Preview: New SRAM Rise 60 wheels

The brand-new hookless rims are designed for speed

SRAM_MTB_RISE_60_29in_Rear_Side_Silver_MLSRAM Rise 60 29-inch rear wheel | $1040 |

A wheel designed specifically designed for the cross-country rider, the SRAM Rise 60 wheels were engineered to meet the demands that racers require.

In a press release launched earlier today, SRAM stated, “You don’t win by being the lightest. Or the stiffest. Or the toughest. You win by being the fastest.”

The SRAM Rise 60 wheels were designed around five key attributes: weight, inertia, engagement, stiffness and durability.

SRAM Rise 60 hear hub, with XD

SRAM Rise 60 hear hub, with XD

The 27.5-inch wheels weigh 1390 grams for the pair, while the 29-inch wheels weigh in at 1430 grams (in their respective lightest configuration).

New for the 2015 model, the carbon hoops have been widened to 21 millimeters and are hookless, which has cut down on weight, while reportedly making them more durable. The rims are tied to a SRAM hub that features Speedball bearings and a Double Time ratchet mechanism for “durable, quick engagement.”

The front wheels are available with Predictive Steering hubs, that are reportedly one of the stiffest hubs on the market.

The rear wheels are available with an XD or 10-speed driver body, or a Side Swap – a clever system that allows axles to be swapped on the trail without the use of tools.

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The 29-inch wheel will be available November 2014 and the 27.5-inch wheel will be available January 2015.

Stay tuned for a trail-test review.

Below is a video of SRAM introducing the new wheel.

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