Crankbrothers Synthesis Wheels

Custom tuned front and rear wheels for a truly unmatched ride experience.


Crank Brothers Synthesis wheels offer something extremely unique - a custom tuned front and rear wheel. A common trend with riders is to have a wider front tire and a narrower rear tire. Thus, Crankbrothers has manufactured these wheels with differing internal widths for the front and rear wheel. But Crankbrothers didn't stop there - on top of the internal widths accomadating the tire widths, the spoke counts differ as well. The rear wheel is custom tuned with a 32 hole spoke count, giving the rider a stiffer feel for when the terrain requires the rear end to hold its line and not flex as much. On the front end, you'll receive a 28 hole spoke count, which provides a more compliant and forgiving front end.

Instantly upgrade your new bike purchase with a set of Synthesis wheels at a discount when you let us keep the stock wheels!


  • Lifetime Warranty(rim only)
  • Mountain bike's first tuned carbon wheel system
  • 0.52 degree / 6 pawl hub engangement
  • 27.5", 29”, and MX wheel options
  • Stiffer rear wheel & compliant front wheel
  • Spoke count: 32 rear / 28 front
  • Sapim bladed spokes
  • Tubeless Ready - Hookless tire bead

Wheel Upgrade Special

Golden Bike shop is offering a limited time opportunity to upgrade any bike purchased to Crankbrothers Synthesis Wheels. Buy any bike and upgrade that bike to any in-stock Crankbrothers wheels for a discount at the time of the purchase. We’ll keep the stock wheels and take care of the labor to swap tires, cassette and rotors to make sure everything is dialed before the bike goes out the door. Boom - done.

Differing internal widths on the front & rear rims.
Industry Nine Hydra offers .52 degree of engagement for near insant power transfer.
32 hole spoke count on the rear for stiffer performance.
28 hole spoke count on the front for a more compliant feel.