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Kitsuma 29 Carbon Fiber Mountain Wheels


When you're staring down a fall line psyching yourself up for riding at your limit, these are the times when a rim like the Kitsuma belongs on your bike.

Time and time again, the benefits of a wide rim have been shown. We've been hesitant to go this wide for a long time, since the selection of tires that work well for a rim like this were lacking, but times are changing and tires are now available which take full advantage of a beast of a rim like this. When you put on properly sized 2.35-3.0" tires on this rim, get ready to experience grip and lateral holding forces like you didn't think were possible on a mountain bike. The combination of stiffness, stability, compliance, low rolling resistance and raw grip are game changing. Note: If you are planning to run 2.1-2.3" XC tires, you will be better served with one of our narrower rims.

The Kitsuma gets all of our latest technology, including UniWeave construction, the Anti-Burp Bump, the strongest RockGuard Hookless bead lip we've ever made and of course our asymmetric offset design which improves spoke tension equality by more than 15%.

We offer the Kitsuma 29 as a single rim or a complete wheelset. Our wheelsets are handbuilt right here in Tennessee using only the best components; Sapim CX-Ray bladed or double butted Race spokes and DT Swiss alloy Pro Lock squorx nipples. Hub choices include Chris King, Industry Nine, Hope, DT Swiss, Project 321 and Onyx. To see a comparison of all our hubs check out the hub comparison chart. Wheel builds come with our TPP tape and tubeless valves installed. All wheelsets are built to order and it may take 4 weeks or more depending upon hub availability.

  Wheels are handbuilt in Tennessee  

Handbuilt wheelsets from $1,422 (DT350)

Most rims are in stock and ship in 1-3 days. Custom wheel builds take 4 weeks or more depending upon hub availability. Any cancelled complete wheelset orders are subject to a cancellation fee as high as 20% depending on if the wheel has been built. For pricing or to configure a wheelset, use the drop down menu below. We only recommend using tires intended for hookless rims on the Kitsuma 29. The Kitsuma works best with tire widths ranging from 2.5"-3.0". We do not recommend using tires narrower than 2.4.
Kitsuma 29 Specifications  
*Rim weights are +/- 10g
**Wheel weights are with trail layup rims, CX-Ray spokes with alloy nipples
***Recommended build tension is 120 kgf
Please read the FAQ for other questions.
Weight Rim 490g* (+50g for DH version)
Weight I9 Wheelset g**
Weight Hope Wheelset g**
Weight King Wheelset g**
Weight DT 240S Wheelset g**
Weight Project 321 Wheelset g**
Weight DT 350 Wheelset g**
Weight Onyx Wheelset g**
ERD 586
Asymmetric Offset 2.6mm
Spoke Hole Drilling Asymmetric, 5 deg
Max Tension 200 kgf***
Depth 30mm
Width 42mm external, 36mm internal
Hole Count 32, (others available custom order only)
Tubeless Ready Yes
Finish Satin Unidirectional Carbon
Tech Features UniWeave™, RockGuard HL™, Anti-Burp Bump™
Rider Weight Limit none


"One of my new wheels wouldn't seal up. Turns out there is a pin hole in the rim tape. Nox communicated with me over email on a Sunday and is shipping a roll of a tape asap. That's how you service customers! Never change." -F. Murphy