Rider: Carey L.
Location: Alexandria, PA
Bike: Niner WFO
Hubs: Industry Nine Torch Classic
Rims: Atomik Carbon, Trail 29er
Spokes: DT Swiss Revolution
As the options of available carbon rims expands however, it can be confusing as to which is the best fit for each rider. My job as a wheel builder isn’t just to assemble wheels, but also to help my customers pick the best parts for their needs. In Carey’s case, the Atomik Carbon Trail rims were the perfect fit. They’re not the lightest or widest option, but they are a reasonably light and wide with a lean towards the more burly end of the strength/weight spectrum. We paired the rims with the excellent Industry Nine Torch hubs for fast engagement, and red alloy nipples match the rim decals (which are available in several colors for no extra charge) and the red hubs. The end result is a stiff and strong set of wheels with nearly instant engagement and sub-1600g weight. Enjoy the wheels Carey!