Syntace W-Series field tested: 23 test bikes, 8500 km und 270 thrilled riders

Like all Liteville and Syntace components, our wheelsets are not only tested on specifically herefor designed testing rigs in our lab, but are also vigorously on-trail tested.



Like all Liteville and Syntace components, our wheelsets are not only tested on specifically herefor designed testing rigs in our lab, but are also vigorously on-trail tested. Our test bike fleet - such as we had at the Gardasee Bike Festival - an ideal opportunity for a wide range of users to experience the qualities of the Syntace W-Series wheels. Over 300 rented out Liteville test bikes and test riders returning with big grins on their faces was the resul6t. 9 out of 10 of the test riders were able to notice a clear improvement of the handling capabilities thanks to the wide and strong wheels and the Scaled Sizing (SSi) principle.

The latest test wins and top scores received in the BIKE (05/13), for the improved wide format ride characteristics - even after overload testing - and the very low weight, as well as the double test win in the WOMB wheels comparison test (06/13 and 07/13) and PinkbikeUSA all once again confirm: the enthusiasm of the test riders at the Gardasee Bike Festival is not subjective. Shortly after, Christian Schlecker, bike test rider from BIKE’s sister publication “Freeride” also experienced the phenomenal characteristics of the wheels when he won round #4 of the Enduro series in his first ever race on the new wheels in the master’s class .


Make your own impression of the robustness of our wheesets. To help visualise, we have taken fotos of the Liteville test bike’s rear wheels. (PDF, 3 MB)

For everything but downhill

Meanwhile we are able to confirm from several years of experience: Syntace W-Series wheels can do everything. Apart from deliberately caused pinch flats with a Maxxis Minion or Specialized Butcher (or similar). What we mean, is causing harsh pinch flats using a tyre with knob profile which is unfavourable towards wide rims. This will simply dang up the rim hook. And we will have to help out with a crash replacement ;-).


              Fig.: Tyre with round profil-less “slick-like section”
             positioned exactly above the rim hook: please just don’t.

Top riders are enthused about the Syntace-advantage

Downhill pro Jasper Jauch, Trials Would Champ Tom Öhler and further bike athletes are faster than ever before since the birth of the W-Series wheels and riding no other wheels since.
By the way: The wider Syntace wheels don’t only have more damping and grip characteristics, but also roll faster on rough terrain than high end MTB wheels have ever done Link
Conclusion (comment) on page 10 of the research says it all and explains further characteristics of the Syntace W-Series principles.

    Jasper Jauch: “I have been riding Syntace W-Series wheels for two years now both in training and in races. So fast, so much grip, and so stable and light weight. Just fantastic.”
     
  Tom Öhler: “Now my MTB nearly rides as easily as my trails bike when it comes to tricky trail sections. The wide rims give the tyre the necessary stability! Just that the MTB is clearly quicker!”
     
  Nathaniel Goiny: “This is one of our real world tests. With over 25Km/Hr. Including slow motion.”
     
  An example of our "alpine cats" in use by one of the Syntace riders (test rider): MTB climbing downwards.
     
  Nathaniel Goiny at the Trailmaster 2011 with the Syntace W35 MX rims. .