Description: The Mix Tape Rim Brake Lineup
Mix Tape tubeless ready aluminum clinchers are ride-ready for practically any gig. Aero (30mm deep for the non-disc SL, X, and Bomber models), yet light (1550 grams for SL). Stable (24mm external width and 20mm internal width), yet supple.
Whether you need to bridge to the break, or are just riffing around town, Mix Tape wheels are a hit. And Mix Tapes don’t just look sexy, they ride smooth. Their wide profile helps improve the shape of your clincher tires for better cornering and lower rolling resistance. It’s a difference you’ll notice right away, and it all adds up to more smiles per mile.
All of our HiFi Fidelity hubs come with whatever freehub body your setup requires. Tubeless tape, valves, and a set of the best quick release skewers in the biz are all included.
Genres: Mix it up! On Side A you’ll find such hits as road races, multi-day journeys and even your local, spirited Commuter 5000. When you flip to Side B, be ready for beating poseurs on $20,000 bikes, finding the inspiration to train more, and miles and miles of everything in between.
Which Mix Tape Is for Me?
If you’re looking for a disc setup, go to our Mix Tape Discs ASYM product page. For rim brakes, you’ve come to the right place. The Mix Tape SL and Mix Tape X builds feature the same top-end hubs found in our carbon rim brake models. They’re terrific performers with high-quality Japanese stainless steel bearings; are durable; and are easy to service. The X build adds 6 Sapim CX-Ray spokes to the front and 4 to the rear, and they’re laced in a crossing pattern for a bit more compliance over rough terrain. They’re 24 spokes 2x in front and 28 spokes 3x in rear (the SL is radial front and on the non-drive side in the rear, and 2x on the drive side).
The Mix Tape Bombers use the same rim as the X and SL models, but use a triple butted round spoke instead of the high-zoot bladed spoke in the upper-end models. The nipples are brass instead of alloy. And the hub is a bit heavier, doesn’t have the anti-bite feature on the cassette, and uses 3 pawls rather than 6 (so engagement isn’t quite as crisp).
Mix Tape Liner Notes
Rim depth: 30mm (SL, X, & Bomber)
Rim width: 24mm external, 20mm internal
Hubs: HiFi Fidelity R36SL straight pull 11-speed for SL; HiFi Fidelity X j-bend 11 speed for Mix Tape X; and HiFi Bomber hubsm all with Japanese stainless steel bearings. Durable, dependable and light.
Freehub: Shimano/SRAM 11, Campagnolo, and SRAM XDR/ XD freehubs available for, SL, and X builds. Shimano/SRAM 11 & Campagnolo only available for Bomber builds.
Spokes: SL: Sapim CX-Ray 18h / 24h 2:1 ratio rear (16 2x on Drive Side, 8 straight pull radial on Non-Drive Side). X: Sapim CX-Ray 24h 2x / 28h 3x. Bomber: (24h 2x / 28h 3x, triple butted spokes, Stylus hubs).
Wheel Weight: approx. 1550g (SL); 1610 (X); 1690g (Bomber); 1610g (Disc centerlock)
Discipline: The Mix Tape wheels can handle everything from hard training to fast racing of all types – road, gravel, cyclocross.