The Bontrager Kovee wheelset weighs in under 1300g and offers more speed and stability to cross country mountain bikers. The Kovee is an all-new wheel set and an upgrade for those who want to go faster with more stability.
Like any gear in the bike business, if you haven’t upgraded in the past 5 years, it’s worth considering. These carbon hoops weigh only 1290g, and they feature a wide, 29mm inner rim width that delivers improved tire support so you can run lower pressure for better traction, cornering, and a smoother, faster ride.
We started with the team in mind, to give them every advantage with a light, fast wheel
said Bontrager’s Wheel Product Director Graham Wilhelm.
Tubeless and crazy light haven’t always gone together, but they do now. On my hardtail, I’m running ENVEs, which are light, but not that light. Trek Factory Racing XC riders Emily Batty and Jolanda Neff are racing the Kovee on the World Cup XC circuit now.
Bontrager Kovee Wheelset Specs
The wheels can be setup tubeless using either rim tape or Bontrager’s proprietary rim strip system, both of which are included. Rim tape saves a little weight, while the Bontrager rim strips provide a solid bead lock with the tire for easy setup and improved performance, especially at lower pressures.
Available in 29 with center lock disc compatibility, DT Swiss 240s hub internals, and Boost 110/148 spacing the Kovee retail for $2399. They deliver the performance of a wider rim without the weight penalty.
- Lightweight and durable OCLV construction
- 29mm inner rim width better supports wider tires
- Ultra-light 1290g / wheelset
- DT Swiss 240s internals, 24 hole front/rear
- Center Lock Disc
- DT Aerolite bladed spokes
- Carbon Care Loyalty Program
- Tubeless Ready for easy TLR setup
- Approved for rim tape or rim strip use