RockGuardZ enters wheel world with RimZ

by Marc Basiliere 6

(Relative) bargain rims join carbon fibe line

RimZ & MudGuardz Jim Buchanan photo
Match those Maxxes. Maxxises?
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 UseWidth26in27.529erRetail Price
XC / All Mountain30mm360g390g410g£300
All Mountain / Enduro35mm410g440g£300

More info soon at

Comments (6)

  1. A brilliant idea. I hope it’s successful. But I can’t help feeling that they should have created a new brand for this venture…

  2. naive question but why is the DH rim narrower than the enduro rim?

  3. No 35mm rim in 26″, think that would be a big seller.

  4. is that £300 per rim or a pair?

  5. just light-bicycles rims?

  6. I don’t understand why anyone would buy these instead of getting a pair for less from lightbicycles. The decals on these look awful too, surely anyone could knock up a more attractive set in about 5 minutes?

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