Woodman’s had some slick products in the past, things like the coolest cadence magnets we’ve ever seen, and this he had a few more treats in store at Eurobike.

At the front of the bike is his new 3mm dust cap, putting your stem right on top of the bearings. Compared to his other heights, it brings your riding position to new lows. His other options include various heights to reduce the number of loose spacers needed. Close up of that and more below…


It’ll fit his integrated headsets.


He’s also added simple pressfit bottom bracket to the mix, sans center column to save weight and keep it simple. 76g on our scale.


Ever have chainring bolts come loose and ruin your ride? These can be torqued down to 12nm and come in colors!


His ARSL rear hubs get a new preload adjuster and reinforced non-drive spoke seat flange.


Simply loosen the set screw and set the preload where you want it, then tighten back down.


There’s also a new lightweight drive ring for the hubs that saves 12g. If memory serves, it’s titanium and should be plenty durable, just really expensive for the savings.


So far, most of the hookless rims we’ve seen are carbon, which allows for an easier, stronger construction method. Woodman’s introducing it on his new Rondo AT alloy rims.



  1. I must have missed something here. Hookless rims? what is the advantage of that? When I hear “hookless,” I think of my first BMX bike with Skyway mags that were hookless and allowed the tire to blow off the rim at any pressure above 40 psi.

  2. I have been running Stan’s road rims for about 2 years now, tubeless at pressures up to ~120 psi. Never had a problem with the hookless bead. I’d be willing to try these new ones if the specs are competitive

  3. I have Stan’s mtb rims and Stan’s rims have a hook on them, albeit less of a “hook” than most conventional rims. maybe hookless means something different to me.

  4. Mack – I believe the hook less design allows the rim wall to be stronger, no need to thin it out in order to create the under hang. I’m guessing they’re a better fit with the correct tires than the BMX wheels of yesterday.

  5. Really like the 3mm headset dust shield/spacer for those who would like to lower the bars without having to go for a new stem with a -17 deg slope angle. I’ve never had an issue with the chainring bolts coming loose (have used Kronos alloy ones for 20 years +) with never an issue. However, it is great that they use torx instead of the typical hex broach for a higher tightening torque capability. Hubs look nice and in a crowded market they’ll need to have some redeeming value such as very lightweight (Extralite, Tune, ect.), awesome bearings (Chris King), easy adjustability (Zipp, Mavic, et. al.), strength, ect. Hub market is tough with great offerings from many companies.

  6. @Velociraptor, how about “SRAM that stem”? That’s when you release a brand new stem then, have to do a multimillion dollar recall when I becomes apparent that the stem fails in very cold temperatures.

  7. …and doesnt fit a handlebar well, and somehow doesnt turn the steerer when you turn the stem, basically failing at its chief design requirement. but at the same time they introduce brand new gee-whiz manufacturing technology and seven acronyms.

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