Reserve Wheels

Santa Cruz Carbon Wheels

Reserve Carbon Wheels

Strongest Wheels on the Market

Whether it's a sunset lap with friends or a race run against the clock, a broken wheel ruins any ride. We set strength and impact resistance as our highest priority, but strength doesn't have to mean uncomfortably stiff. Our wheels are compliant enough to avoid that harsh "wooden" ride that gives some carbon rims a bad name offroad. We only make offroad bikes at Santa Cruz, so we have the privilege of being able to focus purely on the mountain bike experience. Everything from the thickness of rim beads to external spoke hole reinforcements comes purely from our experience of knowing what riders need at every level—from international racing to your local trails.

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Lifetime Warranty

Lifetime. No gimmicks. Not limited. If you do actually manage to break our rim while out riding, we'll replace it for free. And probably high five you in the process! If it gets run over by a truck we'll help you out with a low cost accidental 'crash replacement', because life's too short to argue. We know riding time's too precious to keep you waiting, so we'll do our best to sort you out fast.

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Built in Santa Cruz Using Sensible Parts

We never want to miss a ride, and when you travel to remote places, it's impossible to bring a backup for everything, or all the special tools for all the different parts. We've always taken great pains to use readily-available, standard parts on our bikes, and our rims are no different. J-bend spokes, mechanical-lock nipples (that you can access without taking the tire and rim strip off), and hubs from DT Swiss, Industry Nine, and Chris King make building good wheels easier for us, and maintaining the wheels or finding spares a lot easier for you. 

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Available Aftermarket from Santa Cruz Retailers

You can now order most Reserve wheel models as an upgrade on carbon S and X01 Santa Cruz models or for any bike in your garage. With options spanning two wheel sizes, five rim widths, and three hub choices, a set of Reserves will match any modern mountain bike perfectly.

Reserve 30's laced to legendary Chris King hubs.


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Get the details on all of the Reserve models from the Reserve 700c to the wide Reserve 37 29-inch and everything in-between.

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