The DT Swiss XM 481 rim has a full 30 mm internal profile, ideal for running high-volume rubber at low pressures
Strength Boost Welding Technology creates a perfectly welded join for a durable, reliable rim
The rim bed is tubeless-ready and optimized to provide fast tire installation, a great tire fit and quick trouble-free tubeless setup
Please be aware that this rim is a lightweight XM designated rim designed for trail use, those looking for a rim suitable for more gravity focused riding are advised to check out the super strong EX 471
The included PHR washers and convex Squorx nipples naturally align perfectly with your chosen spokes, increasing stiffness and durability with no weight penalty over traditional eyeleted rims
Unique process for the black coating produces a tough and durable finish
Available in both 28 and 32 hole count in 27.5 and 29 inch
Hope Pro 4
Incredibly versatile and easily serviceable hub with a proven reputation for bullet proof quality time and time again. The 6 anodised colours throughout the range give the ultimate in bike customisation.
• Available Black, Silver, Red, Blue, Purple and Orange
• Machined from forged 2014 T6 Aluminium billet
• Conversions available for QR, 10mm bolt in, 10mm, 12mm, 142x12mm and 148x12mm thru-axles
• Supplied with freehubs to suit 10/11spd Shimano, Sram XD or Hope cassette
• Aluminium or steel Shimano freehub body options
• Weight: QR - 311g, 142mm - 300g, XD
Dt Swiss XM 481
Outer width 35 mm Inner width 30 mm
Height 21 mm
Weight 490 g (27.5 inch) or 525 g (29 inch)
Spoke and nipple combinations available:
Sapim Race - 2/1.8/2 - Race spokes are double butted and are used for the strongest and stiffest wheel builds. Handles abrasion from trail debris. Weight (64 pcs x 260 mm) 363 g
Sapim D-Light - 2/1.65/2 - Light, strong, economical. The D-Lights are double butted and are the best choice for most riders. Does not stretch and twist poorly like 2/1.5/2mm spokes. More elastic and lighter than Race spokes. Weight: (64 pcs x 260 mm) 307 g
Sapim CX-Ray - 2/2.3/0.9/2 - The lightest and most resilient mountain bike spokes available. CX Rays are bladed so they have aerodynamic properties and have the best results in fatigue testing of any spoke. Strong enough for competitive use. Weight: (64 pcs x 260 mm) 272 g
2.0mm Sapim brass - great durability and strength - brass colour only 2.0mm Sapim/DT Swiss Silver Alloy nipple - for ultimate in low weight. Not as good long term durability or strength compared to brass and prone to corrosion in long-term so consider replacing every 2/3 seasons. 2.0mm Black DT Swiss Brass - Black coated brass nipples - top performance and looks - bear in mind brass doesn't take coatings well so can look a little worn after building due to surface contact with spoke keys. 2.0mm DT Swiss Squorx Prolock - brass for ultimate strength and durability - extended spoke head with spline fitting on inside of rim for increased strength and ease of truing with special tool. Bear in mind brass doesn't take coatings well so can look a little worn after building due to surface contact with spoke keys.
Sapim Double Square Alloy - Our wheelbuildes favourite - a top quality alloy nipple with great durability and increased length of head for strength and ease of truing. Removal of rounded or broken nipples is easier too using internal spoke head.
27.5" wheels are built 3X lacing pattern with 32 hole, 29ers are Built 2X, due to the 2X lacing pattern increases stiffness in the wheel that is needed on a 29er and not so pessary on a 27.5
If you want a different pattern please let us know in the comments section at checkout.