Component manufacturer Pacenti has announced two new aluminum MTB rims to complement their lines of road, MTB, and gravel components. The latest offerings include XC/Trail and Trail/Enduro sets. Each is designed to be lightweight, offer lower stress at the spoke nipple seat, and simplify tire mounting.

Tech overview – The latest changes at Pacenti

Pacenti PI30-END PI25-END rim

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Each of their new 6069 T9 aluminum rims has a convex spoke bed which claims to reduce stress at the spoke nipple seat by 65%. They also made the tire wells deeper and wider to make tubeless tire mounting easier. Each model is tubeless ready with hookless beads and a welded construction.

Hitting the trails – 29er

Pacenti Cycles PI25-END rim

Pacenti PI25-END

The I25-TXC is their XC/Trail rim that offers a 25mm internal and 27.9mm external rim width, along with a low profile 15.4mm height. The $140 rim set weighs in at 415g and they recommend using a 29 x 1.8-2.4″ tire. Its convex spoke bed has 28h in front and 32h for the rear.

The Enduro rim – 27.5 & 29er

Pacenti PI30-END rimPacenti PI30-END rim

Their I30-END is their Trail/Enduro option. It has a 30mm internal and 33mm external width. Its low profile design has it standing 15.4mm and it’s milled with 24h in the front and 32h in the rear. The 27.5 set weighs in at 450g while the 29er option is 470g. The $140 Enduro rim recommends tires from 2.1-2.6″ wide.

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2 years ago

Not quite sure how Pacenti can justify $140 for a cheap Asian made rim. This premium price point is one you would normally see from a mfg that produces in-house. Hope their quality has gotten better, because there’s still wheel builders out there that are still replacing SL23 rims with the bursting spoke hole debacle from years ago. I think Pacenti has been walking on awfully thin ice since that recall. That burned A LOT of people.

David Lewis
David Lewis
2 years ago

You might consider using terminology like “brand” instead of “manufacturer”. There’s a difference!

So
So
2 years ago

Even if I have no experience with Pacenti,it is the only alloy rim in the market that is asymmetric,welded and in that weight range. Of course you can find something lighter,like the FRM I30 alloy that its in the same price range at 120 eu,asymmetric,but joined instead of welded,made by DRC. The I30-END at 470 gr its not in the light side but it seems a good compromise of weight-strength-size. Its a 30mm inner! Those two alloy rims are the higher priced alloy rims. They know what they cell. If you wont to go for a cheap carbon rim you are 100 eu more per rim. I wouldn’t buy it for enduro,but for my hardtail absolutely!