These Speed Tuned 29er wheels make for a really nice wheel set. We were selling them in all black, but those sold out pretty quick. What has Survived you Muse? The same rims in various colors of course! This is a strong double wall rim, that is actually rim brake compatible, but has a color anodized finish that will wear off if you run a rim brake against it along the sidewall. So if that doesn’t bother you, then by all means, go for it. Except for white. That’s powder coated and definitely Not rim brake compatible no matter what.
These rims have a nice 19mm inner width as well as spoke holes with single stainless eyelets, which is a nice upgrade over the bulk of cheap OE rims. Finished with quality spokes and Shimano quick release disc hubs, these wheels will hold up to a wide range of riders for the duration.
Please note that the valve hole is drilled for Schrader, but comes with a plastic presta insert, so it will work with either type of inner tube (valve). Let your heart rejoice that you’ll be able to continue using your favorite inner tube with these bad boys. Still not satisfied? I didn’t think so! To top it all off, these rims will come with a synthetic rim tape installed that may or may not be a tubeless rim tape, even though these are not tubeless ready rims. Since all rims, (except for the Mavic UST XM819 and EN821, rest in peace), need rim tape, why not use a quality tubeless tape that you happen to have on hand to tape them up?
We are building these wheels with quick release Shimano 6-bolt disc hubs. These are a great upgrade from basic OE “mtb no-name” hubs. They offer reliability, strength, and are universally recognized at any local bike shop. Shimano hubs are really interesting in that, if you take a little time to maintain them and check the bearing preset, they’ll last seemingly forever. How is that even possible in this day and age of disposable consumer goods?
The front and rear wheels are built with 32 spokes, laced three cross with chrome plated brass nipples. This is a great, solid, 29er (or 700c if you roll that way) wheel set, built with quality components through out, and is highly recommended for anyone who wants a decent set of non-race oriented wheels at a stellar price.
Build Level Breakdown
Speed Tuned 29er Clincher Specs
|Wheel Weights (approx)
|Speed Tuned 29er aluminum alloy clincher
|≈550g average, 29er
|Rim brake compatible, except for White powder coat
|Tesa Tubeless Rim Tape Installed
|≈ 30 – 35g/wheel (varies based on overlap)
|single stainless eyelets
|Schrader and Presta compatible
|Standard Clincher with inner tube
|29er x 1.50″ – 2.2″
|Nipple Info (Brass)
|Sapim 12mm Brass Chrome Plated @ ≈ 1g ea
|32H = 32
|Spoke Info Leader
|Sapim Leader 2.0mm Stainless Spokes Black ≈ 6.5g ea
|32H = 208
|Front: 3 Cross
|Rear: 3 Cross (32H)
|Hub Info (option)
|252g F, 465g R
|Axle Info (option)
|QR 9mm x 100mm OLD
|QR 10mm x 135mm OLD
|DS Ctr to Flange
|NDS Ctr to Flange
|Loose Ball Bearings
|3/16″ x 10
|1/4″ x 9
|Shimano/Sram “Splined” MTB 8/9/10/11 Speed + Shimano/SRAM Road 8/9/10 speed
(without QR’s or rim tape)
|F ≈ 1042g
|R ≈ 1255g
|Set ≈ 2297g
The Speed Tuned 29er is a stellar wheelset option, in a field that’s composed of some of the best aluminum alloy MTB rims ever. Given their level of performance, they are an unbeatable deal, (coupon codes here). We’re not joking around here. If you don’t have a lot of time to research all the rim options in the marketplace, if you don’t have a lot of money, and if you can find this product page, maybe that’s Magic.
- Comes with rim tape installed.
- The Speed Tuned 29er, has a 19mm inner width, is 20.5mm tall, 24mm wide, and weighs about 550g (29er)
- Recommended for use with 29er x 1.50″ – 2.2″ tires
- We do Not use internal washers with these rims, the rims are eyeletted.
- Wheelset weight will vary with end caps, freehub driver, and nipple selection. Rim Tape + Valves adds approximately 30-35g for the wheelset, on average.