The Backbone is bombproof 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 32mm internal width it’s perfect for wide trail tires.
This build uses hubs from White Industries, our long term hub partner, in Petaluma, California and is laced using 28H, Sapim Race spokes 2x cross for all the assurance you need.
All Astral wheels feature a Tubeless Easy rim profile for painless tire installation and are hand-built in Eugene Oregon by people that care.
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.