After a wheelset that is ready to it the trails hard? Feels nimble but solid? And at the end of the trail the pedal back isn’t energy sapping. Our “heading down” build is prefect for you. Built so that trails are as fun as possible and you can get as mean laps in as possible.
Halo MT hubs with DT Swiss EM 481 rims gives you a fast engaging, light, and wide wheelset ready to take on any challenge.
Halo MT hubs have a very well proven track record for mountain bikes. Having been used at races from xc to enduro. Perhaps not as well known as other brands Halo have worked tirelessly worked on their components. With 120 points of engagement they feel snappy to pick up. Their bearings are both durable and fast rolling meaning that you never feel that you have wasted any energy or the you are being held back.
Available in 3 different colours and in HD, micro and XD cassette fittings. We use 32 spokes on the front and 32 on the rear for this build. This give you a very strong wheelset that is able to take the worst that you can through at it with a shrug. Halo have a very wide flange hub which lets us take advantage of shorter spokes. This results in less flex.
We use j bend hubs for this build. This gives you a stronger wheel in the corners and under acceleration more of the force is moved to the rim.
You know what you are getting with DT Swiss. The highest quality alloy parts and nothing less. For all round trail to enduro riding this is exactly what you want. Dt Swiss EM 481 is there 30mm internal rim that caters for a wide range of riding. Form loamy trails to tyre ripping rock gardens. These rims are up for the adventure.
Lighter than the EX range we feel that the EM is a good balance between strength and weight. It is plenty to push hard on for most UK trails and centres. The wider profile of the 481 provides more support to wider tyres. As 2.5+ tyres become the norm and this is more relevant than ever.
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 and disc brakes. Cx-ray are more aero and will let you get the most out of the climes and a bit lighter. Laced 2x on the front and 3x on the rear
1: Halo MT in one of 3 colours. 32 holes front and rear. J bend. In 100mm, 110mm front spacing with 12mm axels or 15mm. Rear spacing of 135, 142 or 148mm with 12mm axel. Comes with xd, hg or micro cassette fitting. 6 bolt disc.
2: DT Swiss EM 481 rims. Tubeless ready. 30mm internal rim width and 35mm external in 27.5 or 29
3: Sapim cx-ray or d-light spokes in black
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.