Custom Carbon Fat Wheelset Options
We hand-build the world's nicest fat bike wheelsets with either LaMere or HED carbon rims and any hubs you want, including: Onyx, Bitex, or DTSwiss. We typically use Sapim Laser spokes, but can do basically any you want, including the amazing Berd spokes! With Berd, made right here in MN, we can build some of the lightest fat bike wheelsets on the planet. Durable, rideable, everyday workhorse, fat bike wheels, not just blingy show wheels.
Fat Rim Options
We tried all the carbon fat rims coming out of the top factories in Asia and the ones we import now are the best available. Our 26" x 65mm rim weighs 505g and our 27.5" x 75mm rim weighs 590g, both 32 hole and tough double-wall construction.
We now also have the latest single wall carbon fat rim in 26" x 85mm, weighing only 500g!
All of these rims are super strong and setup, and hold, tubeless tires extremely well.
We can hand-build you a wheelset with LaMere Carbon Fat Rims and Bitex hubs for $1800. Build it with Onyx hubs and the price comes to $2400.
HED makes the premier fat bike rims right here in Minnesota. 85mm width in either 26" or 27.5" size. We can build a set any way you like or can supply you a set built in-house by HED with HED hubs at a great price. If you want the ultimate in lightweight fat rims or complete wheels, HED is your choice. Especially if we build you a set with Berd spokes.
Fat Hub Options
Pros & cons of the main fat bike hubs we use:
These are our favorite hubs, and the best-quality hubs currently available to mankind by way of their unique and patented sprag clutch, which allows instant 100% engagement and the fastest (and silent) coasting of any hub. They are a bit heavier than other hubs due to the sprag system, and a little more expensive, but most customers we've sold these hubs to end up switching some or all their other wheelsets to using Onyx hubs. They also come in a wide array of sweet colors. They can also put a custom logo/lettering on it if you want! Average weight of 197/150 hubset: 791g
These fat hubs are probably the best bang for the buck in terms of weight and price. Bitex is the world's largest hub manufacturer, and actually make a bunch of the hub brands you are already familiar with. They are quiet with good engagement, and we buy them in bulk direct from Bitex in Taiwan so they are by far the best deal. We always keep them in stock in silver and black colors, 32h, 177 and 197 rears and 150 fronts, with XD, HG, or MS driver bodies. Average weight of 197/150 hubset: 597g
Like Onyx, the DTSwiss 350 fat hubs have a unique engagement mechanism on their rear hub which is their star ratchet system that works really well and is super light and features 36 tooth engagement. A 54 tooth conversion kit is also available. We buy directly from DTSwiss, no distributors involved so the lowest possible OEM pricing. Average weight of 197/150 hubset: 525g
Gallery of Various Fat Wheelsets
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27.5 LaMere carbon rims, 46mm ext. width, fat bike summer wheelset. Bitex hubs, spokes, rotor, and XX1 cassette all in oil slick/rainbow finish!
Berd spokes with Tune Fat Kong hubs on LaMere carbon fat rims 65mm rear and 85mm front. 177 XD rear and 135QR front. 1770g
One of the world's lightest fat bike wheelsets, Tune Hubs 177/150 DTRev spokes, HED 26x85 carbon rim. 1670g
LaMere 65mm rims with DTSwiss hubs 197/150, 940g rear and 820g front.
65mm width LaMere carbon fat rims with Onyx 197 rear and 135TA front with lighter alloy driver body. 2100g.