Rider: Rudy G.
Location: Galena, OH
Bike: Niner ROS 9 Plus
Hubs: Hope Pro 4
Rims: WTB ASYM i35 (29er)
Spokes: Wheelsmith DB14
Nipples: Alloy
Weight: 2119g

Rudy was looking for a lighter set of Plus size wheels for his Niner, and wanted to go tubeless to add a little cushion to his rigid ride.  WTB’s ASYM i35 rims are a great light weight Plus size rim.  They’re not quite as wide as a “true” plus size rim like the Scrapper, but they’re a lot less expensive, and a lot lighter – about 100g per rim!  We used the new Hope Pro 4 hubs since they are well made and fast engagement at a reasonable price, and used the mid-weight Wheelsmith DB14 double butted spokes and some alloy nipples to round out the set.  Enjoy them Rudy!

WTB ASYM i35 29er rims
WTB ASYM i35 29er rims

 

Hope Pro 4 and WTB ASYM i35 29er
Hope Pro 4 and WTB ASYM i35 29er
I like the 'W' stamped into the heads of the Wheelsmith spokes. They're made in the USA too!
I like the ‘W’ stamped into the heads of the Wheelsmith spokes. They’re made in the USA too!
Hope Pro 4 rear hub
Hope Pro 4 rear hub