Reserve 30 29in DT 350 Boost Wheelset
When Santa Cruz created the Reserve Wheels, the goal was to give riders a strong carbon wheelset that could actually withstand the rigors of aggressive riding. Since their release, mountain bikers all the way from pro racers to weekend enthusiasts have made the switch, and can attest to their success. Featuring a burly carbon rim laced up to the legendary reliability of DT Swiss 350 hubs, these wheels are ready to roll, smash, or slash through the most demanding terrain you can find. They're an ideal companion for your aggressive trail or enduro rig, and the 30mm rim width mates perfectly to 2.3 - 2.6in tires. Additionally, Santa Cruz offers a lifetime warranty on the rims, just like their frames.
Instead of replicating the pothole-like impact test used on traditional carbon hoops, Santa Cruz developed their own testing protocol that simulates one-sided impacts that normally occur when a rider lands on a square, protruding rock. As they tested the leading manufacturer's carbon wheels, it became apparent that most carbon wheels not only broke along the bead, but they also failed along the spoke nipple interface due to the drastic increase in spoke tension as the wheel flexed upon impact.
To address these concerns, Santa Cruz reinforced the spoke holes with square-shaped reinforcements that you can see looking at the rim. This design optimizes compression of the carbon fiber while being molded, and ensures the reinforcements are perfectly placed. Santa Cruz then beefed up the rim bead, opting for a hookless design that better withstands impacts and offers hassle-free tubeless setup. As we mentioned earlier, Santa Cruz is confident enough in their design to offer a lifetime warranty, which applies as long as you break them while riding, and not due to a transport issue.
This particular Reserve 30 Wheelset is for 29-inch wheels and laced to DT Swiss 350 Hubs known for their outstanding reliability and durability. The star ratchet is upgraded to a 36t version for quicker engagement and thus a quicker pedaling response. J-bend spokes and mechanical lock nipples make for easier replacement and sourcing in the field, should you break one while out on a riding trip. Also, no having to pull the tire, sealant, and rim strip to true a wheel. Please note, these are available in Boost spacing only.
- Carbon MTB wheels designed for strength and reliability
- Reinforced spoke holes improve the rim's durability
- Thick, hookless bead for increased impact resistance
- 30mm internal width works well for 2.3 - 2.6in tires
- Laced up with ultra-reliable DT Swiss 350 hubs
- Optional Torque Caps for select RockShox Forks
- Santa Cruz backs up the rim with a lifetime warranty