Trailblazer 27.5 (650b) Front Wheel

2020TB27524HF

Regular price $775.00 Save $-775.00
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Trailblazer 27.5 (650b) Front Wheel
Trailblazer 27.5 (650b) Front Wheel
Trailblazer 27.5 (650b) Front Wheel
Trailblazer 27.5 (650b) Front Wheel
Trailblazer 27.5 (650b) Front Wheel
Trailblazer 27.5 (650b) Front Wheel
Trailblazer 27.5 (650b) Front Wheel
Trailblazer 27.5 (650b) Front Wheel
Trailblazer 27.5 (650b) Front Wheel

The Ultra-light carbon XC wheel that pulls double duty as a nimble gravel wheel.

Minimum tire size 32mm. Max PSI 65 

With a modern internal width of 26mm, this hookless rim mates perfectly with fast rolling cross-country tires ranging from 2.1” to 2.4” and gravel tires from 32mm and up. At the center of the wheel are the Quest Disc MTB hubs (120 grams for the front and 245 grams for the rear) with their super quick five-degree engagement, tool free service and centerlock spline for disc brake rotors.

Pillar Wing 20 J-Bend spokes and alloy nipples are laced double-cross with 24 spoke front and 28 spoke rear. The ultra-light, yet durable, 370-gram rim (370 gram/29er; 340 gram/27.5) measures 26mm internal, featuring a 2.8mm offset rim bed for better tension balance and a more responsive wheel build.

These specs total up to a 1380-gram (1380 gram/29er, 1330 gram/27.5) wheelset that has a modern day wider rim design and can handle the rigors of cross country mountain bike riding.

For more extreme terrain, the 30mm Ridgeline Enduro wheels are a perfect pick.

 

 

Cross Country mountain bikers and gravel racers will both lust after the nimble, yet durable wheelset. If your events have you looking for a weight advantage while still riding off the pavement, the Trailblazer is the option for you.

TrailBlazer: is it a mountain bike or gravel wheelset?

With wider and similar widths on today’s modern day cross-country and gravel tires, the TrailBlazer rim effectively pulls double duty. The rim is strong enough to be ridden on mountain bike trails, gravel roads, and for cyclocross. Due to the fact, however, that most current mountain bikes and gravel bikes having different dropout width standards, the Trailblazer wheels will be most often used as a mountain bike wheel with Boost spacing and a gravel or cyclocross wheel with standard 100mm front and 142mm rear spacing.

 

 Your mountain bike races are won on the uphills, not a timed segment downhill. Going lighter without sacrificing rim width and durability is key to better performance. On the gravel side, your gravel events feature more terrain than speed. Having a rim that handles the 35mm+ gravel tires, while giving you the impact protection of a strong hookless carbon rim. You are already gaining weight with a larger tire, offset that with a lighter wheel!

Spoke Count

Front Wheel: 
          • 24 spoke front (weight limit 240 pounds gravel use)
          • 24 spoke front (weight limit 185 pounds MTB use)
Rear Wheel:
          • 28 spoke rear (weight limit 240 pounds gravel use)
          • 28 spoke rear (weight limit 185 pounds MTB use)

Rim Type

Tubeless Ready Hookless Clincher

Wheel Size

700c and 650b

Assembly

Handbuilt

Lacing Pattern

2X both sides front
2X both sides rear

Brake Type

Disc Brake

Hubs Quest Disc Brake Hubs
Spokes Pillar Wing 20
Nipples Pillar DSN double square alloy nipple
Wheel Weights

620g front 29er (700c)
595g front 27.5 (650b)
765g rear 29er (700c)
740g rear 27.5 (650b)

External Width

32mm

Internal Width

26mm

Rim Depth

25mm

What's Included

• Tubeless Rim Tape Installed
• Tubeless Valves Installed (if ordered)
• Quick Release Skewers (if QR end caps ordered)

 


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