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Thursday, April 11, 2013

NEW SRAM ROAM AND RAIL MTB WHEELS


You don’t win by being the lightest. Or the stiffest. Or the toughest. You win by being the fastest. And that takes a wheel designed specifically for the modern mountain biker. At SRAM, we start with the demands of the terrain and work forward from there—carefully balancing each wheel’s design around five key attributes: weight, inertia, engagement, stiffness and durability. No matter where you ride, SRAM wheels will take you further. RISE higher. ROAM farther. RAIL harder.

ROAM 60

THE EXTRA MILE. AND BEYOND.

It’s the only wheel you need. By layering extra material onto stress points, ROAM 60’s UST compatible CARBON TUNED rim is light enough for long climbs and strong enough for the toughest Enduro races. It’s DOUBLE-DECKER hub shell design takes straightpull spoke slots and stacks them two-by-two—distributing force perfectly around the wheel’s SOLO SPOKE design. The resulting wheel dish is wider, maximizing lateral stiffness while retaining frontal compliance. If you love to ride, this is your wheel. Intended Use: XC/TR/AM

  • Available in all 3 wheel sizes: 26”, 27.5” and 29”
  • CARBON TUNED unidirectional and woven carbon fiber, asymmetrical rim profile
  • WIDE ANGLE profile: 21mm inside, 28mm outside rim width
  • UST compatible
  • Available with 11-speed XD driver body for SRAM XX1 or 9/10-speed driver body
  • Aluminum nipples with nylon lock ring
  • SOLO SPOKE design with double butted, stiff stainless steel spokes
  • Durable hub internals with STAR RATCHET 36T system
  • SIDE SWAP easy conversion to all axle types
  • DOUBLE-DECKER hub shell design

Available: July (26”) and August (27.5” and 29”)

Technologies

  • SOLO SPOKE
  • WIDE ANGLE
  • SIDE SWAP
  • TAPER CORE
  • CARBON TUNED
  • STAR RATCHET
  • UST
  • DOUBLE-DECKER

Weight

  • 26” - 1495g
  • 27.5” - 1550g
  • 29” - 1625g
  • Wheel pair in lightest configuration

ROAM 50

TRAIL BLAZER

It’s everything the modern mountain biker could ask for. One of the lightest alloy trail wheels in the market, ROAM 50 delivers a smart balance of weight, inertia and stiffness—making for a very responsive and predictable wheel. Thanks to our WIDE ANGLE rim, its tire profile delivers superior traction. Intended Use: XC/TR

  • Available in all 3 wheel sizes: 26”, 27.5” and 29”
  • Lightweight aluminum rim with asymmetrical TAPER CORE profile
  • WIDE ANGLE profile: 21mm inside, 25mm outside rim width
  • UST compatible
  • Available with 11-speed XD driver body for SRAM XX1 or 9/10-speed driver body
  • Aluminum nipples with nylon lock ring
  • SOLO SPOKE design with double butted, lightweight steel spokes
  • Durable hub internals with STAR RATCHET system
  • DOUBLE-DECKER hub shell design

Available: July (26, 27.5” and 29”)

Technologies

  • SOLO SPOK
  • WIDE ANGLE
  • SIDE SWAP
  • TAPER CORE
  • STAR RATCHET
  • UST
  • DOUBLE-DECKER

Weight

  • 26” - 1475g
  • 27.5” - 1530g
  • 29” - 1610g
  • Wheel pair in lightest configuration

RAIL 50

AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOR

An alloy rim that does what other alloy rims can’t. With WIDE ANGLE rim design providing superior stability, RAIL 50 can withstand the most aggressive All-Mountain/Enduro riding while setting a new benchmark for lightweight in the category. Featuring the perfect balance of strength, stiffness and width for All-Mountain/Enduro terrain, RAIL 50 delivers best-in-class ride quality all the way down. Intended Use: AM

  • Available in all 3 wheel sizes: 26”, 27.5” and 29”
  • Lightweight aluminum rim with asymmetrical TAPER CORE profile
  • WIDE ANGLE profile: 23c, 28mm outside rim width
  • UST compatible
  • Available with 11-speed XD driver body for SRAM XX1 or 9/10-speed driver body
  • Aluminum nipples with nylon lock ring
  • SOLO SPOKE design with double butted, stiff steel spokes
  • Durable hub internals with Star Ratchet system
  • SIDE SWAP easy conversion to all axle types
  • DOUBLE-DECKER hub shell design

Available: July (26, 27.5” and 29”)

Technologies

  • SOLO SPOKE
  • WIDE ANGLE
  • SIDE SWAP
  • TAPER CORE
  • STAR RATCHET
  • UST
  • DOUBLE-DECKER

Weight

  • 26” - 1690g
  • 27.5” - 1750g
  • 29” - 1830g
  • Wheel pair in lightest configuration

TECHNOLOGIES

TAPER CORE

Strong in the right places. The sidewalls of SRAM rims are reinforced along the wings to withstand major impact. But the sidewalls then taper in along the center—reducing overall mass. The result is a very light rim with excellent dent resistance.

SOLO SPOKE

With SOLO spoke, you’re never wrong. SRAM wheel design eliminates the need for different spoke lengths—one size fits the entire wheel. This identical-length design means no longer wondering whether you have the right front/rear/drive-side/nondrive-side spoke handy.

Front + Rear + Drive-Side + Nondrive-Side = 1 Spoke

CARBON TUNED

Strong like bull, light like carbon. Every Carbon Tuned rim is designed with a distinct style of riding in mind. By selectively layering woven carbon fiber at high-stress points and using unidirectional fiber throughout, SRAM creates rims that yield a remarkable level of strength and durability—while remaining lightweight and responsive.

WIDE ANGLE

Take corners as fast as you want. SRAM wheels have a wider rim profile without significant added mass. This profile holds tire shape better, preventing tire roll and giving you superior comfort and traction around corners.

  • 19mm XC Racing
  • 21mm Trail
  • 23mm All Mountain

DOUBLE-DECKER

Stacked in your favor. This hub shell design takes straightpull spoke slots and stacks them two-by-two—distributing force perfectly around the wheel’s SOLO SPOKE design. The resulting wheel dish is wider, maximizing lateral stiffness while retaining some frontal compliance.

XD™ DRIVER BODY

XD is a new driver body design that allows the use of the SRAM XX1 10-42 cassette and provides an improved interface.

SIDE SWAP

Switching axles has never been easier. Threadless side caps can be installed and replaced by hand—no tools necessary.

STAR RATCHET

This patented freewheel system uses precision ratchets with extremely high load capacity and reliability. Thanks to its no-tools-required design, routine maintenance is easy.

UST TUBELESS

No tube, no-brainer. UST Tubeless rims feature hooked edges designed to seal with UST compatible tires. The result is improved traction and control, less inertia and fewer flats.

700 SERIES HUBS: MTH-716 / MTH-746

NEW PRICE POINT FOR THROUGH AXLE HUBS

Key Selling Points

  • New price point for through axle hubs: Front 15x100, Rear 12x142
  • Identical driver mechanism as X9 12x142 with a simpler hub shell
  • Cartridge bearings for smooth rotation and durability

Specifications

  • Weight: 170g Front / 410g Rear
  • Non-convertible design—through axle only
  • Alloy axles, steel driver body
  • 32 holes—Black

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