With a 29.5mm external / 24mm internal rim profile yet weighing as little as 1450g 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. You will notice huge improvements to the feel and handling of your bike – so much more than just the weight saving in comparison to alloy rims.
Approx weights for wheelsets:
With Hope hubs: 27.5 = 1500g 29er = 1590g
With Industry Nine 1/1 hubs: Subtract 20g from Hope wheelset weight
With Industry Nine Hydra Classic hubs: Subtract 50g from Hope wheelset weight
Rims are constructed from unidirectional Toray T700 carbon and have a hookless bead inner profile. They are asymmetric to give closer to equal spoke tensions on each side of the wheel for an even stiffer, stronger wheel.
We build our wheels on Hope and Industry Nine hubs, which we believe stand out from the crowd and both with their particular strengths unmatched by any other brands – reliability, longevity and serviceability being a high priority with all designs. Our wheels are built to last and our choice of hubs reflects this along with our insistance on only using brass nipples.
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?!
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.
Prices include free UK delivery and we deliver to most other European countries for a small extra cost.