The Ally is our latest rim offering and is the workhorse of the fleet. Building off the BA30 and Phase30 design, the Ally offers the same robust beadwall and 30mm bed but in a pinned construction helping to keep the cost down.
The Ally shares the same cavity construction as the Phase30, with offset (not oriented) nipple holes, designed to get you rolling on a budget.
The R4 hub is designed to be a solid, reliable hub with a durable axle assembly and robust set of bearings. We’re using a tried and tested 4-pawl arrangement with 36 points of simultaneous engagement. What sets it apart is the large radius that the pawls are positioned on, reducing leverage at the point of engagement.
We opted for a Chromoly steel axle for stiffness and longevity. Using steel allows a smaller diameter axle which in turn gives us more room to use larger, sealed bearings (we use USA made enduro bearings). The rear axle assembly uses thread-on end caps which are easy to service and resist compression from the frames axle (they don’t fall off during trailside repairs either!). R4 front hubs are available with standard or ‘torque’ end caps.