9th Wave Carbon Wheel Technology Translated To Aluminium
Estimated delivery time: Made to order | usually ships in 2 – 3 days
It’s here! The Bourne 29 AL, a lightweight aluminum cross country/marathon wheelset with wide rims of 24.5 mm (inner width).
9th Wave stands for quality. We want to make stiff, fast and durable wheels. Aluminum rims have become lighter and lighter over the years. Unfortunately, this has been at the expense of stiffness and durability. So when we decided to develop an aluminum rim, we made sure it was not “just” a cheap alternative to our carbon rims, but a real addition to our product range.
We took our knowledge of deep, asymmetrical rim shapes from our carbon rims and translated this to aluminum. The result is an aluminum rim that’s 25% to 30% deeper than our competitors’ models with almost no weight penalty. By doing this we have added extra stiffness and a lot of ride quality to the wheels. And besides that, it looks awesome too!
And -just as important- it’s a generous 24.5 mm wide in the inside for more grip, more comfort and lower rolling resistance. The wide rims are made for tires from 2.1 up to 2.35 and allow the tires to adjust to their optimal shape. Especially when riding with low tire pressure the wide Bourne 29 AL rim supports your tire, preventing your tire from twisting or deforming in curves or steep climbs.
All 9th Wave tubeless wheels come standard with rim tape and lightweight aluminum valves installed. And, if you order disc brake rotors with your wheels, we will already mount these for you. All, so you can get out there and ride your new wheels as soon as possible!
Wheelsets with a Lefty front wheel will by default be made with a Cannondale Ai offset rear wheel. If you do not need Ai offset, please make a note when you place the order!
DT Swiss Revolution spokes
28 Front / 28 Rear
Pattern, Front 3x, Rear 3x
9th Wave Hubs
15×100, 12×142, Boost & Lefty
All types adapters available
Shimano or Sram Xd 11/12 spd.
36 point (10°) driver engagement
Extra wide carbon rims for XC & Marathon
Hookledge™ Rim Technology
Asymmetric Rim Design
15×100, 12×142, Boost & Lefty hubs
DT Swiss Spokes
Rider + gear max. weight: 105 Kg
Handbuilt in Netherlands
These wheels are available in black ano with laser engraved logo’s.