SRAM has today launched their new ROAM 60 wide-rimmed wheels along with new 900 hubs.
Let’s look at the wheels first:
ROAM 60 Wheels
Apparently they “use a special balance of low-inertia design,weight and strength to excel on a wide variety of terrain”. Which essentially boils down to keeping the rims as light as possible. The release tells us that the 24 spoked wheels are light enough for racing, but strong enough to cope with hours in the saddle.
The hookless rims have an internal diameter of 30mm to maximise tyre stability and traction, and the ROAM 60s come with DOUBLE TIME™ hubs. Oh, and a customizable sticker pack.
You want weights? The front wheel weighs in at 750g, and the rear one comes up at 875g. You can get them standard or Boost diameters, and in XD or standard spline format. In the UK they’ll come in at £720 and £800 for the front and rear respectively.
DOUBLE TIME™ aluminium hubs – which basically gives you lots more clicks for your money – are available in loads of different formats. Multiple spoke counts, xD drive or standard splined (road or mtb), boost or standard dropout widths, QR, 20mm, 15mm or 12mm at the front, and QR or through axle at the back tells us that SRAM are pitching these at everyone – from road to enduro riders (as long as you needs discs, natch).
They’ll come in at £63 or £159 for the front and rear respectively.
For more details, see SRAM’s website.