The 1425 gram Stan's NoTubes Alpha 340 Team wheelset represents a great value with a variety of possible uses. It can be used for road or cyclocross and run tubeless or with a regular tire and inner tube. It comes pre-taped with 2 layers of 21mm tape and 44mm valve stems installed so it is virtually ready to go.
The Alpha 340 rim is the first application of Stan's Bead Socket Technology (BST) for the road and cyclocross market. This rim features short sidewalls and a wide inside rim cavity for lower tire pressure creating a firm tire feel with decreased rolling resistance. So in addition to virtually eliminating the possibility of flats, you get a leak-free seal with tubeless and better tire performance with either tubeless or with a regular tire and tube setup. The low 340-gram rim weight provides lightning quick acceleration.
A 625 gram, 24 hole front wheel is radially laced with DT Supercomp spokes to Stans new 3.30 hub with cartridge bearing while the 800 gram, 28 hole rear wheel is laced radial, 2x with DT Supercomp spokes to a 3.30 rear hub which has recently been re-designed for increased lateral stiffness. All in all a best in class tubeless ready wheelset for road or cyclocross. All this while still providing the one of a kind ride quality of the Alpha 340 rim at an affordable price.