$1,395.00 1581g

Xplor XL

$1,395.00 1581 grams
Regular price $1,395.00

Xplor XL: The Xplor XL is the same rim as the Xplor, but drilled 28H, and we build them three cross with a thicker, stiffer spoke for increased durability for aggressive riders around 190 pounds and up (no limit), deep woods adventuring, or loaded touring. We recommend a hub using a J bend spoke hub to ensure easy access to spares while bike tripping. The Xplor XL can take whatever you choose to throw at them, with confidence. 

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Xplor XL: The Xplor XL is the same rim as the Xplor, but drilled 28H, and we build them three cross with a thicker, stiffer spoke for increased durability for aggressive riders around 190 pounds and up (no limit), deep woods adventuring, or loaded touring. We recommend a hub using a J bend spoke hub to ensure easy access to spares while bike tripping. The Xplor XL can take whatever you choose to throw at them, with confidence. 

Our new All Road specific rim, the Xplor rim is 40x30mm wide, 24mm internal width and deeper hookless bead designed for higher inflation pressure and maximum tire volumeThe rims have a molded flat for the tubeless stem lock nut, a great mid aero depth for a balance of speed and light weight, and a width that is aero optimized for a 28mm wide tire. With the 24mm internal you can also easily run the widest gravel tires that are likely to fit in your frame.

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 XL in a 28 hole, three cross configuration front and rear. We use Sapim CX Sprint spokes in standard build. They are a thicker oval spoke, cosmetically similar to the CX Ray but stiffer. We think that the oval spokes look proper on this wheelset so we only go up to a full round, butted Sapim Race, an even burlier spoke, upon request.

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 XL: The Xplor XL is the same rim as the Xplor, but drilled 28H, and we build them three cross with a thicker, stiffer spoke for increased durability for aggressive riders around 190 pounds and up (no limit), deep woods adventuring, or loaded touring. We recommend a hub using a J bend spoke hub to ensure easy access to spares while bike tripping. The Xplor XL can take whatever you choose to throw at them, with confidence. 

Our new All Road specific...Show More >

Xplor XL: The Xplor XL is the same rim as the Xplor, but drilled 28H, and we build them three cross with a thicker, stiffer spoke for increased durability for aggressive riders around 190 pounds and up (no limit), deep woods adventuring, or loaded touring. We recommend a hub using a J bend spoke hub to ensure easy access to spares while bike tripping. The Xplor XL can take whatever you choose to throw at them, with confidence. 

Our new All Road specific rim, the Xplor rim is 40x30mm wide, 24mm internal width and deeper hookless bead designed for higher inflation pressure and maximum tire volumeThe rims have a molded flat for the tubeless stem lock nut, a great mid aero depth for a balance of speed and light weight, and a width that is aero optimized for a 28mm wide tire. With the 24mm internal you can also easily run the widest gravel tires that are likely to fit in your frame.

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 XL in a 28 hole, three cross configuration front and rear. We use Sapim CX Sprint spokes in standard build. They are a thicker oval spoke, cosmetically similar to the CX Ray but stiffer. We think that the oval spokes look proper on this wheelset so we only go up to a full round, butted Sapim Race, an even burlier spoke, upon request.

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.