Stan’s NoTubes Launch CARBON Crest CB7 and Arch CB7


Stan’s NoTubes has introduced its new Crest CB7 and Arch CB7 carbon rims. Building on the success of the Valor, Bravo and Podium SRD wheelsets, Stan’s new CB7 carbon rims offer 10mm of radial compliance to help absorb impacts, damp vibration and roll faster. The Crest CB7 and Arch CB7 are available as individual rims or as part of complete wheelsets.

At 325g, the Crest CB7 is among the lightest rims available for cross country racing. Its 23mm internal width ‘makes it ideal for today’s wider cross country tyres without adding unnecessary weight’.

Designed for trail riding, the new Arch CB7 has an interior width of 26mm. According to Stan’s this makes it ‘perfect for today’s trail tyres’. Crest CB7 and Arch CB7 rims and wheelsets will be available in February 2018. CB7 rims and wheelsets will be available from dealers, distributors and directly from Stan’s NoTubes.

RiACT Design

The competitive advantage of the Crest CB7s and Arch CB7s comes from their special RiACT lay-up and rim shape. Both new rims are created using a high impact resistant nano-elastomer resin for greater overall rim strength and can deflect up to 10mm radially to soak up speed-robbing impacts, all while being laterally stiffer than aluminium rims. Thanks to impact absorbing RiACT technology, both the Crest CB7s and Arch CB7s roll easier and with less resistance. ‘Their design virtually eliminates tyre pinch flats.’

Bead Socket Technology

Like all Stan’s rims, the Bead Socket Technology (BST) of the Crest CB7 and Arch CB7 aim to set the standard for easy tubeless setup and reliability. The patented shape of BST rims not only allows tyres to make airtight seals more quickly and easily, but it maintains that seal more securely, even at lower pressures. The low-profile design of BST rims also means less weight, stronger sidewalls and a more effective tyre shape.

Smart Build and Custom Options

Crest CB7 and Arch CB7 rims will be available in 28-hole and 32-hole configurations. Both will be available in several stock 28-hole wheel builds, as well as custom configurations in seven different colours, 28 or 32-hole lacing, and hubs to fit nearly every axle spacing. Additional options include Centerlock or 6-bolt disc mounts, and Shimano, SRAM XD, or OneUp freehubs.

Each stock wheelset is laced with Sapim Force j-bend spokes in lengths and diameters readily available at most shops. They are also built using Sapim’s Secure Lock mechanically locking alloy nipples.

The latest generation of Neo hubs include a Durasync six-pawl freehub with fast 10-degree engagement and triple freehub bearings to better distribute axle load. The 100% CNC-machined hub shell and smoother-rolling centreless ground axle aim to ensure long life and reliable performance.

Stan’s Custom Wheelbuilder can be found online at:

Stan’s Crest CB7

Warranty and Crash Replacement

Crest CB7 and Arch CB7 rims and wheelsets are automatically covered under Stan’s two-year carbon warranty program. Owners who register their wheelsets get five years of warranty coverage. All registered rims and wheelsets are also covered by Stan’s lifetime crash replacement.

Crest CB7

Use: Cross Country Racing
Internal Rim Width: 23.0 mm
Optimal Tyre Sizes: 2.00” to 2.25”
Hubs: Stan’s Neo with Durasync 28-hole Front, 28-hole Rear
Spokes/Nipples: Sapim Force Black 2.0/1.7/1.8mm, Sapim Secure Lock Alloy Black
Wheel Weights and Sizes: 1,452g (29”)
MSRP: Wheelsets – US$1,399; Rim – US$600

Stan’s Arch CB7

Arch CB7

Use: Trail, All-Mountain and Enduro Racing
Internal Rim Width: 26 mm
Optimal Tyre Sizes: 2.25” to 2.50”
Hubs: Stan’s Neo with Durasync 28-hole Front, 28-hole Rear
Spokes/Nipples: Sapim Race Black 2.0/1.8/2.0mm, Sapim Secure Lock Alloy Black
Wheel Weights and Sizes: 1720g (27.5”) / 1794g (29”)
MSRP: Wheelsets – US$1,399; Rim – US$600

About Stan’s NoTubes

Stan’s NoTubes, founded and owned by Stan and Cindy Koziatek, forged a path for making mountain bikes tyres tubeless. Stan Koziatek devised the original NoTubes sealing system in 2001, the same system that today has become a preferred tubeless conversion system around the world. Stan’s NoTubes currently designs, produces and sells innovative mountain bike, road and cyclocross wheels, rims and hubs as well as a range of products for tubeless conversion.




Jimmy Archer

Founder and Editor at 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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