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The Alex Supra rims used for Superstar’s Switch AM wheels are reliably tough and broad enough to handle fat tyres without being heavy and slow on the bike, and production sets will be laser etched. 

They’re hand-built in the UK with top quality Sapim CX Ray spokes and while they’re not the tightest-laced wheels, Superstar offer lifetime retensioning as part of the price. The Switch hubs will handle a full range of axle options and the bearings last okay.

They’re not tubeless as standard, but full spares support and reduced cost crash replacement, plus custom colour and spoke options for an extra £50 make them a bargain. There’s a new faster-reacting freehub, SKF bearing hubset in the pipeline too.

article was originally published in Mountain
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