Reserve was founded in 2014 by engineers from Santa Cruz Bicycles. The motivation was simple; we knew we could make the most durable strength-to-weight composite wheels on the market,...
Reserve was founded in 2014 by engineers from Santa Cruz Bicycles. The motivation was simple; we knew we could make the most durable strength-to-weight composite wheels on the market, and were prepared to back that claim up with a lifetime guarantee. So we did.
Reserve first launched with MTB wheels in 2017. At the time, carbon rims with a lifetime guarantee were unheard of. Within 12 months, Reserve leaped from unknown up-start to one of the most highly rated carbon wheel makers in the mountain bike market.
Asymmetrical rims front and rear make for a stiffer, stronger and more reliable wheels by improving the bracing angles and equalizing the spoke tensions between the drive and non-drive side spokes.
Tough as Nails
Meant for the burliest stages, these will chew big hits up and spit 'em back out. That and having a lifetime guarantee helps just in case.
Reinforced Rim Bed
Reserve uses externally reinforced spoke holes to strengthen the area where the rim sees the most force, around the spoke nipple. This provides for improved strength without adding unnecessary weight.
Trail-all mountain and enduro riding
27.5 / 29 / MX
557 / 596
Recommended Tire Dimensions
2.3 to 2.6
1950 grams with DT Swiss hub
DT Swiss 240 or 350 CL hubs, Industry Nine Hydra
Microspline or XD
What's with the raised square-shaped area around the spokes?
That's material right where you need it. With information from testing in our carbon lab in hand, we set about determining how to build the strongest rim possible, and part of the result is the square-shaped reinforcements you can see around the spoke holes.
Can you build me a wheelset if I send you my hubs? Do you sell rim-only?
We do not currently offer wheelbuilding services, but we do offer rim-only options so you can have your dream wheels built by an experienced wheelsmith.