With a 29mm external / 24mm internal rim profile yet weighing only around 1520g for a 27.5 wheelset, our latest asymmetric XC wheels give the best of all worlds! We only build these with 28 x Sapim CX Ray spokes per wheel 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. Also consider that these are handbuilt by us using the most reliable and durable hubs on the market with spokes that are usually reserved for the likes of ENVE and Zipp and asymmetric carbon rims which have been under development and testing for several years.
Approx weights for wheelsets:
27.5 = 1520g 29er = 1590g
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.