Hermes Sport Adds Carbon Rimmed Mountain Bike Wheels

Hermes Sport ODB carbon fiber rim mountain bike wheels for 26 and 29er

Hermes Sport has introduced their first dirt offering, the new ODB mountain bike wheels with carbon rims.

The first set will have normal hubs and come in at a claimed 1450g for the 29er and 1370g for the 26″. Retail is $1500 for either size. Rear is quick release only, but front is convertible to 9mm QR, 15mm or 20mm thru axle.

A higher end version with Tune King & Kong hubs will follow that’ll drop about 70g off the wheelset weight. Those will have the same front axle options plus a 142×12 rear option. And there will be color options on that one. Retail will be $2,000.

HS founder Alex Webster says there’s also an All-Mountain version available with a thicker carbon layup that’s about 50g heavier per wheel. He’s also testing a DH version through the winter. More pics after the break…

Hermes Sport ODB carbon fiber rim mountain bike wheels for 26 and 29er

Hermes Sport ODB carbon fiber rim mountain bike wheels for 26 and 29er

It’s always nice to see the little guys growing. Webster says their partnership with Calfee is working out well, allowing their customers to spec HS wheels on custom bikes.

Comments

Topmounter - 10/02/11 - 6:13pm

I’m not so interested until they go sub-$1k, but I’ll be interested to ride a carbon wheelset and see if the increased lateral stiffness is noticeable (to me).

Colin - 10/02/11 - 6:28pm

Tubeless ready?

bnic - 10/02/11 - 8:34pm

That’s one ugly looking hub for that price point.
just sayin.

Topmounter - 10/02/11 - 8:43pm

People still use tubes?

Hnoj-CZ - 10/03/11 - 2:30am

Everyone can buy those hubs on ebay, they are called monkey circus, and they are really crap. I Guess, that rims are made by Xiamen carbon industry or other Chineese factory. This is not worth 1500USD, 500USD TOPS !!!

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