Santa Cruz Reserve 28 XC Wheel Set

$ 1,600.00
$ 1,600.00
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Reserve Carbon Wheels

Reserve 28 XC 29" DT Swiss 350 110 XD CenterLock

Advanced Composite Engineering - Guaranteed For Life

The only constant is change. Today's XC race machines are marvels of modern engineering, evolved to decrease weight while improving ride quality and durability, with the idea to carry the world’s best athletes to the top step of the podium.The Reserve 28|XC is the race-ready culmination of everything we’ve learned from years at the highest levels of competition, and it delivers on a heap of promises. At a genre blurring 1300g for a complete wheelset (with no rider weight limit and our market-defining lifetime warranty), the 28|XC features a new wider and lower rim profile to increase strength and lateral rigidity, while adding vertical compliance for enhanced traction. The new rim shape also eases tubeless tire installation and improves tire bead retention at lower pressure. The Reserve 28|XC is really the go-to wheelset for the modern XC bike: Sturdy and strong enough for a rowdy XC ride, but light and fast enough for a jaunt on the World Cup XC circuit.

Reserve was founded in 2014 by engineers from Santa Cruz Bicycles. The motivation was simple; we knew we could make the most durable strength-to-weight composite wheels on the market, and were prepared to back that claim up with a lifetime guarantee. So we did. Reserve first launched with MTB wheels in 2017. At the time, carbon rims with a lifetime guarantee were unheard of. Within 12 months, Reserve leaped from unknown up-start to one of the most highly-rated carbon wheel makers in the mountain bike market.Buoyed by the positive reception, we swiftly moved into gravel. Fully rigid off-road bikes demand a sophisticated carbon rim layup in order to retain control and comfort. Not only does strength, weight, and durability matter, but ride quality also. The Reserve gravel range was born at NAHBS in 2019. It was only a matter of time before we moved up to our next challenge - aerodynamics.  Collaborating with our friends at Cervélo, we've taken Reserve into a new dimension.  Engineering, racing, and service is our mantra. 



    • Step-in internal rim bed to ease tubeless installation
    • Lower profile for added lateral stiffness with increased vertical compliance
    • Asymmetrical design (flipped front to rear)
    • 385 gram rim weight
    • Hub - DT 350
    • Wheelset Weight - 1550g
    • Wheel Type - Mountain
    • Internal Width - 28mm
    • Spoke Count - 24
    • ERD - 597mm
    • Asymmetric Offset - 3mm
    • Recommended Tire Width - 2.2 - 2.5 in.
    • Driver Options - XD or MicroSpline
    • Brake Options - 6-Bolt or Centerlock
    • Depth - 20mm
    • Endcap Options - Standard
    • Hub Spacing - 110/148

    Lifetime. Not limited. If you do actually manage to break our rim while out riding, Reserve Wheels will replace it for free. See the full lifetime guarantee or register your new set of Reserve wheels.