IBIS CARBON FIBER WHEELS AND RIMS -THE NEW NORMAL AND THE NEW WIDE.
The Ibis family of wider is better wheelsets has just grown to 9 different models, including two extremely affordable aluminum options.
New offerings in carbon include the 742, 942, 735 and 935.
The aluminum wheels are called the 738 and 938.
Pro Tip: For all our wheels the first number indicates the wheel size, 9 = 29”, 7 = 27.5”.
With the 742/942, we’ve retained the 41mm outer/35mm inner widths of our 741/941 rims, while increasing impact strength, reducing weight and maintaining all-important lateral stiffness.
The 735/935 feature 35mm outer and 29mm internal rim widths. The 735/935 are ideal for lighter trail bikes that see more XC time, and also great for riders looking to save as much weight as possible, while taking advantages of the features that wide rims bring you.
BENEFITS OF WIDER RIMS:
- Dramatically increased traction
- Reduced rolling resistance
- Less tubeless ‘burping’
- Stiffer, stronger wheel
- lighter than most narrow aluminum rims
- Better braking control
- Improved flat protection
- More predictable feel
- You can run a lighter tire with similar durability
- Hookless bead rims are far stronger
- Easy to mount tubeless with just a floor pump