The Santa Cruz Reserve 30 + Chris King 29er wheelset was designed to debunk the myth that carbon wheels are not for mountain biking. Paired with Chris King hubs the Reserve 30's will be ready for whatever you throw at them, from racing enduro to your best Danny MacAskill impressions.
The Rim: Comfortable, Stiff and Responsive.
Santa Cruz set strength and impact resistance as their highest priority, and backed it with a lifetime warranty. But strength doesn't have to mean uncomfortably stiff. Reserve rims are compliant and responsive. Everything from the thickness of rim beads to external spoke hole reinforcements comes purely from Santa Cruz's knowledge of what riders need at every level, from international racing to local trails. The Reserve 30 is optimized for 2.3-2.6 inch tires and weighs in at 490g per rim.
Let's talk about the warranty: lifetime, no gimmicks, not limited. If you do actually manage to break a Reserve rim while out riding, Santa Cruz will replace it for free and probably high five you afterwards! If it gets run over by a truck they'll help you out with a low cost accidental crash replacement. Talk about confidence in their product.
The Hubs: Chris King ISO.
Chris King ISO hubs are designed as precision mountain tools. Chris King uses one-piece solid axles to provide a stiff hub with rail accurate steering, transferring every minute adjustment you make to the trail. To thwart mud, water, and contaminants as you power through rough trails, ISO hubs have heavy-duty bearing seals and a threaded drive shell seal ring.
The steel bearings are surgical-grade machined simultaneously to ensure perfectly matched inner and outer races. The quality and speed of the bearings are what sets Chris King apart from the competition and they are what you will feel and notice on every single ride. As Chris King bearing tracks burnish they get faster with age and are fully serviceable for years upon years of demanding use.
The patented Chris King RingDrive with 72-points of simultaneous-engagement will get your power to the ground fast, provide unmatched engagement, and give you that legendary Chris King buzz.
- Chris King Precision hubs
- Santa Cruz Reserve 30 carbon strength, responsive and compliant
- Tubeless Tape and Valve Kit included
- Santa Cruz Decal Pack
- Chris King Lifetime Warranty on the hubs
- Chris King-backed 5-year crash replacement policy
- Santa Cruz-backed lifetime warranty on rims
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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