For the first Collective Reward gear giveaway of 2022, we’re setting up one randomly selected Bikepacking Collective member with a set of Proterra Tough i30 wheels courtesy of WTB—a roughly $700 value for our lucky winner. The Proterra Tough i30s were introduced last year and are available in 27.5″ and 29″ diameters, with Boost and non-Boost hub spacing, and with HG, XDR, or MS drivers. They feature a generous 30mm inner width, 32 spokes front and rear, high-quality EZO sealed bearings, a super responsive 6-pawl freehub for snappy engagement, and a combined weight of around 2,100 grams per pair. Virginia has been running a set on her Ibis Ripley AF and has great things to say based on her time tearing around Pisgah’s trails on them (find her recent Ripley AF review linked below).
Proterra wheels are built by hand in at the base of Mt. Tamalpais in California, the birthplace of mountain biking, where the company was founded back in 1982. The rims are extruded from WTB’s premier 6069 aluminum alloy to optimize strength and feature a bead blast finish and durable water-transfer decals to help keep them looking fresh. A Solid Strip, TCS tubeless tape, and alloy valves come pre-installed, meaning all wheels arrive ready for tubeless tires and sealant out of the box, as the Proterras are included in WTB’s standard TCS (Tubeless Compatible System) ecosystem, which they say delivers unbeatable tubeless performance and reliability.
You can find complete details about WTB’s Proterra Tough i30s (and other wheels) over at WTB.com. And don’t forget that Bikepacking Collective members can take 20% off WTB most products, including Proterra wheels!
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