RockGuardZ enters wheel world with RimZ

January 15, 2014

(Relative) bargain rims join carbon fibe line

RimZ & MudGuardz Jim Buchanan photo
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Jim Buchanan photo

Known for their frame-protecting English-made composite downtube shields and mudguards, RockGuardZ is jumping into the composite wheel game with a range of four models in the usual three wheel sizes.  Coming into stock around mid-February, RockGuardZ’s RimZ will be available for everything from XC through downhill use, with weights and widths varying accordingly.

Choices, choices... Jim Buchanan photo
Choices, choices…
Jim Buchanan photo

RockGuardZ isn’t making any outsized claims about proprietary technology or design.  What they are doing is providing carbon fibre rims in standard 32h drilling with a 12-month warranty for as little as £300- not inexpensive, but considerably less than bigger name brands.  Weights certainly seem competitive for their intended uses- the 30mm wide XC/AM models could easily do duty on a pure race bike.  As an added bonus, custom drillings can be provided and RockGuardZ will colour-match as many rims’ decals as you’d like to your frame for a one-time £75 setup fee.

Intended Use Width 26in 27.5 29er Retail Price
XC 23mm 320g 335g 350g £300
XC / All Mountain 30mm 360g 390g 410g £300
All Mountain / Enduro 35mm 410g 440g £300
Downhill 33mm 440g £360

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