Wide carbon rims at a relatively cheap price
High-priced hookless carbon hoops
Stiff, durable carbon rims
A sublime ride-enhancing experience
Both tough and light
Quality meets budget
Continental Rim Tape
Sweet and smooth but not so tasty price-wise
These 30mm rims fatten up larger tyres nicely and they've proved impressively stiff and strong in tests
While most of Mavic's complete wheelsets come standard with UST tubeless compatibility, this is the only non-DH rim they do with a sealed UST spoke bed.
Top-quality hoop at a low price and it’s remarkably tolerant of rock smashing
Several World Cup XC racers use the ZTR rim. At 350g, it's one of the lightest rims out there and it's tough too.
The Syncros DPS 32 rim is designed to take everything the average hucker, DHer or 4X racer could throw at it
The Maverick OSB (Offset Spoke Bed) minimizes dish for a stronger, more durable wheel, and the rim builds into a package that's strong and light for the money. Our test rim absorbed a fair amount of clumsy race abuse and general riding antics, but picked up a few minor dents along the way.
Stan's, of Stan's No Tubes fame, have been slowly building a good reputation for themselves with their low weight, high strength ZTR rims. Several top cross-country racers are now using their super-light ZTR Olympics, which weigh about 350g, and we've been amazed at how much abuse the 545g ZTR Freerides can take with a big set of treads fitted.
Strong rims are essential for downhill use and abuse, but these days weight saving has become increasingly important. We reckon this particular DT Swiss number will be very popular...