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Race Face Turbine 30 27.5" Wheelset

Item #: WH201T05
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Race Face Turbine 30 27.5" Wheelset

Race Face Turbine 30 27.5" Wheelset

A race ready XC wheel with a hard to be price point

The Race Face Turbine 30 27.5" wheelset offers XC and Trail riders a hardworking, no-nonsense set of wheels. The lightweight but strong rim is laced with burly straight-pull, bladed spokes that give the wheel a stiff and responsive feel. The 30mm interal width rims will give your tires a nice wide foot print for increased traction and cornering. They're tubeless ready too. The heart of any wheelset is its hub and the Turbine wheel has a strong heart indeed. The hubs feature a robust design, running on custom cartridge bearings that mean quick and true hub engagement while still staying light and fast for those long epic trail rides. The Turbine wheelset is ready to take you wherever your sense of adventure might lead.


  • Lighter and stronger bladed spokes than on AEFFECT 23 and Turbine 2014
  • Black alloy nipples for decreased rotational weight
  • Water Transfer Graphics – With vinyl decal color kits in the box (Red/Blue/Green)
  • Front hub set up 15x100 with endcaps for 9x100QR in the box
  • Rear hub set up 12x142 with endcaps for 10x135QR in the box
  • 5 spare spokes and 5 spare alloy nipples in the box
Size 27.5"
Material 6061 Aluminum
Outer Width TBA
Inner Width 30mm
Height TBA
Spoke Drilling 28/28
Valve Type Presta
Tubeless Yes
Tire Type Clincher, Tubeless compatible
Brake Compatibility Disc, 6 Bolt
Front Axle 15x100mm thru (9x100mm caps included)
Rear Axle 12x142mm thru (10x135mm caps included)
Hubs Race Face cartrige bearing
Freewheel SRAM XD 11/12 spd driver
Max Rider Weight N/A
Intended Use XC-All Mountain
Weight 1775
3.5 / 5.0
6 Reviews
5 Stars
4 Stars
3 Stars
2 Stars
1 Stars
wide and light enough but hubs a bit draggy
Have stood up well to several months of riding so far. Still running straight and true.
The 30mm internal width means 2.3-2.5" tires fit well with good volume and profile.
Use these mainly as my winter wheels so not too concerned if they show signs of wear and tear but thus far still look decent.
Set up tubeless easily.
Only negative comment is the hubs aren't the smoothest spinning (bearing drag especially in the rear hub) but that's a minor niggle.
January 12, 2017
1 year ago
SF Bay Area
Not impressed
I like my Race bar, stem and cranks but these wheels... I purchased them on 11/1/2016. I took the wheel off last week to change the tire for a race and the free hub fell off. The axle was broken. I called Race Face and they do not deal with their customers directly and told me to call my retailer. I called Jensons and was told to send the wheel in and they will deal with Race Face warranty. Hopefully they warranty the part and they'll have to send Jensons the part. Not a single retailer carries this part so I had to use an old wheel. Hopefully they get it before the second round of the series I am racing in two weeks.

The rim seems to be good but the spokes are laced up in a way that they do not touch in the three cross pattern. Several spokes have come REALLY loose and I have to check them after every ride.

I believe they will warranty the axle but I really want my money back. It's been more of a hassle dealing with these issues.

broken axle
broken axle
May 8, 2017
11 months ago
Thousand Oaks, CA
Update positive
I bought this wheels recenctly for my scott hardtail carbon and the update has been positive. They roll very well, a lot of stability in all terrain. I recomended 100%
July 28, 2017
3 months ago
Puerto Rico
Great Rim
Rims are great looking and feel extremely durable and stiff. Comes with a bunch of decals which is great. Only reason for the 3 stars is that my front rim arrived untrue. Cost me 50 bucks to fix it and considering they are brand new it was kind of a pain.
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Added Jun 25, 2017
June 25, 2017
Ghost of Easton?
The good: welded rim joint, one length of spoke in all four positions, light-ish.
The indifferent: 30mm inner width, straight pull spokes.
The bad: two spokes on the rear pulled right out of the nipples within two miles on a trail I've done a thousand times without incident. Ended up replacing all the nipples with Wheelsmith brass. Seems OK now.
The preload on the rear hub bearings is adjustable but doesn't lock in position. It's like I had a flashback to some Easton Havocs with hubs from hell.
Can't complain too much, since they came on a Banshee Rune that was a screaming deal from Jenson. Didn't expect I9 for the price.
June 12, 2017
New Mexico
Enjoying this wheelset
Bought from store in California and buying in person was a pleasure. I enjoyed talking to the crew there at the warehouse.
August 25, 2016
Canon City, Colorado

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Any chance you guys can swap out the XD driver for a Shimano one?
ian m on May 22, 2017
Do these come with tubeless tape and valves, or would I have to purchase those separately?
ColinM on Aug 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: These are tubeless ready. Valves included!
Do you stock a Race Face freehub for shimano/sram 9/10 speed to suit these wheels (Race Face Turbine 30's)?
A shopper on May 23, 2017
I was trying to look up the Turbine wheel, the only result is the Turbine R. Is there something different about this wheel? It says the Turbine R can be a enduro wheel, that is what i am looking for. thanks
Scott M on Apr 27, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I think the only difference is the Turbine R wheel uses their Vault hub. I use these wheels on my 140mm all mountain bike riding NorCal trails. Nothing too hardcore but plenty of rocky rooty areas and the wheels have held up perfectly so far.
Can I swap out the XD driver to a shimano 10sp?
Ron on Jul 10, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Short answer is no
How many points of engagement does this rear hub have?
A shopper on Jun 24, 2017
BEST ANSWER: According to RF website is A 3 pawl design with 21 points of engagement.
Is there a conversion kit to make the front hub 20mm thru vs. 15mm?
b.digglesworth on Jun 23, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Nope. It just has the adapters for 9mm qr.
Is there a boost adapter for rear?
Chris on May 2, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Wheels cannot generally be adapted to Boost. There are some kits for certain different hub brands, but these are not convertible. You may want to consider the Aeffect-R wheels, which are for all intents and purposes the same wheels, but come in a Boost version.
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Shimano HG freehub body is included?
MoMoo on Apr 5, 2017
BEST ANSWER: You will receive the freehub listed in the SKU name, in this case the XD freehub wheels are only available at this moment.
Are these 27.5" or 29" wheels, the name says 27.5", however in the specs section, it says they are 29"?
Nick on Aug 8, 2016
BEST ANSWER: They are 27.5" wheels.
Race face turbine with sram GX eagle 12 speed . ok?
A shopper on Jul 11, 2017
Can you replace the rear hub to work with 10 speed before shipping?
shutts79 on Jul 5, 2017

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