WHEELS RIMS, SPOKES and HUBS.

WHEELS RIMS, SPOKES and HUBS.

OLSEN have 5x Different Wheels: 
  1. Gravel Cross 700c Wheelset with 28mm Rims =  2085g per set.
  2. 29er Monster Boost Wheelset with 28mm Rims. 2100g per set.
  3. All-Packer 29er Adventure Boost Front Wheel with 35mm Rims.
  4. All-Packer SS 29er Adventure Singlespeed Rear Wheel with 35mm Rims.
  5. All-Packer 29er Adventure HG 11SPD Rear Wheel with 35mm Rims.

What is the difference between the 2 Rims?
OLSEN Rims are made by Kinlin in Taiwan.  We have ridden on them for many years and you will have too, as they have customers like Giant, Ritchey, Reynolds, American Classic.
Most Rim manufacturers use 6061 T6 alloy to make rims.  Kinlin have decades of experience and have developed 2 special extrusion alloys for rim manufacturing.

KLM41 ALLOY:

KLM41-T10 is a special alloy developed by Kinlin. KLM41 combines aluminium, maganese and niobium. Bringing these two together in the one alloy is a process Kinlin have mastered.
Kinlins processing does not stop there, they also use T10 (not T6) Cooling KLM41 from an elevated temperature shaping process, cold working, then artificially aging.  All of this allows Kinlin to prroduce a lighter AND stronger rim - giving us lower rotational weight.

KLM41 is a tight-knit alloy structure with a fine-textured surface structure- offering elongation twice that of conventional 6061 alloys.

28 / 23mm Rims: KLM41 T6 Aluminium Alloy welded construction, 23mm wide (internal), work-hardened smooth wet-look finish.  
460g Rim weight optimised for 1.5"-2.2" tyres set up Tubeless. These rims have been tested and work well with 700x35c-2.3"

35 / 30mm Rims: KLM41 T6 Aluminium Alloy welded construction, 30mm wide (internal), work-hardened smooth wet-look finish.
525g Rim weight optimised for 2.25"-2.6" tyres set up Tubeless. These rims have been tested and work well with 2.05"-2.8"

TNT RIM PROFILES:

Both Rims are Tube No Tube or Tubless ready – designed to work with tubeless tyres we have Tubeless-rim tape and valves included.  However our rims will do both. 
These TNT Rim profiles are designed with a centre well to locate the tyre bead inside.  There is a short ledge either side sealing the tyre bead agaist the tubeless tape.  These Rims will work with both tubed and tubeless tyres, we have Tubeless-rim tape and valves included.
We like inner tubes, and the tubeless tape works well as rim tape whether you are running sealant or not.  We like inner tubes for those non-repairable flint slash punctures.
Suitable tubeless TNT tyres from Vittoria

NIPPLES:
Black Brass for anti-corrosion resistance.  Brass Nipples are the best for servicing and durability.

SPOKES:
We have chosen double butted Pillar Spokes. Pillar spokes are extremely lightweight and provide a great degree of elasticity when put under increased stress.  

  • Double butted 2.0-1.6-2.0
  • 32 spokes laced 3 cross front and rear.
  • Black stainless treatment.

HUBS:

FRONT 100(O.L.D.) 12mm HUB:
OLSEN 100mm have 12mm caps that can be replaced with 15mm caps.

  • Forged and CNC machined 6061-T6 heat treated aluminium alloy Hub body.
  • Large double sealed cartridge bearings.
  • 6-bolt Disc Mount

FRONT BOOST 110(O.L.D.) 15mm HUB:
OLSEN 110mm have 15mm caps fitting BOOST forks.

  • Forged and CNC machined 6061-T6 heat treated aluminium alloy Hub body.
  • Large double sealed cartridge bearings.
  • 6-bolt Disc Mount

REAR 142mm Single Speed HG HUB:
OLSEN 1speed HG freehubs fits Shimano 9-spline HG pattern cogs.

  • Forged and CNC machined 6061-T6 heat treated aluminium alloy Hub body.
  • Large double sealed cartridge bearings.
  • Oversized 7075-T6 heat treated aluminium hollow Axles.
  • 7075-T6 heat-treated aluminium alloy freehub body.
  • 4 individual pawls
  • 6-bolt Disc Mount

Rear 142mm 11speed HG HUB:
OLSEN 11speed HG freehubs can be replace with the SRAM 12speed XD Driver

  • Forged and CNC machined 6061-T6 heat treated aluminium alloy Hub body.
  • Large double sealed cartridge bearings.
  • Oversized 7075-T6 heat treated aluminium hollow Axles.
  • 7075-T6 heat-treated aluminium alloy freehub body.
  • 4 individual pawls
  • 6-bolt Disc Mount

All of our wheels are hand built.  We have used suppliers that we have accumulated and built a working relationship with to ensue the ride quality.   Rotational weight, tyre compatibility, strength and Tubes No Tubes.