Our friendly J&B buddy and fellow fat-bike rider, Greg Earle, stopped by the shop the other day and dropped off a couple of their Origin 8, AT-Pro 80mm fat-bike rims. As you can see in the photo these rims are currently available in Satin Black and Gloss White.
Initial reports on builds made with these rims by Broken Spoke Bike Studio shop owner, George Kapitz, have been good. No surprises.
Some of you observant types out there may notice a striking similarity to the Vicious Graceful Fat Sheba. What is the difference you say? Well, it has double row of 32 spoke holes that allows for offset or symmetrical builds and it has those lightening holes that drop the weight down to 1049g from an undrilled Fat Sheba at about 1170g.
These Origin 8 rims are made from 6005A-T6 Aluminum by industry veterans, Weinmann.
Price – About $75.00 each at your LBS.