More than likely, if you’re looking for new wheels from RaceFace the new Turbine R wheels will be your first choice. As much as we’d all like to run the best parts all the time though, if you’re looking for more affordable wheels RaceFace has you covered. The new Aeffect SL, R, and Plus wheels follow suit with the rest of their Aeffect product offering a great blend of performance and value. The wheels should check a lot of boxes for most riders with 27.5 and 29″ options in most versions, though the Plus will only be offered in 27.5″. Running a 40mm internal width, the Aeffect Plus is ready for adventure…
Essentially a hookless rim, the Aeffect series have the tiniest rib along the edge. Sold only in Boost 110 and 148 spacing for the Plus, the wheelset is built with straight pull double butted spokes, brass nipples, and has a claimed weight of 2065g for the set.
The Aeffect SL and R (left and right) wheels on the other hand are sold in both 27.5″ and 29″ versions with 24mm and 30mm inner widths respectively. Sold in both Boost and non-Boost options, the wheels are also available with standard Shimano or SRAM XD freehub bodies. Also built with the same straight pull hubs and double butted spokes with brass nipples, weights for the SLs are listed as 1710g for 27.5″ and 1790g for 29″. Weights for the R series are unavailable at this time.
The Turbine R 35 stem is new to the line, but RaceFace tells us it’s essentially a rebranded Easton Haven. Which is good since that’s a very popular stem. The 7075 aluminum Turbine R is meant for 35mm bars and will be offered in 32, 40, 50, 60, and 70mm lengths with zero rise, a 42mm stack height, and a claimed weight of 138g for the 50mm.