Today, Bontrager unveiled all-new versions of its popular Line Pro 30 and Line Elite 30 carbon mountain bike wheels that have nearly twice the impact strength of previous Line models. Like all Bontrager carbon wheels, the new Line models are backed by Carbon Care and warrantied for life.
Both Line Pro 30 and Line Elite 30 are available in 27.5 and 29er options. Each model in the newline-up features a new rim design with a shallower 27 mm wheel depth that increases vertical compliance for a smoother ride and a planted, confident feel that isn't overly harsh on the trail.
The new shape also helps the wheel absorb and transfer impact energy to help prevent failure.
Additionally, Bontrager more than doubled the hook wall thickness, increasing it to 4.6 mm for even more strength and durability.
'These wheels set all-time records in our impact test, but we wanted to go even further to ensure every rider could buy and ride with confidence,' said Graham Wilhelm, Bontrager's Director of Product for Wheels & Tyres. 'So we created an all-new impact anvil that deliver seven stronger, more menacing blows that mimic real-world forces of rock strikes. These wheels performed incredibly well.
'The all-new Line Pro 30 and Line Elite 30 are the strongest carbon MTB wheels Bontrager has ever tested–not just from Bontrager, but from any manufacturer.
Line Pro 30 is the ultimate carbon mountain trail and enduro wheel. It’s built with the lightest rims in the Line family, a more refined hub and more compliant, lighter-gauge straight-pull spokes.
Line Elite 30 is the ultimate carbon trail wheel for value and performance. Elite delivers the same strength and durability as the Pro, with just a few more grams in the rim and a J-Bend hub.
All-new rim Design
The 4.6mm hook wall thickness increases strength and durability, while the shallower 27mm depth increases vertical compliance and helps to absorb impacts better.
The wider hook bead offers a 300% larger outside hook radius, which means more surface area in contact on a sharp impact to help prevent pinch flats.
OCLV Carbon Line rims are built from proven OCLV Pro Carbon for an optimised blend of weight, strength and durability.
Rapid Drive 108
Each model features Rapid Drive 108 hubs, which have 108 points of engagement for quick accelerations and confident pedaling through even the most demanding terrain.
Carbon Care and Lifetime Warranty
All Bontrager Carbon Wheels are warrantied for life and come with Carbon Care, which offers free repair or replacement to the original owner within the first two years of ownership in the unlikely event of damage from riding.
Bontrager's all-new Line Pro 30 and Line Elite 30 wheels are available immediately online in select markets and through Trek's worldwide network of retail partners.