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.
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)
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.