We’ve taken our amazing and popular Hootenanny23 and Hootenanny30 aluminum wheels and made E-Bike versions. Introducing our E-Hoot23 and E-Hoot30 wheels! The tried-and-true, stiff, and durable Hootenanny rims remain the same, but we’ve beefed up the spokes to the burly Sapim Strong in the rear wheel, to handle all that extra E-Bike torque. The front wheels are identical to our Hootenanny23 and Hootenanny30 models, but we went with lightweight D-Light round spokes on these to save you some money over bladed spokes, while keeping them light weight.
The HiFi E-Hoot23s, with their 23mm internal rim width, are an ideal platform for tires from 30mm up to 2.25″, making them perfect for road, gravel, and XC MTB. The E-Hoot30, with a 30mm internal rim width, are built for 2.0″ to 2.5″ MTB or larger gravel tires. Both models are ready for tubeless tires as soon as you are, and setup is an absolute breeze with our rims. They also work great with regular clinchers and tubes. Available in 29er/700c and 27.5/650b wheel sizes, the revamped Hootenanny lineup utilizes an aluminum alloy that’s stiff, strong, and lightweight — you’ll be blown away by the ride quality.
Updated MTB Hubs
HiFi’s MTB-specific disc hub is available both in Boost and regular 100mm / 142mm spacing (or 135mm for those QR holdouts out there). The Fidelity M Disc has regular disc spacing, while the Fidelity Boost takes care of the wider frame/axle needs. The rear hub has 6 offset pawls with two engagement points each, and they interact with a ring that sports 102 teeth. That translates to an engagement angle of less than 2 degrees — lightning quick!
HiFi disc hubs are now all centerlock, but we do offer some really nifty adapters that let you run 6-bolt rotors with a lockring on our hubs (or any centerlock hub). No bolts required!
Some Future Proofing and Built-in Flexibility
Any of the E-Hoot wheels can be built around our Fidelity E36 Boost e-bike specific hubs (110mm front, 148mm rear). And for those running non-Boost setups, the Fidelity Disc centerlock front hub quickly converts between 15mm,12mm, or to quick release; and the Fidelity E36 Disc rear hub converts to a 142×12 or 135mm QR. End caps to match your preferred setup are included with all of our MTB wheels. All of our HiFi e-bike hubs come with whatever freehub you need, in steel, to stand up to all those E-watts: 11-speed Shimano/SRAM freehub bodies; SRAM XD or XDR Driver; and Shimano Microspline freehubs are all available. Fear not: these are future proof (or at least future resistant)!
Hootenanny23 Liner Notes
Rim profiles: E-Hoot23 is 23mm deep and 23mm internal width. E-Hoot30 is 20mm deep and 30mm internal rim width. All Hootenanny alloy rims are designed with a tire bead hook.
Hubs: HiFi Fidelity E36 Disc and Fidelity E36 Boost e-bike specific centerlock hubs with steel freehubs. Japanese stainless steel bearings. Durable, dependable, and light. 12/15/QR end caps available.
Freehub: E-bike specific steel Shimano/SRAM 11; SRAM XD and XDR Drivers; Microspline 12 available
Spokes: 32h 3x Sapim DLight front and Sapim Strong rear; Sapim Securelock brass nipples.
Wheel Weight: E-Hoot23: approx. 1700g (27.5/650b) | 1765g (29er/700c) E-Hoot30: approx. 1780g (27.5/650b) | 1860g (29er/700c)
Discipline: The E-Hoot23 wheels are a do-everything, cross-country and gravel wheel set for 29ers and 27.5/650b MTBs, as well as drop bar bikes in search of mixed terrain adventure. We recommend a 30mm tire and up for gravel bikes, or 2.0″ to 2.25″+ for MTB. The E-Hoot30 wheels are a MTB-specific platform that also do great with bigger gravel tires (~50mm / 2.0″ and above).
MSRP: $840 per set ($370 front / $470 rear), configured for your needs (QR, 12mm, 15mm, etc).
What’s included: HiFi tubeless disc wheels all come with centerlock lockrings, tubeless tape, and tubeless valves. QR orders include quick release skewers.