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The next generation of materials in the rim game

 

Lighter, stronger, made in America and 100% recyclable. The new Revel wheels just flipped the script. The same bike nerds who brought you Revel Bikes are proud to present Revel Wheels. These rims are made from the brand new Fusion-FiberTM technology developed and manufactured in an aerospace facility in southern Utah. There’s no environmentally harmful or brittle epoxy in this carbon- it is a toughened, high performance composite polymer that makes for a significantly more durable, lighter, and better riding wheel with a nice damped feel. Demo a set of RW30s today or read the reviews below and see for yourself.

 

Revel Wheels in the News

 

Now on to the Details

Build Options

Details

  RW30 27.5” RW30 29”
Wheel Size 27.5″ 29”
Internal Width 29mm 29mm
External Width 35mm 35mm
Rim Depth 27mm 23mm
ERD 547mm 590mm
Spoke Count 28 or 32 Hole 28 or 32 Hole
Recc. Tire Width 2.3 – 2.6in 2.3 – 2.6in
Front End Caps Options Torque & Standard Torque & Standard
Driver Body Options XD or Microspline XD or Microspline
Single Rim Weight 440g 480g
Complete Wheelset Weight I9 Hydra Boost: 1730g I9 Hydra Boost: 1840g
(inc rim tape & valves) I9 1/1 Boost: 1750g I9 1/1 Boost: 1870g

Fusion Fiber

 

Fusion-FiberTM is the name for this technology, which encompasses the material and the process. And it’s unlike any composite material the bicycle world has ever seen. We partnered with some friends who developed this technology in one of the world’s leading aerospace manufacturing facilities in America to come out with the first product made from it- the RW30 rim. At a basic level, the crew at CSS removed all epoxy from standard pre-preg carbon and replaced it with advanced polymers- think nylon, but on a whole new level. The raw material is a blend of unidirectional long fiber German and Japanese carbon impregnated with this polymer. In its raw form, it is completely stable, has an unlimited shelf life, doesn’t need to be stored in a refrigerated room like standard epoxy prepreg carbon, and all of this stable and consistent production. Besides the material, the manufacturing process is where things get really crazy. The rims are laid-up and cross-plied robotically, leaving no space for human error or inconsistencies. The rims are then flash welded together, with an exponentially faster cure time than current rim technology so cure times go from around 45 minutes for a standard thermoset carbon rim to 20 seconds with this system, in a completely controlled environment so every rim comes out the same, every time. When the rim pops out of the mold, there is no epoxy resin to be scraped or sanded and it needs no clear coating. These two steps expose most harmful chemicals to the worker and the environment. Fusion-FiberTM has multiple patents pending and is stronger and has much better impact resistance per gram than standard carbon fiber. Where epoxy is brittle and can fracture, nylon is flexible and makes for a quiet, damped ride feel, and better impact resistant rim..

100% Recyclable and Reusable

 

Our rims are backed by a lifetime warranty and crash replacement policy. If a Revel rim should happen to break, we want to get you back riding your bike riding ASAP. We want that rim back so we can recycle it into another bike part. If you do break your rim, we’ll send you a loaner set of wheels at no charge to use while we repair or replace your rim. We’ll cover shipping both ways.

The bottom line is that in the mountain bike world, a lot of us have come to accept a pretty high failure rate for high end carbon wheels. We engineered these rims to be superior in strength to all other carbon rims on the market, but if you run low tire pressures, smack a sharp rock and luck isn’t on your side, a rim crack can still happen. The likelihood of our Fusion-FiberTM to contain a failure in a small area on the rim and not permeate a larger crack is high, and you have a better chance of keeping your tire on the rim and inflated if something does go wrong.

We have a pretty big pile of rims from our development process that we have already recycled and turned into parts. Our partners are dedicated to perfecting this method and the sky is the limit to what we can make. If we get a rim back that needs to be recycled, we remove the vinyl decals and drop the rim into a chipper to chop the rim up into small blocks about 1” square. Those chips are melted down into a block of material that can be turned into another part.

We’re thrilled to be taking tangible steps and working with the world’s leading manufacturers to create products made for fun and the least amount of negative environmental impact possible.

The Revel Bikes

Guarantee

At Revel Bikes, we believe in our products. If you are not fully satisfied with your purchase for any reason, you can return your Revel for a full refund within 30 days of purchase. More details can be found here. Of course, we ask that you respect this policy (no purposely buying a bike for a long term “rental” allowed!) Further, we offer a straightforward lifetime warranty to the original buyer on all Revel frames. More details here. To top all of that, we even offer a lifetime crash replacement policy. We believe in our products and we want you to be thrilled with your purchase.

WHY Revel Bikes

At Revel Bikes, our goal is making the absolute best full suspension mountain bikes in the world. To do this, we are the only company using the mostly unheard of, yet legendary CBF suspension design. We use incredible carbon layup technology developed by Jason Schiers, the original founder of ENVE. We obsess over all the details because we love riding good bikes even more than making them. Read more about our technology here.