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 budget friendly, 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 Shimano M475 series 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 23 (sleeved joint) 29er disc rim has an 18.2mm inner width, is 18mm tall, 23mm wide, features single stainless eyelets, and weighs about 480g
-Recommended for use with 29er x 1.75 - 2.2" tires
-Wheel set weight with Shimano disc QR hubs and brass nipples is approximately 2140g