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The NCAA has made the decision to cancel March Madness, so we've decided to bring a little bracket excitement to your life. We've put together a pool of 16 classic and current rims and are asking for your help to crown our all-time favorite rim. Between now and the end of the month, we'll be posting one poll each day to decide which rims advance to the next round. For each vote you cast, you'll be entered for a chance to win a current MK3 wheelset of your choice. The opening round will begin on Monday, March 16th! Remember, you can only vote one time per day and this promotion is open to international contestants.

The Flow MK3 has been selected as our all-time favorite rim!

Cross-Country Division

In 2003 the first Stan's NoTubes "ZTR" rims hit the market. The very next year a bronze medal was won at the Athens Olympics. Since our first Cross-County rim was launched nearly 20 years ago, Stan's has continued to push the boundaries and expectations of what is possible for a cross-country wheelset.

Podium SRD

Internal Rim Width: 23.0mm

Rim Weight: 300g (29")

Year Introduced: 2017

Internal Rim Width: 18.0mm

Rim Weight: 385g (26")

Year Introduced: 2004


Internal Rim Width: 21.6mm

Rim Weight: 278g / 301g / 325g

Year Introduced: 2014

Internal Rim Width: 21.0mm

Rim Weight: 340g / 355g / 380g

Year Introduced: 2005


Trail Division

Since 2007, when our first "trail" rim was launched, the Arch family has evolved to remain current with ever-changing bike preferences and riding styles. Now offered at three different price points, there's an Arch option, designed for all-day adventures, for every rider.

Arch CB7

Internal Rim Width: 26.0mm

Rim Weight: NA / 450g / 475g

Year Introduced: 2018

Internal Rim Width: 19.0mm

Rim Weight: 420g / NA / 470g

Year Introduced: 2007

Arch MK3
Arch EX

Internal Rim Width: 26.0mm

Rim Weight: 406g / 425g / 453g

Year Introduced: 2016

Internal Rim Width: 21.0mm

Rim Weight: 400g / 420g / 450g

Year Introduced: 2012


Downhill & Enduro Division

The first edition of the Flow launched in 2007 and quickly found success. Since then, the Flow family has evolved from direct feedback from Enduro World Series and Downhill Word Cup-winning athletes to remain one of the best enduro and downhill rim options available.

Flow EX3
Flow EX

Internal Rim Width: 29.0mm

Rim Weight: NA / 580g / 618g

Year Introduced: 2019

Internal Rim Width: 25.5mm

Rim Weight: 490g / 510g / 545g

Year Introduced: 2014

Flow MK3

Internal Rim Width: 29.0mm

Rim Weight: 459g / 480g / 527g

Year Introduced: 2016

Internal Rim Width: 22.6mm

Rim Weight: 470g / NA / 545g

Year Introduced: 2007


Road & Gravel Division

Stan's has been a leader in the tubeless road and gravel movement since the very beginning. Introducing our first tubeless ready road rim in 2010, we've been working hard to bring the advantages of tubeless setups to your road and gravel bikes since before most tire companies were offering tubeless ready options.

Alpha 340

Internal Rim Width: 21.6mm

Rim Weight: 415g

Year Introduced: 2015

Internal Rim Width: 17.0mm

Rim Weight: 385g

Year Introduced: 2010

Grail MK3
Iron Cross

Internal Rim Width: 20.3mm

Rim Weight: 440g

Year Introduced: 2018

Internal Rim Width: 20.0mm

Rim Weight: 385g

Year Introduced: 2010

Eligibility: Anyone over the age of 18 can participate. The period for the promotion is from Monday, March 16th through Wednesday, April 1st. To be eligible, you must have submitted at least one vote by April 1st, 2020. The winner will be determined by lottery among the senders and will be notified within 30 days after the end of the promotion. The winner will also be announced via the relevant social media. If the determined winner does not report within 5 days of notification, a new winner will be determined by lottery. The determination of the winner is to be regarded as final and the organizer reserves the right not to give information on the result and the determination of the profit. The promotion will be presented by Stan's NoTubes, Big Flats NY, USA. Employees and relatives, as well as persons associated with the companies are excluded from participation. The main prize for this competition is a Stan's No Tubes MK3 wheelset. The winner can choose the wheelset of his choice. Model options include: Crest MK3, Arch MK3 and Flow MK3 wheelsets in 26 ", 27.5" or 29 "size, as well as the selection of available axle configurations and cassettes type. The selection depends on the availability. In case of force majeure or actual or suspected illegalities, the host of the competition reserves the right to suspend the promotion without prior notice. A cash payment of the prize is not possible. Prizes are subject to availability. In the event that a selected prize is not available, the host of the competition reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. The participant declares his / her consent to the conditions of the competition by participating in the promotion. All personal data of the participants and the winner will be treated in accordance with the legal requirements for data protection. No data will be disclosed to third parties without the prior consent of the participant (s).

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