XD R stands for XD Road, and it is based off SRAM’S highly successful XD driver for mountain bikes. The simple idea behind XD and XDR drivers was to allow SRAM to bring you a wider gear range by allowing you to run a smaller cog than can currently be fitted on standard freehub bodies.
When working on your own bike, it is easy to get caught up and make mistakes. It is always best to give yourself enough time to make sure that you aren’t going to make a mistake or develop bad habits. Taking your time is the best way to treat every job; don’t leave workshop time until the very last minute.
One of the things people always mention about fat bikes is how heavy their wheels are. That doesn’t need to be true, sure some companies love to make heavy wheels and tell you that is what you need, but we want you to enjoy riding, so we created some lightweight fat bike wheels.
Everyone by now will have heard about or seen a fat bike. Some people believe that their time in the sun is now at an end. We though don’t believe that and feel that everyone needs a fat bike in their quiver. In fact, a fat bike might make the perfect quiver killer. With a fat bike, you can get multiple bikes in one, which is a great way to justify the cost of buying a new one, especially a well thought out one like our ICAN models.
SRAM created the XDR and XD drivers to allow us to run cassettes that had cogs with less than 11 teeth, which is great if you want to go and run a 1x drive train and still have a big top gear. It will help to eliminate the topping out that some of us were getting on the flat and the much more likely topping out when we were descending.
Will we abandon the FL series wheelset or just let them remain like before? The answer is no. Although our customers are almost satisfied with the FL series, we still want to make some improvement of these wheels. We always commit ourselves to provide customers with a wonderful shopping experience and products of high quality. In addition to the new AERO series, ICAN would still upgrade the FL series this year. FL series and AERO series would both be our mainstay products in 2019！