Mountain Bike's first Tuned Carbon Wheel System

Front and rear wheel specific

Narrower Inner Rim Width

  • Supports narrower tire profile in rear
  • Improves rolling resistance
  • Sharpens tire edge for grip

Rear wheel Matrix

  • Higher spoke count
  • Higher spoke tension
  • Heavier weight spoke
  • Narrower inner rim width
  • Tougher rim

WIDER Inner Rim Width

  • Supports wider tire profile in front
  • Increases tire volume and contact patch
  • Rounds tire profile to enhance turning

front wheel Matrix

  • Lower spoke count
  • Lower spoke tension
  • Lighter weight spoke
  • Wider inner rim width
  • Lighter rim

Front and rear wheel specific

Narrower Inner Rim Width

  • Supports narrower tire profile in rear
  • Improves rolling resistance
  • Sharpens tire edge for grip

Rear wheel Matrix

  • Higher spoke count
  • Higher spoke tension
  • Heavier weight spoke
  • Narrower inner rim width
  • Tougher rim

WIDER Inner Rim Width

  • Supports wider tire profile in front
  • Increases tire volume and contact patch
  • Rounds tire profile to enhance turning

front wheel Matrix

  • Lower spoke count
  • Lower spoke tension
  • Lighter weight spoke
  • Wider inner rim width
  • Lighter rim

EXPLORE THE SYNTHESIS RANGE

  • Synthesis XCT 11
  • Synthesis XCT
  • Synthesis E 11
  • Synthesis E
  • Synthesis DH 11

Synthesis XCT 11

Precise Handling at full speed

€2.399,00

Hub

Synthesis 11 (Industry Nine Hydra Hub)

Spokes

Sapim CX-RAY (front), Sapim CX-RAY (rear)

Engagement

0.52º quick engagement / six pawls

Rear Wheel

spoke count: 32
INNER RIM WIDTH: 24.5

Front Wheel

spoke count: 28
INNER RIM WIDTH: 26.5

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Synthesis XCT

PRECISE HANDLING AT FULL SPEED

€1.699,00

hub

Synthesis Standard

Spokes

Sapim D-light (front), Sapim D-light (rear)

engagement

17°

Rear Wheel

spoke count: 32
Inner Rim Width: 24.5

Front Wheel

spoke count: 28
INNER RIM WIDTH: 26.5

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Synthesis E 11

Control & Stability For Enduro Riding

€2.399,00

Hub

Synthesis 11 (Industry Nine Hydra Hub)

Spokes

Sapim cx-ray (front), Sapim cx-sprint (rear)

engagement

0.52º quick engagement / six pawls

Rear Wheel

spoke count: 32
Inner Rim Width: 29.5

Front Wheel

spoke count: 28
Inner Rim Width: 31.5

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Synthesis E

Control & Stability For Enduro Riding

€1.699,00

hub

Synthesis Standard

spokes

Sapim D-light (front), Sapim race (rear)

engagement

17°

Rear Wheel

Spoke Count: 32
Inner rim width: 29.5

Front Wheel

Spoke Count: 28
Inner rim width: 31.5

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Synthesis DH 11

Optimized TO Exceed Limits

€2.399,00

Hub

Synthesis 11 (Industry Nine Hydra Hub)

Spokes

Sapim cx-ray (front), Sapim CX-Sprint (rear)

Engagement

0.52º quick engagement / six pawls

Rear Wheel

Spoke Count: 32
Inner Rim Width: 31.5

Front Wheel

Spoke Count: 28
Inner Rim Width: 31.5

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Premium Components

RIMS

FRONT AND REAR SPECIFIC RIMS

Front and rear specific rims offer stiffness and compliance characteristics where they are rewarded best, while front and rear specific inner rim widths are optimized for wider tires in the front and narrower tires in the rear.

Hubs

SYNTHESIS 11 HUB

Crankbrothers has partnered with Industry Nine for the Synthesis 11 hub. Handbuilt in Asheville, NC, i9's Hydra hub has near instantaneous engagement offering previously unheard of responsiveness.

Spokes

SPOKES UNIQUE TO THE TUNED WHEEL SYSTEM

Specific spoke counts, weights, and tensions are employed on front and rear wheels to enhance the tuned wheel system and riding experience. Synthesis wheels are built using the highest quality Sapim stainless steel spokes. Synthesis 11 series wheels are built with bladed spokes for further weight savings.

LIFETIME WARRANTY

Crankbrothers Synthesis carbon wheels are engineered to provide industry-leading performance, ride quality, and durability. Synthesis rims are built to last and are warrantied to be free of manufacturer defects for the lifetime of the product. We expect you to ride hard, fast and often, with peace of mind that you’ll be covered if any impact damage should occur while riding.

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