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NOBL 27.5" TR45+ Wheelset on Bitex hubset

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OUR PRICE £1199.00

*€1317.10 approx
**$1458.83 approx
Available to order, Usually ready to ship in 4-5 days

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Options 27.5" Black Hubs (Item# BITEXTR45) - Available to order, Normally available in 2-3 days - call to check stock
DESCRIPTION This wheelset utilises the great value and high performance hubset from Bitex. Botex hubs are high quality hubs featuring quality sealed cartridge bearings and a reliable and quick engaging 6-pawl freehub design. Bitex hubs are most often seen with other high end brand names on them and represent the best value introduction to NOBL rims.

The NOBL TR45 is the most advanced rim NOBL have made. NOBL felt the industry was lacking a performance oriented, plus sized rim that could withstand aggressive riding and still be lightweight. Having taken all that NOBL learned with double wall rim development and spent the last year and a half working on our new plus rim using a hybrid single wall construction. Through several molds and countless design changes, NOBL realized they would have to come up with something special to meet their goals.


Create a single wall design that can absorb larger impacts than a traditional design
Develop a new mold technology which can vary pressure through the molding process.
Tubeless design that is easy to set up
Must be laterally stiff. Much stiffer than other single wall rims!
Must be class leading, below 500 grams

The TR45 features a 38mm internal width as it was felt 40mm was slightly too wide for some full size plus tires, and NOBL wanted them to work with the new breed of wide trail tires (2.5-2.6"). As with the burly double wall rims, the TR45 shares the same oversized 3.5mm thick hookless lips with a smooth radius to reduce pinch flats. The bead seat width and dimensions of the bead lock are the same, but that's about where similarities end.

NOBL used secondary drop channels with their own bead retention which aids in tubeless setup and also increases lateral stiffness. Simply pull the tire bead into the two drop channels and inflate.

Traditional single wall designs lack wheel stiffness which is why most companies selling them have to market "compliance" and claim their rims follow the terrain better. Well there can be merit to that, we know that discerning customers not only want the lighter weigh benefits of carbon, they want a rim that stands up longer, feels snappy when cornering, and controlled when charging through rough terrain. Enter the TR45!

Read more about the plus technology here.


At the heart of this wheelset is the completely silent U.S. manufactured NOBL hub, where ceramic bearings with adjustable preload and a drag-free sprag clutch make it the fastest rolling hub on the market. Increase your control on technical climbs with sprags that ramp up with torque to smoothly apply driving force, and instant engagement with absolutely zero lag.

Spoke and nipple combinations available:

We build all of our 27.5" wheels 3-cross and our 29" are built 2-cross by default. Our standard builds are all 32h as we find the higher spoke count is only marginally heavier than 28h due to the lighter rim weight and 32h builds are more reliable. We find these combinations to be best for most riders, but we can do custom lacing to fine tune wheel stiffness for discerning riders, just ask.


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 Thread DT Swiss Squorx Prolock - brass for ultimate strength and durability
2.0mm Sapim/DT Swiss Silver Alloy nipple - for ultimate in low weight


NOBL crowns are available in Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Turquoise, Pink, and Purple for those wanting to add some extra colour to their rims. These are vinyl die-cuts and are simple to apply. You can add them as an option.

Build Options:

*We inventory all of the spokes and nipples listed in the build package dropdown, so just let us know if you want a unique combination and we'll make it happen. Nipples are black, but we can do coloured alloy by special request. Please add any special notes in the comment box at checkout. For more information on the spoke and nipple build packages see lower down the page.
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As with any product, specification is subject to change without prior notification. You are advised to confirm current specification before buying.

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