[Update 2024] Vista Edition Carbon Rims: Newest, Lightest and Strongest

[Update 2024] Vista Edition Carbon Rims: Newest, Lightest and Strongest

Posted by: Brian Hsia Post: 25/04/2024

What is Vista Edition?

As early as May 2022, we launched the Vista version of mountain carbon fiber bicycle rims for the first time. For innovation and breakthrough on products, we never stop.

We already have two editions of carbon fiber bicycle rims: the Standard Edition for entry-level and the Premium Edition for professional level. With the experience of manufactuing carbon fiber products, we found that the performance of carbon fiber materials and the production technology on carbon fiber rims are still full of deep exploration and breakthrough. Lightness, strength and high efficiency have always been our pursuit, we want to explore the limit. We were considering, trying different model designs, different stacking manufacturing techniques or different materials to build carbon fiber rims, what difference of riding experience will it bring? In the continuous exploration, new horizons were discovered indeed, so we named the new edition: Vista Edition. The Vista Edition was created to explore the performance and weight limits of carbon fiber materials applied to bicycle wheels. You may also consider it as an exploration edition. 

Vista Edition MTB Rims in 2022

In 2022, we had already released the Vista Edition but only provided to our dealers or distributors for local sale and promotion. In the past year, we developed 4 models of Vista Edition MTB carbon rims: NXT29VM33, NXT29VM35, NXT29VM38 and NXT27VM38. These rims are made lighter and stronger than the Premium Edition MTB rims, with very few competitors. The impact test video: TEST VIDEO

The Vista Edition has been completely redesigned with an emphasis on mountain cycling characteristics. In terms of design, on the one hand, we have increased the thickness of the rim lip from 3.0-3.5mm thick in Premium Edition to 4.0mm in Vista Edition, which greatly increases the impact resistance and ensures the required strength for mountain cycling. 

On the other hand, the depth of the Vista Edition rims is adjusted to only 20mm, which can increase the toughness of the mountain wheels, thereby improving the comfort of mountain riding. The feature of asymmetric model has become the mainstream of bicycle wheels with its huge advantage of balancing the spoke tension of the wheels. Therefore, we design the Vista Edition rims as asymmetric model. In the Vista Edition update, we have launched a total of three sizes, 29-inch 38mm, 29-inch 35mm and 29-inch 33mm, to adapt to different sizes of tires and different riding forms.

Vista Edition MTB Rims in 2023

In spring of 2023 we released the Alpha NXT29VM30U (TEST VIDEO) and the Omega NXT29VM37U (TEST VIDEO) . Under the premise of ensuring sufficient strength, these two products have once again refreshed the weight limit of mountain bicycle rims, they are only 255g and 285g. Both products can withstand the drop hammer damage test of up to 70J impact without tires mounted, which is extremely outstanding. We do not disclose a detailed introduction to the stacking technology innovation, carbon fiber materials or resin materials of the Vista Edition, the reality performance is the best explanatio.

In autumn of 2023, we release the latest model of Alpha NXT29VM35U (TEST VIDEO). The result of impact test comes out to 80J. It's for Cross Country. The weight comes out only 280g. 

Vista Edition MTB Rims in 2024

In spring of 2024, based on this theoretical premise, we newly designed the Vista Edition Omega 40 NXT29VM40 Super Enduro (TEST VIDEO) mountain rim after the Omega 37 XC mountain rim with a rim lip width of 4.0mm, which is thicker than the other AM and Enduro rims in rim lip thickness of 3.0mm or 3.5mm. The contact area between the rim lip and the tire is wider, and the impact resistance of the rim will increase.Based on the Super Enduro version, we adjusted the new stacking technology and the proportion of materials to develop the Omage 40 NXT29VM40D Down Hill (TEST VIDEO) rim. This Downhill version is heavier but also stronger.

On the premise of ensuring that the impact test reaches 120J (NEXTIE Benchmark for Enduro: 120J), we explore and adjust the stacking manufacturing technology, and finally successfully completed the development of the Omega 40 rim. The impact test reaches 150J for Super Enduro version and 175J for Down Hill version. This is a huge improvement.

In the future, we will continue to explore, innovate and make breakthroughs, and play our respective advantages with other brands to bring better carbon fiber products to more cyclists.

Buy Vista MTB Rims and Wheelsets. PURCHASE LINK


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