Sun Equalizer 23 26in Disc Wheel Set


The Sun Equalizer is a high quality starting point if you need a wheel set to hold up and get around.  Available in red, white and black.


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.

Sun Equalizer 23 Disc Specs

26″ Front Wheel   Rear Wheel   Wheel Weights (approx)
Rim Info Aluminum Alloy Clincher, double wall, with single stainless eyelets, Black, Red or White
ETRTO 559 x 16  
Weight ≈460g average   ≈460g average
Sidewall Disc Brake only
Inner Width 16mm
Outer Width 23mm
Rim Depth 17.2mm
Rim ETRTO 559 x 16mm
Rim ERD 544
Rim Tape Tesa Tape ≈ 15 – 18g/wheel (varies)
Valve Type Presta valve
Tire Type Standard Clincher with inner tube
Tire Volumes 26″ x 1.25″ –  26″ x 2.1″  (sweet spot is 1.75″ or 1.95″)
Nipple Info 12mm Brass Chrome Plated @ ≈ 1g ea 32H = 32g
Spoke Info

Black UCP Spokes 2.0mm (14g) with Formula Hubs

Sapim Leader 2.0mm (14g) Stainless Spokes Black ≈ 6.5g ea with Shimano Deore Hubs

32H = 208g
Spoke Count Front: 32H   Rear: 32H  
Spoke Pattern Front: 3 Cross   Rear: 3 Cross  
Lengths 262/264mm 261/263mm 262/264mm 261/263mm
Hub Info Formula MTB DC20 Shimano Deore HB-M525 Formula MTB DC25
Shimano Deore FH-M525
Hub Weight 252g 248g 465g 428g
Hub Shell Aluminum Alloy  
Axle Info QR 9mm x 100mm OLD
QR 10mm x 135mm OLD
Hole Ct 32H   32H  
DriveS PCD
58 61 58 61
DS Ctr to Flange 20.5 21.5 20 19.5
Non-DriveS PCD 58 61 58 61
NDS Ctr to Flange 33 33 34.5 32
Axle Material Steel
Bearings Loose Ball Bearings
Bearing Size 3/16″
Freehub Shimano HG/SRAM MTB “splined” 8/9/10/11 speed
FH Option 1 Shimano HG/SRAM Road 8/9/10 speed
FH Material Steel

Wheel Weights

(without QR’s or rim tape)

32/32 Formula F ≈ 920g R ≈ 1,120g Set ≈ 2,040g
32/32 Shimano Deore F ≈ 915g R ≈ 1,085g Set ≈ 2,000g
  • All options include rim tape and QR levers.

Additional information

Weight 7 lbs
Dimensions 27 × 7 × 23 in


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