Most of American Classic’s 2013 goods are in their warehouse with fresh graphics, and 650B wheels are in stock for Race, Terrain and All-Mountain wheels.
XX1 freehub bodies (photo above provided by AC, taken by Dirt Rag) will be available in February. Part of the delay in more brands having this upgrade ready was that SRAM originally only brought in DT Swiss as a wheel partner. Just before Eurobike, they opened it up to all brands, so the others are playing a bit of catch up.
For Lefty fans, the 29er wheels with Lefty hubs are now available in Race and standard mountain bike tubeless sets.
For road and cyclocross, the disc brake alloy tubulars wheels and TCX tubeless clincher disc brake wheels are in stock, and both are good for either discipline. The new alloy tubular rims will be laced to standard hubs, too, but they’re not expected to hit their warehouse until mid-December.
Also in is the 11-speed Shimano freehub bodies. They recommend that you get your shop to re-dish your wheels appropriately if you’re doing a retrofit, or you can order a new set of wheels with it preinstalled that’s ready to go out of the box. If you’re retrofitting, you’ll simply swap in the 11-speed freehub body. If you’re ordering one of the new 11-speed ready wheelsets, you’ll simply need a spacer to take up the extra 1.85mm width.
For full coverage on these items, check our Eurobike post here.