Race Face Next SL carbon wheelset

$1600 for a 1550 gram carbon xc/trail wheelset

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Rupert runs far so he likes wheels that can keep up.

The Race Face Next SL carbon wheelset is ready for the new style of cross country they call ‘down country’. Next SL wheels are built for the new XC, go fast and do some jumps and rail some corners. With 26mm inner rim width, the asymmetrical build onto the Vault Hub gives you a stronger, stiffer wheel construction and the Vault’s Super-Fast Engagement, long bearing life and tool-free end caps simplify your life.

About Rupert the dog

Rupert enjoys spending time in the Race Face office, but he lives for mountain biking. As a rescue from Northern British Columbia, his life started out rough and he doesn’t hold back when it comes to voicing his opinions. Rupert believes all creeks are for swimming, all squirrels deserve to be chased, and all trails should be hit at speed because going through the woods fast is what is ancestors did. Rupert dislikes hot weather, big scary German Shepherds, and excuses for not going mountain biking. But most of all, Rupert hates a slow ride, because noodling up the climbs or pushing to the trailhead means fewer laps before dark. Rupert always wants to do more laps.

It corners well

Rupert loves when people ride Race Face Next SL wheels because then he knows it’s going to be a fast ride door-to-door with awesome descending and no stopping for wheel issues or flat tires. He doesn’t care how people classify the wheels – down-country XC, trail, marathon, xc-race – all Rupert cares about is that you have them on your bike and his goggles are left at home.

Ready for very aggresive XC riding

HUB FEATURES

• New 15mm dedicated front hub for 50gram weight savings
• Large oversized flange for improved bracing angle and larger bearings.
• Wide bearing stance.
• 6 double tooth pawls (3 engage at a time).
• 120 points of engagement (3 degrees).
• Individually sprung pawls.
• One length spoke used throughout wheelset (F&R).
• Tool-free interchangeable end caps (sold separately).
• Low drag labyrinth cassette body seal.

New 15mm dedicated front hub for 50 gram weight savings

RIM FEATURES

• 29’er rim size
• Full carbon fiber construction
• 26mm Internal width
• Tubeless ready rim (tape and valves installed)
• 4.5mm Offset improves spoke tension balance and wheel stiffness
• High gloss black logos and interchangeable vinyl decals.

26mm Internal width and 120 points of rear hub engagement

Race Face Next SL carbon wheelset Specs:

WHEEL SIZE: 29
WEIGHT SET: 1555g
FRONT HUB: 15X110 BOOST FRONT (15X110 TORQUE CAP CONVERSION)
REAR HUB: 12X148 BOOST REAR
FINISH: CARBON FIBER / VINYL DECALS
TYPE: TUBELESS READY CLINCHER
RIM MATERIAL: UD CARBON COMPOSITE, OFFSET SPOKES, MATTE FINISH
RIM DEPTH: 21mm
INTERNAL RIM WIDTH: 26mm
EXTERNAL RIM WIDTH: 31mm
SPOKE: SAPIM LASER, 28 F/R, 3X PATTERN (5 SPARES INCLUDED WITH REAR)

Race Face Next SL carbon wheelset pricing:

USD MSRP: $1599.99 USD
NEXT-SL F 15×110: $774.99 USD
NEXT-SL R 12×148 SHI or XD: $824.99 USD

More Info: www.raceface.com/products/details/next-sl


About the author: Francis Cebedo

The founder of mtbr and roadbikereview, Francis Cebedo believes that every cyclist has a lot to teach and a lot to learn. "Our websites are communal hubs for sharing cycling experiences, trading adventure stories, and passing along product information and opinions." Francis' favorite bike is the last bike he rode, whether it's a dirt jumper, singlespeed, trail bike, lugged commuter or ultralight carbon road steed. Indeed, Francis loves cycling in all its forms and is happiest when infecting others with that same passion. Francis also believes that IPA will save America.


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