- APPLICATION: AM/Enduro/Gravity
- SUGGESTED TIRE WIDTHS: 2.25"-2.6"
- RIM: 30mm Internal Right Wide™ Enduro Width
HUBS: US Built, SPM 28 Hole, Straight-Pull, 3-Cross
- SPOKES: Sapim D-Lite (294mm)
- NIPPLES: Sapim, SecureLock, PolyAx, Hex Head, 14mm, Alloy
- FRONT AXLE: 15mmx110mm Boost
- 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
PROTECTION: Lifetime Guarantee
- WEIGHT: 1780g* set (830g Front, 950g Rear)
Click the links to learn more about HOTLINE technologies: UN1™ Carbon, Right Wide™, Str8 Wall™, Onespoke™, Straight-Pull
*Approx. Weight, PRIOR to Tubeless Setup
Why We Build It
This is the wheel that started it all for RideFast! In the fall of 2013 we didn't think mountain wheels were integrating the best available design concepts, technology, and features as well as they could. On the drive home from a riding trip in Santa Cruz, a debate began...if we could build wheels any way we wanted, how would we do that?
Six hours of driving later we had our ideas outlined for “wheels we wanted to ride”. Over the next 18 months we built test wheels experimenting with different rim shapes, materials, spokes, spoke tensions and hubs.
By January of 2015 we had a wheel we loved: a 27.5”, 30 mm internal width carbon rim to compliment the tire sizes and designs we liked without limiting tire choice, shaped to be laterally stiff to corner and track well, built with 28 straight-pull spokes at tightly controlled tensions to help deliver the ride quality and durability we wanted, designed to be easily serviceable without any proprietary tools.
We called it the Hotline. Although we originally didn't have plans to turn it into a brand (or even a business), as a result of ride testing we had requests for our new wheels from a number of our friends. So, in April of 2015, we delivered the very first Hotlines to customers (friends).
In the time since Scott built the first Hotline, wheel sizes have evolved, hub widths have expanded, tire widths have grown, and bikes have become much more capable and versatile.
To keep pace with those changes we've continued to test and refine the Hotline (and all of the wheels we build). Offering it in 27.5” and 29” formats. Reshaping its 30mm internal width to make it stronger. Evolving spoke choice to continue to deliver outstanding ride quality and impact resistance. Bringing our hub production home to the US to incorporate an oversized axle and titanium freehub. And, finally, backing it with our Lifetime Guarantee.
As a result, today's Hotline is the strongest, fastest version ever. Finding a home on bikes ranging from aggressive hardtails to 170mm travel enduro destroyers. As always, we're stoked to have the opportunity to hand build it for you in our Southern California workshop!
It's simple. The Hotline is backed by our Lifetime Guarantee. RideFast & Take Chances, we've got you covered for as long as you own your Hotlines! Click the link below to read the coverage details.