Formula has launched a new line of mountain bike wheels dubbed Linea. The range features aluminum rims for 29-inch, 27.5-inch and 27.5+ tire options with both Boost or standard hub spacing and SRAM XD or Shimano driver availability.
Formula Linea 2 Wheelset
The Linea 2 wheelset is an XC/all-mountain wheelset that comes in 29- or 27.5-inch diameter. The hookless rimmed set weighs 1356g (27.5) with a 27mm width. The hubs use Formula's Wide Position Design (WPD) which increases the distance between the bearings for a more stable layout, minimizing the impact of flex and stress on the axle and bearings. The Full Contact Technology (FCT) protects the bearings from water and dirt and Formula's Easy Maintenance System (EMS) makes cleaning the hubs hassle-free.
Formula Linea 3 Wheelset
The Formula Linea 3 wheelset will meet the needs of enduro riders looking for a wider rim profile. The 30mm-wide rims are ready for modern, high-volume tires. The hubs feature WPD, FCT and EMS technologies, available in both Boost or standard hub spacing.
Formula Linea 4 Wheelset
Finally the Linea 4 wheelset is made specifically for 27.5+ tires. The wide hookless 40mm rim will fill out high-volume plus tires for maximum traction and performance. The Linea 4 wheels feature the same hubs as the Linea 2 and 3 sets, so they are stable, roll fast and provide easy maintenance.
Formula Linea Hubs
- WPD - Wide Position Design - bearings are spread out to the outside of the axle which helps minimize the impact of axle flex, prolonging bearing life.
- FCT - Full Contact Technology - All internal hub parts are in contact with the bearing creating a shield preventing dirt and water infiltration and reducing lateral bearing movement.
- EMS - Easy Maintenance System - This system means hub mainetance hassle-free.
- Available in Boost or standard hub widths with SRAM XD or Shimano drivers.
Pricing and Availability
The Formula Linea Wheels will be available September 2016. Front wheels will cost $550 USD with the rears running $615.
Rideformula.com will have all the info you need to get your hands on these new wheels.