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/ TEMPO 2AM29 - aluminium

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The mountain bike version of the TEMPO 2 are marked out by a complete asymmetric design that toughens the performance. Efficiency and handling are second to none in the category. The rim design is tubeless ready, and the rim shape is offset for stiffness and durability improvements. 

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799,00 € tax incl.



Data sheet

Rim depth : 19mm
External rim width : 29mm
Internal rim width (tubeless/clincher): 25mm
Weight / set - RAR by Acros hubs (g) 1550
Weight / set - RAR FIRST hubs (g) 1680
Weight / set - DT Swiss 240s hubs (g) 1590
Weight / set - DT Swiss 240s hubs (g) 1670
Front wheel hub : RAR
Rear wheel hub : RAR
Spokes : 32 : (16 DT Swiss Aerolite / 16 DT Swiss Aerocomp)
Warranty : 5 years
Weight limit (rider+bike): 95kg Contact us for bespoke ABSOLUTE wheels if you exceed this limit or if you prefer super stiff wheels. We will beef them up with different parts and higher spoke count.

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Made from a 6082 T6 aluminium alloy extrusion, the TEMPO 2XC rim shape is sleeved joint and the TEMPO AM rim is closed through two knurled brass tubes. A chemical weld ensures a strong and safe junction. 

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 2XC and 2AM rims compensate for this weakness with three different asymmetries.
1. the first one concerns the rim offset by 2,5mm 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 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. 

A stainless steel eyelet optimizes the alloy endurance where the nipples pull the rim. About 30% extra wheel life comes from this asset and the spoke - nipple alignement is straighter. 

You can convert TEMPO 2XC and 2AM tubeless very easily, the tubeless kit is pre-installed. The wheels are available in 29er. 


Depth (mm)

Width (mm) Ext-Int


Weight (g)

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31,0 mm / 27,0 mm



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 - titanium RAR quick releases (for 5/100 & 5/135 axles only)
 - Tubeless kit mounted (tape+valve)



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