TRS Plus Boost Wheel
A refreshing and effective solution to the rotational weight dilemma, E* Thirteen Components designed the TRS Plus Boost 27.5in Wheel to accelerate fast without becoming overly flexible in the rough stuff, via large flanges and shorter spokes. This design increases the acute angles formed within the rim/flange triangle and results in a claimed 70% reduction of stress placed on the spokes. The combination of short spokes and a structurally stiffer wheel design will be felt on the first voyage and bring a smile immediately to your face.
Within the hub's 6061 alloy flanges are angular contact bearings that roll fast and are well sealed against the elements. At the freehub, three pawls, with two sets of teeth, engage with 60 points on the drive ring for quick and positive ratcheting. Connecting the hub to the TLS tubeless compatible rim are quad-butted spokes. Alloy nipples ensure a low weight, and a LEX process brazes the eyelets for added strength where it's needed. The TLS rim profile delivers a solid connection between UST tires, and the rim's hook to eases inflation and prevent burping during heavy side loading.
- Boost wheels that go from all-day epics to enduro racing
- Wide spoke angle enhances stiffness and cornering stability
- Machined aluminum shell and flanges add dent-reisstance
- Inner width of 30mm offers ideal platform for large tires
- Includes tubeless tape, valve, spokes, nipples, and 15mm endcaps
Newly improved for 2018, the E.13 TRS Plus is a great wheelset for $600!
*Strong 6069 alloy rim.
*1,770g total wheelset weight.
*30mm internal rim width. Perfect for 2.4-2.5" wide tires.
*Tubeless-ready (of course).
*New, all-aluminum, CNC machined SL hub.
*Tall hub flanges increase spoke triangulation and wheel stiffness.
*Good warranty (5 years).
*Very quick 6°/60 point freehub engagement.
*All for ~$600 total.
And I love the i30 rim size. Perfect for running 2.5" wide tires. Like... Maxxis Minion DHF 27.5 x 2.5 WT on the front wheel and Maxxis Aggressor 27.5 x 2.5 WT on the rear for Trail riding (or DHR II for enduro). It's a GREAT combination.
My only concern is the reliability of the hub internals/seals. Six months in (including Winter riding)... so far, so good. I'll report back if any problems.
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Can't beat the value of these wheels. They are strong, fairly light, and have great freehub engagement. I have put roughly 250 miles on them so far and they are still as straight as the day I bought them. 10/10 would recommend.