Ison Distribution house brand Halo is to debut a new hand built wheelset in 27.5 and 29-inch iterations at the CoreBike trade show.
Starting this weekend at Whittlebury Hall in Northamptonshire the event will see the debut of the Vortex, a wheelset designed to compete at Enduro World Series level, but with a £410 price tag, hopefully making it affordable to aspiring riders.
At the core of the Vortex wheels are new and improved instantaneous 3-degree (120 point) pick up MT Supadrive and MT front hubs, with sealed bearings and super wide spaced flanges for increased stiffness and durability.
Available in Boost and traditional fitments with HG or XD freehubs, Vortex wheels fit almost all applications of modern Enduro bikes. Boost Adaptor kits and Torque Cap Adaptors are available separately to offer updatable fitment and tunability.
Furthermore, with Halo’s latest version of the MT Supadrive hub Ison has increased stiffness and reduced flex with a heat treated, hollow Cro-Mo Steel axle for maximum power transfer.
Utilising a wedge pawl mechanism the Supadrive system is design to withstand high torque loads. Featuring 13 micro teeth per pawl, drive is transferred efficiently through a dramatically increased surface area.
Meanwhile, the rim is designed to work perfectly with 2.35/ 2.5” tubeless tyres with a generous 33mm of internal width accommodating the rider’s rubber choice.
James Shirley an EWS racer who has been riding the firm’s prototype said: “It took a little bit of getting used to but after a couple days it began to feel normal. In fact, better than normal! The sidewall of the tyre has more support so you can run softer pressures which provides more grip.”
The wheels weigh in at 970 grams for the front and 1,170 grams at the rear (27.5”), or 1,035 grams front and 1,235 grams at the rear for the 29-inch build.
Dealers will have access to add on sale decal kits at £19.99 and available in 6 colours.
For more detail see halowheels.com/vortex.