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Blackbird Send

Intro­duc­ing the Black­bird Send rims and wheels.

IBIS BLKBRD Ripmo AF LM 11558
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IBIS BLKBRD Ripmo AF LM 11353
Wheels made for SENDing.

Intro­duc­ing the Send rims and wheels from Black­bird, a new com­po­nent brand for Ibis Cycles. When we set out to improve our indus­try-lead­ing Ibis alu­minum S35 rims our mis­sion was sim­ple; elim­i­nate pinch flats and keep the tire sealed no mat­ter what you hit.

Pinch flats occur when you hit your wheel hard enough to pinch” the tire between your rim and that rock or root that you didn’t see com­ing. Hit hard enough and the edge of your rim, the bead wall, will slice clean through that brand-new tire you just installed.

To elim­i­nate pinch flats, we designed our bead walls with a hol­low box-sec­tion pro­file to remove the sharp edges and cre­ate a broad con­tact point with the tire. This box-sec­tion results in a stronger bead wall that doesn’t slice tire side­walls and it doesn’t add any addi­tion­al weight. Our unique bead wall is used on both the Send 1 and Send 2 rims, but our Send 2 gets a lit­tle some­thing extra.

"These wheels are made for SENDing."

If you ride hard, you know you’re going to dent your alu­minum rims even­tu­al­ly and it’s your rear wheel that takes the brunt of the dam­age. You can bend back a bead wall but dent your bead seat (where your tire seals) and you’ll be walk­ing back to the trail­head. You can’t bend the bead seat back, which means you can’t run your tires tube­less — at that point they’re worth­less because tubes are dead to us.

To rein­force the bead seat on our Send 2 rims, we added a pair of ribs direct­ly beneath our bead seat. The Send 2 gains 45g per rim because of this rein­force­ment but it is a small penal­ty com­pared to the weight of the insert you need to pro­tect flim­si­er rims.

Are you look­ing for a light­weight alu­minum rim with good strength? You’ll want our Send 1. Need some­thing a bit burli­er? Choose our Send 2. Our Enduro World Series Team has been test­ing the Send 1 on the front and a Send 2 in the rear for the last two years. Four EWS rac­ers, sev­er­al EWS stage wins, three EWS podi­ums, one Swedish Nation­al Enduro Cham­pi­onship, and we’ve only had one flat on race day. Mis­sion accomplished.

Black­bird Send Rim Specs

  • 6061 Alu­minum

  • Intend­ed use: Moun­tain Biking

  • Inter­nal Rim Width: 35mm (both Send 1 and Send 2)

  • 27.5” Rim Weights:
    • Send 1543g

    • Send 2590g

  • 29” Rim weights:
    • Send 1565g

    • Send 2625g

  • 7‑year war­ran­ty

  • Sin­gle Rim MSRP: $99

  • Avail­abil­i­ty: Even­tu­al­ly (because, you know, sup­ply chain)

Black­bird Send Wheelset Specs

  • Front Rim: Send 1

  • Rear Rim: Send 2

  • Intend­ed use: Moun­tain Biking

  • Inter­nal Rim Width: 35mm front and rear

  • 29” and 27.5”, Boost only

  • Wheelset weights (with XD dri­ver & rim tape):
    • 27.5” — 1939g

    • 29” — 2060g

  • Ibis Logo Hubs

  • 32 spoke Sapim D‑Light J‑bend spokes

  • 3‑cross lac­ing front and rear

  • 7‑year war­ran­ty

  • Wheelset MSRP: $529

IBIS BLKBRD Ripmo AF LM 17795

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