2 X crossed non-disc side (max. lateral stiffness) - 3 X crossed disc side (max. torque stiffness)
Rear spoke pattern :
2 X crossed drive side (max. lateral stiffness and high torsional stiffness) - 3 X crossed disc side (max. torque stiffness)
RAR EVEN AM is a very tough rim due to its layup design and the hookless shape. The rim is made with intermediate modulus fibers T800 for the best stiffness to resistance ratio.
Since the disc brake was introduced, and due to the increase of cog number on the rear wheel, the wheels weakened due to left/right sides asymmetry. The TEMPO XC and AM rims compensate for this weakness with three different asymmetries. 1. The first one concerns the rim offset by 3mm favoring the weak side of the wheel. This asymmetry increases the spoke tension where it is usually too low, it improves wheel stiffness as well as wheel snappiness. 2. Different spoke stiffness are used on each wheel side to strengthen it while balancing the left/right side stiffness. 3. The spoke cross pattern is different on each side of the wheel to increase stiffness and torque transfer depending on the exact loads the wheel deals with.
Available in 29er size and 650b, for XC and AM use, the EVEN is an extremely fast wheel with 28 spokes.