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Race Face Turbine SL bring XC weights to trail-worthy alloy MTB wheels

are race face turbine sl mountain bike wheels any good for xc and trail bikes
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Following the naming scheme of their cranks, the alloy Turbine family now includes a new set of wheels for those seeking cross-country weights with trail bike toughness. The new Race Face Turbine SL wheels combine a 25mm wide (internal) rim with their quick-to-engage Vault hubs for an affordable set of wheels ready for all day epics.

new race face turbine sl alloy xc trail mountain bike wheels specs and tech details with weight

The welded 6069 alloy rims get a tubeless profile and come with tubeless tape and valve stems, plus five extra spokes. Complete wheels are built using a 3x 28-spoke lacing pattern, same front and rear, and all spokes are the same length throughout. The hubs provide a quick 3º response thanks to oversized internals clicking away with three of the six pawls at any given second, ratcheting through 120 points of engagement.

They come with 15×110 and 12×148 thru axle end caps, with other tool-free options available separately. Claimed weight is 1,635g, only available in 29er versions. Retail is $850, available now. Want to step up to carbon? Check out the Next SL wheelset that dropped last October…we have a review of those coming soon.


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