Wheels and Tyres


Stan’s NoTubes set the industry standard for making mountain bikes tires tubeless. This year, NoTubes have introduced their premium aluminium wheels, the MK3 and we’ve chosen 29er Flow for the 2017 Dirt 100.

The new Flow MK3 is wider, stronger, and lighter than the previous Flow EX – perfect for technical trails as well as harder charging enduro racing. Sitting in Stan’s ‘All mountain’ category the Flow is a rim we’ve found hits the spot for us here at Dirt, whether we’re beefing up a trail bike or adding reliable tubeless tech to a DH bike. With its history on the World Cup DH circuit, combined with the wider 29mm internal width, this new Flow rim offers the perfect balance of tire stability and increases confidence and control at higher speeds.

Combined with a new, more durable rim shape, the wider dimensions allow tyres up to 2.8” in width. With a new breed of 2.5/2.6” tyres arriving from brands such as Specialized and Maxxis, these rims will be the perfect match. Laterally stiffer by 25% and more durable, Stan’s new alloy is also even lighter, adding to the Flow’s broad appeal. Low-profile shape helps stop tire pinch flats too.

‘Stan’s are bang up-to-date with these Mk3 wheels’

Ideal for stiffening up a larger diameter wheel and a perfect choice for the latest breed of mid to long travel 29er trail and enduro bikes such as YT Jeffsy, Specialized Enduro and Trek Slash.

Stan’s latest Neo hubs are standard on all the MK3 wheelsets and we first encountered these on their Bravo carbon wheels we have on test on a long term Orange Alpine. Quick pick-up, easy servicing and simple switching between a SRAM XD Driver and a Shimano freehub body are plus points with the hubs. They’ve not missed a beat so far. Weight for a pair of Flow Mk3s with a 29” rim is 1918g.

Available for all current axle systems, including, SRAM’s Predictive Steering, Boost 110mm, Boost 148mm, 150mm, and Super Boost Plus 157mm spacing. Stan’s are bang up-to-date (as always) with these Mk3 wheels.

This new Flow wheels offer a near perfect blend of tire stability, wheel stiffness and strength and are our choice for a 29er wheel with an aluminium rim.

PRICE: £520 (Pr)



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