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!
Tires - The tires we recommend are a range from 2.1 - 2.5
Weights -425g per rim. Available in 29er only *** 28h and 32h in rim only *** For rim only click here
"There were 3 main points that went into The Union. We wanted a rim that was lighter than The Agent, had lower radial stiffness than anything we'd made before, and gain a dramatic increase in impact resistance. With our new philosophy on layup design and these key points, we were able to achieve something truly impressive. This rim is made for those who want to race Enduro at a high level and ride harder than ever before. If you have ever had doubts about carbon rims, look no further than The Union."
"World Cup Downhill ready and proven. The Strife is the rim that helps you gain those missing seconds that put you on the podium. Our most durable rim has been tested at the World Cup level and already been on three podiums in its short life. When you want the best rim and do not want to worry about durability, The Strife will have your back. Reduced radial stiffness, increased lateral stiffness, and a massively impact-resistant rim. Choose The Strife for your rims if there are seconds on the line, and your competition is right behind you."
Purpose: "The Convert is the answer to a wider format rim that gives the ultimate stability and traction. Perfectly suited for clunker hardtails and plus bikes where larger tires are the game. With such a large tire contact patch, you'll never need to worry about losing traction. Try them, you will become converted!"
Enduro may be young as a discipline, but at its core is the intrinsic need of riders to ride burlier terrain faster and faster. Something that MTB was all about since the beginning. The EX 511 rim is the perfect tool for this quest: It comes with all the technology that has delivered many EWS wins and packs it in a 30 mm wide profile. Ready to go burlier, faster.
The FR 560 was made to withstand the nastiest of rock gardens, the roughest of roots and the sketchiest of landings. The prototype proved to be World Championship material and the final product is now available for you to shred as hard as you want. Available as a classic 26”, a 27.5” and as a 29” wagon wheel. The 30 mm inner rim width provides your tires with the support they need to roost through the berms at full speed.
With a redesigned rim profile from the previous ARC generation, the new Race Face ARC offset rim utilizes an asymmetrical design with offset spokes optimized for better spoke tension balance and stiffness. This creates a wheel with increased durability and a superior strength to weight ratio. With 4 different internal width options, there’s an ARC rim for every bike. Whether you are looking to build a new strong wheel for your XC bike, or need a new hoop laced up for your trusty downhill rig, Race Face’s new ARC offset rim has you covered.