Backbone Carbon Wheelset

Regular price $1,799.00 Save $-1,799.00
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The Backbone Carbon is a 28mm internal width full carbon mountain wheel, ready to work hard on your climbs and laugh all the way down. The balanced width is perfect for chunky rubber and the gnarliest of trails, but keeps weight within xc realm. Spin up fast, rip down faster. From and trail cruising to air time bruising, the Backbone Carbon fits the bill.  

We’ve paired this hookless, tubeless ready rim with hubs made just for Astral from our long-time USA made partner, White Industries. Or, upgrade to the elite level Project 321 hub for an all Oregon-made top-tier wheelset. All Astral wheels feature a Tubeless Easy rim profile for painless tire installation and are hand-built by people that care.

All Astral wheels are hand built in Eugene, Oregon USA.

*9mm conversion available on 15mm thru axle

  • 27.5" Carbon - Hookless, tubeless ready
  • Rim Depth: 32mm Carbon Clincher
  • Rim Width: [ex] 33.5mm, [in] 28mm
  • Tire size recommendation: 2.0" to 2.8"
  • Includes: Taped for tubeless, tubeless valves and Astral's Certainty 

Build Specifications:

Astral Approach Hub by White Industries Build

  • Weight: 1655g
  • Spoke count:  28/28
  • Spoke type: Sapim Race, Round   
  • Bearing: Enduro Stainless
  • Front Axle Options: Boost, 15mm/Boost
  • Rear Axle Options: Boost, 142mm TA/ 135mm QR 
  • Freehub Options:  Shimano 10/11 spd,or SRAM XD
  • Freehub Material: CNC machined, case hardened steel, electroless nickel plated
  • Hub Body: Center Lock, CNC machined in Petaluma CA by White Industries

Project 321 Hub Build (+$400)

  • Weight:  1600g
  • Spoke count:  28/28
  • Spoke type: Sapim Race, Round
  • Bearing: Precision Stainless
  • Front Axle Options: Boost, 15mm/Boost
  • Rear Axle Options: Boost, 142mm TA/ 135mm QR    
  • Freehub Options: Shimano 10/11 spd, or SRAM XD
  • Freehub Material: CNC Machined  Alloy, 216T high engagement, loud
  • Hub Body: 6-Bolt, CNC machined in Bend Oregon

*We do our best to ship your wheel order ASAP, but because many wheel orders are built to order, please allow up to one week for shipment once your order is processed.  Custom orders like color decals may take up to one week.
Backbone Carbon Wheelset
Backbone Carbon Wheelset
Backbone Carbon Wheelset
Backbone Carbon Wheelset