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.
This week's wheel build of the week is another stunning pair of Gold Chris King R45D hubs laced to ENVE Foundation 45 rims.
Made in the same Utah facility as ENVE's top of the line SES rims, these Foundation 45's (and the deeper Foundation 65's) represent one of the best value, USA made rims available sharing much of the same technology as ENVE's more expensive rims.