WTB now offers complete wheels at an affordable price!
Proterra gravel wheels are available individually or as a $649.90 wheelset that performs well above its pay grade. Every Proterra hub uses high-quality bearings and a responsive six-pawl freehub design with 3.7 degrees of engagement to deliver the performance you expect of a high-end wheelset without the high-end price tag. Eliminating the frustrations that come with proprietary parts, Proterra wheels combine the simplicity of double-butted J-bend spokes with the dependability of Sapim secure lock nipples. Even maintenance should be a positive experience, which is why all Proterra hubs are easily serviced without the need for fancy tools.
Proterra rims are extruded from WTB’s premier 6069 aluminum alloy to optimize strength while a bead blast finish and durable water-transfer decals keep your wheels looking fresh. All of this ensures WTB Proterra wheels provide the compliance you expect on the first ride and the longevity you demand for every ride that follows.
Proterra Light wheels come in 23 and 25mm widths that check all the boxes of a fast and light alloy wheelset. The gravel-ready 23 and 25mm widths feature 28 spokes. Both configurations are laced in a 3-cross pattern. 23mm rim width is ideal for gravel cyclists using 700 tires while cyclists who prefer a high-volume 650 setup will be better suited by the 25mm width.
Every Proterra wheel benefits from our TCS (Tubeless Compatible System) 2.0 system and ships with the Solid Strip, TCS tubeless tape and black alloy valves already installed. This means all Proterra wheels are ready for tubeless tires and sealant right out of the box. The integral component of our TCS 2.0 system is the Solid Strip. This is a durable strip that lies beneath the tape, prevents it from sagging at the spoke holes, makes it easier to mount a tire and protects from a puncture in the case of a broken spoke. In the end, WTB’s innovative Solid Strip results in a more robust tubeless system that increases reliability and is easier to set up.
WTB believes you shouldn’t have to smash your piggy bank in order to ride dependable products. Which is why every Proterra Light front wheel has a $294.95 MSRP while each rear wheel carries an MSRP of $354.95. Proterra wheels are currently in stock at our California wheel building facility where every wheel is hand-built at the base of Mount Tamalpais.
Yes, every Proterra wheel is hand-built in the California wheel building facility. The team of wheel wizards laces, tensions and tapes every Proterra with the same attention to detail they provide their own wheels. This hands-on approach allows them to confidently stand behind WTB wheels as the most reliable on the market.