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Phase30 Rear Wheel

Phase 30 Rear Wheel MTB Mountain Bike Wheels Chromag Bikes
Phase 30 Rear Wheel MTB Mountain Bike Wheels Chromag Bikes
Phase 30 Rear Wheel MTB Mountain Bike Wheels Chromag Bikes
Phase 30 Rear Wheel MTB Mountain Bike Wheels Chromag Bikes
Phase 30 Rear Wheel MTB Mountain Bike Wheels Chromag Bikes
Phase 30 Rear Wheel MTB Mountain Bike Wheels Chromag Bikes
Phase 30 Rear Wheel MTB Mountain Bike Wheels Chromag Bikes
Phase 30 Rear Wheel MTB Mountain Bike Wheels Chromag Bikes
Phase 30 Rear Wheel MTB Mountain Bike Wheels Chromag Bikes
Phase 30 Rear Wheel MTB Mountain Bike Wheels Chromag Bikes
Phase 30 Rear Wheel MTB Mountain Bike Wheels Chromag Bikes
Phase 30 Rear Wheel MTB Mountain Bike Wheels Chromag Bikes
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Size 27.5
Driver Body MS

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The PHASE30 mirrors our BA30 profile but in a lighter format that suits all mountain and trail riding conditions.

This is a high quality alloy rim that is tougher than most with added protection at the bead-walls for impact resistance and reduced sidewall cuts. The nipple/spoke bed is oriented to the spoke direction to reduce weakness caused by bend in the spoke at the nipple hole. The PHASE30 is made with premium alloy, extruded and carefully formed for consistent shape. It is then fusion welded and ground for a strong precise finish. Our fusion welding system leaves a perfect seamless joint that becomes the strongest section of the rim ensuring that your rim won’t split at the seam if you have an impact there. 

The rims are laced to our new R4 hub. The R4 is designed to be a solid, reliable hub with a durable axle assembly and robust set of bearings.  We're using a tried and tested 4-pawl arrangement with 36 points of simultaneous engagement.  What sets it apart is the large radius that the pawls are positioned on, reducing leverage at the point of engagement. 

We opted for a Chromoly steel axle for stiffness and longevity.  Using steel allows a smaller diameter axle which in turn gives us more room to use larger, sealed bearings (we use USA made enduro bearings).  The rear axle assembly uses thread-on end caps which are easy to service and resist compression from the frames axle (they don’t fall off during trailside repairs either!).  R4 front hubs are available with standard or ‘torque’ end caps and rear hubs are available with XD, HG, or Microspline drivers.  We supply all parts for servicing to ensure that R4 hubs can be maintained well into the future!

Use code: WheelieGood to receive $50 off when you buy a front and rear wheel.

☛ Complete wheels are setup for tubeless with tape and valves installed.
☛Your choice of XD, MS, or HG Driver Body

Rim Specs

Material // Premium extruded alloy

Finish // Fusion welded seam-ground finish

Profile // Internal bracing profile / Impact resistant design

Tubeless // Tubeless Ready

Rim Weight // 27.5: 545g / 29: 584g

Internal Width // 30mm

Valve // Presta

Max Tire Pressure 2.4" // 45PSI

Max Tire Pressure 2.8" // 30PSI

Max Spoke Tension // 125KgF

Build Info // 27.5" ERD: 566mm / 29" ERD: 604mm

Hole Count // 32

Click here to view the wheel user guide.

Hub Specs

Axle Diameter // 12mm

Spacing // Boost 148mm

Driver // XD, HG or Microspline

Engagement// 4-Pawl, 36 Point

Spokes // 32

Disc Mount // 6 Bolt

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Don't hesitate to reach out with any and all questions!

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Worldwide shipping

We ship anywhere in the world with competitive rates from UPS and FedEx. Alternatively you can pickup right here at Chromag HQ.

Service Guide

Need more info on setup, service and spare parts?

Check out our user guides here.


All of our parts are backed by a 1 year warranty.
After that we still have your back with our crash replacement program.

key features

Design Considerations

Build Quality

Our wheels are built with longevity in mind. We have refined both the construction and build to minimise the re truing needed after the first few rides.

We achieved this with multiple pre-stressing and re-tensioning operations so you can spend more time on the trail than in the truing stand.

Oversize Ratchet Ring

The R4 is designed around an oversized ratchet ring, reducing torque on the engagement assembly & thereby improving life span.

This has the added benefit of providing space for larger bearings, which also increases time between service intervals.

Tubeless ready

Wheels come pre-taped with our black, Presta tubeless valves installed.

All you need to do is install tires and sealant.

Nylock spokes

Nylock spokes prevent any unwanted rotation between the spoke and nipple.

We find it a more reliable long term solution than thread lock or spoke prep as the spokes can be adjusted multiple times and the nylon patch does not degrade.

Brass Nipples

Brass nipples are more corrosion and fatigue resistant, allowing adjustment of spokes as needed for a long time to come.

While alloy nipples are lighter and work well in the short term we don't think they are a good fit for a long term wheel solution.

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Spare Parts

We have a wide variety of spare parts and bearings available for the R4 so you can fully service your own equipment at home.

The exploded diagrams are also pretty helpful if you got distracted while pulling everything apart.

Available here

Wheel FAQ's

Our wheels are pre-stressed and ready to ride out of the box. We also use Nylock spokes to keep the tension where it should be. We've found this to last longer and stay in place better when adjustments are made later on.

However, like all wheels there is a bedding-in period, so be sure to keep an eye on spoke tension after the first few rides.

Because the bike industry likes to invent new standards by the hour, there are different freehubs to choose from depending on which cassette you run.

HG is typically for older drivetrains and SRAM NX.

XD is for newer SRAM.

Microspline is for newer Shimano.

The R4 is compatible with HG, XD & Microspline, so if you do decide to change your drivetrain, all you need to do is switch out your freehub.

Available here.

Wheels come pre-taped with tubeless valves installed.

All you need to do is install tires and sealant.

If you got our wheels on a complete bike from us, tires and sealant will already be installed and seated, just inflate to desired pressure.

Provided the rim does not have a crack, you can use an adjustable wrench to gently bend it back to help your tyres seat properly. (One of the benefits of alloy over carbon)

Use a rag or an old inner tube to prevent scratching your rim, and be careful to avoid puncturing your rim tape!

You'll likely need to adjust spoke tension if your wheel has taken a hit hard enough to dent it.

Having fewer points of engagement leads to more backlash in the system, this is apparent predominantly in climbing gears and technical situations. That being said, from our experience you very quickly become accustomed to the hub you are running and it rarely crosses your mind when riding after the first ride of a new component.

The more points of engagement, the smaller the area of contact between pawls and ratchet ring, along with fewer pawls engaging at the same time. This is in order to fit more into the same space, often leading to reliability issues especially as parts start to wear.

With the R4 we have tried to strike the happy middle ground of having enough points of engagement to feel sharp but also leave room for long term reliability.

Of course there is also the topic of pedal kick back and suspension interaction, which could be a full article in itself.

To keep things simple, a higher engagement hub has the potential to give more feedback due to less backlash before it engages. In general, we think there are a myriad of more important things to worry about in how a bike rides.

If you notice any play in your wheel when your axle is tight its time to check things out. Similarly if you can hear or feel the bearings grumble when spinning, an investigation and likely fresh set of bearings would be a good move.

If you are doing a pre-season refresh or just giving your bike a thorough going over then cleaning and re greasing your freehub body is a good move, removing any contaminants and adding fresh clean grease is a good way to reduce long term wear.

All spare parts available here.

They both use our top end alloy with a fusion welded seam-ground join, and have a 30mm inner width.The main difference is the BA30 has some extra internal bracing, making it stronger and a bit heavier.If you're really on the fence, run a Phase on the front and BA on the rear.

The Phase and BA are fusion welded, and post ground which makes the join the strongest part of the rim!The Ally is pinned at the joint, which is more simple and less labour intensive, but not as strong. The Ally is also slightly heavier as the alloy used has slightly less strength than that of the BA and Phase.

Customer Reviews

Based on 15 reviews
Cody B.
Phase 30 front wheel

An excellent addition to the phase 30 rim I had laced up a while back. Great quality and looks sick!

Alasdair C.

Phase30 Rear Wheel

Brian W.
So good, I put that sh*t on everything.

Been running Chromag wheels on every rig for a better part of a decade, super reliable, super strong!

Brent H.
Solid Rims

Phase 30 rims build up really nice, not the lightest but not the heaviest either. Certainly tough. Amazing for the price.


Honestly, these rims have been great over the past year I have owned them. Usually, I manage to go through 2-3 high-quality allow rims a season. Not these. They have only been trued once and are still holding strong. Definitely at the top of my list when looking at higher-quality alloy rims.

Solid mid-weight wheel

I switched to these, coming from a Stans Flow wheelset and have been impressed.
Rims: Coming from the Flow, There was a huge difference in the sidewall thickness, and these have been very resistant to denting. The finish is consistent, round and true out of the box. Setting up tubless was a breeze. Tire fit was what I'd expect them to be and they inflated, sealed and seated nicely. I suppose if you are hard on rims, you could go to the heavier BA version, but on my 140mm bike, these are great all around.
Hubs: These are not the highest engagement, but they are solid and chunky. I climb a lot and these engage well and I've never noticed a single slip. They are easy to rebuild and I noticed that they use much larger bearings than my last hubset which wasnt so reliable.
Build: These are wll built and come true and round out of the box. They do need re-tensioning after a half-dozen rides, but overal have been easy to keep running straight.
This is a great wheelset for the price!


Awesome wheelset for the price! Not a ton of use yet but a great upgrade for my wife's bike!


Awesome wheelset for the price! Not a ton of use yet but a great upgrade for my wife's bike!