Atomlab came to Taipei with some big items to show following the ever-growing (literally) wheel trends of going both wider and bigger. Now offering complete wheelsets, check out their new Plus and Race wheels with their unique rim design, and also get a peek at a new larger carbon bar & requisite stem to help stay in more control…
Built around their quick, 3° of engagement 102 Hubs that debuted a couple of years ago, these wide Atomlab wheels will surely be contenders in the boutique wheel market. The hubs are stout, with 5 bearings and are available with either a SRAM/Shimano cassette body or an XD driver.
The aluminum SL 650 Race wheels sport their rather girthy 470g SL Race rims (also available separately) that have a 30mm internal width. With that light weight and big size, the rims use a pair of internal ridges to increase lateral stiffness. The complete wheelset will retail at a decent $920 and only comes in 27.5.
Even bigger are the new SL+ wheels. With a really low profile and 45mm internal width, the 605g SL+ rims (also available separately), should fit right in with the exploding plus-sized bike craze. They get the same stiffening ribs and tubeless bead shelf as the SL.
As for the cockpit, Atomlab has a new 35mm carbon bar that is 780mm long and tips the scales at 228g. The machined 35mm SL stem will give a nice stiff grip to the new bar, and comes with a shim in case you choose to stick with 31.8. The stem is available in 35 & 50mm lengths, and will come in 7 anodized colors to match your own setup.