Stans NoTubes is launching a new series of wheelsets called S1, designed to offer a more cost-conscious offering in its lineup that already includes carbon and high-end alloy rims. All S1 wheelsets will retail for $455.
The focus of the S1 series is strength and durability. The deeper profile and thicker walls of the new S1 rims result in a 50-70 gram weight increase over Stan’s MK3 (fancy alloy) rims, but offer greater impact strength for an even wider range of use.
S1 series wheelsets will be available in six different rim models, with internal widths ranging from 23mm to 38mm. Combined with Stan’s low-profile, high-volume Bead Socket Technology rim design, these widths let the new S1 range accommodate tires from 2-3.5 inches.
All S1 wheelsets will be built with 32 spokes front and rear, Sapim’s proven Race spokes and Secure Lock brass nipples, and Stan’s faster-engaging Neo hubs. Hubs will be available to fit most axle systems, including Boost. All models will be available in 27.5 and 29-inch rim sizes. Select models will also be available in 26-inch.
The new S1 series includes reinforced versions of the classic Crest, Arch, and Flow–names already familiar to fans of Stan’s tubeless rims. In addition to the new Crest S1, Arch S1, and Flow S1, three entirely new, wider wheelsets will be available. The Sentry S1, Baron S1, and Major S1 offer Stan’s patented Bead Socket Technology, bringing tubeless performance to the largest mountain and Plus tires.
Look for them to be available in spring 2017.