October 7, 2011
We’re a bit busy in the office today, so we were going to just run an unapologetic press release about SRAM’s new mountain bike wheels. However, it was so full of hyperbole, that we’re just going to summarise it for you.
Having bought Zipp a few years ago, SRAM has been making some nice road wheels, so it was inevitable that it would come out with some mountain bike wheels. They will come in carbon and aluminium, in 26in and 29in.
They will be called ‘Rise’ – the Rise 40 is the aluminium model, in 26in and 29in and will be out this month. The Rise 60 is the carbon version and will be available in 26in at the turn of the year and in 29in in February or so. We only have Euro prices at the moment. Rise 26 and 29in will be €465 a pair. Rise 60 in carbon will be €1800 a pair.
Oh, and SRAM reckons they’re great. “Every wheel connects you to the ground. But only RISE wheels can carry you to new heights.”
Now for some pics:
First the Rise 40 – nice wide rim there
Weight per pair of the SRAM Rise 40 wheels: 26in: 1710g – 29in: 1840g
And some carbon goodness:
Weights for the carbon wheels: Weight per pair 26in: 1330g – 29in: 1420g