Custom Nox Composites Kitsuma 27.5 inch 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 460g* (+50g for DH version)
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%.