LIVEWIRE 29

Regular price $1,499.99
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  • 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, Micro Spline (Shimano 12)
  • 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:  DishlessUN1™ CarbonRight Wide™, Str8 Wall™, Onespoke™, Straight-Pull

*Approx. Weight, PRIOR to Tubeless Setup

Why We Build It

Livewires are designed to help deliver the best trail performance for modern-geometry short to mid travel aggressive XC & Trail bikes by offering larger volume tire support and lateral stiffness.

Livewires maintain lightweight climbing and acceleration capabilities while delivering outstanding cornering and tracking (when compared to a traditional XC wheelset). 

Ride quality is tuned & and weight is controlled through the use of SPM™ straight-pull hubs and 24 Sapim D-Lite spokes per wheel, laced two-cross (straight-pull hubs from many other hub makers count the spoke lobe as one of the crossing points and call this design "3-cross") .  More resistant to vertical flex, and better suited for aggressive line choices than the bladed spokes of a pure XC wheel, the D-Lite's 1.6mm barrel still deliver outstanding elongation which improves ride quality in trail chatter (high frequency bumps) for shorter travel bikes.

The 30mm internal width of the Livewire is ideal for tires ranging from 2.25" to 2.6".  If you're consistently running 2.3" or smaller volume tires, or if you're looking for a pure XC race wheels you should consider our Hotwire wheelset.

More aggressive riders, or riders on longer travel, more "enduro" oriented bikes who seeking a 30mm (internal width) rim profile should check out our Hotline wheelset.

Protection

Livewires are protected by our 2 year warranty as well as our Crash Replacement Plan which provides $200, no-questions-asked, repair or replacement for damage not covered by our warranty (riders looking for a more aggressive wheelset with the same internal width, covered by our Lifetime Guarantee should consider our Hotline wheels).  Finally Livewire hubs are covered by our Lifetime Guarantee.  Click the links below to learn more about each of these protections.

Warranty
Crash Replacement Program
Lifetime Guarantee

Customer Reviews

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Performance by design

The Difference is in the Details

At RF, we're obsessed with the belief that the "whole" should be greater than the sum of its parts.  It's why we build our wheels in-house, by hand.  It's also what leads us to design and manufacture almost all of the components that we use to build our complete wheels.  From hubs & rims, to tubeless tape & valves, we design each and every part to work together flawlessly as well as to excel individually.

Reviewed and Rated

I can't believe how much I've enjoyed these Livewire wheels...I'm glad I was introduced to this small, SoCal company because these cross-country wheels have been a revelation to me!  MTBR.com Gear of the Year

James Stout, MTBR.com

We have to give it to RideFast for building such top quality equipment.  If trusty and durable carbon wheels are on your wish list, check out the Hotlines.  MBA Field Test

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