Stan’s NoTubes is redesigning their top of the line Arch rims to create the Arch EX. The main difference is the smaller bead hook, changing the effective inside width from 19mm to 21mm. Stan’s says this spreads the tire wider and helps flatten out the contact patch for improved traction. Weight weenies rejoice, it also saves about 20g, putting the rim weight at 400g (26″) and 450g (29er). MSRP is $88, same as before, and the ERD (inside diameter) is the same, too, so they can swap into an existing wheel if you’re really itchin’ to upgrade.
On the road wheels, they’re now using their own hubs, replacing the American Classic hubs on the originals. The weights go up by a few grams, but pricing on the Team model drops a decent bit. Comp and Pro stay aboutthe same price, and all other features (spoke count, Alpha 340 rim) remain the same.
Not shown, all of their mountain bike hubs are now compatible with any axle standard thru new conversion kits. Kits are $15 to $20 each