Backbone Wheelset (27.5") Approach Hubs by White Industries

Regular price $949.00 Save $-949.00
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The Backbone is a bombproof 32mm internal 27.5 trail wheelset mountain bike wheelset. We improve the stiffness, strength and longevity of a wheel by using an asymmetric (ASYM) rim design than improves spoke tension balance by up to 30%. On the trail, this translates to balanced handling you can rely on in even the ruggedest of terrain. With a 30mm internal width it’s perfect for wide trail tires. 

Our Approach hubset is built for Astral Cycling by long-time partner White Industries. It includes the same internal mechanisms as their classic CLD hub, but features a bomber heat-treated steel freehub body at a nominal 28 gram weight sacrifice.

All Astral wheels feature a Tubeless Easy rim profile for painless tire installation and are hand-built in Eugene Oregon by people that care.

Need a special build? We can do that. Contact us for dream-builds or rebuilds and we’ll make it happen. Services also available through dealers

 

Build Specifications:

Astral Approach Hub Build

  • 27.5" Alloy - ASYM, tubeless ready
    • Rim Depth: 20mm Clincher
    • Rim Width: [ex] 36mm, [in] 32mm
  • Weight: 1795g
  • Brake type: Disc brake, Center Lock
  • Spoke count:  28/28
  • Spoke type: Sapim Race, Round   
  • Hub set: Astral Approach - Center Lock
    • Hub Body: Center Lock, CNC machined in Petaluma CA by White Industries
    • Bearing: Enduro Stainless
    • Front axle: Boost (15mm, 12mm)/ 15mm/12mm/9mm
    • Rear axle: Boost 148mm/ Boost 141mm QR/ 142mm/ 135mm
    • Freehub Options: Shimano HG 10/11, SRAM XDR or Shimano Micro Spline
    • Freehub Material: CNC machined, case hardened steel, electroless nickel plated
  • Tire size recommendation: See chart in product images
  • Includes: Taped for tubeless, tubeless valves and Astral's Certainty 

*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 Wheelset (27.5") Approach Hubs by White Industries
Backbone Wheelset (27.5") Approach Hubs by White Industries
Backbone Wheelset (27.5") Approach Hubs by White Industries
Backbone Wheelset (27.5") Approach Hubs by White Industries
Backbone Wheelset (27.5") Approach Hubs by White Industries