Sun Ringle Düroc 30 wheels and ProTaper components top off Hayes’ new XC range

Lightweight components for the modern cross-country rider and racer

Sun Ringle and ProTaper mountain bike components

The Hayes group of brands is adding a range of new products aimed at the everyday modern cross-country rider and racer – someone who enjoys riding singletrack, flow and more aggressive trails on a lightweight bike that can be raced at the weekend.


The launch of its latest suspension fork and rear shock, the R7 and Mara, coincides with the new Sun Ringle Düroc 30 wheelset and ProTaper Hyperlite handlebar, ATAC stem and Forty seatpost.

Sun Ringle Düroc 30 wheels

Sun Ringle Düroc 30 mountain bike wheels
Sun Ringle’s Düroc 30 wheelset has a 26mm inner width and 28 spokes front and rear.

Hayes’ wheel brand, Sun Ringle, is a name with an extended history in mountain biking, and one that has been part of the Hayes Bicycle Group since the early 00s.

In recent times, its Düroc wheels have impressed us, and this latest edition is set to cater for skinnier tyres and lighter setups.

Sun Ringle Düroc 30 mountain bike wheels
There are six pawls for a faster engagement.

The Düroc 30 wheels feature a double-wall, welded alloy tubeless rim with a 26mm inner width and are available only in 29in size.

These rims are built onto a new Ringle Super Bubba X hub; a simplified and lighter version of the existing Super Bubbas with an offset six-pawl freehub body for fast engagement.

Straight pull Wheelsmith (another Hayes brand) DB14 spokes – 28 front and rear – and alloy nipples complete the package.

Sun Ringle Düroc 30 mountain bike wheels
The Super Bubba X is a slimmed-down version of the Super Bubba.

A pair of Düroc 30s weighs a claimed 1,690g and comes tubeless-ready with HG, XD and Micro Spline freehub options available.

  • Wheelset price: £829.98 / $899.98 / €957 (including 19% VAT)
  • Size: 29in
  • Outer rim width: 30mm
  • Inner rim width: 26mm
  • Spokes: 28/28 Wheelsmith DB14 straight pull
  • Nipples: Alloy nipples
  • Spacing: 110 x 15 / 148 x 12
  • Disc mount: Six-bolt
  • Front wheel weight: 806g (claimed)
  • Rear wheel weight: 954g (claimed)
  • Freehub options: HG, XD, and Micro Spline (each wheel available separately)

2020 ProTaper components

Hayes’ XC range is rounded out by a line of new lightweight ProTaper components to get your cockpit looking racy and your seatpost looking… well, not like a dropper post.

ProTaper Hyperlite handlebar

ProTaper Hyperlite mountain bike handlebar
The ProTaper Hyperlite handlebar is 760mm wide and weighs a claimed 125g.

The 760mm-wide Hyperlite bar weighs a claimed 125g (less than two Clif bars) and is available in two colourways.

  • Price: £169.99 / $174.99 / €186 (including 19% VAT)
  • Weight: 125g (claimed)
  • Width: 760mm
  • Clamp diameter: 31.8mm
  • Sweep: 9 degrees
  • Colour: Yellow or Stealth

ProTaper ATAC stem

ProTaper ATAC mountain bike stem
The ATAC stem is feathery light and available in 50 to 100mm lengths.

Meanwhile, the ATAC stem is equally feathery at a claimed 90g (Hayes doesn’t specify the length weighed – presumably 50mm) and available in in 50 to 100mm lengths at 10mm increments.

Both products are exclusively 31.8mm clamping diameter.

  • Price: £129.99 / $139.99 / €153 (including 19% VAT)
  • Weight: 90g (claimed)
  • Clamp diameter: 31.8mm
  • Length: 50mm, 60mm, 70mm, 80mm, 90mm, 100mm
  • Rise/drop: 5 degrees
  • Hardware: Titanium

ProTaper Forty seatpost

ProTaper Forty mountain bike seatpost
The Forty seatpost weighs a claimed 212g!

Finally, the zero offset Forty carbon seatpost is available for 30.9 or 31.6mm seat tubes and measures 40cm in length.

The post itself is carbon and its hardware (bolts) titanium. The sum of these parts is a claimed 212g.

  • Price: £229.99 / $249.99 / €266 (including 19% VAT)
  • Weight: 212g (claimed)
  • Diameter: 30.9mm or 31.6mm
  • Offset: 0mm
  • Length: 400mm
  • Hardware: Titanium