Custom Nox Composites Kitsuma wheels, handbuilt in Colorado, with your choice of hubs from Chris King, DT Swiss, Hope, Industry Nine, Onyx, Project 321, Shimano or White Industries.
Weight Rim: 27.5" 460g* (+50g for Enduro) / 29" 490g* (+50g for Enduro)
ERD: 27.5" 548 / 29" 586
Asymmetric Offset 2.6mm
Spoke Hole Drilling Asymmetric, 5 deg
Max Tension 200 kgf***
Width 42mm external, 36mm internal
Hole Count 32, (others available custom order only)
Tubeless Ready Yes
Finish Satin Unidirectional Carbon
Tech Features UniWeave™, RockGuard HL™, Anti-Burp Bump™
Rider Weight Limit none
When you're staring down a fall line psyching yourself up for riding at your limit, these are the times when a rim like the Kitsuma belongs on your bike.
Time and time again, the benefits of a wide rim have been shown. We've been hesitant to go this wide for a long time, since the selection of tires that work well for a rim like this were lacking, but times are changing and tires are now available which take full advantage of a beast of a rim like this. When you put on properly sized 2.35-3.0" tires on this rim, get ready to experience grip and lateral holding forces like you didn't think were possible on a mountain bike. The combination of stiffness, stability, compliance, low rolling resistance and raw grip are game changing. Note: If you are planning to run 2.1-2.3" XC tires, you will be better served with one of our narrower rims.
The Kitsuma gets all of our latest technology, including UniWeave construction, the Anti-Burp Bump, the strongest RockGuard Hookless bead lip we've ever made and of course our asymmetric offset design which improves spoke tension equality by more than 15%.