Backbone Wheelset

Regular price $999.00 Save $-999.00
12 in stock

The Backbone is sturdy 30mm internal width trail wheel, built to make you smile. The “fun-factor” of 27.5 wheels is unmatched. Maximize the ride with this no-frills, ripper-ready 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 and precision steering you can rely on in even the ruggedest of terrain. 

We’ve paired this 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 in Eugene Oregon by people that care.

  • 27.5"  - Hookless, ASYM, tubeless ready
  • Rim Depth: 23mm Tubeless Clincher
  • Rim Width: [ex] 33.5mm, [in] 30mm
  • 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: 1720g
  • 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 Build (+$300)

  • Weight:  1665g
  • 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 Wheelset
Backbone Wheelset
Backbone Wheelset
Backbone Wheelset
Backbone Wheelset