MK 3 Stans Rims are now available in the UK. At £75.00 per rim they have revised profiles and a change to 6069 alloy for improved durability.
Stan’s NoTubes has announced new lighter, wider versions of their Crest, Arch and Flow rims. The new Stans rims Mark 3 series feature a more durable 6069 aluminum alloy and a wider, lower profile design that it is claimed maximizes tyre volume without distorting the shape. Despite being wider than previous models, the Crest MK3 and Flow MK3 rims are now even lighter. The Arch MK3, which sees the greatest increase in width, was kept at nearly the same weight as the previous Arch EX rim. The 6069 alloy and a rim shape that increases lateral stiffness for improved handling. Tubeless setup and maintenance remain as easy as ever.
Stan’s NoTubes company President and Chief Engineer, Mike Bush, says “The shape of the tyre on the rim is so important, and a lot of rims out there are too wide to work with the tyres we’re all using. Stretching a tyre beyond its intended shape causes problems when leaning into corners and forces you to run higher air pressures to keep impacts from damaging the rim or pinch flatting the tyre.” Stan’s WideRight concept was developed to find the optimal rim width for the most common tyre sizes. “It took a lot of testing,” says Bush, “but our new rims offer the best balance between stability and tyre shape.”
Stans Crest MK3
Even lower profile, the new Crest MK3 adds 2mm of internal width while dropping weight for faster acceleration and climbing, making it an excellent choice for lightweight, tubeless cross country performance. The new Crest MK3’s constantly tapering rim shape is engineered to be stronger while increasing tire volume for less rolling resistance and more stability. 364g 29″ rim weight.
Stans Arch MK3
The new Arch MK3 has seen the most drastic evolution. Mean, but still lean, the Arch MK3 is 24% wider, with virtually no weight increase from its predecessor. Based on input from our Enduro World Series teams, Stan’s NoTubes pushed the Arch MK3’s internal rim width out to 26mm for maximum tire stability and volume while keeping the rim itself incredibly light (only 425g for the 27.5″ rim).
With a lower rim profile and stronger 6069 alloy, the Arch MK3 also sees a 25% increase in lateral stiffness for improved tracking and cornering precision. Featuring Bead Socket Technology, the new Arch MK3 also offers the tubeless traction, control and reliability only found on genuine Stan’s NoTubes rims.
Stans Flow MK3
With proven success on the Downhill World Cup circuit, the legendary Flow was one of the most capable trail and allmountain rims ever made. The new Flow MK3 goes bigger and better in every way. Nearly 4mm wider, the Flow MK3’s 29mm internal rim width offers the perfect balance of tire sidewall stability and volume for tires up to 2.8″ wide. A more durable 6069series alloy and lower profile rim also make this the toughest Flow ever made.
But stronger doesn’t mean heavier. Optimized rim shape and a stronger alloy also let the Flow MK3 weigh in 30g less than even the narrower Flow EX.
Born and bred for control at speed and on technical trails, the new Flow MK3 also features patented Bead Socket Technology, for easy tubeless setup and maximum reliability.
All these rims are available from Strada for your next Stans rims MTB wheel set. Call us on 01903 214956 or use the contact form to get in touch.