Sonder Nova 650bs are our durable disc brake wheelset built for gravel and road adventures. Wide-tyred, tough, and versatile. Plain-gauge spokes mean that the Novas will stay strong when you load your bike up with luggage. Sealed bearings make them easy to look after. And a steel free-hub body with 12mm thru-axels will take years of abuse.
We’ve used a 6-pawl freehub for instant acceleration and maximum pedalling efficiency. This gives 120 points of contact - just 3° of rotation between each click. With faster engagement, the wheels respond the minute you put the hammer down and save wasted watts.
23mm wide the Alpha 650b wheels are optimised up to 47mm road or 2.2" MTB tyres. By using wider tubeless tyres you’ll be able to run lower pressures, giving you even better traction, improved comfort and reduced risk of pinched punctures. While they’re light, they stay super-strong because of a shorter spoke triangle.
60-Day Wheel Ride Guarantee - love them or we'll give you your money back
If you don’t bond with your wheels, you can send them back for a no-quibble refund within 60 days. We’ll even cover the cost of returns postage for UK orders.
Made in Britain
We lace, build and finish all our wheels in our Nottingham factory, with each one getting a full quality control inspection. We’ve brought the build process in house from overseas to enable us to produce something truly special. We can over see the whole construction of our wheels and keep quality consistent, production efficient and reduce the impact on the planet by not shipping boxes of wheels around the world.
Nova Rim: Internal width 23mm. Takes 650Bx47mm road plus up to 27.5x2.2” MTB tyres
Nova hub: 12mm thru-axle
Sealed cartridge bearings
Steel free-hub body for durability
Spokes: Stainless steel plain-gauge
Front: 1060g Rear: 1240g
Origin: Made in UK