SRAM RISE 60 29in wheels review

Tougher than average cross-country rollers

Our rating 
3.0 out of 5 star rating 3.0
GBP £1,592.00 RRP
SRAM RISE 60 29in wheels

Our review

Slightly narrow, but with impressive stiffness for their weight they’re a worthwhile upgrade for lighter riders
Buy if, You don't weigh too much and are after some fast, stiff wheels
Pros: Light and sturdy
Cons: Narrow inner rim width limits usefulness with wide rubber
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These lightweight carbon hoops are designed for serious cross-country racers and gentler trail riders. Tipping our scales at 1,457g, they certainly tick the lightness box.

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They’re stouter than many XC wheels, and almost as stiff as some alloy trail hoops. The rims are made from unidirectional carbon, layered so as to add strength where it’s needed most.

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The spoke bed is offset to even up the spoke angle and increase stiffness further. This means a single spoke length is used throughout the wheelset, making replacement easier.

We measured the inner rim width to be closer to 20mm than the claimed 21mm. This means larger tyres (2.2in+) roll around on the rim with little encouragement unless you up the air pressure, reducing traction.

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Stiffness is fairly impressive for such lightweight hoops, but when pushed hard – harder than you’d dare push most XC wheels – we did manage to buzz the rear tread on the chainstays. Low weight combined with rapid (6.9-degree) engagement boosts acceleration.

Product Specifications

Product

Name RISE 60 29in wheels (15)
Brand SRAM

Weight (g) 1457