Sram ROAM 60 29” Wheels

Sram is introducing their burly Roam 60 Wheelset in a 29er configuration. More spokes and a burlier build should keep them stiff and strong, even in the larger diameter, but the weight remains pretty reasonable. Here’s what Sram has to say about it:

“The evolution of high-performance 29” wheel bikes is undeniable. From XC to DH, these bikes have proven to be incredibly capable, not to mention a ton of fun. Making great 29” wheels requires a purpose-built approach, because bigger without a purpose is not necessarily better. Developing a proper wheel for these bikes means understanding that this new wheel needs to capitalize on the quick-rolling properties they bring to the table, while still making them light, efficient, responsive and, above all, playful.

Noah Bodman reviews Sram's ROAM 60 29” wheels for Blister Gear Review
Sram ROAM 60 29” wheel

To accomplish this we’ve increased the spoke count, changed the lacing pattern, and engineered a new hub-shell design. The sum of these changes gives you a laterally stiff wheel that can smash berms and sprint out of corners, a torsionally stiff wheel that feels more responsive and accelerates faster, and a wheel that gives you the right amount of radial stiffness for best traction. And an added byproduct of the new ROAM 60 29 design is that tests show it to be really tough, too.

Faster. Tougher. Playful. More is better.”

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Noah Bodman reviews Sram's ROAM 60 29” wheels for Blister Gear Review

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