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Kitsuma 27.5 Carbon Fiber Mountain Wheels


Super wide and super sexy. There are times in life when you just don't care about light weight, pansy mountain bike rims. Like 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 2.4"-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%. The DH version of this rim shares the same profile but adds about 50g of material to add stiffness and structural integrity for DH style riding.

We offer the Kitsuma 275 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 2-3 weeks before wheelsets ship.

  Wheels are handbuilt in Tennessee  

Handbuilt wheelsets from $1,422 (DT350)

In Stock, rims ship in 1-3 days. Custom wheel builds take up to 2 weeks. For pricing or to configure a wheelset, use the drop down menu below.
Kitsuma 275 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 460g* (+50g for DH version)
Weight I9 Wheelset 1629g**
Weight Hope Wheelset 1706g**
Weight King Wheelset 1708g**
Weight DT 240S Wheelset 1614g**
Weight Project 321 Wheelset 1662g**
Weight DT 350 Wheelset 1681g**
Weight Onyx Wheelset 1897g**
ERD 548
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