Praxis Works introduces carbon wheels and cranks

New lightweight hoops have 32mm internal width, come in 29 and 27.5

Components Cyclocross Sea Otter Classic Wheels

2016 Sea Otter Classic

The Praxis Lyft carbon crankset is also new for 2016, featuring hollow carbon construction.

The Praxis Lyft carbon crankset is also new for 2016, featuring hollow carbon construction (click to enlarge).

Praxis Works came to life six years ago, manufacturing high quality after-market chainrings. Since then, the Santa Cruz, California-based company has expanded its product breadth, while continuing to focus on drivetrains. This year, Praxis launched several new interesting products, including a lightweight ISCG chain guide that’s available in short (26t-32t) or long (34t-38t) configurations. Those will retail for around $45 when delivery commences this summer.

The Praxis Lyft carbon crankset is also new for 2016, featuring hollow carbon construction, M30-THRU bottom bracket design that can be adapted to fit a wide range of frames, compatibility with traditional or boost-specific spacing, and the same direct mount bolt pattern as SRAM SL cranks, allowing for either spider or spiderless chainrings. The cranks with chainring have a claimed weight of 454 grams and will retail for $500. Availability is set for summer 2016.

The new Praxis MTB wheels feature a 32mm internal rim width, 38mm external, and are 26mm deep.

The new Praxis MTB wheels feature a 32mm internal rim width, 38mm external, and are 26mm deep (click to enlarge).

Perhaps most interesting, though, is that Praxis has gotten into the wheel game, launching the C32 carbon wheelset for trail and all mountain use. These sexy looking hoops feature a 32mm internal rim width, 38mm external, and are 26mm deep. The also have a hookless bead, asymmetrical spoke bed for even spoke tension, non-drive side radial front lacing, and DT Swiss 350 hub internals front and rear. The new C32 wheels are available in both 29” (1726 grams) and 27.5” (1628 grams), with price set at $1799 and availability also summer 2016.

MTB – Carbon C32
  • Use: Trail / All Mountain
  • 32mm Internal Width; 38 External Width
  • Asymmetrical spoke bed for even spoke tension
  • Hub: Praxis DT350 F&R with custom flange design; Star Ratchet mech; 32 Hole
  • Hookless bead design with bead lock
  • Easy to mount tubeless tires with floor pump
  • J-Bend spokes; External Alloy nipples not hidden in rim
  • Weight 29”: 1726g (with Freehub & rim tape)
  • Weight 27.5”: 1628g (with Freehub & rim tape)
  • Pricing: $1799 USD Retail
  • Early Summer launch
Praxis has two new sets of carbon wheels, including these beauties for cyclocross.

Praxis has two new sets of carbon wheels, including these beauties for cyclocross (click to enlarge).

Finally, for the cyclocross fanatics out there, the new RC21 carbon features 21mm internal width, and DT Swiss 350 hub internals with a claimed weight of 1570 grams and the same $1799 price tag.

Road – Carbon RC21
  • Use: Gravel / CX / Road
  • Hookless profile: 21mm Internal Width
  • Hub: Praxis DT350 F&R / Star Ratchet / 32 Hole
  • Tubeless ready with bead lock
  • Easy to mount tubeless tires with floor pump
  • J-Bend spokes; External Alloy nipples not hidden in rim
  • Weight: 1570g (with Freehub & rim tape)
  • Est. pricing: $1799 USD Retail
  • Mid Summer launch

There is also an aluminum wheel for the cost-conscious but demanding user. These wheels are 24mm internal, asymmetrical with normal J-bend spokes and DT hubs.

MTB – Aluminum AL24
  • Use: XC / Trail
  • 24mm Internal Width; 29mm External Width
  • Asymmetrical spoke bed for even spoke tension
  • Hub: Stock DT370 F&R; 3-Pawl Mech; 32 Hole
  • Tubeless ready with bead lock
  • Easy to mount tubeless tires with floor pump
  • J-Bend spokes; External Alloy nipples not hidden in rim
  • Weight 27.5”: 1660g (with Freehub & rim tape)
  • Weight 29”: 1798g (with Freehub & rim tape)
  • Pricing: $699 USD Retail
  • Early Summer launch

More information at praxiscycles.com.

This article is part of Mtbr’s coverage of the 2016 Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, California. For more from Sea Otter CLICK HERE.

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About the author: Kurt Gensheimer

Kurt Gensheimer thinks the bicycle is man’s most perfect invention. He firmly believes ‘singlespeed’ is a compound word. He sometimes wears a disco ball helmet. He is also known as Genshammer. He is a Gemini and sleeps outside in a hammock.


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