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I’ve been building disc brake wheels for road/cross/gravel bikes since 2007. Lighter rims, not lighter wheels, are faster. Cost depends on the hubs but starts at ~$400. Velocity Blunt SL rims (430g), White Ind CLD hubs, DT Swiss butted spokes … Continue reading
DT Swiss Revolution spokes are aggressively butted, saving about ~80g in a 56 spoke wheelset. They aren’t for everyone, but if you’re a lightweight looking to save g’s in rotational weight, we can talk.
By taking down the back side of the cassette body to make enough room for the extra gear. Don’t try this at home but if you do, wear safety glasses.
I use a variety of adapters to build wheels with thru axle, thru bolt and lefty hubs. Which one will I use to build your next wheelset?
Velocity hubs turn silky smooth on cartridge bearings, and cassettes are driven by a dependable 3 pawl ratchet. Road, mountain, track, and tandem hubs available. Contact me to get rolling on a pair of hand built wheels with these great … Continue reading
Yes, I do build with carbon rims. Here‘s a link to a rim manufacturer I’ve used. I’m not stocking their rims but you can order direct from them. Just have them shipped to me to build your new wheels.
No Tubes Hugos now hand built here with your favorite hubs!
Don’t mix your tubed & tubeless setups. Here is a profile example of the same Hutchinson Toro tubeless and tubed. Road/cross tubeless has a different bead from mountain tubeless. Yes, it’s more than just tape and sealant. Road/cross tubeless … Continue reading
FYI: Velocity A23 tubeless rims don’t agree with all rim strips. The already wide rim’s inside profile is ramped for tubeless inflation, making it even farther from edge to edge. Even adhesive rim tape wants to wander around exposing the … Continue reading
Enjoy the ride of a cyclocross-specific tubular rim. Wider profile, bigger gluing surface, and seam relief channel for reliable gluing.