Mag wheels were big back in the day. Now made from carbon rather than plastic, the one piece wheels aren’t quite as popular but that hasn’t kept Xentis from building on their Kappa2 line. Originally just for 26″ frames, the Austrian carbon company has upped the size to accommodate the new crop of middle sized wheels. Xentis calls the Kappa2 CC a super durable wheel that is still light enough for marathon or XC use. It’s unknown whether these wheels will ever make it into the U.S., but we have more details after the jump…
Using a full carbon construction, the wheels have 4 “spokes” which mate up with a 30.2mm wide rim that is 35mm deep. Compatible with either standard tube type or tubeless tires, the rims are rated to fit tires from 28-584 to 60-584 (about 2.35″ max).
The six bolt hubs are the same as those found in the 26″ Kappa2 and are compatible with either QR or standard QR15 front and x12 rear thru axles. Cassette wise the hubs are compatible with all Shimano speeds including the new 11, plus SRAM 10 speed and XD drivers.
As usual, the wheels are hand built in Austria and come in at 1370g per set. Wheelsets will include a Xentis wheelbag plus the skewers if applicable and will sell for 2400 Euro. Like the 26″ wheels, they carry a 120 kg (264 lb) weight limit.