Price is per rim. 29" only.
Trail bikes with under 140mm of travel are fun weapons of choice. When it comes to wheels pairing a bike with the right tool for the job is paramount. Dressing the bike with too wide of a rim does not fit the bill for these bikes. These trail bikes need a good selection of rubber, but also need to maintain their playful nature, and this is our answer. Bring on the 27mm internal width of The Faction. A rim that punches well above its weight in overall strength, but rolls as you'd want on a trail bike. Lightweight and surprisingly strong!
The tires we recommend are a range from 2.1 - 2.5
425g per rim
600mm, 2mm offset
Spoke Tension Meter
We always require that you build with a high-end tension gauge. Make sure that the tension meter is calibrated and reading correctly.
Our high tension target is 115kg/f. Do your best to keep all tension within 2% from one spoke to the next on each side of the hub. If you can achieve better, the better the wheel will be, and the longer it will go without needing maintenance.
DO NOT build our wheels without a tension meter. It will lead to premature failure and undue stress on the rim.
Sapim Polyax Secure Lock Nipples
All of our rims must be assembled with Sapim spokes and nipples. Sapim makes by far the best nipple in the industry, and we do not rely on anyone else in-house.
The shape of the Polyax nipple is ideal for building without washers and provides the best possible nipple to spoke articulation to date.
If you cannot use or find the Polyax nipples, let us know, and we can sell you some and ship them with your rim order.
Pro Level Truing Stand
Using high-quality tools always gives the best outcome. If you have taken on the job of building up your wheel, please ensure you have the required tools to do so.
A professional Parktool truing stand, lateral dishing tool, and high quality 4 sided spoke keys are an excellent place to start.
Take your time and enjoy the process. Building wheels can be very rewarding and the outcome, if done right, can last a lifetime.
You got this!