RBW.cc Explorer

A performance focused rim brake wheelset suitable for light touring. Built with Bitex hubs and our in house range of rims and Sapim spokes.

For Road and Beyond


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

Product details


  • Bitex RAF/RAR12 Hubs
  • RBW.cc 24/25 Road Rims
  • 32h front/rear.
  • Sapim Race Spokes
  • Or upgrade to Sapim CX Ray spokes
  • Sapim Polyax Brass or 7075 T6 Polyax Nipples
  • 700c / Rim Brake.
  • From 1570g (CX Ray)

Our in house .cc range of wheels brings together the most popular high spec components we use to create handbuilt wheelsets at an exceptional price point, benefiting from a discount on both parts and labour helping to make them even more competitive.

The Explorer is is our go to Light Touring rim brake build for road use and beyond, best suited to tyre widths from 25-35c.   25mm deep and 24mm wide rims provide a lightweight yet solid, tubeless ready base to take you where you want to go. Manufactured from 6066 T6 heat treated alloy, these rims are naturally stronger than the more common 6061 option.

Bitex RAF/RAR12 series hubs are lightweight, exceptionally well priced, and suitable for day in day out riding.  Equipped with high end TPI sealed bearings throughout their rear six pawl freehub design give a high engagement angle of 7.5 degrees for power transfer and acceleration after coasting or hard cornering and all hubs come with a custom weatherproof treatment for both external bearings seals and freehub mechanism.

The Sapim Race double butted spoke offers a stiff and reliable spoke for those carrying load without braking the bank whilst the D-Light brings a lighter blend of spokes suitable for lighter riders and loads under 110kg total.   Alternatively upgrade to the bladed Sapim CX Ray for further weight savings, aero benefits, and a legendarily long fatigue life without affecting weight limits.  Brass nipples allow for an economical choice or add some bling  and save further weight where it matter without compromising sturdiness by using the excellent Sapim 7075 T6 polyax nipples available in your choice of colour.  Bladed spokes and upgraded nipples together will bring weight savings of circa 120g and make for an excellent credit card touring set that won’t slow you down.

Rated for total system loads of up to 135kg.

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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