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Stan’s NoTubes Avion Pro R wheels roll out w/ new tubeless-ready rim brake track

2017 Stans NoTubes Avion Pro R carbon fiber rim brake tubeless ready road bike wheels
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2017 Stans NoTubes Avion Pro R carbon fiber rim brake tubeless ready road bike wheels
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Based on the 2017 Dirty Kanza 200-winning Avion Disc wheelset, Stan’s NoTubes has now released a rim brake version called Avion Pro R. The full carbon rims were given a heat-resistant brake track and standard hubs to fit regular road bikes that still want to take advantage of tubeless tires.

And wider tires. They have a massive 21.6mm internal diameter, with reinforced sidewalls to handle the higher air pressure used on the road. It’s designed around 25-28mm wide tires pumped up to 115psi (with or without tubes, or 32-50mm wide tires running up to 45psi. Either way, they’re held in place using the brand’s ultra low profile Bead Socket Technology.

2017 Stans NoTubes Avion Pro R carbon fiber rim brake tubeless ready road bike wheels 2017 Stans NoTubes Avion Pro R carbon fiber rim brake tubeless ready road bike wheels

Rims are laid up (in their words) to remain laterally stiff while absorbing vertical shock to provide some comfort even with their 41mm depth. Build uses Sapim CX Ray Spokes (18 front, 24 rear) and Sapim Secure Lock alloy nipples laced to…

2017 Stans NoTubes Avion Pro R carbon fiber rim brake tubeless ready road bike wheels

2017 Stans NoTubes Avion Pro R carbon fiber rim brake tubeless ready road bike wheels

…new Neo R Ultimate Speed Sync hubs that get 5º engagement, updated bearing placement to improve stiffness, and Shimano or Campagnolo freehub body options. Claimed weight is 1455g for the set, and they come pre-taped with Stan’s yellow rim tape and 55mm tubeless valves stems. Also included are quick release skewers and their Avion R blue compound brake pads. Retail is $2,249 (£1,900).

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Birdman
Birdman
5 years ago

I was hoping for better prices from Stan’s…

neologisticzand
neologisticzand
5 years ago
Reply to  Birdman

The pricing is in line with the higher level disc version of these wheels.

Beaver
Beaver
5 years ago

Rims look like Light Bicycle – those are $1000 with DT 240S and Sapim CX-Ray…

Brian
Brian
5 years ago

Did they pick the exact same graphics as roval wheels?

neologisticzand
neologisticzand
5 years ago
Reply to  Brian

Technically, they picked the same graphic that they have been using on the disc brake version of these wheels.

Jeff
Jeff
5 years ago

It is interesting when companies use a high profile win to sell products. As if the only reason or honestly any reason that the winner won was because they where on brand X’s wheels. it is even more interesting when people that buy them spout off about it as if anyone actually cares.

Robin
Robin
5 years ago
Reply to  Jeff

This is something that’s been done in every type of racing for many decades. In motor racing at least as far back as the 60’s, it’s been said that what wins on Sunday sells on Monday. Cycling manufacturers have rightly taken a page out of that handbook, and it’s served them well. Trek and Specialized have certainly been the beneficiaries of big names winning on their bikes, and so have many other manufacturers.

Part of being in business is selling your product or services. Why wouldn’t someone take advantage of such high profile uses and successes of their products?

We should be thankful for all those marketing campaigns based on race results. Those campaigns result in sales, which result in money going into the industry, which results in more products and innovation, which is results in greater choice for everyone, which results in lower prices and that cool stuff that we ride and then come to BR to complain about.

Sevo
Sevo
5 years ago

Nice sold price. Solid weight. And nice to see people admitting you don’t need no stinking discs for your gravel bike. 😉

Dinger
Dinger
5 years ago
Reply to  Sevo

These are more likely targeted at regular road cyclists (“It’s designed around 25-28mm wide tires pumped up to 115psi..”), but I’m sure they’ll do ok on a cx bike, too.

Daniel
Daniel
5 years ago
Reply to  Dinger

Also the spoke count. 18 front and 24 rear aren’t going to last long on a gravel road.

TheKaiser
5 years ago
Reply to  Daniel

What sort of failures are you seeing with lower spoke count wheels on gravel bikes?

Adam
5 years ago

I’ve been using the Disc version since we began testing our Kensuke model a couple years back. I am astounded at how solid these wheels have been. Not that I expected anything less from Stan’s but I’ve tested my Avions with 25’s, 28’s and upwards of 44’s at all different pressures and conditions. They are fantastic. Looking forward to stocking the canti version for our customers who still believe in the canti brake.

elvis
elvis
5 years ago
Reply to  Adam

not intending to be snarky (it is the intertubes) but I’m guessing you’re not using the Stans hubs then?

RED
RED
5 years ago

“designed around 25-28 pumped up to 115psi”

115 psi sounds high on such a wide rim…
Is that the “Stallion” air pressure recommendation ??

Beaver
Beaver
5 years ago
Reply to  RED

Running 25mm tires on 21C rim with ~60psi at 155 pound. 😉 So yes, that’s for stallions…

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