Man, I must have been asleep when this was announced. This would have to be the ultimate excuse for building a commuter project bike.
The wheel is built in the approved 2 Cross pattern with Wheelsmith™ Stainless steel spokes, and a 36 hole Sun Rhyno Lite XL rim. The Rhyno Lite XL rim is a welded seam, double walled triple cavity design with eyelets, width of 29.5mm, ID of 22.0mm, and a 12.5mm brake track. The hub comes with a 17 tooth cog and is configured for a disc brake using a 6 bolt rotor. The disc brake rotor can be removed for roller brake use, but note, the roller brake arm is not included. The Hub is made from aluminum and comes in 135mm locknut width. The hub ratio is listed at 350%; the range is 0.5 to 1.75. The wheels come with the Cruise controller™ shifter, 1800mm silver housing and cable.
The hub in 36 hole is also now available separately for custom wheel building, and a 700c rear wheel using the 36 hole Redline XCE 500 rim will be available shortly.
The hub was specifically designed for the Cruiser, Comfort, City bike market and is not approved for use in vertical dropouts, mountain, downhill or extreme sports applications.
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