Factotum MTB

A do-it-all, strong as an Ox MTB wheelset at a fantastic price!

Built with tough DT Swiss M-Series rims, Bitex sealed bearing hubs and a hand-picked blend of custom-butted spokes.

For MTB.


We’re rolling! Lead time now stands at *4 weeks* for our most popular builds! 7-8 weeks for Hope Hubs.

Product details


  • Your choice of 25, 30 or 35mm internal DT Swiss M Series Rims.  Tubeless ready throughout.
  • Sealed Bearing Bitex Six Bolt MTB Hubs available in all axle standards.
  • Double Butted Sapim Race Spokes, Silver or Black.
  • Sapim Polyax, Brass, Silver Nipples
  • 27.5″ or 29″
  • Weights from 1850-2120g depending on options.

A do it all, strong as an ox “trail and more” handbuilt mountain bike wheelset at a fantastic price. Good for anything from laps of the woods, your favourite trail centre or off-piste routes, to proper races.

DT Swiss’s M Series rims are astoundingly hardy; we use them time and again as an upgrade to lesser rims commonly spec’d on cheaper, OEM wheelsets found on new bikes that have let their rider down. 25mm internal M462’s are best suited to tyres between 1.7-2.35″ or if you’d like to spec a lighter more responsive rim.  Choose a 30mm internal rim for a wider footprint on tyres from 2.10-2.70″.  35mm internal widths (650b wheelsets ONLY) are suited to Plus+ size tyres or 2.6-3″.

Bitex hubs have a 6 pawl freehub and are equipped with long-lasting TPI sealed bearings throughout and are weatherproofed in house. MT and Boost series hubs feature large flanges, increased bearing sizes, and a sturdy freehub body for those that want a stiffer wheelset with hub internals that will truly take an off road beating. Easily serviceable and with swap-able plug ‘n’ play freehub bodies, end-caps and rear axles mean that the Factotum Mountain are wheels for life suitable for your current frame and beyond.*

Available in both 27.5″ and 29″ wheel sizes.  All of our wheels come with high end professionally installed tubeless tape free of charge.  Maximum recommended total system weight of 120kg.

Looking for a higher end, lighter and stronger performance focused MTB wheelset with more customisation options? Check out our MTB Bomber! Looking for a lightweight yet affordable pair of handbuilt wheels for local trail and XC use? Head to the RBW.cc Trail (link to come).

*Please Note: Boost axle options are BOOST ONLY and cannot be switched to non Boost axles. Please get in touch if you’d like us to spec a front hub that WILL accommodate all axles standards.  This is not possible the rear hub.

RyanBuildsWheels Ready to Roll wheelsets

All of our Ready to Roll Wheelsets are lovingly laced at the RyanBuildsWheels workshop in Bristol, UK. They’re made to order and can be shipped to almost anywhere in the World.

Our Ready to Roll Wheelsets are made from a handpicked collection of our favourite hubs, rims, spokes and nipples. These parts have been carefully selected to offer us the best quality of build and our customers the best quality of ride. They’re built to balance strength, weight, longevity and value.

These wheelsets offer all the benefits of handbuilt, custom wheels without the added cost of a fully bespoke build.


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