A narrow rim in combination with a wide, heavy tire used to be common in the past. Today, however, wide rims can be combined with new, lightweight tires. Properly wide, high-quality rims, however, have always been heavy, too.
As the first company, Syntace broke this vicious circle in 2011 with the release of the original Syntace W35. After five years of experience, we have improved the rim with an even better, light alloy metal and a new rim profile that stood all of our test runs and
became another 50 g lighter than its predecessor.
Stronger than the spoke
Thanks to the SmoothFit profile, the spoke socket in the rim has become a lot more resistant against being ripped out. The socket is perfectly aligned with the actual spoke and nipple angle. This makes the entire construction more reliable than common rim bottoms or solutions with nipple washers that even used to add extra weight to the rim but that did not reinforce it.
The V-shape design is coming directly from the initial founder of outward-bound and massively enhanced rim flanges on mountain bike wheels. The shape has been tested and approved in uncounted series of experience and now features grip grooves to generate ultimate tire interlinking. It is 25 % stiffer and boasts with the performance of of a rim that actually is 2 mm wider looking at the tire width and the adhesion
Syntace Wi-Series Rim 32h
The Syntace Wi-Series rims are available in 26”, 27.5” (650B) and 29”.
Best handling characteristics combined with free rolling. Previously unheard combination of free rolling and traction control for all application from XC to trail/All Mountain through to Enduro and Downhill.
360° Syntace ToughSkin™
All round, meaning even inside the bead hook, the rims are shot peened for increased surface density. This cold working process of the aluminium not only achieves a measurable increase in material surface hardness but also creates a “grippier” surface at all tyre contact areas for the tyre to hold onto. This reduces the the likelihood of the tyre to move on the rim under large loads, especially when riding with low air pressure. And reduces the likelihood of tearing off a valve.