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Alpkit introduces affordable Love Mud Rumpus 650b+ wheels for any axle setup

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As part of UK Alpkit’s growing range of affordable Love Mud line of components range of bike components, they’ve just introduced a new 650b+ (27.5+) wheelset that should fit between just about any dropouts out there. The Plus-sized alloy wheels are one of the first in 27.5″ to hit the aftermarket that offer Boost spacing, plus a fit for pretty much any non-Boost setup as well. As we are starting to see more and more talk about putting 27.5+ tires in 29″ frames, the Love Mud Rumpus wheels may be one of the cheapest and easiest ways to give the new wheels a try on your existing 29er.


The new Plus-sized craze is all about wider rims and high volume tires to lend a smoother ride and extra traction, while not affecting the geometry or rider position on the bike. The Rumpus 650b+ does just that with an aluminum rim with a 45mm internal width designed for 2.8″ – 3″ tires. The rims are tubeless compatible when using 45mm tape, valves, and tubeless tires (not included.)


The 565 mm ERD Love Mud Rumpus rim weighs in at 753g. Complete wheels are built up with 6-bolt Love Mud branded 6061 alloy hubs with OD32 sealed cartridge bearings and interchangeable modular axle end caps. The offer only a standard alloy cassette body giving you SRAM 10 speed or Shimano 10/11 speed compatibility (SRAM XD drivers are available now for £15 more.) All of the wheels are laced up with 32 straight gauge stainless spokes and brass nipples. The Boost wheels weigh in at 1208g for the front wheel and 1309g for the rear.


The Rumpus wheelset is available in generally three setups that each retails for the same £200: the Boost 110/148, standard thru-axle 100/142, and quick release 100/135 hub spacings. The modular end caps will be available separately in a few weeks for anyone who might want to swap the non-Boost wheels back-and-forth between multiple bikes. Alpkit also has offered that they can mix setups if for example you have a thru-axle fork but QR rear end.





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bad andy
bad andy
7 years ago

Title says “affordable” but there is no mention of price in the article?

bad andy
bad andy
7 years ago
Reply to  bad andy

Nevermind, found it. I’m a bit dense this AM.

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