IB13: Novatec Carbon Factor Mountain Bike Wheels
Novatec is on a major roll this year. At Eurobike, they released carbon road wheels and road disc wheels, and now they’re officially releasing details about their all new carbon rims.
Their Faction line of wheels is their highest end offering and has been undergoing serious abuse under Kyle Straight since Sea Otter. In fact, Kyle intends on rocking this new wheelset at Rampage. Will he be the first rider to trick carbon rims successfully on Virgin Utah’s biggest stage?
These display models were built with bladed Sapim spokes but production models will use Pillar Spokes – which use the same wire as Sapim.
The wheels will be available in 26-29″ size and will have a 21mm internal width. The company is aiming for a sub 2k price and relatively low weight. They’re hoping the production 27.5″ wheels will weigh between 1500-1550 grams and the 29er” will sit at 1550-1600 grams. Availability should be May-June next year. The first wheels off the lot will be the more DH oriented 26″ rims, with the larger wheels to follow.