Spinergy was perhaps the only company to successfully switch riders to large carbon fiber blades en masse, then the original design got banned from racing and they were never the same. Spin tried to do the same on mountain bikes and even had their wheels on a lame beach cop show a couple decades ago, but whether it was functional issues or aesthetic choices, they just never really took off.
German brand Bike Ahead is making a more modern go of it with BiTurbo full carbon six spoke XC wheels for 26″ and 29er.
The 29er clincher comes in at just 1379g with a 22mm inside width. Among wheels in this weight class, founder Christian Gemperlein says these are laterally way stiffer, a claim we’re inclined to believe after seeing them in person.
They’re built around Acros hubs with QR, 15-thru and Lefty options on the front and QR and 12×142 rear. Price is €2,700 for the set. Non blurry pics after the break…