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Whisky Parts Co. adds versatile 36W carbon rim for 27.5 or 29″ wheels

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Continuing to fill out their line up, Whisky Parts Co. has another option for carbon rims. This time it’s in the form of a mountain bike rim for 27.5 or 29″ wheels.

Whisky Parts Co. adds versatile 36W carbon rim for 27.5 or 29" wheels

Named the 36W for the outer width of the rim, each 36W measures 36mm wide and 30mm internally with a 26mm height.

Whisky Parts Co. adds versatile 36W carbon rim for 27.5 or 29" wheels Whisky Parts Co. adds versatile 36W carbon rim for 27.5 or 29" wheels

Available in either 27.5 or 29″ sizes, both have 28 holes and are tubeless compatible with a hookless design. Weighing in at 420/440g, the rims all ship with tubeless valves and the required tape in the box.

Whisky Parts Co. adds versatile 36W carbon rim for 27.5 or 29" wheels

Available now, the rims are priced at $449.99 each or can be built up as complete wheels through your local bike shop and the Quality Wheelhouse.

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JMAN
JMAN
4 years ago

A nice addition to the line but the naming makes no sense to me. Why use the external width when the internal width is the critical measurement?

Thesteve4761
Thesteve4761
4 years ago
Reply to  JMAN

Some people measure from the bottom.

oh no!
oh no!
4 years ago
Reply to  JMAN

It’s like knowing how tall you are while sitting. Who knows?!

gringo
gringo
4 years ago
Reply to  JMAN

Agreed. It also seems that US based companies are more prone to this misleading naming style.

KF
KF
4 years ago
Reply to  gringo

What other US companies use external width as a name for a rim?

KF
KF
4 years ago
Reply to  KF

Velocity A23. That’s one, don’t know about “prone to”. Internal rim width wasn’t on most peoples’ radar up until about 12 years ago when everybody started riding wider tires on old skinny rims.

Jeff
Jeff
4 years ago

Light bicycle makes that rim and sells it for less than half what whiskey charges.

KF
KF
4 years ago
Reply to  Jeff

Jeff, the comparable LB rims are not “less than half”, but still a better bargain. The closest spec to the Whisky rims from LB are AM930 and AM730. They list for $289 + shipping. So more like $330 per rim. If people feel like paying an extra $120 for Whisky decals for each rim, so be it.

MaraudingWalrus
4 years ago
Reply to  Jeff

That’s likely true. I build lots of wheels for customers (and some for myself and family members) using rims from Nextie – same idea as Light Bicycle. I’ve never had any issues with any of the several dozen pairs of rims, save for one customer who managed to melt a rim going down a mountain (dragging their brake the whole way, rim brake). I had a warranty replacement rim in my hands three days later.

However, there is certainly some value in having a person on the same side of the world as you, whose business is open roughly the same hours as you, with zero language barrier, and a huge company taking a chunk of the liability and backing a product in case some problems arise..

Light bicycle/Nextie/whatever rims are cheaper than these, which are in turn cheaper than something from Boyd, which are in turn hugely cheaper than something from ENVE. They each have a different value proposition and offer different things – one of the things a more expensive rim from a company in the same place as you offers is some more peace of mind. Options are good. It’s up to every individual consumer or shop/builder to determine where they place their preferences and values

Ol' Shel'
Ol' Shel'
4 years ago

These aren’t hundreds of dollars better than aluminum rims, so please be happy with what you have, and consider using your savings to help someone in need.

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