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Stan's NoTubes Alpha 340 Disc Wheelset
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Retro-grouches can keep complaining, but there's simply no denying that disc brakes in 'cross are here to stay. So if you're ready to make the leap, why not run a wheelset that's backed by one of the early adopters, and a brand that pioneered easy tubeless setups to boot That's right, we're talking about the Stan's NoTubes Alpha 340 Disc Wheelset. At 1620 grams, they're an incredible blend of race-worthy lightness, and everyday durability. The Alpha rim features a refined version of Stan's NoTubes's Bead Socket Technology for an enhanced tire-to-rim seal. In addition to the tubeless benefits, this proprietary technology enhances the rim's durability. With a 20mm external width, these aren't the widest rims out there, but they're plenty wide for 33mm 'cross tires to have a solid footing, even when cornering aggressively. That stable platform is of particular importance if you choose to run tubeless tires. And with a proven setup like this, why wouldn't youThe Alpha rim is laced to a Stan's 3. 30 hubset. The hubs house smooth-spinning chromoly cartridge bearings that ride on lightweight 7075 alloy axles. The rear hub body features large, 58mm flanges. Meanwhile, the drive-side houses a hardened 30-point engagement ring, while the non-drive side is machined to reduce weight. The freehub is aluminum and it's compatible with Shimano and SRAM cassettes, with a Campagnolo freehub available separately. The front hub also gets a 58mm flange on the disc side in order to stiffen the wheel under hard braking. They run an 11-speed compatible freehub for compatibility with the latest drivetrains. And for futureproof-ness, both the front and rear hubs are convertible to a variety of thru-axle options. In other words, you'll be able to change bikes without the fear of being stuck with an incompatible wheelset.The Stan's Alpha 340 Disc Wheelset is laced with 2. 0/1. 7/2. 0 butted steel spokes and alloy nipples. It comes with Stan's rim tape and valve stems installed for inst...