Essential WTB i19 29" V3 Wheelset - Tubeless Ready

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UK made hubs built with quality spokes and branded high end rims for under £250? We have teamed up with WTB performance rims, and by buying rims in huge volumes we can build probbaly the best value wheelset on the planet!

Yes, we have listened and made a no frills hubset in our UK factory but with most of the high end features of its big brother the V6. By moving to standard bearings rather than fancy Custom SKF and halving the number of pawls we can slash the price for the ultimate bang for buck wheelset. By building the hubs by the thousand and piggybacking alot of the components from the V6 range, the V3 hub was born. Allowing us to hit aggressive pricepoints unheard of in the market even with cheap Chinese hubs! Built with quality Sapim Leader spokes and brass nipples for long and durable service life. Most brands would sell a build of this quality for £400 and make out its the latest and greatest, we are being honest telling you its great (but obviously not as awesome as our flagship V6 range)

So what do you get?

Superstar V3 hubs fitted with standard sealed catridge bearings
  • 3 pawl freehub with 27 points of engagement
  • 17mm axle for durability
  • Replaceable endcaps
  • 2014 T6511 Hubshell and 7075 T6511 Freehub - The same top quality materials as all our hubs
  • Sapim Leader Silver PG spokes
  • Sapim SILS Polyax brass nipples
  • Tubeless compatible rims - just add tape, valve, sealant of your choice
  • Choose from the range of rims – see list below
  • i19 TCS - 19mm internal
  • i23 TCS - 23mm internal
  • i29 TCS - 29mm internal
  • Wheelset weights from 1850-2200g approx depending on build.

Ideal for most styles of riding, everywhere from Cross Country, All Mountain and Gravity trails, they are heavy duty but are of a desirable weight.

Tubeless Compatible System:

The TCS technology designed by WTB means a lightweight TCS tyre can be used with their TCS wheels, creating a lightweight setup that will provide superior flat protection that rivals other weights on the market. The Rims feature a Bead Lock and an On-ramp inner rim wall design that holds the tyre bead in place. This drastically reduces the chance of the tubeless setup burping air should you be running a very low tyre pressure or even if the wheel happens to suffer a harsh landing.


TCS™ (Tubeless Compatible System) Technology: The solution for riders seeking high performance, lightweight and durable mountain bike wheel systems that are easy to install, fun to ride and simple to service. TCS tyres are the first sealant tubeless tyres to receive Mavic UST® certification, which means a proven fit between sealant tubeless tyre and rim. Say goodbye to air compressors, tyre levers and pinch flats. Say hello to your full riding potential.

TCS Rims: Combining the best of everything – UST compliant rim bead shapes are designed to help keep tyres on rims better, while a tape and sealant system shaves away critical weight. Build them up with your favourite hub and spokes for a dream wheelset that's easily serviceable at any time. 


  • Custom aluminum alloy
  • Pin Joint
  • Traditional drilling
  • Tubeless Ready (only use UST valve and tape not included)
  • Disc Only


You want the best value for money on the market, our essential wheels focus on what you get in the box for the best price. Our Superstar Premium Line wheels have all the bells and whistles which have to be included in the purchase price, due to customer request we are offering a cheaper option without these features to hit a lower price. Sure it would be nice to have premium SKF bearings fitted to everything but they cost a fortune, so we can slash prices by fitting standard quality bearings in line with the rest of the industry. Leader Sapim spokes and brass nipples, plus rims and hubs from reputable manufacturers, mean the best bang for your buck.

2 Year Warranty on materials and manufacturing faults

Crash Rebuild and Free Truing policy DOES NOT apply to Essential wheels.

We do not cover bearing failure as this is a wear and tear issue. Replacing of standard size bearings is an easy and cheap task, and part of standard maintenance

All Superstar wheels are supplied without rimtape or tubeless parts. We prefer to allow customers to fit their personal choice of tape/valves/sealant to suit their requirements.

All Superstar wheels are custom built to your specifications. For example if you choose BOOST adaptors it will be built on a BOOST hub and it is not possible to change to non-boost once built. As this product is custom built to your specifications we cannot accept returns/refunds/swaps as the build is bespoke to you.

Tech Specs

32 spoke front -3x 32 spoke rear - 3x

i19 TCS - 19mm internal width - Gravel racer and XC rim
i23 TCS - 23mm internal width - Performance light trail rim
i29 TCS - 29mm internal width - Goldilocks wide trail rim

Wheelset Weight:
i19 - 27.5" - Pair 1930g
i19 - 29" - Pair 2090
i23 - 27.5" - Pair 2090g
i23 - 29" - Pair 2180g
i29 - 27.5" - Pair 2125g
i29 - 29" - Pair 2210g

Note: Weights are generated by weighing a randomly selected wheelset with freehub and adaptors fitted. Due to the manufacturing process components parts vary, so this value is to be taken as guide not a guarantee. Our values are not to be confused with "optimistic" theoretical weights some manufactures claim which are often hundreds of grams understated.

Our wheels are focused on durability and long life, not weight weenie gram chasing. Sure we could easily save 100g a wheelset by putting tiny thin section bearings which don't last in our hubs but that's not upto the quality we require. If you want crazy light and unusable products we cannot help sorry.

The V6 Shimano freehub is compatible with:

  • 11 speed Mountain Bike Shimano Cassettes - Use the 1.8mm cassette spacer provided
  • 8/9/10 speed Mountain Bike Shimano Cassettes - Use the 1.8mm cassette spacer provided
  • 11 speed Road Bike Shimano Cassettes - No spacer
  • 8/9/10 speed Road Bike Shimano Cassettes - Use the 1.8mm cassette spacer provided
The V6 XDR freehub is compatible with:
  • SRAM XDR cassettes - No spacer
  • SRAM XD cassettes - Use the 1.8mm cassette spacer provided
Launching Summer 2019 - The optional Campagnolo freehub body is a straight swap and is compatible with 8,9,10,11 and 12 speed Campagnolo type cassettes



  • Essential Wtb V3 Wheelset

    Posted on 26 June 2020 by A. Harvey

    5 stars

    Going from 19mm internal to 29mm internal width rims for me has been an absolute game changer. I have them set up tubeless; again another game changer. These are high quality wheels for the price! Had a hard session on them a couple of weeks back. They held up perfectly and still run as true as they arrived! My only little picky point is that I wish you could select what colour spokes and nippl