PI ROPE wheelset 27.5" FADE 6-hole Evolution SL A.30 Aluminum | Golden Shine
An enduro wheelset with textile spokes, can that work? So far, there have been many approaches from well-known manufacturers, but all of them have produced unsatisfactory results. The young and extremely innovative think tank PI ROPE from Chemnitz, Saxony, has made the impossible possible in cooperation with the Technical University of Chemnitz. The result is a textile spoke made of braided Vectran synthetic fibers.
The material is extremely robust, resistant to aging and weathering, and has better mechanical properties than its steel counterpart. The tensile strength and damping is many times higher, but the weight of the fibers is five times lower. These are optimal prerequisites for a very light, but nevertheless hard-wearing wheel, as the rotating masses are minimized in the important outer areas and the flexibility of the Vectran textile spokes prevents permanent plastic deformation at high peak loads.
The hubs, which can accommodate the special ends of the PI ROPE spokes, were specially developed in cooperation with the well-known component manufacturer NEWMEN. The long-lasting bearings are pressed in precisely and stress-free at the factory, so that the often tedious adjustment of the axial bearing clearance is no longer necessary. This has increased the level of user-friendliness. The design of the freewheel is completely different from the previous model. The goal was low noise. The result was the FADE ratchet system. 3 pawls engage in a new type of tooth profile. To increase durability, the diameter was enlarged and the individual pawls were short and wide. Thus, the resulting forces are distributed over a larger area and the hub is even released for e-bikes and tough enduro use.
The built-in Nemwen A.30 aluminum rims were developed for riders who want to plunge into all-mountain adventures with extremely stable wheels. Like all Newmen Evolution products, it consists of a high-strength 6061 aluminum alloy, is light and impresses with first-class mechanical properties.
An inner width of 30 mm is the optimal compromise between width and weight and allows lower tire pressure, which is reflected in better grip and more comfort. The flared and reinforced rim flanges are more resistant to puncture damage. They also give the tire a rounder shape and thus even better cornering.
Area of intended use : All Mountain, Enduro
Wheel size: 27.5" (ETRTO: 584 x 30 mm)
Rim Type: Clincher (clincher and folding)
Brake type: only for disc brake
Material hub: aluminum, steel
Material rim: aluminum
Material spoke: Vectran synthetic fiber
Internal width: 30mm
External width: 33.5mm
Rim Height: 20mm
Number of holes: 28 holes (per rim)
Spokes: 56x Pi ROPE Vectran textile spokes / straight pull
Axle standard front: axle type mm BOOST
Rear axle type standard: 12x148 mm BOOST
Brake disc mount: 6-hole
Front bearing : Industrial deep groove ball bearing
bearing at the back: industrial deep groove ball bearing
Freewheel compatibility: 9-, 10-, 11-speed MTB Shimano | SRAM, 11-, 12-speed SRAM XD or 12-speed Shimano Micro Spline
Freewheel type: 3 pawls, 36 detents
recommended tire width: 57 - 68 mm
max. air pressure: 2.5 bar
tubeless capable: yes
maximum system weight: 125 kg (rider, bike, clothing and possibly luggage)
Valve hole: Presta valve (SV)
Color rims: black, Shotpeen Black Anodized
Color spokes: gold (natural)
Color hubs: black, logos grey
Weight according to the manufacturer: kA
Scope of delivery:
1x PI ROPE wheelset 27.5" FADE 6-hole Evolution SL A.30 aluminum | Golden Shine
1x spare spoke
1x tube of care oil for textile spokes