Huck: The Huck 27.5 is my All Mountain wheelset for 130-180mm travel bikes that get a little rowdier than a medium travel 29r. With a heavier gravity layup and 32H drilling, we have increased the durability of the rim to better complement the smaller wheel diameter and more gravity focused bikes. The Huck rim is very comparable to the Enve M730 enduro rim in weight, internal dimension, and intended purpose.
The rim is a 32mm deep, 40mm wide, with 31mm internal with sturdy hookless bead. At 4.5mm wide and reinforced, the beads are better able to withstand impacts, though using a foam core rim protection product of your choice is always recommended. I use very thin (and more difficult to build with) Sapim Laser spokes for these builds as the additional flex provided by the 1.5mm vs 1.8mm or 2.0 center butt of a traditional spoke softens the ride and allows the wheel to absorb a hit with less likelihood of damage to the rim. I think they ride a lot smoother as well. With 32 working spokes, the tracking is still very precise.
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.
Huck model wheels utilize 6-bolt hubs on King or Project 321 hubs and centerlock on Industry 9. 6-bolt is also available in Industry 9 if you want, but I stock centerlock in i9 so I have both options covered. If you really want a DT 240 or DT 350, I can do that but I do not stock them as the straight pull versions do not go up to 32H.
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.
Easily the finest wheels I’ve ever ridden. Superb parts and impeccable workmanship. All delivered on time, exactly as spec’d. And to top it off, I dealt with an actual human being the entire time. Jerry was responsive and helpful throughout. Great communication. I’d give more stars if I could. Highly recommended.