Our friends over at Schlick Cycles got in a set of the new 50mm-wide Sarma Naran 29+ Carbon Rims recently and we got a chance to check them out!
The construction of the rims are similar to the Naran 80s that we’ve been riding for quite a while now; that is a double wall carbon build with a pronounced ridge near the beadwall to assist in tubeless setup. If they work anything like the 80mm Narans these will be an easy tubeless set up.
The cross section image above is from the Sarma USA website.
Of note on the recently delivered rims is a notice from Sarma USA that the wheel builder needs to use nipple washers to disperse the spoke tension load and they also recommend a nipple like the Sapim PolyAX that self aligns so make sure your wheel builder follows these guidelines.
Sarma Carbon Naran 29+ Rims
- Width: 50mm
- Weight: 543g (As tested, both of these rims weighed exactly the same. Nice quality control!)
- Drilling: Centered – 32 holes, spoke holes offset ± 7 mm
- Tubeless Ready
These particular Narans will be built up with I9 hubs and Sapim CX-Ray spokes! Should be a killer wheel set.