Our latest Wheel Build of the Week is showcases our newest rim offering: Ibis's S35 carbon rim.
Developed in conjunction with Stan's NoTubes, the rims uses that company's patented Bead Socket Technology (BST), which means that these rims provide a tubeless setup that's second to none. Beyond easy and secure tubeless setup, they are lightweight, have off-center spoke holes, and are definitely on the wide side with a 35mm internal width (though they are also available in a 28mm inner width as well). The 18mm rim depth gives them a great ride quality than emphasizes vertical compliance so that your wheels track the line you want as smoothly as possible.
Laced to Chris King's superb ISO Boost hubs, these make for a awesome all around/cross country wheelset that will support wider tires well. This particular wheelset is destined to go on an Ibis Ripley, and they suit that bike's versatile trail/cross country nature perfectly.
Here at AVT we have customers all around the world but occasionally we run into some much closer to home like Jordan who lives just down the road from us in Talent, Oregon.
After he bought a few parts from AVT we spotted his new bike being built up in a local bike shop and just had to shoot it for a Bling Build blog post as it's a pretty special and one off unique build with a strong Oregon / NorCal flavor!
A mid-fat set up using the Velocity Dually rim paired with White Industries XMR Boost hubs. The end result is a 100% made-in-USA wheelset designed for a very specific purpose in a high quality, strong and great looking package.