This tubeless ready 1670g XC / Trail wheel set with Stan's Rapid rims offers a ton of performance at an unbeatable price. The Rapid rim shares a similar 21mm tubeless ready inner profile as the Stan's Arch EX, but the Rapid is tougher, heavier duty, has a sleeved joint, and stainless steel spoke hole eyelets. Does that mean you could call it the Arch EX EX? Is Airwolf the Raddest 1980's TV attack helicopter starring Jan-Michael Vincent, Ernest Borgnine, and the guy with the eye patch? Absolutely. Not convinced? Look at where they park the thing! What were we Musing about?
Should you buy this wheel set? Entirely your call. Should you watch this short but sweet rock climbing video? Absolutely.
These wheels are built with Pure XCR sealed bearing, quick release, 36 POE, 6 bolt disc hubs that will work with Shimano MTB 8/9/10/11 speed cassettes. The hub shell, axle, and freehub are all aluminum, which makes these hubs very light weight. Given that the freehub is aluminum alloy, we recommend using a decent cassette that has a built in carrier, to prevent/minimize cassette bite. This is a standard tip for any light weight, high end hub that has an aluminum alloy freehub. You can run a 6 or 7 speed cassette on them as well, but you'll need to source a 4.5mm spacer (6 speed), or 4 mm spacer (7 speed) that is compatible with your cassette's function.
These wheels are built with quality DT Swiss Competition double butted black stainless steel spokes with brass nipples in a 32 hole, three cross configuration front and rear. These spokes are a solid upgrade over virtually all "new bike" wheels' spokes.
Overall, these wheels represent a solid XC wheel set option, capable of fast, aggressive driving, I mean riding, and will hold up to moderate impacts. From start to finish, these wheels are top notch, and are an unbeatable deal. We're not joking around here.
-Comes with tubeless tape and valves installed, but you can still use them with inner tubes by popping the valve(s) out.
-The Stan's Rapid (sleeve joint) 26" disc rim has a 21mm inner width, is 15.8mm tall, 25mm wide. The rim features a sleeve joint and single stainless spoke hole eyelets. They have a solid black ano finish, presta valve holes, and they weigh in at about 465g
-Recommended for use with 26" x 1.75 - 2.3" tires
-Wheel set weight without tape and valves is approximately 1670g