26" Tairin Sixer Aggressive All Round Gravity Wheels
The Sixer wheelset, as the name implies, is designed for 26" MTB applications, such as Dirt Jumping, Slope, Trials MTB, Hardcore Street MTB, and OldSchool DH - Is the jack of all trades for gravity riding.
The rim design is focused on overall ruggedness, with a thick profile and premium alloy construction, its meant to withstand impacts and twists. While we focused on the strength and durability, we didn't skimp on the weight. Laced with premium Sapim spokes, nipples, and washers, and paired with our Shogun hubs, the wheelset is only shy of 1900g.
This wheelset is paired with a full size HG freehub to run full gears if needed, or you can run single speed with the a SS kit. You can even order XD drive freehub if you need for some reason.
For those ordering standard rear 10x135mm or front 9x100mm QR spec, note that you will need thru-axles such as these in this link. They are fully compatible with open vertical/horizontal dropouts, and run much stiffer than quick release.
The Sixer Wheelset features
- Hand laced, yielded-stress-relieved in Metro Vancouver, Canada.
- TAIRIN premium alloy 25mm wide rims front / back.
- The Shōgun hub sets. You can mix and match front and rear sizes. (15x100 | 9x100 mm front axles with 12x142 | 10x135 mm rear axles). Hubs are able to convert to boost spacing with adapters for future-proofness.
- TORQUE CAPS (For RockShox) available for front hubs 15x100mm please add them to your order following this link here.
(For more information about our TAIRIN rims and hub sets, please check product technicals)
This wheelset comes with the following combination of spokes and nipples:
- Force / Alloy - For aggressive riding, the wheels come laced with Sapim Force triple butted spokes. Paired with the Sapim Poylax 7075 alloy nipples and HM washers. We've tested the Alloy Poylax nipples and found them to surpass standard brass in all properties.
Nipples - Sapim Poylax
In the past, aluminum nipples had only one positive argument, the weight. All other features like corrosion resistance, friction, stiffness were specific to brass nipples. This changed in the last years drastically. All Sapim aluminum nipples are now anodized. Salt spray tests showed better results than brass nickel plated nipples. Sapim has been able to reduce friction with a special coating. Using 7075 alloy with additional strength added by the heat treatment T6, alloy nipples are now stronger than brass. We still offer the option of Brass nipples for those unconvinced.
We tested 28 spoke wheels and came to conclusion that the weight savings are very minimal compared to the significant strength loss of having 4 less spoke counts between 28 to 32 spoke wheels. Therefore all of our MTB carbon wheelsets come with standard 32 spoke count per wheel.
Hand laced wheels
Our wheels are hand laced in Surrey, BC. and we use multiple traditional methods of spoke yielding-stress-relieving, so that when you receive your wheel, you can rest assured that there is no seat in periods, or spokes losing tension in initial rides - these which would require re-tensioning like machine and poorly built wheels.
Premium hand built wheels requiere dedication and takes much longer than machine built, but the accuracy and attention to detail produced by the traditional way is one of the key aspects that makes Tairin wheels superior. By choosing Tairin Wheels, rest assured that every wheel has been hand crafted by a master wheel builder, so you get the best quality and labour, at the best deal out there.
Any questions and inquiry can be addressed by contacting us.
Wheel Size 26" Tire recommendation 1.95"~2.5" Tubeless or Tube External Rim Width 32mm Internal Rim Width 25mm Rim Depth 21mm Hubs Tairin Shōgun Bearings Sealed Cartridge Engagement 96 Point, 6-Pawl, 3 Steps/Pawl Spokes Sapim Force (Black) Spoke Nipples Sapim Poylax Alloy (Black) with HM washers Spoke Count 32h/32h Base Weight 1895g/set Recommended Use DJ, Trials, DH, Street Hub Warranty 3 Years Rim Warranty 3 Years Rim Crash Replacement 5 Years