New Hubs, New Rims, New SRAM Rise 60 XC Carbon Wheels

SRAM_MTB_RISE_60_Hub_Front_Standard_MHAnnounced today, the new RISE 60 wheels from SRAM are built to address the demands of serious XC riders. During their development, the company focused on five key attributes: weight, inertia, engagement, stiffness and durability.

To help achieve these goals, the new rims have a hookless bead design. This is a first for SRAM, and is claimed to offer a lighter, stiffer, and more durable wheel. 

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The rear hub makes use of a 4-pawl design that turns inside a 26 tooth ratchet ring for 52 points of contact. The offset pawl design is claimed to be extremely durable and offers 6.9 degrees of engagement.

The speedball bearings used throughout the hubs are all sourced from the same manufacturer to ensure perfect tolerances, and eliminate the need to adjust the preload.

Converting to different axle types has also been simplified using their Side Swap Symmetrical System, while allows you to install and remove the thread less end caps by hand. Since both the left and right caps are symmetrical, there is no margin for error.

SRAM_MTB_RISE_60_29in_Front_Side_Standard_Silver_MHSRAM has worked with multiple tire companies, and spent 1,500 hrs testing the wheels on the trails to ensure their new hookless bead is compatible with a wide variety of tires. To further help improve ride dynamics, the rims have also grown wider – to a 21mm ID.

In the event a spoke breaks, the wheels use the same spoke lengths throughout. So you only need to carry one size spare in your toolbox.

Each wheel set will be sold with a six color decal kit, for ultimate customization.

 

The Rise 60 wheels are available in 27.5 and 29″ variations (tubeless or clincher), with a number of different (swappable) axle configurations and XD driver compatibility, plus an option with a Predictive Steering Hub for use with the new Rockshox RS1 inverted XC Fork. 

Weight for the lightest 27.5″ pair is 1390g and 1430g for the 29er hoops. Availability for 27.5″ model is January 2015, but the 29er wheel set will begin shipping this November. Price for a front wheel is $950 (or $990 for the predictive steering version), and the rear wheels cost $1040 USD.

Learn more at SRAM

 

Comments

Heffe - 08/21/14 - 12:34pm

Available in 27.5, something that will fit my bike. Sweet!

groghunter - 08/21/14 - 1:14pm

21mm is pretty narrow even for XC these days… I’d rather run a 25mm rim & a 1.8 tire. If i still rode XC.

Ripnshread - 08/21/14 - 1:46pm

I have had all kinds of bad experiences with the little knurled steel rings that are on the QR endcaps. In my experience they were glued/pressed on and still over testing/time the amount of failures of this bond was unacceptable. Maybe SRAM uses better glue.

Heffe - 08/21/14 - 2:02pm

Yes that is kind of narrow, too bad.

Rick - 08/21/14 - 2:54pm

You buy a set of Nox Composites 29er wheels with I9 hubs for around 1500. 2 mms wider and better engagement.

J Train - 08/21/14 - 3:04pm

Isn’t that axle cam lever in the position SRAM made an entire video about it NOT being placed in?

J - 08/21/14 - 4:06pm

What’s the weight of the clinchers?…. Not really interested in the tubulars (story says tubeless)

Adam - 08/21/14 - 9:49pm

These things are 2grand..you can build much nicer wheels with the hub of your choice for that price.

Bazz - 08/22/14 - 12:46am

Will someone please tell SRAM they are simply charging too much for their wheels? $1990 is just silly.

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