$1,850.00 1857g

Huck 29R - NEW RIM FOR 2020!

$1,850.00 1857 grams
Regular price $1,850.00

Huck: The Huck is our "downcountry" 29r wheelset for medium travel bikes vs a long travel rig that is designed around a 27.5 rim. They have a rugged, DH spec layup, 32H drilling, thick squared off beads, and T800 grade carbon. We updated the rim summer of 2020 to skew more aggressive and gravity oriented verses lightweight trail and uphill riding as this is the direction we have seen our customers moving with this model. 

The rim is a 32mm deep, 40mm wide, with 31mm internal with sturdy...Show More >

Huck: The Huck is our "downcountry" 29r wheelset for medium travel bikes vs a long travel rig that is designed around a 27.5 rim. They have a rugged, DH spec layup, 32H drilling, thick squared off beads, and T800 grade carbon. We updated the rim summer of 2020 to skew more aggressive and gravity oriented verses lightweight trail and uphill riding as this is the direction we have seen our customers moving with this model. 

The rim is a 32mm deep, 40mm wide, with 31mm internal with sturdy hookless bead.  At 4.5mm wide and reinforced, the beads are better able to withstand impacts. Their wide lip is effective at reducing sidewall cuts at even very low pressures, though using a foam core rim protection product of your choice is always recommended. We now use Sapim Laser lightweight spokes for these builds as the additional flex provided by the 1.5mm vs 1.8mm center section softens the ride and allows the wheel to absorb a hit with less likelihood of damage. 

27.5 wheel size Huck All Mountain is also available and in this sturdy all mountain layup for longer travel bikes. 

Huck model wheels utilize 6-bolt hubs on King or Project 321 hubs vs centerlock on Industry 9. 6-bolt is available in Industry 9 if you ask, but we stock centerlock. 

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. Through axles are not provided with wheels as they are part of the bike frame system.

The Huck is built 32H, 3-cross front and rear using Sapim Laser spokes and alloy nipples. Brass nipples upon request.


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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.

Huck: The Huck is our "downcountry" 29r wheelset for medium travel bikes vs a long travel rig that is designed around a 27.5 rim. They have a rugged, DH spec layup, 32H drilling, thick squared off beads, and T800 grade carbon. We updated the rim summer of 2020 to skew more aggressive and gravity oriented verses lightweight trail and uphill riding as this is the direction we have seen our customers moving with this model. 

The rim is a 32mm deep, 40mm wide, with 31mm internal with sturdy...Show More >

Huck: The Huck is our "downcountry" 29r wheelset for medium travel bikes vs a long travel rig that is designed around a 27.5 rim. They have a rugged, DH spec layup, 32H drilling, thick squared off beads, and T800 grade carbon. We updated the rim summer of 2020 to skew more aggressive and gravity oriented verses lightweight trail and uphill riding as this is the direction we have seen our customers moving with this model. 

The rim is a 32mm deep, 40mm wide, with 31mm internal with sturdy hookless bead.  At 4.5mm wide and reinforced, the beads are better able to withstand impacts. Their wide lip is effective at reducing sidewall cuts at even very low pressures, though using a foam core rim protection product of your choice is always recommended. We now use Sapim Laser lightweight spokes for these builds as the additional flex provided by the 1.5mm vs 1.8mm center section softens the ride and allows the wheel to absorb a hit with less likelihood of damage. 

27.5 wheel size Huck All Mountain is also available and in this sturdy all mountain layup for longer travel bikes. 

Huck model wheels utilize 6-bolt hubs on King or Project 321 hubs vs centerlock on Industry 9. 6-bolt is available in Industry 9 if you ask, but we stock centerlock. 

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. Through axles are not provided with wheels as they are part of the bike frame system.

The Huck is built 32H, 3-cross front and rear using Sapim Laser spokes and alloy nipples. Brass nipples upon request.


< 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.

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JB
08/01/2020
Jeff B.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Best wheels I’ve ever owned!

I’ve been riding my new hucksters every day and love everything about them. The process of purchasing and delivery was flawless. Highly recommend!

MR
07/02/2020
Max R.
United States United States
I recommend this product
TGR Reviews the NEXT Huck 29er

From testing these during our fall 2019 carbon wheel roundup: https://www.tetongravity.com/story/gear-tech/tgr-tested-the-best-carbon-mtb-wheels-of-2019 Jerry Chabot’s one-man show is one of perfection - he strives to build the truest, roundest, most reliable bike wheels on the planet, whether they are found on XC bikes, DH rigs, or road bikes in pro-level races. Pop any pair of Chabot-built wheels on your bike, and you’ll immediately feel a difference - they just want to roll forever. We tested NEXT’s Huck 29r Trail wheelset, an all-mountain/enduro rim built with a trail riding layup, 32-hole drilling, and lightweight 3D-wound carbon construction. They are quite light, but with smart geometry and features like extra-width sidewalls and beads as well as molded (not drilled) spoke holes, they are designed to handle some serious downhill abuse. Like the NOBL TR 36, the hookless low-profile bead is designed to help eliminate pinch flats, even at super low tire pressures. NEXT's rim profile seems extra round, where the widest part of the rim is actually inboard of the bead. On the trail, we found the stiffness and build quality to be immediately noticeable. Don’t think you’ll notice a wheel that’s near-perfectly round and true? Try a set of NEXTs. We immediately felt way more confident in the air and on trail, loving the lateral stiffness of the wheels. They accelerate crazy fast and feel super sturdy in tight corners and high-speed berms. Our test rims were laced to a set of colorful Hope Tech Pro 4 hubs with matching purple nipples. The hub's four-pawl ratchet system with 44-tooth engagement (8.2 degree) doesn't seem like much on paper, but it provided plenty of get-up-and-go on the trail. The 31mm internal rim width played nice with 2.3” tires, providing plenty of sidewall support on the trail and in hard corners where traction was important. The rims are designed to be laterally stiff - which they certainly were - and slightly vertically compliant, making for a forgiving yet precise ride through rough sections of trail. We spent two months abusing these through brake bumps in the bike park, hitting jump lines on Teton Pass, and smashing through rock gardens in the desert - and couldn’t break them. The bottom line on the NEXT Huck 29r: The Hucks are a fantastic upgrade to any 29er trail bike that likes to get rowdy. Light enough for long XC days, but durable enough to smash laps at the bike park. These will be wheels you'll want to transfer from one bike to the next.

06/30/2020
Anonymous
NATICK NATICK
I recommend this product
Excellent wheels

Recently bought a set of Huck 29r wheels for my new MTB. In summary: these are great wheels, buy them in you need a set. Rim build/finish quality is at least on par with (or, I might argue even better) the "big carbon" brands, and these were $1k less costly than some big name brands. Attention to detail and build quality is evidenced by small things like a matching ano valve stems (included) and the handwritten build card that is packaged with the wheels. These things are built strong and stiff. On a recent ride I broke a front spoke (my fault - crashed onto a rock!) and the wheel remained straight and true with no detectable flex or hop on the ride back to the car. On top of the great product, if you ever have any questions, you can email to the guy who built your wheels (Jerry) and in my experience, usually have a response in 5-10 minutes. So, great product and great customer service/support. Just buy the wheels.