Syntace announced an entire wheelset lineup, with 4 widths, ranging from 25mm, 30mm, 35mm and an ultra wide 40mm. The wheels will use an innovative spur gear drive hub, and will be equipped with Sapim X-ray spokes and alloy nipples. They'll cost around $1,200 a pair, and will weigh 1295 g to 1840 g, which is very light for wheels in that width.
WHEELSET's - W25/30/35/40 MX
It all began with the simple wish for really wide rims that are still light enough for all-round use from XC races to All Mountain. However, no manufacturer wanted to know anything about it. We’ve dealt with this before, so we decided to get to work and make or our wide and tough rims and nice durable hubs. And both had to be really light.
System wheels vs. systematic fine tuning
Agreed – System wheels look very chic. But should you have to put up with their fundamental drawbacks? For example low spoke counts, which prevent any continuation of a ride when a spoke is broken? In an emergency non readily available spokes and nipples? Heavy, and less stiff wheels? We believe not. The Syntace W-series relies on the results of a wheel configuration which has proven superior for over a century.
Asymmetrical Syntace W-Series MX rims with custom drilling and spoke angle matched hub flanges. Sapim CX Ray bladed spokes, 28 per wheel, triple crossed, Sapim alloy nipples. Hand lacing quality. Wheels, that are distinctly different where it matters.
Light weight rolling revolution
Light weight tires with thinner side walls that roll better only really start to show good all-round performance when mounted to wide rims. Syntace W-Series MX rims are really wide and also extremely light weight. Lighter than any other aluminum rimmed
wheel in the equivalent intended application. They are even on-par with extremely expensive carbon wheels, but distinctly wider: from the feathery 25mm wide W25 MX at 1295 g, to the 30mm wide W30 MX at 1455 g, and 35mm wide W35 MX at 1595 g, and the uber 40mm wide W40 MX at 1840 g (26" sizes).
More effective than helium in the tires
With a rim width (inner) of a full 19.3mm, 24.8mm, 28.4mm and 33.5 mm for the rims ( W25/30/35/40 MX respectively), will provide the "RightTireShape" even for tires up to 2.5”. Cleverly combined with weight reducing tires, that use the now made suitable thinner side walls, the wheelset's allows weight saving from 500 - 600 g.
Mix and match
For all available W-series front and rear wheels, factory delivered according to your preference of combination. Simply configure, order, and assemble. Regardless of how exotic your combination is, you just pay for the regular Syntace wheelset price.
Black aluminum instead of carbon.
The ductile material aluminum has its rightful place in two finger wide rims rolling over sharp rocks, roots and steps. If it were just possible to bend sufficiently light weight rims. It‘s possible.
Light weight... and tougher than carbon rims
Thanks to the Syntace precision profile made of a custom high strength alloy, welded and multiply cold worked and heat treated. Stress reducing asymmetrical Syntace W-Series profile design with side step drilling pattern. Mere 350g, 430g, 500g and 580g for the 26" W25 MX, W30 MX, W35 MX and W40 MX rims respectively. Who can compete with that?
Less tire pressure, more control
Less tire pressure means: more grip, less rolling resistance in rough terrain, higher capability to absorb impacts, higher speed in corners as well as better braking traction. Why can a wider rim be ridden with less air pressure? Because the carcass remains upright better and is in contact with the rim via more air volume. This means the tire is given a wider and more direct “support” by the rim.
Imprioved ability to hold shape
MTB tires show much less „bulging“on the wider Syntace W30 MX rims than on conventional narrow tires. This prevents the tire from “folding” at low pressure. Additionally: the likelihood of snake bites is reduced as well as the rolling resistance!
HiTorque MX Hub
The toughest hub we know of. On climbs and descents. All round 100% synchronizing engagement of spur gears in place of pawls on individually loaded drive gear teeth. The heart of the Syntace wheelsets are the Syntace developed and manufactured Syntace Hi-Torque MX hubs (Pat pend.). Finest turning and machining, inconspicuous appearance, but with superior inner qualities.
Spur gearing: all or none!
The name and the crisp sound already lead to the presumption: freewheel mechanism of this Syntace hub will withstand more than others. The spur gear mechanism which Syntace has further refined, guarantees that force transmitting teeth can’t engage individually and as a result are overloaded. In exactly that moment when one tooth wants to engage, all teeth inevitably engage in synchronization. The 36 in Germany precision machined high strength spur gears are driven by four spiral springs. The result in the rough every day mtb use: the German uphill master Jan Lämmel has been using the same rear hub in his Liteville 301 since fall 2011. Without any maintenance, just like the hub in the rear wheel of World
Trails Champion Thomas Öhler. Just for comparison’s sake: conventional pawl freewheel bodies are completely destroyed within four weeks of being in one of these boys’ bikes – regardless of the number of pawls. Trial riders – not to be confused with trail riders – know exactly what is meant here.
Even with icy cold winter temperatures the Syntace Hi-Torque MX shows no engagement denials or signs of “chain-push” issues with consequent chain wrap attacks. No slippage, and long lifespan spur gears. In Europe – as opposed to sunshine states such as California – for every committed mountain biker an absolute must, as we believe.
High strength 7075 alloy, fatigue test machine optimized dimensioning and spoke angle matched flanges.
Stiff axle system
Butted 17mm oversize axle, intelligent bearing positioning for maximum stiffness and life span at lightest possible weight.
*only available in complete wheel, not individually.
HiTorque MX Rear 28 & 32 hole
HiTorque MX Front 32 hole OS
HiTorque MX Front 28 hole
Complete wheelset specifications:
Wheel warranty 3+7
For all wheels Syntace gives s 10 year warranty on all material and manufacturing defects. This is free of charge within the first 3 warranty years, and a 50% discount on the respective current retail price is offered for the remainder of the 10 year warranty period. The warranty does not cover normal wear of consumable parts or high impact damage on rim etc.
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