Are you looking for super light and durable cx wheels? If so, our “Snow Leopard” build is perfect for you. It’s built to climb as fast as possible and can then handle modern xc downhills.
Carbon JRA monitor rims laced onto DT Swiss 350 hubs give the perfect combination of weight, strength and compliance.
We have chosen to use DT Swiss’s legendary 350 hubs for these wheels. They sacrifice some mass compared to the 240’s but still use their 36t ratchet technology. The 350s are renowned for their durability, engagement, and value for money.
With sealed cartridge bearings, they keep out the grime, so you can spend more time riding and less on maintenance. Available in QR and through axel plus XD, micro or HG fitting.
We use straight pull hubs for this build, as they give you better lateral strength whilst improving vertical compliance. 24 holes at the front and 28 holes at the rear give you the front wheel strength to push hard whilst keeping the mass low. The 28 rear spokes are ideal to keep the wheel stiff, so you can apply power and still have the flexibility to absorb vibrations from the trail.
‘Just Riding Along’ monitor rims give you great advantages over the competition. The 25mm internal rim width lets you run wider tyres than other xc wheels. They are very stiff laterally but with a bit of vertical compliance. This gives you the confidence to push hard on the descents, knowing that you won’t be beaten up by them.
Having carbon rims keeps the rotational mass down. JRA rims are another UK based company, so you can be sure that they are purpose designed for the rigours that you are going to put your bike and wheels through.
We use sapim d-light or cx-ray spokes for this build. D-light are a thicker spoke better able to handle the rigors of uk mountain biking. Cx-ray are more aero and will let you get the most out of the climes. Laced 2x on the front and rear.
1: DT Swiss 350 hubs. 24 hole front and 28 hole rear. Straight pull. In 100mm, 110mm front spacing with 12mm axels or 15mm. Rear spacing of 135, 142 or 148mm with 12mm axel.
2: JRA monitor rims. 25mm internal. Tubeless ready
3: Sapim cx-ray or d-light
We hand assemble and tension every wheel that gets ordered. All wheels have free shipping and are coved by our guarantee plus manufactures warranty, so you have absolute peace of mind.