There are some reviews that always take longer and anyone who tells you they can write a full review on a product they have only had for a couple of weeks is talking bullshit!
Last year we were given a set of the Halo Vapour GXC wheels to test and after speaking to Ison Distribution we agreed that a year long test was the best way to give these wheels the treatment.
Having spoken to Rob Quirk who used them for the Silk Road Mountain Race we knew they were built to last and to withstand any punishment we could throw at them. While not the lightest wheel-set on the market at 1805g sometimes you have to sacrifice a few grams to know that no matter what you will have a reliable set of hoops under you.
There is also the ability to fit these to any bike with the use of end plus and adapters and now they have the licences for Shimano’s Micro Spline you can use any cassette or setup you like.
These wheels really are future proof!
As Halo State;
“The Vapour GXC wheelset is the lightest in the Vapour range. Crafted for the longest distance gravel races, ultra-distance adventure riding, XC racing, road plus as well as lightly loaded touring.
Built with a 21mm internal width rim the Vapour GXC wheel is ideal for a gravel, road plus and narrower MTB tyres.
As well as a lightweight and dependable rim, the Vapour GXC wheels utilise our all new GXC hubs specifically designed for this wheelset. The GXC hubs feature instantaneous 120 point engagement, centre lock, sealed bearings and wide spaced flanges for increased stiffness and durability.
We have used non-proprietary J-bend spokes to ensure should the worst happen, you have a great chance of being able to fix your wheel and carry on your adventure.
Supplied pre-taped the Vapour GXC is tubeless ready from the box”.
Having had these wheels for close to over a year we have to say they have never been disappointing or let us down, we haven’t even had to true them unlike some other wheels we have had in for review. With various tyre changes, tubeless setups and riding conditions they have been a robust wheel-set that allows you to simple forget and enjoy the ride.
If you are looking for a robust and reliable wheelset on a budget them look no further than the Vapour GXC.
Halo Vapour GXC Specifications
|Front Hub Spacing||100mm qr and 15mm Thru included (12mm thru adaptor available aftermarket)|
|Rear spacing||135 x QR5/10mm and 142 x 12mm Cr-mo tube thru axle|
|Drillings||28H front, 32H rear|
|Disc Mount||Centerlock (optional 6 bolt adaptor available aftermarket)|
|Weight||Front from 780g, Rear from 1025g|