Halo Gravitas Downhill Wheelset | Everything You Need to Know.

Halo Wheels have launched a no-nonsense alloy downhill wheelset that covers all the bases in the form of the Gravitas wheels.

Tested over two seasons with the assistance of some World Cup Downhill stalwarts, Halo’s Gravitas alloy downhill wheels don’t break the bank and should fit almost every downhill bike in service.

Key features:

  • 27.5” and 29”
  • Boost, Super Boost and traditional spacing
  • XD, HG and Micro Spline
  • Asymmetric
  • 27.5mm inner width, 33mm outer width
  • 100% hand built
  • Tubeless ready tape fitted
  • 120 point engagement (3 Degree)
  • Wheel weights from 970g front and 1170g rear (27.5”)
  • Rim weights 565g 27.5” and 600g 29”
  • Prices start at £499.98 RRP
  • HaloWheels.com

Based on Halo’s asymmetric design, aimed at improving spoke tension, the Gravitas downhill wheelset features variable wall thickness to offset the wall length and strengths. The alloy used is designed not to dent or crack under large impacts. The wheels themselves are 100% hand-built too.

A thick, square bead hook is designed to shrug off heavy impacts whilst reducing pinching on the tyre. Internal width is a relatively narrow 27.5mm, with an outer of 33mm. Rims are tubeless ready come with rim tape fitted.

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The MT and MTC hubs are available in standard, Boost and Super Boost widths; available in HG, Microspline and XD drivers; come with everything from quick release to modern through axle sizes, and feature a 120 point engagement. Freehubs are Cro-Mo to avoid steel cassette carriers digging into the freehub.

All these are laced together with Halo’s own triple-butted J-bend spokes.

Check out the Halo Gravitas downhill wheels on their website here.