$1,495.00 1604g

Grip+

$1,495.00 1604 grams
Regular price $1,495.00

Grip+: The Grip+ is “a 27.5 Plus” wheel with a 45mm external, 40mm internal width and an asymmetric rim profile (offset 2.5mm). We have selected a 40mm internal based on our testing with 2.6 to 3.0 tires. We believe that the 2.8 width tire is the optimal “plus” width, above which the handling starts to be affected and the bike steers a bit like a fat bike.

The 40mm size is the right balance between...Show More >

Grip+: The Grip+ is “a 27.5 Plus” wheel with a 45mm external, 40mm internal width and an asymmetric rim profile (offset 2.5mm). We have selected a 40mm internal based on our testing with 2.6 to 3.0 tires. We believe that the 2.8 width tire is the optimal “plus” width, above which the handling starts to be affected and the bike steers a bit like a fat bike.

The 40mm size is the right balance between weight and width at that size. The 2.8 tire, especially one of the great sub 800 gram models, will still feel like a fast mountain bike that you can race XC on with amazing grip and rolling speed at 9-15 PSI pressure.

For flowy or rooty courses or when it is greasy, we actually prefer the 27.5 plus to our 29rs. With a 2.8 wide tire you have a reasonable degree of certainty that you can fit the wheels into a 29r frame for an optional tire size.

The Grip+ are built 28 hole 3 cross front and rear with Sapim Race spokes.

 

All wheels come tubeless taped with premium alloy valve stems installed, ready for you to mount tubeless tires. Valve stems will be color matched to nipple color where applicable. Quick release wheels will be provided with NEXT steel rod skewers for added security with disc brakes. Through axles are not provided with wheels as they are part of the bike frame system.


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Build spec info.

Configure your wheels with one of the many hubs we offer.

Dive deep into why we offer these hubs in this post.


 

DT Swiss 240

Very light, DT driver with 36 point engagement, straight pull spokes, centerlock (in disc), upgraded non ceramic bearings (vs DT 350). Both front and rear hubs have an internal axle, end caps go over the axle and do not contact bearings. Muted freehub sound. Available in black only. Made in Taiwan.


 

DT Swiss 350

DT driver with 18 point engagement, straight pull spokes, centerlock (in disc). Front hub has no internal axle, bearings ride directly on through axle or end caps. Lower quality bearings than DT 240. Muted freehub sound. Available in black only. Made in Taiwan.

Industry 9 Torch

I9 MTB or road disc hub, centerlock, 120 point engagement for very fast pick up. Quite light. Good bearings, teflon wiper seal for good protection and low drag. Buzzy freehub sound. Full range of colors available. Made in USA.

Project 321

Beautiful hubs, top quality machining and finish, 6 bolt disc only, angular contact bearings with precise preload adjustment, threaded end caps, large hub flanges, angled flanges to match spoke angle, almost no spoke to hub contact, tension up like a straight pull. Magnetic pawls, 216 point freehub, no springs in freehub. Loud or silent options.  Made in Bend, OR. Comparable to Chris King quality.

Grip+: The Grip+ is “a 27.5 Plus” wheel with a 45mm external, 40mm internal width and an asymmetric rim profile (offset 2.5mm). We have selected a 40mm internal based on our testing with 2.6 to 3.0 tires. We believe that the 2.8 width tire is the optimal “plus” width, above which the handling starts to be affected and the bike steers a bit like a fat bike.

The 40mm size is the right balance between...Show More >

Grip+: The Grip+ is “a 27.5 Plus” wheel with a 45mm external, 40mm internal width and an asymmetric rim profile (offset 2.5mm). We have selected a 40mm internal based on our testing with 2.6 to 3.0 tires. We believe that the 2.8 width tire is the optimal “plus” width, above which the handling starts to be affected and the bike steers a bit like a fat bike.

The 40mm size is the right balance between weight and width at that size. The 2.8 tire, especially one of the great sub 800 gram models, will still feel like a fast mountain bike that you can race XC on with amazing grip and rolling speed at 9-15 PSI pressure.

For flowy or rooty courses or when it is greasy, we actually prefer the 27.5 plus to our 29rs. With a 2.8 wide tire you have a reasonable degree of certainty that you can fit the wheels into a 29r frame for an optional tire size.

The Grip+ are built 28 hole 3 cross front and rear with Sapim Race spokes.

 

All wheels come tubeless taped with premium alloy valve stems installed, ready for you to mount tubeless tires. Valve stems will be color matched to nipple color where applicable. Quick release wheels will be provided with NEXT steel rod skewers for added security with disc brakes. Through axles are not provided with wheels as they are part of the bike frame system.


< Show Less
Build spec info.

Configure your wheels with one of the many hubs we offer.

Dive deep into why we offer these hubs in this post.


 

DT Swiss 240

Very light, DT driver with 36 point engagement, straight pull spokes, centerlock (in disc), upgraded non ceramic bearings (vs DT 350). Both front and rear hubs have an internal axle, end caps go over the axle and do not contact bearings. Muted freehub sound. Available in black only. Made in Taiwan.


 

DT Swiss 350

DT driver with 18 point engagement, straight pull spokes, centerlock (in disc). Front hub has no internal axle, bearings ride directly on through axle or end caps. Lower quality bearings than DT 240. Muted freehub sound. Available in black only. Made in Taiwan.

Industry 9 Torch

I9 MTB or road disc hub, centerlock, 120 point engagement for very fast pick up. Quite light. Good bearings, teflon wiper seal for good protection and low drag. Buzzy freehub sound. Full range of colors available. Made in USA.

Project 321

Beautiful hubs, top quality machining and finish, 6 bolt disc only, angular contact bearings with precise preload adjustment, threaded end caps, large hub flanges, angled flanges to match spoke angle, almost no spoke to hub contact, tension up like a straight pull. Magnetic pawls, 216 point freehub, no springs in freehub. Loud or silent options.  Made in Bend, OR. Comparable to Chris King quality.