Sarma, a new player in the fat-bike game, sent us an announcement about their upcoming 80mm Carbon Fat-bike Rim called the Naran. With a projected availability in Mid-December, these could make a few fat-bikers happy over the Holiday season!
We are also working on a set for review so we will let you know how that is coming along. Happy trails!
Below is the Release from Sarma
We are pleased to announce our first product – carbon fiber rims for fat-bikes – called the Naran 80.
The Naran 80 carbon rims were designed via 3d CAD software and analyzed by Finite Elements Method (FEM) and have a weight of 650g and dual-wall construction. This construction represents the optimal ratio between weight and durability. This ratio was derived from many computer modeling tests as well as real-world product testing. According to initial tests, our Composite rim provides greater torsional stiffness than aluminum ones. Naran rims have a special bead lock and perform wonderfully on super-low pressure tubes. These rims are tubeless ready as well.
This is the first carbon rim for fat-bikes with a dual spoke hole pattern, meaning that it is suitable for both offset and centered wheels. For this reason, most existing bikes can be upgraded to achieve weight reduction take advantage of tubeless wheels!
Sarma Bikes is a young but ambitious international company, with close ties to the aerospace industry who create composite aggregates for airplanes in Russia. Our headquarters are in Hong Kong
- Width: 80 mm
- Weight: 650g
- Number of Holes: 64 (for 32h Hubs)
3 different options of drilling– universal (current pictures) 64 holes– symmetrical +\- 5mm, 32 holes– offset, drilling on 1 side only, 32 holes
- Spoke holes offset: ± 11 mm
- Compatible with tubeless rims
- ERD: 534 mm
- ERTRO: 559 mm
- Drilled for Presta valve
- Available in Mid-December
- $390 per rim, $750 pair