The buzzing 120-point, three-pawl Micro Notch engagement in the Supa Drive rear hub means that the Halo 4XRs’ instant catch and drive is the first thing you notice.
The wheels are light enough to make the most of that snap for those who like to blitz between corners and jumps. The 21mm internal width rim gives enough girth to handle big tyres without wobbling and we’ve put a hard year of use and abuse into our long-termer sets without suffering any rim issues.
Halo hubs generally last really well too and they come in every axle standard you could want including a bolted stub axle option up front. Keep a spoke key handy though because they can go baggy over time. They’re not tubeless-ready without an aftermarket kit either.
This article was originally published in Mountain Biking UK magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.