For 2017 we introduce several new rim options. Our BBT range is a SUPER DUTY rim. The strongest carbon rim on the planet is specifically engineered as a rear rim (although may be used on the front, your choice). It offers unmatched impact resistance, while still providing the stiffness, precision and unmatched acceleration we are famous for. Available in 27.5' and 29'.
27.5' BBT is overkill for all but the wildest, loosest Downhill riders who like to annihilate the rockiest Downhill race circuits at warp speed, overkill for anyone else.
29' BBT is the only 29' rim available specifically engineered for the new wave of heavy hitting, long travel 29' Enduro bikes. More than capable of a World Cup Downhill race one weekend, a mid week trail ride and onto an EWS round the next.
There is no clear winner in the rim width debate. Each width has its own advantages and disadvantages. That's why we offer three different widths (four if you count 'Plus' size). Sure; that means over the 3 different rim sizes we offer there can be three different widths, some with three different layup options, and that's a lot of moulds and logistics. But it's just a part of our NO COMPROMISE Ethos, you get what you want, not what we tell you.
The toughest carbon rims on the planet is a bold statement. More than a sticker on a rim. For the past 4 years we have continued to fettle and fiddle, learning and evolving. Design, test, improve and repeat.All our rims are dual wall, meaning there is a hollow section inside the rim, creating a beam structure. Optimised for maximum impact resistance, weight, handling and ride. So you can go faster. A result is our 24.5mm rim height no matter the width of the rim. Too high and the rim becomes too stiff, resulting in a harsh ride and compromised impact resistance. Too low (or worse, single wall) and the rim needs too much material to retain steering precision.
|BBT||NO||27.5' and 29'||NO|
|SUGGESTED TYRE||2.2' - 2.4'||2.3' - 2.5'||2.5' - 3'|
Rim weight from 350g (RBL 27.5)
Identical profile for all models.
Rim Weight from 440g to 560g.
The most versatile width. suitable for tyres from 2.3 all the way up to 2.5' or even 2.7' DH.
|Rim weight from 460g. Ideal for 2.5' tyres all the way up to 3' 'Plus' Size tyres. great stiffness and steering precision, loads of grip.|