$1,495.00 1476g

Xplor

$1,495.00 1476 grams
Regular price $1,495.00

Xplor: Our Allroad specific rim, the Xplor is 40x30mm wide, 24mm internal width and with a deeper hookless bead designed for better tire retention at higher pressure. The Xplor is aero optimized for 28-30 road tires, with a 28mm slick usually measuring 30mm on the wide rim. The 24mm width is also great for a fat gravel tire from 35 to 45mm for maximum flotation and grip. At 1,400gr with tape and valves (DT240) or 1,430gr on I9, they are best in...Show More >

Xplor: Our Allroad specific rim, the Xplor is 40x30mm wide, 24mm internal width and with a deeper hookless bead designed for better tire retention at higher pressure. The Xplor is aero optimized for 28-30 road tires, with a 28mm slick usually measuring 30mm on the wide rim. The 24mm width is also great for a fat gravel tire from 35 to 45mm for maximum flotation and grip. 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 at 1,550gr. Enve chooses a slightly deeper set of rims at 49/55, but we find that the 40 deep gets you the aero gain of a deep section wheel 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. 

We build these with either Shimano/SRAM HG 11 speed freehubs or SRAM XD or the new XDR drivers.

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 for almost any use. For heavier riders or for more adventuresome exploring or bike packing durability, we also offer the Xplor XL which is a 28H version using beefier Sapim Sprint aero 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.

Xplor: Our Allroad specific rim, the Xplor is 40x30mm wide, 24mm internal width and with a deeper hookless bead designed for better tire retention at higher pressure. The Xplor is aero optimized for 28-30 road tires, with a 28mm slick usually measuring 30mm on the wide rim. The 24mm width is also great for a fat gravel tire from 35 to 45mm for maximum flotation and grip. At 1,400gr with tape and valves (DT240) or 1,430gr on I9, they are best in...Show More >

Xplor: Our Allroad specific rim, the Xplor is 40x30mm wide, 24mm internal width and with a deeper hookless bead designed for better tire retention at higher pressure. The Xplor is aero optimized for 28-30 road tires, with a 28mm slick usually measuring 30mm on the wide rim. The 24mm width is also great for a fat gravel tire from 35 to 45mm for maximum flotation and grip. 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 at 1,550gr. Enve chooses a slightly deeper set of rims at 49/55, but we find that the 40 deep gets you the aero gain of a deep section wheel 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. 

We build these with either Shimano/SRAM HG 11 speed freehubs or SRAM XD or the new XDR drivers.

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 for almost any use. For heavier riders or for more adventuresome exploring or bike packing durability, we also offer the Xplor XL which is a 28H version using beefier Sapim Sprint aero 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.