Our XC SLR wheels are a fast, light weight alternative to expensive branded factory wheel sets. Let's face it, the XC SLR rim itself is 372g; and in the rim's marketplace, there are very few non-carbon rim options that are this light, (we have most of them).
It’s true though, weight isn’t everything. That’s why the XC SLR still has a welded seam and an 18mm inner width, for easy tire fit compatibility and conversion to tubeless, in case you’re interested. As you march up the scales of rim quality and finish metrics, there’s fewer and fewer competitors, suffice it to say that these are ranked amongst a small group of elite XC rims.
We are building XC SLR wheels with our in-house MTB D400 hub set. These hubs boast rock solid engagement, (36 POE/10 degrees via 4 extra tall, stainless pawls), are extremely light weight, easy to convert to accommodate various front and rear axle standards, and are easy to service and maintain. At the end of the day, you want your hubs to work without a bunch of hassle; fortunately we understand where you’re coming from. Hub cost contributes significantly to the overall material cost of every wheel set. Don't let our price fool you, just becuase you're not paying a lot, doesn't mean these aren't quality hubs. They just lack an extremely expensive, branded sticker on them.
These wheels are built using Sapim black stainless, double butted spokes, 2.0/1.65mm, with your choice of brass or alloy nipples, please select. Wheel set weights vary slightly, but these come in around 1520g without rim stickers. Considering the 32h front and rear spoke counts, a feature almost unheard of now-a-days with today’s “race” wheels, and you’ll start to realize just how extra ordinary, and how capable these wheels really are.
Brief: MTB 6-bolt disc brake wheel set 26" = ETRTO 559x18
Rim: Bicycle Wheel Warehouse XC SLR® 26 disc, welded joint, internal stainless washer, 32 holes, presta valve
Hub Front: D400 MTB series, 32 holes, black, (two sealed bearings), aluminum shell, aluminum 7075-T6 axle, 170g avg w/ QR end caps, (160g with TA)
Hub Rear: D400 MTB series, 32 holes, black, Shimano MTB cassette 8/9/10/11 speed compatible or Sram 1x11 XD compatible, (four sealed bearings), 36 points of engagment, 4 pawls (extra tall pawl/drive ring design), Chromoly steel 15mm axle, 282g avg w/ QR end caps, (272g with TA)
Nipples: Brass or Alloy nipples, 14g, 12mm, please select
Valve Type: Presta
Tire Sizes: 26 x 1.75 - 26 x 2.2
Wheel Wgts (approx.): Front = 700g, Rear = 810g, Set = 1510g (w/ alloy nipples, TA end caps)
* All listed weights are based on an approximate average, actual weights may vary
** Not recommended for riders over 220 lbs