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    Joytech Hubs and TRS Rims

    I can't find any information on the Joytech hubs and the E*thirteen TRS Rims. Only info on TRS+ rims. Anyone know anything about these?

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    Joytech is better known as Novatec.

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    TRS Rims are likely OEM only, kinda like the AR rims vs ARC rims on the Santa Cruz bikes. So, check out the TRS+ rims, and figure these are the same or similar extrusion with cheaper finishing and welding. Just a guess.

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    Often the OEM rims are pinned or sleeved and not welded.

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    This is the response from Transition

    The TRS rims are an OEM version of the same rim... same extrusion (which has been updated for 2018) but sleeved joint instead of a welded joint. They are extremely similar rims.

    Novatech/Joytech are the same company. It should be updated to show them as Novatech hubs once the website is launched and they are 10.9 degree engagement from a 5 pawl system with all 5 pawls engaging at once.

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    What is the inner rim width on the 2018 TRS(+?) equipped bikes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by noose View Post
    What is the inner rim width on the 2018 TRS(+?) equipped bikes?
    According e13 they are 28mm internal. About 1910 grams or the non OEM version

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbd View Post
    According e13 they are 28mm internal. About 1910 grams or the non OEM version
    Thanks. That's good enough width to try out 2.8 plus tires if I am feeling it down the road. Can never have too much grip!
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    Renthal Fatbar with TV 40mm stem
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    I've ordered a new smuggler, and my LBS confirmed that the front would fit a 2.6" and the rear would fit a 2.4". I may go up in width from the stock 2.3". I'm looking forward to the bike.

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