Eurobike 2016: Praxis
Praxis Works, long known for offering a plethora of aftermarket chainrings and other components, is expanding its collection with some cool new items.
The first item that particularly tickles our gritty fancy is the RC21 wheel. These lovely carbon fiber hoops were designed with the cyclocrosser and road racer in mind. As such, they’re well positioned for gravel riding, too.
The 30mm deep rims have a 21.3mm inner width, and they’re tubeless ready. The front and back rims each have drilling for 32 spokes. The Praxis hubs enjoy DT350 internals by DT Swiss, and enjoy a 10 degree freehub engagement.
Availability for the Praxis RD21 wheels should be any day now.
Alba M30 Crankset
Named for Alba Road, a kicking climb in the hills about Santa Cruz, the Alba M30 micro-compact crankset features cold-forged alloy arms and 48/32 chainrings. It’s not here yet, but Praxis brass tells me a direct-mount spider is coming. The Alba M30 crankset is available now.
Cyclcross/Road Chain Guide
Those popular 1X shifting systems are awesome. And they’re even more awesome when used in tandem with a chain guide. Praxis jumps into the mix with this new chain guide, which is braze-on compatible. It’ll be available this Fall.