New Syntace Wheel Lineup

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It all began with the simple wish for really wide rims that are still light enough for all-round use from XC races to All Mountain. However, no manufacturer wanted to know anything about it. We’ve dealt with this before, so we decided to get to work and make or our wide and tough rims and nice durable hubs. And both had to be really light.

System wheels vs. systematic fine tuning
Agreed – System wheels look very chic. But should you have to put up with their fundamental drawbacks? For example low spoke counts, which prevent any continuation of a ride when a spoke is broken? In an emergency non readily available spokes and nipples?

Heavy, and less stiff wheels? We believe not. The Syntace W-series relies on the results of a wheel configuration which has proven superior for over a century.

Configuration
Asymmetrical Syntace W-Series MX rims with custom drilling and spoke angle matched hub flanges. Sapim CX-Ray bladed spokes, 28 per wheel, triple crossed, Sapim alloy nipples. Hand lacing quality.

Mix und match
For all available W-series front and rear wheels, factory delivered according to your preference of combination. Simply confi gure, order, and assemble. Regardless of how exotic your combination is, you just pay for the regular Syntace wheelset price.

Availability will be around  late fall and pricing will be in the $1,200 range across the board.

Key Features

  • German made spur gear drive hubs
  • Butted 17mm oversize axle, intelligent bearing positioning for maximum stiffness and life span at lightest possible weight.
  • X-12 axle system (of course!)
  • Asymmetrical Syntace W-Series MX rims with custom drilling and spoke angle matched hub flanges. Wider rims for better tire shape and performance. Rims are tubeless compatible.
  • Sapim X-ray spokes and alloy nipples
  • Super light weights across the entire range – i.e. 1455 grams with the 30mm wide rim compared to Easton Haven Carbon at 1450 grams (actual weight 1459 grams according to Competitive Cyclist) with a narrower rim at twice the price of $2,450
  • 24”, 26”, 27.5” (650b) and 29” models
  • German Assembly
  • Syntace 10 yr – 3+7 warranty

W40 MX Wheelset


Unheard of – until now.

We do not know of anything this 40 mm wide Syntace wheelset can be compared with, and hence it is difficult to describe with words. Only, who has ridden one, know why we’re raving so much about this wheelset. It tracks so securely, plenty of traction, quick acceleration and only 1840g light … we dare to predict, that the real off-road cracks will absolutely adore this wheelset.

Light weight rolling revolution
Light weight tires with thinner side walls that roll better only really start to show good all-round performance when mounted to wide rims. Syntace W-Series MX rims are really wide and also extremely light weight. Lighter than any other aluminium rimmed wheel in the equivalent intended application. They are even on-par with extremely expensive carbon wheels, but distinctly wider than these 1840g for a 40mm wide, spur gear freewheeled Syntace W40 MX wheelset in 26” and a rider weight limit of 130kg.

More effective than helium in the tires
With a rim width (inner) of a full 33.5 mm, the Syntace W40 will provide the “Right Tire Shape” even for tires up to 2.5”. Cleverly combined with weight reducing tires, that use the now made suitable thinner side walls, the W40 wheelset allows a weight saving of over 600 g.

W35 MX Wheelset


Wheels, that are distinctly different where it matters.

Light weight rolling revolution
Light weight tires with thinner side walls that roll better only really start to show good all-round performance when mounted to wide rims. Syntace W-Series MX rims are really wide and also extremely light weight. Lighter than any other aluminium rimmed wheel in the equivalent intended application. They are even on-par with extremely expensive carbon wheels, Wheels, that are distinctly different where it matters. but distinctly wider than these 1595g for a 35mm wide, spur gear freewheeled Syntace W35 MX wheelset in 26” and a rider weight limit of 120kg.

More effective than helium in the tires
With a rim width (inner) of 28.4 mm the Syntace W35 will provide the “Right Tire Shape” for tires up to 2.5“. Cleverly combined with weight reducing tires, that use the now made suitable thinner side walls, the W35 wheelset allows a weight saving of up to 600 g.

W30 MX Wheelset


Wheels, that are distinctly different where it matters.

Light weight rolling revolution
Light weight tires with thinner side walls that roll better only really start to show good all-round performance when mounted to wide rims. Syntace W30 MX rims are really wide and also extremely light weight. Lighter than any other aluminium rimmed wheel in the equivalent intended application. They are even on-par with extremely expensive carbon wheels, but Wheels, that are distinctly different where it matters. distinctly wider than these 1455g for a 30mm wide, spur gear freewheeled Syntace W30 MX wheelset in 26” and a rider weight limit of 110kg.

More effective than helium in the tires
With a rim width (inner) of 24.8 mm the Syntace W30 will provide the “Right Tire Shape” for tires up to 2.4“ (optimal up to 2.25“). Cleverly combined with weight reducing tires, that use the now made suitable thinner side walls, the W30 wheelset allows a weight saving of up to 500 g.

W25 MX Wheelset


Wheels, that are distinctly different where it matters.

Possessing an equal width to conventional XC wheels. For riders that choose to ignore the advantages of wide rims and primary focus is on minimising weight.

Feathery weight
1295 g for the 25 mm wide, spur geared Syntace W25-MX wheelset 26“, approved for a rider weight of up to 100kg.

Source: Kenny Roberts

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  • MissedThePoint says:

    I know external width makes rims stiffer, which helps with tracking, but what about internal width? Is the inside so wide that the tire profile is flattened out, more akin to a car’s, that its performance at sharper lean angles is compromised?

    I know Spank makes some 40mm rims and they’re not low quality, just not very well known. Syntace posts some impressive weights, I have to admit though, and their reputation for being “responsibly light” is good.

    Makes want to know more about that warranty.

  • Pat says:

    Do you guys know how well they take a tubeless tyre, Especially how easily the inflate without the initial need for sealant? Are tubeless kits included?

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