We have had the pleasure of testing out the new @crankbrothers Sythesis E 11 wheels in both 27.5 and 29 and they are without any doubt the best mountainbike wheel product we have seen to date.
Crank Brothers have always had pretty out there wheelsets and love or hate them, they have always faced an uphill battle due to the lack of non conventional spokes. So for what it’s worth, and in our opinion, this is the best product they have ever made and that is for many reasons.
They have taken a completely fresh approach to making a wheelset to give a tailored feel to both the front and rear wheels.
The front rim is wider than the rear with a 31.5mm internal, has a different carbon layup and runs less spokes (28) to give a more compliant ride.
The rear runs a slightly narrower internal at 29.5 and runs a stiff layup and more spokes. Why? To allow the front wheel to hunt for traction and the rear wheel to be snappy and solid against the terrain.
The complete E11 wheelset weighs in at 1760g for 27.5 and 1825g for 29 and runs a Project 321 hubset with 2.5 degree magnetic pawl engagement. Oh and it’s silent!
We are taking PRE-ORDERS now and expect the wheels to land early November.
Like most of the big players in the wheel world, these wheels come with a lifetime warranty and have a direct to consumer warranty lodgement to give you instant access to any claim for faster peace of mind should you have any issue.
There are two levels hitting our shores in the E wheels, being E11 and E and are priced at $3729.95 and $2699.95. The levels of wheelset are only differentiated by the hub and spokes, with rims remaining top of the line for each model.
Stay tuned for XC and DH models in the coming months and don’t forget when pre ordering a set of these bad boys before the end of October in E or E11 you will score free installation and 50% off a fresh set of Maxxis Tyres.