Backbone Carbon Wheelset (27.5") Stage 1 Hubs

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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.

The Stage 1 mountain bike hubset is custom made for Astral Cycling to provide a reliable, strong and light wheelset option. With upgraded speed of engagement, great strength-to-weight ratio and easily serviceable parts, they’re a value-packed winner for any MTB condition.

All Astral Cycling wheels are hand-build in Eugene, Oregon and feature Tubeless Easy rims you can easily set up at home.

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" Carbon - Hookless, tubeless ready
    • Rim Depth: 30mm Clincher
    • Rim Width: [ex] 33.5mm, [in] 28mm
  • Weight: 1675g
  • Brake type: Disc brake, Center Lock
  • Spoke count:  28/28
  • Spoke type: Sapim Race, Round   
  • Hubset: Astral Stage 1
    • Hub Body: Center Lock, CNC machined
    • Bearing: Enduro Stainless
    • Front axle: Boost, 15mm  thru axle
    • Rear axle: Boost 148mm Boost thru axle
    • Freehub Options: SRAM XDR or Shimano Micro Spline
    • Freehub Material: Forged 7075 T6
  • Tire size recommendation: See chart in product images
  • Includes: Taped for tubeless, tubeless valves and Astral's Certainty 

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Backbone Carbon Wheelset (27.5") Stage 1 Hubs
Backbone Carbon Wheelset (27.5") Stage 1 Hubs
Backbone Carbon Wheelset (27.5") Stage 1 Hubs
Backbone Carbon Wheelset (27.5") Stage 1 Hubs
Backbone Carbon Wheelset (27.5") Stage 1 Hubs