The welded, 26" disc XCR rim is designed for fast XC riding and racing. If your local favorites include a lot of climbing, XCR wheels will help lighten the load, making for quicker ascents, with less effort. Even though they are light weight, these wheels are plenty stiff, so the following down slope segments can be handled with confidence.
XCR rims weigh in at 400g, with a welded rim joint, single stainless spoke hole eyelets, and with an 18mm inner width. While you could mount up to a 2.3" tire on them, the XCR rims will work best with a 1.75 - 2.2" tire. While this tire range includes a lot of light weight XC tire options, if your goal is to run low PSI with a big tire volume, you'll need a different wheel set.
For a very long time, only the most expensive 26" MTB rim options offered as much performance, width, at this rim's weight, albeit at great expense. This wheel set offers a ton of performance, at an incredible price.
Brief: MTB 6-bolt disc brake wheel set 26" = ETRTO 559x18
Rim: Bicycle Wheel Warehouse XCR® 26 disc, welded joint, single stainless eyelets, 32 holes, presta valve
Hub Front: XCR, 32 holes, selectable color options, (two sealed bearings), aluminum shell, aluminum 7075-T6 axle, 160g avg
Hub Rear: XCR, 32 holes, selectable color options, Shimano MTB cassette 8/9/10/11 speed compatible, (four sealed bearings), 32 points of engagment, 6 pawls (each with 2 teeth), Aluminum 7075-T6 oversized 17mm axle, 290g avg
Nipples: Brass nipples, 14g, 12mm
Valve Type: Presta
Tire Sizes: 26 x 1.75 - 26 x 2.2
Wheel Wgts (approx.): Front = 795g, Rear = 925g, Set = 1720g
* All listed weights are based on an approximate average, actual weights may vary
** Not recommended for riders over 230 lbs