Niner Carbon MTB Wheels Offer a Ton of Value

Niner Carbon MTB Wheels

Carbon hoops are coming out of the woodwork and prices are falling. Niner’s not one to race to the bottom — on either weight or price — but their new carbon wheel line offers a huge bang-for-the-buck.

The rim profile is no slouch either. With a wider 22.5mm inner width and 28.5mm outer, you’ll get a straighter sidewall and better tubeless performance. These wheels will come standard aboard the top-end Niner offerings and provide a unified Niner look across the entire bike with coordinating RDO cockpit bits throughout.

Niner Carbon MTB Wheels - Hub Close-up

Carbon rims offer extra stiffness with lower rotational weight at the perimeter (where it counts most).  One of the other under-hyped benefits is how quiet carbon hoops are on the trail. Trail chatter is smoothed and any flying rocks don’t result in a resonating “ting” like they do with aluminum rims.

Don’t consider these to be Niner-only as the price and performance is worthy of any XC race or trailbike on the market.

Niner Carbon MTB Wheels Features:

  • 28h front and rear
  • Stainless DT 14/15G Double Butted Spokes, Straight Pull, Alloy Nipple
  • Carbon Rim, 22.5mm Inside, 28.5mm Outside
  • Tubeless compatible via Stan’s tape (included)
  • 142×12 rear and 15QR front (convertible to standard QR if you’re old-school)
  • Rear Hub: 39T engagement, 9.2°
  • 1670g Set
  • Available in 10/11 speed SRAM/Shimano or XD Driver
  • Price: $1399

The Bottom Line

If you’re looking for a nice set of carbon hoops for your 29er, the tubeless-ready Niner Carbon MTB wheels are only marginally more expensive than aluminum offerings on the market. With a 22.5mm width and a $1399 price, these are certainly worth a look.