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When is Halo releasing Micro Spline hubs?

Have Shimano’s latest group set offerings made you think about changing your freehub?

On the advent of Shimano Micro Spline being open to 3rd party brands as of January 2020, we are proudly one of the few brands to be able to offer a solution from the get go.

We have been collaborating with sister company Identiti to offer hubs which utilise Micro Spline. These limited edition branded hubs and wheels are now available. Halo branded Micro Spline hub and wheel offerings are in production and we expect to see a full range solely under the Halo name, including freehubs that will retrofit existing models, in Summer 2021.

If you have any more questions regarding Micro Spline Halo hubs please feel free to contact us.

To see what we currently offer please click here

Halo Micro Spline Freehub body

Vapour 35 MTC 29″ Wheels

Our line of Vapour wheels are the lightweight edge.

The trail focused Vapour 35 wheels are built with outright speed and reliability in mind.

Utilising a wide 30mm internal width rim the Vapour 35 wheels bridge the gap between plus sized wheels and more narrow traditional offerings. With a greater width comes increased tyre volume and stability.

In addition to an adept rim, the Vapour 35 wheels utilise our all new instantaneous 120 point pick up, MTC Supadrive Boost and MTC Front Boost hubs, with center lock disc mounts, sealed bearings and super wide spaced flanges for increased stiffness and durability.

100% hand built and pre fitted with tubeless tape, Vapour 35 wheels are tubeless ready from the box.

Included Fittings

  • Front Boost 15×110 thru
  • Rear Boost 12mm x 148 thru

Vapour 35 MTC 27.5″ Wheels

Our line of Vapour wheels are the lightweight edge.

The trail focused Vapour 35 wheels are built with outright speed and reliability in mind.

Utilising a wide 30mm internal width rim the Vapour 35 wheels bridge the gap between plus sized wheels and more narrow traditional offerings. With a greater width comes increased tyre volume and stability.

In addition to an adept rim, the Vapour 35 wheels utilise our all new instantaneous 120 point pick up, MTC Supadrive Boost and MTC Front Boost hubs, with center lock disc mounts, sealed bearings and super wide spaced flanges for increased stiffness and durability.

100% hand built and pre fitted with tubeless tape, Vapour 35 wheels are tubeless ready from the box.

Included Fittings

  • Front Boost 15×110 thru
  • Rear Boost 12mm x 148 thru

MTC Supadrive Boost Hub

Our MTC series hubs are our center lock mountain bike hub range. The MTC series encompass everything we feel hubs for mountain biking should offer.

Durability, modularity and light weights make the MTC Series a simple choice.

Suited best to XC, trail and enduro bikes alike, the MTC Supadrive hub offers a 120 point near instant engagement with the ability to withstand substantial torque loads, such as those found with wide range cassettes. With multiple World Championship titles across a range of disciplines the Supadrive system is tried and tested to the very highest level and is our most advanced and reliable drive system to date.

Wide spoke flanges, sealed cartridge bearings and a Cr-Mo tube axle in the MTC Supadrive Boost hub ensure longevity.

Designed to be run with 12 speed Shimano mountain bike gearing, the MTC Supadrive Boost hub features a Micro Spline freehub.

Please note that the Micro Spline freehub option cannot be run with QR configurations .

Included Fittings

  • Rear 148 x 12mm thru

GXC, MTC and RD2 Supadrive Freehubs

GXC and RD2 Supadrive Freehub - HG

Replacement freehubs designed to fit our GXC Supadrive, MTC Supadrive and RD2 Supadrive hubs.

These are available in Shimano Road HG type, Shimano Micro Spline type, Campagnolo type and SRAM XDR type spline compatibility, and are manufactured from 7075 alloy. Shimano Road HG type freehubs also come with Anti-Bite steel inserts.

The GXC, MTC and RD2 Supadrive HG Freehub is suitable for Road width 11 speed cassettes.

 

Please note, these freehubs do not work with the MT Supadrive or MT Supadrive Boost hubs. These can be identified by the 6 bolt disc mount.

MTC Axle End Cones

MTC, GXC and RD2 axle end

HUHAZMCRAM – Rear 12mm thru-axle type fitting for MTC/GXC/RD2 rear MicroSpline Freehub ONLY (Freehub side)

Gravitas

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Zero Compromise

Using our tried and tested asymmetric design we have equalised spoke tensions and built a package that dominates descents, whilst cutting down on bulk where it isn’t needed.

To compensate for the differences in wall length and strength of an asymmetric design, the wall thicknesses have been proportioned to balance out impact forces equally. The Gravitas offers offset wheel benefits, without compromise.

Medium of Construction

Using our updated 6061 T-10 heat treated Aluminium alloy, the Gravitas is built from a material that has an incredibly high tolerance for impact forces, offers light weights and is more sustainable than Carbon Fibre counterparts.

Perfected Volume

With a honed 27.5mm internal width, Gravitas wheels offer tyres large sidewall support, while remaining narrow enough to avoid unnecessary rock collisions. This is the Goldilocks of downhill rim widths.

The Centre of the Gravitas

At the core of our Gravitas wheels are our new and improved instantaneous 120 point pick up MT and MTC hub ranges, with sealed bearings, timeless Halo appearance and super wide spaced flanges for increased stiffness and durability.

The options we can offer using our MT and MTC series hub ranges will fit virtually any modern mountain bike, from quick release through to Super-Boost. We also offer Shimano HG, Micro-Spline and SRAM XD freehub fitment. Additional Boost adaptor kits, Torque Cap Adaptors and 6-bolt adaptors are available separately and offer further tunability.

“I’ve put the Gravitas wheels through very harsh real-world testing at World Cup downhill tracks for the past two years. In that time Halo have trialled different strength materials to find one that stands up to these tough conditions and I now have rims that will survive tracks such as Fort William while riding flat out and using sub 30psi pressure.” – Jack Reading, SR Suntour Commencal Racing

A Drive System to Rely On

With our latest versions of the MT and MTC Supadrive hubs we have increased stiffness and reduced flex with a heat treated, hollow Cro-Mo Steel axle for maximum power transfer and reliability.

Utilising a wedge pawl mechanism the Supadrive system withstands incredible torque loads. Featuring 12 micro teeth per pawl, drive is transferred efficiently through a dramatically increased surface area into the 120 point drive ring.  In addition, the latest MT series HG freehubs now feature a precision machined Cro-Mo steel construction. This prevents the dreaded ‘cassette bite’ and also allows use of larger internal bearings for increased durability.

Make it Yours

Out of the box the Gravitas comes in our unmistakable Stealth, double anodised finish. With six coloured sticker packs available separately the Gravitas is customisable to suit your style.


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Which Freehub type do I need for my cassette?

In the world of ever-growing cassette options, the amount of freehubs on offer has grown. This makes choosing the correct freehub ever harder.

For geared hubs we currently offer the following freehub fitments:

– Shimano type HG (Road or MTB types)
– Shimano type MicroSpline
– SRAM type XD
– SRAM type XDR
– Campagnolo ED

We have created the below flow charts to show which freehub you should choose. Firstly, pick if you are using a road or MTB cassette and then follow the flow.

If you need any help understanding this confusing subject to help purchase a product, please feel free to contact us.   

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Chaos Dirt Jump 26″ Wheels

Chaos Dirt Jump Wheels are the World Championship winning, benchmark wheels for dirt jumping.

Used and loved the world over by riders and endorsed by international professionals Sam Pilgrim and Matt Jones. Chaos Dirt Jump Wheels are at the pinnacle of the sport that stand up to the hardest of use.

These wheels utilise our tried and tested Chaos rim which offers tubeless compatibility where required, as well as a 22.5mm internal (28mm external) width. These widths have been optimised for strength in addition to tyre profiling.

Front wheel features:

Brake-less DJ Wideboy hub that offers wide-spaced flanges for optimum lateral wheel strength.

The Rear wheels feature 3 main hub options:

DJD Rear SS Hub (Bushdrive)

This great value option features a 3 pawl, 30-point engagement drive mechanism, sealed main bearings and a bush bearing system in the micro-freehub.

The DJD Bushdrive freehub uses thread-on DJD sprockets (not included)

DJD Supadrive SS Hub

This hi-performance option features our 120-point Supadrive mechanism, sealed main bearings and a bush bearing system in the micro-freehub.

The DJD Supadrive freehub uses thread-on DJD sprockets (not included)

MT Supadrive SS Hub

This hi-performance option features our 120-point Supadrive mechanism and sealed bearings throughout.

The MTSS must be used with Halo Fat Foot Sprockets using a splined fit (not included)

Please note: Our rear wheels no longer come with a sprocket included, so please choose an additional ‘DJD Supadrive and Bushdrive Sprocket’ for the DJD hub options or ‘Fat Foot Sprocket’ for the MTSS option to suit your bike.