Trialtech has always had a reputation of creating reliable trials products and has been releasing some really amazing new gems in the last few years. The new Trialtech Sport Lite Splined crankset / freewheel is amazing, and new hydraulic rim brake is a step above the competitors. So when I saw they are releasing a new rim I was beyond pleased to see it is something completely different than what other manufacturers are doing and not just more another catalog part. The new Carthy Signature Rims are double wall, with no drilling / cutouts, but still come in at a really light weight, plus have a reinforced center to allow for high spoke tension.
Perhaps it's time to retire my stockpile of old double wall Echo rims? I'm looking forward to hearing some reviews from a few bigger riders.
From Trialtech's Facebook Page:
We are very pleased to introduce the revolutionary Trialtech Carthy Signature series rims. Designed completely from scratch to provide a new level of performance in trials rims. Tested and developed in competition by World Champion Jack Carthy, chosen by Gilles Coustellier for the 2017 World Cup series and proven on the street by team rider Joe Prattley. The unique un-drilled double wall design gives unrivaled stiffness and strength compared to leading single wall rims on the market with up to 3 times the lateral stiffness!
The custom butted centre section adds material around the high stress spoke holes for improved durability whilst maintaining the super low weight. The high quality material and double wall section produces a wheel build with more even spoke tensions resulting in a stronger finished wheel. Available in 26", 32 hole only with sandblast black anodised finish and stylish Carthy Signature Series laser etched logos.