Novatec Alpine Wheelset
TAICHUNG, Taiwan – Novatec developed the all new Alpine Wheelset, a wheel light enough to climb steep terrains and tough enough to handle aggressive, technical lines when descending.
The light weight, combined with the 23mm wide rim of the Alpine, makes it the ideal wheelset for the XC rider who wants to climb hard to earn the downhill ride. Novatec is a leading manufacturer of high-end wheels, hubs, and accessories for bicycles from road and cyclocross, to trail, all mountain and downhill.
The Alpine wheelset comes with a tubeless ready profile and will be available in 27.5 and 29-inch rim diameters. Other features include a 4-in-1 front and rear hubs that easily convert to fit most frame and fork standards. It fits from9mm, 15mm & 20 mm axles to rear 10×135 & 12×142 all without the need for tools.
The sleeved rim joints provide a durable and compliant rim. The A.B.G. fortified alloy free hub body resists damage from the cassette under load. Finally the 7075 DSN alloy nipples will give added stiffness and durability. Next to the XC wheelset, Novatec also designed a Disc version of the popular R3 wheelset. Like the R3, the R3 Disc comes in both tubular and clincher.
The main new feature is the asymmetrical design. The off-centre spoke placement provides for a stronger, more powerful and stiffer wheel, with more responsive braking.