Grit: The Grit is my endurance and racing MTB wheel. If you ride long, fast, hilly trail rides, race XC or Marathon, or are weight and performance oriented, these are for you. These are among the lightest XC wheels you can get, and I did not skimp on the width to do it! In fact with a 28mm internal width these are perhaps the widest and lightest XC rims out there. That opens the door for trail riding with a chunky tire on your lightweight trail bike. If you are looking for a gravity oriented wheel, check out the Huck. If you need a 27.5 XC wheel, I use the Xplor model for that.
The Grit embraces the "wider is better" philosophy at 30mm dee, 28mm internal, 34mm external dimensions, with a strong, shallow hookless bead. The squared off bead leading edge increases the impact resistance of the rim for when you are running those low XC race pressures. The Grit is laced 28 hole 3-cross because that is what you want in an MTB wheel. I could build these with 24 spokes and they would hold up, but when you put on a modern width tire with lots of grip, the tire will start to overpower the spokes and the flex while turning will result in vague steering, which you don't want. The Grit tracks precisely and just plain rips all day. At 1275gr (DT 240) to 1375gr (DT350) you won't find anything as light and versatile with comparable performance.
For 2021, rims are now constructed using graphene doped Toray T800 carbon fiber. Graphene doping is a new process using wherein a very small amount of graphene (under 2%) is added to the carbon matrix during processing. Scientific testing has demonstrated significant increases in strength and impact resistance results from the graphene doping process. Our testing has shown this to be true in practice, allowing pretty significant weight reductions in the rim construction.
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.
Wow! What a light XC wheelset! 1415 grams on my kitchen scale! I shaved 370 gr from my XC bike that’s got 23mm inner aluminum rim. The wheels are beautiful! High quality for sure!Put my Race King tires on them and could easily inflate them. Unfortunately, I can’t ride my bike; one foot of snow! Winter is going to be long now! I can’t wait to race these wheels!
Previous to these wheels, I’ve used midrange Mavic wheels for mtb and road and 808/404 zipp wheels for triathlons. Deep rim Zipps where a revelation to me for time trialing, and Jerry’s wheels are similar for MTB. Stuff that was hard to climb before is notably easier now. The ability to accelerate with less of a delay actually matters. I’m riding a fully rigid 29er mtb in rocky New England, and the wheels have seemed really strong too. I’ll buy Jerry’s wheels without hesitation in the future.
Built by Jerry...1380g ready to roll 28mm ID wheel with DT350's...Enough said!! These are amazing wheels. Cx-ray spokes, lifetime replacement. They are great wheels at premium pricing let alone way under 2K. I would highly recommend these wheels to anyone looking for a high level race wheel that is capable of running anywhere from a 2.2 to a 2.6" tire.
Excellent Wheels. So light and responsive they take a few rides to get used to.