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Stan's NoTubes ZTR Arch EX 26in Wheelset
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Not everyone needs the lightest gear out there. We understand simple physics -- but also appreciate steering precision and durability. That's where Stan's ZTR Arch EX 26in Wheelset comes into play. XC light, but sturdy enough for long adventures in the backcountry and reliable enough 24hr endurance racing. Aside from Stan's award winning sealant, what has put thelittle company from NY on the map is its Bead Socket Technology. In a nutshell, BST rims have a larger inner diameter to seal against tire beads forsimpler tubeless inflation, and a lower rim sidewall that reduces storedenergy, allows lower pressures, a more natural, rounder shape, andincreased volume. In fact, Stan's BST rims allow riders to run approximately30% less pressure than conventional rims. This directly translates intoenhanced traction when climbing, descending, and turning -- along with a moresupple ride and lower rolling resistance. With these virtues, it's clear to seewhy Stan's rims are almost omnipresent on race courses and trail heads alike. The BST equipped ZTR Arch EX rim is an updated version of the Arch rim, offering a slightly wider profile, and more strength in a an lighter package. It's laced to a Stan's 3. 30hubset with 2. 0/1. 7/2. 0 butted steel spokes and alloy nipples. The hubs house smooth-spinning chromoly cartridge bearings that ride ona lightweight 7075 alloy axles. The rear hub body features large, 58mm flanges.The driveside houses a hardened 30-point engagement ring, while thenon-driveside is machined to reduce weight. The front hub gets a 58mm disc-sidehub, with a smaller, 45mm flange on the non-disc side to balance strength andweight. The freehub is aluminum and it's compatible with Shimano andSRAM cassettes. The Stan's ZTR Arch EX 26in Wheelset comes with Stan's rimtape and valve stems installed for instant use -- just add tires, sealant, andair. The front hub ships with a 9mm axle, but it can be converted w...