American Classic, who’s long made mid- and high-level aftermarket rims, hubs and wheels designed by Bill Shook, is turning an eye toward the OEM market. We’ve seen some of their tubeless ready Argent wheelsets turn up on gravel and cyclocross bikes over the past couple years, but it’s few and far between. With this new series of rims, hubs and complete wheels, they’re looking to build that presence.
They’ll offer two lines, a premium one using their 6-pawl cam hubs, and an all-new mid-range 2-pawl system with a massive 74 points of engagement.
The program is customizable so the OEM customers can work with American Classic to select a rim, hub and axle spec to make a complete wheel to match the intended use, whether that’s rim-brake or disc road, gravel, cyclocross, or even Plus MTB. The line officially launches at Eurobike next week.