This tubeless ready 2130g Enduro / All Mountain wheel set with Stan's Rapid 30 rims offers a ton of performance at an unbeatable price. The Rapid 30 rim has a 25mm inner width, perfect for decent volume tires that you can experiment with pressures. Prior to the Rapid 30, the only approximate 25mm inner rim from Stan's was their Flow EX. This Rapid is tough, heavier duty, has a sleeved joint, and stainless steel spoke hole eyelets.
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 Shimano SLX loose ball, cup + cone, quick release, (front 15 TA is an option), centerlock bolt disc hubs that will work with Shimano MTB 8/9/10/11 speed cassettes. The hub shell is aluminum, but the axle and freehub are steel. Shimano SLX hubs are lighter weight than their 6-bolt Deore or Deore XT counterparts, but with the exception of XTR, Shimano MTB hubs don't play the "light weight" hub game. 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 Sapim Race double butted, (2.0/1.8/2.0mm = 14g/15g/14g), black stainless steel spokes with brass nipples in a 32 hole, three cross configuration front and rear. These spokes are a premium upgrade over virtually all "new bike" wheels' spokes.
Overall, these wheels represent a solid Enduro / All Mountain wheel set option, capable of fast, aggressive driving, I mean riding, and will hold up to moderate impacts. The rims are fairly light weight for their width, and the Race spokes are especially light weight. Thus, a chunk of the listed wheel weight resides in the center of these wheels, not necessarily a bad thing. Here's a pro tip, add the centerlock disc option, which will qualify this wheel set to use a pretty sweet coupon code here, and will ultimately save you a bunch of money. 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 30 (sleeve joint) 27.5" / 650b disc rim has a 25mm inner width, is 15.8mm tall, 30mm 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 575g
-Recommended for use with 27.5" / 650b x 2.1 - 2.5" tires
-Wheel set weight without tape and valves is approximately 2130g