Alex Rims Brings Extra Wide Supra 35 Mountain Bike Rim

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Alex Rims has just introduced the new Supra 35 mountain bike rims. It’s their widest yet at 35mm external and a generous 30mm internal measurements.

All three wheel sizes are offered -26”, 27.5” and 29er- and claimed weights range from 530g to 600g. They’re sold as rims only for now, but they may find their way onto their A-Class wheels in the future. Available now. We’re checking on pricing, but you can check the rim profile and specs after the break…

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Comments

cole - 03/19/14 - 1:40pm

The DX32 is wider with a 32mm internal and 38.5 external width.

I’ve been eagerly awaiting these rims since they were announced at eurobike 2013, but that was because I thought they’d be 35mm internal. Now I’m a bit less excited… but for 26″ the claimed weight is 220g less than the DX32, and shaving a whole pound of rim from a wheelset could be worth it. If they’re just as strong, that is.

cole - 03/19/14 - 2:30pm

Oh also the DX32 comes in the super secret punk rock 4th size known as 24″, which plays a critical role on my commute/destroy urban assault machine.

Chainwhipped - 03/19/14 - 10:41pm

Thanks, guys. We’re all thrilled that Alex is putting out a dumbed-down version of the Velocity P-35 like 4 years after the fact. Genius reporting. Do you have a line on these e “electronic derailleurs” I’ve been hearing about? Maybe an expo on how “fixies” are so hot right now!?

Ploutre - 03/20/14 - 4:50am

Yep, Velocity has been making the P35 (now called Blunt 35) for a few years, same weight, but made in USA. And I believe they look cooler :D

cole - 03/20/14 - 12:40pm

The P35 doesn’t have eyelets, and it looks like it has taller and possibly thinner sidewalls. And the P35 profile is much closer to hemisphere than these. All told I think the two are quite different.
I have a set of P35s… I’m a fan of Velocity and their excellent customer service, so I won’t say how well they’ve held up. Blunt is definitely a cooler name than Supra though, and color options beyond black/silver will always be a significant advantage in my mind.

Oh and my P35s were made in Australia, as with most of my Velocities. Nonetheless, the variety is welcome.

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