Bird Factory Wheels – 27.5″ Hope Pro4/DT Swiss EX511 30mm (1985g)


Our Ben is a little obsessive about wheels, and this is the latest incarnation - take 2 of the very best products available, the Hope Pro 4 hub and DT Swiss' highest spec alloy rims and bring them together in what we're certain will be the best alloy wheel set you will find anywhere on any bike at this price point. The Bird Factory wheels are built using 32 of our favourite spokes; the double butted DT Swiss Competition and double headed pro-lock alu nipples - strong, corrosion free and easy to work with. The Factory SL wheels balance ease of maintenance with weight savings to keep it trail friendly on the even the biggest rims.
  • Hope Pro 4 hubs, 32H, black. Front hub supplied with Torque Cap adaptors on RockShox fork equipped bikes
  • DT Swiss XM481, EX511 or FR560 rims - 30mm internal width & XM521 35mm internal. Go XM for trail use, EX for enduro riding and FR560 for heavy riders/extreme riding conditions and where total reliability is key.
  • Factory Wheels
    • DT Swiss double butted competition spokes, black.
    • DT Swiss Pro-lock alu nipples.
  • Factory SL Wheels
    • DT Swiss double butted competition Race spokes, black.
    • DT Swiss Pro-lock Aluminium nipples.


Wheels form one third of the big 3 factors for bike performance - Frame (including shock), forks & wheels all combine to be the defining characteristics of your bike. Alongside having the right tyres for the terrain, the rest is broadly personal taste - from the selection we've on offer you really can't build a bad bike. Invest wisely in these three key factors and the bike will always ride amazingly, no matter what else you put on it.

Sorry these wheels are only available on complete/rolling chassis builds.

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