Big Fella Deluxe Disc | Strong wheels for big riders

In Stock ready to ride – If you are 100kg+ or are looking for the strongest road disc wheels around then you have found them. So if you break spokes or are concerned that factory wheels are not up to the job then we have a pair of wheels built to withstand the heavier rider or fully loaded tourer. Using Hope’s Bombproof RS4 hub, DT Swiss RR521 20mm internal width 32mm deep tubeless ready rim and Sapim Black Race spokes and brass silver plated nipples for a strong yet comfortable good looking wheelset. <strong>Note: please specify QR or Thru Axle on ordering. (New Pics to come soon)


If you are 100kg+ or are looking to load your bike up for touring and fear that your factory wheels are not up to the job. You’re going to need the strongest road disc wheels around. Our Big Fella Deluxe Disc wheelset is for you.

This is the Deluxe version of our popular Big Fella Disc wheelset hand built by Strada with the renowned Hope RS4 hubs. Hand built in our workshop in West Sussex, it’s designed with the heavier rider and touring rider in mind. We use a high quality rim and hub combination. These are laced for maximum strength using a 32 hole 3 cross for both the front and rear. For a very strong wheelset the Big Fella Deluxe Disc doesn’t break the scales either, weighing a respectable 1985 grams for the pair. Rim tape is fitted as standard and also comes with our true for life warranty.

The Big Fella Deluxe Disc Rim & Hub Spec

For 2021 we have updated the rim to the wider 20mm internal version (DT Swiss RR521) model. The new rim is now optimised for 28mm tyres but can also support tyres from 25mm up to 40mm. This tubeless ready rim is 32mm in depth and has an internal width of 20mm. The rim is laced with Sapim Black Bladed Race spokes with brass silver-plated nipples for a strong yet comfortable good-looking wheelset.

  • A high quality, robust semi-aero road rim with a 20 mm internal width / 24 mm outer ideal for modern road tyres.
  • 32 mm deep section boosts aero performance and enhances mud shedding for cyclocross use.
  • Strength Boost Welding Technology creates a perfectly welded join for a durable, reliable rim.
  • Machined sidewalls for powerful braking on a consistent sidewall surface.
  • PHR washers assist the ABS nipples to naturally align perfectly with your chosen spokes, increasing stiffness and durability with no weight penalty over traditional eyeleted rims.
  • Unique process for the black coating produces a tough and durable finish.
  • Outer width: 24 mm, Inner Width: 20 mm, Height: 32 mm
  • Tubeless Compatible: This wheel set is fitted with Tubeless rim tape. However, it is also compatible with standard tyres and tubes. We recommended an inner tube valve length of 50 – 60mm

The Hub Spec

We use the trusted DT Swiss 350 premium hubs, fitted with their legendary Ratchet system. This offers both great performance and low maintenance, as these press fit bearings and are easy to service. In addition, these hubs can be tailored to your requirements with 8-9-10-11 speed Shimano / Campagnolo or Sram 12 speed freehubs being available. Please see our drop down menu

The DT Swiss 350 road hub is perfect for the rider looking for a high performance hub at a competitive price point. The DT Swiss 350 line offers the same manufacturing quality and design features found in its higher end counterpart, the DT Swiss 240s. However, the main difference between the two hub lines stems from the fact that unlike the 350, the 240 hub has been machine optimised for weight savings.

DT Swiss hubs have earned their legendary reputation for quality and performance. The 350 has multiple features that make it a winner:

The Ratchet System®:This driver mechanism is extremely durable, reliable and thanks to its simple press fit assembly, can be serviced without special tools in minutes. This press fit assembly, also allows all hubs to work in almost any currently existing axle configuration. Therefore, making them compatible with almost every bike. The contact free seals and high precision build guarantee a smooth bearings. Ensuring that all of the rider’s energy is transformed into forward momentum. These key features and the super lightweight design of all the hub parts, highlights the racing legacy of this classic hub.


Two high precision star ratchets ensure quick and safe engagements and are ultra reliable. The press fit assembly allows for quick and easy servicing.


On all DT Swiss Ratchet System® hubs the rotor body is exchangeable without tools.

Spokes + nipples

For the Big Fella Deluxe Disc build, we use Sapim black bladed race spokes for strength and lightness. To eliminate the spoke nipple from losing tension under high loads, we use a silver and brass plated spoke nipple with a plastic insert.

Note: Also, for 2021 we have added more freehub body options & Axle types to cover all group sets. Please select freehub body type/axles in the drop-down menu.

Due to the DT 350 Hub not being available in correct configuration. We are now using the Hope’s bombproof RS 4 Hub


This wheel set is Tubeless compatible. However, it’s also compatible with standard Tyres and Tubes (for this set up we recommended a valve length 50-60mm). Our Tubeless Valves and Sealant kit options are available to purchase in the drop-down menu.

(Please Note: Tubeless compatible rim tape is fitted as standard)

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