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We Are One announced the release of the new Convergence mountain bike rim — a leap forward in technology that surpasses their current top-of-the-line rim in three key areas: impact strength, interface, and ride feel.

“With two years of continuous improvement — through testing, making, and perfecting what would make the best carbon fibre rim — we are ready to share Convergence with the world!” said Dustin Adams, Founder and CEO.

The design and production teams at We Are One’s manufacturing facility in Kamloops, BC worked tirelessly to ensure that their new rim would combine the best of everything. For project engineers Adam Marchand and Ben Markwick, We Are One’s iterative approach to manufacturing was time well spent.

“The development of the Convergence rim was a lengthy process and more in-depth than ever before,” said Marchand. “We’re unique in that we can manufacture our concepts in-house and test them the same day.”

“Our data-driven approach gives us 100% confidence in our design and process,” adds Markwick. “The result is a carbon fibre rim that delivers more confidence to ride harder, faster, and push boundaries further.”

Convergence is ready to ship on We Are One’s website.

IMPACT STRENGHT

With more impact strength, it’s possible to ride harder and faster than ever before. Convergence is We Are One’s strongest rim yet — 32% stronger than the Union 29 rim.  The design team innovated from the ground up, focusing on single-wall impact failures and reinforcing critical areas using ZRT composite films from Boston Materials.

INTERFACE

By adapting to the trail, Convergence delivers a quieter ride and more grip on rough terrain. This was achieved by evolving the rim’s shape in a way that radically changes how the spoke nipple and rim interact. The new design features 7.5-degree alternating faces that reduce fatigue on the nipples and spokes and give the rim outstanding durability.

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RIDE FEEL

Convergence’s radial and lateral stiffness have been fine-tuned to reduce vibration and ensure a smoother ride experience. The team followed the data, which showed that they could achieve the ideal stiffness and dampen trail chatter by reducing the rim depth, reworking laminate orientations, and adjusting the materials.

WEIGHT

SECTOR 28 WIDE Rim only 495g in 29 only
TRIAD 30 WIDE – Rim only 505g in 29 and 490g in 27.5
FUSE 33 WIDE – Rim only 523g in 29 only

PRICING

Convergence rim only $605 CAD, $475 USD
Convergence Wheelset with I9 Hydra Hubs $1999 CAD, $1799 USD

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