We’re launching a brand new wheel set, and we wanted to do it with a splash. So we teamed up with Dustin Klein, designer extraordinaire and all-around rad human. The base image comes from a photo from Forest Park in Portland, but you can take the spirit of this awesome city park wherever your rides may be. And the Fluo orange adds a nice color pop. The net effect is spectacular — if we do say so ourselves! These are a special edition offering, and they’re only available for a very limited time. UPDATE: We are now offering the custom DKLEIN wraps on Mix Tape Pista (fixed / track) and Mix Tape Disc wheel sets as well! Just use the order buttons to select those. Contact us with any questions.
The Hootenanny 23 650b/27.5 and 29er wheels are the successor to the original Hootenanny model. These wheels are a touch wider (23mm vs 21mm internal), and we’ve made them a bit lighter (20 grams per wheel) without sacrificing strength, durability, or ride quality. They’re sensational: still light weight, affordable, durable, and they will guarantee your shred is damned fun. They’re ready for tubeless tires as soon as you are, and setup is an absolute breeze with our rims.
The Hootenanny 23 wheels will tackle the uphills with fervor, and the downhills with aplomb and panache. You’ll be screaming “Bravo!” and begging for an encore, grinning ear-to-ear as you go.
More on Dklein:
Dustin Klein works between several different mediums often at the same time. Ranging from painting, clothing design, lettering, film making, graphic art to tattooing.
Klein’s work is process based developed through intuition, tactile experience, and concentrated meditations. These elements culminate into results that are often a non-representational expression of process.
Throughout his career he has continually intermixed the 2 disciplines of creating and cycling. Each aspect informs and influences the other.
Hub Future Proofing and Built-in Flexibility
All of our HiFi Fidelity Disc hubs come with 11-speed Shimano/SRAM freehub bodies, and a spacer for those running 9 or 10 speeds. XD Drivers are also available. The front hub quickly converts to a thru-axle and the rear hub converts to a 142×12 for those who are so inclined, and the end caps you require are included with all of our MTB wheels.
Hootenanny 23 Liner Notes
Rim depth: 22mm
Rim width: 23mm internal and 28mm external.
Hubs: HiFi Fidelity Disc 11-speed hubs with Japanese stainless steel bearings. Durable, dependable, and light. All hubs come with spacer for 9/10 speeds. SRAM XX 11-speed and Campy freehubs available.
Spokes: 32h 2x front / 32 3x rear Sapim CX-Rays.
Wheel Weight: approx. 1560g (650b/27.5) 1620g (29er)
Discipline: The Hootenanny 23 wheels are a do-everything, gravel crusher and cross-country wheel set for 650b/27.5 and 29er MTBs and drop bar adventure bikes.
MSRP: $1,040 Hootenanny 23 and Mix Tape Discs; $940 for Mix Tape Pista with custom DKLEIN X HiFi Camo Graphics Wrap. Wheels come prepared for the thru axle or quick release setup that your bike requires.