Whether it’s a narrow XC tire or a traction enhancing plus-sized model, most riders have a preferred tire size. Now Stan’s NoTubes has wheels to cover all those various options. They’ve also launched their new Podium SRD, the first wheelset in the Stan’s Racing Development program. Here are all the key details straight from the Interbike trade show in Las Vegas.
Stan’s has added three new wheelsets to its aluminum MK3 product line. The Sentry MK3, Baron MK3, and Major MK3 offer wider rim shapes designed for 2.5-3.5 tires. Based on Stan’s WideRight sizing concept that matches rim width to tire width for optimal speed and traction, the wider MK3 rims bring Stan’s patented Bead Socket tubeless technology to plus tires.
Like the Crest MK3, Arch MK3 and Flow MK3 models introduced last year, the new designs will be constructed of 6069 series aluminum and will be available as both rims only and complete wheelsets. With the addition of these three models, Stan’s MK3 series joins the more affordable S1 series in offering six different rim widths, ensuring the right rim width for most tire sizes. All MK3 wheelsets include Sapim Force spokes, Sapim Secure Lock nipples and CNC machined Stan’s Neo hubs with updated Durasync freehubs. Three stainless steel bearings in the Durasync freehub are spaced wide for improved stability and longer life.
The 32mm internal width of the Sentry MK3 is intended to bridge the gap between wide trail and plus tires, providing more stability for 2.5-3.0 tires without adding unnecessary weight or distorting tire shape. The Baron MK3’s 35mm internal width is best for most plus tires, making it versatile enough for everyday trail riding and fully loaded bikepacking adventures. Cornering stability and traction are the Baron’s trademarks. The Major MK3’s 38mm internal width brings Stan’s patented tubeless technology to the largest plus tires.
Stan’s NoTubes has also introduced its lightest and most advanced carbon racing wheelset, the Podium SRD. As the first wheelset to be released as part of the Stan’s Racing Development line of products, the Podium SRD builds on the racing heritage of Stan’s Podium and Valor wheelsets. The new rim shape of the Podium SRDs has a 23mm internal width and lower profile sidewalls that when combined with a new carbon layup process, creates a sub-1300g 29er wheelset with outstanding acceleration and impact absorbing ability. The rim shape of the Podium SRD represents further development of Stan’s radial impact absorbing carbon technology. Although the 300g Podium SRD rim is the lightest carbon rim that Stan’s has made, it’s every bit as strong as Stan’s Valor and 15% stiffer laterally, thanks in part to the new impact absorbing technology. The new rim shape and lay up is able to deflect radially 11% more than the Valor, which translates to fewer pinch flats, added durability, and lower rolling resistance. Podium SRD wheelsets are laced with Sapim’s Laser spokes and Sapim Secure Lock alloy nipples. They include Stan’s Neo Ultimate hubs with updated Speedsync freehub. Three bearings spaced for improved durability and six pawls engaging in sets of three improve hub durability and speed engagement.
All the new wheels include the option of custom color decals to match your bike, and Stan’s has increased its carbon warranty to 5 years and added lifetime crash replacement.
Stan's Podium SRD
The Podium SRD is light. Stan’s patented BST rim shape has been taken even further by decreasing sidewall height and updating our carbon layup process to shave weight where it matters most. At less than 1300g, the Podium SRD wheelset is made to accelerate fast and absolutely dominate climbs. We’ve also refined our incredible RiACT rim shape and carbon lay up process with the Podium SRD, creating a rim with even greater impact absorbing capability. That means fewer pinch flats, added durability, and less rolling resistance. Though the 300g Podium SRD rim is the lightest carbon rim we’ve ever made, it’s also the strongest, thanks in big part to the evolution of our impact absorbing technology. The Podium SRD is laced with Sapim Laser triple-butted spokes and mechanically locking alloy nipples. Combined with our Neo Ultimate hub with updated bearing and axle design and near instantaneously engaging Speedsync freehub, the Podium SRD is purpose built to race, and born and bred to win.
Stan's Major MK3
The Major MK3’s 38mm internal width offers maximum stability for even the largest Plus tires. Combined with Stan’s patented BST low-profile sidewalls, nothing finds traction and maintains control like the Major MK3. Based on our WideRight system for matching rims and tires, the Major MK3 is optimized for 3.00-3.30” tires. Lighter by design and faster rolling Stan’s BST rims let you tire expand to its true shape and full volume, allowing you to run lower pressure, reducing rolling resistance, and providing unheard of levels of traction and control. The Major MK3’s durable and lightweight 6069 alloy construction is matched by our CNC machined Neo hub. With an upgraded freehub bearing placement and axle for strength and the quick engagement of our 6-pawl design, the Neo ensures your Major MK3 will roll faster longer. From bikepacking to trail riding, the Major MK3 is here to handle your widest Plus tires and whatever adventure you have in mind.
Stan's Baron MK3
The 35mm internal width of the Baron MK3 brings Stan’s unmatched traction and control to Plus tires. The Baron MK3 is optimized for 2.80”-3.20” Plus tires, and joins the Sentry and Major to offer the most rim width options for wider tires. The combination of a 35mm rim and Stan’s patented ultra low profile sidewall means the Baron MK3 keeps you in control on even the most technical trails, while still rolling faster than conventional rim designs. Our low profile rim shape is also lighter by design, a great advantage for Plus wheels. The Baron MK3 wheelset includes the Neo hub with CNC machined shell, updated axle and bearing placement for maximum durability, and six pawls for quick engagement. Tubeless performance has never been as fast, easy, and reliable. The Baron MK3 brings out the most in your high-volume tires.
Stan's Baron MK3 Wider Rim
Maximum stability and control with 35mm internal width.
Stan's Sentry MK3
Designed for today’s wider tires, the Sentry MK3’s patented low-profile sidewall and lightweight 6069 alloy construction delivers width without the weight. Our patented BST rim design allows a tire to expand to its full volume without distorting its shape, and the 32mm internal width of the Sentry MK3 is more stable with 2.50”-3.00” tires. The result is less rolling resistance, more traction, and incredible handling. The Sentry MK3 wheelset is a great upgrade for anyone looking for the traction and control needed to take on even the most difficult trails. Our updated Neo hub includes a stronger axle and reliable Durasync six pawl freehubs. Offered in 26”, 27.5” and 29”, with the option to purchases as a wheel or a rim, the Sentry MK3 proves wider can mean faster.
Stan's Custom Rim Sticker Kits
High quality, production-grade screen printed decals to ensure durability and prevent color fading.
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The Product that Started a Tubeless Revolution. Inside this simple black bottle is a product that changed cycling. Today's tubeless systems rely on the lighter, more reliable, self-sealing performance of Stan's Tire Sealant.
Stan's Hubs More Bearings
The original Neo hub has evolved to be stronger and more reliable than ever. The additional stress of larger cassette cogs, more capable bikes, and even more challenging trails led us to create the Neo with Speedsync.
Stan's NoTubes Interbike 2017 Booth
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