Poltava 29er Wheels

Poltava 29er Wheels


Designed to take you over the roughest terrain, our Poltava wheels perfectly balance weight, speed and strength. 32 spokes on each means no compromises have been made. And thanks to only using the best components, these are high performance wheels made to last.


This wheelset is designed for endurance racing offroad. Practically, this means that it needs to be light, but most importantly strong enough to withstand the rigours of racing on all surfaces.

The strength of these wheels is assured by 32 Sapim CX Ray spokes, strengthened rims, and tough Trailmech boost hubs. These wheels are therefore also suitable for heavier riders looking for fast road wheels.

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 the city of Poltava to name these 29ers after, the city where Trailmech are based.

Ultra-wide Rims

Our rims are made from a high-quality T700/T800 carbon fibre, for compliance and stiffness, lightness and strength. With a 30mm internal width and 25mm depth, these wheels are designed for proper MTB tyres, and can go as large as pretty much any tyre your bike will fit.

The wide rim bed means you can ride wider tyres with better handling, lower ‘squirm’, and reduced risk of pinch flats, whilst also increasing efficiency at lower pressures across a wide range of surfaces.

Our rims are paired with bladed Sapim CX-Ray spokes for their legendary strength, longevity, and aerodynamic advantages.


Our Ukrainian Trailmech hubs are some of the finest 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 mark of quality so be prepared to get used to that ‘angry bee’ sound, and wonder how you lived without it before. Note: if you’re not a fan of a loud freewheel, adding a little more 5w-40 oil to the ratchet will reduce the volume.

Inside these beautiful CNC alloy hubs, you’ll find high-quality Japanese EZO bearings for high efficiency and low maintenance.


The value of handbuilt wheels is often understated. They can last a lifetime if well-specced and built by an experienced wheel builder. Whilst it’s often thought that wheel building is just about producing wheels that are true (aligned) in all directions, this is far from correct.

The strength of handbuilt wheels really comes from the way the spokes are tensioned and ensuring this tension is uniform throughout. The spokes on our wheel are individually measured to ensure perfect tension and uniformity across the entire structure.

To finish the build, we seat a tubeless tyre on the wheel and then measure the tension again across all spokes. This ensures that there is no shifting or settling of the spokes and rim to worry about when the wheel gets its first use.

Customise Your Wheels

Don’t see the options you want on this page? Don’t worry, we often build to spec and are happy to advise on custom builds. Whether it’s adding a dynamo hub or accommodating an unusual axle combination, we can figure it out.

Drop us an email at hello@zolla.cc and let us know what you’re looking for. Lead times for custom builds vary depending on component availability, but we can usually get them turned around in a few weeks.


Our wheels are built to last, with each wheelset individually handbuilt. Therefore, we’re happy to offer a five-year warranty across all our wheels. This covers any material or workmanship failures or flaws. You can read more here.

If you have any problems at all with your wheels or require advice regarding routine maintenance then don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can email us here.

In the wild

These are wheels designed to be ridden and challenged, built for big days and bigger climbs. Check out the gallery below to see our wheels in the wild, doing what they do best.


  • 25mm T700/800 Toray carbon fibre rims
  • 32.9mm external and 30mm internal rim width
  • Designed for wide MTB type tyres
  • Trailmech boost and standard XCR front and rear hubs
  • Six-bolt disc rotor mounts
  • 9/10/11-speed (MTB only) Shimano-compatible freehub
  • SRAM-compatible XD freehub, but subject to availability from Ukraine
  • Front-wheel weight 717g 
  • Rear-wheel weight 918g
  • Combined weight 1715g
  • 32 Sapim CX Ray spokes per wheel
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