Stan’s NoTubes has confirmed that its new S1 series wheels are now shipping to dealers through specialist US distributor Quality Bicycle Products (QBP), which has begun building and distributing the wheels. Built for ‘long life, low maintenance and outstanding value’, the S1 series wheels feature 6061 series alloy rims and are available in six different widths suited to many types of riding.
QBP is the sole distributor within the Americas of all models of Stan’s NoTubes S1 series wheelsets, including the Crest, Arch, Flow, Sentry, Baron and Major. QBP’s Wheelhouse will assemble the wheels.
Stan’s wheelsets, including the S1 series, now roll on updated Neo hubs that include Stan’s new Durasync freehubs. The company adds that, with triple freehub bearings and six-pawl simultaneous 10-degree engagement, the Durasync-equipped Neo hubs are built to last.
“Stan’s NoTubes has always enjoyed a great working relationship with Quality Wheels and we are excited to be partnering with them on this project,” said James Malta, Stan’s NoTubes Domestic Accounts Manager. “One of the primary goals of the S1 project was accessibility. Working closely with QBP ensures that that all of our US retailers will be able to get the full range of S1 offerings within two days or less, making them a great option for a replacement wheel as well as a value performance upgrade.”
“The combination of Stan’s NoTubes industry-leading WideRight sizing system and achievable price points creates a bold new entry into the marketplace,” said Chris Negrete, Distribution Sales Manager at QBP. “With Stan’s NoTubes’ and QBP’s commitment to the specialty retailer, we feel that this new product line and deeper partnership is another win for our core customers: specialty bicycle retailers.”
S1 wheel models are available in the following sizes:
- Crest and Baron: 26, 27.5 and 29”
- Arch, Flow and Sentry: 27.5 and 29”
- Major: 27.5”
Stan’s NoTubes, founded and owned by Stan and Cindy Koziatek, forged a path for making mountain bikes tyres tubeless. Stan Koziatek devised the original NoTubes sealing system in 2001, the same system that today has become a preferred tubeless conversion system around the world. Stan’s NoTubes currently designs, produces and sells innovative mountain bike, road and cyclocross wheels, rims and hubs as well as a range of products for tubeless conversion.