photo: RaceFace

The newest addition to the RaceFace NextR wheel line is made especially for wide tires.

The new Next R36 is made for 2.4″-2.8″ wide tires with the intent to maximize traction on the trail.

Remi Gauvin shows off the new rim. Photo: RaceFace.

RaceFace says the wheels are built with a durable carbon layup to handle “enduro style abuse,” and an offset spoke hole design for improved spoke tension.

The new RaceFace Next R36 wheel. Photo: RaceFace.

The rims also come with the RaceFace carbon confidence guarantee, which provides a two-year, no-fault warranty. RaceFace says that at their discretion, they’ll replace or repair any part of the wheel that fails, regardless of how it was damaged within the first two years of ownership.

The wheels are available in 27.5 or 29-inch diameters, with a 28-hole design, have a rim depth of 25mm,  and of course an internal rim width of 36mm. As a wheelset, the Next R36 comes with the RaceFace Vault hub, and the rim will ship installed with tubeless tape and valves.

MSRP: $1,499

# Comments

  • Plusbike Nerd

    I’ve come to believe that rims in the range of i29-35mm (i=internal width) are ideal for most trail bikes. The i29 rim will reasonably fit tires in the 2.3-2.8in width range. The i35 rim will reasonably fit tires in the 2.4-3.0 width range. While the i32 rim is the happy middle ground for tires in the 2.4-2.8 width range. There are so many rim width choices out there but 99% of the trail bikes available would do well with either of these 3 rims depending on whether you wanted to ride up to 3.0 Plus tires or down to 2.3 Narrow tires. Plus tires really don’t need wider i40-45 rims while Narrow tires benefit from i29 or wider rims. If I was buying a new bike or new wheels, they would have to have rims in the i29-35 width range. Therefore, I am pleased to see more wheels, like the Race Face Next R36, become available.

  • nibblecuda

    I have 2 plus bikes both running Rekon 2.8 tires. One bike has i35 and the other has i45. The tire profile on the i35 is better. Nice to see more rim options. Wonder if they will work with asymmetrical and lefty hub applications?

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