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These are for those XL epics that demand a little more. For riders that go all-day (or night) and for whom "mixed-surface" means all types of trails and dirt.
These hoops are for adventuring, and that means getting out there - leaving the traffic behind, picking a journey, and riding through to the end. The Great Divide Route. The Oregon Outback. Colorado Trail. Or that spur off your commute that you've always been curious about. Because single track leads to good things.
Astral improved the stiffness, strength, and longevity of their gravel and trail wheels by using an asymmetric (ASYM) rim design that improves spoke tension balance by up to 30%. This translates to balanced handling and precision steering you can rely on in even the most demanding conditions. They're hand-built by pro-wheel builders and hardcore riders that know first-hand what a good adventure requires.
Offered in both 700c/29" and 650b/27.5" options with three premium hubs to choose from, there's a perfect build for every rider. All Astral Cycling wheels are hand-built in Eugene, Oregon, and feature Tubeless Easy rims you can easily set up at home.
Astral Approach Hubs By White Industries
The Approach hubset is built for Astral Cycling by long-time partner White Industries. It includes the same internal mechanisms as their classic CLD hub but features a bomber heat-treated steel freehub body at a nominal 28-gram weight sacrifice.
FREE Cassette Installation - Order a cassette along with a wheelset and we can install the cassette for free. Cassette installation requires special tools that not all our customers have. The cassette will be professionally installed and torqued to spec. Just add "Please install cassette" to your order notes at checkout and we'll take care of you.
B-Stock - This product has one or more B-Stock units available. These units can be purchased at a discount (see option select). B-Stock units were returned from other customers and may have missing or damaged packaging materials. These units are otherwise as new. The full manufacturer warranty applies. Click Here for more information.
The product weight specified is an approximate weight based on the manufacturer's specifications (if available) or our measurement of one or two examples. For most products, the weight will typically vary by 5% to 10%.