American Classic Wide Lightning 27.5″ Thru Axle Wheelset — 2016
American Classic Wide Lightning 27.5 Thru Axle Wheelset — 2016. Enduro is one of the fastest growing types of riding on the trail, and with good reason. It harkens back to the early days of Mountain Bike. With its emphasis on technical skills, it does have some unique equipment requirements though. The American Classic Wide Lightning is a 27.5 thru axle wheelset that’s designed to satisfy those equipment demands. The Wide Lightning strikes a great balance between lightweight and durability–since most endure and all mountain riding often means more downhill with a greater demand on technical skills, the rim is strong and durable to take some big hits without folding over. They’re also tubeless ready, and come with tubeless tape preinstalled, so you can just mount up your favorite tires, throw some sealant in, and go. The rims are laced to some stiff, IS 6-bolt disc ready hubs with 32 spokes laced in a 3-cross pattern to add to the durability and help the wheels stay true. Front and rear thru axles help stiffen up the hubs, and help you perfectly align the disc rotors when replacing the wheel.