Last week SRAM released news of the imminent arrival of their new 650b wheelset offering, but so new was the news, that no photos were available. They are now, and here they are.

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They're based on the existing SRAM Rise wheels, and will have aluminium rims, stainless steel spokes and plenty of axle options including 9mm QR and 15mm bolt-thru front hubs. The new Rise 40, as it's called, is also available in 26in and 29er sizes too.

So, is 650b about to take mountain biking by storm?

www.sram.com

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