$1,395.00 1453g

Xplor

$1,395.00 1453 grams
Regular price $1,395.00

Xplor: Our new All Road specific rim, the Xplor is 40x30mm wide, 24mm internal width and a deeper hookless bead designed for higher inflation pressure and maximum tire volume. The Xplor has a 24mm internal width, 40mm deep, a hookless bead, and are aero optimized for 28-32 tires. At 1,400gr with tape and valves (DT240) or 1,430gr on I9, they are best in class weight. Compare to the (really nice) Enve 4.5 AR, which is the only comparable product on the market that...Show More >

Xplor: Our new All Road specific rim, the Xplor is 40x30mm wide, 24mm internal width and a deeper hookless bead designed for higher inflation pressure and maximum tire volume. The Xplor has a 24mm internal width, 40mm deep, a hookless bead, and are aero optimized for 28-32 tires. At 1,400gr with tape and valves (DT240) or 1,430gr on I9, they are best in class weight. Compare to the (really nice) Enve 4.5 AR, which is the only comparable product on the market that we've seen, at 1,550gr. Enve chooses a slightly deeper set of rims at 49/55, but we find that the 40 deep gets you close on the aero gains but at a lighter weight and better handling in windy conditions. Up here in New England, a lot of our gravel racing is hilly and in the Midwest it's really windy, so in our opinion the shallower, lighter wheels are the better balance. In our opinion, these are the best gravel / allroad wheels on the planet. 

We build these with either Shimano/SRAM HG 11 speed freehubs or SRAM XD drivers. A common gravel bike spec is a wide range, MTB rear derailleur to allow a wide range cassette. Since those cassettes are built on an MTB standard, you need to drop on a 1.8mm "bottom spacer" as you would for any 10 speed cassette on an 11 speed freehub.

With the HG 11 speed freehub you have full flexibility in gearing range (road or MTB). The other option is to choose a SRAM XD driver, especially if your bike has SRAM CX1, The XD cassettes will also work with a Shimano bike and wide range derailleur as shift spacing is the same. Just select the free hub option you want or email us to discuss.

We lace the Xplor in a 24 hole, two cross configuration front and rear. We have found 24 spokes to be the optimal set up for performance oriented riding up to about 190 pound rider weight. We use Sapim CX Ray spokes in standard build. We can customize with a stiffer spoke upon request. For bigger riders or for more adventuresome exploring or bike packing durability, we also offer the Xplor XL which is a 28H version using 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.

Hope RS4

Road version of Hope Pro 4. 44 point engagement with 2 pawls for lower weight and drag vs 6 pawls in MTB hub. Good bearings, good freebhub seals, loud ratcheting sound. Not super light weight. Available in a range of colors. Made in UK.


 

Hope Pro4 / RS4 Disc

Hope disc hub, centerlock, 44 point engagement with 4 pawls for additional strength (MTB Pro4) or 2 pawls in road disc version (RS4 disc). Good bearings, good freebhub seals, loud ratcheting sound. Not super light weight. Available in a range of colors. Made in UK.

Hope Fatsno

Hope fat bike disc hub, 6 bolt, 44 point engagement with 4 pawls for additional strength (MTB Pro4). Good bearings, good freebhub seals, loud ratcheting sound. Available in a range of colors. Made in UK.


 

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.

NEXT Straight Pull 

Very light, aero, sleek straight pull hub, 48 point engagement with 6 pawls. Good bearings riding on internal axles front and rear with threaded end caps. Very easy disassembly for service. Quiet freehub. Available in black only. Made in Taiwan.

NEXT J Bend

Light, J bend (regular) spoked version of NEXT hub. Used in alloy training wheels or upon request. 48 point engagement with 6 pawls. Good bearings riding on internal axles front and rear with threaded end caps. Very easy disassembly for service. Quiet freehub. Available in black only. Made in Taiwan.

NEXT Disc Brake

Light, J bend (regular) spoked NEXT disc hub. Centerlock design. 48 point engagement with 6 pawls. Good bearings riding on internal axles front and rear with threaded end caps. Very easy disassembly for service. Quiet freehub. Available in several colors. Made in Taiwan.

Xplor: Our new All Road specific rim, the Xplor is 40x30mm wide, 24mm internal width and a deeper hookless bead designed for higher inflation pressure and maximum tire volume. The Xplor has a 24mm internal width, 40mm deep, a hookless bead, and are aero optimized for 28-32 tires. At 1,400gr with tape and valves (DT240) or 1,430gr on I9, they are best in class weight. Compare to the (really nice) Enve 4.5 AR, which is the only comparable product on the market that...Show More >

Xplor: Our new All Road specific rim, the Xplor is 40x30mm wide, 24mm internal width and a deeper hookless bead designed for higher inflation pressure and maximum tire volume. The Xplor has a 24mm internal width, 40mm deep, a hookless bead, and are aero optimized for 28-32 tires. At 1,400gr with tape and valves (DT240) or 1,430gr on I9, they are best in class weight. Compare to the (really nice) Enve 4.5 AR, which is the only comparable product on the market that we've seen, at 1,550gr. Enve chooses a slightly deeper set of rims at 49/55, but we find that the 40 deep gets you close on the aero gains but at a lighter weight and better handling in windy conditions. Up here in New England, a lot of our gravel racing is hilly and in the Midwest it's really windy, so in our opinion the shallower, lighter wheels are the better balance. In our opinion, these are the best gravel / allroad wheels on the planet. 

We build these with either Shimano/SRAM HG 11 speed freehubs or SRAM XD drivers. A common gravel bike spec is a wide range, MTB rear derailleur to allow a wide range cassette. Since those cassettes are built on an MTB standard, you need to drop on a 1.8mm "bottom spacer" as you would for any 10 speed cassette on an 11 speed freehub.

With the HG 11 speed freehub you have full flexibility in gearing range (road or MTB). The other option is to choose a SRAM XD driver, especially if your bike has SRAM CX1, The XD cassettes will also work with a Shimano bike and wide range derailleur as shift spacing is the same. Just select the free hub option you want or email us to discuss.

We lace the Xplor in a 24 hole, two cross configuration front and rear. We have found 24 spokes to be the optimal set up for performance oriented riding up to about 190 pound rider weight. We use Sapim CX Ray spokes in standard build. We can customize with a stiffer spoke upon request. For bigger riders or for more adventuresome exploring or bike packing durability, we also offer the Xplor XL which is a 28H version using 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.

Hope RS4

Road version of Hope Pro 4. 44 point engagement with 2 pawls for lower weight and drag vs 6 pawls in MTB hub. Good bearings, good freebhub seals, loud ratcheting sound. Not super light weight. Available in a range of colors. Made in UK.


 

Hope Pro4 / RS4 Disc

Hope disc hub, centerlock, 44 point engagement with 4 pawls for additional strength (MTB Pro4) or 2 pawls in road disc version (RS4 disc). Good bearings, good freebhub seals, loud ratcheting sound. Not super light weight. Available in a range of colors. Made in UK.

Hope Fatsno

Hope fat bike disc hub, 6 bolt, 44 point engagement with 4 pawls for additional strength (MTB Pro4). Good bearings, good freebhub seals, loud ratcheting sound. Available in a range of colors. Made in UK.


 

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.

NEXT Straight Pull 

Very light, aero, sleek straight pull hub, 48 point engagement with 6 pawls. Good bearings riding on internal axles front and rear with threaded end caps. Very easy disassembly for service. Quiet freehub. Available in black only. Made in Taiwan.

NEXT J Bend

Light, J bend (regular) spoked version of NEXT hub. Used in alloy training wheels or upon request. 48 point engagement with 6 pawls. Good bearings riding on internal axles front and rear with threaded end caps. Very easy disassembly for service. Quiet freehub. Available in black only. Made in Taiwan.

NEXT Disc Brake

Light, J bend (regular) spoked NEXT disc hub. Centerlock design. 48 point engagement with 6 pawls. Good bearings riding on internal axles front and rear with threaded end caps. Very easy disassembly for service. Quiet freehub. Available in several colors. Made in Taiwan.