Track securely, plenty of traction and so quickly to accelerate!
This 40 mm wide Syntace wheel can't be compared with the most other wheels of the same class, and hence it is difficult to describe with words. Only, who has ridden the W40 MX rear wheel, know why Syntace raving so much about this wheel. It is track securely, plenty of traction, quickly to accelerate and it only weighs 955 g! Real off-road cracks will absolutely adore this wheel.
Light weight tires 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. That’s why Syntace W-40 MX rims are really wide and also extremely light weight.
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 were 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 multiply cold worked 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 tire contact areas for the tire to hold onto. This reduces the the likelihood of the tire 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:
Best handling characteristics combined with free rolling on tires up to 2.7". Previously unheard combination of free rolling and traction control for all application from tour to trail and Enduro.
Suitable for a ride weight up to 130 kg.
HiTorque MX 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.
Spur gearing: 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 spur gear mechanism principle which we have 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 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 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
- Spur geared freewheel with 10° pitch (36 tooth), 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 end cap