The Sun Equalizer 23 disc rim is a great MTB rim with an old school approach. The rim has single stainless spoke hole eyelets, offers an efficient arch design/profile, and is finished to an exacting standard. Given the rim's strength, and just how precise it is finished, we're able to build and true wheels with consistent spoke tension down to 3 to 4 thousandths of an inch. If only every rim could be so good...
We’re offering to build these wheels two ways, in three different rim colors, Black, Red, and White powder coat. I know, I know, don't thank us, we're just doing our job. You can go with a budget friendly QR Formula MTB series 6-bolt disc hub laced with black spokes, or you can upgrade to a QR Shimano Deore 6-bolt disc hub set, (M525 series) with DT Swiss black stainless spokes. Both rear hub options have a Shimano HG compatible freehub, which is to say that they are Shimano MTB cassette 8/9/10/11 speed compatible. These wheels are built with 32 spokes front and rear, laced three cross with 12mm brass chrome plated nipples.
These wheels will feel solid, which hopefully will lead to confidence inspiring performance out on the trail. Don't let the overall wheel set weight steer you away; the rims, nipples, and spokes are all light weight given their performance capability. The hubs are definitely on the heavier side of the spectrum. Shimano Deore hubs do a lot of things well, (function, durability, maintenance, etc.), but they're just not the lightest hub set out there. That's okay though. These hubs will hold up, and over the years you may find yourself forming a bond with them. Hopefully in the meantime, you'll appreciate how good of a deal this wheel set truly is. Thanks for looking.
Front (approx.) 920g
Rear (approx.) 1120g
Wheel Set (approx.) 2040g
The white powdercoat rims weigh a little more due to the weight of the powdercoat finish
Brief: MTB Trail / All Mountain 26” = ETRTO 559x16, quick release, disc brake 26" wheel set
Rims: Sun-Ringle Equalizer 23 disc, aluminum alloy black or red ano or white powder coat, 17.2mm tall, 23.1mm wide, with a 16mm inner, 32 holes, w/ single stainless eyelets, presta valve, non-tubeless
Front Hub: Shimano Deore M525 MTB series 6 bolt disc, 32 holes, black, (loose ball bearings), aluminum shell, steel axle, 242g avg, or Formula MTB loose ball 6 bolt disc
Rear Hub: Shimano Deore M525 MTB series 6 bolt disc, 32 holes, black, Shimano MTB cassette 8/9/10/11 speed compatible, (cup+cone, loose ball bearings), steel axle + steel freehub, 425g avg, or Formula MTB loose ball 6 bolt disc
Spokes: Deore hubs with DT Swiss black stainless steel, Formula hubs with black steel, 14g = 2.0mm
Nipples: 12mm Brass chrome plated
Valve Type: Presta valve
Tire Sizes: 26” x 1.25 – 2.0"
*Rim tape and QR levers included.