Rough Roads, Smooth Sailing
For those XL epics that demand a little more. For discerning riders that go all-day (or night), chasing KOMs all the way. When "mixed-surface" rides mean all types of trails and dirt and pavement is just for cars. When you want a smooth, carbon ride, with light weight and no compromises, this is the wheel for you.
This is a wheel for adventuring, and that means getting out there - picking a journey and riding through to the end -- the Great Divide Route. The Oregon Outback. Colorado Trail. For pressing on when the tracks fade. Because single track looks enticing, even on drop bars, and rough roads lead to good things.
This wide 25mm internal hookless-carbon rim pairs best with 44mm to 2.4 inch tires.
Astral's pro wheel builders are also hardcore riders that know first-hand that a good adventure requires 100% commitment and gear up to the task and build these hoops to order, just for you.
All Astral Cycling wheels are hand-built in Eugene, Oregon and feature Tubeless Easy rims you can easily set up at home.
Astral Approach Hubs By White Industries
The Approach hubset is built for Astral Cycling by long-time partner White Industries. It includes the same internal mechanisms as their classic CLD hub but features a bomber heat-treated steel freehub body at a nominal 28-gram weight sacrifice. For a rock-solid mountain, gravel or disc-road hubset, look no further than the Astral Approach by White Industries.
FREE Cassette Installation - Order a cassette along with a wheelset and we can install the cassette for free. Cassette installation requires special tools that not all our customers have. The cassette will be professionally installed and torqued to spec. Just add "Please install cassette" to your order notes at checkout and we'll take care of you.
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The product weight specified is an approximate weight based on the manufacturer's specifications (if available) or our measurement of one or two examples. For most products, the weight will typically vary by 5% to 10%.
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