Remember those crazy light one-piece carbon Syncros Silverton SL wheels with carbon rim, spokes & hubs – all molded together at one time? Well, Syncros has a new version with a wider 30mm internal rim, and they will be racing the XC World Cup under multi-time World, World Cup & National champions Nino Schurter, Kate Courtney, and the rest of the Scott-SRAM team…
Syncros Silverton SL one-piece carbon 30mm internal MTB wheels
Kate & Nino had already been racing on 2.4″ tires and 30mm internal DT Swiss carbon wheels since at least the start of 2019, plus integrated Syncros cockpits. Now that Syncros has widened their unique full carbon, one-piece Silverton SL wheels to that same size, it must have been a no-brainer for the team to make the switch for racing.
Claiming from the start that the Silverton SL’s construction results in 30% more lateral stiffness & 100% more torsional stiffness, it’s hard to argue with superlight weight, too!
Tech details & What’s new?
That much stiffer at a claimed 1300g for the new 30mm internal wheels, they’re still pretty hard to beat on weight, too.
(That’s just 50g more than original claims for the 26mm internal originals, 10-30g over the differing figures Syncros shares about those narrower wheels now.)
The move to a hookless 30mm inner width seems to be in response to direct feedback from Scott-SRAM Racing riders who have prioritized the low-pressure performance of their pro-only One70 Maxxis race tires. With a more supple 170tpi casing (vs. the 120tpi standard), the team gets both lower rolling resistance and improved grip with wide 2.4″ XC race tires.
Besides the wider rim, the rest of the updated Syncros Silverton SL wheels seems unchanged. You still get more continuous fibers, including pre-tensioned, offset spokes crossing the hub flanges to join the rim on the other side. Plus, alloy Boost-spaced DT Swiss 190 hub internals bonding inside.
Syncros Silverton SL 30mm – Pricing & availability
No word yet on official pricing, but expect them to be pretty much the same as the expensive $3500 originals. As for when you can get them, the new 30mm internal version will be available to consumers in “Summer 2021”.
Until then, you’ll have to secure a spot on Nino & Kate’s Scott-SRAM Racing Team. Earning a European championship to add to his 8 World’s titles seems to have been Nino’s plan to get a new set of wheels, and a nice custom-painted frame to go with it. Word is that the team have both the current 26mm & new 30mm internal Silverton SLs to choose from, and may switch depending on courses?