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Giant SLR 0 30mm Carbon Climbing Road Wheels 700c Front
$1,045.00
Power up climbs. Descend with speed and confidence. Stiff, superlight, and built with proprietary technologies, the SLR 0 30 delivers efficiency, control and durability in a stiff, lightweight and race-ready package. Features - Ultralight 30mm deep full-composite rim brake only rims - Tubeless compatible using supplied rim strips and valves - 17mm internal rim width for optimal tire performance - Dynamic Balance Lacing technology for enhanced drive efficiency and braking control - DT Aerolite/DT Aerocomp straight-pull bladed stainless spokes- 21H Front & 24H Rear - Alloy locking nipples - Giant alloy hub shell with Star Ratchet driver system - 1298g per pair
Giant SLR 0 30mm Carbon Climbing Road Wheels 700c Rear
$1,260.00
Power up climbs. Descend with speed and confidence. Stiff, superlight, and built with proprietary technologies, the SLR 0 30 delivers efficiency, control and durability in a stiff, lightweight and race-ready package. Features - Ultralight 30mm deep full-composite rim brake only rims - Tubeless compatible using supplied rim strips and valves - 17mm internal rim width for optimal tire performance - Dynamic Balance Lacing technology for enhanced drive efficiency and braking control - DT Aerolite/DT Aerocomp straight-pull bladed stainless spokes- 21H Front & 24H Rear - Alloy locking nipples - Giant alloy hub shell with Star Ratchet driver system - 1298g per pair
Giant SLR 1 42mm Carbon CenterLock Disc Road Wheels 700c Rear
$798.00
Made with ultralight composite rims, this pro-level mid-profile aero disc WheelSystem is a great all-around weapon for sprinting to the podium or a solo attack on a ride in the mountains. The SLR 1 42 Disc is a fine balance between efficiency, control and durability in a stiff, lightweight and value-oriented package. Features - Ultralight 42mm deep full-composite disc brake only rims - Tubeless compatible using supplied rim strips and valves - 17mm internal rim width for optimal tire performance - Dynamic Balance Lacing technology for enhanced drive efficiency and braking control - Sapim straight-pull bladed stainless spokes- 21H Front & 24H Rear - Alloy locking nipples - Giant alloy hub shell, Centerlock Disc rotor mount and pawl based driver system - Includes end caps for the following configurations: - Rear: 142x12mm T/A & 130x5mm QR - 1580g per pair
Giant SLR 1 42mm Carbon CenterLock Disc Road Wheels 700c Front
$672.00
Made with ultralight composite rims, this pro-level mid-profile aero disc WheelSystem is a great all-around weapon for sprinting to the podium or a solo attack on a ride in the mountains. The SLR 1 42 Disc is a fine balance between efficiency, control and durability in a stiff, lightweight and value-oriented package. Features - Ultralight 42mm deep full-composite disc brake only rims - Tubeless compatible using supplied rim strips and valves - 17mm internal rim width for optimal tire performance - Dynamic Balance Lacing technology for enhanced drive efficiency and braking control - Sapim straight-pull bladed stainless spokes- 21H Front & 24H Rear - Alloy locking nipples - Giant alloy hub shell, Centerlock Disc rotor mount and pawl based driver system - Includes end caps for the following configurations: - Front: 100x12mm T/A & 100x5mm QR - 1580g per pair
Giant SLR 1 30mm Carbon Climbing Road Wheels 700c Front
$609.00
Power up climbs. Descend with speed and confidence. Stiff, superlight, and built with proprietary technologies, the SLR 1 30 delivers efficiency, control and durability in a stiff, lightweight and value-oriented package. Features - Ultralight 30mm deep full-composite rim brake only rims - Tubeless compatible using supplied rim strips and valves - 17mm internal rim width for optimal tire performance - Dynamic Balance Lacing technology for enhanced drive efficiency and braking control - Sapim straight-pull bladed stainless spokes- 16H Front & 21H Rear - Alloy locking nipples - Giant alloy hub shell, with pawl based driver system - 1380g per pair
Giant SLR 1 30mm Carbon Climbing Road Wheels 700c Rear
$735.00
Power up climbs. Descend with speed and confidence. Stiff, superlight, and built with proprietary technologies, the SLR 1 30 delivers efficiency, control and durability in a stiff, lightweight and value-oriented package. Features - Ultralight 30mm deep full-composite rim brake only rims - Tubeless compatible using supplied rim strips and valves - 17mm internal rim width for optimal tire performance - Dynamic Balance Lacing technology for enhanced drive efficiency and braking control - Sapim straight-pull bladed stainless spokes- 16H Front & 21H Rear - Alloy locking nipples - Giant alloy hub shell, with pawl based driver system - 1380g per pair
Specialized Roval 321 Disc - Disc Brake 700c Rear
$2,500.00
Making up about 50% of your total race time, the bike portion of a triathlon is where equipment choices can make the difference between first and fifth, and no other equipment choice will save you more time than a disc wheel. While traditionally-shaped disc wheels are faster than their spoked counterparts, the Roval 321 Disc for disc brakes turns conventional design on its head, creating the fastest wheel on the planet. Disc wheels often fall into two categories—a completely flat shape, with structure coming from carbon fiber and a honeycomb-foam filling, or a spoked wheel that's been faired with a carbon fiber cover. In our quest to break traditions, the 321 uses a single layer of 1k carbon fiber on each side of the wheel, and it all comes together at the brake track bridge. This kind of carbon fiber is rarely used in bicycle components due to its high manufacturing cost, but it offers a bevy of performance benefits. This coveted carbon is much lighter than other layups, like 3k and 12k, and it can only be laid by the most skilled of carbon fiber craftsmen. It's complicated, but the payout is worth it, as it delivers a supple ride and one of the lightest disc wheels available. And in the real world, this means that it'll spin-up quickly and reduce fatigue over the length of the course. Stiffness is often the “hot-topic” in the disc wheel world, but we think it’s an interesting conversation. It's long been thought that efficient power transfer and high stiffness are directly correlated, but through extensive field-testing, we've determined that this isn't the case at all. In fact, our initial disc was so stiff that, under power, it wouldn't flex with the frame and this caused brake rub. This wrongly creates the perception of a flexy wheel, when really, the wheel is actually too stiff. In order to solve the brake rub problem, we first designed our optimal aero shape and then worked on our internal stiffness targets to fit within what we consider to be a desirable frame stiffness. And while light overall weight was a development priority, our focus was aerodynamics. Through hours of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and testing in the Win Tunnel, we developed a never-before-seen shape that's optimized to work with a tire for on-bike airflow. What this translates to is an all-carbon disc wheel that, on the non-drive-side, has a shape that's as aerodynamic as our current understanding allows, and a drive-side shape that's as aerodynamic as the wheel-dish and derailleur clearance will allow for. To save every possible watt, we've also added CeramicSpeed bearings and DT Swiss 240 hub internals into our hub. Each 321 Disc wheel is also 2Bliss Ready right out of the box and comes with a padded wheel bag, quick-release, and tubeless valve stem. Designed for the most uncompromising athletes in the world, with engineering to match, the 321 Disc is the world's most advanced disc wheel for your race against the clock. - Rim Type: Full carbon clincher, 2Bliss Ready - Rim Material: Carbon - Braking Surface: Disc brake only - Rim Depth: Solid Disc - Rim Width: 19mm internal, 27.3mm external (at brake track) - Rear Hub: Roval Disc 142x12mm, CeramicSpeed bearings, DT Swiss 240 internals, 11-speed - Assembly Method: Handmade - Extras: Roval padded wheel bag, Roval tubeless valve, Roval valve pocket covers - Weight: 1015g
Dimension Freehub Spoke Protector
$6.99
Replacement freehub spoke protector, in various sizes for different freehub sizes. - Made of clear plastic - 3 hooks for affixing to spokes
FSA Rim Strips
$6.99
Protect your tubes without adding bulk with these Rim Strips from FSA. They're lightweight, and come in different lengths according to wheel size. Peace-of-mind comes standard.
Stan's NoTubes Rim Tape
$11.25 - $13.50
Can be used with Stan's ZTR rims to make them airtight or used as a lightweight rim tape in any rim. A single 10-yard roll will tape five 26-inch rims or four 29-inch rims or two wide road clincher rims. 21mm width fits: - ZTR Olympic - ZTR Iron Cross - ZTR 355 - ZTR Alpine - ZTR Crest - ZTR Alpha 340 (2 layers) - ZTR Alpha 400 (2 layers) - Most road clincher rims 25mm width fits: - ZTR 355 (26", 650b, 29") - ZTR Crest - Crest MK3 - ZTR Arch EX - ZTR Flow EX - Crest S1 27mm width fits: - ZTR Flow EX - ZTR Bravo - ZTR Hugo 52mm - Arch S1 - ZTR Rapid 28 - ZTR Rapid 30 - Arch MK3 30mm width fits: - ZTR Flow MK3
Roval Traverse SL Fattie 650b
$1,500.00
650b wheels are notorious for their playful handling, which is why the ultra-wide design of the Roval Traverse SL Fattie 650b wheels are the perfect complement to this style of riding. The reason behind this is simple: Aside from an immaculate, lightweight, and bombproof carbon layup, with a wide, 30mm carbon rim (internal width), these wheels dramatically increase both stability and traction. Ultimately, this all boils down to more control. The extra width also allows for more tire volume, which means more suppleness in the ride quality. And not only this, but the ample width also better supports the tire, meaning that you'll experience less "burping" when riding tubeless. These wheels also include the Roval tubeless plug system, which is an easy and super lightweight solution for tubeless setups. At the front hub, you'll get a thru-axle design with 15/20mm compatibility (end cap options included), and at the rear, the hub features DT Swiss internals for lightening-fast engagement and acceleration. And to top everything off, these wheels are hand-built to ensure a painstaking attention to detail.
Giant CXR1 Disc Carbon Cross Rear 700c
$798.00
Made with ultralight composite rims, this disc-brake cyclocross tubeless WheelSystem is made for chasing podiums or tackling rough roads, gravel and dirt. Features - Ultralight full composite 700C rims - Tubeless compatible using supplied rim strips and valves - 21mm internal rim width for optimal tire performance - Dynamic Balance Lacing technology for enhanced drive efficiency and braking control - Sapim Laser/Sapim Race straight-pull stainless spokes- 28 hole front/rear - Alloy locking nipples - Giant alloy hub shell, 6-bolt compatible with pawl based driver system - Includes end caps for the following configurations: - Rear: 142x12mm T/A - 1630g per pair
Wheels Manufacturing Inc. CN-R089 Cone
$11.99
Wheels Manufacturing cones are precision machined to Shimano Ultegra or higher quality standards. This ensures that our cones fit correctly, run smoothly and have a long service life. - Fits: JoyTech 9.5mm x 26, rear alloy, steel front hubs - Compatible with 9.5mm x 26tpi axle - Cone Wrench Size: 15mm - Threads: 9.5mm x 26 - Diameter: 17.0mm - Length: 13.8mm - 1 cone per bag COMPATIBLE HUBS: - Fits: JoyTech 9.5mm x 26, rear alloy, steel front hubs - Taiwanese hubs with 9.5mm x 26tpi axle
Roval Terra CLX 700c Front Wheel
$1,100.00
One wheel to rule all roads. Road light, off-road tough, smooth as butter, Terra CLX wheels bring leading-edge performance to the diverse needs of mixed-terrain rides. These are the lightest gravel wheel on the market. They sport 25mm internal-width rims, deliver a durable and exceptionally smooth ride, are compatible with 28-42mm tires at up to 90 PSI, and they come with a lifetime warranty and no-fault crash replacement. - Rim Type: Carbon Clincher, tubeless-first - Rim Material: Advanced Carbon Composite - Rim Width (internal): 25mm - Rim Depth: 32mm - Front Spoke Pattern: Radial/Two-cross (2:1) - Spoke Count: 21 - Spoke Type: DT Swiss Aerolite T-head - Nipple Type: DT Swiss Pro Lock Alloy hexagonal - Spoke Length: Right/Left: 276mm/274mm - Front Hub: Roval AFD1, Center Lock, 12mm thru-axle end cap - Assembly Method: Handbuilt - Extras: Roval padded wheelbag, Roval tubeless rim tape and valves (pre-installed) - Wheelset Weight (front and rear with rim tape and tubeless valves): 1296g
Roval CLX 50 Disc Clincher Rear
$1,400.00
First came our CLX 64. Then the 32s. And after racking up multiple wins in Grand Tours, Worlds, and everything in between, we knew that our best bet was to take the line to new heights, or well, new depths. We needed to design one wheel that was a true quiver killer. One wheel that had all the aerodynamic benefits of the 64 in a package that climbed like the 32, and that’s where the all-new CLX 50 comes in. When we set out to create the CLX 50 Disc, we had clear goals in mind—create wheels that are 48 to 54mm deep, aerodynamically optimized, ultra-wide, and under 1400 grams. This meant that they'd have to borrow some weight savings techniques that we developed for the CLX 32, take some aero guidance from the CLX 64, and keep all of the disc brake benefits that we've come to love if we were going to create what we like to call “the unicorn wheel." Why discs you ask? With our disc-specific rims, we ditch the brake track making for a stronger, more impact-resistant rim. This way, you get a disc-specific carbon layup that optimizes stiffness, a weight as close to its rim-brake brethren as possible, and incredible brake modulation and power in all conditions. Even though the CLX 50 is similar in weight to many wheels in the “lightweight” category, aerodynamics came at the forefront of the development. With this, we jumped headlong into Computational Fluid Dynamics computer modeling to arrive at various rim shapes that could make the CLX 50 as fast and light as possible. It took a while, but we narrowed the rim shape down to three contenders that were then CNC-machined into rims, built into wheels, and put into the Win Tunnel. In the tunnel, we tested every wheel, ours and the competition's, with a 24C tire (measuring 26C), as tires can drastically affect testing. We chose a modern-width tire to design our rims around because they not only allow for less tire pressure (which results in more comfort and less rolling resistance) but are also just as aerodynamically efficient when paired with the correct rim width. After finding the optimized rim shape that best supported our svelte weight requirements, we opted to lace the rims to our Aero Flange (AF) hub, via 24 DT Swiss Aerolite spokes, which features the legendary CeramicSpeed bearings. This way you get a complete, superior wheel system—not just a quick rim. And at the end of the day, it all amounts to a 50mm-deep, 770-gram rear wheel that's not only significantly lighter than the competition’s similar depth wheel, but is also measurably faster in every conceivable test than each wheel in its category.
Giant Rim Tape MTB/Trekking 18mm
$21.00
Features - Strong nylon reinforced material handles high-pressures - Adhesive backed for a secure fit - Does not rot - 0.5mm thick
Giant On-Road Trainer Rear Thru-Axle
$40.00
Your riding doesn’t need to stop when the weather gets cold. Features - Giant road thru-axle trainer axle - Alloy construction - For use on 2017+ Giant road bikes with a 142x12mm rear thru-axle
Roval Roval Control 29 148
$650.00
When you think of lightweight XC wheels, aluminum probably doesn't come to mind. In reality, though, high-grade alloy wheels have all of the tremendous performance properties found in carbon, like light overall weight, durability, and resilience to impact. And when made with the right hands, they're perfect for competitive racers and everyday trail riders alike. The problem is that, while many carbon wheels can check these boxes with ease, most alloy wheels don't live up to these expectations. In the case of the Control 29 wheels, however, there’s finally an aluminum wheelset that's truly ready to race. What sets the Control 29 wheels apart is that they share many of the same advanced technologies as our carbon version, the Control SL. They adopt the same rim shape with a 25-millimeter inner width, extensive on-trail testing, and our Zero Bead Hook technology. Our Zero Bead Hook rim takes away the dated mountain wheel design known as a bead hook. This hook is the part of the rim that crests at the top, sitting several millimeters inward from the rim’s sidewall, and it catches the tire’s bead under its hook. We know this may not sound too bad, but the hook establishes a weak spot in the rim that's easily crushed or bent. Without a hook, a rim can be manufactured to much tighter tolerances and can be made lighter due to the hook not needing to be reinforced. For these wheels, this means that we're able to nearly equal the strength of carbon, while also making them lighter than many carbon wheels. More importantly, a Zero Bead Hook all but gets rid of the aforementioned weak spot in the rim that's plagued riders with flat spots and dents for decades. If you happen to be one of those riders that enjoys riding your four-inch travel XC bike like it’s a six-inch trail bike, you’re in luck. Our objective of low weight and reliability, at an accessible price, also carries into the Control 29 build. We hand-build each rim to our alloy hubs, which feature DT Swiss internals at the rear and a design that allows for the same spoke lengths at both front and rear, via perfectly tensioned DT Swiss Revolution J-Bend spokes and Pro Lock nipples. We fully support the art of hand-building and do so with our wheels, knowing that real people can catch things that a machine simply cannot. - Rim Type: Alloy clincher, 2Bliss Ready, Zero Bead Hook design - Rim Material: E5 high-strength alloy - Rim Width: 25mm internal - Front Spoke Pattern: Two-cross - Rear Spoke Pattern: Two-cross - Spoke Count: 28h Front, 28h Rear - Spoke Type: DT Swiss Competition Race J-bend - Nipple Type: DT Swiss Alloy Pro Lock hexagonal - Front Hub: Alloy body, 15mm thru-axle, 19 and 31mm OD end cap options included. - Rear Hub: CNC-machined alloy body, high-quality DT Swiss 360 internals, 148mm spacing, XD driver body. - Roval Engineered J-bend hubshells have a single spoke length for each wheelset. - Bearing Type: Sealed cartridge - Assembly Method: Hand-built - Every wheel includes tubeless valve stems in order to make tubeless set-up a touch easier. - Total Wheelset Weight: 1690g
Giant Rim Tape Road 16mm
$21.00
Features - Strong nylon reinforced material handles high-pressures - Adhesive backed for a secure fit - Does not rot - 0.5mm thick
Roval Terra CLX Evo 650B Wheelset
$2,500.00
Where in the world can you ride these brutes? Anywhere you damn well please. Road light, off-road tough, smooth as butter, Terra CLX EVO wheels bring leading-edge performance to the diverse needs of aggressive gravel rides. Available in 700c and 650B with 30mm internal-width rims to deliver optimal handling with up to 2.1-inch tires, so you’re the master of any terrain. Durability delivered through unsurpassed toughness-to-weight, thanks to leading composite technology rims. Lifetime warranty and no-fault crash replacement. - Rim Type: Carbon Clincher, tubeless-first - Rim Material: Advanced Carbon Composite - Rim Width (internal): 30mm - Rim Depth: 25.3mm - Front Spoke Pattern: Radial/Two-cross (2:1) - Rear Spoke Pattern: One-cross/Two-cross (2:1) - Spoke Count: Front/Rear: 24/24 - Spoke Type: DT Swiss Aerolite T-head - Nipple Type: DT Swiss Pro Lock Alloy hexagonal - Spoke Length (front): 650B Right/Left: 264mm/260mm - Spoke Length (rear): 650B Drive-Side/Non-Drive: 259mm/265mm - Front Hub: Roval AFD1, Center Lock, 12mm thru-axle end cap - Rear Hub: Roval AFD2, Center Lock, DT Swiss EXP internals, Shimano or SRAM XDR, 142x12mm thru-axle end cap - Assembly Method: Handbuilt - Extras: Roval padded wheelbag, Roval tubeless rim tape and valves (pre-installed)
Problem Solvers Axle Nut
$2.99
The Problem Solvers Axle Nut is perfect for wheels with solid axles (also called bolt-on axles). This quality nut is made of durable chrome-plated steel and features a built-in integrated rotating washer to hold tight.
Giant SLR 1 42mm Carbon Road Wheels 700c Front
$672.00
Made with ultralight composite rims, this pro-level mid-profile aero WheelSystem is a great all-around weapon for sprinting to the podium or a solo attack on a ride in the mountains. The SLR 1 42 is a fine balance between efficiency, control and durability in a stiff, lightweight and value-oriented package. Features - Ultralight 42mm deep full-composite rim brake only rims - Tubeless compatible using supplied rim strips and valves - 17mm internal rim width for optimal tire performance - Dynamic Balance Lacing technology for enhanced drive efficiency and braking control - Sapim straight-pull bladed stainless spokes- 16H Front & 21H Rear - Alloy locking nipples - Giant alloy hub shell, with pawl based driver system - 1466g per pair
Wahoo KICKR SNAP 142 x 12mm Thru Axle Adapter
$59.99
Our thru-axle kit comes with everything you need to mount most 12x142 thru-axle bikes on your KICKR SNAP indoor trainer. This accessory will work with all editions of the Wahoo KICKR SNAP. It includes the following: - Threaded axle spacer M12 x 1.75 Coarse - M12 x 1.5 Medium - M12 x 1.0 Fine - End Cap
Specialized Roval C 38 Disc Wheelset
$1,199.99
Roadies all drool over carbon wheels, but the price tag often puts them out of reach. The new C 38 Disc wheels break down this barrier while bringing reliable, high performance carbon road wheels to the masses. With the C 38, we developed an all-new, lightweight, and durable carbon rim with the modern features that savvy riders demand, and then we paired it with trusty DT Swiss components, like DT 350 rear hub internals and Competition spokes, for a build that ticks all the boxes on your wish list. The new C 38s are the perfect depth (38mm), too, so they'll feel at home on everything from gravel bikes, to aero bikes, and everything in between. - Rim Type: Carbon clincher, 2Bliss Ready - Rim Material: Carbon - Braking Surface: Disc brake only - Rim Depth: 38mm - Rim Width: 21mm internal, 26.6mm external - Front Spoke Pattern: Two-cross/Radial - Rear Spoke Pattern: Two-cross/Two-cross - Spoke Count: 24 front, 24 rear - Spoke Type: DT Swiss Competition Race J-bend - Nipple Type: DT Swiss Pro Lock Brass hexagonal - Front Hub: DT Swiss 350 Disc for Roval, 100x12mm, Center Lock - Rear Hub: DT Swiss 350 Disc for Roval, 142x12mm, Center Lock, 11-speed - Assembly Method: Hand-built - Extras: Roval tubeless tape and tubeless valves - Total Wheelset Weight: 1,560g
Giant Rim Bands
$6.99
- Strong nylon reinforced PVC for a secure fit - Handles high-pressures; does not rot - 0.5mm thick
Roval Terra CLX 700c Rear Wheel
$1,400.00
One wheel to rule all roads. Road light, off-road tough, smooth as butter, Terra CLX wheels bring leading-edge performance to the diverse needs of mixed-terrain rides. These are the lightest gravel wheel on the market. They sport 25mm internal-width rims, deliver a durable and exceptionally smooth ride, are compatible with 28-42mm tires at up to 90 PSI, and they come with a lifetime warranty and no-fault crash replacement. - Rim Type: Carbon Clincher, tubeless-first - Rim Material: Advanced Carbon Composite - Rim Width (internal): 25mm - Rim Depth: 32mm - Rear Spoke Pattern: One-cross/Two-cross (2:1) - Spoke Count: 24 - Spoke Type: DT Swiss Aerolite T-head - Nipple Type: DT Swiss Pro Lock Alloy hexagonal - Spoke Length: Drive-Side/Non-Drive: 272mm/277mm - Rear Hub: Roval AFD2, Center Lock, DT Swiss EXP internals, Shimano HG, 142x12mm thru-axle end cap - Assembly Method: Handbuilt - Extras: Roval padded wheelbag, Roval tubeless rim tape and valves (pre-installed) - Wheelset Weight (front and rear with rim tape and tubeless valves): 1296g
Giant SL 1 55mm Aero Carbon/Alloy Road Wheel 700c Rear
$572.00
Features - Composite/alloy hybrid 700c rims - Tubeless compatible using supplied rim strips and valves - 23mm wide rim for better tire performance - 55mm rim height - Stainless steel, straight pull, double butted spokes - Dynamic Balanced Lacing provides significantly higher transmission stiffness vs. traditionally laced wheels - Alloy locking nipples - Giant Alloy hub shell with pawl based driver - 1860g per pair
Giant CXR1 Disc Carbon Cross Front 700c
$672.00
Made with ultralight composite rims, this disc-brake cyclocross tubeless WheelSystem is made for chasing podiums or tackling rough roads, gravel and dirt. Features - Ultralight full composite 700C rims - Tubeless compatible using supplied rim strips and valves - 21mm internal rim width for optimal tire performance - Dynamic Balance Lacing technology for enhanced drive efficiency and braking control - Sapim Laser/Sapim Race straight-pull stainless spokes- 28 hole front/rear - Alloy locking nipples - Giant alloy hub shell, 6-bolt compatible with pawl based driver system - Includes end caps for the following configurations: - Front: 100x12mm T/A - 1630g per pair
Specialized Roval Traverse SL Fattie 27.5 148
$1,600.00
Trail wheels often fall into two categories—they’re either heavy and durable or light and flexy. And because of this, a lightweight, wide-profile, and enduro-ready carbon wheel seems like something only found in a fairytale, but lucky for you, we made it a reality. The Traverse SL Fattie 27.5 puts all the flick'able, nimble features you need in an all-mountain wheel into one package, and it has the results to prove it. Along with light overall weight, stiffness, and durability, another top priority for the Traverse SL was ease of use. First off, we got rid of the creaky straight-pull spokes and corrosion-prone alloy nipples. Next up, we landed on 28 J-bend spokes, for both the front and rear wheels, that are all the same length—making it easy to find replacements if needed. And finally, we engineered a new hub design, with a wider profile and higher flange to aid in overall stiffness. What's with the big-boned name, you ask? The Traverse SL Fatties may be wide, but with a 30mm inner rim width, they’re far from the girth of a fat bike rim. But let's talk width. You've probably noticed that mountain bike rim widths have hovered between 19 and 23 millimeters for decades, and they've been long overdue for a change. In the search for a better wheel design, our engineers began testing 2.3- to 2.5-inch tires on 45-millimeter-wide fat bike rims to see what, if any, benefits could be found. It only took them a few rides to realize that the wider rims offered a variety of advantages, like adding additional tire volume, which better supports the tires in hard cornering, greatly improves traction because of the ability to run lower pressures, and noticeably increases rim stiffness. They did note that there is an occurrence of diminishing returns with increasing width, however, and after testing everything from 25 to 45mm, determined that a 30mm inner width is optimal. After determining the width, we began designing the rim using the knowledge that we gained when developing the Control SL. With this, we started with our Zero Bead Hook technology that gets rid of the weak spot found in a traditional wheel, and combined it with the wider profile to make a carbon rim that effectively dissipates forces. This way, you can take abuse from rocks without the worry of cracks or dents. Ok, so they’re strong, impact-resistant, and tire supporting—they must be heavy, right? Wrong. Even though “fattie” is in their name, they're far from fat. To achieve this weight, we hand-build our rims to our own alloy hubs, using only the highest quality DT Swiss Competition Race spokes. Inside our hubs, you'll find DT Swiss 240 internals with a quick engaging 54t DT Swiss star ratchet system in the rear that allows you to power over rocks and roots without delay. And while machines do a pretty good job of building wheels, we choose professionally trained humans because they do so with an artistic touch that makes for minimal flaws. Whether you need a carbon wheelset to get you through an enduro stage or one to shred your local rock garden, the Traverse SL Fattie has you covered.
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