Only after you have ridden one can you understand the superiority of this wheel.
It tracks so securely, plenty of traction, quick acceleration and only 923 grams.
Real off-road riders absolutely adore this wheel.
The W35 began with the simple wish for really wide rims that are still light enough for all-round use from XC races to All Mountain.
However, no other manufacturer wanted to know anything about it.
But Syntace decided to take on the challenge of making wide and tough rims and nice durable hubs - and both had to be really light.
They succeeded! - the W35 was born.
System wheels vs. systematic fine tuning
Agreed - System wheels look very chic.
But should you have to put up with their fundamental drawbacks?
For example low spoke counts, which prevent any continuation of a ride when a spoke is broken?
In an emergency non readily available spokes and nipples?
Heavy, and less stiff wheels?
We believe not.
The Syntace W-series relies on the results of a wheel configuration which has proven superior for over a century.
Asymmetrical Syntace W-Series MX rims with custom drilling and spoke angle matched hub flanges.
Sapim CX-Ray bladed spokes, 32 per wheel, triple crossed, Sapim alloy nipples.
Hand lacing quality.
Light weight tires with thinner side walls that roll better only really start to show good all-round performance when mounted to wide rims, without reduced puncture resistance.
That’s why Syntace the W35 MX rims are really wide and also extremely light weight.
Lighter than any other aluminum rims designed for the intended application.
They are even on-par with extremely expensive carbon wheels which need immediate replacing when damaged, but are distinctly wider than these.
More effective than helium in the tires
With a rim width (inner) of 28.5 mm the Syntace W35 will provide the Right Tire Shape for tires up to 2.5” tire width.
Cleverly combined with weight reducing tires, that use the now made suitable thinner side wall carcasses, the W35 wheelset allows a weight saving of more than 600 grams.
+ Rear Axel Size: 142 x 12
+ Weight: 923 grams
+ Rim width (outer): 35 mm
+ Rim width (inner): 28.5 mm
+ Disc standard: 6 hole
+ Hub: X-12
+ Spokes: 32 Sapim CX-Ray, black
+ Nipples: Sapim aluminum double square, black
+ Spoke pattern: 3 cross
+ Hub material: 7075 alloy, custom heat treatment
+ Tubeless ready: Yellow Tape or Syntace
+ Maximum rider weight: 120 kg / 240 Lbs
+ Freewheel body: Standard cassette
+ ISO 584