Stan’s NoTubes Introduces Flow and Baron CB7 Carbon Wheels 5

Collaborating with Ibis Cycles, Stan's NoTubes brings a new asymmetrical design aimed at improving trail performance and durability while providing superior bead lock.

Stan’s NoTubes Introduces Flow and Baron CB7 Carbon Wheels

Stan’s NoTubes is proud to introduce the new Flow CB7 and Baron CB7 carbon rims and wheelsets, featuring an entirely new asymmetric version of Stan’s patented Bead Socket Technology (BST) tubeless rim design developed in partnership with Ibis Cycles. Asymmetric rims with offset drilling allow for more balanced spoke tension and a stronger overall wheel, but until now, no asymmetric rim has been able to match the lightweight, easy tubeless tire installation and inflation as well as reliable airtight seal of a genuine Stan’s BST tubeless rim. The new Flow CB7 and Baron CB7 combine the benefits of an asymmetric rim with the low weight, reliability and ride quality that has made Stan’s the leader in tubeless rim design.

Flow CB7 Rim

The Flow CB7 is a lightweight carbon trail rim featuring a new asymmetric version of Stan’s proven Bead Socket Technology rim shape. Because some trails ask more of wheels than others, and all Flow rims have a reputation to uphold, the new carbon Flow CB7 relies on an added lay-up process to increase strength while keeping weight to just 420g for the 27.5-inch rim and 455g for the 29-inch model. The 29mm inner width of the Flow CB7 is optimized for 2.35-inch to 2.6-inch tires.


Baron CB7 Rim

The Baron CB7 incorporates the same new asymmetric Bead Socket Technology as the Flow CB7 for added strength and lower weight, but its 35mm internal width makes it an ideal choice for even wider tires. Despite being 6mm wider than the Flow CB7, the new Baron CB7 shares the exact same, incredibly low weight (only 420g for the 27.5-inch model and 455g for the 29-inch model). How? Unlike the Flow CB7, which is optimized for tires as narrow as 2.35-inch, the increased air volume of 2.5-inch and similar, larger tires offer more protection for the rim, allowing the weight of the Baron CB7 to be kept as low as possible.



The Flow CB7 and Baron CB7 carbon wheelsets are lighter and stronger than most competitors, but it’s the details that make these wheelsets great. Based on principles of simplicity, durability, and serviceability, the wheels are built in Stan’s New York headquarters with replacement parts readily available directly from Stan's and many local dealers. The Flow CB7 and Baron CB7 wheels include Stan’s newest Neo hub with Durasync 6-pawl freehub for quick 10-degree engagement and triple freehub bearings that better distribute axle load. Neo hubs shells are 100% CNC-machined for precision and roll on low-friction centerless ground axles for long life and reliable performance. Combined with mechanically locking Secure Lock nipples, Sapim spokes allow for a light but strong wheel. Like all Stan’s wheels, the Flow CB7 and Baron CB7 rely on conventional J-bend spokes, which are easy to replace at almost any shop. The wheelsets are available in both 27.5-inch and 29-inch sizes to fit every common axle style and weigh 1,674g and 1,761g, respectively.


Stan’s NoTubes is proud to announce a new seven-year warranty and lifetime crash replacement on all carbon rims registered by the original owner. This new extended seven-year warranty applies to all Stan’s carbon rims, including new rims as well as those previously registered. Owners who register their carbon rims are also eligible for Stan’s lifetime no-fault crash replacement offer. 

Baron CB7 rims and wheelsets are available now. Flow CB7 rims and wheelsets will be available in November. Head to Stan's for more information.

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