Stans S1 wheels 2016

Stans No Tubes may have forged tubeless tires into a reality for mountain bikers with its breakthrough sealant and tape systems, but wheel goods are now the highlight of its business. Stans’ quiet and persistant march towards perfecting the tubeless mountain bike wheel has gained the brand industry wide respect – and a busload of international victories in every mountain bike discipline. This week, Stans announced the culmination of a project which took over a year to bring to fruition: The S1 series wheels, which are made from 6061-alloy aluminum rims, extruded using the same durable profiles as its Crest and Arch designs. S1 rims are available in inner-widths, from XC/trail 28-millimeters, to Plus-width, 38-millimeters and are laced to Stans’ Neo rapid-engagement hubs. Spokes are still Sapim – just like their high-end wheels use – and all S1 wheelsets will retail for $455 USD. Stans’ press release is repeated below. – RC


Stan’s S1 Wheelsets

NoTubes is proud to introduce a new series of wheels designed to bring their patented tubeless technology to an even wider range of riders. Built for long life, low maintenance, and outstanding value, the new S1 series wheels feature 6061 series alloy rims and are available in six different widths suited to more types of riding. With an emphasis on value and durability, the new S1 alloy wheelsets join a mountain wheel lineup that currently includes Stan’s successful MK3 premium alloy wheels and innovative Valor and Bravo carbon series wheelsets. While MK3 wheelsets are built to balance strength, light weight, and stiffness, S1 wheelsets will focus on maximum strength and durability. The deeper profile and thicker walls of the new S1 rims result in a 50 to 70 gram weight increase over MK3 rims, but offer greater impact strength for an even wider range of use.

Stan s rim profiles
Stan’s low-flange rim profile stabilizes the tire laterally and lowers rolling resistance for all types of tubeless tires.
bigquotes The goal was to take everything we’ve done for tubeless technology, and put it into a truly bombproof and affordable wheel. – Chris Currie, Stans Creative Director
Construction and Features

Designed according to Stan’s WideRight rim and tire fit system, S1 series wheelsets will be available in six different rim models, with internal widths ranging from 23mm to 38mm. Combined with Stan’s low-profile, high-volume Bead Socket Technology rim design, these widths let the new S1 range accommodate tires from 2.0- to 3.5-inches. All S1 wheelsets will be built with 32 spokes, front and rear, Sapim’s proven Race spokes and Secure Lock brass nipples, and Stan’s faster engaging Neo hubs. Hubs will be available to fit most axle systems, including Boost. All models will be available in 27.5 and 29-inch rim sizes, and select models will also be available in 26-inch.

The new S1 series includes reinforced versions of the classic Crest, Arch, and Flow – names already familiar to fans of Stan’s tubeless rims. In addition to the new Crest S1, Arch S1, and Flow S1, three entirely new, wider wheelsets will be available. The Sentry S1, Baron S1, and Major S1 offer Stan’s patented Bead Socket Technology, bringing tubeless performance to the largest mountain and Plus tires.

Stans Neo rapid engagement hubsets 2016
Stans’ Neo rapid-engagement hubsets support almost every axle type and width, as well as Shimano HG and SRAM XD freehub styles.
Crest S1

• Use: Aggressive Cross Country and Trail
• Internal Rim Width: 23mm
• Optimal Tire Size: 2.0″ to 2.25″
• Hubs: Stan’s Neo 32hole front/rear
• Spokes/Nipples: Sapim Race Black 2.0/1.8/2.0mm, Secure Lock Brass Silver Nipples
• Wheel Sizes and Weights: 26″ – (1,649g), 27.5″ – (1,731g), and 29″ – (1,813g)
• MSRP: $455 USD

Stans S1 wheelsets - Crest 2017
Stans S1 wheelsets - Crest 2017
Arch S1

• Use: Trail and Enduro
• Internal Rim Width: 26mm
• Optimal Tire Size: 2.25″ to 2.5″
• Hubs: Front/rear Stan’s Neo 32hole
• Spokes/Nipples: Sapim Race Black 2.0/1.8/2.0mm, Secure Lock Brass Silver Nipples
• Wheel Sizes and Weights: 27.5″ – (1,882g) and 29″ – (1,974g)
• MSRP: $455 USD

Stans S1 wheelsets - Arch 2017
Stans S1 wheelsets - Arch 2017
Flow S1

• Use: Aggressive Trail, All Mountain, Enduro, and Downhill
• Internal Rim Width: 29mm
• Optimal Tires Size: 2.35″ to 2.8″
• Hubs: Front/rear – Stan’s Neo 32hole
• Spokes/Nipples: Sapim Race Black 2.0/1.8/2.0mm, Secure Lock Brass Silver Nipples
• Wheel Sizes and Weights: 27.5″ – (2,034g), and 29″ – (2,134g)
• MSRP: $455 US

Stans S1 wheelsets - Flow 2017
Stans S1 wheelsets - Flow 2017
Sentry S1 Wheelset

• Use: Plus Tire Performance and Adventure
• Internal Rim Width: 32mm
• Optimal Tire Size: 2.5″ to 3.0″
• Hubs: Front/rear – Stan’s Neo 32hole
• Spokes/Nipples: Sapim Race Black 2.0/1.8/2.0mm, Secure Lock Brass Silver Nipples
• Wheel Sizes and Weights: 26inch – (1,972g), 27.5″ – (2,034g), and 29″ – (2,134g)
• MSRP: $455 US

Stans S1 wheelsets - Sentry 2017
Stans S1 wheelsets - Sentry 2017
Baron S1 Wheelset

• Use: Plus Tire Performance, Adventure, and Trail
• Internal Rim Width: 35mm
• Optimal Tire Size: 2.8″ to 3.2″
• Hubs: Front/rear – Stan’s Neo 32hole
• Spokes/Nipples: Sapim Race Black 2.0/1.8/2.0mm, Secure Lock Brass Silver Nipples
• Wheel Sizes and Weights: 26inch – (1,998g), 27.5″ – (2,060g), and 29″ – (2,162g)
• MSRP: $455 US

Stans S1 wheelsets - Baron 2017
Stans S1 wheelsets - Baron 2017
Major S1 Wheelset

• Use: Plus Tire Adventure and Trail
• Internal Rim Width: 38mm
• Optimal Tire Size: 3.0″ to 3.5″
• Hubs: Front/rear – Stan’s Neo 32hole
• Spokes/Nipples: Sapim Race Black 2.0/1.8/2.0mm, Secure Lock Brass Silver Nipples
• Wheel Sizes and Weights: 26inch – (2,030g), 27.5″ – (2,094g), and 29″ – (2,198g).
• MSRP: $455 US

Stans S1 wheelsets - Major 2017
Stans S1 wheelsets - Major 2017

Price and Availability

All S1 series wheelsets have an MSRP of $455. Complete wheelsets will be offered by distributors and available via independent bicycle dealers in early spring of 2017. For more information, visit Stans No Tubes.

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