Whether you’re looking to upgrade your wheelset or after a second wheelset to transform your bike with a simple wheel change rather than fussing around with swapping out tubeless tyres, the Grove R.A.D wheelsets have all your options covered in both 650B and 700C.
Scroll down for information about your wheelset options or learn more in our detailed wheel size discussion.
Featuring Grove X AlexRims Boondocks 3 aluminium wheels wrapped in Panaracer GravelKing Tubeless tyres plus 160mm SRAM Centerline rotors and sensibly sized Sunrace RX 11 speed cassettes. Wheels are supplied with inner tubes installed but are easily set up tubeless with the pre-installed tubeless rim tape and supplied tubeless valves; just add sealant!
Panaracer are synonymous with gravel. Made in Japan, their GravelKing series are revered as the benchmark for high performance tubeless gravel tyres. The King of GravelKings has to be the 650Bx48 SK; if you seek confident handling through loose corners and optimal compliance on the roughest firetrails, then look no further. Utilising additional rows of the same square Small Knob tread pattern from the 700x35C SK, this claimed 48mm wide tyre measures over 50mm on a 21mm internal rim and boasts predictable traction over a wide variety of surfaces. The 12mm width increase over our 700C gravel option provides over 60% greater cross sectional area; that's a huge increase in air volume! This allows use of 'MTB pressures' below 30 psi for a supple ride with reasonably low rolling resistance and confident tarmac cornering feel.
540g / tyre of endless options.
AlexRims have been manufacturing many of the world’s big-name rims for decades. Arguably the best rim maker in Taiwan, they now make all their hubs in house too maintaining top performance specifications with high quality assurance, all at a great price.
The Boondocks 3 wheelsets are robust, agile and fast rolling. Rims are 30mm deep with 21mm internal width and a tubeless ready design which suit tyre widths from 23mm to 55mm wide. 24 double butted stainless steel j-bend spokes lace 2-cross onto the Bear Pawls hubs. Hubs feature lightweight aluminium axles with low resistance sealed cartridge bearings; 2 in the front and 4 in the rear. A Shimano/SRAM 8-11 speed road freehub body ensures wide cassette ratio compatibility and axle specifications are for 12x100mm front and 12x142mm rear.
Rim decals are removable stickers providing the easy option of a stealth black wheelset.
The Sunrace CSRX8 cassette is the top of the line 11 speed cassette available from Sunrace. Featuring an AL7075 largest sprocket plus aluminium spider, spacers and lockring, the 11-42t cassette weighs just 404g (compared to Shimano M8000: 437g, SRAM PG-1130: 538g). This cassette is perfectly compatible with SRAM or Shimano 11-speed drivetrains. The Grove Cyclocross Alloy wheelset is supplied with a closer ratio 11-36t CSRX1 cassette (360g) for reduced weight and a closer shift increment at the top end (12T between the 11 and 13T).
Wheelset warranty details can be found here.
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