There’s no denying that BMX wheels have been getting bigger lately thanks to the larger 2.40″ tire size taking dominance with its benefits of increased traction and ability to take heavy impacts better. With the bigger tires, we have also seen a number of changes in BMX rims which have always been evolving to keep up with the crazier riding that is going on these days. To accommodate for those larger tires and demand for stronger rims, Federal Bikes have released their new Stance XL rim.
The Stance XL rim is made from 6066 aluminum which is 30% stronger than 6061 aluminum found on most rims and features a new contemporary design that utilizes a triple box section, a wide 40mm profile (Traditional rims are around 34mm) and lower 15mm sidewall (20mm is a common height on other rims) height. The wider design helps to maintain tire profile for larger tires and it makes the rim stonger and stiffer overall. Federal have also increased the thickness in the center of the rim by 22% too reduce spokes pulling through. Since the rim is wider, it makes it easier to lace and tighten spokes as well. The overall diameter of the rim is 394mm.
The Stance XL rim is available in matte black and polished silver with a weight of 18.5oz through BMX shops and mail-orders that carry Federal Bikes worldwide now.
You can view more photos below.
The drawing gives you a look at the width and height, along with the triple box design they have used. You can also see the incresed thickness in the middle of the rim where the spokes lace which reduce the possibility of spokes pulling through.
Here’s the actual rim cut so you can see the comparison versus the drawing.
The Stance XL rim is also available in Polished Silver.
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