Off the Beaten Path
You after a wheelset for taking off roads and into the countryside down bridleways to single track. Our “Off the Beaten Path” is built to let you explore the countryside. From off road to touring this wheelset is built to take wide tyres, be strong and perfect for any adventure.
Halo GXR hubs laced to DT Swiss GR 531 rims. A wide, light and strong rim paired with fast engaging and dependable hub. The perfect combination for any exportation or off road ridding.
Halo GXR hubs use the same bearing and freehub that you find in their mountain bike hubs but at a substantial weight reduction. Perfect for xc to gravel riding. You can be confident that these will stand the test of time and grime.
With 120 points of engagement they feel snappy to pick up when you try and get over roots or technical climes. 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, campag and XD cassette fittings. We use 28 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.
we have chosen to use DT Swiss is GR 531 in this build as it gives you the perfect rim for UK gravel ridding. Very often here the routes that you ride down are not what most manufactures think of when you say gravel. With big roots, large stones and often mud to contend with wide tyres are a must for a lot of riding here. With an internal rim width of 24mm, 50c+ tyres fit on easily. Also you have the option of 650B rims so mountain bike tyres are absolutely an option.
DT Swiss rims are known for durability and light weight so by using them in this case we can keep the mass of the wheelset down with out compromise. Tubeless ready as well.
We use sapim D-light for this build. D-light are a thicker spoke better able to handle the rigors of UK riding and disc brakes. Laced 2x on the front and 3x on the rear to give you maximum strength and compliance.
1: Halo GXR hub. 28 holes front and 32 rear. J bend and centrelock fitting. In 100mm front spacing with 12mm axels or 10mm quick release. Rear spacing of 135 with 10mm quick release or 142 with 12mm axel. Comes with XD, HD or campag cassette fitting
2: DT Swiss GR 531 rims. Tubeless ready. 24mm internal rim width and 28mm external. 25mm deep
3: Sapim d-light spokes in black
We hand assemble and tension every wheel that gets ordered by hand. All wheels have free shipping and are coved by our guarantee plus manufactures warranty so you have absolute peace of mind.