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e*thirteen Continue Push Into XC/Gravel With XCX Wheels


XCX Wheels are designed for iconic races like the Cape Epic and the BC Bike Race 

Well known as a staple of the All-Mountain/Eduro scene, e*thirteen have recently made a concerted effort into XC and gravel. Their new XCX wheelsets complete a ” trifecta of podium worthy gravel, trail, and cross-country components including the XCX Race Crank, the lightest production carbon crankset on the market.

While not the absolute lightest wheelset on the market, e*thirteen are targeting the lightweight yet durable space and touting the wheels as “designed for iconic races like the Cape Epic and the BC Bike Race”, two races which are notoriously hard on equipment.

The wheels XCX race wheels offer two variations. The XCX (IW24) internal width 24mm wheelset aimed at the cross-country rider, weighting in at a mere 1,350g. And the (IW28) internal width 28mm wheelset which comes in at only 1,520g and better suits trail riders using slightly larger tires.

Both wheelsets are 29″ and come with e*thirteen’s lifetime warranty.

The wheels retail for $809 Front and $990 for the 24mm Rear and $880 for the 28mm Rear.

Find more at https://www.ethirteen.com/


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Jimmy Archer

Founder and Editor at DirtTRI.com. Jimmy has been a professional athlete for over 18 years as a runner, cyclist, mountain biker, cross country skier, and primarily, triathlete. Jimmy has a degree in exercise science from the University of Colorado and is a USA Triathlon and USA Cycling certified coach. Jimmy became a freelance writer in 2000 while competing and covering the ITU Winter Triathlon World Championship. Since that time Jimmy has been head editor at two magazines, been published in numerous publications within the endurance sport, recreation, and travel segments. Currently Jimmy is competing professionally in off-road multisport. In his spare time Jimmy passionately follows Formula 1, Moto GP, and is an avid cook.

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