Alphas are our performance 27.5" wheelset for big hits and big tyres. Whether you're riding down Top Chief at Fort William or riding the black routes at Bike Park Wales, Alphas will consistently spin up to speed and keep rolling to help you ride with fluid precision over the trails.
Our design team’s expertise along with the factories we use mean that we can accelerate trickle-down technology to this price point.
Alpha’s boost hub is wider than a standard hub; extra width between the flanges promotes a shallower spoke bracing angle to create a stronger, stiffer wheel. A wider hub also means a shorter chainstay, more mud clearance, and better tyre clearance. To make them faster we’ve used a 6 pawl freehub, which gives 120 points of engagement for immediate response when you turn the pedals (most hubs only have 60, which means you have to turn the pedals further before engaging the freehub). Oh, and the hubs sound amazing! Finally, sealed cartridge bearings just keep rolling and rolling.
35mm lightweight aluminium rims make this wheelset ideal for rock gardens and technical terrain – you can run 2.4" - 3" tyres, which will plump up really nicely to give a broad contact patch for maximum traction and confidence.
Alphas have sealed bearings that are easily serviceable without the need for specialist tools. Double-butted spokes have been chosen to keep the wheels super-strong, whether you’re landing big drops or loading your bike with luggage. And a 17mm alloy axle make these hubs super-stiff and super-strong. You could race round the world on these wheels. Silk Road Mountain Race here we come!
Alpha Rim: internal width 38mm. Takes 27.5x2.4-3 tyres
Alpha boost hub: 15mm thru-axle front, 12mm thru-axle rear with 6 pawl freehub
Spokes: Stainless steel double-butted
Sealed cartridge bearings
Alloy free-hub body for durability
Front: 980g Rear: 1160g