Wait... did they flash life time warranty there at the end? So now Reynolds and Santa Cruz have life time warranties on their carbon wheels, WTF are the rest of you manufacturers waiting for already?
  • 8 4
 Carbon rims are the only bike component I really see absolutely no point in, especially at the current prices, if they were the same as Aluminium in cost i.e. sub $100 I'd think about them maybe.
  • 9 0
 I see more point in the carboon hoops than in carbon cranks. I would be so paranoid about clipping a rock or even just washing out and destroying them. My cranks already get dings and rock strikes enough, I don't want to be worried about them being destroyed by such things!
  • 3 10
flag otto99 (Dec 3, 2017 at 13:03) (Below Threshold)
 They could be half the price of aluminum and wouldn't buy carbon garbage.

I've owned a carbon Dh race bike and will never buy anything carbon again..

Except for helmets :-)
  • 6 3
 The ride is different they handle impacts better and require less maintenance.
  • 34 6
 Sorry for always bringing up the same argument, but carbon rims make acceleration significantly quicker, and allow for a lighter, wider rim. Additionally, if you aren't an idiot, carbon things don't break. Seriously—you have to be doing something wrong to break them. Do they break? Yup! Do other things break ad about the same frequency? Yup! Does carbon generally offer a better performance? Yup! Is it more expensive? Yup! If you can't pay for that performance can you buy something else? Yup! Is this argument dead? Yup! Beaten to death with a big ol' stick? Yup!
  • 6 1
 @NRogers27: Well, the must be a lot of idiots in Squamish!
  • 8 6
 @wallheater: judging by your spelling...
  • 7 2
 @RollinFoSho: ha yeah... just bak from a ried an on my phoen^
  • 3 0
 @NRogers27: but do you even ride hard bro?
  • 1 0
 @NRogers27: thank you for the intelligence in your comment. If you don't like carbon, don't buy it people.
  • 1 0
 @cgdibble: they just chip mainly..no biggie
  • 1 7
flag otto99 (Dec 3, 2017 at 14:57) (Below Threshold)
 @NRogers27: once the structural integrity of carbon has been compromised it's rendered useless. Aluminum on the other hand will bend not break.
  • 4 10
flag mhoshal (Dec 3, 2017 at 16:00) (Below Threshold)
 @NRogers27: carbon wheels don't offer any benefit to 95% of riders out here. We just ride to have fun we aren't looking for KOM on strava like that 5% that think if they have the latest and greatest pizzazz on thier bike it will make them the best. Carbon rims are for pros and posers plain and simple the rest of us have no problem getting by on our $400 rim just fine.
  • 3 0
 @NRogers27:
Haha, I own 2 sets of mtb & 2 sets of road wheelsets from Reynolds. Night & day on how they differ from aluminum & your right, they take a massive beating and still hold up.

4 sets?! Holy crap, you must be a dentist! Nope, just a skilled craftsman that likes the better things in life. Poverty must suck.

Oh yeah, Todd Tanner won the first ever X-Games MTB race. YouTube it, it's pretty cool. That was also Suzy Kolbers first gig with ESPN.

b.
  • 2 10
flag mhoshal (Dec 3, 2017 at 16:41) (Below Threshold)
 @bndrace: theres the rich carbon poser snob I was talking about lmao so if we can't afford carbon we live in poverty now? Its cute how you think your crappy carbon rims give you some kind of superiority over the rest of us.
  • 4 0
 @mhoshal: You're paying $400 for aluminum rims? Might as well be running carbon...
  • 3 1
 @mhoshal: carbon rims made my bike more fun.. More precise, faster rolling, stiffer, the list goes on. You just haven't tried any.
  • 3 0
 @otto99: aluminum rims will most definitely break. Ask me how I know...
  • 4 1
 @mhoshal: I guess you missed how I mentioned I'm just a glorified construction worker, living on a blue collar wage. After racing and riding on 2 wheels for the better part of 40 years, I like to think life's too short to drink cheap beer & not enjoy nicer bike parts that work.
Get a job & stop bitching.

b.
  • 1 0
 @mhoshal:my carbon rims were 400 stop being a wet blanket. I bet you thought that the internet would never be a big thing too
  • 1 0
 @mhoshal: all about priorities I chose bikes over health insurance!
  • 1 2
 Hey guys, sorry for the confusing comment earlier! You should only use carbon rims for the better graphics you get! There aren't any other benefits over aluminum! Check out Nino Schurter's Bike—and we know he only goes for looks! www.redbull.com/gb-en/nino-schurter-2017-bike-check-scott-spark-rc?gclid=Cj0KCQiAgZTRBRDmARIsAJvVWAthkfFg_GNwBTe8VT-ACa2nxQnHQ3IG7MVT4JC4LHBAl8mDFTwDKEsaAhicEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds
  • 1 1
 @otto99: clearly u are stuck in 2008!
  • 4 0
 Again, curious marketing with emphasis on the asymmetric profile giving a more "predictable" ride. I can't say that a set of wheels have ever given me an unpredictable ride...
  • 1 0
 Certainly had the bike go somewhere I didn't a few times but I don't think it was my non asymmetric rims to blame. Sounds like it might have been tho. Hhhm get me a lawyer and my wallet I need new wheels.
  • 1 0
 yeah, but it sounds good and technical, so we're gonna go with that...
  • 3 0
 Santa Cruz, lifetime warranty
Reynolds, lifetime warranty*

Big difference. Not worth dealing with asterisks at the $1,500 price point. Also, huge marketing fail to claim lifetime warranty proceeded by a laundry list of exemptions.
  • 5 0
 Porter is a great dude and all around ripper. He definitely has earnest ted his reputation.
  • 3 1
 It's ridiculous, the only ones saying they prefer the feel of carbon are people that paid a a ton of money for it, aluminum rims are better and aluminum frames are better or the same, less weight is the only benefit, until it cracks at any moment for no reason usually, so that isn't better
  • 2 0
 I went from a set of EVNE M70's on Chris King Hubs to a set of DT Swiss XM481 on DT Swiss 240hubs and I don't miss my ENVE's one bit. I actually found the ride on the ENVE's to be quite harsh regardless of tire pressure. For now Ill be sticking to aluminum wheels
  • 5 1
 Noticed they come in 650b and 29” but the actual height of the rim is 26 as shown in the diagram- 26 ain’t dead?
  • 2 0
 Rim diameter vs. wheel size. Not the same.
  • 1 0
 So far in less than a year I've cracked two carbon rims-one replaced under warranty really quickly(thankyou Nextie) and the other denied(unthankyou Giant). It's made me a little wary.Neither rim failed disastrously though I'm beginning to question the wisdom of carbon wheels where I live and ride -lots of rocks-often sharp.I'm not a young fast shredder either and like to think my riding style is relatively smooth.
  • 2 0
 Given all the derogatory dentist comments the next Pinkbike poll should be how many cavities do you have? Do you floss? How would you rate your oral care?
  • 1 0
 You don't feel the trail as good with a alu rim compared to a carbon? Seriously? On a full sus bike with big rubber?

I say the gains are all in your ...Mind.
  • 3 1
 Are they any better than Santa Cruz?
  • 5 6
 "wheels will still be the most important upgrade you make to your bike"... Errr, probably one of the least important! Tyres, stem and bar, pedals, suspension and brakes all come before imo
  • 1 0
 3mm sidewalls although they are qn improvement over your previous experience 2.5mm walls are still insufficient. Nice try
  • 2 0
 No photo of the hubs at all, I find that odd.
  • 2 0
 $1,549.99 is the cost of these wheels
  • 1 0
 They looked so good and ticked all the boxes for me, but they lost me at Center Lock...
  • 1 0
 JEEP called, they would like their Trail Rated slogan back at your earliest convenience.
  • 1 0
 .....trail rated anarchy.
  • 1 0
 Personally id much rather see reynolds do aluminium components
  • 1 3
 ....leaving a sweet carbon footprint one frame and wheelset at a time. It's anarchy.
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