We first saw them at Eurobike just a few months ago, but not we’ve got the real deal in our hot little hands!
This is the Podium SRD carbon wheelset, and right now, it’s the only wheelset of its kind in the UK. Given how special these superlight set of hoops are, we decided to take you along for the ride with a live unboxing video in the Singletrack Studio;
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Stan’s NoTubes Podium SRD Wheelset Features
- Superlight XC racing wheelset
- Only available in 29in diameter
- New lightweight carbon fibre rim w/BST tubeless compatible profile
- 23mm internal width, 28.1mm external width
- Designed for 2.0in – 2.25in wide tyres
- Shallower 18.7mm depth provides more compliance
- Stan’s Neo Ultimate hubs
- Available with Boost or non-Boost hub spacing
- SRAM XD and Shimano freehub bodies available
- Speedsync 6-pawl freehub mechanism delivers 5° engagement
- Sapim Laser double butted J-bend spokes
- Sapim Secure Lock black alloy nipples
- 24h front and 28h rear
- Includes: tubeless tape and valves, spare spokes, hub adapters, quick release skewers, build information sheet, and wheel bags
- Claimed weight: 1287g
- RRP: £1650
Taking over from the current Valor wheelset, the Podium SRD is aimed at the same XC/Marathon race crowd, but goes lighter than the Valors by employing a shallower carbon fibre rim. Internal width has grown to 23mm, which is the same as the current Crest MK3 alloy rim, and the Podium SRD rim also makes use of the BST technology that employs super short sidewalls that are lighter, stronger and provide a more rounded tyre profile by reducing bead hook ‘pinch’ on the tyre sidewalls.
You’ll only be able to get the new carbon rims in the complete Podium SRD wheelset – for now anyway. That wheelset is one of the lightest that Stan’s has ever offered, coming in at a claimed weight of 1287g. Our test set is confirmed at 1300g, which is the weight for the non-Boost version with a Shimano freehub body. The complete wheels are built with Sapim Laser double-butted spokes and alloy nipples, and are laced to Stan’s own Neo Ultimate hubs, which feature a 6-pawl freehub mechanism that delivers 72 points of engagement for plenty of buzz, and fast pickup.
We’ll be testing and reviewing the Podium SRD wheelset, but if you’re after more information in the meantime, get in touch with the UK distributor, Paligap.cc