We live in a world where sub 30lb, long travel bikes are becoming commonplace. Easton's Haven Carbon 26in Wheels are a perfect match for those aggressive all mountain rigs that favor lightness without sacrificing durability. For strength, Easton relies on its proprietary Armored Ballistic Composite. This material is similar to what is used in military applications for ultra light body armor. Not only does it offer excellent rigidity for line holding through toothy rock gardens, it makes the Haven Carbon very resilient to impacts with rocks and other trail debris. But strength isn't the sole reason for using a composite. Weight is the number one reason Easton is using it for the rim. This gives the Haven the lowest possible rotational weight for quick acceleration. The carbon rim is UST tubeless compatible, and its generous 21 millimeter inner width easily accommodates large volume trail tires. However, a rim is only one contributing factor to a wheel's performance. Fast engaging hubs rotate around long lasting cartridge bearings, while threaded nipples and strong, straight pull spokes round out this wheelset. And, like all Easton wheels, the Haven Carbon is built by hand using a proprietary acoustic tensioning and truing method. This ensures a wheel that's structurally sound, and it's backed by Easton's impressive two year warranty. The Easton Haven Carbon Wheel is available in every axle configuration for compatibility among the wealth of frames and forks currently offered.