Brian Lopes could ride any wheel set he wants. In 2012 Lopes rode a NovaTec Diablo wheelset to victory in the UCI XC Eliminator victory along with several other wins. That tells us something about NovaTec's Diablos. This trail pounding wheelset is built to handle world-champion abuse. Spec'd at a comfortable 28.5mm wide, you're going to find plenty of side wall support from these bullet-proof rims that remain light enough to sprint uphill. Tubeless ready, micropeened, and featuring NovaTec's propriety 4-in-1 front hub compatibility you can swap between 20mm, 15mm, 10mm, and QR forks without even touching a tool.
Further, these premium rims employ heat treated graphics that are ultra-light and can withstand serious off-road abuse to keep you're wheels looking great for seasons to come. And last, but certainly not least, NovaTec doesn't pump out sloppy wheels built in mass by some machine. Your Diablo wheelset is hand-built by skilled mechanics with exceptional attention to detail so your wheel will straighter for longer keep you safe and happy on the trail.