Is your idea of a perfect adventure using pedal power to propel yourself to the summit of a picturesque alpine peak? How about a few of those mountain crests in a row? Or maybe you prefer donning your lycra kit for a date with the pain cave and a test of cross-country endurance. Whatever your choice, the Insider carbon rim from We Are One Composites may be a good option for you.
These hoops are made for the weight-conscious rider who demands an incredibly strong, durable product that will hold up for the long haul. The multi-fiber carbon layup that We Are One uses for the Insider drops nearly 80g of weight from the company’s Agent rim. This layup design allows for an admirable strength to weight ratio, consistency throughout the fast rolling ride feel, and comes in at a reasonable weight.
What sets We Are One apart from other carbon wheel manufacturers is that every single step of their process happens in their Kamloops, BC facility. Their team has designed a rim from the ground up that is proudly designed, built, and tested in-house at Canada’s first carbon fiber rim manufacturing facility. To breathe even more life into an outsourced industry, they are only using fiber sourced from the US. Being a carbon piece of gear, the prices are higher than an aluminum wheel, but for a North American-made mountain bike product, the cost will not be reminiscent of a vacation in Monaco.
On these rims, the spoke holes are drilled at a 2mm offset. What this means for you is a stiffer, stronger wheel created by improved spoke triangulation. Adding to this geometry, the holes are drilled at a seven degree angle, which allows each nipple to move in the rim a very small amount, and have a more in-line fitting with the spoke. The angle drilling also decreases tension and fatigue on the nipple. All of these details add up to a rim that is stiffer, stronger, and longer-lasting than its center-drilled counterpart, and that equals more fun on your bike.
Carbon wheels have sometimes been described as having a rigid, harsh ride quality, but We Are One has sought to alleviate this by using a shallow rim depth of 21mm. The 27mm internal width is versatile, so you can run 2.1” - 2.5” tires from any brand you’re loyal to.
With these wheels, what you see is what you get; there is no sanding, filing, masking, or painting on this product. And we all know that if you’re not looking hot, you’re not riding hot. When you order an Insider rim or wheelset, you can pick your decal color from our available list. And the best part? They won’t cost you anything extra.
With an investment like a carbon wheel, you want to know that the manufacturer won’t turn their back on you when something goes wrong. We Are One offers a lifetime warranty, and lets you know with a perfectly succinct explanation: “If you break a rim, we send you a new replacement. Period.”
|Spoke Hole Offset:||2mm|
|Intended Use:||XC / Trail|
- Spoke holes are angle drilled to 5 degrees to make for optimal angle and increase nipple engagement while decreasing fatigue on the nipples
- Each rim includes an anodized black We Are One valve stem
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