Most fatbikes these days come with a middling parts spec that tries to please everyone (dirt riders, snow riders, bikepackers, and racers) in one fell swoop. And as with any set of compromises, it ends up pleasing no one entirely.

Where I'm going with this is that unless you're riding soft surfaces 100% of the time, you don't need the 80 or 100mm width of the rims you have on your fatbike -- you're effectively pushing around a lot of added mass with those rims and extra rolling resistance with that too-square tire profile.

If you don't need that width, why keep it around?

The wheelset below is an answer to the question of how to make your fat wheels both lighter and faster, with the added bonus of a reliable tubeless interface.

These are Stans Hugo V2 26" rims, paired with DT Swiss Big Ride hubs.

Front hub is 15 x 150, rear is 12 x 177. Can also be 170mm QR, and I can provide the skewer as well.

Driver can be Shimano 10 or SRAM XD -- you tell me.

Spokes are DT Swiss butted -- Competition up front, SuperComp out back, laced with DT Prolock alloy nips in red.

Tubeless tape and valves installed and ready to go.

This is an $862 wheelset at MSRP. Selling this one set, on special this week only, for $700 shipped.

Need 'em?

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