Backbone Wheelset, 27.5", Astral Stage 1 hubs

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The Backbone is sturdy 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.

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    Build Specifications:

    Astral Stage 1 Hub  Build

    • 27.5" Alloy - ASYM, tubeless ready
      • Rim Depth: 20mm Clincher
      • Rim Width: [ex] 36mm, [in] 32mm
    • Weight: 1810g
    • Brake type: Disc brake, Center Lock
    • Spoke count/ lacing pattern:  28H/28H, 2x
    • Spoke type: Sapim Race, Round   
    • Hubs: Astral Stage 1
      • Hub Body: Forged, CNC machined
      • Bearing: Enduro Stainless
      • Front axle: Boost, 15mm  thru axle
      • Rear axle: Boost 148mm Boost thru axle
      • Freehub Options: Shimano HG11, 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 Wheelset, 27.5", Astral Stage 1 hubs
    Backbone Wheelset, 27.5", Astral Stage 1 hubs
    Backbone Wheelset, 27.5", Astral Stage 1 hubs
    Backbone Wheelset, 27.5", Astral Stage 1 hubs
    Backbone Wheelset, 27.5", Astral Stage 1 hubs
    Backbone Wheelset, 27.5", Astral Stage 1 hubs
    Backbone Wheelset, 27.5", Astral Stage 1 hubs
    Backbone Wheelset, 27.5", Astral Stage 1 hubs
    Backbone Wheelset, 27.5", Astral Stage 1 hubs