TRS Race SL Carbon Rim 29in
Take the plunge and build up your own wheels as an upgrade on your existing ride, or select every wheel component for that dream bike build. Many of us can argue the merits of high-engagement versus faster-coasting hubs, aero versus round spokes, or brass versus alloy nipples, but most of us will agree that if you want a strong, lightweight, and stiff wheelset, you need a set of carbon hoops. And if you're looking for that ideal set of rims for your 29er trail bike, the TRS Race SL Carbon Rim from e*thirteen Components is certainly worth a look. These particular hoops come in either 28 or 32-hole drilling so you can choose weight savings or stiffness based on your build, riding style, and terrain, while the 28mm internal width is optimized for modern 2.1 to 2.4-inch wide trail rubber.
E*thirteen went about designing the TRS Race SL Carbon Rim by modeling it off of the EWS proven TRSr hoop and reducing the sidewall thickness from 3 to 2.5mm. One might worry that durability might suffer from thinner sidewalls, however, it improved the carbon layup for better impact distribution so you can smash just as hard and enjoy the weight savings of a rim that comes in at an astonishing 422 grams. Like all e*thirteen carbon rims, it features a now ubiquitous hookless bead for easier tubeless setup, less likelihood of burping, and a better tire profile. The icing on the cake? An impressive lifetime warranty. E*thirteen includes nipple washers for the wheelbuild and it has an ERD of 594mm for calculating spoke lengths at home.
- A lightweight, trail-sized rim built for 29er greatness
- 28mm internal width is optimized for 2.1-2.4in tires
- Improved carbon layup for increased impact resistance
- Slightly narrower sidewalls (2.5 vs 3mm) compared to the TRSr rims drops significant weight