IB13: New Rolf Prima Rage Adds Wider Alloy Mountain Bike Wheel Option, XR Line Drops Prices

Rolf Prima Rage XR trail mountain bike wheels

The new Rolf Prima Rage mountain bike wheels give them a wider, tougher wheel for the enduro crowd, and an XR version of it and the Ralos provide an option budget conscious rider.

The Rage series is a burlier all-mountain wheel with a 29mm wide tubeless compatible alloy rim. Internal width is 25mm. The standard Rage is the higher end model and gets a US-made White Industries hubset with 4130 hardened chromoly axle. The Rage XR uses Rolf’s sealed cartridge bearing XR hubs with an alloy axle and are a bit heavier. Both versions are interchangeable between QR/15 thru front and QR135/12×142 thru rear. They’ll come with one end cap for each, the others are available aftermarket. Both use 24/24 Sapim spokes and include tubeless rim tape and valve stems. Retail is $899 for the Rage and $649 for the Rage XR.

Rolf Prima Rage XR trail mountain bike wheels

Rolf Prima Ralos XR XC mountain bike wheels

The Ralos XR uses the same XR hubs with same axle options. That brings the price down to $649. The rim is the same 24.5mm wide rim (21mm internal) as the standard Ralos.

The Rage wheels are available in 27.5″ and 29er, and the standard and XR Ralos still come in a 26″ size. The carbon rimmed Ralos CXC is 29er only. All are available now.

Rolf Prima Ralos XR XC mountain bike wheels

Weights are:

  • Rage XR – 1850g (27.5″) and 1890g (29er)
  • Rage – 1820g (27.5″) and 1860g (29er)
  • Ralos XR – 1570g (26″)*, 1670g (27.5″) and 1695g (29er)

* the 26″ Ralos XR uses a lighter gauge spoke, hence the abnormal weight difference.

Check our coverage of the new aero and disc brake road wheels here.

RolfPrima.com

Comments

Douglas - 09/18/13 - 3:26pm

Does anyone know the manufacturer of the wheel stands shown in the photo? We’re looking for a display option like that for our shop.

Mindless - 09/18/13 - 3:43pm

Non standard lacing pattern are a useless gimmick.

At least they have the sense to use normal spokes.

Pedals - 09/18/13 - 4:39pm

No one cares about Rolf any more. Can we please see relevant product now?

alex - 09/18/13 - 6:29pm

Nice to see new product from my favorite wheel brand. I’ve been benefitting for years from their patented, paired spoke technology. Still the best wheels around. Made right here in USA, by expert hands.

vectorbug - 09/18/13 - 6:35pm

I care about Rolf. I think their offerings are good for the consumer (competition is always good).

Good warranty, non-questionable manufacturing ethics (where are your wheels made?), good prices, great weight and great reliability (theres a reason they’re the go-to for Tandem wheels).

Psi Squared - 09/18/13 - 8:15pm

I refuse to buy Rolf wheels because their spokes and spoke nipples aren’t made in the US.

akula - 09/18/13 - 9:20pm

@douglas

I’m pretty sure thats a feedback sport display
http://feedbacksports.com/shop/Wheel-Display-Tri-Pod-Black-P68.aspx

nate - 09/19/13 - 10:13am

Rolf are the best wheels I’ve ever had. Always true. Never a problem. They ride great.

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