They're really light. You knew that of course, but it bears repeating. And that's just the beginning. You'll be hard pressed to find a wheel in the price category that can go head to head with the Ultralite, in fact you might need to look at wheels costing twice as much that can offer the sheer performance of this wheelset! Class leading strength, stiffness, and yes, light weight will help any XC/Marathon or Adventure racer find the top step of the podium.
-Lightweight. The new Torch hub and spoke platform have cut an incredible amount of weight without sacrificing strength or performance. The tapered spokes are thicker without being heavy, the hubshell is lighter without losing it's strength, and the drivering is thinner while maintaining it's quick engagement.
-Durability. By utilizing Teflon shields and O-rings that snap onto the endcaps, our hubs have two seals on each bearing to help keep grit out, significantly increasing the bearing life. Which helps you stay out of bike shops and onto the Trails - where you belong.
-Compatibility. We made the world's most convertible hub over 8 years ago, and the new Torch will continue to keep you safe from new standards by easily swapping endcaps to adapt to new standards. QR, 15mm, 12x142, 9mm thru -we've got you covered. We even make a Lefty hub (29", 32-hole only).
-Performance. Through clever bearing arrangement in the freehub, we have managed to keep the 3° engagement, yet eliminate the drag. Thicker spokes stiffen up the ride without making it harsh, and an oversized axle efficiently delivers the power.
*Weight varies depending on bearing and axle specification and does not include tubeless tape and valves, which are factory-installed.
Rims – 25mm outer/21mm inner width, Tubeless ready profile, Rim weight – 26"- 335 grams
Front Hub: - 2 bearings with external o-ring seals. 100mm QR, 9thru, 15mm, Boost 110, and 110x20mm axle options.
Rear Hub: - 4 bearings with external Teflon seals and silicone freehub seal. 135mm QR, 10x135, 12x135, 12x142 and 12x148 axle options.
Driver: Shimano HG 8-11 spd* or XD1 - 120 point, 3 degree engagement, 6 pawl mechanism.*Not compatible with 11spd Road Cassettes
Spokes - Rear – drive side 2.9/2.7mm butted, non drive 2.9 mm. Front - disc side 2.9/2.7mm butted, non disc 2.9 mm.
180lb/82kg recommended maximum rider weight
1.95" - 2.3" Recommended Tire Width
Boost options require specific hub shells
Front axles options: 100mm QR, 9thru, 15mm, Boost 15x110 and 20 x 110mm axle options
Rear axles options: 135mm QR, 10x135, 12x135, 12x142 and Boost 12x148
Custom Colors* - Silver, Blue, Gold, Orange, Pink, Purple, Green, Lime and Turquoise See what we have to say about anodization
Custom Lacing options* - Mix and match spoke colors for a true custom look
XD1 Driver body for SRAM XX1 type cassette.
Shimano HG for 8-11 speed Mountain Cassettes**
Hybrid Ceramic bearings*
* -Upcharges apply
**-Not compatibile with 11 speed road cassettes
$1195.00 Base Price
Stock configuration - Black hubs, Black spokes.
+$50 Level 1 Custom - Any non-stock combination of Red, Black or Silver - includes custom lacing (red, silver, or black spokes) if requested
+$160 Level 2 Custom - 1 custom color Blue, Gold, Orange, Pink, Purple, Turquoise, Lime and Green (Can be mixed with any combo of red, silver, or black, and includes custom lacing if requested)
+$265 Level 3 Custom - 2 or more custom colors Blue, Gold, Orange, Pink, Purple, Turquoise, Lime and Green - any combination + includes custom lacing
+$205 for Ceramic Bearings
+$65 for 32-hole Stan's Notubes rims (Crest, Arch EX, Flow EX)
+$160 for Custom rims- Any 32-hole Aluminum Rim.