With the 148mm boost hubs it's possible to build up much stronger and stiffer wheels. The distance between the flanges increases 6 mm. This innovation is important for 29inch wheels. Comparing to normal hubs the weight of the boost hubs is not essentially higher.
Rear wheel, that is distinctly different where it matters!
The Syntace W35 MX Boost wheel with an external width of 35 mm is really wide and also extremely lightweight. Because light weight tyres with thinner side walls that roll better only really start to show good all-round performance when mounted to wide rims, without reduced puncture resistance.
Asymmetrical Syntace W-Series MX rim with custom drilling and spoke angle matched hub flange. 32 butted spokes, triple crossed, Sapim alloy nipples. Hand lacing quality.
Black aluminium instead of carbon:
The ductile material aluminium has its rightful place in two finger wide rims rolling over sharp rocks, roots and steps. If it was just possible to bend sufficiently lightweight rims. It's possible.
Lightweight and tougher than carbon rims:
Thanks to the Syntace precision profile made of a custom high strength alloy, welded and heat treated. Stress reducing asymmetrical Syntace W-Series profile design with side step drilling pattern.
360° Syntace ToughSkin:
All round, meaning even inside the bead hook, the rims are shot peened for increased surface density. This cold working process of the aluminium not only achieves a measurable increase in material surface hardness but also creates a "grippier" surface at all tyre contact areas for the tyre to hold onto. This reduces the the likelihood of the tyre to move on the rim under large loads, especially when riding with low air pressure. And reduces the likelihood of tearing off a valve.
Recommended range of application:
For XC racers with the advantage of wider rims: faster and safer to the finish line. Also a light weight trail and All Mountain up to Freeride wheel set.
HiTorque MX Boost Hub
One of the toughest hubs on climbs and descents. The heart of the Syntace wheels are the Syntace developed and manufactured Syntace Hi-Torque MX hubs (Pat, pend.). Finest turning and machining craftsmanship, inconspicuous appearance, but with superior inner qualities.
Ratchet freewheel: all or none!
The name and the crisp sound already lead to the presumption: the freewheel mechanism of the Syntace rear hub will withstand more than others. The ratchet mechanism which was further refined, guarantees that force transmitting teeth can't engage individually and as a result are overloaded. In exactly that moment when one tooth wants to engage, all teeth inevitably engage in synchronization. The 36tooth, in Germany precision machined high strength spur gears, are driven by four spiral springs.
Even with icy cold winter temperatures the Syntace Hi-Torque MX shows no engagement denials or signs of "chain-push" issues with consequent chain wrap attacks.
The robust flanges which are made of high strength 7075 alloy, featured by a test machine optimized dimensioning and they are spoke angle matched.
It's strong heart, the butted 17 mm oversize axle as well as the intelligent bearing positioning provide maximum stiffness and life span at lightest possible weight. Adaptable to all current axle standards by simply changing the end caps.
HiTorque MX Evo6 Rear 12 (32 holes)
- butted 17 mm oversize axle, for maximum stiffness, durability and lowest possible weight
- Hub body with two double sealed 17x30x7 precision cartridge bearings
- Freewheel with two double sealed 17x26x5 precision cartridge bearings
- Ratchet freewheel with 10° pitch (36 teeth), with reduced 1.5° engagement freeplay. Total engagement angle approx. 11.5°
- optimized engagement due to four spiral springs
- Disc brake interface: 6 hole standard
- New for 2014: MicroAdjust Caps
:The Syntace Evo6 standard fits only for special frames like Liteville.