Seek 27.5" Transcend 33i - Wheelset
Seek 27.5" Transcend 33i - Wheelset
Seek 27.5" Transcend 33i - Wheelset

Seek 27.5" Transcend 33i - Wheelset

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Total:
$1,199.99


We built the Transcend series of rims to hold up to the rigors of enduro and downhill racing. Going fast on bikes is our passion, and we believe that everything has to come together in just the right way to make that happen...  

A bike that is tailored to it's rider can unlock so much potential, and a well built wheel is the cornerstone of a fast bicycle.  Read on to see 
why we built the Transcend series, and what it can do for you. 

Includes -

  • Wheelset built to your specifications
  • 2 year transferable warranty
  • Tubeless ready, tape and valve installed
  • Spare valve cores (2)
  • Valve core removal tool
  • Sealant (2 x 2 ounce bottles)
  • Replacement rack strap decal

Your wheelset will come ready to install!  

Transcend was our first project when we started Seek in 2016.  Our goal was to create a strong and light rim, that you didn't have to think about while riding. Transcend needed to be strong, serviceable, and able to hold a bead as if the tire were screwed in place, it needed to be trueable without removing the tire and tubeless tape, additionally we wanted to make sure riders could actually get the tire off the rim in the event of a flat (our deep center channel helps with that).

Transcend comes in two different widths, 29mm and 33mm (internal measurement).  We find that this is the best width for aggressive mountain biking, we are able to:

  • Make use of full tire volume, preserving shape and riding characteristics intended by the manufacturer.
  • Build a strong, light rim that gives the rider confidence on the trail.
  • Protect the rim from the ground...  A rim doesn't provide any traction, also a rim that is too wide has a higher chance of impact and failure.  And nobody wants that.

Transcend wheels come in 27.5" and 29" options, with axle/brake/freehub combinations that will fit any bike on the market.  We also give you the option to purchase the Transcend in 28h or 32h...  Which is best for you?

  • 28 hole - strong enough for most every rider, it will also save you 40g per wheelset!
  • 32 hole - many riders love to stick with the 32 spoke standard, the weight penalty is minimal and it offers great durability advantages.  More spokes to hold tension and keep the wheel strong.  

The Transcend is our answer to many problems we see with current wheel market, we hope it is the answer to your problems as well!


Transcend rims are built with the highest quality materials, to the highest standards. 

Featuring -

  • Hookless beads
  • 3.5mm rim lip thickness for impact resistance
  • Deep center channel for easy tire mounting and removal
  • Deep bead seat, drastically reducing and virtually eliminating tire burping
  • External nipples for easy truing
  • A strong, gloss finish.  Easy to clean, holds up to wear better than matte.
  • 2 year, transferrable warranty

All of these features were on our list of demands when Seek was first conceptualized, these were problems we saw with other rims we had used, so they were our first problems to address.

Hookless beads - This is an industry standard among higher end carbon wheels, it allows use to provide a stronger sidewall, it also improves the shape of the tire.  

3.5mm Rim Lip - Strong, but not overkill.  3mm provides good impact resistance, without being so wide that it attracts more impacts.

Deep Center Channel/Bead Seat - Ever had a hard time installing a tire on your rim?  Yeah, us too...  It's super frustrating, that was one of our first concerns when developing the Transcend series, and we think we nailed it!  The deep center channel lets you easily install and remove the tire, both in the shop and on the trail...  Additionally, our bead seat is deep enough to really lock your tire in place, so you don't burp it when shredding those corners.

Finish - We played with matte, satin, and glossy finishes.  We settled a little more on the satin/gloss side of things.  It is easier to clean, and in our experience it holds up longer as well!

Warranty - 2 years!  Transferrable!  Yes!  A high end wheelset is a huge investment, we see many of our competitors wheels go for 1/3 of their retail price after just one season.  This is our attempt to solve that problem, if you sell your bike, or sell your wheels we will stand behind our product and honor the warranty for the second owner!  Just pass along your receipt and make sure they register the wheels.

Transcend 33i - 27.5" Trascend 33i - 29"
ERD 537mm 574mm
Weight 443g 473g
Internal/External Width 33/40mm 33/40mm
Min Tire Width 2.5" 2.5"
Max Pressure 45 psi 45 psi
BSD 574mm 622mm
Max Spoke Tension 130kgf 130kgf

 

Weights (average - including tape and valves)

Hubset Transcend 33i 27.5" Transcend 33i - 29"
DT Swiss 240s 1573g 1633g
DT Swiss 350 1711g 1771g
Onyx  1876g 1936g
Industry Nine Torch 1650g 1710g
 Hope Pro 4 1717g 1777g

We choose the best products to complete our wheels.  We have over 20 years in this industry, and have seen what works, and what doesn't.  We want out wheels to last, so choosing the proper supporting components is a must!

 HUB DETAILS
DT Swiss 240s Extremely light, strong, durable, and serviceable.  DT Swiss hubs will offer the most easily serviceable product, with shops all around the world having replacement parts.
DT Swiss 350 These hubs are nearly as light as the 240s series, and just as easy to service.  Made in a different factory, keeping the cost quite a bit lower.
Industry Nine  Light, strong, beautiful, and made in the USA.  These hubs have excellent engagement, many colors options, and are highly durable.  They offer a distinct sound and a fantastic ride!
Onyx The newest player in this field, but easily the most intriguing.  Silent, instant engagement, these hubs are built in the USA with ceramic bearings and super unique Sprag Clutch.  Heavier, but extremely reliable and well built, also a ton of color options!
Hope UK built, super high quality, an amazing price and excellent serviceability.  Hope hubs have been a standard for us in our wheel building adventures over the last 10 years.  A strong, light, and economical option, available in several colors.
SPOKES DETAILS
DT Swiss Competition Race This is our standard spoke on all Transcend wheels, and the Summit 26i.  Light enough to keep our wheelsets competitive in weight, strong enough for aggressive and heavy riders.  We run it, every day.
DT Swiss Revolution Light and strong, but not the right spoke for our most aggressive riders. This is our standard offering on the Summit GRX wheels, and an option on the Summit 26i, and Transcend series.
DT Swiss Competition STRONG!  These spokes are awesome, they will hold up for a long time
NIPPLES DETAILS
DT Swiss Pro Lock  We use only DT Swiss Pro Lock Hex Head nipples.  Currently we find these to hold tension better than any other, additionally the Hex Head offers plenty of material for a high tension wheel 

TWO YEARS - FULLY TRANSFERABLE WARRANTY // We work hard on our wheelsets, and you work hard for your money.  One of the biggest problems we have seen with high end wheels is that they become virtually worthless after the first owner.  We stand by our product, and we are happy to honor the warranty for the second owner (there is a small fee, but worth it)!  Simply pass along your receipt, have the new owner register the wheelset in our "Transfer Warranty" section and we will handle the rest.

This warranty covers our rims against defects in manufacturing as well as materials.  This warranty does not cover abuse, neglect, or normal wear and tear.  Products must be used in compliance with the specifications listed under each specific product and also in the "TECH" section of this website.  Including but not limited to - min/max tire size, min/max air pressure, proper spoke nipple, proper spoke, build procedures (if not assembed by Seek MTB).  

When submitting a warranty please provide detailed photos of defect, photo of serial number, and copy of receipt.  We will try to provide a warranty decision without physically seeing the product, but there may be times that we need to bring the wheel in for inspection.  Shipping to Seek MTB will be the responsibility of the buy, but return shipping will be on us.

ROCK STRIKES //  Seek MTB will cover rock strikes at our discretion after thorough inspection of the damaged product.  Each rim does have a specified minimum tire size, as well as minimum (and maximum) air pressure, please follow these instructions and chances of failure from an impact are drastically minimized.  Wheel build labor and shipping is the responsibility of the rider.

CRASH REPLACEMENT //  Accidents happen, people crash, cars crash into carports and bike parts break.  While we can't cover the entire cost of an accident, our goal is to keep your bike going.  In the event of a JRA we offer a 35% discount on a replacement rim.  Additionally, we will cover the cost and burden of the new wheel build.  Simply contact us with the issue, we will setup an RMA and wait for your wheel to arrive.  When it gets here, we will get to work on your new rim install.  


We try to stock all rim options at all times, but demand does outweigh supply from time to time.  Our stock is on a constant 3 week rotation, so we are never out for long.  We will notify you of any possible delay at the time we setup your RMA.

 

RETURNS //  Happiness is important.  If there is any problem with your wheelset when it arrives, we will take care of you.  We appreciate the opportunity to solve any issues you may have before providing a return/refund.  In the event that you just don't want your wheels, we do offer refunds.  

However:
 - There is a 5% restocking fee for all returned items
 - We will not take back product that has been installed
 - Shipping for returns is on you
 - If something is wrong with the order or we messed up, there will be no restocking fee and no shipping charge
 
- All returns/exchanges MUST BE requested within 20 days.  No exceptions.

 

Have an issue?  Submit a warranty claim here. 

 

PURPOSE


We built the Transcend series of rims to hold up to the rigors of enduro and downhill racing. Going fast on bikes is our passion, and we believe that everything has to come together in just the right way to make that happen...  

A bike that is tailored to it's rider can unlock so much potential, and a well built wheel is the cornerstone of a fast bicycle.  Read on to see 
why we built the Transcend series, and what it can do for you. 

Includes -

  • Wheelset built to your specifications
  • 2 year transferable warranty
  • Tubeless ready, tape and valve installed
  • Spare valve cores (2)
  • Valve core removal tool
  • Sealant (2 x 2 ounce bottles)
  • Replacement rack strap decal

Your wheelset will come ready to install!  

Transcend was our first project when we started Seek in 2016.  Our goal was to create a strong and light rim, that you didn't have to think about while riding. Transcend needed to be strong, serviceable, and able to hold a bead as if the tire were screwed in place, it needed to be trueable without removing the tire and tubeless tape, additionally we wanted to make sure riders could actually get the tire off the rim in the event of a flat (our deep center channel helps with that).

Transcend comes in two different widths, 29mm and 33mm (internal measurement).  We find that this is the best width for aggressive mountain biking, we are able to:

  • Make use of full tire volume, preserving shape and riding characteristics intended by the manufacturer.
  • Build a strong, light rim that gives the rider confidence on the trail.
  • Protect the rim from the ground...  A rim doesn't provide any traction, also a rim that is too wide has a higher chance of impact and failure.  And nobody wants that.

Transcend wheels come in 27.5" and 29" options, with axle/brake/freehub combinations that will fit any bike on the market.  We also give you the option to purchase the Transcend in 28h or 32h...  Which is best for you?

  • 28 hole - strong enough for most every rider, it will also save you 40g per wheelset!
  • 32 hole - many riders love to stick with the 32 spoke standard, the weight penalty is minimal and it offers great durability advantages.  More spokes to hold tension and keep the wheel strong.  

The Transcend is our answer to many problems we see with current wheel market, we hope it is the answer to your problems as well!



FEATURES

Transcend rims are built with the highest quality materials, to the highest standards. 

Featuring -

  • Hookless beads
  • 3.5mm rim lip thickness for impact resistance
  • Deep center channel for easy tire mounting and removal
  • Deep bead seat, drastically reducing and virtually eliminating tire burping
  • External nipples for easy truing
  • A strong, gloss finish.  Easy to clean, holds up to wear better than matte.
  • 2 year, transferrable warranty

All of these features were on our list of demands when Seek was first conceptualized, these were problems we saw with other rims we had used, so they were our first problems to address.

Hookless beads - This is an industry standard among higher end carbon wheels, it allows use to provide a stronger sidewall, it also improves the shape of the tire.  

3.5mm Rim Lip - Strong, but not overkill.  3mm provides good impact resistance, without being so wide that it attracts more impacts.

Deep Center Channel/Bead Seat - Ever had a hard time installing a tire on your rim?  Yeah, us too...  It's super frustrating, that was one of our first concerns when developing the Transcend series, and we think we nailed it!  The deep center channel lets you easily install and remove the tire, both in the shop and on the trail...  Additionally, our bead seat is deep enough to really lock your tire in place, so you don't burp it when shredding those corners.

Finish - We played with matte, satin, and glossy finishes.  We settled a little more on the satin/gloss side of things.  It is easier to clean, and in our experience it holds up longer as well!

Warranty - 2 years!  Transferrable!  Yes!  A high end wheelset is a huge investment, we see many of our competitors wheels go for 1/3 of their retail price after just one season.  This is our attempt to solve that problem, if you sell your bike, or sell your wheels we will stand behind our product and honor the warranty for the second owner!  Just pass along your receipt and make sure they register the wheels.


SPECS

Transcend 33i - 27.5" Trascend 33i - 29"
ERD 537mm 574mm
Weight 443g 473g
Internal/External Width 33/40mm 33/40mm
Min Tire Width 2.5" 2.5"
Max Pressure 45 psi 45 psi
BSD 574mm 622mm
Max Spoke Tension 130kgf 130kgf

 

Weights (average - including tape and valves)

Hubset Transcend 33i 27.5" Transcend 33i - 29"
DT Swiss 240s 1573g 1633g
DT Swiss 350 1711g 1771g
Onyx  1876g 1936g
Industry Nine Torch 1650g 1710g
 Hope Pro 4 1717g 1777g


OPTIONS

We choose the best products to complete our wheels.  We have over 20 years in this industry, and have seen what works, and what doesn't.  We want out wheels to last, so choosing the proper supporting components is a must!

 HUB DETAILS
DT Swiss 240s Extremely light, strong, durable, and serviceable.  DT Swiss hubs will offer the most easily serviceable product, with shops all around the world having replacement parts.
DT Swiss 350 These hubs are nearly as light as the 240s series, and just as easy to service.  Made in a different factory, keeping the cost quite a bit lower.
Industry Nine  Light, strong, beautiful, and made in the USA.  These hubs have excellent engagement, many colors options, and are highly durable.  They offer a distinct sound and a fantastic ride!
Onyx The newest player in this field, but easily the most intriguing.  Silent, instant engagement, these hubs are built in the USA with ceramic bearings and super unique Sprag Clutch.  Heavier, but extremely reliable and well built, also a ton of color options!
Hope UK built, super high quality, an amazing price and excellent serviceability.  Hope hubs have been a standard for us in our wheel building adventures over the last 10 years.  A strong, light, and economical option, available in several colors.
SPOKES DETAILS
DT Swiss Competition Race This is our standard spoke on all Transcend wheels, and the Summit 26i.  Light enough to keep our wheelsets competitive in weight, strong enough for aggressive and heavy riders.  We run it, every day.
DT Swiss Revolution Light and strong, but not the right spoke for our most aggressive riders. This is our standard offering on the Summit GRX wheels, and an option on the Summit 26i, and Transcend series.
DT Swiss Competition STRONG!  These spokes are awesome, they will hold up for a long time
NIPPLES DETAILS
DT Swiss Pro Lock  We use only DT Swiss Pro Lock Hex Head nipples.  Currently we find these to hold tension better than any other, additionally the Hex Head offers plenty of material for a high tension wheel 

 
WARRANTY

TWO YEARS - FULLY TRANSFERABLE WARRANTY // We work hard on our wheelsets, and you work hard for your money.  One of the biggest problems we have seen with high end wheels is that they become virtually worthless after the first owner.  We stand by our product, and we are happy to honor the warranty for the second owner (there is a small fee, but worth it)!  Simply pass along your receipt, have the new owner register the wheelset in our "Transfer Warranty" section and we will handle the rest.

This warranty covers our rims against defects in manufacturing as well as materials.  This warranty does not cover abuse, neglect, or normal wear and tear.  Products must be used in compliance with the specifications listed under each specific product and also in the "TECH" section of this website.  Including but not limited to - min/max tire size, min/max air pressure, proper spoke nipple, proper spoke, build procedures (if not assembed by Seek MTB).  

When submitting a warranty please provide detailed photos of defect, photo of serial number, and copy of receipt.  We will try to provide a warranty decision without physically seeing the product, but there may be times that we need to bring the wheel in for inspection.  Shipping to Seek MTB will be the responsibility of the buy, but return shipping will be on us.

ROCK STRIKES //  Seek MTB will cover rock strikes at our discretion after thorough inspection of the damaged product.  Each rim does have a specified minimum tire size, as well as minimum (and maximum) air pressure, please follow these instructions and chances of failure from an impact are drastically minimized.  Wheel build labor and shipping is the responsibility of the rider.

CRASH REPLACEMENT //  Accidents happen, people crash, cars crash into carports and bike parts break.  While we can't cover the entire cost of an accident, our goal is to keep your bike going.  In the event of a JRA we offer a 35% discount on a replacement rim.  Additionally, we will cover the cost and burden of the new wheel build.  Simply contact us with the issue, we will setup an RMA and wait for your wheel to arrive.  When it gets here, we will get to work on your new rim install.  


We try to stock all rim options at all times, but demand does outweigh supply from time to time.  Our stock is on a constant 3 week rotation, so we are never out for long.  We will notify you of any possible delay at the time we setup your RMA.

 

RETURNS //  Happiness is important.  If there is any problem with your wheelset when it arrives, we will take care of you.  We appreciate the opportunity to solve any issues you may have before providing a return/refund.  In the event that you just don't want your wheels, we do offer refunds.  

However:
 - There is a 5% restocking fee for all returned items
 - We will not take back product that has been installed
 - Shipping for returns is on you
 - If something is wrong with the order or we messed up, there will be no restocking fee and no shipping charge
 
- All returns/exchanges MUST BE requested within 20 days.  No exceptions.

 

Have an issue?  Submit a warranty claim here. 

 

No wasted time.

Our wheelsets are designed to solve problems with current offerings from other manufacturers.  We sought to address consistency, on and off trail serviceability, and value longevity.

2 Year Transferable Warranty

We are proud to offer the remaining warranty to the second owner of your wheelset.  We want to help protect you investment, and aren't afraid to stand behind our products.