Onyx Classic Boost Matte Black 29″/36H EMTB/DH/Bikepacking – Express Wheelset


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Express Wheelsets

Express wheelsets consist of components that have proven themselves over the years on the trails as well as in the workshop. All the parts are found in stock in order to guarantee quick lead time and swift delivery. All Express Wheelsets are sold in pairs (front and rear) and are shipped tubeless-ready unless specified otherwise.

Wheels are built to order and will ship approximately 4-7 working days after the order has been placed.  Shipping costs inside the EU are included in the price, Ask for a quote by email for other shipping destinations: UK, Switzerland, and other non-EU countries.

For Heavy-duty Applications

The introduction of competitive 36H rims has given the opportunity to offer wheelsets for heavy-duty applications like eMTB, downhill and enduro racing, and bikepacking. Increased spoke count creates a wheel with greater total tension, thus improving its strength and serviceability.

Read more why this is by heading to our News & Tech section by clicking the link below.

Onyx Classic Hubs for an E-MTB – Onyxhubseurope.com goes electric!


This Express Wheelset is built around Onyx Racing Classic hubs are the tried and true choice that keeps on humming smoothly even after years of heavy use. Large high-quality hybrid ceramic bearings in combination with the patented sprag clutch mechanism provide highly reliable function and a long service interval.

100% silent operation and instant engagement are standard features in all Onyx Racing Products hubs. Classic hubs are approved for e-bike use.

Hub specs are as follows:

  • Classic model, anodized matte black colour.
  • Solid front hub shell (as opposed to the Helix model with cut-away shell).
  • Boost sizing – 110x15mm / 148x12mm.
    • Torque Cap compatible front axles are available separately. Ask for more details by email.
  • ISO 6-bolt disc mounts.
  • 36H shells and rims.
  • Freewheel driver options: Shimano HG (aluminium or stainless steel), XDR (aluminium or stainless steel), or Micro Spline. If you want to learn more about drivers and material choices, please refer to the article linked below.

XD, XDR and HG Freehub Drivers


With the introduction of an eBike-specific component lineup from DT Swiss, we are excited to offer 36H wheels for particularly demanding use cases, such as eMTB, downhill and enduro racing, or bikepacking.

The wheels are built around DT Swiss HX 531 29″ rims that carry the following specifications:

  • High-quality alloy.
  • 30mm inner width, 35mm outer width.
  • 610g weight (stated by the manufacturer).
  • 36H.
  • Black colour.

Spokes and Nipples

All Express Wheelsets are built with Sapim Race spokes in black colour. The Race spoke is the default choice for our builds for numerous reasons:

  • Excellent value.
  • High strength-to-weight ratio.
  • Better fatigue-resistance properties than straight gauge 2.0mm spokes.
  • Easy to source in case spares are needed.

Race spokes are paired with black-coloured Sapim Polyax brass nipples (standard or Double Square version). Brass nipples are used almost exclusively in all of our builds because of their longevity, low to zero maintenance needs, corrosion resistance and strength. Secure-Lock nipples or traditional ones with a mild adhesive compound to prevent unwanted loosening, improve wheel reliability, and lessen service needs.

Additional notes related to rim manufacturer specifications:

  • MG washers are used for wheels built around aluminium Newmen rims, according to the manufacturer’s specs.
  • DT Swiss PHR washers are used in all DT Swiss rims on which the manufacturer’s specifications list so.

If you are in the search of other spokes – Berd PolyLight spokes for example– or nipples for your build, get in touch by email for more details.


All Express Wheelsets are built with 3-cross lacing unless otherwise agreed upon. All the wheels are built by hand, carefully tensioned and stress-relieved thoroughly in order to create wheels that provide maximum strength and minimal service needs.

Note! Wheels are ready to preorder! Deliveries will start in the beginning of May 2023.

Additional information


DT Swiss EX511, DT Swiss FR 541, Lilienthal XE, Newmen Evolution A. 30, Newmen Evolution SL A.30, Newmen Evolution SL EG.30, Revel RW30, Spank 359, Stan's Flow EX3, WTB ST I29 TCS


Shimano HG, Shimano HG (chromoly), Shimano Micro Spline, Sram XDR, Sram XDR (chromoly)