Author Archives: Matty

Spokane Bike Swap

Tomorrow I’ll be at the Spokane Bike Swap. I’ll have some special prices on rims and hubs for the swap. Order some new wheels or come by to get some great prices on parts.

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Booooost Spacing Explained

I’ve recently had some boost spacing questions so I thought I’d comment here on it. These are DT Swiss 350 12mm hubs in 135mm/142mm and 148mm(Boost). Notice the disc rotor is in the same place (.3mm) but the right side … Continue reading

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Lightweight Road Rims

Lighter wheels are faster. Shedding weight at the rim is really what matters though. Stan’s Alpha 340 road rims do a great job of this at <400g. Run them with tubeless road tires and you’ll feel the full effect. There … Continue reading

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Top Notch Touring Wheelset

Stunning! Hand built Velocity Blunt SS rims with Son dynamo front hub and a White Ind XMR rear hub. Built with DT Swiss spokes and brass nipples.

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Discounted 700c Disc Rims

Velocity Blunt SL rims were designed as mountain bike race rims, years ago. The truth is, at 430g with a 25mm width they also make a great disc brake cross/gravel rim for today’s market. With the inner ramped profile, add … Continue reading

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Price Matching

I match internet prices on all rims and hubs, from legitimate online bike shops. As a service to parts buying customers I provide free truing and spoke replacement on all wheels I build. Cash paying customers also get free rim … Continue reading

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Phat Bike Wheels Built Here

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Bicycle Touring Wheels

There’s going to be some touring in this customer’s future. DT Swiss TK 540 rims and spokes with a Shutter P front and Shim XT rear.

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Carbon Rims

Why yes, I do build wheels with carbon rims. There are two kinds of carbon rims out there. The high zoot type which are ~$800/rim or the open mold type for ~$300/rim. Carbon molds are super expensive so a company … Continue reading

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Fulcrum Wheel Repair

The rim bed in the Campy Fulcrum 2-Way Fit rim is sealed. The design is great for tubeless users but adds an extra challenge for the wheel builder. Here I’m swapping out a damaged rim for a new one. A … Continue reading

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