LaMere Cycles is the exclusive USA distributor of the world's best carbon fat and plus rims, the amazing Kuroshiro by Enso in Italy. A single wall rim but with some major improvements over its competitors making them both the lightest and strongest fat bike rims on the market with unrivaled ability to hold tubeless air. The unique aspect of the Kuroshiro rims is the raised spline along the rim surface providing a much stronger nipple seat, obviating the need for special waterproof washers, and allowing the rest of the rim to remain ultra light. The Kuroshiro rims are not just an extruded layer of carbon wrapped into the shape of a rim, they are made using autoclave technology which means no seam on the rim which keeps the tire flat against the entire surface of the rim making it flawlessly airtight.

 

All Kuroshiro rims come with the American Classic valve stems which feature a non-conical shape to accommodate single wall rims, holding tubeless air much more effectively. These rims do not need tubeless tape, saving more weight, hassle, and a possible point of leakage.

We would love to build you the ultimate fat or plus wheelset with the incomparable Kuroshiro rims. For ultimate light weight we can use UHMW spokes and Tune Hubs, or for ultimate performance DTSwiss Revolution spokes and instant engagement Onyx hubs. We also really like Industry 9, Hope, and DTSwiss hubs or whatever you prefer!

Kuroshiro 26"x85mm Rim Weight of 488g
Kuroshiro 26"x85mm ADV Rim Weight of 550g
Kuroshiro 26"x105mm Rim Weight of 550g
Kuroshiro 29"x50mm Rim Weight of 387g
Kuroshiro 27.5"x47mm Rim Weight of 393g

Pricing

Price per rim of any of the above:  $900

Full Wheelset with Industry 9, DTSwiss, Hope or other top-notch hubs:  $2480

Full Wheelset with Onyx or Tune hubs:  $2680

(Tune are the world's lightest hubs. Onyx are the world's best performing hubs with the sprag clutch, 100% engagement, completely silent and fast rolling.)

Spokes

For spokes we typically use DTSwiss Revolution, but for heavier riders or those that want an ultimately stiff wheelset we can use DTSwiss Competition.

 

We can do the amazing ultra lightweight UHMW spokes by BERD for an extra $600 which saves 252g per wheelset.  (Weight of 64 DTSwiss Revolution spokes is 274g, and weight of 64 BERD spokes is 148g.)

Nipples

For nipples on Kuroshiro builds we always use the Polyax brass as the rim holes are designed around this nipple and don't require any special airtight washers since the compaction of Kuroshiro rims which are made in an autoclave is much higher than other standard carbon rims.

Weights of Common Rear 177 Fat Bike Hubs in Grams:

                                                      177mm Rear             150mm Front

Onyx Stainless Steel Driver Body         503                         278

Onyx Alloy Driver Body                       454                         278

Industry 9                                        304                         200

DTSwiss Big Ride                               300                         218

Tune                                                240                         146

Hope                                               356                         255

 

Weights of Common Rear 197 Fat Bike Hubs in Grams:

Onyx Stainless Steel Driver Body         559

Onyx Alloy Driver Body                       488

Industry 9                                         351

DTSwiss Big Ride                               300

Tune                                                261

Hope                                               373

Set of 85mm Kuroshiro rims, Tune hubs, Berd Spokes, 1610g

Rear 85mm with DTSwiss Revolution spokes, Tune hub. 980g

Front 105mm with DTSwiss Revolution spokes, Tune hub. 950g

Set of Kuroshiro 105mm rims with Onyx hubs with standard stainless steel driver body 177 rear and 150 front, including tubeless valves 2310g

Kuroshiro Enso 950 29+ 50mm Rim

 

Weight: 390g (+-5%)

 

  • Size: 29" diameter, 50mm width

  • Weight: 390g (+-5%)

  • Spoke holes: 32

  • Valve hole: 6mm

  • Material: super high module Toray composite

  • Tension: 90 -> 100kg

  • ERD: 599,5mm

  • ISO 622

  • Max Pressure: 1,8 bar - 26,0 psi

  • color: black - white decal

  • rider weight limit 90kg - maximales Fahrergewicht 90 kg

  • darf nur mit Sapim Poliax Speichennippel eingespeicht werden

Kuroshiro Enso 685 Fat 26" 85 Rim

 

Weight: 425g (+-5%)

 

  • Size: 26" diameter, 85mm width

  • Weight: 425g (+-5%)

  • Spoke holes: 32

  • Valve hole: 6mm

  • Material: super high module Toray composite

  • Tension: 90 -> 100kg

  • ERD: 537,0mm

  • ISO 559

  • Max Pressure: 1,2 bar - 17,5 psi

  • color: black - white decal

  • rider weight limit 90kg - maximales Fahrergewicht 90 kg

  • darf nur mit Sapim Poliax Speichennippel eingespeicht werden

Technical Specifications

Warranty Info

Warranty at the moment is 2 years from invoice date.

Crash replacement is ’standard’, giving to the customer the possibility to buy a new rim ’no questions’ for 50% of the official price list after sending in damaged rim to us here at LaMere Cycles in Minnesota, in the USA.

Contact us today for a custom build.

Phone USA: 612-326-4183

Email: LaMereCycles@Gmail.com

 

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