Taking our time and diving deep into testing, we came up with the perfect balance of weight, strength and ride feel. Drawing on all of our data from Union 29 and Union 27.5 rims, we built a new test protocol and focused on single-wall impact failures. We introduced a new ZRT material from Boston Materials and placed it in critical areas. We completely redesigned the layup of each rim from the ground up, changing all possible orientations, angles, and processes.
The result is a rim with 32% improved in impact strength over the rims we tested.
Traditionally, the interface of where the nipple sits in the rim has never been ideal. The Convergence's external shape drives the internal profile. With 7.5° alternating faces, when drilled, it gives the nipple the perfect perpendicular angle with no point loading. This feature improves fatigue on the nipples and spokes, providing unrivaled durability and prolonged service intervals.
The Convergence rim is an evolution of shape that radically changes how the spoke and rim interact.
Using the Revolution line of rims as a benchmark, we aimed to improve an already fantastic ride experience. By reducing the depth of the rims to 18.5mm and working on both laminate orientations and materials, we isolated the cause of both the radial and lateral levers of the rim design. The Convergence gives the rider a data-backed increase in lateral stiffness and a wheelset that dampens the rough chatter of the trail. The Convergence line of rims offers the best ride experience to date.
The best of everything, in one rim.
Since every product is hand laid here in Kamloops, BC, we confidently stand behind our products and offer them a lifetime warranty to the original owner, plus a crash replacement policy that ensures all of our supporters are looked after. We love seeing our products in the wild and want to ensure there is no hesitation once you have committed to becoming a part of the family.
The Convergence rim shape places the nipples perfectly perpendicular to the spokes, creating ideal fatigue life and optimal durability.
Convergence front rims are designed with a 28-hole drilling pattern while the rear rim has a 32-hole pattern. This drilling pattern utilizes Convergences rims shape for greater balance and strength.
Rim size: 27.5 & 29er
Ideal tire width: 2.4-2.5"
ERD: 604mm for 29er
ERD: 564mm for 27.5