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

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The Backbone Carbon is a 28mm internal width mountain bike wheel, ready to work hard on the climbs and rip back down. A balance of precision steering, light weight and durability make this the perfect 27.5 inch mountain bike wheel for any occasion. 

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 by people that care in Eugene, Oregon.

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

*9mm conversion available on 15mm thru axle

Build Specifications:

Astral Approach Hub Build

  • 27.5" Carbon - Hookless, tubeless ready
    • Rim Depth: 30mm Clincher
    • Rim Width: [ex] 33.5mm, [in] 28mm
  • Weight: 1655g
  • Brake type: Disc brake, Center Lock
  • Spoke count:  28/28
  • Spoke type: Sapim Race, Round   
  • Hubset: Astral Approach made by 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 Carbon Wheelset (27.5") Approach Hubs by White Industries
Backbone Carbon Wheelset (27.5") Approach Hubs by White Industries
Backbone Carbon Wheelset (27.5") Approach Hubs by White Industries
Backbone Carbon Wheelset (27.5") Approach Hubs by White Industries
Backbone Carbon Wheelset (27.5") Approach Hubs by White Industries