While their origins can be found in bikes built to tackle such legendary events as the Iditarod Trail Invitational and the Arrowhead 135, today's fat bikes have evolved into much more than sluggish snow crawlers. With the release of the first NoTubes rims designed specifically for this emerging category, there are now rims designed to push the boundaries of what a fat bike can do.
While Stan's Hugo 52 for Plus Bikes are the first fat rims to feature Stan's Bead Socket Technology, the innovations don't stop there. Hugo's ultra-low profile sidewalls combine with Stan's special central raised box section to create a structurally superior fat rim that's exceptionally light, fast-rolling, and nearly impervious to flats even when using tubes. Of course, BST means the best tubeless technology available, and the special shape of the Hugo series rims creates a superior seal, inflating easily without a tube.
Stan's interior rim shape also spreads out the overall contact area for better strength and support and excellent pinch flat protection. Fat bike rims with taller sidewalls and recessed center cavities can't touch Hugo's added stability and tubeless performance, and those who choose to use a tube will find Stan's profile makes pinch flats virtually impossible. The next generation of fat bike rims has finally arrived.
Hugo wheels include pre-installed tape for tubeless use and Schrader valve system; 12x142mm rear wheels also include quick-release end caps and quick release.
- For fat bike riding, racing, and adventuring
- First fat bike rim to feature genuine NoTubes' tubeless technology with innovative raised center rim profile for tubeless use
- Rim width: 53.1mm external and 49.9mm internal for maximum tire volume and flotation
- Compatible with plus+ and fat clincher tires when used with 27mm Yellow Tape, 35mm Valve Stem, and NoTubes Sealant
Going tubeless allows you to run lower tire pressures without the added weight of a tube. Lower tire pressure has many benefits, including greater traction, lower rolling resistance over rough surfaces, and decreased risk of a puncture-related flat.
Tubeless-ready rims and tires are parts of a complete system that eliminate the need for tubes by creating an airtight chamber between the rim and tire. Liquid sealant is added to the chamber to fill small punctures and maintain air pressure while you ride.
UST (Universal Standard for Tubeless) is a specific type of tubeless system that dictates the shape of the rim and tire bead. UST rims should be paired with UST-specific tires for best results.
|Rim Material||6061 Aluminum Alloy|
|Brake Compatibility||Disc Only|
|Inner Rim Width||49.9mm|
|Outer Rim Width||53.1mm|
|Hub||Neo with Durasync|
|Spokes||Sapim Force Black 2.0/1.7/1.8mm|
|Nipples||Sapim Secure Lock Brass Silver|
|Axle||148 x 12mm|
|Valve Type||32mm Schrader|