Designed for snow, sand and trail, our 27.5" Blackhawk wheels are built around Fyxation's thru-axle hubs and Sun-Ringle's Mulefut V2 rims, making this tubeless ready wheelset perfect for trail rides or your favorite groomed course. Blackhawk wheels are designed to fit a multitude of frames with front hub spacing of 15x150mm and rear hub spacing of 12x170/177mm and 12x190/197mm available. Thru-axle not included.
We proudly build and true each wheel by hand here in Milwaukee meaning these wheels are ride ready out of the box.
My overall experience was good. I had ordered a set of Mulefut 80 with fatbike hubs. The hubs fit perfectly in my frame and the wheels were well built and true with the correct spokes. However the wheels were built up with Sun Duroc 50’s. This turned out ok as I intend on running 3.8 to 2.8” width tires in the summer. I also like the absence of rim cutouts which makes tubeless much more reliable. The only problem with cutouts in the rims is the rimstrips and tape creep under pressure snd need to be resealed once the seal breaks. I also found that caffelatex Rim strip coupled with the stock rim strip makes a more durable seal than tape. It is also re-usable and repairable on the trail. Thanks because I did not get what I initially ordered but I did get what I really wanted. The cassette was pre-installed but overly tight (not to 40 N-m). The freehub was excessively loud so I had to remove and add a touch of grease to the pawls as there was virtually none (you know there should be some in there right?). Maybe an oversight. It sounds and works well now with the proper grease and torque (threads are aluminum so proper torque is necessary). Yes I do have a torque wrench and proper socket. Only 4 stars because of the order mixup and installing the freehub/cassette with very little to no grease.
Needed a reliable rim to mount a pair of studded fat bike tires on. I searched and found Fyxation and was very impressed with their selection of products and prompt delivery...oh and I couldn't beat the price!!!
These wheels are a little unusual and somewhat hard to find. Fyxation had them and got them to me rapidly. Nice wheels- Fyxation hubs are better quality than I could find elsewhere. I put studded tires on them and am looking forward to riding ice this winter.
The wheels look great and are surprisingly light. Haven't used them yet but expect good things from them.
Wheels were delivered promptly and perfectly setup for tubeless. Installed the studded Gnarhwals on the wheels and they stayed inflated with minimal pressure loss even without sealant ! Wheels are the perfect match to the original Mulefut/Bontrager on a 2018 Trek Farley 9.6.