With fat bikes stepping out of their snowbound transportation niche in a big way over the past few years, expectations for fat bike functionality have expanded to include everything from the traditional snow slog to sprightly trail adventures and national championship racing. No longer the slow turtle of the bike world, fat bikes are here to play in the snow. As such, Stan's NoTubes helps redefine what a fat bike is capable of with the ZTR Hugo 52 29 Plus Wheelset, the first NoTubes wheelset of its kind built to turn your bullish bike into an agile whip that rolls swiftly through all your snowy adventures. This wheelset utilizes Stan's NoTubes tubeless technology with its signature raised center box section and low profile sidewalls that combine to provide a light, fast rolling ride that minimizes pinch flat risk compared to traditional taller walled rims. The raised box sections offer up a widened platform to support the tire and spread out the tire's contact patch, which helps distribute the force of big bumps. The low profile side walls sit nearly even with the raised center to further distribute the force and reduce the chances of a high pressure pinch point. This means less time shivering in the snow wrestling with flats and more time having a blast out in the powder. As you can tell by the company name, Stan's has built its brand on providing riders with an enjoyable tubeless experience. Its Bead Socket Technology leads the industry in reliable tubeless design, and the Hugos take full advantage of this feature for a fat bike wheel that's easy to inflate and boasts what may be the best seal you can get. For riders cemented in old school clincher theory, the Hugos can also be run with tubes and still reap the benefits of their pinch flat reducing technology. Stan's laces the Hugo rims to its 3. 30 Disc hubs with Sapic Custom Force spokes for a super solid and smooth ride through the snow. The Stan's No Tubes ZTR Hugo 52 29 Plus Wheelset is compatible with ...