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Founded in 2015 by longtime cycling supporter, Jerry Chabot, CEO of ENGVT, NEXT Cycling engineers high quality wheels designed for cyclocross, mountain and road performance. NEXT has a clear social mission to contribute to the growth and health of the cycling community via advocacy and athlete development.  

25G Road+ 650b and Lefty Slate

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Note that wheel pricing is based on hub selection and ranges from $1,295 for NEXT up to $1,695 for DT240. Item prices update when you add to cart. There is a $50 charge for custom color builds.

25G Road+ 650b and Lefty Slate

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25G Road+ 650b and Lefty Slate

from 1,395.00

Gravel bikes are really evolving quickly, and 650b is seeing a resurgence as the high volume tire trend moves into that market. The Cannondale Slate line of Lefty Oliver sprung 650b equipped bikes is on the bleeding edge of this trend, so much so that there are no readily available wheel upgrades specifically designed for that frame. Enter the 25G. We developed this wheelset after researching the Slate and its optimal use, tire pressure range, and engineering spec's with key early adopters, sponsored riders, and Cannondale engineers. The take away was that the 25G rim profile was right in the sweetspot for the tire size range with 28 external 24 internal width, 25mm deep for race light weight, hookless bead, and excellent tubeless performance. We researched the best Lefty hubs on the market and arrived on the Project 321 hubs. They have a strong following in the Lefty world, previously building on an Industry 9 freehub and drive, in all the great colors we love. They released a new springless, magnetic drive freehub this year with two pawl options - one with almost zero drag, and another with extra strong engagement. They use J bend spokes for easy parts sourcing anywhere in the world you choose to take your adventure.  We also of course can build these 650b Road+ (Road Plus) rims onto traditional hubs for any of the emerging Road+ conversions and native framesets currently gaining in popularity. Note that Lefty builds are ONLY available on the Project 321 hubs.

A word on freehubs - Road+ is a little different use that normal road wheels. These are meant for hilly, rugged gravel riding and racing. As such, we see most demand a larger cassette. The top of the line Slate comes with purple cranks and hubs and an XD driver for 11 speed 1x drive trains. Similarly, the lower end bikes really want something larger than a 28. Rather than have you fiddle with conversion spacers, we are building all these wheels with MTB freehubs, either HG or XD. This also allows us to take advantage of the wider flange spacing on an MTB hub to build you a stronger wheel. All in, it is just a smarter set up for the Road+ standard in our opinion. If you really want a road 11 cassette, just email us and we will build to suite. 

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