Ready for the next upgrade from your stock wheels? Our "Last Lap" build is perfect for cross country to trail riding. Built to be both light and tough. Race on the weekend and train in the week or get out and enjoy your local trails.
Dt swiss XR 391 rims with hope pro 4 hubs. A perfect marriage of light rim and durable hub. With this build, you are ready to go to the next race with confidence or drop into the next trail with a smile
Hope Pro 4 hubs are a solid choice for a lot of builds and for excellent reasons. Few manufacturers have a better reputation for dependability. Built in the UK to take a pounding and come back for more.
We have chosen them in this case for the range of riding they are suitable for. At 311g for the rear hub, there are lighter options on the market. However, with a lot of xc loops getting more technical both for climbing and descents having a slightly heavier hub isn’t a bad thing. With 8 degrees of engagement, the technical climes are a lot easier. And having equipment that you trust is worth the weight penalty
Also, a lot of people use their xc bike for more than racing. Be it all-day epics to a bit of bike park riding. With these hubs, you open yourself up to a wider range of riding.
Available in 6 different colours and in QR, micro and xd cassette fittings. We use 28 spokes on the front and 32 on the rear for this build. This is what we have found is ideal for most riders. You have less mass spinning on the front but it can still take a hit. The rear can deal with any cases and power transfer is much improved
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.
Dt Swiss XR 391 is super light alloy rim. It is slightly heavier than the XR 361 but with a 25mm internal rim width it is more suited to wider tyres. For a 20g weight penalty, we think this is more than worth it. You will notice how fast these rims come up to speed. Wither you are sprinting up the clime or getting out of that last corner they never disappoint.
Dt Swiss are well known for their alloy rims and we feel that the xrc 391 is one of their best. No, it's not their lightest but it's plenty light and the wider rim is more suited to the riding that most people do.
We use sapim d-light or cx-ray spokes for this build. D-light are a thicker spoke better able to handle the rigours of uk mountain biking. 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: Hope pro 4 hubs in one of 6 colours. 28 holes front and 32 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
2: DT Swiss XR 391 rims. Tubeless ready. 25mm internal rim width and 29 external
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.