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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 our lifetime guaranteed SPM™ straight-pull hubs and 28 Sapim CX Ray spokes per wheel, laced three-cross (while straight-pull hubs from many other hub makers count the spoke lobe as one of the cross points, SPM™ hubs are truly 3x, maximizing torsional strength).  

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.

Click the Specifications, Protection, and Service tabs above this product description for more information about Livewires.

  • RIM MATERIAL:  Carbon
  • RIM:  30mm Internal Right Wide™ Trail Width
  • HUBS:  US Built, SPM, 28 HoleStraight-Pull, 3-CrossLifetime Guarantee (Hubs Only, see below for wheel coverage)
  • Brake Mount:  CenterLock
  • SPOKES:  Sapim CX Ray (298mm)
  • NIPPLES:  Sapim, SecureLock, PolyAx, Hex Head, 14mm Alloy
  • FRONT AXLE:  15mm x 110mm Boost
  • REAR AXLE:  12mm x 148mm Boost, 12mm x 157mm Super Boost
  • DRIVER:  Titanium, 72pts (5º) Engagement
  • COMPATIBILITY:  Shimano HG, SRAM XDR, Micro Spline
  • TUBELESS:  Shipped with Nut Jobs™ Valves & Ride Lock™ Tape
  • E-Bike Approved?:  NO
  • PROTECTION:  2 Year Warranty, Lifetime Crash Replacement Program
  • WEIGHT:  1580g* Boost set (700g Front, 880g Rear)

Also available in 27.5" configuration.

Click the links to learn more about LIVEWIRE technologies:  Right Wide™, Str8 Wall™, Onespoke™, Straight-Pull

*Approx. Weight, PRIOR to Tubeless Setup


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.

Crash Replacement Program
Lifetime Guarantee


SPM CenterLock Boost Front Hub Assembly Diagram 
SPM CenterLock Boost Rear Hub Assembly Diagram 
Freehub Assembly Diagram (Gen 2, 3 Bearing)

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! Gear of the Year

James Stout,

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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