Built By Jerry | HUCK (NEW!)

Regular price $2,000.00 1375g

Huck: The Huck is a fun, trail riding 29r wheelset for medium travel bikes vs a long travel rig that is designed around a 27.5 rim, or a park bike that you really get aggressive with.  They have a trail suited carbon layup, 28H drilling, and shallow profile for good flex. If you are interested in a more traditional race spec XC or uphill travel trail wheel, check out the (very light) Grit combined with a cushcore (or similar) set-up. This will still be comparable in weight and width to the Enve M630 but with the protection of cushcore. 

The Huck is a beefier layup version of the Grit, dimensionally the same. The external rim width is 36mm with a 30mm internal. I also opted to go to a very shallow rim depth, which seems to be more forgiving to impacts, and is now down to 22mm deep (slightly deeper than Grit due to additional carbon). With these dimensions, the Huck can be set up for trail riding with a chunky tire and a cushcore (not included) and still being uphill riding compliant and light at 450 grams. I always recommend a liner in modern XC rims as the lower pressure performance easily offsets the weight, and the liner greatly reduces risk of rim damage. 

The Huck is asymmetric again, after a few years having gone away from that. I find that a rim 30mm deep or so does not really need it to get good non-drive spoke tension, so why add the complication? But at 22mm deep, now your spokes are more vertical and I find that these do build up much better with an offset. They are laced 28 hole 3-cross based on the all-around trail riding use case.

Rims are constructed using graphene doped Toray T800 carbon fiber. Graphene doping is a process using wherein a very small amount of graphene (under 2%) is added to the carbon matrix during processing. My experience has shown this improves toughness, allowing pretty significant weight reductions in the rim construction.

Additionally, these rims have an internal reinforcement at the nipple which allows the rim to be thinner between the nipples, which is a low force area of the rim. This allows the new Grit to be so much wider than the old model while being the same weight. 

If you ride a Microspline Shimano 12 speed drivetrain, check out about the XTR and M900 hubs I have.  Straight pull, gorgeous, amazing quality, and at two good price points. 

All wheels come tubeless taped with premium alloy valve stems installed, ready for you to mount tubeless tires. Through axles are not provided with wheels as they are part of the bike frame system.