KinLin's XC-279 rim is a wider version of their XR-270 with a rounder cross section. The width has been increased 4mm, from 19mm to 23mm at the brake track. The profile is rounded at the nipples making it more comparable in shape to HED's Belgium C2 rim. The profile is 1 mm taller as well. The rim is, like all KinLin rims, extruded from a superlight Niobium-Aluminum alloy and joined with a high quality sleeved joint. Finish work on these rims includes glossy anodization and machined sidewalls.
While we recommend that bicycle wheels be built by an experienced professional, the relative low cost of KinLin rims make them ideal for first time or novice wheel builders. We are happy to provide helpful advice in hub and spoke selections, or complete wheel build service. For inquires, please contact us directly or submit a form for a custom wheelbuild here.