Using the same versatile hubs as the Frylands wheelset, for this build we choose DT’s excellent GR 531 rims which are 28mm wide and 25mm deep so well-suited to rough stuff and fit tyres up to 53mm (if you’ve got the clearance!).
They’re available in 700c or 650B so are ideal for gravel and adventure bikes; they’re built to withstand pretty much any sort of terrain, so they’ll be the ideal companion on your multi-day bikepacking tours.
As with the Frylands, the hubs can be easily switched between quick-release and thru-axle configurations and are available with Shimano, SRAM XDR and Campagnolo freehubs. They’re built to prioritise strength rather than weight, but they’re still well under 1750g, and are £540 a pair.
We can, of course, build them with a dynamo front hub – your choice of SP or Schmidt SON – for real long-distance self-reliance, meaning you can charge devices during the day and power lights through the night!