Mahi Mahi disk brake wheels

from £845 / pair

The Mahi Mahi disk wheels offer a perfect balance of light weight and power-saving aerodynamic profile. Our in-house hand-built quality, high performance hubs and Sapim CX-Ray spokes add up to an unbeatable wheelset for racing or all-round riding, on or off-road.

build time for this wheelset: 10 days
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Description

The Mahi Mahi disk range also has options for rim depths from 30mm to 50mm for riders looking for either lighter weight, or greater aero benefits.

A disk-specific design allows for optimised aerodynamics while the low weight is an important part of the lively, responsive feel and streamlined performance of these wheels in all weather conditions. As with all our wheels they are handbuilt by us in our York workshop for perfect build quality every time and customisation through our choice of hubs and spoke nipples for the perfect fit with your bike.

The rim width is a massive 22mm internal, 30.5mm external optimised for best aerodynamic performance with tyres measuring around 25-28mm. The width allows for lower tyre pressures without increasing rolling resistance – we recommend 60-80psi for most riders.

The Mahi Mahi disk rim is the result of 3 years’ development with our rim supplier including several iterations of rim design to perfect the tubeless fit. With 15 years’ experience of building tubeless wheels it was important for us to use a rim which offers easy tubeless inflation and maximum tyre security as well as strength. The result is a semi-hooked sidewall design which fits tubed or tubeless tyres securely and easily and offers greater impact resistance than a standard hooked bead. Unlike hookless bead rims, the semi-hook bead is suitable for running tyre pressures up to 100psi with 25mm tubeless tyres (though we recommend lower pressure for better ride quality)

Long term reliability, strength and meticulous attention to detail is standard on every wheelset we build. At the heart of this is our JRA hubs, with variants to fit any bike but all sharing the same light weight, ultra smooth and durable TPI bearings and reliable 6-pawl double-sealed 48-point freehub design. Building all wheels by hand in-house means quality control is built-in to every wheel with each component being checked as the wheel is built so we can achieve very close to zero returns.

Rim options

30mm rims are our lightest weight wheelset with good aerodynamic performance. These wheels are light for hill climbing but roll fast on the flat too.

40mm seems to be the sweet spot for most riders and with a weight of just 1433g per pair and almost totally unaffected by side-winds we recommend them for anyone.

50mm wheels are very fast with great aerodynamic performance at the expense of a bit more weight. These are the deepest rims normally used on standard road bikes.

hubs : JRA centre-lock or 6-bolt hubs, Straight-pull or J-Bend
rim : JRA Mahi mahi carbon rims, 24 hole front 24 hole rear with black water transfer decals
spokes : Sapim CX-Ray black spokes
nipples :  choose from brass or aluminium coloured nipples
weight 30mm: Centre-Lock Straight-Pull pair 1361g (front 617g / rear 744g)
weight 40mm: Centre-Lock Straight-Pull pair 1442g (front 657g / rear 785g)
weight 50mm: Centre-Lock Straight-Pull pair 1526g (front 699g / rear 827g)
freehub: Shimano, Campagnolo or Sram XD freehubs

Additional information

material & finish
material

carbon

rim dimensions
external rim width

30.5mm

internal rim width

22mm

info
brand

Just Riding Along

range

wheel size

hole count

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front lacing pattern

2 cross

rear lacing pattern

2 cross

riding type

road

Weight

1500 g

why buy from us

warranty

All wheels have a 3 year warranty on build quality and components, with a longer 5 year warranty for hub shells.
See our warranty page for more details and the small print.

delivery

To ensure reliable, prompt delivery our wheels are shipped via UPS to almost all locations in the UK and worldwide.
see our delivery page for more details.

repairability

All of our wheels are fully repairable. We stock a complete range of spares and can service, rebuild or repair any wheel sold by us.
order servicing here.

about us

We’ve been building wheels since 2005 and selling online in 2006. We developed our wheel building process and refined the components we offer for more than 17 years to offer reliable a wheels.
read our story here.

Just Riding Along hubs

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.

about your wheels

custom built wheels

This wheelset is built to order. We hold most parts in stock and build them after you have ordered. The build time is advertised on the front page on under the title.

what’s included

  • Wheels are set-up with the axles and freehub you have selected.
  • All wheels have tubeless tape applied.
  • There are no additional parts provided.

build quality

During the building process all components are bedded in, stretched, and tensioned repeatedly so the wheels won’t go out of true. We inspect, check and finish every wheel with equal care.

handbuilt in the UK

We built the wheels in our York, UK workshop.

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