HO, HO, HO!!!$399
I got myself a deal on some 26″ Stan’s Hugo fat bike rims and found some inexpensive fat bike hubs to build them up with. Since wheels are rotational weight going tubeless is a great way to save some weight on your fatty. These are built with DT Swiss butted spokes and come with tubeless tape installed. These are cartridge bearing hubs with a 3 pawl ratchet for the cassette. Hubs are for 6 bolt rotors. Front hubs are 15x150mm, rear hubs are 10 speed only and come in 170, 190mm QR and 12x197mm.
This might be my busiest time of year for wheelbuilds thanks to three bicycle categories.
First of all cyclocross season is full on right now. MORE COWBELL! I’ve got great 700c cross rims for $60 each. Lightweight disc rims, tubulars and Stan’s Iron Cross rims. The kids cross scene is a segment of this and I build lighter wheels than the stock ones for their little bikes too. Special kid pricing available on 24″ rims.
Cyclocross Rims $60 Each
Next, daylight saving time just happened and all of a sudden everyone is riding in the dark and wants a dynamo hub. Plug in your headlight to one of these wheels and free yourself from chargers, batteries and run time. Besides your light you can hook up a USB port and charge… well, just about anything.
Shutter Precision Dymano
If that’s not enough there’s always fat bike wheels. People love riding these things. Keyword tubeless. Also see above about lights. Yep, I build fat bike wheels with dynamo hubs too.
Stan’s Hugo Rims for $75 each.
Hugos are a 52mm wide tubeless rim. Going tubeless on your fat bike is a great weight to save rotational weight. I’ve got 26″ only. I can build these with a variety of hubs depending on your budget. Complete wheels come with tape and lifetime truing.
What better way to celebrate cyclocross season than with cross rim sale. It’s all about accelerating out of all those corners folks. So set yourself up for success with some new lightweight hoops to help get it done.
$60each While they last!
Stan’s Iron Cross-The first name in tubeless. Strong and fast!
Velocity Major Tom-Tubular profile to avoid pinch flats and burps. With or without a machined braketrack.
Velocity Blunt SL-A lightweight old school 29er race rim tubeless profile repurposed for use with disc brake cross wheels.
I can build any of these up for you with your choice of hubs. All three of these were regularly $80-90. Hubs are the big price variable. They go anywhere from $100-1000.
Fat bike hubs in stock. Aluminium shell and cassette body, cartridge bearing, 10 speed compatible.
Fronts 15x150mm. Rears 170 QR & 190mm with QR or 12mm. $95 pair
Velocity Blunt SL rims were designed as mountain bike race rims, years ago. The truth is, at 420g with a 25mm width they also make a great disc brake cross/gravel rim for today’s market. With the inner ramped profile, add tape and valves to use them tubeless. Unfortunately their production has been discontinued. Get em while they last. $65 each.
Blunt SL Profile
I keep 75-100 rims in stock to build wheels with. Lots of 700c road rims and tubeless 29er mtn rims cause they’re what sells, tubular rims for cross, some 650b’s, even 24″ rims for the kidos bike if you are looking for an easy way to shed some weight from their rig. I also have all the right length straight gauge/butted black or silver spokes to build them up with. It’s easy with a spoke cutter. If you need wheels there are the parts and knowledge here to get you rolling again.
This customer is going from rim to disc brake on his recumbent. 26″ disc brake rear wheels were easy for him to source. 16″ fronts, especially one with a Dynamo front not so much. Elephant Bikes took care of the welding on disc brake tabs part and I built the front wheels.
The Midnight Century is a Spokane, WA ride coming up the first weekend in August. Find the Cue sheet here. It’s a great ride to use a wheel built with a Dynamo hub. Dynamo hubs are great for producing power to run lights or anything with a USB plug. All that being said I’m offering 10% off Dynamo wheels for midnight century riders. It’s a dynamo deal.
I hand build wheels with both Shutter Precision and Schmidt Dynamo hubs.
Both come colors and all the different hub configurations (QR, fat bike, disc/rim brake…)
Stan’s latest, the Baron MK3 rims all built up and ready to go play! These were built with Boost spaced DT Swiss 350 hubs with an XD driver, and DT Swiss butted spokes. I did a work trade with the auto mechanic. The cost, a new clutch in my Vdub.