The Sun Inferno series rims was Sun's first linear, comprehensive foray into the MTB rim market with their own branded product line, at least as far back as we can remember. The Inferno rims are weight competitive, easy to live with in terms of tire installation, perform well, come in varying widths from narrow XC to wide whatever, and are budget friendly; all without skimping on quality. While Sun-Ringle produces rims for other rim/bike brands, Sun Inferno's are represented in their own catalog.
These wheels are built with reliable, quick release, black ano, Shimano Alivio M475 series alloy 6 bolt disc hubs, that will work with Shimano MTB 8/9/10/11 speed cassettes. You can run a 6 or 7 speed cassette on them as well, but you'll need to source a 4.5mm spacer (6 speed), or 4 mm spacer (7 speed) that is compatible with your cassette's function.
In "stock" form, these wheels are built with DT Swiss black stainless steel 2.0mm (14g) J-bend spokes in a 32 hole, three cross configuration front and rear. These spokes are an upgrade over most "new bike" spokes. Small details make big differences with regards to spoke wire, and even though there are lighter weight spoke options available, these straight gauge spokes still feature top quality stainless, with a precise finish that allows for precise wheel building.
-Comes with 16mm Velox cloth rim tape.
-The Sun Inferno 25 (sleeved joint) 29er disc rim has an 20.3mm inner width, is 19mm tall, 25mm wide, features single stainless eyelets, presta valve, and weighs about 523g
-Recommended for use with 29er x 1.95 - 2.3" tires
-Wheel set weight with Shimano disc QR hubs and brass nipples is approximately 2226g. That might sound heavy, but keep in mind that the Alivio disc hubs come in around 675g on their own.