The tires we recommend ranged from 2.5 - 2.6"
523g for the 29er
Simply put, this is We Are One best rim to date. Following their principle of delivering unrivaled quality that is backed by actual data, there are no false claims or made-up numbers. Their target was straightforward - design a shape that had beauty and function, with a 30% minimum increase in impact strength, and provide the best ride feel we have ever delivered to the rider. After two years, countless hours, and permutations, they could not be more proud of what they have built right here in Kamloops, British Columbia.
Taking their time and diving deep into testing, they came up with the perfect balance of weight, strength, and ride feel. Drawing on all of their data from Union 29 and Union 27.5 rims, they built a new test protocol and focused on single-wall impact failures. They introduced a new ZRT material from Boston Materials and placed it in critical areas. They completely redesigned the layup of each rim from the ground up, changing all possible orientations, angles, and processes.
The result is a 29 and 27.5 rim with 32% improved impact strength over our Union rims.
Traditionally, the interface of where the nipple sits in the rim has never been ideal. The Convergence's external shape drives the internal profile. With 7.5° alternating faces, when drilled, it gives the nipple the perfect perpendicular angle with no point loading. This feature improves fatigue on the nipples and spokes, providing unrivaled durability and prolonged service intervals.
The Convergence rim is an evolution of shape that radically changes how the spoke and rim interact.
Using the Revolution line of rims as a benchmark, they aimed to improve an already fantastic ride experience. By reducing the depth of the rims to 18.5mm and working on both laminate orientations and materials, they isolated the cause of both the radial and lateral levers of the rim design. The Convergence gives the rider a data-backed increase in lateral stiffness and a wheelset that dampens the rough chatter of the trail. The Convergence line of rims offers the best ride experience to date.
The best of everything, in one rim.
The Convergence lineup comes in 3 different lip-to-lip internal widths:s:
33mm, 30mm and 28mm
The front rims are all designed with a 28-hole drilling pattern and the rear with a 32-hole pattern. Select the desired width to give optimal tire shape and feel in order to achieve the ultimate customized contact patch and best control for the ride.