Just arrived at FB.c World Headquarters is a pair of Naran Carbon rims that Dimitry at Sarma sent for testing! Jim is going to lace them up to a pair of Northpaw Hubs and we will get them on a bike and commence to testing! Meanwhile, here is a recap of what to look forward to.
The Naran is a double-wall carbon rim that has 64 spoke holes drilled in it for either Symmetrical or Offset lacing. Our sample pair weighed in at 629g and 643g with both of those weights under the advertised 650g. For comparison the similarly sized Rolling Darryl comes in at 860g. At 80mms wide, the Naran is hitting a common width in the middle of the fat-bike rim width range.
The Naran appears well made. The visible carbon weave looks perfectly laid out, the bead hook looks well thought out and there is a lip to help seal the bead when running tubeless.
- Width: 80 mm
- Weight: ~650g
- ERD: 534 mm
- ERTRO: 559 mm
- Drilled for Presta valve
- $830 to $850 a pair