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Ibis 741 DT Swiss 27.5" Wheelset - 2015

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Ibis 741 DT Swiss 27.5" Wheelset - 2015

Ibis 741 Carbon DT Swiss 27.5" Wheelset

To put it plainly, wider rims are superior to narrow rims. Why? Where do we begin? Wider rims dramatically increase traction, reduce rolling resistance, decrease tubeless “burping”, provide a stiffer, stronger, lighter wheel, and plenty more. Let us introduce you to the Ibis 741 Carbon Wheels; wide, lightweight, tubeless, and to the shock of many; modestly priced.

The rims on the 741 Carbon 27.5” measure a gaping 41mm outside width and 35mm inside width. This is one of the widest carbon rims available before you’d be forced to reach for the Fat Bike-specific 50mm rims! As the "new wide", the 741 Carbon wheels provide incredible support to the tire’s sidewall, allowing lower pressures without the tire folding over or burping. This significantly increases stability and traction, enabling faster cornering and braking, and better bite in all conditions. Lower pressures also mean lower rolling resistance which equates to an overall more responsive ride-quality.

As hard impacts are the number cause of damaged rims, the 741 Carbon rims are hookless as a means to increase resilience. By eliminating the inverted “J” built into the rim walls, the rim is designed with a solid rectangle in place of the hook, allowing the rim to be much more robust in the area where impacts occur. This spreads the impact out over a larger area that is supported by more material. After extensive testing, Ibis found a 50 – 300% improvement in impact strength than competing rims with hooks, without any detriment to tubeless performance and reliability.

Aside from the progressive rim width, the carbon fiber construction has allowed Ibis to build a 475 gram rim, which is lighter than many of the narrower, weaker, alloy rims on the market. Additionally, the carbon build provides a stiffer, snappier platform. The lack of wallowing sidewalls, and the dramatic increases in rim stiffness and contact patch area enables a sturdier planted feel that inspires newfound levels of confidence.

Each spoke hole is individually reinforced with extra carbon to achieve a stronger rim than the spokes, so the rim won’t damage if a spoke breaks. The no-BS 741 is built with 32 conventional spoke and standard exposed nipples. This allows the wheel to be tuned without special tools or having to dismount the tire and rim tape. Although, using fewer spokes may have tipped the scale at a lower weight, using more spokes offers superior longevity and trail-crushing stiffness.

This version of the 741 comes complete with a DT Swiss 350 rear hub with a 54 tooth ratchet that’ll give you a 6 degree engagement in one of the most highly relied upon hubs on the market.

Independent Reviews

MountainFlyer Magazine

"...on the ibis wheels, the traction, cornering, and handling was indeed amazing."

Read the full review of the Ibis 741 Carbon Wheels at MountainFlyerMagazine.com.

The Ibis 741 Carbon 27.5 Wheelset: wider is better.

Benefits of wider rims:

  • Dramatically increased traction
  • Reduced rolling resistance
  • Less tubeless ‘burping’
  • Stiffer, stronger wheel
  • Lighter than most narrow aluminum rims
  • Better braking control
  • Improved flat protection
  • More predictable feel
  • You can run a lighter tire with similar durability
  • Hookless bead rims are far stronger
  • Seats with floor pump

Wheelset Features:

  • 41 mm outside, 35 mm inside width, 27.5” / 650b diameter
  • Freehub Options: 32h Hubs | Shimano or SRAM XD driver
  • 15mm Thru-Axle Front (no 20mm adapter)
  • 142x12 Rear (135x10 QR adapters available)
  • Tubeless Ready
  • Hub: DT Swiss 350
  • Weight: 1734g for the set (with DT Swiss hubs) / rim only 473g
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Unreal Performance Gains!
These wheels are the biggest game changer for me since the dropper seat post! The level of traction afforded by the "wider is better" movement is legit - and with an industry leading internal rim width of 35mm these rims remind me of riding Moto and completely trusting my front end. When you combine the wide tire foot print (read: massive traction) with the ability to run low tire pressures for not only further improved traction, but also much better ride quality it is truly remarkable the performance and confidence gains you will see in your riding. At 175lbs I typically run 26-28psi in conventional wheel/tire set ups, but with the 741's I am in the 20-22psi range and the difference is significant. Further, having ridden other "wide" rims offered from other companies, I personally think the "wider is better" philosophy is spot on. I'll exchange the extra grams of weight for this much added confidence. I've run both the Maxxis Minon DHF 2.35 and the Vigilante 2.3 with great success up front.

PROS: Monster Traction, Attractive Design, Durable, Easy To Install
May 21, 2015
Location:
Bay Area, CA
Makes riding more fun
The ultra wide rims make a huge difference! Super stable in turns and really solid through rough terrain. i was running 30 psi on my Stans Flow EX wheelset, I am now comfortably running 22. The one downside is that the hubs are not able to be used on a 20mm through axle but if you don't need that then they are perfect.

PROS: Lightweight, Easy To Install, Durable, Attractive Design

CONS: Limited Compatibility

BEST USES: Mountain Biking, Upgrade
March 18, 2015
Location:
OC
Just Amazing!
These make such a big improvement in handling, traction and speed you'd be hard pressed to find a better upgrade for the money. Yes they're expensive, but I'd buy a cheeper bike just to have the wheels.

PROS: Attractive Design, Easy To Install, Durable, Mucho Traction, Lightweight

CONS: Price, Creates Bike Envy

BEST USES: Mountain Biking, Am Shredding
November 4, 2015
Location:
The OC
Fun and sticky
These wheels are great. So light and they make you faster. Wide carbon wheel are the only way to go now.

PROS: Durable, Attractive Design, Lightweight, Easy To Install
March 20, 2016
Location:
Greenville SC
Worth every penny
Have had them on my bike for a month now and have to say I am very pleased with the purchase. The ultra wide runs make a HUGE difference in handling. highly recommend!

PROS: Easy To Install, Lightweight, Durable
March 18, 2015
Location:
OC

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