[Sea Otter] Praxis Carbon Wheels and Cranks
[ad3] Praxis recently started making some fancy new carbon bits. First with Cranks and now with complete wheelsets. Starting with the wheelset, they took a custom, 3mm offset layup and laced it to DT 350 Hubs. Well, not any old DT 350 hubs. They had custom shells made with taller flanges to support their 2X lacing patter all around, minus the radial front drive side wheel. The wheels are 32mm internal and 38mm external. One of the coolest features we noticed is the flat valve shell. Pics of it can be found below after the specs. No more slow leaking valves.
• 27.5″- 1628 Grams with tape
• 29″ – 1726 Grams with tape
• Summer availability
Additionally, they were showing off their new LYFT crankset. It’s incredibly rigid and only comes in at 450 grams with a 30T chainring. Praxis sells amazing quality BB’s (one of which we’re currently testing) that fit virtually any application and are sold separately from the cranks. Retail is $500.
Lastly, soon there will be a heavy duty crankset aimed at Enduro/DH usage that is 20 grams heavier and a bit stronger/stiffer. Stay tuned.