The design of Stan's high performance Alpine rim is based on their legendary lightweight Olympic rim. The Alpine, however, benefits from design enhancements that actually make it lighter than its predecessor. With careful component selection, the Stan's Alpine allows for stunning sub-1200 gram race wheelsets at an obtainable price.
The Alpine's wide and short BST tire bead profile helps shave weight and improve tire performance by allowing lower pressures to be run. Using their Bead Socket Technology, Stan's ensures secure tubeless tire seating and a decreased chance of pinch flats for tubed setups.
To convert a Stan's Alpine rim to tubeless, a Stan's 35 mm Valve Stem and 21 mm tape are required. Stan's instructions for this conversion are located here.
We recommend that wheels built with Stan's No Tubes rims be assembled by an experienced wheelbuilder. We are happy to provide this service, and can provide helpful suggestions in hub and spoke selections. Please contact us directly or submit a custom wheel build request here.