Wheelsets-Downhill

Our roots are in Downhill. Our rocks are.. well... you know...

SMASH THE CORNERS!

For 2017 we introduce several new rim options in DOWNHILL. 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 by special request, your choice). It offers unmatched impact resistance, while still providing the stiffness, precision and unmatched acceleration we are famous for. After testing with our Propain Dirt Zelvy World Cup team we have also introduced a 30mm EXTERNAL 25mm internal Downhill rim. Great for smaller bag downhill tyres.

27.5x35mm & 27.5x30mm PDL 440g ENDURO rims:

On the front wheel saves you up to 100 grams on your wheelset (compared to a BBT). Our enduro rims are tough as nails Kovarik proved that a few years ago when he refused to run DH rims period! So run the 440g AM on the front and a 490g on the rear for a high performance race and recreational wheelset.

27.5x35mm' BBT 550g:

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.

27.5x35mm' PDL 490g:

Our standard issue DH rim, Mr popular! Can't decide? Just choose this front and rear and we guarantee you will be stoked. Or mix it up, run it as a rear with a 440g AM front. Or step it up and run this rim on the front and a BBT on the rear. CHOICES RIGHT?! 

27.5'x30mm DH 490g:

We developed this rim to cater for the rider wanting to run more traditional tyre casings. The 25mm internal width still offers great support but makes the tyre more rounded offering great cornering, our boy Phil Atwill and the rest of the PDZ  boys run this rim on the front so they can lay the wheel right over, and with a 30/35mm on the rear for better support smacking them corners. KINDA LIKE THIS...

 

NOT TOO BIG, NOT TOO SMALL...

There is no clear winner in the rim width debate. Each width has its own advantages and disadvantages. That's why we offer two different DH widths, and 3 different weights/strengths. Sure; that means over the different rim sizes we offer 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.

ENGINEERED IN AUSTRALIA

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, 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.

HAND BUILT AT YOUR LOCAL ZELVY BUILD CENTRE JUST FOR YOU!

Each Zelvy wheel is built at by hand, not machine, and they are built just for you Aggressive rider chasing World Cup Downhill or EWS podiums? Featherweight cross country whippet? Casual weekend warrior? This effects the loads the wheel takes, much like a faster or heavier rider needs stiffer suspension. The wheel can also be tuned to suit. Something we have learnt from our World Cup and EWS riders. 

The best news though is the opening of Zelvy Wheel Build Centres in Australia (Zelvy HQ), UK, Singapore, Europe and USA. All wheels are hand built by our trained master builders and shipped straight to your door from your nearest build centre. All returns, crash replacements and warranty is also returned to your local build centre.

Zelvy DOWNHILL wheelset overview and BUY

Hookless design, tubeless ready. All wheelsets ship with rim tape from your local Zelvy Build Centre. Choose your hubs, choose your rim width and rim model.

MODEL AU FUNN INDUSTRY 9 ONYX
WEIGHT 530g 430g 630g
ENGAGEMENT 102 POINTS / REVOLUTION 120 POINTS / REVOLUTION INSTANT SILENT CLUTCH TYPE
BEARINGS SEALED STAINLESS GENUINE ENDURO ABEC5 SEALED SEALED HYBRID CERAMIC
BEARING OPTION NONE CERAMIC UPGRADE OPTION CERAMIC STANDARD
BEARING PRE-LOAD NON ADJUSTABLE NON ADJUSTABLE ADJUSTABLE
FREEWHEEL DRIVER ALUMINIUM ALUMINIUM TITANIUM
ADAPTABLE AXLES YES YES YES
MAIN FEATURES

Great Value

Quality bearings

Great engagement

Beautiful aesthetics

Amazing 'Torch' driver

Enduro bearings

Optional Ceramic bearings

Unmatched quality

Ceramic bearings standard

Silence! Roll forever

Titanium driver non-bruise

BUY 27.5' Buy FUNN 27.5' Buy Industry 9 27.5'

Buy Onyx 27.5'

SHIPPING OPTIONS
MODEL USA FUNN INDUSTRY 9 ONYX
WEIGHT 530g 430g 630g
ENGAGEMENT 102 POINTS / REVOLUTION 120 POINTS / REVOLUTION INSTANT SILENT CLUTCH TYPE
BEARINGS SEALED STAINLESS GENUINE ENDURO ABEC5 SEALED SEALED HYBRID CERAMIC
BEARING OPTION NONE CERAMIC UPGRADE OPTION CERAMIC STANDARD
BEARING PRE-LOAD NON ADJUSTABLE NON ADJUSTABLE ADJUSTABLE
FREEWHEEL DRIVER ALUMINIUM ALUMINIUM TITANIUM
ADAPTABLE AXLES YES YES YES
MAIN FEATURES

Great Value

Quality bearings

Great engagement

Beautiful aesthetics

Amazing 'Torch' driver

Enduro bearings

Optional Ceramic bearings

Unmatched quality

Ceramic bearings standard

Silence! Roll forever

Titanium driver non-bruise

BUY 27.5' BUY FUNN 27.5 BUY I9 27.5

BUY ONYX 27.5

SHIPPING OPTIONS
MODEL EU FUNN HOPE ONYX
WEIGHT 530g 495g 630g
ENGAGEMENT 102 POINTS / REVOLUTION 44 POINTS / REVOLUTION INSTANT SILENT CLUTCH TYPE
BEARINGS SEALED STAINLESS SEALED STAINLESS SEALED HYBRID CERAMIC
BEARING OPTION NONE NONE CERAMIC STANDARD
BEARING PRE-LOAD NON ADJUSTABLE NON ADJUSTABLE ADJUSTABLE
FREEWHEEL DRIVER ALUMINIUM ALUMINIUM/STEEL TITANIUM
ADAPTABLE AXLES YES YES YES
MAIN FEATURES

Great Value

Quality bearings

Great engagement

Beautiful aesthetics

 

Hope Reliability

 

Unmatched quality

Ceramic bearings standard

Silence! Roll forever

Titanium driver non-bruise

BUY 27.5' Buy FUNN 27.5' Buy HOPE 27.5'

Buy Onyx 27.5'

SHIPPING OPTIONS
MODEL ASIA FUNN HOPE ONYX
WEIGHT 530g 495g 630g
ENGAGEMENT 102 POINTS / REVOLUTION 44 POINTS / REVOLUTION INSTANT SILENT CLUTCH TYPE
BEARINGS SEALED STAINLESS SEALED STAINLESS SEALED HYBRID CERAMIC
BEARING OPTION NONE NONE CERAMIC STANDARD
BEARING PRE-LOAD NON ADJUSTABLE NON ADJUSTABLE ADJUSTABLE
FREEWHEEL DRIVER ALUMINIUM ALUMINIUM/STEEL TITANIUM
ADAPTABLE AXLES YES YES YES
MAIN FEATURES

Great Value

Quality bearings

Great engagement

Beautiful aesthetics

 

Hope Reliability

 

Unmatched quality

Ceramic bearings standard

Silence! Roll forever

Titanium driver non-bruise

BUY 27.5' Buy FUNN 27.5' Buy HOPE 27.5'

Buy Onyx 27.5'

SHIPPING OPTIONS

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