While Sram and Shimano pretty much own the cycling components industry, E*Thirteen has continued to step up their game over the last couple of years bringing new innovative products with race proven performance. E*Thirteen is a small, rider-owned company with a a focus on improving rider experience through thoughtfully engineered components. E*Thirteen is most known for their chainguides and chain retention systems however while remaining an industry leader in chainguides, E*Thirteen now offers a full lineup of wheels, tires, cranksets, bottom brackets, chainrings, cassettes, and dropper posts. Be sure to check out our full E*Thirteen collection. Here we are going to review the E*Thirteen LG1 Race Carbon wheelset, the same wheels raced on by Neko Mulally, Aaron Gwin, and the YT Mob!
The E*Thirteen LG1r Carbon wheels are race proven by both the YT Mob and United Ride Polygon world cup downhill teams. So now it's time for us to give them a try and see what all the hype is about.
The E*Thirteen LG1r carbon wheels are the real deal. You can see the level of dedication towards perfection in the product and is something here at the shop we associate with E*Thirteen. The shape, design, and construction make these wheels very durable without sacrificing compliancy on the trail. The true 7 speed hub design creates more lateral stiffness built in to the lacing of the wheel. On the flip side, carbon wheels are expensive even though there are certainly more expensive offerings on the market.
When you purchase your own E*Thirteen wheels, this is what you will get!
LG1r rear/front wheel, tubeless tape, tubeless valve, spoke x3, nipple x3, nipple washer x3, 150mm and 157mm endcaps, 7sp version includes integrated 9-21 cassette.
Neko Mulally's race mechanic, Ben Arnot, getting his E*Thirteen LG1r wheels ready for practice