Sam D's 29+ Sarma Naran Wheelset

Posted on March 11, 2015 by Greg Smith | 0 comments


We do a lot of custom wheels with resident hoop building guru Jim Huber twisting the nipples. This wheelset is really something special! Jim built these up for longtime riding buddy Sam D. Sam wanted a new wheelset for the Carver Gnarvester he is building up and went all out on these Sarma Narans. Laced with Sapim CX-Ray spokes, the 50mm Narans are paired with an I9 rear hub and SRAM's Predictive Steering front hub. Sam will be using an RS-1 on the Gnarvester so the SRAM is a perfect match. All up weight is 880g for the front and 1010g for the rear! That's 29+ folks not some pinner 29'er rim. Sam will be running Bontrager Chupacabras these on these so the 50mm width is the way to go. We will have a full report on the build once it is done! Stay tuned.

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