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Spank launches ‘innovation in rim engineering’


With 15 years of know-how in rim and wheel design and manufacturing, Spank Industries is releasing what it’s calling, “One of the biggest innovations in rim and wheel development in recent years.”

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  • N says:

    So, the foam does what exactly? You keep repeating the marketing hype, but no real explanation of what 40g worth of foam does for the rim. I certainly do not see how it “..makes it ideal for trail, all mountain, and enduro use, providing a wide profile, and improved comfort and traction, but no weight penalty.” Nor do I see how “Adding 40g to the overall weight of the rim, Vibrocore foam core increases torsional strength and increases the overall fatigue life of the rim. In fact, Vibrocore facilitates modern rim designs with thinner wall thicknesses in some areas, without negative effect on strength and resilience” means anything but BS marketing hype.

  • Inglourious Basterd says:

    I agree with you “N” but then the majority if not all what is sold has some level of marketing (a.k.a. propaganda) hype. 29 vs 27.5 vs 26, MIPS, Flats vs Clips, Carbon vs Aluminum vs Steel, etc. just continue to cleanse, fold and manipulate.

  • teleken says:

    It all would be so crystal clear if it wasn’t for the foam.

  • Travis says:

    The hype might be more believable if there were some slow mo videos comparing these rims to “conventional” rims of similar size. Something like this video showing tire movements would be good.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7DPVT-dPcs

  • jrp says:

    This looks like an involved way to achieve what heavy duty rim profiles do with internal vertical walls. Check out “sandwich beam theory”.

    Also, marketing BS is strong with this one. “Radial compliance is claimed to reduce deflection” is a contradiction. More “radial compliance” means less stiffness. Less stiffness means more deflection.

  • Mike says:

    Hi guys, Mike from Spank here….hope its okay to chime in. First of all, the 350 profile is going to be available in the Spike line, with Vibrocore, and in the Oozy Trail line, without Vibrocore. The rim profile itself is designed to offer over 30% more radial compliance than similar width/weight rims, which will improve traction and tracking, and comfort. Vibrocore is added to the Spike gravity versions for two main reasons. First it will reduced the transmission of negative frequencies of vibration from your wheels to your fork, similar to how it works in Handlebars. Second…Vibrocore is a pressurized, closed cell, low density but high hardness material, which effectively supports the rim profile internally, and equally in all directions. This not only increases fatigue life and ultimate strength, supporting the rim from buckling, but also adds torsional strength. Torsional strength is one factor in wheels that you rarely hear marketing mumble-jumble about, because normally as you add Radial Compliance, you reduce torsional strength, which can give wheels a “squirmy” feel, and takes away from pedaling efficiency. Its a win win if you can achieve high torsional strength, and high radial compliance without adding a lot of weight, and Vibrocore makes this a reality.

  • Pierre M says:

    I guess internal foam is for strength, like in a sandwich material. More strength and/or less weight. As for the damping effect, it must probably be quite small …
    And these wide and low rims remind me of the all days … I mean 50 years ago.

  • Pierre M says:

    + There probably is an optimal width/height ratio for moutain biking. But which one is it ?

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New ENVE M Series MTB wheels roll out


Highly-regarded carbon wheel maker ENVE has launched its new M Series, featuring new technology that promises to all but eliminate pinch flats.

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  • Josh says:

    Any idea when these will be available to the public for purchase? Doesn’t seem to be any info on Enve’s website.

    • Jason Sumner says:

      ENVE’s retail partners are now accepting pre-orders for the new M Series wheels. The first deliveries will take place in late October. Thanks for reading.

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Updated Race Face SIXC handlebar & Atlas wheels debut


The Race Face SIXC carbon bars are among our favorite. For 2017, they’ve received an update that makes them even wider. The Canadian brand is also launching a new Atlas wheelset targeted at park riders.

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Industry Nine Grade300 wheelset ready for park laps


Don’t trust carbon? Industry Nine’s new Grade300 wheelset features a new alloy rim that’s designed to take a beating.

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We Are One carbon wheels first look


We Are One’s primary hook is that all their products are made in North America. No offshore business or funny sticker company shenanigans.

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  • federico says:

    Hi,

    I am trying to decided between the we are one agent and the santa cruz reserved? Any opinions? any help is appreciated. thank you.

    Fed

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Mavic Deemax DH and Pro wheels updated


A year after jumping into the carbon mountain bike wheel fray, Mavic is back with more new MTB hoops. But these are geared specifically to the gravity crowd.

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SRAM Roam 60 carbon 29er wheelset rolls out


The new Roam 60 29er carbon wheelset from SRAM is targeted at the trail and enduro segment. Details, weight, and pricing here.

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e*thirteen TRS Race SL carbon wheels review


e*thirteen’s new SL wheelset is targeted at trail riders, yet offers two times the strength of its current all mountain rims.

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  • dogfaced boy says:

    nice wheels. duh that cap is so trick, time to make these trick caps, duh.

  • jwilli says:

    I’m curious why you didn’t use the e*thirteen TRS tires. I think they are a great alternative to the DHF’s.

    • Saris Mercanti says:

      @Jwilli

      Truth be told, the tires were out of stock. Also, they’re a bit to burly for a Tallboy. I’m running a DHF front, Ardent rear. I have as set of 27.5 TRS tires in the garage. I plan on mounting them on my Nomad ASAP. They’re great tires.

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NOBL TR33 Carbon wheels review


Breakthrough carbon wheels that distinguishes themselves in multiple ways, from its whisper quiet rear hub with instant engagement and minimal drag, to its sturdy but compliant feel on the trail.

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  • Matthew says:

    I have had these wheels for a year and love them. I really like the sprag clutch hub. So far zero maintenance and staying true.

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Trans-Sylvania Epic: Which wheel size is best?


Despite the popularity of 27.5 wheels, 29ers remain bike of choice among top contenders at the NoTubes Trans-Sylvania Epic Mountain Bike Stage Race in State College, Pennsylvania.

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First Impressions: Santa Cruz’s new Reserve Carbon wheels


The new Santa Cruz Reserve wheels use an array of unique concepts to help address some of the major failings of carbon wheels today.

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  • zooey says:

    According to Stan’s Wide Right, Arch is 26 ID ideal for 2.25 to 2.5, Flow is 29 ID ideal for 2.35 to 2.8.

    Enve M60 HV is 26 ID and M70 HV is 30 ID.

    I kind of see why Santa Cruz went with 27 with their sweet spot. Only question that remains is if the bead walls/hooks are right under the gap or not with DHF/Butcher/SE5 etc style tires.

  • bikepixelguy says:

    I like the objective and logical way that Santa Cruz designed these wheels. They seem to address many of the issues with existing carbon wheels, namely spoke pull through on rims and proprietary hard-to-service spokes. Love the lifetime warranty. I will be seriously considering these wheels for my 29er hardtail. Hope the price and weight are competitive.

  • Mark D'Angelo says:

    If you order a Industrynine set and you love the crisp high engagement sound you get from an I9 rear hub you will be disappointed when you get your wheels and find that Santa Cruz has taken your free hub off and packed it full of nasty sticky grease because they don’t want there wheels to have the signature I 9 sound, I called them and they actually told me this., after they do this the hud has a really dull draggy feeling. My mechanic where I bought the wheels tried to clean the grease out and applied the proper Dumont lube but still the hub has lost all its crispness, mechanic says he doesn’t know what they did to it and why they would do that but it really sucks that they tampered with my hub .

  • Tony says:

    I had a bad experience with Industry nine hubs with aluminum spokes. I broke spokes and also had to service the hubs every 6 months. I run DT Swiss hubs now and I’m very happy with them. They are very reliable.

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Reynolds carbon DH wheelset


Reynolds has made big strides recently with carbon mtb wheels that are light and strong. They worked with Pivot downhill team to test and develop a new line of carbon DH wheels that are built to survive the abuse.

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Video: Knight Composites and Project 321 wheelsets


A composites legend and master machinist team up to offer a wide range of custom built MTB wheelsets with ENVE performance at a lower list price.

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  • Greg says:

    Maybe, but I seriously doubt they’ll be able to touch Enve’s customer service at a lower price point. I’ve been so impressed with how Enve has taken care of its customers.

    • myke says:

      think again! Nox matches Enve CS. Enve is no longer the wonder kid on the block. people are building nicer products that are at a lower price.

  • Highway Star says:

    No 26″, No Sale.

  • Heffe says:

    No 24″, No Sale.

  • Andy says:

    Project321 has been around for a while and are good hubs. The advancement in the magnetic is interested.

    By the way, fix the link to their web site!!

  • C. T. says:

    I’ve been trying to find a place to purchase the 30mm internal rims alone. No one seems to have them.

    Regarding people who think that ALL carbon rims are the same : they are NOT. I rode a set of Light bicycle wheels and they felt rather dull. Rather have aluminum than Light bicycle. I also rode a set of Enve 70 29er wheels. …thought my teeth were going to fall out they were so utterly harsh. Ok for park days. Utterly miserable on long rides. I have yet to try the newer Envy 60 / 30mm internal width built up as a 28 hole with 2 cross lacing…which a wheel builder said would be far better for long rides and far less harsh a ride yet still stiff for turning the bike. Also, the Knight’s are supposed to ride exceedingly well. Cheaper wheels like Light Bicycle are not nearly in the same class as Enve, Knight, or even Ibis’s carbon wheels. RIDE them before you buy and see for yourself!

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Hot new wheels and tires round-up – part 2


See the latest from Vee, Vittoria, Panaracer, DT Swiss, Atomik Carbon, Reynolds, Hutchinson, and more

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Bontrager Line Pro Carbon wheelsets


Bontrager has been quietly improving their wheel line from the hub to the rim. This year though, they went big with carbon wheels at a mind-blowing price of $1200 a pair for the All Mountain wheels and $700 a pair for the XC wheels.

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Spank Industries all in on shot peening


Spank has abandoned their previous polished component aesthetic and adopted shot peening, which they determined to be significantly stronger.

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  • Highway Star says:

    No 26″, no sale.

  • PinkFloydLandis says:

    Congratulations, Spank. You’ve learned about shot peening, a technique commercially used for 50+ years in metal manufacturing. Lets not kid ourselves that this is an innovation recently developed by Spank. More likely, one of their overseas manufacturers offered it at a cost that Spank was willing to pay.

    • Bo Hayden says:

      Hey PinkFloydLandis
      umm…where do you read, that they invented it? It just says the came to the conclusion…so yeah, nothing new, but just an internal decision. And by the way: It also says in their “inhouse” production. So I just googled…they actually based in Taiwan and run there own factories. So not exactly just the way you describe it. So why so upset about it?

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HED Raptor and No Big Deal wheels roll out


HED Cycling has some exciting carbon wheel offerings for both fat and semi-fat tire bikes. And they’re both made in the USA.

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American Classic Smokin’ Gun wheels unveiled


Aimed at riders using 2.5” or wider tires, new aluminum rim is a “mini plus” design thanks to its 40mm internal width.

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  • Sonny says:

    “Moving the non-driveside flange inboard evens spoke tension side to side.” – they may as well try selling snake oil. All the pitfalls of boost (weight, incompatibility with old frame/frame) while forfeiting the benefits (stronger wheels). Sure it may be easier to true/manufacture (same tension both sides) but laterally it just wont be as strong as it could have been. Basically both sides only as strong as the normal setup on its weaker (drive) side. I’m assuming that the same logic is applied to the front wheel (where non-brake side would be made weaker than needed).

    • Aotearoa706 says:

      You’ve validated this idea in your own reply trying to negate it!!!
      “Basically both sides only as strong as the normal setup on its weaker (drive) side.”
      Yes, that’s true.So if both sides have as close to even tension as possible then that creates the strongest wheel.
      If you don’t understand this concept then you’re the one trying to sell Snake Oil!

  • dddd says:

    Sonny and Aotearoa, either of you could be right but it depends on all of the parts used in the wheel structure. AC’s design favors even tension so will prevent loosening, and this may have to do with the particular rim and with how flexible this rim is, also with the durability of the spoke nipple “sockets” in the rim and with the choice of J-bend spokes.
    Time will tell if this is a good wheelset overall. Many other builders have used narrower flange spacing on their wheels so this is nothing new, but admittedly Shimano, Mavic and Chris King choose wider flange spacing for their own good reasons.

  • Xavier Scheepers says:

    Great wheel set, one of the most surprising plusses is the way your bike climbs with these – so much more grip!
    As for the explanation on Boost, having the flange closer in leaves you with a much more balanced wheel! Under tension on a rolling wheel, the forces constantly changes and the more the angle of the drive side and no drive side spokes differ, the more uneven tension and forces are being created. You need to make the spokes, nipples and nipple sockets so much stronger to counter it.
    It works on this wheel and time will confirm!

  • Ron Gillilan says:

    Been riding the smokin’ gun 27.5 wheels for I guess about 8 or 10 months now and spoke tension and true are still good. I ride a lot. Good wheels with no issues. Only negative is slow engaging hub, but I am used to it now. Mine weighed around 1700g for the pair, but my rear is a 135×10. Maybe saved a little weight there.

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Race Face Next R line of carbon components


No other component company has seen as much corporate drama as Race Face has in recent years. So we were very curious to see how it would all turn out for the revered brand. Today, we find out with this big product statement for Race Face.

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Bontrager Line Pro 40 29+ carbon wheels review


The Line Pro 40 carbon wheelset is one of several new Line Pro components that have significantly upped the quality and design aesthetics game of the Bontrager brand. Is it worth the price of the upgrade over aluminum?

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Roval Control SL MTB wheels first ride review


Searching for a new XC wheelset? The Roval Control SL just got a whole lot lighter, faster, and tougher. By the numbers, it’s arguably one of the best carbon cross-country wheelsets you can buy.

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  • Joel says:

    I have a set of Roval Fattie SL which I like a lot, but I would contend that these wheels are not in fact made with easy to replace parts. For example, I bought them at a large bike store (one that advertises on MTBR but is also my local shop) and they have NO CLUE what spokes the wheels use or where to get new ones. They are also difficult to find online. I’d like to see Roval add a page to their website that gave specific replacement parts (spokes, bearings, etc.) for their wheels. Great product but this would really take it up a level.

  • David says:

    The elephant in the room is Light Bicycle (which just opened a US-based distribution network). They’ve got similar rims on DT-240s for half the price. Roval’s biggest advantage appears to be the warranty: 3 years vs. 1 year.

    > From sprinting to climbing, it was as if I’d unlocked another gear. That lack of rotational weight also made a significant difference when cornering. Compared to the feel with the heavier Traverse wheels, the bike now took on a surgical like precision when hitting corners.

    Stuff like this undermines the credibility of your review. The front Control rim is, at most, 50g lighter than the Traverse, and that’s inboard of a tire that weighs 700g. The front total for wheel, tire, and sealant would be something like 1400g vs 1500g, for a difference of all of 7%. That’s borderline noticeable (and obscured completely if you didn’t equalize the tire pressures or used different tires.) The extra weight is even less consequential on the back end.

    • jack says:

      No elephant really – the internals on LB flyweight wheels are 22mm whereas the specialized rovals are 25mm. agree there is a price difference but nowhere near half price 1900 vs 1300.

  • Brian says:

    David, It’s not clear where the weight is distributed in the wheel but either way if the weights are accurate it’s ~125g per wheel which I’d claim is very noticeable.

    Also in addition to warranty advantage over LB wheels, Having owned both, I’d say there’s an (arguably large) quality advantage as well.

  • David says:

    The Traverse set uses DT350-based hubs, which are something like 75g heavier over the set relative to the DT240. The Traverse spokes are about 20g lighter, so you’re right, the difference is nearer to 100g per rim. That’s still marginal relative to the tire and certainly not enough to transform the handling. I can’t speak to quality, though I’m interested in your experience. Comments from folks endorsing or swearing off both brands are common.

  • preston says:

    I had a set of LB built up with Novatec hubs in a slightly narrower width than the Traverse SL (30mm iwidth) wheels I run now. For whatever reason the Roval wheel was about 100g lighter on each end, plus another 30g lighter per wheel when you use the rim plugs instead of strips.

    I chalked that up to the lighter Specialized hubs, lower spoke count, and possibly lighter higher tension spokes. I built the LB’s with my local bike shop using nice (single butted ?) DT spokes but nothing fancy, and so they were not assembled by some wheel specialist wizard, just a good basic build. Both wheel sets have proven robust, but I felt like the Specialized wheels were significantly ligher just because they were an engineered system – they went with 28 spokes front and lighter spokes overall whereas I wasn’t willing to take that risk based on my non-knowledge. I believe between proper spec and doing real world experimentation with their equipment, they were able to spec me a lighter wheel than I could build myself on one go around. I couldn’t weigh the bare rims but I doubt there was too much difference they don’t vary all that much usually 400-440 g for a non DH rim.
    Of course I built the LB for $700 real world while the the Roval’s retailed at $1500.
    But my bike shop takes care of me and the warranty is much more easily engaged than LB. If I broke an LB rim I’d probably just write it off. Actually I have broken their DH rims on a DH bike but the trail wheels have been fine.
    This was a 29er btw.

  • Nancy says:

    Not a word about durability. Stay in true? Ease and effectiveness of wheels with a tubeless set-up? Burping?

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Shimano announces new Deore groupset, wide-range SLX, and XT goes boost


Shimano just overhauled their budget groupset, plus added a number of great new options for value-oriented consumers.

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How to check over your mountain bike wheels


Checking your wheels is a vital part of mountain bike maintenance. Looking out for dents, worn bearings, flat spots, and loose spokes will help your bike run smoother as well as avoiding damage.

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SRAM Roam 50 carbon trail wheels launched


SRAM’s trail wheel line-up has expanded, with a new carbon 29er rim joining the mix. Featuring the rapid engagement of the company’s Double Time hub, the new Roam 50’s stiffer, wider-profile carbon rim is billed as offering a new level of responsiveness, predictability, and speed. MSRP Price is $1298 for the set ($599 front, $699 rear).

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Industry Nine BackCountry 360 wheelset review


Interested in an aluminum wheelset with ultra-wide rims? Industry Nine’s BackCountry 360’s could be what you’re looking for.

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  • Derek says:

    Where are you getting $100 for spokes? I9 spokes are $7-8 each, x 64 spokes and you’re talking $400+ for their spokes. Regular J-bends, maybe, but you aren’t getting the same benefits from those.

  • conrad.ingrammill@googlemail.com says:

    1) “minus hubs too LOUD” (man).. how can any (free)hub be too loud?
    2) Al spokes..nooo thanks though, I do the odd mile or two on the road, and a winter’s worth of salt and those spokes will be brittle as h**l… not for me this time…

  • MBR says:

    Aluminum is the wrong material for spokes. Especially for rear wheel spokes, subject to rock strikes. A rock is going to gouge and reduce the diameter of an aluminum spoke, which is softer in hardness, than a steel spoke. These reduced cross-section areas are where crack initiation will begin and the spoke will eventually fail. Have some spare time, look up fatigue limit and you will see why steel or titanium make much better materials choices…

  • gg says:

    Personally saw an I9 spoke broke (not the reviewed wheel set) after derailleur contact when riding Moab.
    Didn’t take much and PING ! Der was fine. Wheel done no spoke on hand or town.
    Owner send the set back for factory repair.

  • dom says:

    Got a set last week and 3 spokes (front wheel) break during shipping 🙁 then break 4 spokes on the very first ride last night. Their spokes are too brittle. Stay away!!!!!!

  • shawn bornhoeft says:

    eye candy with great engagement, I also have gravity set on my e29 and damaged a couple spoke when I broke a deraleur I have not replaced them in 2 years I’m heavy and aggressive, I have destroyed enough rear hubs to appreciate these ones,although I still go through bearings, love them

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