PI ROPE Wheelset 29 "RL SUB1 Carbon Gen1 | Black Premium Edition
An ultralight XC wheelset with black textile spokes?
So far, there have been many approaches from well-known manufacturers, but all brought little satisfactory results. The young and extremely innovative think tank PI ROPE from Chemnitz in Saxony has made the impossible possible in cooperation with the Chemnitz University of Technology. 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 counterpart made of steel. The tensile strength and damping is many times higher, but the weight of the fibers is five times lower. This provides the optimum conditions for a very light yet durable impeller, as the rotating masses in the important outer areas are minimized and the flexibility of the Vectran textile spokes avoids permanent, plastic deformation at high load peaks.
Thanks to the new, black PI PROTECT coating of the Vectran yarn before the braiding process, an improvement in the properties of the textile spokes is achieved. The treated surface not only looks good, it also provides better UV protection and reduces the impact of adverse weather conditions.
In addition, the abrasion resistance increases against external damage, as they can pass through stones and branches on the trail. Occurring mechanical loads are better absorbed and ensure greater durability. The resulting increase in stiffness is clearly noticeable, especially when cornering. Another plus, the processing of the textile spoke could be optimized again qualitatively.
In cooperation with the well-known wheel and component manufacturer NEWMEN, hubs have been specially developed to accommodate the special ends of the PI ROPE spokes. To break through the magical 1000 gram of sound barrier, however, only one rim is considered for the PI ROPE RL SUB1 - "THErim" the ultra-light rim of the Würzburg carbon forge BIKE AHEAD COMPOSITES. True to the motto: "Borders are there to be exceeded!" sets the rim with less than 270g weight a benchmark in terms of lightweight construction. However, 24 mm mouth width also make it clear that this is a functional lightweight construction and not an exaggerated minimalism. The THErim-SL24 rims have been specially adapted to the requirements of PI ROPE textile spokes and crown this lightweight icon made in Germay.
The combination of PI ROPE textile spokes, NEWMEN hubs and BIKE AHEAD rims results in a fast, ultra-light yet comfortable wheelset that is not only suitable for XC bikers but also for marathoners.
intended use : Cross Country, Marathon
Impeller size: 29 "(ETRTO: 622 x 24 mm)
Rim type: clincher (wire and folding tire)
Brake type: only for disc brake
Brake disc mount: 6-hole (IS2000)
Material hub: aluminum, steel
Material rim: UD carbon
Material spoke: Vectran synthetic fiber
Inner rim: 24 mm
Outer width rim: 29 mm
Rim height: 19 mm
Number of holes: 28 holes (per rim)
Rear axle type standard: 12x148 mm thru axle (BOOST / Outboard)
axle type forward: 15x110 mm plug axis (BOOST / outboard)
Rear bearing : 4x industrial bearings (NEWMEN 2x BB CB 17x26x5 C3 LLH, 2x BB CB 17x30x7 C3 LLH)
Front bearing : 2x bearing (NEWMEN Bearing CB CB 17x26x5 C3 LLH)
Seal: labyrinth rubber seals
Freewheel Compatibility: 9-, 10-, 11-speed MTB Shimano | SRAM, 11-, 12-speed SRAM XD
Freewheel type: 2 toothed pulleys, 36 detents
Spokes: 56x Pi ROPE Vectran PI Protect Textile Spokes / Straightpull (black)
tubeless capable: yes
Recommended tire width: 50-62 mm
maximum rider weight: 95 kg (driver, clothing and possibly luggage)
Finish rims: UD carbon matt
Color spokes: black
Color hubs: black, logos - gray / red
Weight according to manufacturer: 989g (SRAM XD), 998g (Shimano 10- / 11-speed )
Weight weighed by yourself: 989g (SRAM XD)
Note: Due to production-related fluctuations, the weight of the wheelset in conjunction
easily exceed the 1000g mark with the Shimano freehub.
Scope of delivery: 1x PI ROPE wheelset 29 "RL SUB1 Carbon Gen1 | Black Premium Edition wheelset 29"