What are Torque Caps?

March 29, 2017

Early in 2016 SRAM introduced torque caps as an upgrade option  to their Roam wheelsets. Designed specifically for Rock Shox fork, the upgrade served to increase the stiffness of the fork and wheel through an increase in hub end cap diameter. Soon afterwards, many other hub manufacturers started producing adapter and conversion kits for their hubs to take advantage of this innovation.  As of March 2017, we offer Torque upgrades on our NOBL, Industry 9 Torch and Hope Pro 4 Evo wheelsets. So what are Torque caps, and do you need them? It all comes down to end cap width. Standard hub endcaps are 21mm in diameter, while the new Torque upgrade converts the hub cap ends to 31mm. The...

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2.5" Maxxis Minion DHF 2.5" WT tires on TR45 rims

February 15, 2017

One 2.5" WT is mounted on a 27i rim and one is on a 38i, can you tell which is which?

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Where are NOBL rims made?

January 08, 2017

An interesting journey that included a review of over 30 factories in both Taiwan and China. 

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