Race Face Introduces J-Bend Vault Hub and Carbon Arc Rims


The Race Face Turbine R and Next R wheels have been a favorite of ours since their release. How can you beat a durable, all black, straight pull hub with high engagement? The only downfall was that the wheels the Vault hubs were equipped with were not offered as a standalone option. Meaning, if you like the hub and wanted to run an ENVE carbon rim then you would have to buy an entire wheel and swap rims. Let's be honest, you aren't going to take that much time, effort, and money to do that just for a hub.

Race Face ARC31 and Vault hub
As we know, custom wheels are becoming more and more popular. Because of this, Race Face decided to follow this trend and are now offering a j-bend version of their Vault Hub. Allowing you to create a wheel with just about any spoke, nipple, and rim combination you might want on your bike. Keeping it simple and effective with the same key features as their straight pull Vault hubs on Turbine R and Next R, the Vault J-Bend hub brings three degree engagement for quick action from pedal to hub. The stiffer flanges are designed to better transfer power and create a stiff and reliable wheel. Larger bearings were introduced with improved labyrinth seals for increased durability and tool-free end-caps and cassette bodies to allow for easy hub configuration changes.

Pre-Built Vault J-Bend Hub Configurations:

  • 412J Vault 15x100 32H BLK
  • 414J Vault 15x110 BOOST 32H BLK
  • 414J Vault 15x110 BOOST 28H BLK
  • 421J Vault 12x142 32H SHI BLK
  • 421J Vault 12x142 32H XD BLK
  • 424J Vault 12x148 BOOST 32H SHI BLK
  • 424J Vault 12x148 BOOST 32H XD BLK
  • 424J Vault 12x148 BOOST 28H SHI BLK
  • 424J Vault 12x148 BOOST 28H XD BLK
  • 422J Vault 12x150/157 32H SHI BLK
  • 422J Vault 12x150/157 32H XD BLK

Vault Front Hub
Front Hub Sizing:

  • 9x100 QR
  • 15x100
  • 15x110
  • 20x110
  • 15x100 Torque cap
  • 15x110 Boost Torque cap
  • 20x110 Boost

Vault Rear Hub

Rear Hub Sizing:
  • 12x142
  • 12x148
  • 12x150/157
  • 12x150/157
  • 10x135 QR
  • 12x135
  • Vault Front Hub: $174.99 USD MSRP
  • Vault Rear Hub: $324.99 USD MSRP
  • Vault Front Hub: 177g
  • Vault Rear Hub: 305g (in lightest configuration)

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ARC Carbon Rims

Stiffer, stronger, and ready to party, ARC 31 Carbon Rims take notes from The Next R carbon wheelset; built to handle the most challenging days on the trail. With one of the lightest enduro rims on the market, you can tackle the climbs with speed while you hit the descents with confidence. The ARC 31 rims have been redesigned to take full advantage of the benefits carbon fiber has to offer. The ARC 31 features a 31mm internal width for modern tire widths with lower pressures and is available in 28 and 32 spoke holes with incredible stiffness all wrapped up in a mere 445g (27.5). Lace these rims to your favorite hub and you’ve got a world class wheelset ready for action.

Race Face ARC31 Carbon Rim


  • Color: BLACK
  • Available Options: 27.5", 29"
  • Weight: 445g 27.5", 495g 29"
  • Internal Width: 31mm
  • External Width: 37mm
  • Spokes: 32, 28

Vault Hubset


January 29, 2018

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