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  • Stan's NoTubes Hugo 52 Boost Wheelset -  27.5in
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Stan's NoTubesHugo 52 Boost Wheelset - 27.5in
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Item # SNT002N

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Description

Redefining its discipline.

The excitement surrounding the Hugo 52's unveiling wasn't surprising because of its creator—Upstate New York-based Stan's NoTubes had long since established its reputation as a pioneer of new tubeless technologies—but more for the segment of mountain biking it was created for. In recent years, tubby tire rigs haven't enjoyed the same glut of cutting edge of technology as enduro machines, but the 27.5in Hugo 52 Boost Wheelset's advanced rim profile, developed to manage the difficulties associated with running fat bike tires tubeless, has firmly changed that sideline reputation.

Managing the width of fat bike tires is where most rims fail, so Stan's shapes the Hugo's bead into a more rectangular shape, using low-profile sidewalls to hold the outsides of the tires in-place with a raised center box section. The raised center sits at the same height as the outer edges of the rim, which allows for a wider contact area, anticipating aggressive riding where harsh hits with unyielding trail furniture feature heavily in a day. By spreading the impact over a larger area, your rims are more likely to emerge unscathed from a big day of snow, rock, curbs, and any other terrain you feel compelled to tackle.

The Hugo 52 also represents the arrival of Stan's Bead Socket Technology (BST) to the world of fat. BST a well-known fixture on many of its other rims, and it allows for easy inflation and dependable sealing while working seamlessly with the Hugo's rim profile. Plus, if you still have an affinity for tubes, for nostalgia's sake, you can easily run the Hugo's with tubes and benefit from the rim's efficient shaping, which makes pinch flats unlikely.

Though the story here is primarily about the rims, the Hugo 52's also spin smoothly on Stan's 3.30 disc hubs with Sapim Custom Force spokes. If you're after a tubeless setup—which we strongly recommend—run them with 27mm rim tape and a maximum tire pressure of 30 PSI.

Tech SpecsWeight
Tech Specs
Rim Material
aluminum
Wheel Size
27.5 in
Tire Type
tubeless, clincher
Rim Width
[internal] 49.9 mm, [external] 53.1 mm
Brake Compatibility
6-bolt disc
Hubs
Stan's 3.30 Disc
Front Axle
15 x 110mm Boost
Rear Axle
12 x 148mm Boost
Spokes
Sapim Custom Force
Spoke Nipple
Secure Lock Silver Brass
Spoke Count
32 / 32
Recommended Use
snow and sand
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year
Weight

Actual Weight

Actual weights are measured in-house by the Competitive Cyclist team.

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Grams

Oz

Black, 15x110/12x148mm, Shimano/SRAM
2330g
82.19oz
Black, 15x110/12x148mm, SRAM XD
n/a
n/a

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Great rim

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I built up these rims with DT Swiss 350 hubs for my fat bike. I’ve had great luck with them so far. Just make sure you run at least some pressure in them else you will ding the rim. They also use a special schrader valve if you want to run them tubeless.

Hey Bill, thanks for the review on the Stan's Hugo wheelset! If you need anything for your bike or have any tech questions, please don't hesitate to reach out and email me at Zfoley@Backcountry.com!