Ultimate in durability and reliability in the field is why the Flow EX is Stan's go-to All-Mountain trail wheelset. It is wider with a lower profile than its predecessor, with only a small amount of added weight. More improvements from the Flow to the Flow EX include a 14% thicker sidewall for maximum dent resistance and a 33% thicker spoke bed for added pull-through strength. By increasing the outside width of the rim to 29.1mm and the interior width to 25.5mm, the bead socket can now be reshaped for a tighter seal and allows the internal rim arch to add far more stiffness to the rim structure. In short the Flow Ex is the ultimate trail wheel, but light enough to be used on small travel frames and even XC hardtails.
The Flow EX rim features Stan's wheels core rim design, Bead Socket Technology (BST). It allows you to run most standard beads, tubeless ready and UST tires in a reliable tubeless environment. BST has allowed the masses to run tubeless without the mega-weight of a UST style set-up. The spokes are DT Swiss 2.0/1.7mm in black anodized with silver alloy nipples. The hubs are the becoming-legendary Stan's 3.30 HD variety, which comes stock with a 9mm quick release, but can be easily converted to a 12x142mm thru-axle in a matter of minutes. With purchase of the wheels, we will swap them out to the thru-axle for you at no extra charge. Just let us know. Wheels come pre-taped and have a 35mm Universal valve installed.