You will not believe the weight saving possible by changing your stock eBike wheels to a set of our BF/eBs. This weight saving increases acceleration and battery life and when combined with the extra stiffness of our rims gives incredible handling advantages, boosting the agility of your bike. Choose from 31mm or 35mm internal width rims.
For comparrison, the standard 27.5 wheelset on one of our customers £5100 Whyte E-160 S weighed his wheels at 3100g, compared to the same width and stiffer 27.5 BF/eB 37/31s he replaced them with at 1850g. 1.25KG of rotating mass saved!
We have sold lots of standard BF37/31 and BF42/35 wheelsets to eBike owners over the past few years. We always recommended Hope hubs as Hope themselves build eBike wheels on their Pro4s. We knew that our standard rims would be more than up to the job and this has been proven in that we haven’t had a single damaged rim – we are so confident we offer free lifetime crash replacement with every wheelset.
The only feedback we received suggesting any improvements to the wheels for eBike use was that the odd rider snapped a few rear spokes due to the increased torque put through the rear wheel along with the increased weight of the bike. We have addressed this by building our rear eBike wheels with Sapim Strong spokes with 32% more material around the hooked elbows and and 23% extra along the centre section.
Front wheels are built with Sapim Race spokes with the same circular profile as the Sapim Strong to keep the wheelsets as light as possible.
Approx. wheelset weights:
31mm internal rims: 27.5 = 1850g 29er = 1930g
35mm internal rims: 27.5 = 1910g 29er = 1990g
Prices include free UK delivery and we deliver to most other European countries for a small extra cost.