Lightweight XC wheelsets – BF30/24

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 9 customer ratings
(9 customer reviews)


Free UK Delivery on all Wheelsets

Lifetime crash replacement and 2 year warranty on material defects

Wheels are supplied in every hub fitting and freehub combination. If Hope make the hubs, we will build the wheels. They are delivered tubeless ready with Stan’s rim tape fitted – all you need are tubeless valves and sealant and the your tyres will pop on and seal with ease.

Choice of 6 colours of Hope Pro 4 hub. Specify your choice of any rim graphics colour (up to two colours) to match hubs and / or your bike

If you prefer black nipples, please read our brass nipple info before ordering these

Please specify your choice of one or two rim graphic colours in the order notes during checkout – most colours available – see our GALLERY for some ideas

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With a 29.5mm external / 24mm internal rim profile yet weighing only around 1530g for a 27.5 wheelset, our latest asymmetric XC wheels give the best of all worlds! We only build these with Sapim CX Ray spokes to give the lightest possible weight without sacrificing any of the strength. Not only are these lighter than any other sub £1000 wheels available on the market, they are considerably wider and give the handling and ride quality that only carbon rims can offer.

Approx weights for wheelsets:

27.5 = 1495g             29er = 1560g

Rims: Constructed from unidirectional Toray T700 carbon and have a hookless bead inner profile. These are asymmetric which give more even spoke tensions on each side of the wheels for a stronger, stiffer wheel. Like all of our wheels, they are built on Hope Pro 4 hubs in your choice of colour and available in all sizes including Boost and with either freehub arrangement. Rim graphics are our white and blue as standard but you can choose any combination of colours to match your hubs and bike.

Hubs: Hope Pro4s are renowned for their smooth running, reliability and ease of service. When we are lucky enough to have a UK company manufacturing some of the best hubs in the world why would we use anything else?

Spokes: 28 Sapim CX Ray spokes make up each wheel. These are the lightest, strongest and most expensive spokes on the market used by the likes of ENVE and Zipp. How many other spokes on the market are light enough for carbon road wheels and strong enough for World Championship winning downhill wheels?!

Brass Nipples: One way to save further weight would be to use alloy nipples rather than brass and most lightweight wheels take advantage of this easy option at the detriment to wheel strength, serviceability and longevity. All of our wheels use brass nipples to prevent seizing a few years down the line. When we build a set of wheels we intend them to last for decades rather than merely years.

Until you have ridden with carbon wheels you cannot appreciate the huge advantages in handing and ride quality they offer. Stiffer rims improves steering accuracy, tracking and speed while the vibration absorbing properties of carbon smooth out your ride and your bike will ride noticeably quieter.

Peace of mind of UK build and back-up with 2 year warranty on all parts as well as very resonably crash replacement policy, should the worst happen.

Additional information

29er or 27.5 Rim Size

29er, 27.5

Front Hub Fitting

15×100, 15×110 Boost, 20×110, Other (specify in order notes)

Rear Hub Fitting

12×142, 12×148 Boost, Other (specify in order notes)

Hub Colour Front

Black, Silver, Blue, Red, Orange, Purple

Hub Colour Rear

Black, Silver, Blue, Red, Orange, Purple

Nipple colour

Silver, Black (read brass nipples section before ordering)


XD Driver for SRAM 11/12 Speed, Shimano 10/11 Speed

Lifetime Free Crash Replacement


9 reviews for Lightweight XC wheelsets – BF30/24

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Adam Cross (verified owner)

    Can’t say a word wrong about these wheels! They’ve really transformed my bike, making it not only a lot lighter — saved about 600grams on the stock set — but also a lot more lively and responsive. Noticeably stiffer than the stock set that came on my Merida Ninety-Six 9.7, they feel a lot more positive through the corners and the weight saving makes a big difference up climbs and accelerating through single track. The rim width and profile makes it very easy to seat tyres, and gives them a nice wider shape than a narrow rim, increasing the grip and comfort. The build quality and service from Stuart has been fantastic, I’ll definitely be back for another set when I need one! I’ll be racing with these at Mountain Mayhem 24 as a pair, and I have every faith they wont skip a beat.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Gareth Suchecki (verified owner)

    I’ve purchased 2 sets of wheels from blueflow now,a set for my Santa Cruz 650.b and a set for my trek 29,r. Both bikes have been to morzine France for a week of hard riding,to return without even a loose spoke Brilliant wheels,service and quality.value for money is outstanding. ?

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Steve (verified owner)

    Given these wheels an absolute pounding in several tough races and events and they have performed faultlessly.

    The weight came up exactly as advertised and less than half the price of the Rovals they replaced also wider and tougher.

    The red hubs and graphics have drawn many admiring comments.

    Good quick and professional service and follow up.

    Highly recommended.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mark Whenham

    Fantastic wheels that have transformed my bike. They are slightly lighter than those they replaced, but much stiffer, so they are more responsive and give better trail feedback, inspiring confidence and allowing me to better tune tyre pressures and suspension setup. Customer service has been perfect, investing time at the outset to ensure the right build for me, and communication throughout build and delivery so I always knew what was going on.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mike P

    Thoroughly happy. Bought a set of 650b BF30/24 wheels to go on a new build Ibis Hakka MX gravel / cross bike. Weight as advertised, excellent build quality and service. Good communication from Stuart throughout – from order, info on build queue, delivery and follow-up. Spare spoke in the box too.
    I added a second layer of tape to get the tyres to seat properly for tubeless inflation, but that’s down to the floppy Schwalbe tyres I’ve got. Just bought a second set of 42mm / 29er wheels for Stanton Switch9er ti and Maxxis HRs seated and inflated with no problems.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Chris R (verified owner)

    These are fantastic wheels. I race in XC endurance 12 and 24 hour events, and I have added a set of these wheels to one of my bikes. They are not only as light market leading similar XC carbon wheelsets for half the price, but also come with the added confidence that they are built to last.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Anthony Brown

    I have a set of the lightweight XC rims built with a lefty set up for my Cannondale FSi race bike. I’m part of the Cannondale Asia team and absolutely love these rims. I raced them in numerous races in Asia in both marathon and XCO winning multi day stage races and stand alone marathon and XCO events. The rims have withstood some punishment and are still true and performing without fault. Absolutely love these wheels, they are superb.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Julian C (verified owner)

    Great wheels, Hope hubs as good as ever, rims nicely light and stiff. Fitted to my TopFuel, measurably quicker on my favorite rides giving me my best times (and helping me to keep up with my fitter mates uphill !). Certainly recommended.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mark Whenham

    A quick update after just over a year of XC racing, training and bike parks in all conditions – the wheels have been more than up to the test and haven’t missed a beat!

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