Ibis Collaborates with Stan’s on new carbon wheels, creates cheesy video all by itself

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Ibis rolls out new Carbon S-Wheels designed in conjunction with Stan’s No Tubes

Ibis Cycles has been producing complete mountain bike wheels for a good while now, having been one of the earlier brands to jump on super wide rims back in 2014. The latest wheel range includes both alloy and carbon wheel options in 27.5in and 29in sizes, which offer various widths to cover riding styles from XC through to enduro applications.

Building upon its prior experience, today Ibis is releasing two all-new carbon wheelsets called the S28 and S35.

These new S-Wheels feature completely new carbon rims that have been designed in collaboration with Stan’s No Tubes. We’ll go into detail about weights and specs shortly, but for now you gotta check out the cheesiest of cheesey videos courtesy of Ibis’ marketing department;

BST Tubeless Design

The big change with the new S-Carbon rims is the move to the BST rim profile – a design licensed by Stan’s No Tubes. The goal is to provide bulletproof tubeless setup, while also improving the tyre shape by using very low sidewalls that reduce how much the rim ‘pinches in’ the tyre beads.

Of course the rims are also quite wide, with the S-28 getting a 28mm internal rim width that’ll suit tyres up to 2.6in wide, while the S-35 gets a 35mm internal width designed for regular and plus tyres up to 2.8in wide.

ibis carbon rim s35 wheel
The Ibis S-Wheels feature a wide internal rim width, heavily offset spoke holes, and now the BST tubeless profile.

Springy & Strongy

Compared to Ibis’ earlier carbon rims that used a hugely deep profile, the new S-Wheels are dramatically shallower with a rim depth of just 18mm. This is to improve the rim’s vertical compliance, which should lead to a more comfortable ride quality.

According to Ibis, this vertical ‘give’ in the rim, along with blunt 3mm thick hookless sidewalls, also improves the S35/28 rims ability to resist heavy impacts by 9% over their existing carbon rims.

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The new S28 and S35 rims will be available on their own, and in complete wheels from Ibis. Two spec levels will be offered – one with Ibis’ own Logo hubs, and one with high-end Industry Nine Hydra hubs.

Complete wheels are built with 32 Sapim D-Light J-bend spokes per wheel in a standard 3-cross lacing pattern.

ibis s28 carbon wheel
The Ibis S28 is designed for XC use and trail riding.

Ibis Carbon S-28 Wheel Specs

  • New carbon fibre wheels for XC racing & trail riding
  • Toughened hybrid carbon rims with 5mm spoke offset
  • Stan’s No Tubes BST tubeless rim profile
  • Designed for tyres 2.00-2.6in wide
  • External Width: 35mm
  • Internal Width: 28.6mm
  • Depth: 18.3mm
  • Claimed rim weight: 380g (27.5in), 405g (29in)
  • Built with 32 Sapim D-Light J-bend spokes per wheel
  • Available with Ibis Logo or Industry Nine Hydra hubs
  • Claimed wheelset weight: 1570g (27.5in), 1630g (29in)
  • 7-year no fault warranty
  • RRP: $1,299 – $1,799 USD
ibis s35 wheels carbon
The Ibis S35 suits tyres up to 2.8in wide.

Ibis Carbon S-35 Wheel Specs

  • New carbon fibre wheels for trail riding and enduro racing
  • Toughened hybrid carbon rims with 5mm spoke offset
  • Stan’s No Tubes BST tubeless rim profile
  • Designed for tyres 2.35-2.8in wide
  • External Width: 41mm
  • Internal Width: 35mm
  • Depth: 18.3mm
  • Claimed rim weight: 420g (27.5in), 445g (29in)
  • Built with 32 Sapim D-Light J-bend spokes per wheel
  • Available with Ibis Logo or Industry Nine Hydra hubs
  • Claimed wheelset weight: 1640g (27.5in), 1710g (29in)
  • 7-year no fault warranty
  • RRP: $1,299 – $1,799 USD

For more information on the new Ibis S-Wheels, head to the Ibis website, and for local pricing and availability, get in touch with the folks at 2pure.


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Comments (6)

    Same weight listed for both trail and enduro options, guessing it’s a misprint

    @honourablegeorge – Good spotting! And some of the weights are actually a touch lighter again if you go for the pricier I9 hubs.

    All of the numbers here: https://www.ibiscycles.com/wheels/details/?wheelset=2188

    [ST Wil]

    Even STW can’t embed, or link, YouTube videos on their own site? What hope is there for the rest of us?

    @Onzadog – What you on about cobbs? Video seems to be displaying fine for me, and I’ve checked with a few other folks and browsers/devices and it also seems fine.

    Are you just seeing the hyperlink on its own?

    [ST Wil]

    hmmm $1799 = £1799 – ace

    @singletrackwil seems to be fixed now but when I first looked, I wasn’t even seeing a hyperlink. Just text to copy and paste into another browser window.

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