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We Are One Release New Convergence Carbon Rims

Updated: Nov 29

(From We Are One Composites)


Simply put, this is our best rim to date. Following our principle of delivering unrivaled quality that is backed by actual data, there are no false claims or made-up numbers. Our target was straightforward - design a shape that had beauty and function, with a 30% minimum increase in impact strength, and provide the best ride feel we have ever delivered to the rider. After two years, countless hours and permutations, we could not be more proud of what we have built right here in Kamloops, British Columbia.

Impact Strength

Taking our time and diving deep into testing, we came up with the perfect balance of weight, strength and ride feel. Drawing on all of our data from Union 29 and Union 27.5 rims, we built a new test protocol and focused on single-wall impact failures. We introduced a new ZRT material from Boston Materials and placed it in critical areas. We completely redesigned the layup of each rim from the ground up, changing all possible orientations, angles, and processes.

The result is a 29 and 27.5 rim with 32% improved impact strength over our Union rims.


Interface

Traditionally, the interface of where the nipple sits in the rim has never been ideal. The Convergence's external shape drives the internal profile. With 7.5° alternating faces, when drilled, it gives the nipple the perfect perpendicular angle with no point loading. This feature improves fatigue on the nipples and spokes, providing unrivaled durability and prolonged service intervals.


The Convergence rim is an evolution of shape that radically changes how the spoke and rim interact.


Ride Feel

Using the Revolution line of rims as a benchmark, we aimed to improve an already fantastic ride experience. By reducing the depth of the rims to 18.5mm and working on both laminate orientations and materials, we isolated the cause of both the radial and lateral levers of the rim design. The Convergence gives the rider a data-backed increase in lateral stiffness and a wheelset that dampens the rough chatter of the trail. The Convergence line of rims offers the best ride experience to date.


The best of everything, in one rim.


The Convergence lineup comes in 3 different lip-to-lip internal widths:

33mm, 30mm and 28mm

The front rims are all designed with a 28-hole drilling pattern and the rear with a 32-hole pattern. Select the desired width to give optimal tire shape and feel in order to achieve the ultimate customized contact patch and best control for the ride.

Rim Size: 29er Only Rim Size: 27.5 & 29er Rim Size: 29er Only

Ideal tire width: 2.5-2.6" Ideal tire width: 2.4-2.5" Ideal tire width: 2.2-2.4"

 

We are a We Are One Composites dealer and can get you rolling on your new wheelset. We carry stock of The Revolution Unions and Strife rims as well as the new Convergence Triad rim. We also carry a good supply of Industry Nine Hydra and 1/1 hubs in XD and Microspline to get you rolling fast. We can order any other option with a short wait time.


We also offer custom builds and you know you are in good hands with #NiceGuyGeoff who has over 20 years of wheel building and wrenching experience. Some of the other brands we offer to go with your new WR1 Rims are Onyx Racing, DT Swiss, Project 321 and any colour option from Industry Nine.


Why not get an obligation free quote from us today!




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