This is where carbon comes in. As a baseline we ran our test bikes and personal bikes with top-shelf aluminum wheels—from the French brand if you’re interested. Initially we all noticed that the carbon wheels feel a hair lighter and seem to roll quicker as you’re powering up the bike. There’s also an almost intangible improvement in comfort—the dampening properties of carbon—that’s hard to isolate, but seems universal. But the biggest difference takes more getting used to because you have to retrain your bike handling and confidence to experience it.
Carbon wheels simply corner better. When you load your tire lugs up in a turn, the connection to the trail is tenuous enough without the wheel flexing and breaking the lugs free. That type of lateral slop is effectively eliminated with the carbon wheels we tested. Just as important, perhaps, because carbon is lighter and stiffer than aluminum, it allows the wheel manufacturers to build wider rims. Meaning the sidewalls of the tires stand more vertically—better edging again, but also less exposure to sharp rocks.
MAC fiber is laser-focused on building high-end, lightweight, and durable mountain bike wheels, and the fact that the company’s MTB lineup features only carbon rims shows just how committed they are to carbon fiber.
Wheels For: AM (All Mountain) / XC (Cross Country)
Type: 27.5er Clincher | Tubeless Ready | Hookless
Decal Color: Red / Orange / Gray
Weave Finish: 3K Matt
Rim Material: Carbon Fiber T800
Rim Depth: 33mm
Rim Width: 32mm
Rim Weight: 410+/-15g
WARRANTY ONE YEARS ONE BY ONE
Hubs:KOOZER XM 470 RACTHET SYSTEM
Spokes: Black Pillar 2015 Spokes
Nipples: Black Pillar Alloy Nipples
WHEELSET WEIGHT :1.48KG PER PAIR
AEON CREDIT SERVICE AVAILABLE
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