Carbon Fat Wheelset Options
We hand-build the world's nicest fat bike wheelsets on either LaMere, HED, or Kuroshiro carbon rims with any hubs you want including Onyx, Tune, Industry 9, or DTSwiss. We typically use DTSwiss Revolution spokes but can do the amazing Berd spokes as well, and we always go the extra step of using Ti washers.
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 65mm rim weighs 505g and our 85mm rim weighs 620g, all 32h and tough double wall construction. We also now have a 27.5 fat rim that is 75mm wide. Our rims set up tubeless super easy and hold tubeless great.
We now also have the latest single wall carbon fat rim in both 26 and 27.5 sizes. These rims are super strong and hold tubeless tires extremely well.
LaMere Cycles is the exclusive USA distributor of the world's best carbon fat and plus rims, the amazing Kuroshiro by Enso in Italy. A single wall rim but with some major improvements over its competitors making them both the lightest and strongest fat bike rims on the market with unrivaled ability to hold tubeless air. The unique aspect of the Kuroshiro rims is the raised spline along the rim surface providing a much stronger nipple seat, obviating the need for special waterproof washers, and allowing the rest of the rim to remain ultra light. The Kuroshiro rims are not just an extruded layer of carbon wrapped into the shape of a rim, they are made using autoclave technology which means no seam on the rim which keeps the tire flat against the entire surface of the rim making it flawlessly airtight. More info here.
HED makes the lightest fat bike rims in a variety of widths right here close to us in Minnesota. We can build a set any way you like or just supply you a set built by HED at a great price much lower than anyone can publish on the web. If you want the ultimate in light weight HED is your choice, especially if we build a set with Tune hubs and Berd spokes which is lightest combo currently available on Earth.
Fat Hub Options
Below are the pros & cons to 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.
We're the exclusive USA distributor of Tune hubs from Germany which are amazingly light and still work great. If you want the ultimate lightweight wheelset this is your choice. We have them in stock in red, white, and black colors but can order any other colors they make with a 2 week deliver time from Germany.
Probably what we sell most of, they are both an excellent combination of weight and performance, and available in a ton of cool colors. Handmade in Asheville, NC, we've been buying direct from I9 for over 5 years and they are great to work with, and they are all great riders so you know their stuff is well designed and tested. We buy the J-bend hubs from them, but we can get you a great deal on any full wheelset from them including their cool hollow alloy direct pull spokes which means no nipples so less rotating weight out by the rim where it matters.
Big Ride hubs by DTSwiss are probably the best value hubs in terms of weight and performance. Like Onyx they have a unique engagement mechanism on their rear hub which is their star ratchet system that works really well and is super light. We can upgrade the engagement of your Big Ride hubs from 18 T / 20° engagement up to 36 T / 10° engagement or even 54 T / 6.6° engagement. We buy directly from DTSwiss, no distributors involved so the lowest possible OEM pricing.
Gallery of Various Fat Wheelsets
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Berd Spokes on LaMereBerd spokes with Tune Fat Kong hubs on LaMere carbon fat rims 65mm rear and 85mm front. 177 XD rear and 135QR front. 1770g
1670g Hed rims Tune hubsOne of the world's lightest fat bike wheelsets, Tune Hubs 177/150 DTRev spokes, HED 26x85 carbon rim. 1670g
1700g Set LaMere with Berd SpokesLaMere 65mm rims with DTSwiss hubs 197/150, 940g rear and 820g front.
Pricing of Fat Wheels Hand-Built by LaMere Cycles
LaMere Carbon Fat Rims built with DTSwiss or Industry 9 hubs: $1800
Switch to Tune or Onyx Hubs: Add $200
Onyx alloy driver body upgrade saving about 90g: Add $100
Switch to any HED Carbon Fat Rims: Add $350
Switch to Kuroshiro Carbon Fat Rims: Add $450
For pricing on complete HED wheelsets built by HED or build by Industry 9 with their hollow alloy spokes and center pull hubs contact us directly please for the super pricing.