Stan’s NoTubes releases new S1 series wheelsets

Stan’s NoTubes is proud to introduce a new series of wheels designed to bring their patented tubeless technology to an even wider range of riders. Built for long life, low maintenance, and outstanding value, the new S1 series wheels feature 6061 series alloy rims and are available in six different widths suited to more types of riding.

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With an emphasis on value and durability, the new S1 alloy wheelsets join a mountain wheel line-up that currently includes Stan’s successful MK3 premium alloy wheels and innovative Valor and Bravo carbon series wheelsets. While MK3 wheelsets are built to balance strength, light weight, and stiffness, S1 wheelsets will focus on maximum strength and durability. The deeper profile and thicker walls of the new S1 rims result in a 50-70g weight increase over MK3 rims, but offer greater impact strength for an even wider range of use.

 

“The new S1 series wheels were developed from rims ridden in Redbull Rampage and raced on the World Cup DH circuit for years,” said Creative Director, Chris Currie. “The goal was to take everything we’ve done for tubeless technology, and put it into a truly bombproof and affordable wheel.”

 

Designed according to Stan’s WideRight rim and tire fit system, S1 series wheelsets will be available in six different rim models, with internal widths ranging from 23mm to 38mm. Combined with Stan’s low-profile, high-volume Bead Socket Technology rim design, these widths let the new S1 range accommodate tires from 2-inch to 3.5-inch.

 

All S1 wheelsets will be built with 32 spokes front and rear, Sapim’s proven Race spokes and Secure Lock brass nipples, and Stan’s faster-engaging Neo hubs. Hubs will be available to fit most axle systems, including Boost. All models will be available in 27.5 and 29-inch rim sizes. Select models will also be available in 26-inch.

 

The new S1 series includes reinforced versions of the classic Crest, Arch, and Flow--names already familiar to fans of Stan’s tubeless rims. In addition to the new Crest S1, Arch S1, and Flow S1, three entirely new, wider wheelsets will be available. The Sentry S1, Baron S1, and Major S1 offer Stan’s patented Bead Socket Technology, bringing tubeless performance to the largest mountain and Plus tires.

 

Crest S1 Wheelset


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Use: Aggressive Cross Country and Trail
Internal Rim Width: 23mm
Optimal Tire Size: 2.0 to 2.25-inch
Hubs: Stan’s Neo 32-hole Front, 32-hole Rear
Spokes/Nipples: Sapim Race Black 2.0/1.8/2.0mm, Secure Lock Brass Silver Nipples
Wheel Sizes and Weights: 26-inch (1,649g ), 27.5-inch (1,731g), and 29-inch (1,813g)
MSRP: $455 US

 

Arch S1 Wheelset


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Use: Trail and Enduro
Internal Rim Width: 26mm
Optimal Tire Size: 2.25 to 2.5-inch
Hubs: Stan’s Neo 32-hole Front, 32-hole Rear
Spokes/Nipples: Sapim Race Black 2.0/1.8/2.0mm, Secure Lock Brass Silver Nipples
Wheel Sizes and Weights: 27.5-inch (1,882g) and 29-inch (1,974g)
MSRP: $455 US

 

Flow S1 Wheelset


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Use: Aggressive Trail, All Mountain, Enduro, and Downhill
Internal Rim Width: 29mm
Optimal Tires Size: 2.35 to 2.8-inch
Hubs: Stan’s Neo 32-hole Front, 32-hole Rear
Spokes/Nipples: Sapim Race Black 2.0/1.8/2.0mm, Secure Lock Brass Silver Nipples
Wheel Sizes and Weights: 27.5-inch (2,034g), and 29-inch (2,134g)
MSRP: $455 US

 

Sentry S1 Wheelset


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Use: Plus Tire Performance and Adventure
Internal Rim Width: 32mm
Optimal Tire Size: 2.5 to 3.0-inch
Hubs: Stan’s Neo 32-hole Front, 32-hole Rear
Spokes/Nipples: Sapim Race Black 2.0/1.8/2.0mm, Secure Lock Brass Silver Nipples
Wheel Sizes and Weights: 26-inch (1,972g), 27.5-inch (2,034g), and 29-inch (2,134g)
MSRP: $455 US

 

Baron S1 Wheelset


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Use: Plus Tire Performance, Adventure, and Trail
Internal Rim Width: 35mm
Optimal Tire Size: 2.8 to 3.2-inch
Hubs: Stan’s Neo 32-hole Front, 32-hole Rear
Spokes/Nipples: Sapim Race Black 2.0/1.8/2.0mm, Secure Lock Brass Silver Nipples
Wheel Sizes and Weights: 26-inch (1,998g), 27.5-inch (2,060g), and 29-inch (2,162g)
MSRP: $455 US

 

Major S1 Wheelset


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Use: Plus Tire Adventure and Trail
Internal Rim Width: 38mm
Optimal Tire Size: 3.0 to 3.5-inch
Hubs: Stan’s Neo 32-hole Front, 32-hole Rear
Spokes/Nipples: Sapim Race Black 2.0/1.8/2.0mm, Secure Lock Brass Silver Nipples
Wheel Sizes and Weights: 26-inch (2,030g), 27.5-inch (2,094g), and 29-inch (2,198g).
MSRP: $455 US

 

Price and Availability


All S1 series wheelsets have an MSRP of $455. Complete wheelsets will be offered by distributors and available via independent bicycle dealers in early spring of 2017. New S1 wheelsets will also be featured on bikes from Niner, Intense, and more. A first look at the new S1 wheelsets will be available at Stan’s NoTubes Eurobike booth B1-505 on August 31st and Interbike booth 7035 on September 21st.






11 Comments

Captain Fastbastard Mayhem, Aug 31 2016 12:03

I'm liking this... any chance of rim only options, or are they going to be limited to wheelset only at this point?

Pulse, Aug 31 2016 12:08

I'm liking this... any chance of rim only options, or are they going to be limited to wheelset only at this point?


Would also like to see the wider options available as rims only

droo, Aug 31 2016 12:22

Brass nipples are an improvement over their current wheelsets. Hopefully the new hubs are made of something less cheese-like than the 3-30s.

 

This may even be an off-the-shelf wheelset I can recommend, and the price doesn't look ridiculous either.

Odinson, Aug 31 2016 12:33

Those Flows have got me all hot 'n bothered.

Captain Fastbastard Mayhem, Aug 31 2016 12:34

Sentry or Baron for me, most likely. 

Odinson, Aug 31 2016 12:44

Sentry or Baron for me, most likely. 

 

That's too wide [edit: for any tire over under 2.5"]. Mavic have done science tests which prove that you can go too wide.

 

Also, according to Stan's NoTubes, you've got to go WideRight.

 

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Captain Fastbastard Mayhem, Aug 31 2016 12:51

That's too wide [edit: for any tire over 2.5"]. Mavic have done science tests which prove that you can go too wide.

 

Also, according to Stan's NoTubes, you've got to go WideRight.

 

stans-notubes-wideRight-tire-shape-chart

YOu mean for any tyre UNDER 2.5, surely?

 

And if so, whose 2.5 are we using.. Continental's? In which case it's more like a 2.2... :P

 

But yeah. Leaning towards the Sentry tbh. Having experienced Hans Dampfs on a 34mm internal rim, and how well they performed, I'm still tempted. But 29-32 is probably the max I'd go. And that's the Flow / Sentry. 

BaGearA, Aug 31 2016 01:05

I'm really  eager to put on some 2.5 minions with a rim that has a 30mm internal, hakahana on a hardtail this past weekend was killer(insane fun tho...)

Iwan Kemp, Aug 31 2016 01:06

That's too wide [edit: for any tire over under 2.5"]. Mavic have done science tests which prove that you can go too wide.

 

Also, according to Stan's NoTubes, you've got to go WideRight.

 

Maxxis have 2.3 tires optimised for 35mm internal width

 

https://www.bikehub....r-sealant-r4773

Odinson, Aug 31 2016 01:11

Maxxis have 2.3 tires optimised for 35mm internal width

 

https://www.bikehub....r-sealant-r4773

 

So they say...

johnson, Sep 02 2016 07:52

Finally they've got eyelets in their rims ! I'll have good use for a set of 27.5 Flows in the near future !