Reserve 27.5" Wheelset
Reserve 27.5" Wheelset
Reserve 27.5" Wheelset

Reserve 27.5" Wheelset

Regular price
Sale price
Free Shipping on bikes within UK and Europe. Click here for T&C's

Reserve 27.5" Wheelset

The much anticipated carbon wheelset from California has finally arrived and more than lives up to the hype. 3 Years in the making and built from the ground up specifically for mountain biking, no detail has been left unattended to in the search for the ultimate in strength, compliance and performance on the trails. This 30mm version is perfect for aggressive all mountain, enduro, downhill and freeride riding for those who send it hard. Have a look at our features page to see just how much abuse these wheels can take.

Setting strength and impact resistance as their highest priority hasn’t led to an uncomfortably stiff ride, this wheelset is compliant enough to remove the ‘wooden’ feeling that some carbon rims suffer from, yet so strong it sailed through UCI testing standards so easily Santa Cruz had to develop their own tests where the Reserves beat all competition.

Thanks to relentless prototyping and testing everything from the thickness and shape of the rim beads to spoke hole reinforcements has been perfected to maximise strength, so much so that spokes will fail before the rim does. Thanks to a sensible build that doesn’t require a whole new set of tools, a broken spoke won’t slow you down for long though.

Backed by a no-nonsense lifetime warranty. Santa Cruz are so confident they have perfected the wheel that if they fail while you are riding they are replaced, simple as that.

i9 Hubs

An evolution from the already super impressive Torch drive system, Industry Nine's new Hydra drive is a project over two and a half years in the making. Featuring an insane 690 points of engagement, or .52° between each engagement, Industry Nine claim they have maximised the potential of the mechanical engagement system. A 115 tooth drive ring combines with 6 leaf-sprung pawls that engage individually at first, but when torque is applied (through pedalling) team up to create a solid and reliable feeling of instant engagement.

From the outset of the Hydra project, Industry Nine focused on improving bearing life and reducing drag in comparison to their previous efforts. Hydra tempers uncontrolled axle and bearing movements conventional designs can’t mechanically limit, thus improving bearing life and decreasing resistance. Hydra offers consistent, reliable engagement without overloaded bearings, axles or hub shells.


Whoever is looking for the most affordable high performance hubs available, should take a very close look at the 350 hub line-up. The same performance as its even higher end cousins comes with slightly less weight optimized parts to offer the same reliability at a much lower cost. The 350 hub is for those who maybe like to ride the trails a little more than drooling over catalogs and specs

Total weight of wheelset with DT hubs is hubs is 1831g.

Wheelset Features

27.5” rims
27mm, 30mm or 37mm internal rim walls to suit your riding style
28-spokes, 3x cross lacing
DT Swiss Competition Race double-butted spokes
Available with DT Swiss 350, Industry 9 Torch or Chris King hubs 
Sapim Alloy Secure Lock nipple
External nipple-access for easy servicing
Tried and tested by Danny MacAskill
Lifetime Warranty

Delivery & Returns

Unless otherwise specified we will use a Royal Mail International Tracked Delivery service to dispatch your order. Once your order is dispatched you will receive an email with a tracking number. You are able to track your order at

European Orders

European orders are sent using Royal Mail International Tracked Delivery. These items are usually delivered within 3-7 working days of dispatch.

We have set tiers for postage prices depending on the size and weight of your order from us. Shipping costs are calculated and displayed at the checkout stage.

Bike Orders

Santa Cruz, Juliana Bicycles and other bikes & frames are shipped to most European countries free of charge. Shipping charges are calculated at checkout, so please add products to your cart to see what shipping charges will be applied to your order.

For full details of our returns policy, follow this link.