Bontrager’s Sub 1300g Kovee Carbon Wheels
Press Release: [Waterloo, WI] — Today, Trek and Bontrager unveiled a carbon XC mountain bike wheelset that weighs in under 1300g and offers more speed and stability to cross country mountain bike racers.
The all-new Kovee Triple X wheels are the perfect upgrade for racers seeking more speed on climbs, faster acceleration, and more stability in technical terrain.
These OCLV Carbon hoops weigh only 1290g, and they feature a wide, 29mm inner rim width that delivers improved tire support so you can run lower pressure for better traction, cornering, and a smoother, faster ride.
“We started with the team in mind, to give them every advantage with a light, fast wheel,” said Bontrager’s Wheel Product Director Graham Wilhelm. “At under 1300g, these wheels are crazy light—and you can feel that accelerating and climbing—but the wider profile is just as important. Compared to narrower rims, you can run less pressure for a smoother, faster ride that translates to carrying more speed through technical sections and faster race splits.”
Look for Trek Factory Racing XC riders Emily Batty and Jolanda Neff putting these wheels to the ultimate test as they battle it out with the best on the World Cup XC circuit this year.
Bontrager wheels are loved for their performance, value, and durability—and like all Bontrager Carbon wheels, the new Kovee Triple X wheels are backed by the Carbon Care Wheel Loyalty Program. In the unlikely event that an original owner damages them within the first two years of ownership, Bontrager will repair or replace the wheels for free.
The wheels can be setup tubeless using either rim tape or Bontrager’s proprietary rim strip system, both of which are included. Rim tape saves a little weight, while the Bontrager rim strips provide a solid bead lock with the tire for easy setup and improved performance, especially at lower pressures.
The all-new Kovee Triple X wheels are the perfect upgrade for any serious XC racer. They’re available in 29˝ with center lock disc compatibility, DT Swiss 240s hub internals, and Boost 110/148 spacing for $2399 MSRP exclusively online at trekbikes.com and through Trek’s global network of retailers.