Nukeproof Horizon V2 Rear Wheel 102t
Nukeproof Horizon V2 Rear Wheel 102t
Nukeproof Horizon V2 Rear Wheel 102t

Nukeproof Horizon V2 Rear Wheel 102t

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Nukeproof Horizon V2 Rear Wheel 102t

This MTB rear wheel features a revised design, which gives you fast and smooth-rolling performance as you shred the trails. Coming equipped with Nukeproof's extensively trailed and tested alloy blend, its rim construction is specifically made to meet the demands of both enduro and DH riders. Producing a hardness similar to 7-series alloy but with the ductility and yield properties of a 6-series, this rear wheel gives you the best of both worlds in terms of strength, stiffness and weight.

Nukeproof has ensured this rear wheel's rim profile is the same as the front (sold separately), with the only difference being that the rear has a thicker sidewall for added strength on the trails. Another benefit is it comes equipped with J-bend spokes, which means that tensioning and spoke replacement is quick and easy.

Enduro ABEC 5 Bearings

After extensive testing with various brands of bearings, Nukeproof chose to use Enduro ABEC 5 bearings in this rear wheel. These bearings have the “LLU/LLB” seal type, which uses two lips that make light contact in a groove to create a labyrinth where the water or dirt has a more difficult time to penetrate. LLU seals are similar, only the contact pressure or interference fit is greater to seal better. Enduro bearings have 80% grease fill on both sides whereas most other bearings have 35% grease fill on one side. This delivers full coverage, so there are no dry areas as well as avoiding metal on metal contact or wear. This means that the axle feels tight out of the box and after a couple of rides it will become free.

Nukeproof Horizon V2 Hub

This MTB rear wheel features a revised Nukeproof Horizon V2 hub that now has 102 points of engagement and comes in a range of freehub options. Freehubs are also available separately and easily changeable if you choose upgrade your drivetrain in the future.

Nukeproof's 142mm hub can be converted to 135mm QR and the 148mm hub can be converted to 141mm using end caps. The hub has also been machined to remove excess material and make it as strong and light as possible. Nukeproof has fitted these hubs with our louder pawls & springs, this gives the wheel a nice buzz as you head down the trail. If you prefer the quiet life, you can get the quieter ones which are available separately.

What's Included?

Wheels come taped with tubeless valve installed so all you need to do is fit your tyre and add sealant. The tubeless valve supplied is the new Nukeproof Horizon valve which is compatible with Nukeproof ARD and other tyre inserts aswell as the cap having a core remover built in.

A full range of spares are available to service your hub in the future.

Spoke length’s on Nukeproof wheels are the same regardless of spacing, the length changes with wheel size:

Wheel Wheel Size Non Drive Side Spoke Length Driveside Spoke Length
Rear 27.5" 271 268
Rear 29" 289 286

Conversion kits and replacement end caps available separately.

Caps  Nukeproof Part Number        Replacement or Conversion
Rear 135mm QR   NUKHORV2R135CAPS  Convert Non Boost 142mm hub to QR
Rear 141mm  NUKHORV2R141BCAPS   Convert Boost 148mm hub to 141mm QR
Rear 142/148/157mm    NUKHORV2R148CAPS  Replacement caps for 142mm, 148mm and 157mm 
Rear 150mm     NUKHORV2R150CAPS  Replacement 150mm caps


  • Rim Material: Alloy Nukeproof Blend
  • Use: MTB, All Mountain, Enduro and DH
  • Spacing Options: 142x12mm; 148x12mm and 150/157x12mm
  • Conversion Options: 142x12mm can be converted to 135mm QR, 148x12mm can be converted to 141mm Boost with end caps (sold separately)
  • Freehub Options: Shimano HG, Shimano Microspline and SRAM XD
  • Rear Hub Engagement: 102 points of engagement (every 3.52°)
  • Wheel Size: 27.5" or 29" options
  • Inner Rim Width: 30mm
  • Outer Rim Width: 35mm
  • Rim Height: 21.6mm
  • Tubeless Ready: Yes, pre-taped and valve supplied
  • Spoke Count: 32
  • Spoke Type: J-Bend
  • Disc Mount: 6-Bolt
  • Lacing Pattern: 3x
  • Build: Hand built
  • Single or Pair: Single
  • Weight: 27.5” 148x12mm: 1093g; 27.5” 150x12mm: 1116g


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A product that just works and does so for a reasonable price may not be the most attention-grabbing strap line, but that's exactly what the Horizon V2 offers. Sure, they aren't particularly light or flashy, but after six months of wet-weather use they haven't put a foot wrong, so for the money I feel confident enough to recommend them. - Seb Stott