This wheelset is designed for backcountry adventure riding or heavyweight touring on 45mm/1.8″ or larger tyres. When designing these wheels the focus was on strength and absolute reliability.
32 Sapim Race spokes, with Trailmech XCR hubs, and our own T700/800 rims make these wheels virtually indestructible. Come the apocalypse, you’ll be glad these are the wheels you invested in.
All of our wheels are named after cities and rivers in Ukraine, out of respect to our Trailmech colleagues and all Ukrainians affected by the conflict. We chose Lviv for our 650b wheels as a city that close to Rob and Andrew’s hearts – stuck there for a time in 2008 Lviv showed us hospitality far from home.
Our rims are made from a high quality mix of T700/T800 carbon fibre, for the perfect mix of compliance and stiffness, lightness and strength. With a 35mm external width, 30mm hookless internal width, and 25mm depth these rims are super-strong without compromising on weight
Our Trailmech hubs are some of the finest XCR hubs on the market, and with their patented Vortex ratchet engagement system power transfer is almost instant offering between 6 and 7.2 degrees of travel. It’s not only quick, but also strong – the unique vortex design means that the more force you put through the pedals, the harder the ratchet engages reducing the risk of slippage.
As with all ratchet hubs, the sound of the freewheel is a distinctive (and loud) mark of quality so be prepared to get used to that ‘angry bee’ sound, and wonder how you lived without it before.
Inside these beautiful CNC alloy hubs, you’ll find high-quality Japanese EZO bearings for high efficiency and low maintenance.