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Next R 27.5in Boost Wheel
Catapulting Race Face forward into the world of carbon fiber wheels, the Next R 27.5in Boost Wheel hits the marks for snappy acceleration, stiff responsiveness, and robust strength in the face of enduro hungry hard-hitters. Aiming to please the enduro rider's cravings for wider and plusher tires, the rim is designed with a wide, 31-millimeter internal width to allow girthy wide-trail tires and lower tire pressures that sink tread into loose corners. Carbon fiber manages to capture the perfect balance between strength against deflection on rocks and roots, and vibration absorption, so trail chatter is minimized on sketchy loose sections, and your wheel asserts stiff responsiveness when you're weaving through tight corners.
The Next R features 4.5-millimeter offset in its lacing, allowing for improvement in the balance of spokes and wheel stiffness, lacing up the rim with 28 spokes in a 3x pattern that lends itself to exceptional wheel strength and reliability that holds up when the trail gets chunky and harsh. The rims are laced up to a Vault hub with three-degree engagement and six double-toothed pawls that engage three at a time. The three-pawl engagement keep Vault hubs engaging super quickly for immediate acceleration on race days when you're chomping at the bit to start strong as soon as you start hammering on the pedals.
Each wheel comes ready to roll tubeless-ready, so you can easily run lower tire pressure allowing for maximum tread contact to track you through sluff, and a huge increased resistance to flats on the trail. The Next R wheels are topped off with glossy water-transfer logos that capture the perfect balance between stealthy and classic, perfect for pairing with your carbon steed. This particular wheel is Boost spacing only, available with either a SRAM XD or standard Shimano/SRAM driver body on the rear wheel.
- Light and nimble carbon wheels for all-mountain sleds
- Designed for strength to stand up to aggressive enduro riding
- 31mm internal rim width allows use of plush, wide trail tires
- Tubeless ready for lower tire pressure and puncture resistance
- Carbon absorbs trail chatter while remaining stiff and strong
- Vault hubs offer fast actuation with 120 points of engagement
- 3X lacing pattern and 4.5mm offset allow for a stiffer, stronger build
- Item #RCF004T
- Rim Material
- carbon fiber
- Wheel Size
- Tire Type
- Rim Width
- [internal] 31mm
- Brake Compatibility
- 6-bolt disc
- Vault (6 double-tooth pawls w/3-degree enagement)
- Front Axle
- 15 x 110mm Boost
- Rear Axle
- 12 x 148mm Boost
- 4.5mm offset, 3x lacing pattern
- Spoke Count
- Claimed Weight
- [27.5] 4lb 11.3oz (1680g)
- Recommended Use
- enduro, trail
- Manufacturer Warranty
- 2 years
What do you think about this product?
February 25, 2021
Buy it, It will not disappoint
- I've used it several times
I bought this rear wheel package for my 27.5+ Santa Cruz Tallboy to replace the Race Face Alloy rim it came with, which was great but I had beat the hell out of it on all the rocky drops and step-ups in Vegas. I wanted a lighter rim, one that I could comfortably ride a 2.8 still or go down to 2.4-6 when I wanted to move quicker on the single track. I also wanted faster engagement for the technical stuff. I got all of that and more, for what seems like a competitive price. I threw in a foam core to protect my carbon, and all has worked great.
February 5, 2018
Solid review from Vital
https://www.vitalmtb.com/product/guide/Wheelsets,44/Race-Face/Next-R,22017#product-reviews/3083 Race Face's Next R wheelset showcases great hub engagement and eye catching graphics along with a competitive cost for high-end, full carbon rims. The wheels have performed flawlessly for every mile we have put on them so far. They offer an excellent balance of reasonably low weight and stiffness without the harsh feeling carbon rims have given in the past. Pair this already solid set of wheels with the two-year Race Face Carbon Confidence Guarantee and you've got a winner on your hands.