Five years ago, a little Santa Cruz video on a bike web site debunked every skeptic's fear about the long-term durability of carbon fiber bicycle frames.
Now they are doing the same for wheels. Santa Cruz Reserve wheels are built on the highest quality carbon rims on the market. Their confidence in the design and strength of their wheels is backed up by a lifetime warranty, just like their frames.
Everything from the thickness of the rim beads to the external spoke hole reinforcements comes purely from their experience of knowing what riders need at every level—from international racing to your local trails.
Lifetime Warranty Lifetime. No gimmicks. Not limited. If you do actually manage to break a rim while out riding, they'll replace it for free. And probably high five you in the process! If it gets run over by a truck they'll help you out with a low cost accidental 'crash replacement', because life's too short to argue. Santa Cruz know riding time's too precious to keep you waiting, so they'll do their best to sort you out fast.
Built in Santa Cruz Using Sensible Parts Santa Cruz riders never want to miss a ride, and when you travel to remote places, it's impossible to bring a backup for everything, or all the special tools for all the different parts. They've always taken great pains to use readily-available, standard parts on their bikes, and their rims are no different. J-bend spokes, mechanical-lock nipples (that you can access without taking the tire and rim strip off), and hubs from DT Swiss, Industry Nine, and Chris King make building good wheels easier for them, and maintaining the wheels or finding spares a lot easier for you.
Reserve 27/i9 Torch Hub
Wheel Size: 27.5"
Internal Width: 27mm
External Width: 33.5mm
Asym Offset: 4mm
Spoke Count: 28
Recc. Tire Width: 2.0 - 2.5"
Driver Body Options: XD or HG
Single Rim Weight: 435g
Complete Set Weight: i9 Boost - 1657g ( inc Rim Tape & Valves)
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