Enduro strong and Cross Country light is what Boyd chose to highlight on its refreshed Ridgeline carbon mountain bike wheels, but there’s obviously more to it than strength and weight on the flagship mtb-wheels from a family-run wheel company.
Here’s what you’ll get for a competitive $1,700:
- New rims with an increased internal rim width from 26mm to 30mm for improved traction and handling. Optimized for 2.3-2.7” tires, the new asymmetric (three millimeters offset) hookless rims also feature a three millimeter wall thickness for better impact protection. Tubeless ready, of course. The new rims carry a 36mm external width and 26mm depth.
- Available in 27.5 (440 grams per rim) and 29″ (475 grams)
- The wheels will be built with 28 spokes, two cross up front and 32 spokes, 3 three cross for the rear with aero stainless Pillar Wing 21 spokes and external brass nipples.
- In the center is Boyd’s new trick Tripel hubset. Forged 6061 aluminum shells, six simultaneously engaging pawls with three teeth each. That equates to a 102 teeth drive-ring with quick 3.5 degree engagement that is also low-drag during coasting.
- As for hub spacing, the Ridgelines are available in traditional QRs, 15×100/12×142, boost, and super boost. The tool-free rear freehub can also be quickly swapped between standard Shimano, SRAM XD, as well as the new Shimano Micro Spline that are slowly gaining traction.
- The Ridgeline 29 weighs at a claimed 1,825g per set (825g front, 1000g rear). The 27.5 version is 1,755g (790g front, 965g rear). Both are weighed with standard Boost hub.
- Both are available today along with lifetime warranties and lifetime crash replacement.