- APPLICATION: XC/Trail
- SUGGESTED TIRE WIDTHS: 2.25"-2.6
RIM: 30mm Internal Right Wide™ Trail Width
HUBS: US Built, SPSL & SPM, 24 Hole, Straight-Pull, 2-Cross, Lifetime Guarantee (Hubs Only, see below for wheel coverage)
- SPOKES: Sapim D-Lite (294mm)
- NIPPLES: Sapim, SecureLock, PolyAx, Hex Head, 14mm Alloy
FRONT AXLE: 15mmx110mm Boost (Dishless)
- REAR AXLE: 12mmx148mm Boost
- DRIVER: Titanium, 72pts (5º) Engagement
- COMPATIBILITY: Shimano HG 9/11 (SRAM NX 12), SRAM XD/R, Shimano Micro Spline
- TUBELESS: Shipped Ready-to-Ride with RideLock™ Tape and Valves
- E-Bike Approved?: NO
PROTECTION: 2 Year Warranty, Lifetime Crash Replacement Program
- WEIGHT: 1520g* set (670g Front, 850g Rear)
Click the links to learn more about LIVEWIRE technologies: Dishless, UN1™ Carbon, Right Wide™, Str8 Wall™, Onespoke™, Straight-Pull
*Approx. Weight, PRIOR to Tubeless Setup
Why We Build It
Several years ago, when our Director of Engineering was shopping for a new “XC” bike we realized that lines between bike categories were blurring with geometry evolving on short-travel bikes to make them much more capable.
To compliment the increased capabilities of these bikes, we wanted to run larger, more aggressive tires while at the same time maintaining the sharp handling, low weight, and outstanding climbing characteristics for which cross country & trail bikes are traditionally built; so we began working on the evolution of our Livewire wheelset.
To support our wider tire choices, without limiting our ability to shift down to a true XC-race tire when we wanted to, we took the proven shape, lateral stiffness, and durability of our original-version Hotline rim (the one on which we founded RideFast) and paired it with the US built, SPSL/SPM hub combo from our Hotwire XC-Race wheels, then we tuned the ride quality to our liking by building the new wheels with 24 Sapim D-Lite spokes which offer outstanding elongation properties allowing us to improve vertical compliance (important on a shorter-travel bike) without sacrificing the precise tracking offered by the wider, laterally stiffer rim.
The resulting Livewire 'trail' wheel is one of the lightest, most versatile, 30mm internal width wheelsets on the market and has become one of our best sellers, helping us (and you) get all of the best traits out of (y)our new-school, short-travel, aggressive geometry, XC/Trail bikes.
Livewires are protected by our 2 year warranty as well as our Lifetime Crash Replacement Plan which provides for $200, no-questions-asked, repair or replacement for damage not covered by our warranty. Finally, Livewire hubs are covered by our Lifetime Guarantee. Click the links below to learn more about each of these protections.
Crash Replacement Program