Available in both 29″ or 27.5″/650B sizes (but no 26″…) the Vortex wheels use an asymmetric rim design (as have brands such as Bontrager) to equalise spoke tensions. The result is a package that should handle the roughest descents whilst cutting down weight 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 Vortex offers offset wheel benefits, without compromise and are 100% assembled by hand.
“After a couple of years of testing we settled on a material that doesn’t prematurely crack under large impacts, is light and recyclable without a huge impact on our planet. 6061 T-10 heat treated Aluminium alloy. For rims, it just makes sense.” Jordan Lunn – Halo Wheels
The bead hook of the rim is square and thick, which brushes off impacts and maximises the potential to make it to the end of the ride or race with a fully sealed tubeless tyre.
“They’ve held up to everything from racing at Tweedlove, shuttle runs in Finale Ligure, the 6 day Trans BC epic, bike park laps in Whistler and EWS competitions in France, America and Canada.” – James Shirley EWS Racer
Designed around 2.35/ 2.5” width tubeless tyres, Halo have managed to eke out every last drop of grip with a 33mm internal width. Tyre sidewalls have more support and volumes are increased. In theory this allows you to run a lower tyre pressure giving more grip.
“It took a little bit of getting used to but after a couple days it began to feel normal. In fact, better than normal! The sidewall of the tyre has more support so you can run softer pressures which provides more grip.”- James Shirley