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NOBL HR35 & CR35 carbon gravel rims build up wheel options from bikepacking to all-road

NOBL HR35 CR35 carbon gravel wheels, hooked or hookless tubeless carbon all road gravel bike rims, complete wheelsets
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British Columbia mountain bike wheelbuilder NOBL Wheels has made the jump to dropbars with new tubeless carbon gravel rims – the HR35 & CR35 – both with front & rear specific construction. Sharing the same 35mm mid-depth overall outer profile, the lower pressure hookless HR35 builds up more off-road capability, while the hooked CR35 id more suited for faster hard surface riding & racing!

NOBL HR35 & CR35 carbon gravel rims & complete wheelsets

Known mostly for their BC-built carbon mountain bike wheels, lacing their own proprietary Chinese-made carbon rim designs since 2014 into premium hubs & spokes, NOBL adapts their front/rear specific tubeless designs to fit the needs of dropbar riders now, too. Designed to offer a bit of aero advantage, the big benefit here is the option for a low-pressure hookless tubeless version or a high-pressure hooked tubeless clincher rim – guaranteeing compatibility with every all-road and gravel tire on the market.

Without a clear and official road or gravel tubeless standard, it’s still a bit of the Wild West in figuring out the right rim & tire combination for modern dropbar bikes these days. So Nobl keeps it simple:

HR35 carbon gravel rims… less than 60psi

NOBL HR35 CR35 carbon gravel wheels, hooked or hookless tubeless carbon all road gravel bike rims, complete wheelsets

Low-pressure & wider tires for off-road get HR35 hookless rims. That means a real 24mm internal width that is optimized for 30mm (max 65psi) up to 47mm tires (max 35psi). Think technical gravel, cyclocross & bikepacking.

Available in 700c only, 24H drilling for front (400g) and 28H rear (440g) – 570mm ERD.

CR35 carbon gravel rims… up to 80psi

NOBL HR35 CR35 carbon gravel wheels, hooked or hookless tubeless carbon all road gravel bike rims, complete wheelsets

Higher-pressure & more narrow tires for all-road get CR35 hooked clincher rims. That means a real 22mm internal width that is optimized for 28mm (max 85psi) up to 45mm tires (max 48psi) and the option to stick with tubes, keeping the added anti-blowout security of a bead hook. Think fast gravel racing & all-road riding.

Available in 700c only, 24H drilling for front (410g) and 28H rear (450g) – 570mm ERD.

Full breakdown of suggested tire size & pressures on the Nobl gravel wheels page.

NOBL HR35 & CR35 carbon gravel rims & wheels – Details & Pricing

NOBL HR35 CR35 carbon gravel wheels, hooked or hookless tubeless carbon all road gravel bike rims, complete wheelsets

Nobl carbon rims use a deep inner channel to make fitting tubeless tires easy, and a smooth shoulder hump to lock tire beads into place. The rims are laid up in precision steel molds from a mix of prepreg carbon with UV-resistant resins, so they come straight out of the mold with no extra finish needed – a raw carbon look with only low-key graphics added. Both the 29mm wide external, 35mm deep HR35 & CR35 rims come in front & rear-specific layups that are approximately 40g lighter in the front and drilled for fewer spokes to handle lower stresses.

NOBL HR35 CR35 carbon gravel wheels, hooked or hookless tubeless carbon all road gravel bike rims, complete wheelsets

Carbon HR35 & CR35 gravel rims are sold piecemeal for $400 or in matched pairs for twice that. Gloss black logos are standard, or 11 different color decals are available for $10 extra (same price for single rim or a pair).

NOBL HR35 CR35 carbon gravel wheels, hooked or hookless tubeless carbon all road gravel bike rims, complete wheelsets

Nobl specializes in wheel building, so there are plenty of complete wheelset options, too. Complete gravel sets with DT Swiss 350 or Industry Nine 1/1 hubs start at $1200. Chris King, i9 Torch, Onyx, or DT240 builds start at $1500 complete, and DT180s from $1800. (All prices in USD, not including shipping.)

NOBL HR35 CR35 carbon gravel wheels, hooked or hookless tubeless carbon all road gravel bike rims, complete wheelsets
all photos c. NOBL

Nobl also offers a lifetime original owner warranty on all of the carbon rims. If you break a carbon rim while riding, they’ll ship a replacement rim to get you rolling again, you just have to pay the delivery cost and rebuild the wheel.

NOBLwheels.com

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Peter
Peter
2 years ago

attn 2 cvrbwzrds

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2 years ago

Hey NOBL, what’s the point of paying $6-7K per mold when these rims pretty much already exist almost down to the mm from Light Bicycle as AR35 and WR38? Seems like a misallocation of capital just to tweak something by 1mm from their catalog so you can put a sticker on a rim to call your own.

stevie962870553
2 years ago

because they most likely didn’t pay for a new mold at all.

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K-Pop is dangerous to your health
2 years ago

Well that’s pretty disingenuous! So you’re saying because of NOBL’s North American distributor relationship with LB they’re basically pulling wool over everybody’s eyes since 2014?!? Ok, I have to take a shower now.

MaraudingWalrus
2 years ago

I’ve long mused about the benefits of deep carbon rims for high strength applications. I’m not sure that a 60mm+ deep hoop from a reputable carbon supplier wouldn’t be among the strongest possible options for a loaded, disc touring bike. I understand not wanting to do it on a rim brake bike – but on a disc trucker or equivalent?

The market wouldn’t be big enough for someone bother to create a product specifically for it – but a deepish, disc brake, carbon rim in high spoke count (36+), designed for 35-40mm tires, and with say an enduro-style laminate layer would be unbeatable.

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