Despite having 40 years of history, Kinlin mostly OEM for other wheel brands, and itself is less well known to consumers. However, if you look hard, you will find Kinlin rims are quite popular amongst the wheelbuilders. The reason is their excellent quality and price point. Following the current trend of wider rims, Kinlin has just released its tubless ready XR-22T rims in Brompton size in November 2018.
The new rim is wider and taller, comparing to the company's NBR lineup. Weight increased slightly to 250g, but is still very respectable, considering OE counterpart weighs in at 320~330g.
This is a mid-range product that offers excellent quality, performance, and value. It would be a great choice for low budget upgrade or replacement for worn out factory rims.
Two finishes will be available initially, Polished Silver, and Black, both with machined braking surface, 28H, and Schrader valve drilling.
The rim will come with high quality complementary rim tape.
Key features: - 16"x1-3/8" , ETRTO 349x19
- Proprietary alloy, making it super stiff for its weight
- Double wall construction
- CNC braking surface
- Schrader valve
- 28H drilling
- Including matching rim tape
External width: 24mm
Internal width: 19mm
Depth: 22 mm
ERD: 324, including wall thickness
Double wall construction