Let’s be honest, if we were going to purchase a set of Niner carbon wheels, chances are preeeetty good they’re going on a Niner bike. So if Niner were to offer Boost spacing on their wheels, we’d venture to guess a bike couldn’t be far behind. And they’re offering their latest hoops with both standard and Boost hub spacing.
The new Niner XC Carbon wheels are a major update from the originals. They have wider rims, Stan’s proven Bead Socket Technology tubeless design and 28 Sandvik stainless steel straight pull spokes front and rear. Yes, those low spoke counts mean they’re optimized for cross country, but the 30mm wide, 30mm tall carbon rims and Boost hub spacing should make them plenty stiff. Inside width is 24mm, giving them plenty of volume for larger tires and lower pressures…
The rims use an offset drilling to maintain even spoke tension on either side of the wheel
Hubs are minimal and ship with a standard Shimano 9/10/11 freehub. An XD Driver body is available separately. They have 21 points of engagement, resulting in 17º of rotation between clicks.
The front is available in either 15×110 Boost or 15×110 RS-1 hub formats. The rear comes in both 12×142 standard and 12×148 Boost. Retail for the set ranges $1,400 to $1,550 depending on which front hub you choose, and you can mix and match any front or rear to create your wheelset.
Need something bigger? The new Niner TR Carbon wheels spread to a massive 41mm wide (35mm internal) with the same 30mm depth. The rims also use Stan’s BST design and both wheelsets come with tubeless rim tape and valve stems.
These, however, stick with the standard rear 12×142 rear hub spacing, but are only offered with 15×110 Boost front hubs. They’re laced with 32 of the same Sandvik butted straight pull spokes and retail for $1,400.