We used the best hubs we could find for our range of wheels and hubs: Bitex. We have ridden them extensively and we are convinced that they offer outstanding durability, reliability and serviceability.
All jra hubs are fitted with sealed stainless steel bearings from TPI and Enduro. Freehubs feature a patented 6 pawl engagement with 48 points in road hubs and 54 point pick-up for MTB hubs.
hubs: jra MTB hubs, 28 hole, black with your choice of axle and freehub, including Boost options
rims: JRA carbon rim in 27.5" and 29er sizing, 29mm internal width
spokes: Sapim D-Light - black
nipples: black aluminium
rim tape: all our MTB wheels are fitted with tubeless tape
weights: 27.5": front 732g rear 861g pair 1593g (Boost front, Boost rear, XD freehub, alu spoke nipples)
29er: front 752g rear 910g pair 1662g (Boost front, standard rear, Shimano freehub, alu spoke nipples)
weight notes: XD freehub is 15g lighter than Shimano. Alu nipples are 36g per pair lighter than brass.
What Mountain BIke September 2015 Carbon 29er Wheels grouptest : Winner - 4.5 stars Light and well priced handbuilt wheels
"..impeccably hand built wheels on stiff tracking yet smoothly damped rims feels like you've gone up a whole suspension grade on rough terrain...they pick-up power almost instantly and accelerate very well. The Bitex hubs have a great reputation. Complete price is excellent."
Rim option: Derby carbon rims are available as an option on the Traildog Carbon wheelset for an additional cost of £150 for the pair. The rims we use are the 35i for 650b, and 30i for 29er, both in AM layup. These rims are available in 32h only.