Revel Wheels RW27 MTB wheelset delivers Fusion-Fiber tech in lighter bundle

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Simply at the start went sideways in 2020, Revel Bikes launched their new model – Revel Wheels. Extra than simply one other me-too carbon wheel model, Revel Wheels introduced one thing new to the desk. Partnering up with the staff behind Fusion-fiber, Revel launched the RW30 wheelset. Now, Revel is bringing that very same Fusion-Fiber tech to a wheelset extra suited to their Ranger (or another aggressive XC/path bike for that matter).

What’s Fusion-Fiber? Principally, it’s a brand new tackle carbon building that makes use of “superior polymers” rather than the normal epoxy from pre-preg carbon fiber. The edges are nonetheless constructed from unidirectional lengthy fiber German and Japanese carbon, solely the edges are laid up and cross plied robotically, after which flash welded collectively. Between the automated layup and the tremendous brief 20 second treatment time, rims are produced extra rapidly, with higher consistency and precision, and no want for scraping, sanding, or clear coating.

Revel claims that this additionally leads to a extra environmentally pleasant course of – particularly when you think about the truth that the edges are 100% recyclable. Fusion-Fiber additionally leads to a rim that claims to have higher affect resistance and a quiet, damped trip which is one thing I’ve skilled for myself out on the path (and may affirm).

So What’s New?

Revel Wheels RW27 MTB pair of rims

New to the household is the RW27. That 27 refers back to the inside width of the rim, 27mm. The RW30 is comparable, although that rim is definitely solely 29mm extensive. Each characteristic a hookless, tubeless appropriate rim design with a 35mm depth.

Due to the marginally narrower width, every rim is 50g lighter. That narrower width leads to a barely revised really helpful tire dimension vary. These wheels are meant for two.2 – 2.5″ tires. They’re additionally solely obtainable in 29″ diameters whereas the RW30 is obtainable in each 27.5 and 29″.

Revel Wheels RW27 MTB wheelset side profile

The RW27 rims will probably be supplied in 28 or 32h drilling, and will probably be bought as full wheels or rims solely all with a lifetime guarantee. Full wheels will solely be supplied in 28h drilling although, and bought along with your selection of Business 9 1/1 hubs ($1,975) or I9 Hydra hubs ($2,200). It appears that evidently for now, the entire wheels will solely be supplied in Enhance spacing. Each use Sapim D Gentle black spokes with Sapim black brass nipples and embrace rim tape and valve stems pre-installed.

Revel Wheels RW27 MTB wheel

Out there as a rim just for $699 per rim, the wheels will even be the OEM spec for the Revel Ranger from right here on out.

Particulars:

  • 27mm width 

  • 29” rim diameter 

  • Out there in 28H or 32H drilling

  • Full wheels or rim solely

  • Wheelsets obtainable with 28H Business 9 Hydra (1740g) or 1/1 hub (1770g) choices  

  • XD or Microspline driver physique choices

  • ERD: 592

  • Rim depth 35mm

  • Rim solely weight: 430g

  • Lifetime guarantee 

  • Rim is recyclable Fusion-Fiber materials 

  • Really helpful tire width 2.2-2.5”

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