Transcend 29i - Rim Only

Transcend 29i - Rim Only

This product is available.
Total:
$480.00

We built the Transcend series of rims to hold up to the rigors of enduro and downhill racing. Going fast on bikes is our passion, and we believe that everything has to come together in just the right way to make that happen...  

A bike that is tailored to it's rider can unlock so much potential, and a well built wheel is the cornerstone of a fast bicycle.  Read on to see 
why we built the Transcend series, and what it can do for you. 

Includes -

  • 2 year transferable warranty
  • Tubeless tape and valves
  • Spare valve cores (2)
  • Valve core removal tool
  • Replacement rack strap decal

Transcend was our first project when we started Seek in 2016.  Our goal was to create a strong and light rim, that you didn't have to think about while riding. Transcend needed to be strong, serviceable, and able to hold a bead as if the tire were screwed in place, it needed to be trueable without removing the tire and tubeless tape, additionally we wanted to make sure riders could actually get the tire off the rim in the event of a flat (our deep center channel helps with that).

Transcend comes in two different widths, 29mm and 33mm (internal measurement).  We find that this is the best width for aggressive mountain biking, we are able to:

  • Make use of full tire volume, preserving shape and riding characteristics intended by the manufacturer.
  • Build a strong, light rim that gives the rider confidence on the trail.
  • Protect the rim from the ground...  A rim doesn't provide any traction, also a rim that is too wide has a higher chance of impact and failure.  And nobody wants that.

Transcend wheels come in 27.5" and 29" options, with axle/brake/freehub combinations that will fit any bike on the market.  We also give you the option to purchase the Transcend in 28h or 32h...  Which is best for you?

  • 28 hole - strong enough for most every rider, it will also save you 40g per wheelset!
  • 32 hole - many riders love to stick with the 32 spoke standard, the weight penalty is minimal and it offers great durability advantages.  More spokes to hold tension and keep the wheel strong.  

The Transcend is our answer to many problems we see with current wheel market, we hope it is the answer to your problems as well!


Transcend rims are built with the highest quality materials, to the highest standards. 

Featuring -

  • Hookless beads
  • 3mm rim lip thickness for impact resistance
  • Deep center channel for easy tire mounting and removal
  • Deep bead seat, drastically reducing and virtually eliminating tire burping
  • External nipples for easy truing
  • A strong, gloss finish.  Easy to clean, holds up to wear better than matte.
  • 2 year, transferrable warranty

All of these features were on our list of demands when Seek was first conceptualized, these were problems we saw with other rims we had used, so they were our first problems to address.

Hookless beads - This is an industry standard among higher end carbon wheels, it allows use to provide a stronger sidewall, it also improves the shape of the tire.  

3mm Rim Lip - Strong, but not overkill.  3mm provides good impact resistance, without being so wide that it attracts more impacts.

Deep Center Channel/Bead Seat - Ever had a hard time installing a tire on your rim?  Yeah, us too...  It's super frustrating, that was one of our first concerns when developing the Transcend series, and we think we nailed it!  The deep center channel lets you easily install and remove the tire, both in the shop and on the trail...  Additionally, our bead seat is deep enough to really lock your tire in place, so you don't burp it when shredding those corners.

Finish - We played with matte, satin, and glossy finishes.  We settled a little more on the satin/gloss side of things.  It is easier to clean, and in our experience it holds up longer as well!

Warranty - 2 years!  Transferrable!  Yes!  A high end wheelset is a huge investment, we see many of our competitors wheels go for 1/3 of their retail price after just one season.  This is our attempt to solve that problem, if you sell your bike, or sell your wheels we will stand behind our product and honor the warranty for the second owner!  Just pass along your receipt and make sure they register the wheels.

Transcend 29i - 27.5" Trascend 29i - 29"
ERD 537mm 574mm
Weight 440g 470g
Internal/External Width 29/35mm 29/35mm
Min Tire Width 2.3" 2.3"
Max Pressure 45 psi 45 psi
BSD 574mm 622mm
Max Spoke Tension 130kgf 130kgf
Transcend 33i - 27.5" Trascend 33i - 29"
ERD 537mm 574mm
Weight 443g 473g
Internal/External Width 33/40mm 33/40mm
Min Tire Width 2.5" 2.5"
Max Pressure 55 psi 55 psi
BSD 574mm 622mm
Max Spoke Tension 130kgf 130kgf

 

TWO YEARS - FULLY TRANSFERABLE WARRANTY // We work hard on our wheelsets, and you work hard for your money.  One of the biggest problems we have seen with high end wheels is that they become virtually worthless after the first owner.  We stand by our product, and we are happy to honor the warranty for the second owner (there is a small fee, but worth it)!  Simply pass along your receipt, have the new owner register the wheelset in our "Transfer Warranty" section and we will handle the rest.

This warranty covers our rims against defects in manufacturing as well as materials.  This warranty does not cover abuse, neglect, or normal wear and tear.  Products must be used in compliance with the specifications listed under each specific product and also in the "TECH" section of this website.  Including but not limited to - min/max tire size, min/max air pressure, proper spoke nipple, proper spoke, build procedures (if not assembed by Seek MTB).  

When submitting a warranty please provide detailed photos of defect, photo of serial number, and copy of receipt.  We will try to provide a warranty decision without physically seeing the product, but there may be times that we need to bring the wheel in for inspection.  Shipping to Seek MTB will be the responsibility of the buy, but return shipping will be on us.

ROCK STRIKES //  Seek MTB will cover rock strikes at our discretion after thorough inspection of the damaged product.  Each rim does have a specified minimum tire size, as well as minimum (and maximum) air pressure, please follow these instructions and chances of failure from an impact are drastically minimized.  Wheel build labor and shipping is the responsibility of the rider.

CRASH REPLACEMENT //  Accidents happen, people crash, cars crash into carports and bike parts break.  While we can't cover the entire cost of an accident, our goal is to keep your bike going.  In the event of a JRA we offer a 35% discount on a replacement rim.  Additionally, we will cover the cost and burden of the new wheel build.  Simply contact us with the issue, we will setup an RMA and wait for your wheel to arrive.  When it gets here, we will get to work on your new rim install.  


We try to stock all rim options at all times, but demand does outweigh supply from time to time.  Our stock is on a constant 3 week rotation, so we are never out for long.  We will notify you of any possible delay at the time we setup your RMA.

 

RETURNS //  Happiness is important.  If there is any problem with your wheelset when it arrives, we will take care of you.  We appreciate the opportunity to solve any issues you may have before providing a return/refund.  In the event that you just don't want your wheels, we do offer refunds.  

However:
 - There is a 5% restocking fee for all returned items
 - We will not take back product that has been installed
 - Shipping for returns is on you
 - If something is wrong with the order or we messed up, there will be no restocking fee and no shipping charge
 
- All returns/exchanges MUST BE requested within 20 days.  No exceptions.

 

Have an issue?  Submit a warranty claim here. 

PURPOSE

We built the Transcend series of rims to hold up to the rigors of enduro and downhill racing. Going fast on bikes is our passion, and we believe that everything has to come together in just the right way to make that happen...  

A bike that is tailored to it's rider can unlock so much potential, and a well built wheel is the cornerstone of a fast bicycle.  Read on to see 
why we built the Transcend series, and what it can do for you. 

Includes -

  • 2 year transferable warranty
  • Tubeless tape and valves
  • Spare valve cores (2)
  • Valve core removal tool
  • Replacement rack strap decal

Transcend was our first project when we started Seek in 2016.  Our goal was to create a strong and light rim, that you didn't have to think about while riding. Transcend needed to be strong, serviceable, and able to hold a bead as if the tire were screwed in place, it needed to be trueable without removing the tire and tubeless tape, additionally we wanted to make sure riders could actually get the tire off the rim in the event of a flat (our deep center channel helps with that).

Transcend comes in two different widths, 29mm and 33mm (internal measurement).  We find that this is the best width for aggressive mountain biking, we are able to:

  • Make use of full tire volume, preserving shape and riding characteristics intended by the manufacturer.
  • Build a strong, light rim that gives the rider confidence on the trail.
  • Protect the rim from the ground...  A rim doesn't provide any traction, also a rim that is too wide has a higher chance of impact and failure.  And nobody wants that.

Transcend wheels come in 27.5" and 29" options, with axle/brake/freehub combinations that will fit any bike on the market.  We also give you the option to purchase the Transcend in 28h or 32h...  Which is best for you?

  • 28 hole - strong enough for most every rider, it will also save you 40g per wheelset!
  • 32 hole - many riders love to stick with the 32 spoke standard, the weight penalty is minimal and it offers great durability advantages.  More spokes to hold tension and keep the wheel strong.  

The Transcend is our answer to many problems we see with current wheel market, we hope it is the answer to your problems as well!



FEATURES

Transcend rims are built with the highest quality materials, to the highest standards. 

Featuring -

  • Hookless beads
  • 3mm rim lip thickness for impact resistance
  • Deep center channel for easy tire mounting and removal
  • Deep bead seat, drastically reducing and virtually eliminating tire burping
  • External nipples for easy truing
  • A strong, gloss finish.  Easy to clean, holds up to wear better than matte.
  • 2 year, transferrable warranty

All of these features were on our list of demands when Seek was first conceptualized, these were problems we saw with other rims we had used, so they were our first problems to address.

Hookless beads - This is an industry standard among higher end carbon wheels, it allows use to provide a stronger sidewall, it also improves the shape of the tire.  

3mm Rim Lip - Strong, but not overkill.  3mm provides good impact resistance, without being so wide that it attracts more impacts.

Deep Center Channel/Bead Seat - Ever had a hard time installing a tire on your rim?  Yeah, us too...  It's super frustrating, that was one of our first concerns when developing the Transcend series, and we think we nailed it!  The deep center channel lets you easily install and remove the tire, both in the shop and on the trail...  Additionally, our bead seat is deep enough to really lock your tire in place, so you don't burp it when shredding those corners.

Finish - We played with matte, satin, and glossy finishes.  We settled a little more on the satin/gloss side of things.  It is easier to clean, and in our experience it holds up longer as well!

Warranty - 2 years!  Transferrable!  Yes!  A high end wheelset is a huge investment, we see many of our competitors wheels go for 1/3 of their retail price after just one season.  This is our attempt to solve that problem, if you sell your bike, or sell your wheels we will stand behind our product and honor the warranty for the second owner!  Just pass along your receipt and make sure they register the wheels.


SPECS

Transcend 29i - 27.5" Trascend 29i - 29"
ERD 537mm 574mm
Weight 440g 470g
Internal/External Width 29/35mm 29/35mm
Min Tire Width 2.3" 2.3"
Max Pressure 45 psi 45 psi
BSD 574mm 622mm
Max Spoke Tension 130kgf 130kgf


SPECS

Transcend 33i - 27.5" Trascend 33i - 29"
ERD 537mm 574mm
Weight 443g 473g
Internal/External Width 33/40mm 33/40mm
Min Tire Width 2.5" 2.5"
Max Pressure 55 psi 55 psi
BSD 574mm 622mm
Max Spoke Tension 130kgf 130kgf

 

WARRANTY

TWO YEARS - FULLY TRANSFERABLE WARRANTY // We work hard on our wheelsets, and you work hard for your money.  One of the biggest problems we have seen with high end wheels is that they become virtually worthless after the first owner.  We stand by our product, and we are happy to honor the warranty for the second owner (there is a small fee, but worth it)!  Simply pass along your receipt, have the new owner register the wheelset in our "Transfer Warranty" section and we will handle the rest.

This warranty covers our rims against defects in manufacturing as well as materials.  This warranty does not cover abuse, neglect, or normal wear and tear.  Products must be used in compliance with the specifications listed under each specific product and also in the "TECH" section of this website.  Including but not limited to - min/max tire size, min/max air pressure, proper spoke nipple, proper spoke, build procedures (if not assembed by Seek MTB).  

When submitting a warranty please provide detailed photos of defect, photo of serial number, and copy of receipt.  We will try to provide a warranty decision without physically seeing the product, but there may be times that we need to bring the wheel in for inspection.  Shipping to Seek MTB will be the responsibility of the buy, but return shipping will be on us.

ROCK STRIKES //  Seek MTB will cover rock strikes at our discretion after thorough inspection of the damaged product.  Each rim does have a specified minimum tire size, as well as minimum (and maximum) air pressure, please follow these instructions and chances of failure from an impact are drastically minimized.  Wheel build labor and shipping is the responsibility of the rider.

CRASH REPLACEMENT //  Accidents happen, people crash, cars crash into carports and bike parts break.  While we can't cover the entire cost of an accident, our goal is to keep your bike going.  In the event of a JRA we offer a 35% discount on a replacement rim.  Additionally, we will cover the cost and burden of the new wheel build.  Simply contact us with the issue, we will setup an RMA and wait for your wheel to arrive.  When it gets here, we will get to work on your new rim install.  


We try to stock all rim options at all times, but demand does outweigh supply from time to time.  Our stock is on a constant 3 week rotation, so we are never out for long.  We will notify you of any possible delay at the time we setup your RMA.

 

RETURNS //  Happiness is important.  If there is any problem with your wheelset when it arrives, we will take care of you.  We appreciate the opportunity to solve any issues you may have before providing a return/refund.  In the event that you just don't want your wheels, we do offer refunds.  

However:
 - There is a 5% restocking fee for all returned items
 - We will not take back product that has been installed
 - Shipping for returns is on you
 - If something is wrong with the order or we messed up, there will be no restocking fee and no shipping charge
 
- All returns/exchanges MUST BE requested within 20 days.  No exceptions.

 

Have an issue?  Submit a warranty claim here.