Mix Tapes: Tubeless-Ready Clinchers in Disc and Non-Disc
Use a tube and a regular clincher tire, or go tubeless. The Mix Tapes work great with every tubeless tire we’ve tested.
The Mix Tapes
Mix Tape aluminum clinchers are ride-ready for practically any gig. Aero (30mm deep for the non-disc SL, X, and Bomber models and 26mm for the Disc), yet light (1550 grams). 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 11-speed freehub bodies and a spacer for those on 9 or 10 speed. And the centerlock disc hubs easily convert to all of the different axle standards. Fear not: these are future proof (or at least future resistant).
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.
Mix Tape Disc ASYMMETRIC!
New for our 2019 lineup, the Mix Tape Disc is now a 26mm deep and 24mm wide (20mm internal) disc-specific rim in an asymmetric, offset profile that allows for more even spoke tension. The tubeless-ready clincher rim itself is stiff and strong, and offers a fantastic ride quality. If you really want to mix it up, the Mix Tape Disc Asymmetric alloy clinchers are light, fast, and ultra versatile – thanks to the Fidelity R Disc centerlock hubs. Throw ’em on a disc-brake equipped road, gravel, or CX bike, or even use them to serve light duty on your 29er. The hubs easily convert between quick release and thru-axle; just specify how you’d like them set up when you order. Want to run 11-speed Campy disc, or SRAM XD? You can do that too!
Which Mix Tape Is for Me?
If you’re looking for a disc setup, the standard Mix Tape Disc build with 24 spokes in the front and 28 in the rear will be perfect for most people – it’s quite strong in spite of its relative light weight. If you’re a thrasher, or heavier rider, think about the 32 spoke version of the Mix Tape Discs. It adds approximately 60 grams, but adds some strength and stiffness to an already strong and stiff wheel.
If you’re running rim brakes, 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 & Bomber) | 26mm (Disc) | 28mm (Pista)
Rim width: 24mm external, 20mm internal
Hubs: HiFi Fidelity SL straight pull 11-speed for SL; HiFi Fidelity X j-bend 11 speed for Mix Tape X; HiFi Fidelity R Disc 11-speed for Disc; and HiFi Bomber hubs with Japanese stainless steel bearings. Durable, dependable and light. All hubs come with spacer for 8/9/10 speeds. AMP Pista hubs on Mix Tape Pistas.
Freehub: Shimano/SRAM 11, Campagnolo, and SRAM XDR/ XD freehubs available for Disc centerlock, SL, and X builds. Shimano/SRAM 11 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). Disc Asymmetric: Sapim DLight 24h 2x / 28h 3x.
Wheel Weight: approx. 1550g (SL); 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, and (with the Mix Tape Pista) track.
Recommended Max. Rider Weight: 220lbs for SL (Bomber & Disc available for heavier riders or for off-road use)