Rolf Prima is know for making high quality road wheels for your two wheeler. New for 2012 they are expanding their lineup to include a 26″ and a 29″ mountain bike wheel aptly named the Ralos6 and the Ralos9. The intended use is XC, and the wheels will come tubeless reedy with rim tape and a valve installed. The tubeless technology used is that of Stan’s NoTubes. The hubs are a custom design worked up with partner White Industries, and the wheels will use Rolf’s signature paired spoke design.
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EUGENE, Oregon, August 2, 2011
Rolf Prima releases Mountain bike wheels
Eugene, OR – Long known for their road wheels, Rolf Prima has released their long awaited Ralos9 and Ralos6 mountain bike wheels for 2012. The wheels, named in honor of Ralos, the ancient god of single track, are available in a 26” and 29”. The XC Ralos wheel sets feature tubeless ready rims and Rolf Prima’s hallmark lower spoke counts, using 24 spokes in both the front and rear wheel. As with all Rolf Prima wheels, the Ralos6 and Ralos9 are hand built in Eugene, Oregon.
Continuing their focus on top flight US partners and their long partnership with White Industries, Rolf Prima worked with White to create custom hubs for the Ralos models. They also went to the industry leader in tubeless rim technology. “Working with Stans NoTubes industry leading tubeless technology was a no-brainer, “ said Rolf Prima’s head engineer Joel Wilson. “Both the Ralos6 and Ralos9 are built using Stans’ tubeless system and come tubeless ready“.
“It’s been requested for years and it has been a long time in the making. The Ralos line is something we’ve been working on for a while” said Marketing head Brooke Bauer. “Anyone can put together a mountain bike wheel, but if it was going to carry our name we wanted to make sure we had it dialed”.
The Ralos6 and Ralos9 will retail for $899 a set and start shipping in late September. Both the Ralos6 and Ralos9 will come standard with steel QR’s or optional 15mm thru axle and will be shipped taped and with a valve to be tubeless ready.