Our first project with the Palindrom brand is a lightweight high performance wheelset for cross-country racing, but suitable for everyday use thanks to their strength and durability. These wheels are very precise and predictable yet pleasant to ride, even on the longest rides, both at high speed or on trails with endless quick direction changes. The controlled microflex of the rim reduces arm strain. The reduced rotating mass makes them very reactive, while the rim width (i27, 33mm external) minimizes tire rollover and increases precision even at very low pressures, where the 6mm wide counter-slanted bead shelf reduces the possibility of tire burping.
The drilling plane has an offset of 6mm (drawing A), to balance angles and tensions, making the wheels symmetric in their behaviour and strength.
Just one spoke length front/rear, left/right. Being able to choose hubs and spokes (type and number) increases the customizing options.
Upon request the wheels can be supplied in a nice wheelbag made for us by Scicon in Italy, with side protection cups, that are big enough to fit the wheel with 2.4” tires (but can also hold a 27.5” wheel with 3” tires).
The Palindrom logo on the rim is a bas-relief, but we provide stickers in different colors that can be applied on the rim to better complement the colors of the bike.
Our MP1 is not offered in a standard configuration, we prefer to custom spec the wheels based on the customer and his/her needs. Besides different hubs and spokes, we can offer different drilling options (24, 28, 32h) or just the rim. We can also offer the upgrade of the customer’s wheels with our rim, in cooperation with Pippowheels. If this is the case, the customer sends over his wheels or hubs, and we rebuild them with the MP1 rims and the choosen spokes.
Rims: 24-28-32h, standard or HD lamination, paint/no paint
Hubs: 24-28-32h, HG or XD, 100/142, Boost 110/148
Spokes: CX-Ray, CX-Sprint, D-Light
Nipples: light alloy (black or red), brass, HM washer
Kit tubeless Pur-Pop Palindrom MP1 with brass valve: assembled
Wheel bag by Scicon: optional.