Reserve 30 SL Carbon Trail Wheels go Super Light at 1750g w/ i9 Hydra Hubs

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Reserve Wheels have updated their 30mm carbon rims, releasing an all-new Super Light Wheelset for trail riding, weighing a claimed 1750g. Just like the Reserve 28 XC wheels launched last month, the Reserve 30 SL have no rider weight limit, and come with Reserve’s Lifetime Warranty; no questions asked, replaced for free. Here’s the tech.

Reserve 30 SL Wheels

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The new Reserve 30 SL rims are redesigned with a flatter profile, now with an asymmetric rim bed, flipped front-to-rear. The rims retain the characteristic offset spoke hole drilling, with 28 spokes lacing the rim to the hub. The lower profile, now 19mm deep, is said to add lateral stiffness while also increasing vertical compliance for a more comfortable ride.

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Each rim now weighs a claimed 440g, shaving 50g off the weight of the previous 30mm carbon rims. A complete wheelset with Industry Nine Hydra hubs (boost), plus valves and tape, weighs a claimed 1750g. The Hydra hub is a market leader in terms of speed of engagement, with a mythical 690 POEs, engaging after just a 0.52° turn of the cranks. That’s practically immediate.

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The 30mm internal width carbon rims are designed to seat 2.2″ to 2.5″ wide tires. The stepped internal rim bed is designed to make tubeless tire installation easier, and improve bead retention at lower pressures.

Pricing & Availability

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The Reserve 30 SL wheelset is available in 29″ only, with both center-lock and 6-bolt hub options. There are two hubset options; the DT 350 setup will set you back $1,599 while the Industry Nine Hydra option is the most expensive at $1,899. Both are available with MicroSpline and XD drivers.

Alternatively, pick up the rim only for $599.

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